guest blog #17 – Carolyn O’Connor – @clyn40

Thank you to @MartynReah for including me on his #CaringisSharing blog post

20 years a teacher

How Twitter helps me

I joined Twitter to try to make contact with other teachers from different teaching areas both in this country and others. Originally I wanted to try to keep up with the latest educational news and find resources and ideas to take back into the classroom. What I didn’t anticipate was just how supportive it could be and that I would meet so many great teachers. Some I have actually met in person. This has been through attending #NorthernRocks in June, #UKFECHAT teachmeet, also in June and two informal beer/teachmeets in Leeds (some of you might know this as #Starkeyfest).

One of the things I have found useful on Twitter is taking part in weekly discussion forums. The one I am most active in is #UKFECHAT. What these forums give is an opportunity to discuss issues in education and more importantly get advice and support from others teachers in similar teaching…

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