Good evening everyone. My name is Tyler and I am a high school admin from Columbus. An object that describes me is a Swiss army knife. I feel like I am prepared for whatever life throws at me. #ohedchat
Hi, #ohedchat! My name's Beth, and I am in SW OH, teaching amazing kiddos culturally relevant lit. Hmm, what describes me is my sweet dog friend, always willing to lend a shoulder if you're feeling sad.
A1: Becoming an educator is in my blood -- it's a calling and often times inexplicable. What keeps me going is making sure that students everywhere experience amazing curriculum with integrated technology that supports their ability to be a productive member of society.#ohedchat
Q1: I became an educator because I have always loved to learn - and I learn best when I have the chance to interact and collaborate with others - my Ss, other educators, parents... and I have never regretted my career choice. #ohedchat
A1. My passion for teaching comes from serving and helping others. There is always so much to learn and so many opportunities I help others and that keeps me going! The field and our ads are constantly evolving so we must do the same, keeps us on our toes! #ohedchat
1-I wanted to be an educator because I never saw a teacher like me. I knew other people had to feel like me. I want to inspire a new generation of teachers who will change the game.
2-I saw too many kids slipping through the cracks and wanted to change that.
A1. I became an educator when my children were born. I completed all state requirements in 1999 and started teaching in the classroom in 2000. What keeps me in today is the kids and their use of technology! #OHEdChat
A1: Robin - IL, Why: I like to empower people/Ss to learn be able to problem solve. What Keeps me Going: My Vocation for the Process! My passion for education, my growth mindset, #grit, #perseverance. #ohedchat
A2: best memory is every year when the kids cross that stage who thought they didn't have a chance or I helped impact them in the process. It is really overwhelming to think how many young lives I have been fortune enough to impact in such a short time.
A2: Best-ever memory? Probably when one of my former students shared a story at a sr. banquet about a conversation we'd had when he was a 9th grader, and how one statement I made to him had stuck with him throughout high school and made a positive difference. #ohedchat
A2: Teaching biology my 1st yr I did a lesson on genetic disorders, including Down's Syndrome. A student came to me at the end of class and said his sister had Down's & he had never understood it until that day. I realized then that this job can be life changing. #ohedchat
Q2: All the "spark" moments I have gotten to be a part of over my career - when you get to see Ss engaging with each other, the work, the problem, and see a solution or a connection they had not seen before. #ohedchat
A2: Having that “A-Ha” moment with THAT Ss that no one can seem to reach...& somehow I got thru!!! No better feeling than being the best part of Ss day! So excited to get to schl, sad to leave. We make a difference! #ohedchat
Great mindset Robin. I am reading a book about supporting Ss facing chronic stress and trauma in their lives - and over and over it emphasizes the value of a teacher who takes time to see strengths and provide feedback #OHedchat
I hear you! Every few years I've had a student that has tugged so hard at my heart--my first was in student teaching. I wanted to take the student to my family home for Christmas and get her a puppy, give her a childhood. #ohedchat
A3 I tend to worry too much about tomorrow, not be mindful of what is happening right this moment. I've learned that if I don't slow down and focus on being grateful, I will miss the beautiful. #ohedchat
A3: Biggest struggle: finding the right balance, in lots of ways. Work/personal & family times, balancing the social/emotional with the academic, trying to keep things in perspective. Returning a set of papers 1 day later ISN'T the end of the world. #ohedchat
A3. I struggled with jumping into a new learning situation - a Facebook video chat - I had never done this before and I wondered where to click, where to add questions .. stuff like that. MAN, was I ever glad I went! It turned on lightbulbs that will expand #BookCampPD#ohedchat
It's really hard. I had my kiddos write in a gratitude journal for 2 weeks, and I noticed that we all got better at seeing what was right in front our faces, the longer we tried. Want to try this again in the fall. #ohedchat
A3. I look at everyday as a brand new day. Clean slate. If a Ss has a behavior prob., we try to work an act. 1:1 to find out what's going on. Get the Ss to talk. Little steps and multiple chances to try and work through something. #ohedchat
A3: The Ss that need us the most...need our compassion & empathy. I have become more patient. I struggle with Impatience...things not happening on my timeframe. I am learning to “let go” of control. #ohedchat
Thanks, @tyarnold18 & @DrBDrost for a great chat tonight! Just wanted to let everyone know that #ohedchat is taking next Wednesday off to celebrate Independence Day. We'll be back the following week! #ohedchat