#oklaed Archive

This is the official Twitter account for #OklaEd, thehashtag that brings OK educators together. #OklaEd is not political & promotes constructive dialogue.

Sunday January 15, 2017
9:00 PM EST

  • smithroland94 Jan 15 @ 9:00 PM EST
    #oklaed Roland Smith checking in for the Little People! #K8nation
  • middelsupt Jan 15 @ 9:00 PM EST
    Welcome to tonight's #oklaed chat! #MDPurpose
  • grendelrick Jan 15 @ 9:00 PM EST
    Please introduce yourself...#oklaed
  • middelsupt Jan 15 @ 9:00 PM EST
    Please introduce yourself...#oklaed
  • grendelrick Jan 15 @ 9:00 PM EST
    Welcome to tonight's #oklaed chat! #MDPurpose
  • teacherman82 Jan 15 @ 9:00 PM EST
    I'm participating in tonight's #oklaed chat. Teachers, students, parents, admin of Oklahoma: Join us!
  • participatechat Jan 15 @ 9:00 PM EST
    Participate in the upcoming #oklaed by sharing resources and collaborating at https://t.co/PCV0aPuKUs
  • watersenglish Jan 15 @ 9:00 PM EST
    Are you teaching curriculum or students? #oklaed #elaok
  • ClaudiaSwisher Jan 15 @ 9:00 PM EST
    #oklaed chat...you're killing me!! I need to finish #SherlockFinale AND participate with my friends.
  • bridgestyler Jan 15 @ 9:00 PM EST
    A seriously scary video. Worth a watch. 'Kids For Sale: Betsy DeVos And The End Of Public Education' #oklaed https://t.co/dCoTH73NGQ
  • Courtney23Wages Jan 15 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Courtney Wages, student, and Disney princess is BACKKK 💕 #oklaed
  • grendelrick Jan 15 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Rick Cobb, Mid-Del superintendent, #oklaed blogger, and @SNU_MAEL adjunct instructor (using two accounts tonight) #MDPurpose
  • middelsupt Jan 15 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Rick Cobb, Mid-Del superintendent, #oklaed blogger, and @SNU_MAEL adjunct instructor (using two accounts tonight) #MDPurpose
  • ClaudiaSwisher Jan 15 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Claudia Swisher, retired ELA teacher and loudmouth...Just finished MEMORY OF THINGS and BORN A CRIME #oklaed
  • lmuller90 Jan 15 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Lisa Muller, assistant superintendent at Jenks #oklaed
  • KO___Ray Jan 15 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Hi #oklaed 👋🏼 I'm a math ed major at OU and I'm so excited for my first chat! 😁
  • jeffdaugherty4 Jan 15 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Jeff Daugherty, Superintendent at Merritt. #OKLAED
  • Bhayes72 Jan 15 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Brian Hayes, Choir, Glenpool MS. My Avenue Q script. #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc Jan 15 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Blue Cereal. I mostly sit on your left shoulder whispering things you decide not to say, but kinda wish you had. #oklaed
  • cmontgomery16 Jan 15 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Chris Montgomery, Senior at Carl Albert High School, Grendel! #oklaed
  • MsFithian Jan 15 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Jamie Fithian, Skiatook HS, computer/business teacher, The 5th Wave #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Jan 15 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Meghan, MS Vocal Music in BA and I just finished reading Outlander. Judge me I don't care. #oklaed
  • MrsSearcy112 Jan 15 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Happy Sunday, #oklaed! Lara with #NSUEngEd in Tahlequah. Last book I read: Write A Lot, Silvia. 📖
  • teacherman82 Jan 15 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Jason Stephenson from Deer Creek High School where I teach creative writing & student council to grades 9-12. #oklaed
  • mcappsparks Jan 15 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Melinda Parks, AP World/Euro teacher, Westmoore High....reading Tale of Two Cities #oklaed
  • manders416 Jan 15 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Amanda Smith, 5th, Moore, Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin #oklaed
  • MrsDSings Jan 15 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Mindy Dennison, Carl Albert Vocal music. Tweeting from beautiful Tahoe! #oklaed
  • bakerleft Jan 15 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Aaron Baker, U.S. History, Del Crest Middle, "For White Folks..." #oklaed
  • Courtney23Wages Jan 15 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Courtney Wages, senior, Carl Albert High School; Disney Princess💕, last book would be English 4 "Grendel" #oklaed
  • djthoreson Jan 15 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Debbie Thoreson, P of 1st grade girl, T of English 3 & AP, Dewey High School, finished The Egyptian, reading Anne of Green Gables #oklaed
  • awages1 Jan 15 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Angie Wages, Mid-Del Teacher, 365 Thank-Yous #oklaed #mdpurpose
  • DrTerriOU Jan 15 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Terri cullen. assoc prof @oueducation last book #doover by @JonAcuff #oklaed
    In reply to @oueducation, @JonAcuff
  • joy4ok Jan 15 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Joy Hofmeister Oklahoma State Supt. Ready for tonight's #OklaEd chat ...and it's student led!
  • coach57 Jan 15 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Kevin Hime Superintendent #cpsreds Night School: Jack Reacher novel #oklaed
  • watersenglish Jan 15 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Michelle Waters, 9-11 English, Wayne High School. J.D. Robb's In Death series. Finished last, still in mourning... #oklaed
  • JasonPerez75 Jan 15 @ 9:02 PM EST
    #oklaed Jason Perez, Fake News Correspondent. Most recently read "For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood..."
  • bridgestyler Jan 15 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Tyler Bridges, Asst Supt for #cpsreds, @SNU_MAEL Adjunct Professor, & future @K20center Associate Director. #oklaed
    In reply to @SNU_MAEL, @k20center
  • AprilStobbe Jan 15 @ 9:02 PM EST
    April Stobbe, Shawnee Public Schools Board of Ed #OKLAED
  • ECHSHoward Jan 15 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Adam Howard ELD Teacher/Site Tech- East Central High School, Tulsa #Oklaed
  • teacherman82 Jan 15 @ 9:02 PM EST
    My last book: First Words by Joyce Sutphen. My current book: Twilight of the Elites by Chris Hayes #oklaed
  • MPSTechnology Jan 15 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Jun Kim, Dir. of Tech. Moore. Uncaged #oklaed
  • MrBurtonMPS Jan 15 @ 9:02 PM EST
    David Burton, Social Studies & Business Ed curriculum coordinator in @MoorePublicSch #oklaed
    In reply to @MoorePublicSch
  • JanalynTaylor Jan 15 @ 9:02 PM EST
    #oklaed Janalyn Taylor, Clinton principal, Find Her by Lisa Gardner
  • KimberBlodgett Jan 15 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Kim 5th grade at Little Axe Elem, kinda late bc of life... #oklaed excited for this chat!
  • DJMatthews80 Jan 15 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Daniel Matthews R- candidate for District 28 House seat. Exec Director Community Market in Shawnee #oklaed
  • MrsBeck25 - Moderator Jan 15 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Anne Beck, #Edtech @oueducation Girl on the Train :) #OklaEd
    In reply to @oueducation
  • ShelbyJr3 Jan 15 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Shelby Joiner, English II,III, co-teaching, lover of all things nerdy #oklaed
  • vperezy Jan 15 @ 9:03 PM EST
    Vanessa Perez, Tech Integration & Librarian, Clinton, Hidden Figures #oklaed
  • grendelrick Jan 15 @ 9:03 PM EST
    Please include #oklaed in all your responses...
  • middelsupt Jan 15 @ 9:03 PM EST
    Please include #oklaed in all your responses...
  • angietaylor Jan 15 @ 9:03 PM EST
    Angie Taylor Moore Band #oklaed
  • edgeblogger Jan 15 @ 9:03 PM EST
    Hi, #oklaed! Rob Miller, Asst Supt, Sand Springs. Just finished "Red Platoon" - fabulous book about courage & US troops in Afghanistan
  • KO___Ray Jan 15 @ 9:03 PM EST
    Last book I read: They Cage the Animals at Night #oklaed
  • paige_kelpine Jan 15 @ 9:03 PM EST
    Paige, 8th grade science, CAMS, "This is Not a Science Book" #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc Jan 15 @ 9:03 PM EST
    Last book - Focus, by Mike Schmoker. I know, I know - but I don't actually read that many teacher books. I'm so ashamed. #oklaed
  • room20awesome Jan 15 @ 9:03 PM EST
    Jennifer, 1st grade, Moore, "Who Was George Washington?" (Just finished reading it with my own 2 kiddos) #OklaEd
  • mjjohnson1216 Jan 15 @ 9:03 PM EST
    Meredith from Florida joining #oklaed Here it is the last book I read.
  • katy_nila Jan 15 @ 9:03 PM EST
    HELLO my name is Katy Brooks and I am a junior at the University of Oklahoma. The last book I read was East of Eden. #oklaed
    In reply to @grendelrick
  • AnnnaVo Jan 15 @ 9:03 PM EST
    Anna Vo, senior at Del City High School, Hamlet #oklaed
  • grendelrick Jan 15 @ 9:04 PM EST
  • middelsupt Jan 15 @ 9:04 PM EST
  • DossettFor34 Jan 15 @ 9:04 PM EST
    J.J. Dossett educator and coach by profession senator by the will of district 34 and all of north tulsa county #oklaed
  • ChrisParadise Jan 15 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Christie Paradise, 2nd grade, Mid-Del, "The Mistake." #OklaEd
  • Weinrich3 Jan 15 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Mandy Weinrich SpecEd Mustang Middle School. #SNUO38 #oklaed
  • KBishopOEA Jan 15 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Katherine Bishop - exceptional needs educator, vp of OEA Reading The New Jim Crow #oklaed
  • MrBurtonMPS Jan 15 @ 9:04 PM EST
    David Burton, Social Studies & Business Ed curriculum coordinator in @MoorePublicSch. Last read = bio of John Quincy Adams #oklaed
    In reply to @MoorePublicSch
  • Biobellrocks Jan 15 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Renee Bell, Teacher Del City High School, Key of Knowledge #oklaed
  • Courtney23Wages Jan 15 @ 9:04 PM EST
    CHRIS IM GLAD YOURE DOING #OKLAED
    In reply to @cmontgomery16
  • Stv_Gilliland Jan 15 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Steve Gilliland, Asst Principal, Del City High School #oklaed
  • contrarymary96 Jan 15 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Mary Lakey Sayre Library Media Specialist #oklaed
  • BayleeAnthony1 Jan 15 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Introduction: Hey, I'm Baylee! I'm currently a student at OU, working toward a major in Early Childhood Education. #oklaed #EarlyChildEd
  • ClaudiaSwisher Jan 15 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Love the beginning of that book. Such imagery. #oklaed
    In reply to @katy_nila
  • lmuller90 Jan 15 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Oops, missed the directions...just finished The Nightingale #oklaed
  • islandsofjakeke Jan 15 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Jacob Pettis, 12th grade, senior, Brave New World #oklaed
  • ProfeSteiner Jan 15 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Krista Steiner, Middle School Spanish at Clinton, OK #cpsreds re-reading Theories in SLA edited by Bill VanPatten #oklaed
  • stephoni Jan 15 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Stephoni Case from Ed Leadership at SNU. Welcome Students! #MAEL2017 #oklaed
  • fsolomon3 Jan 15 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Frank Solomon, Superintendent, Noble. "Unlucky Bastard", Joe Buck. #oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 Jan 15 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Shelby Joiner, English II, III, co teaching, The Raven King (supernatural YA) #oklaed
  • bridgestyler Jan 15 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Re-reading 'Tuesday's with Morrie' #oklaed
  • sarachrisadams Jan 15 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Sara Adams, Irving Middle School, Norman #oklaed
  • vperezy Jan 15 @ 9:04 PM EST
    .@meghanloyd Reading is reading, whether you're reading Outlander, Ovid, or Old Yeller #nojudgment #oklaed
    In reply to @meghanloyd
  • JefferyCorbett Jan 15 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Past Pres of @OklahomaPTA, Harry Potter/Cursed Child #OklaEd
    In reply to @OklahomaPTA
  • Weinrich3 Jan 15 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Forgot my book. Just finished Confessions of a Murder Suspect #oklaed
  • mrsmcreading Jan 15 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Amber McMath: Owasso 7th ELA. Just finished "Elmo Loves You." What a comforting read after that Cowboys loss. #momlife #oklaed #dak4life
  • lisa3moon Jan 15 @ 9:05 PM EST
    Lisa Hunt, librarian in Moore #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc Jan 15 @ 9:05 PM EST
    A1: Don't be a jerk. You don't have to overdo the touchy feely "I get you" stuff - just be real. #oklaed
  • craigbwall Jan 15 @ 9:05 PM EST
    Craig Wall, Supt. Valliant PS @VPSBulldogs, The "Killing" series #oklaed
    In reply to @VPSBulldogs
  • LemarrTreadwell Jan 15 @ 9:05 PM EST
    #oklaed Lemarr Treadwell, Fresno CA - 4th grade. 1st time visit
  • jcbjr Jan 15 @ 9:05 PM EST
    #oklaed John Bennett, Emeritus engineering faculty, living in Midlothian, Virginia. Last book read: "Innovator's Mindset" by George Couros.
  • KathySDunn Jan 15 @ 9:05 PM EST
    A1: Teach kindness! Deliberately practice kindness! #oklaed https://t.co/Xflbbw3tIc
  • ccoxteach Jan 15 @ 9:05 PM EST
    Christy Cox, Interventionist @IrvingMSCougars, currently reading, Quiet #oklaed
    In reply to @IrvingMSCougars
  • MrStevenKerr Jan 15 @ 9:05 PM EST
    Hello #oklaed I'm Steven, a Middle School Assistant Principal from Missouri, How Full is Your Bucket
  • TeachFromHere Jan 15 @ 9:05 PM EST
    Scott with @OSUCollegeofEd and I finished the Ashfall trilogy #oklaed
    In reply to @OSUCollegeofEd
  • collums_dawn Jan 15 @ 9:05 PM EST
    A2) Listen to them and love them and never give up on them!! #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Jan 15 @ 9:05 PM EST
    Jack Reed, Assistant Principal, U.S. Grant High School, #oklaed
  • islandsofjakeke Jan 15 @ 9:05 PM EST
    Jacob Pettis, Senior at Del City High School, Brave New World! #oklaed
  • macydg Jan 15 @ 9:05 PM EST
    Macy Gleason, Student Teaching, The Hiding Place #oklaed
  • AlleyBeth Jan 15 @ 9:05 PM EST
    Allison Hogue, Senior English Teacher, Wagoner High School. I'm working on Flowers in the Attic! #oklaed
  • DrTerriOU Jan 15 @ 9:05 PM EST
    are you doing #booksnaps #oklaed
    In reply to @mjjohnson1216
  • kasnelson Jan 15 @ 9:05 PM EST
    Hey hey #oklaed! I'm Kas, Elem lead learner at @vpsindians! Coming to you with generator power tonight! #ineedadonutalready @meghanloyd
  • ECHSHoward Jan 15 @ 9:05 PM EST
    Adam Howard ELD Teacher/Site Tech- East Central High School, Tulsa. Last book I read was Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain #Oklaed
  • saul02_terry Jan 15 @ 9:05 PM EST
    #oklaed Terry Saul Superintendent Sequoyah Eagles Come Soar With Us The Energy Bus Jon Gordon
  • Bhayes72 Jan 15 @ 9:05 PM EST
    A1. Demonstrate kindness, tolerance, and respect in the classroom and expect the same from your students. #oklaed
  • angietaylor Jan 15 @ 9:05 PM EST
    last book i read - The Innocent Man by John Grisham. It's about my hometown of Ada. #oklaed
  • thnorfar Jan 15 @ 9:05 PM EST
    Math T at NWC in @OKCPS Going to be in and out tonight. Preparing to go to CA tomorrow #oklaed
    In reply to @OKCPS
  • BlueCerealEduc Jan 15 @ 9:05 PM EST
    MACY!!!!!!!!! #OKLAED
    • macydg Jan 15 @ 9:05 PM EST
      Macy Gleason, Student Teaching, The Hiding Place #oklaed
  • BlossJulie Jan 15 @ 9:05 PM EST
    Principal Julie Bloss- Grove ECC, just read Renegade Leadership #RenLead for myself and Cirque Du Freak w/ my middle schooler 😀#oklaed
  • TeachFromHere Jan 15 @ 9:05 PM EST
    Currently reading Tarnished and I have a Stephen King on Deck - I miss this type of reading! #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Jan 15 @ 9:05 PM EST
    I say I read it for the historical value, but really I read it for romance. #oklaed
    In reply to @vperezy
  • mjjohnson1216 Jan 15 @ 9:05 PM EST
    A1. Create inspiring spaces #oklaed
  • KBishopOEA Jan 15 @ 9:05 PM EST
    A1. Focus on the whole child - start incorporating social emotional along with academic development. #oklaed
  • tutaleni Jan 15 @ 9:06 PM EST
    Tutaleni with EdTech @OSUCollegeofEd late checkin to #oklaed
    In reply to @OSUCollegeofEd
  • bridgestyler Jan 15 @ 9:06 PM EST
    A1: We must first have the relationships & knowledge enough to know what it is that our Ss need. #oklaed
  • STLinOK Jan 15 @ 9:06 PM EST
    Amy Presley - History Teacher with Broken Arrow High School. Hoping to see a few Ss tonight with #oklaed
  • bakerleft Jan 15 @ 9:06 PM EST
    A1: Widespread program of anti-bias professional development, and teachers with ears to hear it. #oklaed
  • MrBurtonMPS Jan 15 @ 9:06 PM EST
    A1) start by reminding self "it's about the kids & not about me"; focus lessons on kids' needs not my convenience #oklaed
  • mcappsparks Jan 15 @ 9:06 PM EST
    A1 sometimes just a quick stop and think before acting would make a huge difference... #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc Jan 15 @ 9:06 PM EST
    OK, you're all grossing me out with the huggy marshmallow warm caring here. They're not puppies - just diverse kids. #oklaed
  • awages1 Jan 15 @ 9:06 PM EST
    A1) Create a team culture; all for one mentality; treat everyone the same & build relationships with all #oklaed
  • mjjohnson1216 Jan 15 @ 9:06 PM EST
    Spent some time today learning about it. I love it and see great potential for Ss to share about what they have read. #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Jan 15 @ 9:06 PM EST
    A1: model acceptance & tolerance. U r the example. Will u b a good one or bad one? Up to you! #oklaed their eyes are on you!
  • MPSTechnology Jan 15 @ 9:06 PM EST
    A1: Celebrate the diversity but create an environment that includes everyone. #oklaed
  • TheMsSutton Jan 15 @ 9:06 PM EST
    Suzanne, 8/9 pre-AP Eng @ CSAS in OKC, last week finished The Fate of the Tearling, currently in the latest Flavia de Luce mystery #oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 Jan 15 @ 9:06 PM EST
    Oi with the tough ones! It's about human decency and being good for humanity's sake. Ts HAVE to encourage respect and kindness #oklaed
  • BeckiLaoshi Jan 15 @ 9:06 PM EST
    #oklaed late but present -Becki Maldonado Capitol Hill HS OKC
  • kriscoop80 Jan 15 @ 9:06 PM EST
    A1: Teach Acceptance and practice acceptance. Everyone is entitled to their beliefs. #oklaed
  • ClaudiaSwisher Jan 15 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1 -- treat every student with respect. Speak to them every day. Smile. Be your best for them all. Listen. Create relationships. #oklaed
  • Biobellrocks Jan 15 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1: Connect with them, show them you are invested and care about their successes and failures #oklaed
  • lsmellott Jan 15 @ 9:07 PM EST
    #oklaed Shanna Mellott, Cache, English Teacher, To Kill a Mockingbird
  • fsolomon3 Jan 15 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A.1) Just be there and show you care! #oklaed
  • meyermathwes Jan 15 @ 9:07 PM EST
    Shawna Meyer - 5th and 6th Grade Advanced Math - Explore Like a Pirate & Play Like a Pirate #oklaed
  • Courtney23Wages Jan 15 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1: reinforce positive behavior and acceptance to all students no matter race, religion, income, and any defining factor #oklaed
  • collums_dawn Jan 15 @ 9:07 PM EST
    This and this and this!! #oklaed
    • JasonPerez75 Jan 15 @ 9:06 PM EST
      A1: Constantly advocate for the best education of all children regardless of income bracket.
  • thnorfar Jan 15 @ 9:07 PM EST
    Woops. I teach 9-12, Math. Last book..Is it bad I start but don't finish #oklaed
  • shawnhime - Moderator Jan 15 @ 9:07 PM EST
    Shawn Hime @OSSBAoklahoma #OklaEd
    In reply to @OSSBAoklahoma
  • mjjohnson1216 Jan 15 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1. Think about the learning zones in your classrooms. #oklaed
  • manders416 Jan 15 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1 Get to know them, give them choice as much as possible #oklaed
  • angietaylor Jan 15 @ 9:07 PM EST
    a2 a student teacher once told me - if i'd known teaching was about the students and not me then this would have been so much easier #oklaed
  • ccoxteach Jan 15 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1) listen, seek to understand, get involved in the #community #oklaed
  • kasnelson Jan 15 @ 9:07 PM EST
    Currently reading #RenLead by @GustafsonBrad! #oklaed
    In reply to @GustafsonBrad
  • watersenglish Jan 15 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1 We can listen to our Ss, trust our students... #oklaed
  • Stv_Gilliland Jan 15 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1. Be real and meet students where they are at and get to know them. #oklaed
  • coach57 Jan 15 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1) Make sure we have properly trained, certified, and educated teachers in every classroom #oklaed
  • MrBurtonMPS Jan 15 @ 9:07 PM EST
    GREAT and powerful book!!! #oklaed
    In reply to @angietaylor
  • RhondaHarlow Jan 15 @ 9:07 PM EST
    Rhonda Harlow - Enid Public Schools - Instructional Coaches #oklaed
  • vperezy Jan 15 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1 By reminding themselves that is why we are here, by getting to know and value students as individuals #oklaed
  • mcappsparks Jan 15 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1 give them the respect you'd want (or want your child) to receive in the same circumstances #oklaed
  • MrsHime Jan 15 @ 9:07 PM EST
    Steph Hime #swelem #cpsreds #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Jan 15 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1: Be the model for what you want. Celebrate all the cool stuff they do but don't be fake. They are humans. #oklaed
  • ardaughty Jan 15 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1. Teach them without your personal biases. Every kid can learn if you create the right conditions for growth. #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Jan 15 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1) The best way to teach children is with love, respect, and understanding. They will make mistakes but we need to guide them. #oklaed
  • STLinOK Jan 15 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1: Allow them to be "them". Really listen. #oklaed
  • MrStevenKerr Jan 15 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1:We have to remember to build relationships with kids and do whatever is best for them, not what is convient for us #oklaed
  • MrsBeck25 - Moderator Jan 15 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1: Regardless of last, Ss start a new slate every year. Give them the hope its never too late #OklaEd
  • middelsupt Jan 15 @ 9:08 PM EST
  • grendelrick Jan 15 @ 9:08 PM EST
  • angietaylor Jan 15 @ 9:08 PM EST
    oops i put a2 when it was a1 #oklaed
  • craigbwall Jan 15 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A1 Build relationships based on mutual respect. #oklaed
  • Weinrich3 Jan 15 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A1: make your room a safe space. Be kind, be honest and treat them the way you, or your kids, want to be treated. #oklaed
  • bridgestyler Jan 15 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A1: We have to continue to have the conversation that education has no political affiliation & bias holds not place in our society. #oklaed
  • angmlittle Jan 15 @ 9:08 PM EST
    Angela Little | Edmond parent | Business Analyst & public Ed advocate | The 5 Love Languages of Children #oklaed
  • chelsrob Jan 15 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A1: Model and practice EMPATHY everyday and make your classroom a warm and welcoming environment. #oklaed
  • DrTerriOU Jan 15 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A1) embrace diversity yourself. Let kids see you walk the walk. #oklaed
  • sarachrisadams Jan 15 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A1: Earning the trust and respect of our Ss! We must respect them as much as we expect them to respect us. #oklaed
  • MsFithian Jan 15 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A1: Genuinely build relationships with all students by finding out their interests. Model acceptable behavior. #oklaed
  • mjjohnson1216 Jan 15 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A1. All other aspects aside .. it really is about the relationships. #oklaed
  • AlleyBeth Jan 15 @ 9:08 PM EST
    Be real with the kids. You have to set the tone first, model model model. #oklaed
  • thnorfar Jan 15 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A2 Knowing & being careful of our bias. Funny how bad we make the environment just based upon how we treat Ss. #oklaed
  • JanalynTaylor Jan 15 @ 9:08 PM EST
    #oklaed A1 Staff have a shared vision of making student relationships a priority. Decisions based on what is best for kids.
  • STLinOK Jan 15 @ 9:08 PM EST
    Love that #oklaed
    In reply to @angietaylor
  • TeachFromHere Jan 15 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A1. Let failure help instead of harm. #oklaed
  • djthoreson Jan 15 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A2: Sure! Next week I'm hoping for an opportunity to read outside... does that count? #oklaed
  • RhondaHarlow Jan 15 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A1: teach critical thinking, build relationships, offer a safe space for questioning #oklaed
  • watersenglish Jan 15 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A2 I really think middle schoolers, esp., need recess. I have some HS Ss who could use some brain breaks through the day, too. #oklaed
  • ClaudiaSwisher Jan 15 @ 9:08 PM EST
    PLEASE!! Recess is important for us all. Research shows it reduces behavior issues in schools...even middle schools. :) #oklaed
  • BeckiLaoshi Jan 15 @ 9:08 PM EST
    #oklaed A1 - teach student to identify their strengths and to acknowledge everyone has different strengths regardless of other factors
  • manders416 Jan 15 @ 9:09 PM EST
    A2 YES! Can teachers have recess, too, please? #oklaed
  • mrsmcreading Jan 15 @ 9:09 PM EST
    Compliments to the writer of Q1! They've got a proud Eng T somewhere & a killer college app essay in their future. Beautiful commas! #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Jan 15 @ 9:09 PM EST
    A2: Middle School is so weird. Yes you need to go outside for like 10 minutes. Your teachers want you to run around! #oklaed
  • BayleeAnthony1 Jan 15 @ 9:09 PM EST
    A1: Teaching & giving respect to students, & by teaching them while their young that everyone is equal especially in my classroom. #oklaed
  • AnnnaVo Jan 15 @ 9:09 PM EST
    A1 Ts should be able to accommodate a student's learning style and be patient w/ the student. Not everyone learn the same way. #oklaed
  • MrRogersTech Jan 15 @ 9:09 PM EST
    A1. Show that you are human. #oklaed
  • kasnelson Jan 15 @ 9:09 PM EST
    A1. By focusing on what's best for each of their students, being positive daily, & LOVING kids! READ #kidsdeserveit #oklaed
  • lsmellott Jan 15 @ 9:09 PM EST
    #oklaed A1: The curriculum needs to fit the Ss; don't just use it for testing. The individual college & career plan idea is the best path.
  • JasonPerez75 Jan 15 @ 9:09 PM EST
    Love it!! #oklaed
  • KBishopOEA Jan 15 @ 9:09 PM EST
    A2. Students need movement from preK to HS and beyond. #oklaed
  • MrsHime Jan 15 @ 9:09 PM EST
    A1: Build relationships with your students, the rest will follow #oklaed
  • CadleySchafer Jan 15 @ 9:09 PM EST
    Cadley Schafer, sophomore at Carl Alber High School, gathering blue #oklaed
  • vperezy Jan 15 @ 9:09 PM EST
    One of my favorite things - spaces that allow for creativity, thought, movement, but still allow you to manage safety #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc Jan 15 @ 9:09 PM EST
    A2: If it's up to me? Absolutely. A couple of them, but only if you'll shower afterwards. Bad news - it's not up to me. #oklaed
  • collums_dawn Jan 15 @ 9:09 PM EST
    A2) Teachers have recess , its called too long staff meetings!! #oklaed
  • ClaudiaSwisher Jan 15 @ 9:09 PM EST
    #oklaed
  • mcappsparks Jan 15 @ 9:09 PM EST
    A2 for the love of all things good and holy, yes! Some kind of REAL break is a must! #oklaed
  • joy4ok Jan 15 @ 9:09 PM EST
    A1: Build relationships with students, their families, and with others who serve and support them at school. #oklaed
  • meyermathwes Jan 15 @ 9:09 PM EST
    A1) Have high expectations for tolerance and encourage desires to learn about/communicate with others #oklaed
  • thnorfar Jan 15 @ 9:09 PM EST
    I vote naps for all grade levels. Its amazing what a good nap would do. Recess would be good too #oklaed
  • LemarrTreadwell Jan 15 @ 9:09 PM EST
    #oklaed A1. Provide Ss: Meaningful work, authentic resources and learning connections = relevancy
  • room20awesome Jan 15 @ 9:10 PM EST
    A1 Create an environment that encourages growth, exploration, choice & collaboration. An environment celebrating individual learners #OklaEd
  • TheMsSutton Jan 15 @ 9:10 PM EST
    A1: Check our privilege, watching interactions (or lack of them), have a sense of humor, knowing fai s not always equal #oklaed
  • katy_nila Jan 15 @ 9:10 PM EST
    Middle schoolers need recess to get all their wiggles out! #prorecess #oklaed
    In reply to @grendelrick
  • ardaughty Jan 15 @ 9:10 PM EST
    A2. Yes. Everyone needs brain breaks. #oklaed
  • sarachrisadams Jan 15 @ 9:10 PM EST
    A2. Our MS Ss have about 20 minutes of recess/day! We just need more for them to do outside. #oklaed
  • Bhayes72 Jan 15 @ 9:10 PM EST
    A2. I sure wish we had time built in the schedule for kids to get a little recess time in. I think it would do us a world of good. #oklaed
  • edgeblogger Jan 15 @ 9:10 PM EST
    A1: This message: "You have value and I refuse to give up on you. I also won't allow you to give up on yourself. Work hard, always! #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Jan 15 @ 9:10 PM EST
    A2: by taking recess away U R Telling them u r not here to have fun! That is false message to convey! #oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 Jan 15 @ 9:10 PM EST
    Yes! high school kids need recess too! Crap I NEED RECESS. It's about finding a balance btwn the 2. Which is what adulting is #oklaed
  • stroudrb Jan 15 @ 9:10 PM EST
    A2: Middle schoolers should totally get a recess. They barely get a PE class. They need to blow off steam! #oklaed
  • vperezy Jan 15 @ 9:10 PM EST
    Where can we get that anti-bias PD, man? #oklaed
  • jcbjr Jan 15 @ 9:10 PM EST
    #oklaed A1: Build into your approach the 3 elements in "Drive" by Dan Pink & facilitate development of Effective Learning skills & let go!
  • MrBurtonMPS Jan 15 @ 9:10 PM EST
    A2) EVERY age group needs some form of "down" or "play" time to allow mind to relax & rejuvenate. #oklaed
  • lmuller90 Jan 15 @ 9:10 PM EST
    A2) @jenksms has a free choice period during advisory called "recharge" where teachers offer sessions they and students select. #oklaed
    In reply to @jenksms
  • angmlittle Jan 15 @ 9:10 PM EST
    A1) work really hard to get them out of the clique mentality so everyone feels equal and comfortable. #oklaed
  • STLinOK Jan 15 @ 9:10 PM EST
    A2: Why not? Taking a few min each day to just "be" is goods at any age. That may look different each day, but point is to find it #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc Jan 15 @ 9:10 PM EST
    Careful or Loveless will push a law demanding at least 17 hours of recess each week without cutting into instructional time... #oklaed
  • BeckiLaoshi Jan 15 @ 9:10 PM EST
    #oklaed A2 - interactive classes outdoors rock! #havealittlefun
  • coach57 Jan 15 @ 9:10 PM EST
    Some middle school students are ready for high school other still elementary minded. #oklaed needs to meet needs of student where they are
  • bridgestyler Jan 15 @ 9:10 PM EST
    A2: Recess is research proven. Kids need to be kids. We say #oklaed is failing bc 13 yr olds aren't doing what 18 yr olds used to do.
  • sarah_b2016 Jan 15 @ 9:10 PM EST
    A) I just told my new student teacher that I need building relationships and getting to know the kids to be her #1 priority #OklaEd
  • lisa3moon Jan 15 @ 9:10 PM EST
    Q1, show up and teach a love of learning. Enjoy the day because the students are worth it. #oklaed
  • AlleyBeth Jan 15 @ 9:10 PM EST
    A2: YES. They need to get that energy out of their system. I feel that there would be better focus if we just give them a break. #oklaed
  • kriscoop80 Jan 15 @ 9:10 PM EST
    Heck forget Middle School, I am game for High School Recess. #oklaed
  • angietaylor Jan 15 @ 9:10 PM EST
    a2 for reals, they have wiggles too! 25 minutes to eat lunch, check your instasnap, and act like a kid is not enough time! #oklaed
  • LemarrTreadwell Jan 15 @ 9:10 PM EST
    #oklaed Drop the mic
    • room20awesome Jan 15 @ 9:10 PM EST
      A1 Create an environment that encourages growth, exploration, choice & collaboration. An environment celebrating individual learners #OklaEd
  • Weinrich3 Jan 15 @ 9:10 PM EST
    A2: YES! For all of our sanity, yes. My kiddos have still have recess in 7&8th and you can still tell the days they are inside #oklaed
  • MsFisher07 Jan 15 @ 9:11 PM EST
    A2. Is there a way to have more class time outside? Engage our kinesthetic learners and also changing environment? #oklaed
  • mjjohnson1216 Jan 15 @ 9:11 PM EST
    A2. Absolutely and purchase exercise bikes on stands - recent research study shows up to 50% decrease in behavior problems #oklaed
  • ChrisParadise Jan 15 @ 9:11 PM EST
    A2) Why not? Of course, I think High Schools need recess too. Workplaces do, why not all schools. #oklaed
  • MrStevenKerr Jan 15 @ 9:11 PM EST
    A2:Well honestly there is not much difference b/w ms and elementary kids, except for the hormones #oklaed
  • paige_kelpine Jan 15 @ 9:11 PM EST
    A1) Remember that they are human beings. Be present. Love them for who they are. #oklaed #mdpurpose
  • MPSTechnology Jan 15 @ 9:11 PM EST
    The real trick is keeping our own bias out when we try to listen. #oklaed
    In reply to @bakerleft
  • TheMsSutton Jan 15 @ 9:11 PM EST
    A1: Check our privilege, watch interactions ( or lack of them), have a sense of humor, know that fair is not always equal #oklaed
  • fsolomon3 Jan 15 @ 9:11 PM EST
    A2) When I stop having fun coming to school, I will retire. Our kids want to have fun too, let them! #oklaed
  • MrBurtonMPS Jan 15 @ 9:11 PM EST
    yes, the showers are important. #SoNoToAxe #oklaed
    In reply to @BlueCerealEduc
  • chelsrob Jan 15 @ 9:11 PM EST
    A2: MS is weird. I taught there four years and was the most awkward 7th grader to ever live. They deserve time to be kids. #oklaed
  • RhondaHarlow Jan 15 @ 9:11 PM EST
    A2 - I ❤ teaching middle school - movement is important & encourages the brain to process #oklaed
  • craigbwall Jan 15 @ 9:11 PM EST
    A2 A transition from Elem to MS at the very least. #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Jan 15 @ 9:11 PM EST
    A2) My teaching days were in MS, there are instructional minute requirements but we had a built in 20-minute break before lunch. #oklaed
  • AlleyBeth Jan 15 @ 9:11 PM EST
    That's right, #oklaed. H-dog is back in the house. (Okay, I'm sorry, I won't call myself that again...)
  • Courtney23Wages Jan 15 @ 9:11 PM EST
    A2: Such a transition year. You can't expect adults when not even half of the students have hit puberty. Why push kids to grow up?! #oklaed
  • grendelrick Jan 15 @ 9:11 PM EST
    Same #oklaed #MDPurpose
  • TeachFromHere Jan 15 @ 9:11 PM EST
    A2) movement is super important - is there a way? Where there is a will… #Oklaed
  • vperezy Jan 15 @ 9:11 PM EST
    Good answer. You've got to let your students be people, too. #oklaed
    • ShelbyJr3 Jan 15 @ 9:06 PM EST
      Oi with the tough ones! It's about human decency and being good for humanity's sake. Ts HAVE to encourage respect and kindness #oklaed
  • awages1 Jan 15 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A2) KIDS ARE KIDS! Please don't run middle schools like jails; allow students to learn in a fun environment & give them recess! #oklaed
  • grendelrick Jan 15 @ 9:12 PM EST
  • meghanloyd Jan 15 @ 9:12 PM EST
    Reasons why I teach middle school...because I'm weird. #oklaed
  • MrsBeck25 - Moderator Jan 15 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A2: Recess for MS and up should not be a priv. They need it! Education World: Recess: Necessity or Nicety? #oklaed https://t.co/vQplxLsGAz
  • middelsupt Jan 15 @ 9:12 PM EST
  • nsulla Jan 15 @ 9:12 PM EST
    Sorry I'm late! Nancy Sulla is joining #IAedchat and #OklaEd; creator of the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom #LATIC; author of:
  • kasnelson Jan 15 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A2: YES! Even us adults can benefit from taking a break and being "moving around"! #oklaed
  • Biobellrocks Jan 15 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A2 Brain breaks are wonderful. Sometimes during plan I try to take 5 to reboot. They need it too #oklaed
  • ECHSHoward Jan 15 @ 9:12 PM EST
    By ensuring students have access to the technology they need to take the reins of their own learning and become life long learners #Oklaed
  • MrStevenKerr Jan 15 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A2: Honestly, this is an issues why some Ss struggle in school, because they need to be up and moving around #oklaed
  • jenncruz3032 Jan 15 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A2: Recreational time is important for@middle and high school students, especially during the day! Time to decompress and reflect! #oklaed
  • lmuller90 Jan 15 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A2) @edgeblogger brought the Recharge idea to us and the @jenksms team has implemented the last two years. #oklaed
    In reply to @edgeblogger, @jenksms
  • grendelrick Jan 15 @ 9:12 PM EST
    Yeah, no kidding. #oklaed
    • BlueCerealEduc Jan 15 @ 9:10 PM EST
      Careful or Loveless will push a law demanding at least 17 hours of recess each week without cutting into instructional time... #oklaed
  • ccoxteach Jan 15 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A2.2 but if a schedule doesn't allow for recess- let's be better about adding movement to our classes #numbbum #braindumb #oklaed
  • edgeblogger Jan 15 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A2: Absolutely - all work and no play makes Jack hate school. There's always room for humor and fun in education. #oklaed
  • trevor_wd Jan 15 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A2: Our school gives them 25 minutes before lunch. Four square is king for the fun ones. The cool kids mingle. It's a good time. #oklaed
  • JanalynTaylor Jan 15 @ 9:12 PM EST
    #oklaed A2 Even adults want to move! Try sitting in a meeting for an hour, it can be so difficult to sit still!
  • katy_nila Jan 15 @ 9:12 PM EST
    good point 🚿 #oklaed
    In reply to @BlueCerealEduc, @grendelrick
  • lsmellott Jan 15 @ 9:12 PM EST
    #oklaed A2: Ss should be able to create their own clubs, like a hacky sack club, and play it during a 20 minute break each day.
  • TeachFromHere Jan 15 @ 9:12 PM EST
    I have more conversations when I own up to my own mistakes - and talk about my life…#Oklaed
    In reply to @MrRogersTech
  • epsokparents Jan 15 @ 9:12 PM EST
    Heather Holland - Edmond parent and stay at home mom. Just wanting to observe since I am new but happy to join! #oklaed
  • mrsmcreading Jan 15 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A2) I would love to give my MS darlings a recess if they would do anything except stare at screens for the entire time. #oklaed
  • tutaleni Jan 15 @ 9:13 PM EST
    A1. As educators we need to learn about other cultures, and not just those outside of our nation(s) - cultures of our students). #oklaed
  • room20awesome Jan 15 @ 9:13 PM EST
    A2 Middle school kiddos need time to "play"...and our youngest kiddos need more time to "play" #oklaed
  • ClaudiaSwisher Jan 15 @ 9:13 PM EST
    Every day, in every way, we resist. We educate. We reinforce our Ss self-worth. We advocate. Every day. #oklaed
  • KatieKinder1 Jan 15 @ 9:13 PM EST
    So much truth. #oklaed
  • TheMsSutton Jan 15 @ 9:13 PM EST
    A2: My advisory class is basically recess, but we can't go outside.It's meant to be more structured, but my MSs just need to chillax #oklaed
  • angietaylor Jan 15 @ 9:13 PM EST
    a2 and then with classes you can't even walk around the classroom easily #oklaed
  • djthoreson Jan 15 @ 9:13 PM EST
    Welcome to #oklaed ! Parent input is always appreciated and welcome!
    In reply to @epsokparents
  • meghanloyd Jan 15 @ 9:13 PM EST
    A3: Tests....I hate them too, just do the best that you can do I will be happy no matter what. #oklaed
  • paige_kelpine Jan 15 @ 9:13 PM EST
    A2) Yes please! Brain breaks in the classroom are an alternative. #oklaed
  • BrandyLance Jan 15 @ 9:13 PM EST
    Recess allows children appropriate time to socialize and expend energy. They need it and teachers need the down time too. #oklaed
  • MrsHime Jan 15 @ 9:13 PM EST
    A2: I would say middle schoolers still need Brain Breaks #oklaed
  • KathySDunn Jan 15 @ 9:13 PM EST
    #oklaed I laugh that Corporate allows employees to use the company gym during work day. Teachers barely get to use the company bathroom.
    • ChrisParadise Jan 15 @ 9:11 PM EST
      A2) Why not? Of course, I think High Schools need recess too. Workplaces do, why not all schools. #oklaed
  • grendelrick Jan 15 @ 9:13 PM EST
    Started from the MS now I'm here. #oklaed #Drake #MDPurpose
  • angietaylor Jan 15 @ 9:14 PM EST
    a2 and then with class sizes you can't even walk around the class easily #oklaed
  • teacherman82 Jan 15 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A3. Convince your school district to move to standards-based grading? This question is tough. #oklaed
  • JasonPerez75 Jan 15 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A3: Like it or not, state tests are part of our educational landscape...but they don't have to be the most important part. #oklaed
  • ECHSHoward Jan 15 @ 9:14 PM EST
    Yes! More unstructured time to create and collaborate and pursue developing interests! #Oklaed
  • meyermathwes Jan 15 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A2) Studies say taking breaks while studying shows best results. Learning in a classroom isn't dif. Breaks give time to process. #oklaed
  • bakerleft Jan 15 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A2: Yes. As much as my classroom autonomy will permit. #oklaed
  • jcbjr Jan 15 @ 9:14 PM EST
    #oklaed A2: Absolutely should have breaks & physical activity --> Recess with a student-controlled purpose!!!
  • DrTerriOU Jan 15 @ 9:14 PM EST
    was at an Apple event. Speaker went over apple watches all over the room told people to get up and move. #oklaed #funny
    In reply to @JanalynTaylor
  • ShelbyJr3 Jan 15 @ 9:14 PM EST
    Here's the million dollar question. I tell my kiddos it's a test to see if u can just do something u hate bc someone expects you to #oklaed
  • giveawaynood Jan 15 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A1: Teaching & giving respect to students, & by teaching them while their young that everyone is equal especially in my classroom. #oklaed
  • stroudrb Jan 15 @ 9:14 PM EST
    So if everyone agrees on MS and HS recess then why don't we? #oklaed
  • Stv_Gilliland Jan 15 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A2: Give them time to run around a little after lunch...social time, recess, call it what you want. #oklaed
  • KBishopOEA Jan 15 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A3. Starts with central office to site level the true purpose of testing. No single thing should define Ss. #oklaed
  • jenncruz3032 Jan 15 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A3: to shift that monkey, the adults in charge need to start listening to kids and find other ways to assess learning! #oklaed
  • STLinOK Jan 15 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A3: It's about efficacy, not single snapshot. I give example of spouse - BRILLIANT chef - takes experience, grit, not scores #oklaed
  • RhondaHarlow Jan 15 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A3: Shifting that monkey will be difficult since the circus will be no more ... Testing needs to be shifted from the foreground #oklaed
  • awages1 Jan 15 @ 9:14 PM EST
    YESSSSS! ❤️ #oklaed
    • Courtney23Wages Jan 15 @ 9:11 PM EST
      A2: Such a transition year. You can't expect adults when not even half of the students have hit puberty. Why push kids to grow up?! #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Jan 15 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A3: decision makers should be people invested in public education. Foreign concept I know, but it seems like a good idea to me. 😏#oklaed
  • MrBurtonMPS Jan 15 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A3) start by focus the anti-monkey message on the 👂👂 of relevant policy makers at state & national levels. They need to 👂 from kids #oklaed
  • MrStevenKerr Jan 15 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A3:This starts with communicating with Ps, Ss, and politicians,we have to remember a number/score doesn't define us #oklaed
  • djthoreson Jan 15 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A4: We can't without preparing you for the tests that come later in life. But we can help you learn to reduce test anxiety! #oklaed
  • ardaughty Jan 15 @ 9:15 PM EST
    A3. Every Ss blooms differently. In addition to the test, performance based., portfolio and the eye test! #oklaed
  • KathySDunn Jan 15 @ 9:15 PM EST
    A3: #oklaed Students – Do so many things right that the headlines are waiting to see what you will do next!
  • tutaleni Jan 15 @ 9:15 PM EST
    A3. We should share our own failures #oklaed
  • coach57 Jan 15 @ 9:15 PM EST
    #oklaed needs to find a balance. How well you do on a test is going to decided scholarships, college entrance, law school, med school etc
  • chelsrob Jan 15 @ 9:15 PM EST
    A3: Ss must be advocates too. YOU are who matters - legislators need to hear your voices. #oklaed
  • AssignmentHelpN Jan 15 @ 9:15 PM EST
    #hsgovchat #iaedchat #oklaed #probchat #txeduchat 17 for ’17: Experts on E-learning & EdTech Trends for 2017 https://t.co/I9aiwWWsrV
  • teacherman82 Jan 15 @ 9:15 PM EST
    A3. What constitutes "doing well" in life? Money? Happiness? 8 hours of sleep per night? #oklaed
  • room20awesome Jan 15 @ 9:15 PM EST
    A3 As educators we MUST do right by kids...don't be a sell out. Focus on kids not a test score. #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Jan 15 @ 9:15 PM EST
    A3: Another answer what @JasonPerez75 said...#oklaed
    In reply to @JasonPerez75
  • mcappsparks Jan 15 @ 9:15 PM EST
    A3 in my classroom, I can do it. Out, I don't know--society doesn't always value important things like honesty, integrity, kindness. #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere Jan 15 @ 9:15 PM EST
    Always enjoy it when @alicekeeler shares! @ShelbyJr3 #oklaed
    In reply to @alicekeeler, @ShelbyJr3
    • alicekeeler Jan 15 @ 9:14 PM EST
      sigh middle school kids are not adults, they should not (nor us) be sitting all day. Weird is good also!
      In reply to @ShelbyJr3, @TeachFromHere
  • cdeen15 Jan 15 @ 9:15 PM EST
    Late joining the chat, Christy Deen, computers, ybk, #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc Jan 15 @ 9:15 PM EST
    A3: First and foremost, KUDOS to whatever student used the term "shift that monkey" - #oklaed
  • bridgestyler Jan 15 @ 9:15 PM EST
    A3: Make all #okleg take the very tests they advocate 4. That'll open their eyes 2 the tragedy of the testing CULTure we've created. #oklaed
  • ECHSHoward Jan 15 @ 9:15 PM EST
    More project based learning objectives and less focus on collecting points. #oklaed
  • cmontgomery16 Jan 15 @ 9:15 PM EST
    #oklaed
    • cmontgomery16 Jan 15 @ 9:14 PM EST
      A3: Getting rid of EOI's was a step in the right direction! However, tests are a vital way to judge understanding a subject.
  • angmlittle Jan 15 @ 9:15 PM EST
    A2) they don't have recess in middle school?! :/ I had no idea!! Mine are headed there next year. Nervous for this transition #oklaed
  • Bhayes72 Jan 15 @ 9:15 PM EST
    A3. Teachers have to start treating these tests as "no big deal". Some T's get so worked up that kids can sense the tension. #oklaed
  • DrTerriOU Jan 15 @ 9:15 PM EST
    A3. With your parents write letters to legislators. Let them know. #oklaed
  • AlleyBeth Jan 15 @ 9:15 PM EST
    A3: We have to stop focusing on the tests, first... #oklaed
  • ccoxteach Jan 15 @ 9:15 PM EST
    A3- give kids an opportunity to EXPLOre their passions and show them off... #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc Jan 15 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A3: If we're doing what we should, they'll probably be fine on whatever tests they're required to take. #oklaed
  • vperezy Jan 15 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A2 Hells YES. When I taught middle school, I took those kids outside because they needed recess. #oklaed
  • grendelrick Jan 15 @ 9:16 PM EST
  • kasnelson Jan 15 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A2: Teachers and leaders- get out there and enjoy recess WITH the kids! It's a win-win! I promise! #oklaed
  • middelsupt Jan 15 @ 9:16 PM EST
  • MrsDSings Jan 15 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A4: I don't know why we have homework at all outside of reading and the occasional project. #oklaed
  • BeckiLaoshi Jan 15 @ 9:16 PM EST
    #oklaed promote project based learning and use more formative assessments
  • ballouberry Jan 15 @ 9:16 PM EST
    .A2: YES, YES, and YES! Let's not rush things. They have the rest of their lives to be "grown." #recess #activity #socialization #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere Jan 15 @ 9:16 PM EST
    I usually need to run in the middle of the day or something - I cannot sit all darn day… #oklaed
    In reply to @kasnelson
  • macydg Jan 15 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A2: I really like the idea of movement and games to teach content. Students can play, have fun, and learn at the same time. #oklaed
  • cdeen15 Jan 15 @ 9:16 PM EST
    Focus on progress in all areas, not just tests. #oklaed
    In reply to @grendelrick
  • BlueCerealEduc Jan 15 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A3: if you mean MY tests, that's easy - variety and flexibility. #oklaed
  • Weinrich3 Jan 15 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A3:don't know how to shift all of it but I tell my kids I don't care about the score, I DO care if they can show me they've grown. #oklaed
  • awages1 Jan 15 @ 9:16 PM EST
    She speaks the truth! #oklaed
    • KathySDunn Jan 15 @ 9:13 PM EST
      #oklaed I laugh that Corporate allows employees to use the company gym during work day. Teachers barely get to use the company bathroom.
      • ChrisParadise Jan 15 @ 9:11 PM EST
        A2) Why not? Of course, I think High Schools need recess too. Workplaces do, why not all schools. #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Jan 15 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A4: I don't give homework ever...so there's that. #oklaed
  • angietaylor Jan 15 @ 9:16 PM EST
    a3 tests should be used for data to guide future lesson plans. not to punish kids or teachers #oklaed
  • PrincipalNyberg Jan 15 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A2. Recess is a must for my MS Ss. The more movment, the better. Helps in the de-squirreling process. #oklaed
  • kriscoop80 Jan 15 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A3: YEPPERS! This is why my kids are a loud to correct tests and quizzes until understanding. #oklaed
  • hoffman_debbie Jan 15 @ 9:16 PM EST
    Debbie. Cache 5/6 Prin. Fmr ELA teacher 7-12, JH/HS Prin. Joining late😢#oklaed
  • AnnnaVo Jan 15 @ 9:16 PM EST
    #oklaed
    • AnnnaVo Jan 15 @ 9:16 PM EST
      A3: don't give a test after every ch. it ends up being a game of memorization vs. do I really know the stuff. Give more real life scenarios
  • nsulla Jan 15 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A1) Embrace S-driven learning for personalized, meaningful engagement and A2) fun! #LATIC #Oklaed A MS for you: https://t.co/SvUB8oE3CT
  • ChrisParadise Jan 15 @ 9:16 PM EST
    Right! And some have pool tables, etc. because they recognize the value of the break. *sigh* #OklaEd
    In reply to @KathySDunn, @grendelrick
  • LemarrTreadwell Jan 15 @ 9:16 PM EST
    #oklaed My wife is MS Principal. Her workload is incredible.
  • lsmellott Jan 15 @ 9:17 PM EST
    #oklaed A3: Plan, organize, & implement a project like a book sale to raise money for The Children's Hospital is better than a test score.
  • montgomeryok Jan 15 @ 9:17 PM EST
    Q4: Our son has a teacher who collects assignments weekly. Makes it nice for the kids to have to work on their time management. #oklaed
  • watersenglish Jan 15 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A4 I don't give homework, unless it's connected to something my Ss would do anyway, like listen to your favorite song... #oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 Jan 15 @ 9:17 PM EST
    I don't assign homework... never have. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #oops #oklaed
  • bakerleft Jan 15 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A3: Intentionally and verbally de-emphasize testing in classrooms and across entire buildings. #oklaed
  • contrarymary96 Jan 15 @ 9:17 PM EST
    Yes! This!! #oklaed
  • lisa3moon Jan 15 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A2, MSs are supposed to be social. It is part of their job and how they become adults . Recess, no but semi-structured social time #oklaed
  • Courtney23Wages Jan 15 @ 9:17 PM EST
    #oklaed
    • Courtney23Wages Jan 15 @ 9:16 PM EST
      A3: life skills are more important than test grades. How can you succeed in life if you cant even talk in an interview? We need networking!
  • kasnelson Jan 15 @ 9:17 PM EST
    I hear you!!! Can't stand being in my office in front of my computer...blah! 😝 #oklaed
    In reply to @TeachFromHere
  • jlreed2011 Jan 15 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A3) Stop making school grades based solely on academic achievement but include growth, opportunity, and social skills #oklaed
  • cmontgomery16 Jan 15 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A4: I can attest to this! A dual enrollment class, 2 AP classes, after scholl tennis, and a job, its not easy and is alot of stress! #oklaed
  • Stv_Gilliland Jan 15 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A3: Need to reprioritize as a state. #oklaed
  • vperezy Jan 15 @ 9:17 PM EST
    Welcome to #oklaed, jump on in whenever you like!
    In reply to @epsokparents
  • islandsofjakeke Jan 15 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A3: Teachers should stop perpetuating the idea that success is defined by a perfect ACT score or a 4.0. Success is what you make it #oklaed
  • djthoreson Jan 15 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A4: Because #oklaed believes that until you graduate, school is supposed to BE your job! I only give it a few times a semester.
  • watersenglish Jan 15 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A4 Although I do encourage my Ss to read at least 15 min per day. I suggest right bef. bed. Reading=sleep? 2 birds/1 stone... #oklaed
  • ClaudiaSwisher Jan 15 @ 9:18 PM EST
    I'm so sorry...we forget U have rich lives away fr our rooms..not right. Not fair.1 school had altdue dates 4 projects-it helped. #oklaed
  • KBishopOEA Jan 15 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A4. out of the mouth of babes - we need to look at the true purpose of homework. #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc Jan 15 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A4: Mine usually comes w/ a window of several days for just that reason. However... #oklaed
  • THEOFFICIALXT3 Jan 15 @ 9:18 PM EST
    #oklaed YESSS GIRL
    In reply to @Courtney23Wages
  • fsolomon3 Jan 15 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A3) My HS ACT score showed I wasn't college ready. 30 years in public ed later, I'd have to disagree! Testing isn't everything! #oklaed
  • MsFithian Jan 15 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A4: I don't give homework - precisely for this reason. We are ALL so busy! Of course, I don't teach AP classes... #oklaed
  • Weinrich3 Jan 15 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A4: I don't assign homework. I want them to leave me and do all of those other things which can teach valuable lessons too #oklaed
  • STLinOK Jan 15 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A4: My Ss know I try for balance, but also work toward time management (AP). I'd like to fit school into 8am-2pm too! #oklaed
  • MrStevenKerr Jan 15 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A3B: This also leads down the path of Standards Based Grading debate #oklaed
  • angietaylor Jan 15 @ 9:18 PM EST
    a4 some teachers are 'homework unaware' and think they are great teachers when they assign a lot. just throwing that out there... #oklaed
  • KathySDunn Jan 15 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A4: Preparation for life! Much you need to know before we let you go! & now the truth- That’s what we’ve always done #notagoodanswer #oklaed
  • TheMsSutton Jan 15 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A3: Show them examples of people who did well w/o killing it on standardized tests, like Einstein (who didn't have them 😉) #oklaed
  • JasonPerez75 Jan 15 @ 9:18 PM EST
    It's so easy to forget that kids have very busy lives outside of school...whether they want to or not. #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc Jan 15 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A4: ... for many Ss, anything due more than 2-3 days away means "forget about this forever." #oklaed
  • ChrisParadise Jan 15 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A3) Students, get involved. Meet your legislators. Tell your stories. Write editorials. Use your voice! We will help if you need it. #OklaEd
  • BrandyLance Jan 15 @ 9:18 PM EST
    High stakes testing IS stressful for teachers though and you are right, the students feel it too. #oklaed
    In reply to @Bhayes72
  • thnorfar Jan 15 @ 9:18 PM EST
    really!!! I'm going to San Fran. How was LA? #oklaed
    In reply to @DrTerriOU
  • BeckiLaoshi Jan 15 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A4 I have a homework free class #oklaed
  • mrsmcreading Jan 15 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A3)If the message you receive=this specific test prepares you 4 life, that's wrong.But studying/showing what u know is a life skill. #oklaed
  • meyermathwes Jan 15 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A3) A small thing schools can do is celebrate & showcase the talents/strengths/interests of their Ss. Have a "Brag" board in halls #oklaed
  • room20awesome Jan 15 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A4 I'm not a fan of busywork/homework...so I'm not sure. #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Jan 15 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A4: I also was the kid in AP classes, had voice and piano lessons, rehearsals, and a job... I remember it well! #oklaed
  • PrincipalNyberg Jan 15 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A4. One of the convos from #DitchSummit. What adult works all day and then wants to go do 2 more hours of work at home? #oklaed @alicekeeler
    In reply to @alicekeeler
  • KimberBlodgett Jan 15 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A4: I don't assign HW because I realize students have a life outside of school as do I. #oklaed work smarter, not harder!
  • tutaleni Jan 15 @ 9:18 PM EST
    Many of us educators don't know how to do this. #oklaed
    • DrTerriOU Jan 15 @ 9:08 PM EST
      A1) embrace diversity yourself. Let kids see you walk the walk. #oklaed
  • Bhayes72 Jan 15 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A4. Because that's what we want done damnit! #oklaed
  • KO___Ray Jan 15 @ 9:19 PM EST
    A2 I was a mid. school student once, I feel you. I think that making lessons active and engaging can help with this. #oklaed
  • MrStevenKerr Jan 15 @ 9:19 PM EST
    A4:This is what happens when Ts live in silos, they don't see Ss as anything other than their Ss and homework is most important #oklaed
  • djthoreson Jan 15 @ 9:19 PM EST
    A4b: Prep for real life! How many adults do you know who don't bring their work home with them? #oklaed
  • teacherman82 Jan 15 @ 9:19 PM EST
    A4: Students who take multiple AP classes should be prepared for lots of homework / reading per night. Diff from reg HS. #oklaed
  • jcbjr Jan 15 @ 9:19 PM EST
    #oklaed A3: Switch to non-testing assessment based upon Students' documentation of learning / learning concerns aligned with standards!
  • mcappsparks Jan 15 @ 9:19 PM EST
    A4 wellll, there are lessons about time management...but my assignments are due two or three days after I announce for that reason #oklaed
  • katy_nila Jan 15 @ 9:19 PM EST
    recess in college? I'm a fan!! #oklaed
    In reply to @ChrisParadise
  • bridgestyler Jan 15 @ 9:19 PM EST
    A4: I'm torn here. I see the issue, but I also know that these are options that were chosen by the Ss. Sacrifices R sometimes made. #oklaed
  • awages1 Jan 15 @ 9:19 PM EST
    A3) If I build confidence & excitement for learning despite a test score, I have done my job well! A test score does not define S! #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere Jan 15 @ 9:19 PM EST
    A3) Truth be told - good teachers will find a way to ensure student success. Period. #oklaed
  • Biobellrocks Jan 15 @ 9:19 PM EST
    A3: How to prepare for a test is such a life skill but pre and post to determine improvement and knowledge gained, thats what i like #oklaed
  • kasnelson Jan 15 @ 9:19 PM EST
    A3: value the CHILD, not the test score. Focus on the strengths and interests of each kiddo. #oklaed
  • edgeblogger Jan 15 @ 9:19 PM EST
    A3: Start a blog so you can rail incessantly about the implications of test-based accountability. Hope someone eventually listens. #oklaed
  • Bhayes72 Jan 15 @ 9:19 PM EST
    A4. Seriously though, learning how to juggle life is a needed skill. Some T's get carried away though and don't think about the Ss. #oklaed
  • teacherman82 Jan 15 @ 9:19 PM EST
    A4: I would want to see the student's course schedule who asked this question. #oklaed
  • AlleyBeth Jan 15 @ 9:19 PM EST
    A4: As an AP teacher, I try to keep these things in mind. On-level classes rarely get HW because I don't have books to send home. #oklaed
  • PrincipalNyberg Jan 15 @ 9:19 PM EST
    A3. Life IS the test. That's what the monkey says. #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc Jan 15 @ 9:19 PM EST
    I'm fine w/ all you "NO HW" people, but let's not get all uppity and self-righteous about it. Different kids, different needs... #oklaed
  • middelsupt Jan 15 @ 9:20 PM EST
  • grendelrick Jan 15 @ 9:20 PM EST
  • vperezy Jan 15 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A4 Students need to learn time management for life. I am anti-homework, but that's valuable skill. #oklaed
  • smithroland94 Jan 15 @ 9:20 PM EST
    #oklaed A2. When I taught Alt Ed in okc. Play time was the gateway to success. You have to think like a kid no matter how weird it gets.
  • nsulla Jan 15 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A3) Teach thru #PBL using a Design Process. Ss learn critical life skills while building the tested skills. #Oklaed https://t.co/wkWWIIKmv5
  • MrsHime Jan 15 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A4: Maybe that is something your district should address #oklaed
  • BayleeAnthony1 Jan 15 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A3: We can shift the 🐵by testing our Ss in other ways, to show that everyone shines in their own way. #oklaed
  • kriscoop80 Jan 15 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A4a: I don't have hwk this year, but it is called time management. Not all T's assign homework. #oklaed
  • TheMsSutton Jan 15 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A4: Sometimes Ts are too precious about their class, but remember we have pressures, too, like putting in a certain # of grades/week #oklaed
  • Ryan7Read Jan 15 @ 9:20 PM EST
    LEGO Minifigures for STEAM | https://t.co/qJTcZHMBUU project by Mr. Read #oklaed https://t.co/QMYkgOs8h6
  • HartfordJimmy Jan 15 @ 9:20 PM EST
    Jimmy Hartford Mathematico in Cushing Hs Current book: God Emperor of Dune #oklaed
  • grendelrick Jan 15 @ 9:20 PM EST
    Very true. #oklaed
    • BlueCerealEduc Jan 15 @ 9:18 PM EST
      A4: ... for many Ss, anything due more than 2-3 days away means "forget about this forever." #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere Jan 15 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A4) you never had me…We had weekly work and used #flipclass to manage it. #oklaed
  • saul02_terry Jan 15 @ 9:20 PM EST
    #oklaed A4 those teachers are living in the *all about me world* How hard would it b to assess the wk n activities b4 planning the homework
  • LemarrTreadwell Jan 15 @ 9:20 PM EST
    #oklaed Provide Relevancy, Relationships and Rigor. No Ss after graduation ever said, "I remember that standardized test I took"...
  • watersenglish Jan 15 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A5 Mandatory zeroes? #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Jan 15 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A4) Perhaps Ts feel pressured to get things done and feel like they can't take the time to allow for students to take extra time. #oklaed
  • RhondaHarlow Jan 15 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A4: It all depends on the purpose and the relevancy, imo. #oklaed
  • Biobellrocks Jan 15 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A4: I give the students a voice. Do you need a few days? What other big assignments are due? It's their grade after all #oklaed
  • sarachrisadams Jan 15 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A4. Forget homework. Ss need time to work on curriculum in our presence. Try flipping your classroom! #oklaed
  • Courtney23Wages Jan 15 @ 9:20 PM EST
    #oklaed
    • Courtney23Wages Jan 15 @ 9:20 PM EST
      A4: that's funny because when the ball is on the other side of the court they just give busy work. Again, more pressure on us. We can't win🙈
  • ChrisParadise Jan 15 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A4) Good question. I don't give homework. Kids work all day. No need to do so at night too. #OklaEd
  • CadleySchafer Jan 15 @ 9:20 PM EST
    Q4: teachers should collect homework once a week on a set day to let students work at their own pace & balance other activities #oklaed
  • kriscoop80 Jan 15 @ 9:21 PM EST
    A4b It is called extracurricular for a reason. and AP is suppose to be college prep (where there is homework) #oklaed
    In reply to @kriscoop80
  • ardaughty Jan 15 @ 9:21 PM EST
    A4. Agreed. Most homework is busy work. Get rid of it. Do something meaningful with purpose instead. #oklaed
  • tutaleni Jan 15 @ 9:21 PM EST
    A4. Because this thing called school that's supposed to prepare you for "real world" doesn't always look like "real world" #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Jan 15 @ 9:21 PM EST
    I don't assign HW but I do let parents know if there is a certain skill their child could use more practice with and I provide that. #oklaed
  • nattybelle10 Jan 15 @ 9:21 PM EST
    A4. Do not take multiple AP classes if you can't handle the work load on top of your extracurricular activities. AP means more work. #oklaed
  • djthoreson Jan 15 @ 9:21 PM EST
    A5: I'm torn. I get it, yet I'd prefer they do all work missed. It can be a cop out for students: I CAN'T do it. #oklaed
  • watersenglish Jan 15 @ 9:21 PM EST
    A5 I give my Ss time to revise any assignment they want for a higher grade, esp. if they never did it. Revision = learning #oklaed
  • ballouberry Jan 15 @ 9:21 PM EST
    .A4: AMEN! I have this dilemma w/my @SNU_MAEL hmwrk occasionally. ;) Did a presentation in @kennethdward class abt #nohomeworkpolicy #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc Jan 15 @ 9:21 PM EST
    A5: What are "mandatory zeroes"? #oklaed
  • STLinOK Jan 15 @ 9:21 PM EST
    And if any of you Ss (current or former) are lurking. Chime in on this, please #oklaed
    • STLinOK Jan 15 @ 9:18 PM EST
      A4: My Ss know I try for balance, but also work toward time management (AP). I'd like to fit school into 8am-2pm too! #oklaed
  • HartfordJimmy Jan 15 @ 9:21 PM EST
    A4: I teach Calculus and Algebra 1 So far very little HW is assignd mainly bc im not that organized. Hasn't hurt anything so far...#oklaed
  • joy4ok Jan 15 @ 9:21 PM EST
    A2; Find your niche, your passion, your sport, your cause--and that can become your recess when the bell breaks from the required. #oklaed
  • grendelrick Jan 15 @ 9:21 PM EST
    Yes. #oklaed
    • teacherman82 Jan 15 @ 9:19 PM EST
      A4: Students who take multiple AP classes should be prepared for lots of homework / reading per night. Diff from reg HS. #oklaed
  • dena_rogers Jan 15 @ 9:21 PM EST
    A4 - my daughter has a T that gives S's assignments for the week at once. This allows S’s to do work based on their schedule #oklaed
  • kriscoop80 Jan 15 @ 9:21 PM EST
    A4c: You have to learn when to say no and when you can do it. This is real world #oklaed
    In reply to @kriscoop80
  • islandsofjakeke Jan 15 @ 9:21 PM EST
    A4: RIGHT!! Some of my teachers make us do assignments where we have to collaborate with our parents, as if they don't have jobs 😂 #oklaed
  • ccoxteach Jan 15 @ 9:21 PM EST
    A4- really a follow up question- and what does that look like for kids as we #flipclassroom #oklaed
  • teacherman82 Jan 15 @ 9:21 PM EST
    A5. So this means if a student skips a class, s/he can't make up the assignment (or quiz or test?) from that day? #oklaed
  • bakerleft Jan 15 @ 9:21 PM EST
    A4: High performing schools falsely attribute their academic success to masses of homework. "A" schools should rethink homework. #oklaed
  • lsmellott Jan 15 @ 9:21 PM EST
    #oklaed A4: I give homework that requires Ss to plan & to complete an assignment between 2-4 weeks. Trying to get rid of procrastinating.
  • meghanloyd Jan 15 @ 9:21 PM EST
    A5: It is very hard to learn your music for my class when you aren't there. I understand you need to miss, but if it is all the time.#oklaed
  • jdunnington Jan 15 @ 9:21 PM EST
    Late to the dialogue, my apologies. Thanks for the invite to tonight's student led questions @JefferyCorbett. #listening #oklaed
    In reply to @JefferyCorbett
  • paige_kelpine Jan 15 @ 9:22 PM EST
    A3) We are trying to work on it. All of your Ts agree! #oklaed
  • JasonPerez75 Jan 15 @ 9:22 PM EST
    The message to kids: "Don't worry about what you missed, it's not that important." #oklaed
  • MsFithian Jan 15 @ 9:22 PM EST
    A5: Not familiar with "mandatory zeroes". Seems most schools want to give Ss multiple opportunities to make up zeroes! #oklaed
  • Weinrich3 Jan 15 @ 9:22 PM EST
    A5: what purpose would a mandatory zero serve? No better consequences? #oklaed
  • vperezy Jan 15 @ 9:22 PM EST
    Most of the teachers I know. #oklaed
  • djthoreson Jan 15 @ 9:22 PM EST
    If there is an unexcused absence, the S is not allowed to make anything up - just get a zero for everything missed #oklaed
    In reply to @BlueCerealEduc
  • bridgestyler Jan 15 @ 9:22 PM EST
    A5: Unexcused absences need to be tracked & accounted for. That's real life. Mandatory zeros are just dumb. Simply put. #oklaed
  • awages1 Jan 15 @ 9:22 PM EST
    How do you learn from mandatory zeros?! Not in my classroom...ever! #oklaed
  • DrTerriOU Jan 15 @ 9:22 PM EST
    A5. I worry when it's the parents problem if not that is how real world works You miss. You miss out. #OklaEd
  • jenncruz3032 Jan 15 @ 9:22 PM EST
    A4: many teachers teach like they were taught, just need to change thinking processes. Practice doesn't always make perfect... #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Jan 15 @ 9:22 PM EST
    If I have a child that needs more math facts practice we make flash cards and send them home to practice. #oklaed
  • grendelrick Jan 15 @ 9:22 PM EST
    A5 #oklaed If you have 20 absences and a 95 in my class, either you're a genius, or my class is a breeze.
  • RhondaHarlow Jan 15 @ 9:22 PM EST
    A5: I believe this also goes back to the relevancy and the purpose. What is the "end goal" for the mandatory zero? #oklaed
  • djthoreson Jan 15 @ 9:22 PM EST
    Yep. My District has this policy. #oklaed
    In reply to @teacherman82
  • MrsHime Jan 15 @ 9:22 PM EST
    A5: If a missed assignment isn't turned in a timely manner I think it has to be recorded as incomplete #oklaed
  • ECHSHoward Jan 15 @ 9:22 PM EST
    I rarely give homework. Students need to learn work/life balance too! #Oklaed
  • ChrisParadise Jan 15 @ 9:22 PM EST
    Yup! I always scheduled classes so I had a nice break during the day.Volleyball and the gym were good places to spend it. #OklaEd
    In reply to @katy_nila
  • watersenglish Jan 15 @ 9:23 PM EST
    Or you came in at lunch & made up all your work... #oklaed
    In reply to @grendelrick
  • ccoxteach Jan 15 @ 9:23 PM EST
    right... but I am hearing some crazy stories of all the prep homework kids are doing when we #flipclassroom #oklaed
    In reply to @sarachrisadams
  • PrincipalNyberg Jan 15 @ 9:23 PM EST
    "want to" or "need to"? #oklaed
    In reply to @vperezy
  • jcbjr Jan 15 @ 9:23 PM EST
    #oklaed A4: Homework should not have a deadline nor be graded; it should be used by Ss to document progress learning!
  • meghanloyd Jan 15 @ 9:23 PM EST
    right!!!! How do I grade a kid if they never are in rehearsal!!! #oklaed
    In reply to @grendelrick
  • KathySDunn Jan 15 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A5: #oklaed “0” doesn’t tell me what S knows. It only tells me S didn’t get a job done. Still need to find out what the S knows.
  • BeckiLaoshi Jan 15 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A5 generally if they don't come to class, they will get an F. Last year I did have 1 who got an A but had too many absences. #oklaed
  • angietaylor Jan 15 @ 9:23 PM EST
    a5 give a kid a zero for being absent is dumb. where is the learning and what message does this send??? #oklaed
  • KBishopOEA Jan 15 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A5. this one is tough - if Ss are getting unexcelled abs. & zeros. Its time to start digging what to do to help. #oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 Jan 15 @ 9:23 PM EST
    I'll give a 0, but I'll change it if u bring quality work. Our Ss get 10 days a semester and I think that's TOO MANY. Come to school #oklaed
  • collums_dawn Jan 15 @ 9:23 PM EST
    Welcome!!! #oklaed
  • manders416 Jan 15 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A5 don’t like mandatory zeros. The assignment is given to see what Ss know. Grading behavior, not understanding of concept. #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc Jan 15 @ 9:23 PM EST
    I'd never heard of "mandatory zeros" before. How primitive and ignorant. Who DOES that?! #oklaed
  • ClaudiaSwisher Jan 15 @ 9:23 PM EST
    I never gave mandatory Zeros...shh...don't tell my principals. Uex absences...are mostly choices-as such there are consequences. #oklaed
  • STLinOK Jan 15 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A5: For most part, I ignore policies of "mandatory zero". If you build assessments around knowledge...the "practice" is just that #oklaed
  • MrsBeck25 - Moderator Jan 15 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A4: Cant comment. Don't believe in HW. We worked bell to bell. HW was a result of mismanagement of time #oklaed
  • dena_rogers Jan 15 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A5 - mixed. sometimes student’s forget to get an assignment done. zero remind S’s. T’s also need to remember they can excuse work #oklaed
  • MrBurtonMPS Jan 15 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A5) I'm not a fan of using grade book as a punitive weapon. Real world expects you to show up though. #oklaed
  • AlleyBeth Jan 15 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A5: I don't have an unexcused absence rule. I do have a mandatory zero policy I rarely enforce unless you plain don't work with me. #oklaed
  • bakerleft Jan 15 @ 9:23 PM EST
    Self reflection: anti-racist and anti-sexist work is critical for me. #oklaed
    In reply to @lisa3moon, @vperezy
  • KimberBlodgett Jan 15 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A5: I don't give 0s! They can't recover from that. A 50 is still an F. And it doesn't scream I hate this kid like a 0 does. #oklaed
  • tawnrundle Jan 15 @ 9:23 PM EST
    the answer to that is a teacher! 😉 #oklaed
    In reply to @PrincipalNyberg
  • BrandyLance Jan 15 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A5: Why should kids get the same grade if they don't do the same work as others? #oklaed
  • sarah_b2016 Jan 15 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A4) testing season: designated uninterrupted "study hall" the last 7 min of class. Short assign. help me and Ss. HW if not finished #OklaEd
  • teacherman82 Jan 15 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A5. It sounds like your school cares more about punishment than learning. :( #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere Jan 15 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A5) there should be an absence policy - but I have a hard time with zeros. The goal is to assess student learning. Right? #oklaed
  • lisa3moon Jan 15 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A3, tests and evaluation is part of life. We need to teach HOW to take tests. Change the ideas about measure who we are w tests #oklaed
  • vperezy Jan 15 @ 9:23 PM EST
    Ah, important difference. Honestly, sometimes I want to because I enjoy the work. #oklaed
    In reply to @PrincipalNyberg
  • jlreed2011 Jan 15 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A5) I am opposed to any zero score. It penalize the student too much and does not give accurate measure of learning. #oklaed
  • ardaughty Jan 15 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A5. "Unexcused can be worked out. Let's have a conversation on it. What happened?" would be a great start to build true trust. #oklaed
  • grendelrick Jan 15 @ 9:24 PM EST
  • middelsupt Jan 15 @ 9:24 PM EST
  • sarachrisadams Jan 15 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A5. How are mandatory zeros beneficial for S success? #oklaed
  • ccoxteach Jan 15 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A5 Does a 0 mean they learned 0 material? And how do they come back from a 0? #oklaed
  • Supt_Jordan Jan 15 @ 9:24 PM EST
  • Stv_Gilliland Jan 15 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A5: The goal should be to learn, hard to learn if students aren't there consistently. Get to know the kids & their situation #oklaed
  • meyermathwes Jan 15 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A4Time Manag IS an important skill Ss need to learn. But Ts can teach this without overwhelming Ss. Balance is key but can be tricky #oklaed
  • paige_kelpine Jan 15 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A4) This T doesn't assign HW! When Ss are inspired to obtain add'l info @ home, I've succeeded in my goal. #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc Jan 15 @ 9:24 PM EST
    I mean, I guess there might be some settings and some kids for whom this makes sense. I hate to over-condemn. But egads. #oklaed
  • kriscoop80 Jan 15 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A5: My S's can make up anything, but I do put zeroes in after the two-day makeup district policy. #oklaed
  • PrincipalNyberg Jan 15 @ 9:24 PM EST
    We do that, but I don't think we "want to". Of course we are a little different, lol. #oklaed
    In reply to @tawnrundle
  • MrStevenKerr Jan 15 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A5: The automatic zero is like you forget to pay a bill and your credit rating is automatically 0, doesnt make sense #oklaed
  • BeckiLaoshi Jan 15 @ 9:24 PM EST
    @grendelrick #oklaed We had a heart to heart that school is about community and not just knowledge.
    In reply to @grendelrick
  • angietaylor Jan 15 @ 9:24 PM EST
    a5 excessive absences and truancy....it is often a parent problem, not student #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Jan 15 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A5: By the way I do give zeros. If you sit and my rehearsal and do nothing you get a zero. Choir is not that hard. #oklaed
  • room20awesome Jan 15 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A5 Students don't learn much from a zero...just say'n #oklaed
  • STLinOK Jan 15 @ 9:24 PM EST
    Agree, if grades are about knowledge, not behaviors, then absences don't figure as auto zeroes. #oklaed
    • bridgestyler Jan 15 @ 9:22 PM EST
      A5: Unexcused absences need to be tracked & accounted for. That's real life. Mandatory zeros are just dumb. Simply put. #oklaed
  • grendelrick Jan 15 @ 9:24 PM EST
    The question is whether students with unexcused absences should be allowed to make up the work they missed for a grade. #oklaed
    • BrandyLance Jan 15 @ 9:23 PM EST
      A5: Why should kids get the same grade if they don't do the same work as others? #oklaed
  • JasonPerez75 Jan 15 @ 9:24 PM EST
    Winner!!!!!!!!!! #oklaed
    • KimberBlodgett Jan 15 @ 9:23 PM EST
      A5: I don't give 0s! They can't recover from that. A 50 is still an F. And it doesn't scream I hate this kid like a 0 does. #oklaed
  • dena_rogers Jan 15 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A5 - I like 50 based grading. #oklaed
  • ECHSHoward Jan 15 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A4) I use @StackupScore to give students credit for reading they would do anyway pursuing their interests. #Oklaed
    In reply to @StackupScore
  • ChrisParadise Jan 15 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A5) Can you explain mandatory zeroes? #OklaEd
  • TheMsSutton Jan 15 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A5: No tolerance policies, no matter how well intentioned, create more problems & headaches. Talk to the S, make a plan. #oklaed
  • PrincipalNyberg Jan 15 @ 9:24 PM EST
    Nothing wrong with that. I challenge my Ts to make homework like that for their Ss. #oklaed
    In reply to @vperezy
  • TylerCSmith815 Jan 15 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A12: According to my college textbooks pay was lowered once more women entered the field. Then it just continued. So, #sexism #oklaed
  • AlleyBeth Jan 15 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A5: I will work with any student that is willing to work with me to come up with a way for them to get credit for their work. #oklaed
  • MrsDSings Jan 15 @ 9:25 PM EST
    A6: been asking this for 25 yrs. let me know if you find out the answer because I sure as hell don't know. #oklaed
  • contrarymary96 Jan 15 @ 9:25 PM EST
    A5: the State of Ok has insured that everyone will be concerned about a student's attendance with the new A-F. #oklaed
  • awages1 Jan 15 @ 9:25 PM EST
    A4) Homework should be given minimally! #oklaed
  • djthoreson Jan 15 @ 9:25 PM EST
    I think it is supposed to incentivize Ps to call, making it an excused absence. Doesn't always work. :-( #oklaed
    In reply to @Weinrich3
  • grendelrick Jan 15 @ 9:25 PM EST
    Love the kids more than the rules. That's your superintendent's policy. #oklaed
  • mrsmcreading Jan 15 @ 9:25 PM EST
    A5) Half my Ss want to be in the NFL/NBA yet have chronic absences. Will cost them big $ someday. Now's the time to learn that. #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc Jan 15 @ 9:25 PM EST
    I mean, it's not like Ss that skip regularly end up doing all that stellar anyway, but... jeeeez... #oklaed
  • MrsBeck25 - Moderator Jan 15 @ 9:25 PM EST
    A5: Was always up to teacher discretion. I don't believe in 0s. Ill fight you over a 0 #OklaEd
  • meyermathwes Jan 15 @ 9:25 PM EST
    A4 b) Optional "homework" for extra practice/help is also good!! #oklaed
  • nsulla Jan 15 @ 9:25 PM EST
    A4&5) I love these Ss' ?s! Prob is we have a compliance model of educ. Engaged Ss invent their own homework & hate to miss school. #Oklaed
  • saul02_terry Jan 15 @ 9:25 PM EST
    #oklaed A5 unexcused absence is so 1980! Total absence limit is needed - doc notes otherwise schl culture shld be so good Ss want to b there
  • Weinrich3 Jan 15 @ 9:25 PM EST
    A6: because you can't test those subjects to death? #nogoodreason #oklaed
  • teacherman82 Jan 15 @ 9:25 PM EST
    A6. Because football. #oklaed
  • paige_kelpine Jan 15 @ 9:25 PM EST
    A5) Zeros aren't acceptable in my class. Ss must do the work. Lunch detention to do wk, calls home, and encouragement. #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Jan 15 @ 9:25 PM EST
    A6: As a choir teacher I wish I could give you an answer, but no one seems to know. And our state won't let us have nice things. #oklaed
  • watersenglish Jan 15 @ 9:25 PM EST
    A6 Because they don't make the people in charge richer... #oklaed
  • ardaughty Jan 15 @ 9:25 PM EST
    A5. Mandatory 0's = laziness. Help your Ss complete the assignment. Make sure it's meaningful not busy work. Busy work is killing #oklaed.
  • cmontgomery16 Jan 15 @ 9:25 PM EST
    A6: GREAT QUESTION! Our band (and other arts) is amazing yet the funding, and even credit, seems to go elsewhere... #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere Jan 15 @ 9:25 PM EST
    This right here -> You still need to perform. #oklaed
  • jenncruz3032 Jan 15 @ 9:25 PM EST
    A4: parents often complain about there being no homework! Maybe T's could schedule different days for HW assignments... #oklaed
  • islandsofjakeke Jan 15 @ 9:25 PM EST
    A5: There should be more leniency w/what we're allowed to turn in for full credit, it's hard to get a doctor's note sometimes! #oklaed
  • JasonPerez75 Jan 15 @ 9:26 PM EST
    Why waste the oxygen? #oklaed
  • empoind Jan 15 @ 9:26 PM EST
    @middelsupt believe that it's okay to act like one instead of learning to be professional young. #oklaed
    In reply to @middelsupt
  • Bhayes72 Jan 15 @ 9:26 PM EST
    A5. I agree with Tyler. #oklaed
  • mrterborg Jan 15 @ 9:26 PM EST
    Mandatory zeros are punitive and dangerous. Should never happen. #oklaed
    In reply to @bridgestyler
  • Courtney23Wages Jan 15 @ 9:26 PM EST
    A5: they honestly don't bug me. School is a job just show up in time and you will be fine🤘🏻 #oklaed
  • TylerCSmith815 Jan 15 @ 9:26 PM EST
    A6: Teachers need to act like a team. If the football coach gets pumped up about a band concert, his students will follow suit. #oklaed
  • vperezy Jan 15 @ 9:26 PM EST
    I see a red flag there for students who don't have parents available because they don't live at home. #oklaed
  • tutaleni Jan 15 @ 9:26 PM EST
    A5. Without a 0 policy for unexcused absence, do we run a risk of giving the unrealistic impression that life has a do over policy? #oklaed
  • ballouberry Jan 15 @ 9:26 PM EST
    .A5: I feel grumpy. Isn't the overall objective, to teach students? #rhetoricalquestion #oklaed
  • sarah_b2016 Jan 15 @ 9:26 PM EST
    Are you kidding me?! Wow! Yet another reason for high drop out rates! #oklaed
  • DrTerriOU Jan 15 @ 9:26 PM EST
    that's my point! Many kids were constantly tardy it's beyond their power #OklaEd
    In reply to @mcappsparks
  • ClaudiaSwisher Jan 15 @ 9:26 PM EST
    Ummm because policymakers won't listen to Ts, or Ss or principals? We DO know arts are core! And necessary. #oklaed
  • thnorfar Jan 15 @ 9:26 PM EST
    Amen!! #oklaed
    • ardaughty Jan 15 @ 9:25 PM EST
      A5. Mandatory 0's = laziness. Help your Ss complete the assignment. Make sure it's meaningful not busy work. Busy work is killing #oklaed.
  • STLinOK Jan 15 @ 9:26 PM EST
    That's a (er) "DARN" good question & I'd argue that the #oklaed posse is in agreement with your frustration.
  • mjjohnson1216 Jan 15 @ 9:26 PM EST
    A5. Consider purchasing this book or gift one to a teacher you know. #oklaed
  • MrBurtonMPS Jan 15 @ 9:26 PM EST
    A6) testing culture "dictates" direction of funding & attention. Sad but true. #ClarinetPlayer #ChoirTenor #oklaed
  • PrincipalNyberg Jan 15 @ 9:26 PM EST
    A5. Zeros end up hurting more than just the Ss grade. It affects the culture of the class. Actually creates more work for T. #oklaed
  • grendelrick Jan 15 @ 9:26 PM EST
    I graded anything that students turned in. Sometimes they couldn't control whether their absences were excused or not. #oklaed
    • BlueCerealEduc Jan 15 @ 9:25 PM EST
      I mean, it's not like Ss that skip regularly end up doing all that stellar anyway, but... jeeeez... #oklaed
  • cdeen15 Jan 15 @ 9:26 PM EST
    I don't agree with mandatory zeros. #oklaed
  • dena_rogers Jan 15 @ 9:26 PM EST
    A5 - absences- S’s need to dev good work habits, showing up for you job is essential. think about the effect on S’s when a T is out #oklaed
  • ardaughty Jan 15 @ 9:26 PM EST
    A5. The real question is how do we help keep Ss accountable for work & how do we help Ts teach Authentic lessons. #oklaed
  • grendelrick Jan 15 @ 9:27 PM EST
  • middelsupt Jan 15 @ 9:27 PM EST
  • lsmellott Jan 15 @ 9:27 PM EST
    #oklaed A5: I would like to know why Ss have unexcused absences. What are the reasons? Why do they skip school?
  • jcbjr Jan 15 @ 9:27 PM EST
    #oklaed A5: no HW grading --> no zeros. If school is valued, no unexcused absences; work to build S motivation for learning!
  • TeachFromHere Jan 15 @ 9:27 PM EST
    A6) Oh my goodness…don’t even get me started…so critical to educating the whole child. #oklaed
  • angietaylor Jan 15 @ 9:27 PM EST
    a6 cause it's not on the test #oklaed
  • KBishopOEA Jan 15 @ 9:27 PM EST
    A.6 investing in the arts should be a priority - we know the way but are looking for leg. to find the will. #oklaed
  • nsulla Jan 15 @ 9:27 PM EST
    A6) I often ask myself that. The arts BUILD #executivefunction, collaboration, problem-solving ... and relate to all other subjects. #Oklaed
  • MrStevenKerr Jan 15 @ 9:27 PM EST
    A6:When it comes to funding and there is not enough tough cuts have to be made, most ppl are fine with arts and not sports #oklaed
  • bridgestyler Jan 15 @ 9:27 PM EST
    A6: Sad, but we know why. #oklaed
  • Biobellrocks Jan 15 @ 9:27 PM EST
    I've never given a mandatory zero. Ss should have the opportunity to make up work regardless of how their absence is labeled #oklaed
  • lisa3moon Jan 15 @ 9:27 PM EST
    A4, great ideas about homework here. Too many teachers don't use it effectively, don't evaluate w purpose Ed malpractice #oklaed
  • AlleyBeth Jan 15 @ 9:27 PM EST
    A5: Why don't I have an unexcused absence policy? Because not every parent is involved enough to call in to get an absence excused. #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc Jan 15 @ 9:27 PM EST
    A6: Because our state legislators are controlled by dark forces who never learned to color or had a single TMBG CD. #oklaed
  • RhondaHarlow Jan 15 @ 9:27 PM EST
    A5: Unfortunately because making public education look successful is not on the agenda for most in power. #oklaed
  • BeckiLaoshi Jan 15 @ 9:27 PM EST
    A6: if there is one thing Capitol Hill HS is good at, it is our Academy of Arts #oklaed
  • KathySDunn Jan 15 @ 9:27 PM EST
    A6: I can’t say that the Arts are funded more poorly than anything else in our district. In #oklaed we are equal opportunity under-funders.
  • PhynyxRising Jan 15 @ 9:27 PM EST
    and parents can't always afford a Dr's visit! #oklaed
    In reply to @islandsofjakeke
  • DJMatthews80 Jan 15 @ 9:27 PM EST
    I'm turning into @realJFW following #oklaed chats. He's a good role model as a legislator for #oklaed
    In reply to @realJFW
  • TeachFromHere Jan 15 @ 9:27 PM EST
    In my world it would be mandatory for each student to participate in this in some way/shape/form #oklaed
  • ClaudiaSwisher Jan 15 @ 9:27 PM EST
    @BlueCerealEduc -- If I assigned sthing, I cared about what kids were thinking. I wanted to read their ideas. #oklaed
    In reply to @grendelrick, @BlueCerealEduc
  • room20awesome Jan 15 @ 9:27 PM EST
    I'm not sure how tests are part of real life. I haven't taken one in quite sometime. Evaluation, observation...yes. #oklaed
    In reply to @lisa3moon
  • ChrisParadise Jan 15 @ 9:27 PM EST
    Ah ha! Sure. If it was worth assigning, it is worth doing. If it gets done, it deserves a grade. #OklaEd
    In reply to @grendelrick
  • angmlittle Jan 15 @ 9:27 PM EST
    A3) Continue to educate #okleg and the public about how little test scores really matter and why the results provide little benefit. #oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 Jan 15 @ 9:27 PM EST
    Because it's the easiest thing to cut when the money goes? I have no idea, it breaks my heart. #oklaed
  • MrsDSings Jan 15 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A6b: hire excellent Ts. Kids want to be part of something excellent, whether it's band or baseball. They flock to the best programs #oklaed
  • grendelrick Jan 15 @ 9:28 PM EST
    Sad but true #oklaed
    • MrStevenKerr Jan 15 @ 9:27 PM EST
      A6:When it comes to funding and there is not enough tough cuts have to be made, most ppl are fine with arts and not sports #oklaed
  • CadleySchafer Jan 15 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A5: if students are absent they should be required to make it up. Not much to change on our exhorting policy in my opinion! #oklaed
  • TylerCSmith815 Jan 15 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A6: And same for the drama teacher. Don't act like we are better than the basketball team. Support the other student groups! #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Jan 15 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A6: if there was a state test over music or art it would be fully funded. Until then.. not a priority! #oklaed
  • HartfordJimmy Jan 15 @ 9:28 PM EST
    a6; thats easy. politicans be like, I can fix that #oklaed
  • MsFisher07 Jan 15 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A5. Pros and cons to mandatory zeros. Students need to be held accountable, but also be allowed room for growth. #OklaEd
  • dena_rogers Jan 15 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A6 - because there is no high stakes test that coincides with those courses #snarky #oklaed
  • jenncruz3032 Jan 15 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A5: kids have to be at school to learn. I hate 0's! If I assign it it has a purpose and needs to be done. Not all T's work this way #oklaed
  • Bhayes72 Jan 15 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A6. Because they don't generate revenue and cost a lot of money. Also, hard to get respect when other T's or Adms don't value you. #oklaed
  • MrsBeck25 - Moderator Jan 15 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A6: Our society doesn't value educating the entire child... Hit the basics and call it good #oklaed
  • djthoreson Jan 15 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A6: Because the RIGHT people don't know (or care, I guess). And it's not tested, which is why cut them #oklaed
  • angietaylor Jan 15 @ 9:28 PM EST
    a6 my admin regularly asks if there is anything i need for band. it might take some time or other resources but i feel supported #oklaed
  • ClaudiaSwisher Jan 15 @ 9:28 PM EST
    OK, #oklaed, I finished #SherlockFinale -- maybe I can pay attention here now.
  • ardaughty Jan 15 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A5. I hated my Alg. 2 teacher giving me 50 questions for hw when I already knew how to do it. She never connected it to my life #oklaed.
  • teacherman82 Jan 15 @ 9:28 PM EST
    6a A. I had a few small parts in our high school's production of Les Mis. What bonding & fun! My fav memory from that school year. #oklaed
  • ChrisParadise Jan 15 @ 9:28 PM EST
    Lol! I wasn't understanding the connection between the absences and the zeroes. #OklaEd
    In reply to @JasonPerez75
  • PrincipalNyberg Jan 15 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A6. This is the beauty of teaching at the MS. You get to expose Ss to all this stuff without worrying about grad requirements. #oklaed
  • kriscoop80 Jan 15 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A6: GREAT QUESTION. Where is the money #okleg??? @MaryFallin?? #oklaed
    In reply to @MaryFallin
  • Weinrich3 Jan 15 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A6 celebrate all of their activities in my room. Post concert, art show dates. Ask about performances in class. Get them talking. #oklaed
  • grendelrick Jan 15 @ 9:29 PM EST
    TMBG is something we should all agree on. #oklaed
    • BlueCerealEduc Jan 15 @ 9:27 PM EST
      A6: Because our state legislators are controlled by dark forces who never learned to color or had a single TMBG CD. #oklaed
  • DrTerriOU Jan 15 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A6b. Allow to letter in arts? #oklaed
  • JefferyCorbett Jan 15 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A6) Well, when we can't even afford textbooks or technology... #oklaed (we need the arts!)
  • saul02_terry Jan 15 @ 9:29 PM EST
  • Courtney23Wages Jan 15 @ 9:29 PM EST
    #oklaed
    • Courtney23Wages Jan 15 @ 9:28 PM EST
      A6: BOY! School honestly is more about state titles >>>> music program. Sad, but true😭
  • TylerCSmith815 Jan 15 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A6: Art teachers: teach design by having your students make mock ups for the baseball team's t-shirts each year. #oklaed
  • sarah_b2016 Jan 15 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A5) what about that kid who doesn't have a safe place to live and P who wont call in to verify an absence. Yeah, teaching ALL Ss #OklaEd
  • KBishopOEA Jan 15 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A 6b encourage Ss for follow their passion - most importantly find places where Ss can join and belong. #oklaed
  • angietaylor Jan 15 @ 9:29 PM EST
    a6 my students that struggle in reading words become better at that....by reading music! #oklaed
  • mrsmcreading Jan 15 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A6)Take heart! There are some excellent Ts sacrificing instructional time to integrate arts to hopefully inspire you to pursue more! #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Jan 15 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A6b: Admin hire amazing Ts. If you build it they will come. #oklaed
  • PhynyxRising Jan 15 @ 9:29 PM EST
    #oklaed A6. Ed in the Arts has been shown to increase a child's learning ability..yetits the first to go..
  • BeckiLaoshi Jan 15 @ 9:29 PM EST
    #oklaed Q6 -the other more fun response is our lawmakers be like... #passaplan
  • bakerleft Jan 15 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A5: When we penalize absences, are we addressing why the student was absent? #oklaed
  • TheMsSutton Jan 15 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A6: Pretty sure it's money; more expensive things are first to go, except sports 'cuz 'Merica. #oklaed
  • mcappsparks Jan 15 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A6 because our society no longer values those things. And we are all the poorer as a result. #oklaed
  • giveawayvoxer Jan 15 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A6. Because they don't generate revenue and cost a lot of money. Also, hard to get respect when other T's or Adms don't value you. #oklaed
  • edgeblogger Jan 15 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A6: Every class is the MOST important subject to one or more students in every school. We must value all of them. #oklaed
  • MrsHime Jan 15 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A6: Good question #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Jan 15 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A6: I guess it's okay to ignore all the research that says how the arts helps students mental and social growth. Let's ignore that. #OklaEd
  • ECHSHoward Jan 15 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A5) Ss should be judged by their output. In my class everything is available online so Ss who have complicated lives can keep up #oklaed
  • ardaughty Jan 15 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A5 cont. So I wouldn't do those hw assignments. If it were 15 problems, yes. Anything beyond that, #nahhomie #oklaed
  • paige_kelpine Jan 15 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A6) Amen, times infinity! (I know a student cabinet member that may have asked this one!) Arts are a core subject-end of discussion! #oklaed
  • manders416 Jan 15 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A6b Share what my boys do in band w my Ss. Youngest son even got to come in & demonstrate percussion skills 4 my Ss. They loved it! #oklaed
  • ccoxteach Jan 15 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A6- I've asked this many times... but dang, those football field sure look nice. #oklaed
  • room20awesome Jan 15 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A6 my best answer...because our legislators aren't too concerned with research. #oklaed
  • MrBurtonMPS Jan 15 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A6b) teachers need to show up at art events as often as they do sporting events; shows you care. Many mentioned relationships on Q1. #oklaed
  • angietaylor Jan 15 @ 9:30 PM EST
    a6 my students that struggle with numbers in math become better at that...by being exposed to a new way of looking at math in music! #oklaed
  • AlleyBeth Jan 15 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A6: I wish I had a solid answer. I'm directing Drama right now and it's sad to see how little these programs are funded and valued. #oklaed
  • dena_rogers Jan 15 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A5 - absolutely! S's should be able to make up work. Isn’t our number one goal to “educate” students? Late is better than not #oklaed
    • grendelrick Jan 15 @ 9:24 PM EST
      The question is whether students with unexcused absences should be allowed to make up the work they missed for a grade. #oklaed
      • BrandyLance Jan 15 @ 9:23 PM EST
        A5: Why should kids get the same grade if they don't do the same work as others? #oklaed
  • angmlittle Jan 15 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A4) It prepares you for life as an adult/parent where you barely have time to sit each day bc there is so much to be done. #oklaed
  • JasonPerez75 Jan 15 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A6: Because someone with power was pissed off they didn't get the role of "Captain Hook" in the school play? #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Jan 15 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A6) Because ignorant legislators do not understand how much the arts support the core subjects and think the arts are extra #oklaed
  • MrsHime Jan 15 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A6b: Integrate the arts in your everyday lessons #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc Jan 15 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A6: Non-educators still believe the ideal school day means competing with China for Calculus scores. #oklaed
  • LemarrTreadwell Jan 15 @ 9:30 PM EST
    #oklaed By 2019 fifty percent of high school classes will be online
  • djthoreson Jan 15 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A6b: The new ELA standards encourage more visual and performing arts! #oklaed
  • mcappsparks Jan 15 @ 9:30 PM EST
    THIS. #oklaed
    • TylerCSmith815 Jan 15 @ 9:26 PM EST
      A6: Teachers need to act like a team. If the football coach gets pumped up about a band concert, his students will follow suit. #oklaed
  • ClaudiaSwisher Jan 15 @ 9:30 PM EST
    Letter jackets? Only partly kidding. We must highlight kids' talents and skills. Show we're proud of our artists. #oklaed
  • macydg Jan 15 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A6: Textbooks, low T/S ratios, technology are good for brain development too, but still aren't funded. It's all about priorities. #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere Jan 15 @ 9:30 PM EST
    unfortunately this is so true…#Oklaed
    In reply to @dena_rogers
  • MsFisher07 Jan 15 @ 9:30 PM EST
    @TeachFromHere tbh I'm still confused on flipped classroom and how to do this effectively without overwhelming students...any tips? #OklaEd
    In reply to @TeachFromHere
  • joy4ok Jan 15 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A4: School assignments are practice for real life. Success requires good time management, meeting deadlines, learning from mistakes. #Oklaed
  • TylerCSmith815 Jan 15 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A6: Tl:dr all teachers should be aware of other student groups events and openly, consistently, and loudly support those groups. #oklaed
  • fsolomon3 Jan 15 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A6) Be there and be supportive. #oklaed
  • MrBurtonMPS Jan 15 @ 9:30 PM EST
    😞😔😢😥 but true. #oklaed
    In reply to @angietaylor
  • dena_rogers Jan 15 @ 9:30 PM EST
    AMEN! #preachingtothechoir junior high kids can’t drive #oklaed
    • angietaylor Jan 15 @ 9:24 PM EST
      a5 excessive absences and truancy....it is often a parent problem, not student #oklaed
  • BeckiLaoshi Jan 15 @ 9:30 PM EST
    Q6b - Be interested in the arts yourself #oklaed
  • KathySDunn Jan 15 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A6b: #oklaed Teachers and admins who attend concerts and other events that showcase our students talents are blessed beyond measure. #justGo
    • DelCityEagles Dec 11 @ 12:30 AM EST
      This stage just needs performers, music, and a large audience. DCHS Vocal Music concert, Tuesday, 12-13-16, at 7:00 p.m. #packthehouse
  • Courtney23Wages Jan 15 @ 9:31 PM EST
    A6b: talk up how good the students are doing or act interested. When teachers aren't interested, the students won't be either #oklaed
  • middelsupt Jan 15 @ 9:31 PM EST
  • ChrisParadise Jan 15 @ 9:31 PM EST
    A6) Because some people don't see their value. We need to work to help them see. #OklaEd
  • grendelrick Jan 15 @ 9:31 PM EST
  • Bhayes72 Jan 15 @ 9:31 PM EST
    6b. Treat their classes the same as you would Algebra or English. Elective classes is what helps gets kids to college anyway. #oklaed
  • mjaydenmills Jan 15 @ 9:31 PM EST
    Hi #oklaed! Following along-just joining late! Jayden Mills, Chickasha Senior (Most recent book completed is my fave: To Kill A Mockingbird)
  • angietaylor Jan 15 @ 9:31 PM EST
    a6 my students that struggle with confidence or esteem....improve in those areas with music class! then everything improves! #oklaed
  • Stv_Gilliland Jan 15 @ 9:31 PM EST
    A6: Political chaos=no funding #oklaed
  • jcbjr Jan 15 @ 9:31 PM EST
    #oklaed A6: Because politicians & policy people don't make decisions for reasons that make sense & align with research outcomes!
  • thnorfar Jan 15 @ 9:31 PM EST
    Wow. I thought I was just away for five minutes and we are on Q7 already. Ditto to everything :) #oklaed
  • meyermathwes Jan 15 @ 9:31 PM EST
    A5) While not all situations are same/deserve same repercussion, learning accountability and responsibility will only prepare Ss. #oklaed
  • lsmellott Jan 15 @ 9:31 PM EST
    #oklaed A6: I incorporate the arts into my English classes; that's how important I think it is. It connects to the interests of Ss.
  • BlueCerealEduc Jan 15 @ 9:31 PM EST
    Russian schools actual promote arts and such - we may see a realignment of priorities coming sooner than expected.... #oklaed
  • ECHSHoward Jan 15 @ 9:31 PM EST
    Because Oklahoma Legislators never watched Gung Ho #Oklaed
  • awages1 Jan 15 @ 9:31 PM EST
    6b) SHOW UP! Talk up the programs, be involved, coaches need to encourage their athletes to participate, too!! TEAMWORK! #oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 Jan 15 @ 9:31 PM EST
    Participate in the arts! Go to the art show, the play, the concert and cheer like you would at the game #oklaed
  • djthoreson Jan 15 @ 9:31 PM EST
    A7: I'm trying the whole PBL thing this semester. It's hard letting go of the control, but they're doing amazing so far! #oklaed
  • STLinOK Jan 15 @ 9:31 PM EST
    Honest answer (and this is a direct quote from an EDU making 6 figures) "sports are what passes bonds". We need a culture shift #oklaed
  • AnnnaVo Jan 15 @ 9:31 PM EST
    A6b: give more recognition, hands down! #oklaed
  • paige_kelpine Jan 15 @ 9:31 PM EST
    A6b) It's all in the presentation! Priorities are MADE, not a given. #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Jan 15 @ 9:31 PM EST
    A7: You got to be able to fail and figure out how to bounce back. #oklaed
  • angietaylor Jan 15 @ 9:32 PM EST
    a6b shut down the bandfag or choirqueer or orchdork language. there I said it #oklaed
  • kriscoop80 Jan 15 @ 9:32 PM EST
    A6b: Just start by supporting them. How many football games have you been too? How many choir concerts?. #oklaed
  • ClaudiaSwisher Jan 15 @ 9:32 PM EST
    I did that too...showed how arts and literature all are connected. Made my job more fun! #oklaed
    In reply to @lsmellott
  • PrincipalNyberg Jan 15 @ 9:32 PM EST
    #savage #oklaed
    • BlueCerealEduc Jan 15 @ 9:31 PM EST
      Russian schools actual promote arts and such - we may see a realignment of priorities coming sooner than expected.... #oklaed
  • edgeblogger Jan 15 @ 9:32 PM EST
    A7: By assigning learning activities that promote memorization of facts rather than critical application of knowledge. #oklaed
  • ChrisParadise Jan 15 @ 9:32 PM EST
    A7) That doesn't seem to be my problem. I've been told I expect too much from kids. #OklaEd
  • TheMsSutton Jan 15 @ 9:32 PM EST
    A6: I should also clarify that I teach at a school which focuses on the arts and still every year there's a funding battle. #oklaed
  • angmlittle Jan 15 @ 9:32 PM EST
    A5) Teachers can't educate students if they aren't there and they can't grade work that's not turned in. #oklaed
  • AlleyBeth Jan 15 @ 9:32 PM EST
    A6b: Show up to events! Participate in fundraisers. Talk about how the arts are important. Be an advocate for the arts. #oklaed
  • DrewC75 Jan 15 @ 9:32 PM EST
    A6: If Shakespeare is good enough for prisoners, it's good enough for students. #oklaed https://t.co/NdUgMPxYqJ
  • LemarrTreadwell Jan 15 @ 9:32 PM EST
    #oklaed drop the mic. Politicians doing something for and to teachers.
    • jcbjr Jan 15 @ 9:31 PM EST
      #oklaed A6: Because politicians & policy people don't make decisions for reasons that make sense & align with research outcomes!
  • RhondaHarlow Jan 15 @ 9:32 PM EST
    A6b: build their exposure & background knowledge to a variety of arts by integrating it into everyday work #oklaed
  • mcappsparks Jan 15 @ 9:32 PM EST
    A6b CELEBRATE ALL YOUR STUDENTS! Post dates of concerts, exhibitions, recitals--show up to them--and then talk about it to Ss and Ts #oklaed
  • PhynyxRising Jan 15 @ 9:32 PM EST
    #oklaed A6: art & music teach you those pesky life skills you don't get elsewhere, like team work, compassion, project management..
  • angietaylor Jan 15 @ 9:32 PM EST
    a6b @grendelrick that picture! the feels! #oklaed
    In reply to @grendelrick
  • islandsofjakeke Jan 15 @ 9:32 PM EST
    A6: At Del City we have one of the best jazz bands in the state, yet there's not enough support for it because "it's not football" 🤔 #oklaed
  • teacherman82 Jan 15 @ 9:32 PM EST
    A6b. I do my best to attendance performances of my students--as well as athletic events. #oklaed
  • mrsmcreading Jan 15 @ 9:33 PM EST
    A7) We must back off be quiet more. Sorry. It's very counter to our nature. We'r working on it. #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere Jan 15 @ 9:33 PM EST
    Make it part of your school culture. This comes from leadership and faculty. #oklaed
  • bridgestyler Jan 15 @ 9:33 PM EST
    A7: Don't write off their crazy ideas because they are 'just kids'. Listen to them & help them find ways to pursue their creativity. #oklaed
  • lsmellott Jan 15 @ 9:33 PM EST
    #oklaed A6b. You celebrate it, you show how it can connect to other subjects, & you show that Ss can earn scholarships for it.
  • nsulla Jan 15 @ 9:33 PM EST
    A7) I am always in awe of Ss in #LATIC schools: solving real-word probs, self-assessing & setting goals, managing time, learning. #Oklaed
  • BeckiLaoshi Jan 15 @ 9:33 PM EST
    Q7 #oklaed -Stop answering their questions and make them find their answers on their own. #justsayno2learnedhelplessness
  • ardaughty Jan 15 @ 9:33 PM EST
    A6. Honestly, Houghton Mifflin, Pearson, etc. haven't found a way to profit from the arts yet. #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Jan 15 @ 9:33 PM EST
    A7) We can start by raising our expectations of what they can do, model that expectation, treat them as young adults, and be adults #oklaed
  • CadleySchafer Jan 15 @ 9:33 PM EST
    A6: It should be seen as a time of expression, not just a class you take only for credit! Students should be encouraged! #oklaed
  • ChrisParadise Jan 15 @ 9:33 PM EST
    A student after @ClaudiaSwisher's heart. #OklaEd
    In reply to @mjaydenmills, @ClaudiaSwisher
  • watersenglish Jan 15 @ 9:33 PM EST
    A7 Give them choice, trust them. Let them have a say in what they learn & how they display learning. #oklaed
  • bakerleft Jan 15 @ 9:33 PM EST
    A6b: (unpopular answer) Stop talking about sports all the time. #oklaed
  • djthoreson Jan 15 @ 9:33 PM EST
    Amen! #oklaed
    In reply to @BeckiLaoshi
  • mjaydenmills Jan 15 @ 9:33 PM EST
    Funds will be found for what is made a priority- unfortunately, high stakes testing has shifted priority away from the Arts #oklaed
  • cmontgomery16 Jan 15 @ 9:33 PM EST
    A7: Stop making exceptions for student laziness. #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Jan 15 @ 9:34 PM EST
    I feel like I'm coming across as the mean choir teacher that fails everyone tonight and reads smutty romance novels. #oklaed
  • room20awesome Jan 15 @ 9:34 PM EST
    A6b Incorporate the arts into your day, help Ss see art is all around us! #oklaed
  • dena_rogers Jan 15 @ 9:34 PM EST
    A7 - work with them to let them make choices about their education. Don’t TELL them what to do, equip and empower them #oklaed
  • AnnnaVo Jan 15 @ 9:34 PM EST
    When I realized I forgot to put #oklaed on 5 of my answers 😅 whoops
  • KimberBlodgett Jan 15 @ 9:34 PM EST
    A6b: Just be there! Show up! Integrate the arts into your lessons. Bring it into your classroom. Art can be in math and reading. #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Jan 15 @ 9:34 PM EST
    Truth. #oklaed
  • Stv_Gilliland Jan 15 @ 9:34 PM EST
    6B: Support the students in whatever way they are participating....be visible. #oklaed
  • Courtney23Wages Jan 15 @ 9:34 PM EST
    A7: Focus less on a set time students need to know material by,and focus on going on a pace for everyone. Progress and patience #oklaed
  • KathySDunn Jan 15 @ 9:34 PM EST
    A7: Give Ss major responsibilities, like hosting the StuCo Convention with Ss planning & doing. #oklaed
  • paige_kelpine Jan 15 @ 9:34 PM EST
    A7) Teach Ss how to become their own advocates. My 5th graders knew how to take control of a student-led conf. They are all capable! #oklaed
  • HartfordJimmy Jan 15 @ 9:34 PM EST
    a7: stoke their curiosity. then stoke their curiosity. then stoke their curiosity some more #oklaed
  • cdeen15 Jan 15 @ 9:34 PM EST
    #oklaed Promote them via social media, create student polls for data to increase enrollment, serve pizza, lol.
  • Supt_Jordan Jan 15 @ 9:34 PM EST
    Because we are in an era in which time is constant and learning a variable. Must shift to learning constant and time the variable. #oklaed
  • nsulla Jan 15 @ 9:34 PM EST
    A7) Start by not infantilizing kindergarten students. Put Ss in charge! Watch this S tell you how it's done. #Oklaed https://t.co/mDR0rITs2N
  • teacherman82 Jan 15 @ 9:34 PM EST
    A6b. I do my best to attend performances of my students--as well as athletic events. #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc Jan 15 @ 9:34 PM EST
    A7: This is actually a much trickier subject than it sounds on the surface... #oklaed
  • Biobellrocks Jan 15 @ 9:34 PM EST
    A6) Our school has such a strong fine arts program, it keeps the kids coming and involved. They have to be recognized and supported #oklaed
  • ClaudiaSwisher Jan 15 @ 9:34 PM EST
    A7-I think if we truly value Ss & trust them, they will be empowered. ALSO choice! Give them choice and let they soar. #oklaed
  • MrBurtonMPS Jan 15 @ 9:34 PM EST
    A7) when Ts stop being sage on the stage & become guide on the side Ss will, by design, be more empowered #oklaed
  • mjaydenmills Jan 15 @ 9:34 PM EST
    Make them a big deal!! Be seen at choir concerts and art showings! #oklaed
  • ProfeSteiner Jan 15 @ 9:34 PM EST
    A7) Project Based Learning activities that actually MEAN something to them and incorporate the REAL WORLD. #oklaed
  • MrsBeck25 - Moderator Jan 15 @ 9:34 PM EST
    Yes but we did lots projects. I had students prefer to take things home. I also had to treat Ss differently on ability #oklaed
    In reply to @MsFisher07
  • ardaughty Jan 15 @ 9:34 PM EST
    A6. It's also difficult to package the arts. Can't fake teaching a sonata, but you can ABSOLUTELY fake playing a core teacher. #oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 Jan 15 @ 9:34 PM EST
    OOOOO GOOD IDEA!!! #oklaed
    • mcappsparks Jan 15 @ 9:32 PM EST
      A6b CELEBRATE ALL YOUR STUDENTS! Post dates of concerts, exhibitions, recitals--show up to them--and then talk about it to Ss and Ts #oklaed
  • middelsupt Jan 15 @ 9:35 PM EST
  • AnnnaVo Jan 15 @ 9:35 PM EST
    #oklaed
    • AnnnaVo Jan 15 @ 9:28 PM EST
      A6: seriously. Arts was 1 of the first things to get cut/less funding due to budget cuts. Some Ss may feel like their passion is pointless
  • BlueCerealEduc Jan 15 @ 9:35 PM EST
    A7: High expectations are GREAT until somebody doesn't meet them - the suddenly it's all about caring and second chances... #oklaed
  • jcbjr Jan 15 @ 9:35 PM EST
    #oklaed A6b: Be supportive to these programs regardless of teaching qualifications / interests!!!
  • KBishopOEA Jan 15 @ 9:35 PM EST
    A7. Curriculum that focuses on more than passing a test. #oklaed
  • Bhayes72 Jan 15 @ 9:35 PM EST
    A7. We need to practice a bit more tough love in the classroom. Hold Ss responsible for the things they don't do out of laziness. #oklaed
  • watersenglish Jan 15 @ 9:35 PM EST
    Exactly! Where is speech/debate? Where is theater? Where is writing club? #oklaed
    In reply to @bakerleft
  • AlleyBeth Jan 15 @ 9:35 PM EST
    A7: Allow for failure. Keep students accountable for their work. But also be forgiving and allow redos when possible. #oklaed
  • RhondaHarlow Jan 15 @ 9:35 PM EST
    A7: by giving assignments that have no relevancy, require literal understanding, and allow for uniform thinking of material #oklaed
  • meyermathwes Jan 15 @ 9:35 PM EST
    A6) That is a question. But the silver lining of this prob is Ts are inspired to incorp more arts into activities/perform assess! #oklaed
  • angietaylor Jan 15 @ 9:35 PM EST
    a7 this gets my goat from elementary school to middle school. it's a big transition that needs some discussion #oklaed
  • STLinOK Jan 15 @ 9:35 PM EST
    A7: Ss learn how to map the curiculum & can determine how to meet it; but the trust has to start early. Conditioning happens #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Jan 15 @ 9:35 PM EST
    A8: Because you have been high stakes tested until your brains fell out. #oklaed
  • ChrisParadise Jan 15 @ 9:35 PM EST
    A6b) Show them off, give them opportunities to participate. Challenge them to incorporate art into their lives. (Con't) #OklaEd
  • kriscoop80 Jan 15 @ 9:35 PM EST
    A7: If S's have an idea, let them try it. And do not do it for them. Let them learn from mistakes and let them conquer. #oklaed
  • MrStevenKerr Jan 15 @ 9:35 PM EST
    A7:Let Ss chase their passions and go deeper into learning. Use Genius Hours, etc #oklaed
  • sydney_breckk Jan 15 @ 9:35 PM EST
    #oklaed
    In reply to @sydney_breckk
  • ardaughty Jan 15 @ 9:35 PM EST
    A6. Lastly, it's very difficult to teach the arts. VERY! Those who can teach it well are truly #unicorns in education. #oklaed
  • Supt_Jordan Jan 15 @ 9:35 PM EST
  • cdeen15 Jan 15 @ 9:36 PM EST
    #oklaed Let them lead, teach, in the classroom.
  • lisa3moon Jan 15 @ 9:36 PM EST
    A5 when I began teaching I was a fan of both, now I advocate a different type of plan to get the work out of Ss. Differentiation #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere Jan 15 @ 9:36 PM EST
    A7) Make the learning have meaning - allow the students to find the connections - you guide them along. #oklaed
  • dena_rogers Jan 15 @ 9:36 PM EST
    A6b - takes help from others. We work our enrollment with band and choir, so elem S’s have some early exposure (no art - funding) #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc Jan 15 @ 9:36 PM EST
    A7: There's inherent and unavoidable tension btw 'all kids must succeed' and 'empowered students who eventually grow up'. #oklaed
  • djthoreson Jan 15 @ 9:36 PM EST
    A8: This goes back to getting rid of learned helplessness! Challenge them! Make them EARN their grades. Give homework. #oklaed
  • macydg Jan 15 @ 9:36 PM EST
    A7: I always knew when teachers truly believed that I could do big things. Their high expectations were what fueled me. #goals #oklaed
  • BlossJulie Jan 15 @ 9:36 PM EST
    A7- We have to provide our students opportunities to problem solve and use critical thinking skills. #oklaed
  • angmlittle Jan 15 @ 9:36 PM EST
    A6a) Because big business needs tax breaks. #oklaed
  • PrincipalNyberg Jan 15 @ 9:36 PM EST
    A6b. Part of the appeal of sports is the performance aspect. The arts lend itself naturally to this as well. Or at least it should. #oklaed
  • Biobellrocks Jan 15 @ 9:36 PM EST
    A7: encourage them to find the answers themselves. Positive feedback and guidance. Let mistakes be learning opportunities #oklaed
  • teacherman82 Jan 15 @ 9:36 PM EST
    A7. Give your students opportunities to struggle (and perhaps fail) within the safety of your classroom. #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Jan 15 @ 9:36 PM EST
    A8: GIVE UP CONTROL! It's not about control, it's about fostering a positive environment for learning. Get over the power trip! #oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 Jan 15 @ 9:36 PM EST
    Hold them accountable for their actions. Choices and consequences, good and bad, this is how it is, dudes. Own it #oklaed
  • bridgestyler Jan 15 @ 9:36 PM EST
    A7. TRUST them to pursue their interests when they exhibit passion for something. Let go of the leash. #oklaed
  • room20awesome Jan 15 @ 9:36 PM EST
    A7 Let them talk, share, think, problem solve,learn from their mistakes. Give Ss choice & ownership of learning. #oklaed
  • BeckiLaoshi Jan 15 @ 9:36 PM EST
    #oklaed A8 - College is scary. We need to express more college expectations in high school.
  • EduGladiators Jan 15 @ 9:37 PM EST
    ⚖️Don't miss #EduGladiators SATURDAY as we break the school-to-prison pipeline with Restorative Justice! #txeduchat #caringclassroom #oklaed
  • TheMsSutton Jan 15 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A7: When they get to me, they've had 7 years of scripted work in their core classes; breaking paradigms is a two-way street. #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Jan 15 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A8: I had teachers that gave me meaningful homework in high school and that prepared me for college. #oklaed
  • AlleyBeth Jan 15 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A8: Well. We focus so much on getting good scores on those tests. Life is so much more than a test. #oklaed
  • KBishopOEA Jan 15 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A8. Integrated curriculum that incorporates soft skills/interpersonal skills #oklaed
  • meyermathwes Jan 15 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A6b) Be their biggest fans! Support Ss art/music/etc interests with a burning passion! Excite them! Encourage them! #oklaed
  • bakerleft Jan 15 @ 9:37 PM EST
    In the stipend free afternoons of the non coaching teachers. #oklaed
    In reply to @watersenglish
  • angietaylor Jan 15 @ 9:37 PM EST
    a0-10 im in love with this chat and gonna read it over and over #oklaed
  • MsFithian Jan 15 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A8: As with Q7, Ts must set high expectations, BUT also help Ss who struggle to meet them. Allow Ss to learn & grow from mistakes. #oklaed
  • montgomeryok Jan 15 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A8: Need to have a class available that teaches interview skills, filling out apps, etc. Immerse them through internships. #oklaed
  • MrsHime Jan 15 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A8: Maybe they need more guidance, pinpointing their interests #oklaed
  • tutaleni Jan 15 @ 9:37 PM EST
    This is in part an inaccurate self perception. We can change it by having students experience college before they attend #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Jan 15 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A8) Some Ts allow kids to run a clsrm and deter from lrning. To many power struggles and lowering of expectations. No accountability #oklaed
  • ccoxteach Jan 15 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A7- find the balance in giving them the responsibility/freedom and structure to achieve it #oklaed
  • MrsBeck25 - Moderator Jan 15 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A7: Switching roles to Guide on the Side from trad. Sage on Stage. We have to let Ss have a chance to own their own learning #oklaed
  • _EmHurt Jan 15 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A8: Create apprenticeship opportunities, make classes more like life #oklaed
  • RhondaHarlow Jan 15 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A7: give Ss room to try, fail, learn from it, make adjustments, and try again #oklaed
  • kriscoop80 Jan 15 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A8a: Here is the catch 20/20.We have to hold student accountable: to work, to time management, to attendance.#oklaed
  • ECHSHoward Jan 15 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A7) Stop making everything about compliance and teaching things Ss can google in 5 secs. Conversations, debates, relationships! #Oklaed
  • paige_kelpine Jan 15 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A8) Teaching to the test has killed our way of thinking toward the future. We have failed so many Ss in this regard. #oklaed
  • MPSTechnology Jan 15 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A7: Even adults have issues "adulting" and taking responsibilities when given. continual learning #oklaed
  • watersenglish Jan 15 @ 9:37 PM EST
    Yep! #oklaed
    In reply to @bakerleft
  • STLinOK Jan 15 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A8: Years of being raked over the coals => many Ts teach to min & "fluff" grades => under prepared Ss. #oklaed
  • Stv_Gilliland Jan 15 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A7: Set high expectations....and embrace effort...the students need to own their education. #oklaed
  • awages1 Jan 15 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A8) Perhaps we could offer more "life" classes; workshops to help fill out college apps, etc #oklaed
  • MrStevenKerr Jan 15 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A8: This is where you needs higher levels of DOK, and not just having Ss regurgitate info. SBG also explains what a grade means #oklaed
  • MrBurtonMPS Jan 15 @ 9:38 PM EST
    A8) The one doing the teaching is doing the learning; Ts need to engage Ss in their own learning...provides real world preparation. #oklaed
  • sydney_breckk Jan 15 @ 9:38 PM EST
    A8: The community and city needs to get involved w the youth & offer more opportunities like internships and shadowing. #oklaed
  • islandsofjakeke Jan 15 @ 9:38 PM EST
    A7: We need more teachers like Robin Williams in Dead Poet's Society, he encouraged them to actually DO stuff & that's what we need #oklaed
  • lsmellott Jan 15 @ 9:38 PM EST
    #oklaed A7: Instead of telling Ss what they should think and learn, I like to ask them "What do you think?" Make their own choices.
  • ardaughty Jan 15 @ 9:38 PM EST
    6b. Have you ever seen a high school production on Fox sports 1/ESPN? Value the arts like we do sports #oklaed beyond the award season.
  • ClaudiaSwisher Jan 15 @ 9:38 PM EST
    A8 -- Ss have so many mandated requirements...so little choice. Little ability to spread wings & find their passions. Shame on us. #oklaed
  • mcappsparks Jan 15 @ 9:38 PM EST
    A8 open dialogue between secondary ed and colleges about current and changing expectations on a regular basis...w/o finger pointing. #oklaed
  • jcbjr Jan 15 @ 9:38 PM EST
    #oklaed A7: By working with PLCs to support doing precisely that!
  • room20awesome Jan 15 @ 9:38 PM EST
    A8 Tests don't prepare kids for the future...authentic learning and teaching does. #oklaed
  • KathySDunn Jan 15 @ 9:38 PM EST
    A8: #oklaed Ss can’t be confined to 7 hours a day inside the schoolhouse. College visits, Tech Ed, Concurrent, Internships, etc.
  • jenncruz3032 Jan 15 @ 9:38 PM EST
    A7: T's give up some control and be ok with Ss knowing more. Facilitate learning! Let them lead the way so they know how to think #oklaed
  • TylerCSmith815 Jan 15 @ 9:38 PM EST
    A8: Well, I did feel ready for college and what got me there was 3 different career readiness classes and counselors to lead the way #oklaed
  • teacherman82 Jan 15 @ 9:38 PM EST
    A8. High remediation rates in college tell us that our education system needs some attention. #oklaed