#UTedChat Questions for 5/10 – #TeacherAppreciation

Written by Derek Larson on . Posted in #utedchat

This week we have Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Sydnee Dickson (@DicksonSyd) leading a discussion all about Teacher Appreciation. This should be a great chat so please come prepared to share out your favorite appreciation ideas. If you haven't already followed Supt. Dickson via Twitter (@DicksonSyd) you should probably do so because it will help you to better follow the chat. 

As always, please be sure to include #UTedChat in your responses so everyone participating can see your thoughts and ideas.

Q1: Who comes to mind when you think of an outstanding teacher (past or present)? Why?

Q2: Who influenced you to become a teacher?

Q3: What keeps you energized to do your best work?

Q4: How can we encourage others to join and enjoy the teaching profession?

Q5: What's your favorite way to feel appreciated?


Sydnee Dickson is the Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction. She is passionate about ensuring each student is future ready and loves engaging with thought partners.

You can follow Supt. Dickson via Twitter at @DicksonSyd.

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Derek Larson

J. Derek Larson taught 4th and 5th grades at Little Valley Elementary in Washington County School District for 8 years, absolutely loving every minute, before becoming the Educational Technology Director for the Southwest Educational Development Center (SEDC) in Southern Utah. Having completed his M.Ed. with an emphasis in technology, he feels technology is one of the most crucial aspects of teaching because of the way students are excited by and look forward to using it. If educators can find ways to effectively harness technology into their teaching, they will be better able to reach their students and help them catch the excitement of learning. This is one of Derek's new goals as he works with teachers in rural districts across Southwestern Utah. Derek currently serves as a member of the UCET Board and the SUECON Committee.