Apparently I get to name five people who regular inspire, challenge and make me think. These are people who I am lucky enough to have met through Twitter but more importantly have also met and in most cases worked with in some form or other on projects. I have been nominated twice – Emma Kell (@thosethatcan) and David Rogers (@davidErogers).
I have left the rules passed onto me by Emma Kell at the base – if I break rules so be it…
In no particular order…
1) one of the topics I have earnt a reputation for on Twitter is my honesty about my own Mental Health and the support from a fab group that includes the #BDAmigos. they led to me working with Iesha Small (@ieshasmall and @mindshackles). Iesha has been into my home, spoken to me with my wife Anne and shared my tribulations – she is one of many fab friends I have made due to my pronouncements and openness and I value her support very highly.
2) I work in the London borough of Havering and through work with cross curricular ICT I have met and made strong links with @haveringict and in particular @penny_patterson. There are more I could mention – gosh 5 is hard work.
3) My Teachmeet taxi chauffeur, mate, ed idea inspirer has to be Martin Burrett (@ICTmagic). We met at TMEssex in Feb. 2012 and have shared organisation responsibilities for Teachmeets, spoken alongside, nudged the other for ideas – a great go to guy.
4) Another cheat, I am known to some as one of the Two Andys where I am one, but in fact there are two that share the title: Andy Day (@Andyphilipday) fellow geographer, solo taxonomist and great pal to chat things through. Andy Lewis (@iTeachRE) better known as a talking donkey when I first met him.
5) Geographers …. As David Rogers said there are so many, two that stand out from the Medway GeoCollective Camp are John Sayers (@JOHNSAYERS) and Dan Raven-Ellison (@DanRavenEllison). Both epitomise my type of geography – fun, active, quirky but with great learning throughout as a constant thread.
So, so many more including many global friends I chat with often..there we are all of you can carry this on maybe.
@teachertoolkit ‘s rules are:
- You cannot knowingly include someone you work with in real life
- You cannot list somebody that has already been named if you are already made aware of them being listed on #TwitteratiChallenge
- You will need to copy and paste the title of this blogpost and (the rules and what to do) information into your own blog post
What to do?
- Within 7 days of being nominated by somebody else, you need to identify colleagues that you rely regularly go-to for support and challenge. They have now been challenged and must act and must act as participants of the #TwitteratiChallenge
- If you’ve been nominated, please write your own #TwitteratiChallenge blogpost within 7 days. If you do not have your own blog, try @staffrm
- The educator that is now (newly) nominated, has 7 days to compose their own #TwitteratiChallenge blogpost and identify who their top 5 go-to educators are. However, as I am a rebel, I nominate everyone. You are not the last to be picked in PE again