Scott Rocco is co-moderator of what is fast becoming one of my favorite chats (even despite the fact that it is at the bitter early morning hour of 7:30AM Saturday… though does repeat on West Coast time at 7:30 PST. So, technically there are no excuses for an East Coaster like me).
What I find so appealing about #satchat is not just that it is a group of [mostly] educational administrators using their weekend morning hours to talk more education, but that it has become a place for extremely positive and uplifting problem solving. This past Saturday, for example the topic was:
— Scott Rocco (@ScottRRocco) October 6, 2012
A morning spent considering ways of recognizing teachers and students? Lead by administrators? It’s better than coffee… a point I think I make every #satchat I am able to join. It truly is a jolt of energy at the end of the week, just read the #satchat archives for examples. (If you are new to Twitter Chats my how-to tips are here.)
Scott also has a very active blog “Evolving Educators” in which he shares his efforts to support the learning of his staff, peers, as well as his personal ever-evolving instructional practices. I find his blog just as positive and supportive as the chat he co-leads, woven with a belief in every child and every adult.
- This post on his district’s efforts to embrace tools for being more connected (including tools I only just learned of through this post.)
- This one, his advice to other ed leaders: don’t forget what it was like to be in the classroom.
- Or this, that as I think of all the districts taking on technology initiative feels like perfect timing for thoughtful values to keep in mind.