Sunday, July 23, 2017

"Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together." Scott Hayden

Although I am a retired teacher, I spend several hours per week on Twitter, because I still love learning.  I enjoy reading and sharing articles on Education, and I have found that  being on Twitter has helped me to make new relationships, and in some cases, to even have an impact on others.  I can say for sure that others on Twitter have definitely made an impact on me!

I enjoy encouraging others, as well as reading positive quotes and stories, and Twitter is a great site to find encouragement. "Liking" a post can lead to a virtual dialogue, and I have enjoyed many conversations about Education with Twitter colleagues.  So many teachers are on Twitter, looking for ideas and articles to help them to improve and to serve their students in the best possible manner. Twitter helps teachers to stay current on issues and trends, and it is a great forum for teachers to share strategies and concepts from their classrooms.

If you are a teacher and you are not on Twitter, I urge you to sign up!  Just like everything else worthwhile in life, Twitter is about forming positive relationships with others and sharing and learning together.   In my opinion, one of the best qualities that teachers can share with others is their love of learning, and Twitter affords endless possibilities for learning much about Education and sharing that knowledge with students.  I would be honored to connect with you on Twitter! @dederittman   Happy learning! 

As always, I welcome your comments and suggestions. 
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Please invite Grady Gets Glasses (and me) into your school.  if you are not in the Pittsburgh area, we do virtual field trips with a group called Field Trip Zoom.  GRADY GETS GLASSES was the winner of Best New Children's Book 2016 from The Authors' Zone. For more information about The Authors' Zone, please visit  

Visit Dede's webpage for complete details on her award-winning book, STUDENT TEACHING: THE INSIDE SCOOP FROM A MASTER TEACHER. Many colleges have made the book required readingSigned copies are available Dede is also a national speaker on The Three C's for Classroom success: Confidence, communication, and Creativity; Avoiding Teacher burnout; and many other inspirational topics. 

I LOVE writing. And I love writing children's books- my newest passion. Although it will be a ton of work, I am looking forward to selling my books.  Since I was a secondary teacher, I know that I have much to learn about elementary students, and I will have to follow my own advice and be my genuine self.  However, I also know that I am passionate about helping kids who have to wear glasses, and that GRADY GETS GLASSES sends a positive message. I am willing to work hard and do all the things that also made me a successful teacher for 37 years. I remain inspired! 

Elementary teachers in Western Pennsylvania and beyond - I am willing to come into your classroom in person or as a virtual field trip through a group called Field Trip Zoom.  Check them out! 

Teacher friends- let me know if you want me to read GRADY GETS GLASSES at your school. I am willing to come in to discuss the creative writing process, why writing is important, and personal fulfillment through writing, along with reading my book.  I would appreciate the exposure, and I would make signed copies available for purchase in your classrooms following the reading.  Please email me at  The website now has plush Grady bunnies for sale!

Please like Dede's new page Grady Gets Glasses for updates about her children's book. 

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