Q1 Standards, Standards, Standards! Do you think 2016 will strengthen education’s focus on standards, or will it diminish? #gbedchat
Q2 Assessments: ideas such as no grades, feedback over points, and common assessments came on strong in ‘15. Which do you think will take off in ‘16? #gbedchat
Q3 Technology: What do you think is going to be the “next big thing” in education relating to technology? What do you think will take off in ‘16? #gbedchat
Q4 In 5 years, what are your BOLD PREDICTIONS for Education? Could be anything: Assessment, Best Practice, Technology, etc #gbedchat
Q5 One step further: what are your BOLD PREDICTIONS for Education 10 years from now? #gbedchat
Q6 Looking at ALL of your answers, which of the predictions would you like to see happen and what can you do to make them happen? #gbedchat
What impact on our learning environment would you witness if...
Q1 What if we treated the most challenging student like our best student? #gbedchat
Q2 What if we greeted every student each day in a positive personal way? #gbedchat
Q3 What if students came to our class confident in what would be on the test because there were no surprises? #gbedchat
Q4 What if students were creating lesson plans with us? #gbedchat
Q5 What if we reduced our time spent on lectures and verbal instructions? #gbedchat
Q6 What if our students selected how they reached the skills and standards they need to learn? #gbedchat
Q7 What if you got to pick the daily schedule, school year schedule, etc? What would it look like? #gbedcha
Q8 What if tomorrow was your last day teaching ever? What would you do? Say? #gbedchat
Q1 How do you teach about Thanksgiving and more importantly the early Pilgrims and Colonists? #gbedchat
Q2 What major themes of Thanksgiving and the Pilgrims are important to focus on? #gbedchat
Q3 Thanksgiving is about Giving Thanks- How do you incorporate this concept into your classes no matter what subject you teach? #gbedchat
Q4 What are you Thankful for? Professionally? Personally? #gbedchat
Q5 Thanksgiving is rich with traditions- What traditions do you celebrate for Thanksgiving? In your classroom environment? #gbedchat
Q6 How do you incorporate the idea of giving thanks into your classroom beyond Thanksgiving week? #gbedchat
Q7 What are some amazing things that you have experienced your students share or do in terms of giving thanks? #gbedchat
Q1 What is one part of your teaching philosophy that you have “ditched” since you first started as an educator. Why? #gbedchat
Q2 What is one thing you learned TO do and one thing NOT to do from your previous experiences with teachers? #gbedchat
Q3 What is one new tweak you’ve implemented this year in your role? How has it worked out? #gbedchat
Q4 We all have great colleagues. What is one strategy you’ve seen from a colleague that you have “stolen” for your own use? #gbedchat
Q5 Fill in the blank: “My students and staff say I am __________.” How can you ensure this comes true at the end of the year? #gbedchat
Q6 Hypothetical: You have an unlimited budget. What kinds of lessons are you doing with students in the next few years? Why? #gbedchat
Q7 What is one 5-year goal you have for yourself? What can you do now to help reach this goal? #gbedchat
Q1 Fright time! What trait do you think you notice your students/staff lacking early in the school year? How can you address this? #gbedchat
Q2 Is there ever such a thing as healthy “fear” for students? Do you think fear is ever a good motivator? Why or why not? #gbedchat
Q3 Tricks are next! Share your best teacher/admin “trick” that you have learned over the years. Could be anything! #gbedchat
Q4 What has been the coolest technology “trick” you’ve picked up this school year? How are you using it w/ students/staff/etc? #gbedchat
Q5 Now for the best part - treats! What has been your biggest “treat” thus far in the school year? #gbedchat Giveaway
Q6 What would you like to think students/staff have received from you thus far in the year? What are you hoping to provide moving forward? #gbedchat
Q7 What is one thing you’re going to do for your fellow staff members to show you care about them in the near future? #gbedchat
Tonight's questions are brought to you by Jon Spike, the Letter C and the number 13. Yes I still like Seasame Street.
Creating a Positive Classroom Culture
1. What does Day One of your class, learning space, introduction, etc. look like? How do you set the tone? #gbedchat
2. Is it possible to honor a student’s own culture in a non-superficial way? What do you think is the best approach? #gbedchat
3. What derails good classroom culture? How can we be ready and adjust for those potential issues? #gbedchat
4.Do your students/staff/etc have a role in CREATING or DESIGNING the culture? How? If not, how can you get them involved? #gbedchat
5. Think back to your days of learning. What did great educators do to promote a positive class culture? #gbedchat
6. Have you utilized any technology or digital resources to help tap into positive culture or celebrate student culture? How? #gbedchat
7. How to you make connections between your school/classroom and home culture? How can you utilize families to support your positive class culture? #gbedchat
Welcome back to another school year! We are excited to connect and learn together and hope you are ready for not only a great conversation tonight, but many more to follow. Last year our Tech Integrator team began discussing how to offer Professional Development to our teachers beyond the school day and the traditional tech trainings. With the help of our Tech Integrator team, Jon Spike and I launched #GBedChat.
Our plan is simple- to offer opportunities to engaging in conversations about how to improve education, our professional practice, collaborate, and hopefully rejuvenate each time we meet.
We will run #GBedCHAT every other Tuesday at 8 PM CST and invite Green Bay, Northeast Wisconsin, and Educators from around the world to join in the conversation. Bringing a friend is always encouraged!
As we move on throughout the year, please feel free to contact Jon or myself about topics you are interested in learning more about. Also If there is a topic you are passionate about and want to host a session, please let us know. We are hoping this develops into a community where we all are able to assist in the planning and facilitating of the chats.
Tonight's questions are about the best of... in education. I think this is a good way to start off our first chat of the year.