#gcisdchat Archive

This chat is moderated by Grapevine-Colleyville ISD educators where we discuss current education trends and deepen our learning. 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 8:30 PM CST September to May @msbearce @SBarkerEDU

Thursday October 5, 2017
9:30 PM EDT

  • JackLeonardEdu Oct 5 @ 9:30 PM EDT
    Good evening & welcome to tonight's #gcisdchat! For the next hour, our topic is: Culturally Relevant -- Shifting Teaching Perspectives.
  • LHopkinsGCISD Oct 5 @ 9:30 PM EDT
    Lindsey Hopkins Bridges/VISTA principal - looking forward to a great chat! #gcisdchat
  • JackLeonardEdu Oct 5 @ 9:31 PM EDT
    Introduce yourself & where/what you teach. Donโ€™t forget to use #gcisdchat on all of your tweets to stay in the conversation.
  • pennie512 Oct 5 @ 9:31 PM EDT
    #gcisdchat Bridges Spanish teacher
  • CKenderAVID Oct 5 @ 9:31 PM EDT
    Hi! I'm Caitlin, AVID District Liaison. I'm passionate about AVID & closing the "achievement gap" & I believe that CRT is a must! #gcisdchat
  • GypsyMishoe - Moderator Oct 5 @ 9:31 PM EDT
    Good evening! This is Gypsy- Instructional Coach for Advanced Academics #gcisdchat
  • mcanafax Oct 5 @ 9:32 PM EDT
    Matt Canafax Secondary STEM Liaison #gcisdchat
  • JackLeonardEdu Oct 5 @ 9:33 PM EDT
    Questions will be asked with Q1, Q2 by @CKenderAVID with images. Answer w/ A1, A2. #gcisdchat
  • CKenderAVID Oct 5 @ 9:34 PM EDT
    Q1: Here is the official definition of Culturally Relevant Teaching. How would you define CRT in your own words? #gcisdchat
  • monzgonz Oct 5 @ 9:34 PM EDT
    Jessica Gonzalez, Spanish 1, CMS #gcisdchat
  • GESRedmon Oct 5 @ 9:35 PM EDT
    Good evening! Karen Redmon, 4th GES #gcisdchat
  • joychandlerjoy Oct 5 @ 9:36 PM EDT
    Joy Chandler, LPC @ Bridges #gcisdchat
  • christinaking41 Oct 5 @ 9:36 PM EDT
    Hi I'm Christina King, Math Teacher at Bridges Accelerated Learning Center #gcisdchat
  • CMSVisser Oct 5 @ 9:36 PM EDT
    Bridget Visser, 7th grade ELA, Lit Achievement & Language Acquisition at Colleyville Middle. Very curious about this topic! :) #gcisdchat
  • monzgonz Oct 5 @ 9:37 PM EDT
    A: Connecting life & world outside of the classroom to Ss in the classroom & making it relevant to them #gcisdchat
  • pennie512 Oct 5 @ 9:38 PM EDT
    #gcisdchat A1 perhaps defined as teach and plan with the angle of what kids care about and interests them
  • msbearce - Moderator Oct 5 @ 9:38 PM EDT
    I think a part of it is meeting kids where they are. Understanding them as people and their days and homes. #gcisdchat
  • GESRedmon Oct 5 @ 9:38 PM EDT
    A1: Using the current social events or issues to engage Stds into deeper reflective learning ... #gcisdchat
  • LHopkinsGCISD Oct 5 @ 9:38 PM EDT
    A1: CRT giving S the skills to embrace themselves and others as they learn and grow. #gcisdchat
  • DrReneValdez Oct 5 @ 9:38 PM EDT
    Dr Rene Valdez CHHS science teacher!! #gcisdchat
  • mcanafax Oct 5 @ 9:38 PM EDT
    A1: CRT is understanding your students(who they are and where they come from) and teaching according to their needs. #gcisdchat
  • ervin_courtney Oct 5 @ 9:39 PM EDT
    I agree, I'm interested in learning about this topic, too! #gcisdchat
    • CMSVisser Oct 5 @ 9:36 PM EDT
      Bridget Visser, 7th grade ELA, Lit Achievement & Language Acquisition at Colleyville Middle. Very curious about this topic! :) #gcisdchat
  • CMSVisser Oct 5 @ 9:39 PM EDT
    A1: Teaching to the children in front of you at the moment. Awareness of their world & sensitive to their needs in all areas. #gcisdchat
  • CKenderAVID Oct 5 @ 9:41 PM EDT
    Q2: As a culturally proficient educator you must first start w/ yourself. How does your own culture impact Ss in your classroom? #gcisdchat
  • DrReneValdez Oct 5 @ 9:41 PM EDT
    A1: learning about your students backgrounds and driving your instruction so that itโ€™s relevant to them and their life. #gcisdchat
  • JackLeonardEdu Oct 5 @ 9:41 PM EDT
    A1:CRT respects where Ss come from & values their experiences. We meet them where they are instead of teaching from where we are. #gcisdchat
  • CKenderAVID Oct 5 @ 9:41 PM EDT
    I love "awareness of their world"! #gcisdchat
    In reply to @CMSVisser
  • GypsyMishoe - Moderator Oct 5 @ 9:42 PM EDT
    A1: Knowledge that ss interact w/ school differently so Ts must ensure all ss have access to a rigorous & supportive environment #gcisdchat
  • monzgonz Oct 5 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    A1: Adding on: sharing your own personal experiences & letting Ss do the same- learning from each other #gcisdchat
  • pennie512 Oct 5 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    #gcisdchat A2: Hmm my own bias and perspectives impact how I teach, and must be aware of that
  • CKenderAVID Oct 5 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    A2: We all see from the perspective of our own cultures.If we are unaware, our culture could impact how we "think" Ss should act. #gcisdchat
  • JackLeonardEdu Oct 5 @ 9:44 PM EDT
    A2: I have to realize the experiences I bring to the table may not be the experiences my Ss bring. Must consider their culture #gcisdchat
  • msbearce - Moderator Oct 5 @ 9:44 PM EDT
    A2: We know our own experiences & culture and have to be able to respect and honor that not everyone is the same as you. #gcisdchat
  • TexasWillie16 Oct 5 @ 9:44 PM EDT
    I was a student in Mississippi in the 60's. I experienced the "Struggle" I saw how bad it was. We are not there yet.#gcisdchat
    In reply to @CKenderAVID
  • CKenderAVID Oct 5 @ 9:45 PM EDT
    Q3: What does a culturally proficient classroom look like? #gcisdchat
  • kmccraryGCISD Oct 5 @ 9:45 PM EDT
    #gcisdchat Family and Consumer Science teacher at Bridges. My first twitter chat!
  • LHopkinsGCISD Oct 5 @ 9:45 PM EDT
    Q2: Not only being aware of my Ss culture but My culture... more than race or SES but experiences #gcisdchat
  • GypsyMishoe - Moderator Oct 5 @ 9:45 PM EDT
    A2: Our whole concept of school starts w/ our experience as ss. We have invisible blinders on that can make us unaware of others #gcisdchat
  • mcanafax Oct 5 @ 9:45 PM EDT
    A2: your own culture is the filter that you must work through in order to accurately reach your students. #gcisdchat
  • joychandlerjoy Oct 5 @ 9:45 PM EDT
    Our own culture is very impressionistic! We have to be open and knowledgeable of other cultures #gcisdchat
  • christinaking41 Oct 5 @ 9:46 PM EDT
    That is a deep question because our S's come to us with varying culture expectations. Sometimes they require a new culture #gcisdchat
  • GESRedmon Oct 5 @ 9:46 PM EDT
    A2: Not sure if I'm on the right track here, but I share traditions and passions and my patriotic spirit with my Stds. #gcisdchat
  • CMSVisser Oct 5 @ 9:47 PM EDT
    A2: We need to honor each perspective that is brought into our classroom & teach Ss how to talk w/others not like them. #gcisdchat
  • pennie512 Oct 5 @ 9:47 PM EDT
    #gcisdchat A3: consider all the varied backgrounds, personal struggles and celebrations of each kid and honor the diversity
  • mcanafax Oct 5 @ 9:48 PM EDT
    A3: I'm not 100% sure on this one. I know it starts with a teacher that puts their students 1st and doesn't just do what is easy. #gcisdchat
  • joychandlerjoy Oct 5 @ 9:48 PM EDT
    Diversity in learning! #gcisdchat
  • GypsyMishoe - Moderator Oct 5 @ 9:49 PM EDT
    A3: a CRT classroom is flexible & open to change- It leaves room for s input & can be easily adjusted if new needs are discovered #gcisdchat
  • CMSVisser Oct 5 @ 9:49 PM EDT
    So true. Kinda makes me think of how teaching has changed & how difficult it is for all Ts, Ps, & Ss to see from the same lens. #gcisdchat
    In reply to @CKenderAVID
  • JackLeonardEdu Oct 5 @ 9:49 PM EDT
    Def correlates to learner centered vs. teacher centered for sure! #gcisdchat
    • mcanafax Oct 5 @ 9:48 PM EDT
      A3: I'm not 100% sure on this one. I know it starts with a teacher that puts their students 1st and doesn't just do what is easy. #gcisdchat
  • monzgonz Oct 5 @ 9:50 PM EDT
    A3: Honoring each others point of view, exploring the unknown together, sometimes agreeing to disagree, learning from each other #gcisdchat
  • msbearce - Moderator Oct 5 @ 9:50 PM EDT
    A3: CR classrooms offer diversity in materials -books, what you're hanging on the wall, photos, music. anything you use in class. #gcisdchat
  • GypsyMishoe - Moderator Oct 5 @ 9:50 PM EDT
    W are all naturally more comfortable w/ what we know. It can be hard to let go of that in favor of what makes ss comfortable #gcisdchat
  • CKenderAVID Oct 5 @ 9:51 PM EDT
    Q4: How does a culture gap between students and teachers contribute to the achievement gap in America? #gcisdchat
  • CoachJRNash Oct 5 @ 9:51 PM EDT
    S must be accepted unconditionally. Use different perspectives to help class relate to relevant topics covered in class #gcisdchat
  • mcanafax Oct 5 @ 9:51 PM EDT
    Very true! #gcisdchat
    In reply to @JackLeonardEdu
  • LHopkinsGCISD Oct 5 @ 9:51 PM EDT
    I agree-I feel that we have so much to learn about Ss and ourselves and work through resistance to change. Trust is important! #gcisdchat
    In reply to @GypsyMishoe
  • GESRedmon Oct 5 @ 9:51 PM EDT
    A3: It's about all Stds feeling comfortable and a part of their home away from home. #gcisdchat
  • CKenderAVID Oct 5 @ 9:51 PM EDT
    A3: A culturally relevant classroom has high engagement, student voice & an overall sense that every S matters as a whole human! #gcisdchat
  • AndreaBrankin Oct 5 @ 9:51 PM EDT
    #gcisdchat @JackLeonardEdu Art101 tells us different perspectives and vantage points lead to totally different views and insights
  • pennie512 Oct 5 @ 9:51 PM EDT
    yes trust is key #gcisdchat
  • GypsyMishoe - Moderator Oct 5 @ 9:52 PM EDT
    Great point. Can ss find examples of people who look like them in your class? #gcisdchat
    In reply to @msbearce
  • msbearce - Moderator Oct 5 @ 9:52 PM EDT
    Do students have teachers that look like them? https://t.co/XMtwmy1tTf #gcisdchat
    In reply to @GypsyMishoe
  • kmccraryGCISD Oct 5 @ 9:53 PM EDT
    A3 Sharing experiences, perspectives and respecting other opinions #gcisdchat
  • msbearce - Moderator Oct 5 @ 9:54 PM EDT
    A4: As Patrick Briggs said/AVID believes: Opportunity Gap + Expectation Gap = Achievement Gap. #gcisdchat
  • LHopkinsGCISD Oct 5 @ 9:54 PM EDT
    Q4: part of being CR is taking it outside of looks to lifestyle, SES, and equity. We have to look beyond in the Classroom #gcisdchat
  • mcanafax Oct 5 @ 9:54 PM EDT
    A4: I wonder if it is not a culture gap but a rush to judgement (through a filter) and not a desire to understand others #gcisdchat
  • christinaking41 Oct 5 @ 9:54 PM EDT
    A Culturally proficient classroom needs to be a safe learning environment. #gcisdchat
  • GypsyMishoe - Moderator Oct 5 @ 9:54 PM EDT
    Love! Not just a student, but a whole complex person #gcisdchat
    In reply to @CKenderAVID
  • CMSVisser Oct 5 @ 9:54 PM EDT
    A3: Assumptions are set aside & the human side is the center. Diversity is valued. Seek many cultures to bring into your lesson. #gcisdchat
  • JackLeonardEdu Oct 5 @ 9:54 PM EDT
    A4: This Q is so hard! If culture gap means we are miscommunicating - this could create a domino effect leading to achieve gap #gcisdchat
  • pennie512 Oct 5 @ 9:55 PM EDT
    #gcisdchat A4 tough one ; if we can't relate to our students, how can the learn from us? -have to be empathetic & aware of varied needs
  • CoachJRNash Oct 5 @ 9:55 PM EDT
    Find opportunities to allow S's to share their culture and educate others. Trust, communication, open mind are keys #gcisdchat
  • GypsyMishoe - Moderator Oct 5 @ 9:55 PM EDT
    Wow- it is like @msbearce knew what the next question was going to be! #gcisdchat
  • CMSVisser Oct 5 @ 9:55 PM EDT
    A3: Using all "data points" not just scores to reach ALL children. Look deeper into the WHY of cultures, behaviors to guide you. #gcisdchat
  • JackLeonardEdu Oct 5 @ 9:55 PM EDT
    This! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ #gcisdchat
  • CKenderAVID Oct 5 @ 9:56 PM EDT
    A4: A culture gap isn't a bad thing. It is diversity! It is important to consider this idea between S & T to build relationships! #gcisdchat
  • monzgonz Oct 5 @ 9:56 PM EDT
    A4: Not sure if on right track, but if Ss have no connection to T, then learning won't occur #gcisdchat
  • JackLeonardEdu Oct 5 @ 9:57 PM EDT
    Yes! Preach! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ #gcisdchat
    • pennie512 Oct 5 @ 9:55 PM EDT
      #gcisdchat A4 tough one ; if we can't relate to our students, how can the learn from us? -have to be empathetic & aware of varied needs
  • msbearce - Moderator Oct 5 @ 9:57 PM EDT
    A4: I guess this boils down to: Every child has worth. Every child is worth it. #gcisdchat
  • CKenderAVID Oct 5 @ 9:58 PM EDT
    Q5: Why is it important for our Ss to see themselves mirrored in the curriculum and strategies that Ts use in their class? #gcisdchat
  • monzgonz Oct 5 @ 9:58 PM EDT
    Yes, it all starts w/relationships b/w T & Ss, as well as relationships Ss have w/each other! #gcisdchat
    In reply to @CKenderAVID
  • CMSVisser Oct 5 @ 9:58 PM EDT
    I may have just liked this 100 times! HEART! If you love kids, they know it & feel loved. They know when we value ALL of them! #gcisdchat
    • mcanafax Oct 5 @ 9:48 PM EDT
      A3: I'm not 100% sure on this one. I know it starts with a teacher that puts their students 1st and doesn't just do what is easy. #gcisdchat
  • GypsyMishoe - Moderator Oct 5 @ 9:59 PM EDT
    A4- (Part 1) If the gap is seen as vertical w/1 culture on top, it can lead to lower expectations. #gcisdchat
  • GESRedmon Oct 5 @ 9:59 PM EDT
    I agree. To be honest, I focus less on culture and more on who they are as individuals i.e. passions, hobbies, personalities #gcisdchat
    In reply to @CKenderAVID
  • GypsyMishoe - Moderator Oct 5 @ 10:00 PM EDT
    A4: (Part 2) If the gap is seen as horizontal it provides an opportunity for all ss & ts to learn & grow #gcisdchat
  • CMSVisser Oct 5 @ 10:00 PM EDT
    Umm...@pbriggs728 is seriously the most awesome person I have been blessed with hearing speak. WOW! He inspires me! #gcisdchat
    In reply to @msbearce, @pbriggs728
  • pennie512 Oct 5 @ 10:00 PM EDT
    A5 love the Q. They have to see themselves to realize their own success; they must believe they can in order to #gcisdchat
  • RichRichCHHS Oct 5 @ 10:01 PM EDT
    Late to the party! ๐Ÿ™ˆ Melissa Richards Spanish/AVID teacher at CHHS #gcisdchat
  • CKenderAVID Oct 5 @ 10:01 PM EDT
    A5: It matters bc Ss need to know that their culture matters as much as mine. That they matter as much as I do. #gcisdchat
  • mcanafax Oct 5 @ 10:02 PM EDT
    A4: "Buy-in" if students can see themselves doing the task or someone like them they are a lot more likely to do it too. #gcisdchat
  • joychandlerjoy Oct 5 @ 10:02 PM EDT
    Learning must be meaningful!! If we use our students to build content it is the gateway to learning #gcisdchat
  • GypsyMishoe - Moderator Oct 5 @ 10:03 PM EDT
    and know that their Ts see value in their culture as well #gcisdchat
    In reply to @pennie512
  • monzgonz Oct 5 @ 10:03 PM EDT
    A5: Lots of Ss really need that buy in- the hook to draw them into the learning #gcisdchat
  • CMSVisser Oct 5 @ 10:03 PM EDT
    A5: When they see themselves in the curr. it says, "You matter." It's when they never do that they think "No one is like me." #gcisdchat
  • christinaking41 Oct 5 @ 10:03 PM EDT
    A5 Students need to see that there is a direction for them. My S's personally need to know there is something past HS. #gcisdchat
  • JackLeonardEdu Oct 5 @ 10:03 PM EDT
    A5: When Ss see "themselves" in the curric, it affirms their value. When they feel important, they will achieve great things. #gcisdchat
  • CKenderAVID Oct 5 @ 10:04 PM EDT
    A5:Imagine learning history every yr that does not include your culture?Celebrating holidays at school that aren't your holidays? #gcisdchat
  • GESRedmon Oct 5 @ 10:05 PM EDT
    A5: All Stds need to feel connected to the classroom. Providing books highlighting various cultures and traditions is one way. #gcisdchat
  • monzgonz Oct 5 @ 10:05 PM EDT
    A5: Also, we learn by making connections, connecting what we know to new knowledge. Ss need to know, why is this relevant to me? #gcisdchat
  • RichRichCHHS Oct 5 @ 10:05 PM EDT
    A1: CRT is acknowledging and being mindful of a childโ€™s background and personalizing lessons/environment conducive for success! #gcisdchat
  • LHopkinsGCISD Oct 5 @ 10:05 PM EDT
    A5: to go back to @msbearce - it shows them that they matter and promotes engagement. #gcisdchat
  • CMSVisser Oct 5 @ 10:05 PM EDT
    This is a great point, Karen! Cultures are very important, but so is who they are as a person -what makes up their being!! #gcisdchat
    • GESRedmon Oct 5 @ 9:59 PM EDT
      I agree. To be honest, I focus less on culture and more on who they are as individuals i.e. passions, hobbies, personalities #gcisdchat
      In reply to @CKenderAVID
  • GypsyMishoe - Moderator Oct 5 @ 10:06 PM EDT
    Got off task for a while reading this article #gcisdchat https://t.co/y9VMVK4nyW
  • mcanafax Oct 5 @ 10:06 PM EDT
    A5: This doesn't just apply to curriculum but careers and college too. Ss must see that everything is possible to them. #gcisdchat
  • JackLeonardEdu Oct 5 @ 10:06 PM EDT
    A5: Imagine never learning about anyone in history that looks like you? What implicit lesson is being taught? #gcisdchat
  • monzgonz Oct 5 @ 10:07 PM EDT
    Love this- "using Ss to build content is gateway to learning"! #gcisdchat
    In reply to @joychandlerjoy
  • CKenderAVID Oct 5 @ 10:07 PM EDT
    ***No Picture (oops)*** Q6: Why is student voice important when implementing CRT? #gcisdchat
  • pennie512 Oct 5 @ 10:08 PM EDT
    #gcisdchat A6: we have to ask and let them speak to know what they care about; we can't just assume
  • mcanafax Oct 5 @ 10:09 PM EDT
    A6: cultures are constantly changing. We must listen to students to help them feel valued and model being culturally responsive. #gcisdchat
  • l_koehler Oct 5 @ 10:10 PM EDT
    Q6- Gives us insight into what's important to them- what they value. #gcisdchat
  • monzgonz Oct 5 @ 10:10 PM EDT
    I think assuming on our part as Ts happens WAY too often! What worked one year might not work the next. #gcisdchat
    In reply to @pennie512
  • CoachJRNash Oct 5 @ 10:11 PM EDT
    By giving students a voice, you are letting them know they are valued and what they think and believe is of value to others. #gcisdchat
  • l_koehler Oct 5 @ 10:11 PM EDT
    A6 Giving them voice shows them we value THEM and what they bring to the table. #gcisdchat
  • LHopkinsGCISD Oct 5 @ 10:12 PM EDT
    A6: when we listen to our students we learn and are able to provide instruction that inspires and is meaningful. #gcisdchat
  • msbearce - Moderator Oct 5 @ 10:12 PM EDT
    A6: Using SV, you can let them tell you how they feel in your classroom. Now doing something with that input is mighty important. #gcisdchat
  • monzgonz Oct 5 @ 10:12 PM EDT
    Yes! Helping Ss find their voice & value in their learning, as well as Ts modeling what it means to Ss. #gcisdchat
    In reply to @mcanafax
  • GESRedmon Oct 5 @ 10:13 PM EDT
    A6: Std voice gets those nasty assumptions out of the way and any preconceived ideas we may have had. #gcisdchat
  • msbearce - Moderator Oct 5 @ 10:13 PM EDT
    A6: Hearing how @CMSVisser uses student voice in her MS classroom today was eye opening. It's not just about content/her teaching #gcisdchat
  • msbearce - Moderator Oct 5 @ 10:13 PM EDT
    A6: It's about how they feel. How they operate in the space. How they treat others and want to be treated. #gcisdchat
    In reply to @CMSVisser
  • CKenderAVID Oct 5 @ 10:14 PM EDT
    Q7: Where do you go to learn more about being culturally relevant and proficient in your classroom? #gcisdchat
  • pennie512 Oct 5 @ 10:14 PM EDT
    #gcisdchat it was also eye-opening when Hopkins conducted a "town hall" with Bridges students, and we heard what they they wanted to improve
  • GypsyMishoe - Moderator Oct 5 @ 10:14 PM EDT
    A6: 1 of our greatest needs as humans is to be truly heard. SV gives ss a vehicle for expression & increases a sense of community #gcisdchat
  • CMSVisser Oct 5 @ 10:14 PM EDT
    A6: I will admit- I turn to student voice even more this year bc of MY need to know more about my 7th gr. Ss "world/behaviors!" #gcisdchat
  • LHopkinsGCISD Oct 5 @ 10:14 PM EDT
    A6: SV can be difficult for CRT to break down barriers & reframe thinking. A safe environment for students to share is a must! #gcisdchat
  • RichRichCHHS Oct 5 @ 10:16 PM EDT
    A2. I canโ€™t limit my response to 140 characters!! So Iโ€™m going to cheat ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜น #gcisdchat
  • JackLeonardEdu Oct 5 @ 10:16 PM EDT
    A7: @AVID4College has GREAT resources / training for CRT ! #gcisdchat
  • GESRedmon Oct 5 @ 10:16 PM EDT
    A7: GCISDchat... #gcisdchat
  • CarolinePresle1 Oct 5 @ 10:16 PM EDT
    A7- 1. The Students 2. Twitter 3.@ervin_courtney #gcisdchat
  • pennie512 Oct 5 @ 10:16 PM EDT
    #gcisdchat good question! mostly I go straight to the kids and get to know them and THEY TEACH ME!
  • CMSVisser Oct 5 @ 10:16 PM EDT
    A6: Voice is important in CRT bc it is about them! Not us. It's what is relevant to them. What helps them succeed. #gcisdchat
  • mcanafax Oct 5 @ 10:17 PM EDT
    Am I hearing everyone right, stu voice is one of the keys to CRT? #gcisdchat
  • GypsyMishoe - Moderator Oct 5 @ 10:17 PM EDT
    Not cheating, just efficient problem solving :) #gcisdchat
    In reply to @RichRichCHHS
  • l_koehler Oct 5 @ 10:18 PM EDT
    A7 - Great book: Cultural Proficiency ny Lindsey & Terell - my "go to". #gcisdchat
  • RichRichCHHS Oct 5 @ 10:18 PM EDT
    A3: A space where empathy is a common language. Warm. Home away from home. An environment where Ss can feel safe. #gcisdchat
  • ervin_courtney Oct 5 @ 10:19 PM EDT
    Any Culture reminds me I have be open to keep changing, trying new things, learning and growing #gcisdchat
  • ervin_courtney Oct 5 @ 10:19 PM EDT
    I've loved lurking and learning tonight! #gcisdchat
  • mcanafax Oct 5 @ 10:20 PM EDT
    A7: I'm interested to hear what everyone has to say on this one. I don't have a favorite yet. #gcisdchat
  • GypsyMishoe - Moderator Oct 5 @ 10:20 PM EDT
    A7- My colleagues. They push my thinking & challenge my cultural assumptions in a safe/ non judgmental way #gcisdchat
  • CKenderAVID Oct 5 @ 10:20 PM EDT
    A7: Y'all, RUN don't walk to ask your AVID site coordinator where you can find this book. It is life changing! #gcisdchat
  • monzgonz Oct 5 @ 10:20 PM EDT
    A7: ask Ss directly, Google Form surveys, #GCISD peers, #teamCMS peers & of course #gcisdchat
  • CKenderAVID Oct 5 @ 10:20 PM EDT
    Q8: What teaching perspectives must we have in order to fully support ALL students through CRT? #gcisdchat
  • GypsyMishoe - Moderator Oct 5 @ 10:21 PM EDT
    Does every campus have copies of these? #gcisdchat
    In reply to @CKenderAVID
  • JackLeonardEdu Oct 5 @ 10:21 PM EDT
  • LHopkinsGCISD Oct 5 @ 10:21 PM EDT
    yes! And it is amazing when you have a "tribe" to help you grow! #gcisdchat
    In reply to @GypsyMishoe
  • l_koehler Oct 5 @ 10:22 PM EDT
    In this day and age, there needs to be a sense of urgency towards building culturally proficient climates on campuses. #gcisdchat
  • monzgonz Oct 5 @ 10:23 PM EDT
    A8: Ability to ask, listen & implement new ideas; break down our own barriers & resistance to change; never stop learning #gcisdchat
  • l_koehler Oct 5 @ 10:24 PM EDT
    A8- Perspective of understanding, empathy, sensitivity, and open mindedness. #gcisdchat
  • ervin_courtney Oct 5 @ 10:24 PM EDT
    Tolerant& Accepting perspective comes to mind #gcisdchat
  • CKenderAVID Oct 5 @ 10:25 PM EDT
    Everyone who has been to the CRT strand has one. I think someone on every campus has been! It is $79 on myAVID. Worth every $! #gcisdchat
    In reply to @GypsyMishoe
  • mcanafax Oct 5 @ 10:25 PM EDT
    A8: GROWTH MINDSET!!! We can never stop learning. We don't have to agree but we do have to respect each other and model it for Ss #gcisdchat
  • CKenderAVID Oct 5 @ 10:25 PM EDT
    Q9: What is your biggest takeaway and next steps after this chat? #gcisdchat
  • CMSVisser Oct 5 @ 10:26 PM EDT
    A8: I truly believe we approach each day w/ open mind & heart, love kids & have passion to help them in whatever way needed. IMO! #gcisdchat
  • pennie512 Oct 5 @ 10:26 PM EDT
    #gcisdchat cool 1st twitter chat I learned & pondered - gotta sign off, but THank U! Also A Q8 have genuine desire to know student n respect
  • l_koehler Oct 5 @ 10:26 PM EDT
    A8 Asking ourselves if we are the barriers to Cultural Proficiency- Reflect on your practice. #gcisdchat
  • msbearce - Moderator Oct 5 @ 10:26 PM EDT
    ooh that reminded me of my other fave resource https://t.co/M112rXiGK1 @Tolerance_org #gcisdchat
    In reply to @ervin_courtney, @Tolerance_org
  • JackLeonardEdu Oct 5 @ 10:27 PM EDT
    A8: My perspective must fight 4 EVERY student, expects greatness from EVERY student & give same opportunities to all Ss #gcisdchat
  • LHopkinsGCISD Oct 5 @ 10:27 PM EDT
    So true! I don't think many people know that they could be the barrier. #gcisdchat
    In reply to @l_koehler
  • pennie512 Oct 5 @ 10:28 PM EDT
    #gcisdchat takeaway- we can learn just as much if not MORE from our students as they can from us
  • CoachJRNash Oct 5 @ 10:28 PM EDT
    Openmindedness to others beliefs/experiences. U Don't have to agree w/ anyone to accept them & treat them with dignity & respect #gcisdchat
  • msbearce - Moderator Oct 5 @ 10:28 PM EDT
    A9: It's cliche but I always say "what's best for kids?" And then let's do that thing. Even if it's hard. #gcisdchat
  • l_koehler Oct 5 @ 10:28 PM EDT
    A9 Create a plan and champion it because it's the right thing to do. #gcisdchat
  • l_koehler Oct 5 @ 10:29 PM EDT
    Preach!#gcisdchat
    • CoachJRNash Oct 5 @ 10:28 PM EDT
      Openmindedness to others beliefs/experiences. U Don't have to agree w/ anyone to accept them & treat them with dignity & respect #gcisdchat
  • LHopkinsGCISD Oct 5 @ 10:29 PM EDT
    A9: Examine everything I do through a lense of CR. Ask for outsiders to share opinions. Be open to change. #gcisdchat
  • janiestach Oct 5 @ 10:29 PM EDT
    A9: arriving too late to engage in meaningful conversation. thankful for @JackLeonardEdu @CKenderAVID for your leadership #gcisdchat
  • JackLeonardEdu Oct 5 @ 10:30 PM EDT
    The next #gcisdchat is on Oct. 19. For more information about GCISD Twitter hashtags check out https://t.co/e9sRseGnyJ.