If you are looking for some daily inspiration and are an early riser, you need to check out the Twitter chat #BFC530. (5:30am EDT)
This 15 minute chat is just the dose of daily inspiration I need to start my day. The topic is different every day and in just a short amount of time, I make connections and gain insights from others around the country and around the world. I learn something every day!
Today's topic was about the reading and writing connection. I was able to call on my classroom experience and my knowledge base from working with my local Writing Project to put together about 12 tweets in the 15 minutes. I made two book recommendations, wrote about mentor texts and connecting the read aloud to writing. I learned more about RAFTS in the content areas and writing data.
Participating in this chat is early, it's actually 4:30am for me here in the CST, but it is worth it. It may be a tiny 'slice' of my day, but it carries me through. It is 15 minutes of professional development every day.