So I got to thinking. Why not tell Texas' story right now???@MrsSargentLGA @MPenermon @GoTigersGrowl @ThePantherWay @LCarrilloNUSD #lovemyschoolday Mark your calendar-but why not now?! https://t.co/eONdheJzF7— Heather Garcia (@SLSGarciaH) February 1, 2017
After all, we are in the middle of a very contentious legislative session, and people want to know what we can do right now to positively impact public schools and the legislation that shapes those schools. Schools need to tell legislators and their communities their story about the great things that Texas Public Schools do every day for kids.
So the next thought that entered my mind was:
- We have #LoveMySchoolDay once a year and
- We have #CelebrateMonday every Monday.
After working with my two fantastic mentors, Kevin Worthy from Royse City ISD and Doug Williams from Sunnyvale ISD, this is what we came up with.
- Each Tuesday, the goal is to have at least 1000 posts on the #TxEd hashtag on both Facebook and Twitter.
- We want to keep the conversation going about what is important for the students served in public schools.
- Tell your school’s story.
- Tell your legislators THANK YOU for supporting your students, families and teachers.
- Tag your state representatives and senators to your post.
- Tag your friends around the state to your images.
- Tag the #TxEdTuesday hashtag to your message (so everyone following the hashtag can see it).
- Share and re-tweet positive stories you see from other school districts.
- Share your support of each other and public education in Texas.
Every Tuesday, I hope that you will take time to make #TxEdTuesday a priority. Not only will it tell your story. It will tell your legislators directly what is happening in your school, and more importantly what they can do to better support 5.3 million students. The one thing that I truly believe about this initiative is this.
If you don't tell your story, someone else will, and it may not be true or even the story you want told.
See you on #TxEdTuesday!!!