This is a new "sparkchat" started by Kerri Thompson from Tamatea Intermediate in Napier and Surin from Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Whanau Tahi in Christchurch. "What's a spark chat?" you might well ask........I asked exactly the same thing!
It is a 15 minute, one question twitter chat which kicks off at, you guessed it.....6.30am, every week day. Kerri and Surin post one question at 6.30am, ONE provocative question designed to challenge us and most importantly get us "sparking" for the day ahead. We share, chat, favourite, retweet and like any twitter chat are hugely inspired by other educators. This "small but perfectly formed" chat can really get us pumped for the day ahead.
Kerri and Surin decided to introduce this concept to New Zealand educators after being inspired by
|Image from the #bfc630nz blog|
Yes, its true, 6.30am is a very busy time in many New Zealand households, including my own. In the last week, I have tweeted with my phone in one hand while making a school lunch with the other, I have tweeted while scrambling eggs, I have even tweeted in the bathroom straight from the shower......and it has really been worth it. I find myself feeling invigorated and fired up for the day ahead. There is no way I can make the chat every day but Kerri and Surin's motto is
* WHEN YOU CAN * WHEN YOU NEED*
You can read more about #bfc630nz on the Breakfast Club blog and also check out the storify archives of previous chats.
Here's the topic for tomorrow's #bfc630nz chat-
Sounds inspiring to me!
Thank you so much to Kerri and Surin for all your hard work to bring this to NZ! You're amazing!