Jason Graham (@jasongraham) and I were giving an unconference at Learning 2.012 in Beijing about the power of “Twitter Chats” and in particular #kinderchat. I was talking about how increadibly meaningful and relevant chats can be and I just wasn’t doing a good job of articulating myself. He suggested we watch a video made by Michelle Hiebert (@MauiMickey) in which she talks about being a part of the #kinderchat chat group and what this has meant to her.

She had just made the video so I had never seen it before. I have to say I was completely blown away by here testimonial! If I would have known how incredibly articulate Michelle was in her explanation I would have just put her video up first thing!

I know making that video took a lot of guts and I just want to say a huge “Thank You” to Michelle for being so brave. I also want to say a big “Thank You” to Jason for offering to talk about #kinderchat with me.

Hats off to you guys!

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  1. The video is amazing and a great reminder to me to check on Twitter and to be involved in more chats. I was involved in #d5chats last year and have made one of them this fall but it just seems difficult at times to keep up. I know that being involved on Twitter is a great way to have professional development and to develop new and meaningful relationships with other educators. Thank you for sharing the video!

    1. Thanks for taking the time to comment Jean. I can totally relate to the feeling that it’s hard to keep up. I just try to do what I can when I can. Luckily I have an amazing group of educators to lean on and Twitter is definitely one place I go for support. It’s really amazed me how many people that I first met on Twitter who I then met face to face are now just people I consider my friends.

  2. Thank you for sharing my video, Ben (and Jay). As much as I hate seeing myself on video (what’s with the goofy thumbnail?…there wasn’t a better one!) I love sharing how #kinderchat has enriched my professional life and you two are a big part of that. 🙂

    1. Heidi, this could have never happened without your ingenuity, dedication, and hard work in creating #kinderchat. It must be so gratifying seeing this and knowing you had an integral part in making it happen. I think everyone would join me in saying “Thanks!!” to you and the rest of the dedicated #kinderchat crew.

      1. omgosh! I just saw your comment and I am tearing up!!! <3 Thank you Ben!! Words like this are the best fuel in the world!

  3. I was at the presentation and was very impressed, I immediately signed up to kinderchat and I also have a Twitter account. Thanks you so much Ben and Jason, I am still talking about the conference.

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