#mnlead Archive

A Twitter chat for leaders and learners. Sunday evenings at 7:00 CT.

Sunday December 18, 2016
8:00 PM EST

  • Heidiitman1 Dec 18 @ 8:00 PM EST
    Thank you for joining us at #mnlead. Please introduce yourself. Since our theme tonight is change have you thought about you resolutions?
  • PrincipalFrench Dec 18 @ 8:00 PM EST
    Welcome to #mnlead. Please introduce yourself. We'll use the Q1) A1) format & don't forget to use the hashtag #mnlead in your responses.
  • mahillmann - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:01 PM EST
    For the next hour, my tweets will be focused on my own PD, participating in #mnlead chat, led this week by @PrincipalFrench & @Heidiitman1.
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench, @Heidiitman1
  • ritaplatt Dec 18 @ 8:01 PM EST
    A1: Hi #mnlead Rita from across the boarder. It's cold. But, I'll bet you noticed that already.
  • chris_bussmann Dec 18 @ 8:01 PM EST
    A1: Hi all, Chris, MS Principal reporting from the inside of a glacier. Change? I think I need another sweater! #mnlead
  • PrincipalFrench Dec 18 @ 8:01 PM EST
    No resolutions for me anymore, I select #oneword to guide me throughout the year! #mnlead
  • mllambrinou Dec 18 @ 8:01 PM EST
    A1: Hellooo Minnesota! Marina, 6th & 7th ELA teacher, currently in NC, hopefully in MN soon ๐Ÿ˜‰#mnlead
  • mahillmann - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:01 PM EST
    Matt from Northfield. #mnlead
  • focus2achieve Dec 18 @ 8:01 PM EST
    Oskar, STEM T at Woodbury HS. Hi everyone #mnlead
  • mahillmann - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:01 PM EST
    Welcome to #mnlead, Marina!
    In reply to @mllambrinou
  • LisaDegnan1 Dec 18 @ 8:01 PM EST
    Lisa Degnan from Texas y'all! #mnlead
  • Heidiitman1 Dec 18 @ 8:02 PM EST
    Welcome @ritaplatt Glad to have you here tonight #mnlead
    In reply to @ritaplatt
    • ritaplatt Dec 18 @ 8:01 PM EST
      A1: Hi #mnlead Rita from across the boarder. It's cold. But, I'll bet you noticed that already.
  • bretdom - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:02 PM EST
    Hi Marina, So enjoyed seeing your posts this week. Great looking work. Glad to have you. #mnlead
    In reply to @mllambrinou
  • jillp0926 Dec 18 @ 8:02 PM EST
    Hi everyone - Jill, Speech/Language Path in Byron, MN. Working on defrosting tonight. #mnlead
  • mahillmann - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:02 PM EST
    Welcome to #mnlead!
    In reply to @ritaplatt
  • wadestanford Dec 18 @ 8:02 PM EST
    Wade from East Texas. Great to be back in #mnlead Will be here until the @dallascowboys kickoff!!
    In reply to @dallascowboys
  • mjjohnson1216 Dec 18 @ 8:02 PM EST
    Evening #MNlead One of my favorite topics! Meredith joining from Florida. Intervention Specialist. I have embraced each change.
  • chris_bussmann Dec 18 @ 8:02 PM EST
    Welcome! My folks say it's cool in Texas too. Not MN cool, but cool for thin blooded Texans! #mnlead
  • bretdom - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:02 PM EST
    Hey Oskar, Nice work at #TIES16. Like the posts you've been putting out. #mnlead
    In reply to @focus2achieve
  • PrincipalFrench Dec 18 @ 8:03 PM EST
    #mnlead, we're chatting about change that impacts our work. Lurk, join in, comment on others' posts, whatever you're comfortable with!
  • mahillmann - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:03 PM EST
    Greetings, my friend. #mnlead
    In reply to @wadestanford
  • JulieMytych Dec 18 @ 8:03 PM EST
    Hi! Julie Mytych, k-4 principal in Mi. #mnlead
  • tombrandtt Dec 18 @ 8:03 PM EST
    Tom Brandt. Osseo Schools #mnlead
  • Heidiitman1 Dec 18 @ 8:03 PM EST
    Welcome @jillp0926 Looking forward to hearing from you. #mnlead
    In reply to @jillp0926
    • jillp0926 Dec 18 @ 8:02 PM EST
      Hi everyone - Jill, Speech/Language Path in Byron, MN. Working on defrosting tonight. #mnlead
  • PrincipalFrench Dec 18 @ 8:03 PM EST
    Glad to see you all here at #mnlead tonight!
  • mllambrinou Dec 18 @ 8:03 PM EST
    Thank you Bret! Humbled and excited to be here! #mnlead
    In reply to @bretdom
  • wadestanford Dec 18 @ 8:03 PM EST
    Evening Matt!! #mnlead
  • mahillmann - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:03 PM EST
    Great to have you at #mnlead!
    In reply to @focus2achieve
  • korytellers Dec 18 @ 8:03 PM EST
    Kory, from SE MN. I don't do resolutions any more I do #OneWord like @PrincipalFrench does. #mnlead
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • MrDataGuy Dec 18 @ 8:03 PM EST
    Jim Smith. Lighthouse Learning Community, Forest Lake #mnlead
  • whiteeducator Dec 18 @ 8:03 PM EST
    Greetings from NYC! AP at a middle school here! #mnlead
  • OHara_HPS Dec 18 @ 8:03 PM EST
    Hi everyone... Dennis from Long Island, NY. Hope you have room for one more Vikings fan. #mnlead
  • bretdom - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:03 PM EST
    I was wondering if you were going to watch this game. Oh wait, I wasn't wondering, I knew it. Glad you're here Wade. #mnlead
    In reply to @wadestanford
  • LisaDegnan1 Dec 18 @ 8:04 PM EST
    @wadestanford Great to see you! #mnlead
    In reply to @wadestanford
  • LME_Principal Dec 18 @ 8:04 PM EST
    Gabe Hackett. Elementary Principal from Monticello, MN. Happy to be joining the chat tonight. #mnlead
  • millardamy2 Dec 18 @ 8:04 PM EST
    I selected BUILD last year...was just thinking today about my word is going to be this year...#mnlead
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • cmoretti66 Dec 18 @ 8:04 PM EST
    Chris- elem principal from ct: hi all #mnlead
  • LisaDegnan1 Dec 18 @ 8:04 PM EST
    #mnlead That's a true story!
    In reply to @chris_bussmann
  • wadestanford Dec 18 @ 8:04 PM EST
    No resolutions, rely on @getoneword #mnlead
    In reply to @getoneword
  • khurdhorst Dec 18 @ 8:04 PM EST
    #mnlead Hola people!!!! I'm not frozen. I'm summoning all my born in the rainforest power to stay alive.
  • Heidiitman1 Dec 18 @ 8:04 PM EST
    Glad to have @JulieMytych with us tonight. #mnlead
    In reply to @JulieMytych
  • PrincipalFrench Dec 18 @ 8:04 PM EST
    @korytellers, have you selected your #oneword for 2017, yet! #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers
  • bretdom - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:04 PM EST
    Hey Tom! Always glad when we get to connect. Fun seeing you at #coffeeedu before #TIes16 this week. #mnlead
    In reply to @tombrandtt
  • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:04 PM EST
    Jen Hegna - Tech Director from Byron, MN. Reporting from the frozen tundra! :) #mnlead
  • mahillmann - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:04 PM EST
    Wow! We have a virtual all-star nationwide cast of participants for #mnlead this evening! Still time to join us.
  • jillp0926 Dec 18 @ 8:05 PM EST
    Thanks Heidi! Glad to be here! #mnlead
    In reply to @Heidiitman1
  • amyarbogash - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:05 PM EST
    Jumping in from Green Bay! Tech Integration Specialist #mnlead
  • mahillmann - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:05 PM EST
    Greetings, Jen. #mnlead
    In reply to @jenhegna
  • chris_bussmann Dec 18 @ 8:05 PM EST
    I had to remind them that 45 is much different than -25. #mnlead
  • millardamy2 Dec 18 @ 8:05 PM EST
    Amy - elementary principal from Sauk Centre. "Change is the opportunity to do something amazing!"Excited for 2017! @gcouros #mnlead
    In reply to @gcouros
  • wadestanford Dec 18 @ 8:05 PM EST
    Always great to learn for this outstanding group!! #mnlead
    • bretdom - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:03 PM EST
      I was wondering if you were going to watch this game. Oh wait, I wasn't wondering, I knew it. Glad you're here Wade. #mnlead
      In reply to @wadestanford
  • bretdom - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:05 PM EST
    Everyone jumped off the 5-0 bandwagon so there's plenty of room! Welcome Dennis. #mnlead
    In reply to @OHara_HPS
  • wadestanford Dec 18 @ 8:05 PM EST
    Hello friend!!! Hope you are staying warm! #mnlead
  • focus2achieve Dec 18 @ 8:05 PM EST
    I appreciate that Matt #mnlead
    In reply to @mahillmann
  • Clouducation_ Dec 18 @ 8:06 PM EST
    Tony from Rogers. Hello all! #mnlead
  • khurdhorst Dec 18 @ 8:06 PM EST
    Mine is Joy!!!!!!! #mnlead
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench, @korytellers
  • korytellers Dec 18 @ 8:06 PM EST
    Not yet. My 2013 word was rekindle, last year's was diligence. #mnlead
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • Heidiitman1 Dec 18 @ 8:06 PM EST
    Welcome @cloudeducation #mnlead
    In reply to @CLOUDEducation
  • bretdom - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:07 PM EST
    #mnlead My one word I want to do away with? #busy @shareski made many compelling reasons to do away with it.
    In reply to @shareski
  • ritaplatt Dec 18 @ 8:07 PM EST
    Pls share: Trs, need grad credits? https://t.co/bbPIFo2HSS 100% oline, 3 grad credits for less than $400, 10% off with code: rita10 #mnlead
  • korytellers Dec 18 @ 8:07 PM EST
    Aspire was my word for 2014. #mnlead
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • amyarbogash - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:07 PM EST
    I pick #oneword as well, but haven't decided on 2017 yet! #mnlead
    In reply to @khurdhorst, @PrincipalFrench, @korytellers
  • mahillmann - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:07 PM EST
    Good evening, Dr. VonBank. We didnโ€™t get to connect at TIES, so #mnlead will have to do!
    In reply to @Clouducation_
  • PrincipalFrench Dec 18 @ 8:07 PM EST
    If I seem a bit distracted, it's because I'm moderating during a dinner party! Too many commitments at once! @Heidiitman1 will help! #mnlead
    In reply to @Heidiitman1
  • rrv_mary Dec 18 @ 8:07 PM EST
    #mnlead Mary, K-12 Principal from Norman County West Schools.
  • wadestanford Dec 18 @ 8:07 PM EST
    Totally understand! Been thru those rough years as a Cowboy fan!! #mnlead
    • MrDataGuy Dec 18 @ 8:06 PM EST
      Hope you know I was kidding its just been a tough year for the home town folks
      In reply to @wadestanford, @dallascowboys
  • mahillmann - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:07 PM EST
    Welcome to #mnlead, Mary!
    In reply to @rrv_mary
  • bretdom - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:07 PM EST
    Hey Tony! Great to see you at #Ties16. Thanks for coming. #mnlead
    In reply to @Clouducation_
  • mllambrinou Dec 18 @ 8:07 PM EST
    Two words: Student Empowerment #mnlead
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench, @korytellers
  • ms_abendroth Dec 18 @ 8:07 PM EST
    Megan, MS ELL teacher in MN. Yearly goal: learn something new each day, read as many books as possible. #mnlead
  • PrincipalFrench Dec 18 @ 8:08 PM EST
    Gratitude is my 2016 #oneword #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers
  • Heidiitman1 Dec 18 @ 8:08 PM EST
    Book suggestion..."Present Over Perfect" Take away the busy. #mnlead
    In reply to @bretdom, @shareski
  • mahillmann - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:08 PM EST
    Great to have you here, Megan! #mnlead
    In reply to @ms_abendroth
  • khurdhorst Dec 18 @ 8:08 PM EST
    I love that. I'm going to do away with a word as well. Love that idea. #mnlead
    In reply to @bretdom, @shareski
  • PrincipalFrench Dec 18 @ 8:09 PM EST
    Q1) will be up in one minute! #mnlead
  • millardamy2 Dec 18 @ 8:09 PM EST
    Amen!! #mnlead
    In reply to @bretdom, @shareski
  • bretdom - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:09 PM EST
    Hi Mary, Glad to have you at #mnlead
    In reply to @rrv_mary
  • rrv_mary Dec 18 @ 8:09 PM EST
    Positivity is my One Word for 2017! #mnlead
  • bretdom - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:09 PM EST
    We've got you covered Mark! #mnlead
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench, @Heidiitman1
  • mahillmann - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:09 PM EST
    End of November. Thanks for remembering. Did you see #rogueone yesterday? We did โ€” excellent film! #mnlead
    In reply to @Clouducation_
  • korytellers Dec 18 @ 8:09 PM EST
    Now I know what the beautiful cake was for! :) #mnlead
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench, @Heidiitman1
  • PrincipalFrench Dec 18 @ 8:10 PM EST
    #mnlead, here's Q1)
  • focus2achieve Dec 18 @ 8:10 PM EST
    it's a good one #mnlead
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench, @korytellers
  • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:10 PM EST
    My one word to do away with- Technology Integration -OK, that's two words. Focus on TI seems to separate from instruction. Thoughts? #mnlead
  • whiteeducator Dec 18 @ 8:10 PM EST
    Love this! Highly suggest @goodreads if you don't use it yet! Can set a yearly goal on there! Just met mine! #mnlead
    In reply to @ms_abendroth, @goodreads
  • amyarbogash - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:10 PM EST
    Yes! Too narrow of a vision to be used any more. #mnlead
    In reply to @jenhegna
  • tombrandtt Dec 18 @ 8:10 PM EST
    My golf #oneword is Par #mnlead
  • mahillmann - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:10 PM EST
    A1 Adopting a growth mindset, working to do the next right thing, and then saying โ€œWhatโ€™s Next?โ€ #mnlead
  • mllambrinou Dec 18 @ 8:11 PM EST
    Standards change but 1 thing remains constant: the importance of knowing your kids & fostering solid relationships #mnlead
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • LisaDegnan1 Dec 18 @ 8:11 PM EST
    My one word is "engage" #mnlead
  • Heidiitman1 Dec 18 @ 8:11 PM EST
    Thank you for the suggestion. #mnlead
    • whiteeducator Dec 18 @ 8:10 PM EST
      Love this! Highly suggest @goodreads if you don't use it yet! Can set a yearly goal on there! Just met mine! #mnlead
      In reply to @ms_abendroth, @goodreads
  • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:11 PM EST
    A1) Shouldn't our curriculum constantly evolve anyways based on our students? #mnlead
  • korytellers Dec 18 @ 8:11 PM EST
    A1 I try to have confidence in myself and focus on my students. Honestly,as much as things have changed over 20+ years a lot is same #mnlead
  • wadestanford Dec 18 @ 8:11 PM EST
    That fits you well!!! #mnlead
  • ritaplatt Dec 18 @ 8:11 PM EST
    A1: Taking deep breaths and remembering that the new is almost often an iteration of the old. #mnlead
  • Heidiitman1 Dec 18 @ 8:12 PM EST
    This is so true. With out knowledge of our students we will not get anywhere. #mnlead
    • mllambrinou Dec 18 @ 8:11 PM EST
      Standards change but 1 thing remains constant: the importance of knowing your kids & fostering solid relationships #mnlead
      In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • korytellers Dec 18 @ 8:12 PM EST
    +building relationships w/my Ss and truly knowing them is what drives me and the curriculum I teach. I know no other way to do it. #mnlead
  • MrDataGuy Dec 18 @ 8:12 PM EST
    A1: Too focused on ALL the standards when our efforts should focus on what is critical. Focus on deep learning not shallow coverage #mnlead
  • whiteeducator Dec 18 @ 8:12 PM EST
    A1: Standards/expectations may change - but vision shouldn't. Stick to what you know is right for your Ss, fams, and staff. #mnlead
  • mllambrinou Dec 18 @ 8:12 PM EST
    A1: Relationships is the starting point. Adhere to the standards but develop own unique style & empathy 4 kids & go from there #mnlead
  • focus2achieve Dec 18 @ 8:12 PM EST
    A1) you educate yourself on what's best for Ss and you do what's best for Ss and keep leveling up as an educator #mnlead
  • ms_abendroth Dec 18 @ 8:12 PM EST
    Yes I love using Goodreads! I met my goal the other day & now have surpassed it at 73 out of 70 books! #mnlead
    In reply to @whiteeducator, @goodreads
  • ritaplatt Dec 18 @ 8:12 PM EST
    AMEN! #mnlead
    In reply to @MrDataGuy
  • OHara_HPS Dec 18 @ 8:12 PM EST
    A1: Focus on most effective practices... We just started our first Researxh for Better Teaching cohort. #mnlead
  • rrv_mary Dec 18 @ 8:12 PM EST
    To me the best way is to focus on instruction & student growth... Curriculum can evolve w/ quality instruction... #mnlead
  • khurdhorst Dec 18 @ 8:12 PM EST
    I was just thinking of that today. My hope is to help students learn content better, not isolated. Seemless possibilities. #mnlead
    In reply to @jenhegna
  • amyarbogash - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:13 PM EST
    A1 Curriculum can and should change. We need to help the Ss evolve with skills needed within change - ie problem solving. #mnlead
  • wadestanford Dec 18 @ 8:13 PM EST
    A1 Know that we are on a journey and will constantly be exploring & growing. We should never be satisfied. #mnlead
  • LisaDegnan1 Dec 18 @ 8:13 PM EST
    #mnlead Making yourself part of the process of change & becoming a #changeagent keeps you in touch
  • mllambrinou Dec 18 @ 8:13 PM EST
    Exactly. So, so important. No relationships = no success on any level #mnlead
    In reply to @Heidiitman1
  • jillp0926 Dec 18 @ 8:13 PM EST
    Agreed. I don't think about integrating technology at home with my kids; we just use it. Why should school be different? #mnlead
    In reply to @jenhegna
  • Clouducation_ Dec 18 @ 8:13 PM EST
    A1 we remember that we teach kids, not standards. PBL and blended learning can meet changing standards easier than strict scripts. #mnlead
  • rrv_mary Dec 18 @ 8:13 PM EST
    A1). To me the best way is to focus on instruction & student growth... Curriculum can evolve w/ quality instruction... #mnlead
  • MrDataGuy Dec 18 @ 8:13 PM EST
    Yes indeed, but we still have to take care to meet critical standards - many ways to get there. #mnlead
    In reply to @jenhegna
  • wadestanford Dec 18 @ 8:13 PM EST
    Love the thought of being part of the curriculum!! #mnlead
  • focus2achieve Dec 18 @ 8:13 PM EST
    I agree, our responsibility is to teach Ss skills not standards #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers
  • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:13 PM EST
    I LOVE Innovation or maybe Personalized Learning? But even PL is a over used buzz word. #mnlead
    In reply to @Clouducation_
  • cmoretti66 Dec 18 @ 8:13 PM EST
    A1- engage students in authentic work, teach critical thinking & perseverance, & working collaboratively. Applies to any curriculum #mnlead
  • mahillmann - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:14 PM EST
    Agree. Tech integration was a necessary step in edu evolution. Tech is becoming more transparent in pedagogy. #mnlead
    In reply to @jenhegna
  • Heidiitman1 Dec 18 @ 8:14 PM EST
    Sometimes standards get in the way of what is really important...students! #mnlead
    • MrDataGuy Dec 18 @ 8:12 PM EST
      A1: Too focused on ALL the standards when our efforts should focus on what is critical. Focus on deep learning not shallow coverage #mnlead
  • ms_abendroth Dec 18 @ 8:14 PM EST
    A1: I try to stay familiar w/ changes. Cling to what is working & search for what will help improve curriculum for Ss #mnlead
  • cmoretti66 Dec 18 @ 8:14 PM EST
    Yes- relationships are the foundation #mnlead
    • mllambrinou Dec 18 @ 8:11 PM EST
      Standards change but 1 thing remains constant: the importance of knowing your kids & fostering solid relationships #mnlead
      In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • millardamy2 Dec 18 @ 8:14 PM EST
    Standards change-students change-resources change-it all changes...it keeps kids and adults constantly learning! #mnlead
  • tracyacramer Dec 18 @ 8:15 PM EST
    so true and the sooner others realize this the journey for big humans and the little ones becomes stronger #mnlead
    In reply to @mllambrinou, @Heidiitman1
  • MsClabo Dec 18 @ 8:15 PM EST
    A1 I am ok with change. Relationships are the most important part of teaching. Curriculum, initiatives come and go.... #mnlead
  • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:15 PM EST
    #TRUEDAT #mnlead
    • Heidiitman1 Dec 18 @ 8:14 PM EST
      Sometimes standards get in the way of what is really important...students! #mnlead
      • MrDataGuy Dec 18 @ 8:12 PM EST
        A1: Too focused on ALL the standards when our efforts should focus on what is critical. Focus on deep learning not shallow coverage #mnlead
  • Heidiitman1 Dec 18 @ 8:15 PM EST
    Thank you for this! Students should always come first. #mnlead
    • whiteeducator Dec 18 @ 8:12 PM EST
      A1: Standards/expectations may change - but vision shouldn't. Stick to what you know is right for your Ss, fams, and staff. #mnlead
  • LME_Principal Dec 18 @ 8:15 PM EST
    A1) In the push for constant change, focus (on students needs and current goals) is so important. #mnlead
  • korytellers Dec 18 @ 8:15 PM EST
    A1 And this may seem simplified, but teach Ss to read, write, speak, problem solve and learn to ask question and find answers. What+ #mnlead
  • mjjohnson1216 Dec 18 @ 8:15 PM EST
    A1. Think over the options of our changing times and make decisions about how you would like to respond. #mnlead
  • mahillmann - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:15 PM EST
    Strong relationships are essential - no, they are required - for effective change. With both Ss and colleagues. #mnlead
    • cmoretti66 Dec 18 @ 8:14 PM EST
      Yes- relationships are the foundation #mnlead
      • mllambrinou Dec 18 @ 8:11 PM EST
        Standards change but 1 thing remains constant: the importance of knowing your kids & fostering solid relationships #mnlead
        In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • patrickjwiggin Dec 18 @ 8:15 PM EST
    A1: I stay active within my discipline by participating in @SocialStudiesMN & other orgs that provide resources. @PrincipalFrench #mnlead
    In reply to @SocialStudiesMN, @PrincipalFrench
  • korytellers Dec 18 @ 8:15 PM EST
    +other standards do we really need? #mnlead
  • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:15 PM EST
    This is a very wise observation and oh so true! #mnlead
    • MsClabo Dec 18 @ 8:15 PM EST
      A1 I am ok with change. Relationships are the most important part of teaching. Curriculum, initiatives come and go.... #mnlead
  • khurdhorst Dec 18 @ 8:16 PM EST
    You can't keep up. You'll go nuts you can help students love to learn & cultivate that as a lifetime skill. #mnlead
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • ritaplatt Dec 18 @ 8:16 PM EST
    I say a version of this every day! It may be simple, but sometimes the truth is. #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers
  • mahillmann - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:16 PM EST
    Excellent. We need to demonstrate adults are lifelong learners. Important modeling for Ss. #mnlead
  • chris_bussmann Dec 18 @ 8:16 PM EST
    A1: Utilize standards as checkpoints within the framework of the 4 C's. We can access info so much differently now. #mnlead
  • tombrandtt Dec 18 @ 8:16 PM EST
    Does the curriculum change? In many cases it hasn't #mnlead
  • bretdom - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:16 PM EST
    A1 Keep checking with what works for each group of students. Look at the resources you have then find what supplements the learning. #mnlead
  • mike2016miller Dec 18 @ 8:16 PM EST
    Focus on the big skills that students need and be actively involved with plus and observations to know the curriculum better. #mnlead
  • MiriamCheuk Dec 18 @ 8:16 PM EST
    A1: #mnlead You put Ts in charge. T cohorts to revamp curriculum and the district/school content supervisor can facilitate the convos.
  • MrDataGuy Dec 18 @ 8:16 PM EST
    Only if we let it.Standards are a guide to learning, not making that learning happening. Students AND their learning. #mnlead
    In reply to @Heidiitman1
  • OHara_HPS Dec 18 @ 8:16 PM EST
    A1: 3messages to students: This is important; You can do it; and I will not give up on you... #mnlead
  • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:16 PM EST
    Can you share the top 1 or 2 ways you are assessing students differently? #mnlead
    In reply to @chris_bussmann
  • mjjohnson1216 Dec 18 @ 8:16 PM EST
    A1. Think of all of the changes I have observed for almost 40 yrs in education - working in 4 different States. Change is good. #mnlead
  • PrincipalFrench Dec 18 @ 8:17 PM EST
    Q2) will be up in one minute! #mnlead
  • wadestanford Dec 18 @ 8:17 PM EST
    Wisdom!!!! #mnlead
    • mahillmann - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:15 PM EST
      Strong relationships are essential - no, they are required - for effective change. With both Ss and colleagues. #mnlead
      • cmoretti66 Dec 18 @ 8:14 PM EST
        Yes- relationships are the foundation #mnlead
        • mllambrinou Dec 18 @ 8:11 PM EST
          Standards change but 1 thing remains constant: the importance of knowing your kids & fostering solid relationships #mnlead
          In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • LisaDegnan1 Dec 18 @ 8:17 PM EST
    #mnlead When you help to write the curriculum, break down the standards and align them with rigorous tasks... change is easy
    In reply to @wadestanford
  • focus2achieve Dec 18 @ 8:17 PM EST
    #truth- our sup used it at his start of year speech, but didn't delve into what he means. Does he know? #mnlead
    In reply to @jenhegna, @Clouducation_
  • Heidiitman1 Dec 18 @ 8:17 PM EST
    We keep learning about what the expectation is and find new ways to teach. #mnlead
    • MrDataGuy Dec 18 @ 8:13 PM EST
      Yes indeed, but we still have to take care to meet critical standards - many ways to get there. #mnlead
      In reply to @jenhegna
  • mahillmann - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:17 PM EST
    Thisโ€ฆ #mnlead
  • PrincipalFrench Dec 18 @ 8:18 PM EST
    #mnlead, here's Q2)
  • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:18 PM EST
    I am not sure its easy... maybe easier? #mnlead
    In reply to @LisaDegnan1, @wadestanford
  • JulieMytych Dec 18 @ 8:18 PM EST
    @mllambrinou @PrincipalFrench Yes, relationships, relationships, relationships! #mnlead
    In reply to @cmoretti66, @mllambrinou, @PrincipalFrench
  • millardamy2 Dec 18 @ 8:18 PM EST
    I agree. Know your learners...and then teach in a way they can learn. Curriculum will change but this should be constant.#mnlead
    In reply to @bretdom
  • chris_bussmann Dec 18 @ 8:19 PM EST
    We have @ms_abendroth on tonight who can share about the ELL work she is championing in Farmington! #mnlead
    In reply to @ms_abendroth
    • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:16 PM EST
      Can you share the top 1 or 2 ways you are assessing students differently? #mnlead
      In reply to @chris_bussmann
  • korytellers Dec 18 @ 8:19 PM EST
    A2 The balance is realizing that technology is here2stay. There is not tradition teaching and tech teaching. There's just teaching. #mnlead
  • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:19 PM EST
    @tombrandtt I think there are some incremental changes. Do you think Common Core really up'd the ante? #mnlead
    In reply to @mahillmann, @tombrandtt
  • mllambrinou Dec 18 @ 8:19 PM EST
    A2: Depends on how you define trad. teaching. โค๏ธ2 use edtech as means for kids 2 empower themselves & work at their own pace #mnlead
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  • Heidiitman1 Dec 18 @ 8:20 PM EST
    Love this! Thank you. #mnlead
    • OHara_HPS Dec 18 @ 8:16 PM EST
      A1: 3messages to students: This is important; You can do it; and I will not give up on you... #mnlead
  • JWPBulldog Dec 18 @ 8:20 PM EST
    A2: It isn't necessarily finding a balance. It is choosing the best approach to secure learning. Relationships & pedagogy 1st. #mnlead IMHO
  • wadestanford Dec 18 @ 8:20 PM EST
    I believe it becomes easy when you are involved in the development & therefore become the change. #mnlead
    In reply to @jenhegna, @LisaDegnan1
  • mjjohnson1216 Dec 18 @ 8:20 PM EST
    A2. Always have believed it is a tool, just as a pencil is, and using it with joy and passion can open windows. #mnlead
  • OHara_HPS Dec 18 @ 8:20 PM EST
    A2: Tech can't replace effective teaching. Use when it can enhance learning and enhances internalization. Use for real-time data. #mnlead
  • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:20 PM EST
    Do share... Do Share! #mnlead
    In reply to @chris_bussmann, @ms_abendroth
  • khurdhorst Dec 18 @ 8:20 PM EST
    The balance is coming back to the WHY. Are we enhancing learning? Or are reinventing the worksheet? #mnlead A2
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • LisaDegnan1 Dec 18 @ 8:20 PM EST
    A1 Ss do come 1st, but as educators, WE have to become passionate about what we teach, best practices, & know our standards #mnlead
  • rrv_mary Dec 18 @ 8:20 PM EST
    A1) curriculum is the compass whereas instruction & relationships the vehicles & maps to get there. Focus on the route for success. #mnlead
  • korytellers Dec 18 @ 8:20 PM EST
    A2 We are doing our Ss a disservice if we don't incorporate tech into their learning. This is their world, not ours. #mnlead
  • mahillmann - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:20 PM EST
    Ss expected to know more at an earlier age, but I agree that the curriculum itself was mostly accelerated, not changed. #mnlead
    In reply to @jenhegna
  • amyarbogash - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:20 PM EST
    A2 Tech should only be used to increase efficiency or effectiveness. With that, balance will take care of itself. #mnlead
  • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:20 PM EST
    Maybe if our mindsets are in the right place...its easier? #mnlead
    In reply to @wadestanford, @LisaDegnan1
  • patrickjwiggin Dec 18 @ 8:20 PM EST
    A2: I incorporate tech where it's helpful, and leave it out when it could create an unnecessary distraction. @PrincipalFrench #mnlead
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • MrDataGuy Dec 18 @ 8:20 PM EST
    There is the key to standards, help to keep the rigor high. They push us - we make it happen #mnlead
    In reply to @LisaDegnan1, @wadestanford
  • MrBuetow Dec 18 @ 8:20 PM EST
    A2: There is no balance. Traditional teaching is tech averse. Tech changes the ENTIRE game. Old rules must be thrown out. #mnlead
  • Clouducation_ Dec 18 @ 8:20 PM EST
    A2. If done well, it should be hard to see where one begins and another ends. All instruction should use the best methods available. #mnlead
  • mike2016miller Dec 18 @ 8:21 PM EST
    A2: Technology should alway lead to more access, never less. Make sure ss can access curriculum outside the classroom! #mnlead
  • Heidiitman1 Dec 18 @ 8:21 PM EST
    Ensuring we make them mesh the right way. #mnlead
    • korytellers Dec 18 @ 8:19 PM EST
      A2 The balance is realizing that technology is here2stay. There is not tradition teaching and tech teaching. There's just teaching. #mnlead
  • mllambrinou Dec 18 @ 8:21 PM EST
    A2: Our role is more that of a guide/coach. It's about how students discover news ways to learn & create own products thru learning #mnlead
  • tombrandtt Dec 18 @ 8:21 PM EST
    Q2 I think I've achieved balance when both the classroom and tech disappear and learning is what is visible #mnlead
  • wadestanford Dec 18 @ 8:21 PM EST
    A2 Tech will never replace quality teaching. It should be used to create lesson that could not be taught without it. #mnlead
  • korytellers Dec 18 @ 8:21 PM EST
    But that acceleration was happening well before Common Core. #mnlead
    In reply to @mahillmann, @jenhegna
  • tracyacramer Dec 18 @ 8:21 PM EST
    absolutely. If not being used properly or to enhance an already amazing educator then you have a. Dry expensive pencil #mnlead
    In reply to @OHara_HPS
  • whiteeducator Dec 18 @ 8:21 PM EST
    A2: Technology is heavily ingrained in our Ss' lives and our lives. We need to accept that and integrate it more! #mnlead
  • ritaplatt Dec 18 @ 8:21 PM EST
    A2: By using tech when it helps students learn content not just using it to use it. #mnlead
  • ms_abendroth Dec 18 @ 8:21 PM EST
    @jenhegna We have worked 2 dvlp new skills-based rubric w/ commentary feedback 4 newcomer ELL Ss #mnlead
    In reply to @chris_bussmann, @jenhegna
  • bretdom - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:22 PM EST
    I'm right w you @korytellers Tech is now part of how we teach. It's another tool for learning. Good teaching is still good teaching. #mnlead
    • korytellers Dec 18 @ 8:19 PM EST
      A2 The balance is realizing that technology is here2stay. There is not tradition teaching and tech teaching. There's just teaching. #mnlead
  • Heidiitman1 Dec 18 @ 8:22 PM EST
    Sometimes I worry they love the tech pieces more than other parts. #mnlead
    In reply to @JWPBulldog
  • focus2achieve Dec 18 @ 8:22 PM EST
    A2) focus on using tech to enhance learning & instruction & you can't go wrong. Take what works & improve it w/tech or leave as is #mnlead
  • korytellers Dec 18 @ 8:22 PM EST
    Who remembers Outcome Based Education? That was pushing our Ss to do and learn more earlier too. #mnlead
    In reply to @mahillmann, @jenhegna
  • mllambrinou Dec 18 @ 8:22 PM EST
    A2: The teaching comes when we show students how 2 use tech & how to distinguish between important info & all the "white noise" #mnlead
  • MrDataGuy Dec 18 @ 8:22 PM EST
    YES - Central to the work of a PLC. Focusing on the collaborative work of learning builds relationships. #mnlead
    • mahillmann - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:15 PM EST
      Strong relationships are essential - no, they are required - for effective change. With both Ss and colleagues. #mnlead
      • cmoretti66 Dec 18 @ 8:14 PM EST
        Yes- relationships are the foundation #mnlead
        • mllambrinou Dec 18 @ 8:11 PM EST
          Standards change but 1 thing remains constant: the importance of knowing your kids & fostering solid relationships #mnlead
          In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • chris_bussmann Dec 18 @ 8:22 PM EST
    A2: The word "traditional" is all relative to your own experience in time. It unfortunately is given too much weight. 1800 v. 2016. #mnlead
  • wadestanford Dec 18 @ 8:22 PM EST
    Totally agree!! As admin, we should be helping to reduce fear that goes with change. Develops proper mindset. #mnlead
    • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:20 PM EST
      Maybe if our mindsets are in the right place...its easier? #mnlead
      In reply to @wadestanford, @LisaDegnan1
  • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:22 PM EST
    A2) We need to figure out which traditional best practices work w/kids and blend that with digital practices that amplify learning #mnlead
  • rrv_mary Dec 18 @ 8:22 PM EST
    Yes! Yes! Yes! Tech is just another powerful tool for quality teaching! #mnlead
    • korytellers Dec 18 @ 8:19 PM EST
      A2 The balance is realizing that technology is here2stay. There is not tradition teaching and tech teaching. There's just teaching. #mnlead
  • ritaplatt Dec 18 @ 8:23 PM EST
    This is it. How to use tech in schools. @scfschools #mnlead
    In reply to @scfschools
    • focus2achieve Dec 18 @ 8:22 PM EST
      A2) focus on using tech to enhance learning & instruction & you can't go wrong. Take what works & improve it w/tech or leave as is #mnlead
  • FloradTeach Dec 18 @ 8:23 PM EST
    A2 Jumping in to your chat, depending on the task, choose the method that will work for Ss and reach your goal #mnlead
  • Heidiitman1 Dec 18 @ 8:23 PM EST
    Thank you for this. I agree. #mnlead
    • OHara_HPS Dec 18 @ 8:20 PM EST
      A2: Tech can't replace effective teaching. Use when it can enhance learning and enhances internalization. Use for real-time data. #mnlead
  • LisaDegnan1 Dec 18 @ 8:23 PM EST
    Tech is relevant. Relevance is essential for S buy in. However, NEVER limit your Ss to only what tech you know. #mnlead
  • korytellers Dec 18 @ 8:23 PM EST
    Yes! That's the most important piece-good teachers make it so you don't even notice the tech being used! #mnlead
    In reply to @bretdom
  • mahillmann - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:23 PM EST
    A2 False choice. Not traditional teaching v. tech. In good teaching, tech is transparent & right tool is used (not always tech). #mnlead
  • khurdhorst Dec 18 @ 8:23 PM EST
    There has to be a WHY. Integration for the sake of a check off is not a good reason. #mnlead
    In reply to @whiteeducator
  • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:23 PM EST
    IF we had the INTERNET during OBE we may still be doing OBE! Thoughts? #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers, @mahillmann
  • cmoretti66 Dec 18 @ 8:23 PM EST
    A2- if teachers think of tech as a resource/tool & not an add on or separate then it naturally becomes part of teaching & learning #mnlead
  • LME_Principal Dec 18 @ 8:23 PM EST
    A2) The technology we are using today will be obsolete when our Ss graduate. It's about being future ready and using multiple tools. #mnlead
  • ms_abendroth Dec 18 @ 8:24 PM EST
    A2 In teaching writing, I try to use both pencil/paper & iPad tasks. Ss need to develop fluency in both outlets #mnlead
  • AliciaPrihoda1 Dec 18 @ 8:24 PM EST
    A2) Making sure technology supplements and enhances what is already being taught, not just another thing "to do." #mnlead
  • mjjohnson1216 Dec 18 @ 8:24 PM EST
    A2. Educators and students will discover creative ways to use technology as a tool to extend learning as we move forward. #mnlead
  • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:24 PM EST
    Do you have a sample you can share? #mnlead
    In reply to @ms_abendroth, @chris_bussmann
  • korytellers Dec 18 @ 8:24 PM EST
    I don't know, all I remember about OBE is kids having to take bubble test all the time. I can picture those+ #mnlead
    In reply to @jenhegna, @mahillmann
  • MrArenge Dec 18 @ 8:24 PM EST
    Could not agree more - let's meet them where they are at #mnlead
    • whiteeducator Dec 18 @ 8:21 PM EST
      A2: Technology is heavily ingrained in our Ss' lives and our lives. We need to accept that and integrate it more! #mnlead
  • millardamy2 Dec 18 @ 8:24 PM EST
    I agree...I bet everyone's idea/definition of traditional teaching looks different based on personal experiences. #mnlead
    In reply to @chris_bussmann
  • Heidiitman1 Dec 18 @ 8:24 PM EST
    Great statement! This is their world and we need to make it work. #mnlead
    • korytellers Dec 18 @ 8:20 PM EST
      A2 We are doing our Ss a disservice if we don't incorporate tech into their learning. This is their world, not ours. #mnlead
  • jillp0926 Dec 18 @ 8:24 PM EST
    Absolutely! I'm sure that many of our Ss could teach us to use most tech better than we can teach them. #mnlead
    In reply to @LisaDegnan1
  • PrincipalFrench Dec 18 @ 8:25 PM EST
    #mnlead, Q3) is up in one minute!
  • ms_abendroth Dec 18 @ 8:25 PM EST
    Chris can you share? I'm not near my computer tonight #mnlead
    In reply to @jenhegna, @chris_bussmann
  • chris_bussmann Dec 18 @ 8:25 PM EST
    That's right. If tech was bad, we shouldn't use a lot of things like pencil sharpeners and calculators. #mnlead
    • mahillmann - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:23 PM EST
      A2 False choice. Not traditional teaching v. tech. In good teaching, tech is transparent & right tool is used (not always tech). #mnlead
  • focus2achieve Dec 18 @ 8:25 PM EST
    nice! Teach skills so Ss can teach themselves whatever future throws at them #mnlead
    In reply to @LME_Principal
  • Heidiitman1 Dec 18 @ 8:25 PM EST
    It seems more accelerated all the time. #mnlead
    • mahillmann - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:20 PM EST
      Ss expected to know more at an earlier age, but I agree that the curriculum itself was mostly accelerated, not changed. #mnlead
      In reply to @jenhegna
  • korytellers Dec 18 @ 8:25 PM EST
    +test cards perfectly. And remember running them through the machine that corrected them. #Yuck #mnlead
    In reply to @jenhegna, @mahillmann
  • mrskalthoff Dec 18 @ 8:25 PM EST
    A2: providing options and choice to students is helpful. Sometimes it's easier with tech & other times it complicates#nowyourgoals #mnlead
  • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:25 PM EST
    One thing I love is F2F discussions. Even though online discussions are good - it does not compare to well facilitated f2f #mnlead
    In reply to @millardamy2, @chris_bussmann
  • MrArenge Dec 18 @ 8:25 PM EST
    Maybe we should think skills and not tools? That way we can evolve as tech evolves? #mnlead
    • LME_Principal Dec 18 @ 8:23 PM EST
      A2) The technology we are using today will be obsolete when our Ss graduate. It's about being future ready and using multiple tools. #mnlead
  • whiteeducator Dec 18 @ 8:25 PM EST
    I wonder how often we don't consider it or shy away from it when we don't know what's out there or we're afraid of it. #mnlead
    In reply to @khurdhorst
  • PrincipalFrench Dec 18 @ 8:26 PM EST
  • Clouducation_ Dec 18 @ 8:26 PM EST
    Today's students are not going into a pencil and paper, traditional world. We need to own that and shed nostalgic teaching practices #mnlead
  • mahillmann - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:26 PM EST
    OBE was before my time. I started with Profile of Learning โ€” that was really project-based learning. #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers, @jenhegna
  • LisaDegnan1 Dec 18 @ 8:26 PM EST
    A2 tech is in the hands of every S. Making tech part of classrooms is no longer a question. Using tech effectively is the answer. #mnlead
  • MrBuetow Dec 18 @ 8:26 PM EST
    A2) Technology should be like breathing in a classroom. It should be so natural as to not be noticed. Our Ss certainly don't. #mnlead
  • MrDataGuy Dec 18 @ 8:26 PM EST
    Maybe, OBE and the Profile, not to mention the common core have such heavy political baggage. #mnlead
    In reply to @jenhegna, @korytellers, @mahillmann
  • Heidiitman1 Dec 18 @ 8:26 PM EST
    ...and get them excited about learning in and out of the classroom. #mnlead
    • mike2016miller Dec 18 @ 8:21 PM EST
      A2: Technology should alway lead to more access, never less. Make sure ss can access curriculum outside the classroom! #mnlead
  • JulieMytych Dec 18 @ 8:26 PM EST
    A2: tough! W/smart boards, tech & trad. seem to go hand in hand. #mnlead when tech is down, Ts quickly do plan B
  • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:26 PM EST
    OBE is very similar to PBL. Actually was quite visionary at the time...but managing it was a nightmare. #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers, @mahillmann
  • ritaplatt Dec 18 @ 8:26 PM EST
    A3 I have not noticed communications problems, though my colleagues often say they do. #mnlead
  • korytellers Dec 18 @ 8:27 PM EST
    A3 I do. I honestly do. Texting allows me and my daughters to have conversations we would never have w/out it. I value it. #mnlead
  • mjjohnson1216 Dec 18 @ 8:27 PM EST
    A3. Sadly observed decrease in language abilities as less talk occurs in some homes w/ increases in digital use. #mnlead
  • mahillmann - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:27 PM EST
    And a lot of Ss are still disengaged. Too accelerated for some, not nearly enough for others. Begets personalization. #mnlead
    In reply to @Heidiitman1
  • Heidiitman1 Dec 18 @ 8:27 PM EST
    or enhance. #mnlead
    In reply to @wadestanford
  • chris_bussmann Dec 18 @ 8:27 PM EST
    @jenhegna @ms_abendroth Best I can do on the fly. #mnlead
    In reply to @jenhegna, @ms_abendroth
  • JulieMytych Dec 18 @ 8:27 PM EST
    Whoops A3 #mnlead
  • millardamy2 Dec 18 @ 8:27 PM EST
    Absolutely- f2f helps build relationships which are vital! #mnlead
    In reply to @jenhegna, @chris_bussmann
  • korytellers Dec 18 @ 8:27 PM EST
    That is not the OBE I remember at all. That is not how my district (South Washington County) did OBE. #mnlead
    In reply to @jenhegna, @mahillmann
  • LisaDegnan1 Dec 18 @ 8:27 PM EST
    #mnlead SO TRUE!!!!
    • MrBuetow Dec 18 @ 8:26 PM EST
      A2) Technology should be like breathing in a classroom. It should be so natural as to not be noticed. Our Ss certainly don't. #mnlead
  • JWPBulldog Dec 18 @ 8:28 PM EST
    A3) Yes, absolutely, just in different ways from time to time. #mnlead
  • mjjohnson1216 Dec 18 @ 8:28 PM EST
    A3. On the other hand, students are writing much more (texting) than they ever would have before at younger ages. #mnlead
  • khurdhorst Dec 18 @ 8:28 PM EST
    Its okay to wrestle with ambiguity! I love it, but I have seen tech being used poorly so that is why the WHY is impt. #mnlead
    In reply to @whiteeducator
  • jillp0926 Dec 18 @ 8:28 PM EST
    Coming from an SLP perspective - tech has changed how people communicate, especially in written language. Those skills suffered. #mnlead
  • wadestanford Dec 18 @ 8:28 PM EST
    Key is using it effectively!! Should be used in a way that the lesson couldn't have been taught without it. Anything else = add-on #mnlead
    • LisaDegnan1 Dec 18 @ 8:26 PM EST
      A2 tech is in the hands of every S. Making tech part of classrooms is no longer a question. Using tech effectively is the answer. #mnlead
  • whiteeducator Dec 18 @ 8:28 PM EST
    A3: Who says we communicated well w/o tech? Communication changes over time. We're just communicating in a different way! #mnlead
  • MrArenge Dec 18 @ 8:28 PM EST
    Always important to have a plan b! That's why over at @nbclearn we ensured all of our videos can be downloaded to an offline player #mnlead
    • JulieMytych Dec 18 @ 8:26 PM EST
      A2: tough! W/smart boards, tech & trad. seem to go hand in hand. #mnlead when tech is down, Ts quickly do plan B
  • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:28 PM EST
    A3) S's communicate differently because of tech (whether we provide the learning or not) but F2F communication = important too! #mnlead
  • Heidiitman1 Dec 18 @ 8:28 PM EST
    This makes me feel more comfortable just accepting it. #mnlead
    • whiteeducator Dec 18 @ 8:21 PM EST
      A2: Technology is heavily ingrained in our Ss' lives and our lives. We need to accept that and integrate it more! #mnlead
  • mahillmann - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:28 PM EST
    A3.1 Ss communication strategies & skills are evolving. They are selecting strategies that are relevant to them. #mnlead
  • mrskalthoff Dec 18 @ 8:29 PM EST
    A3: I have seen students communicate in ways they couldn't before. I have also expiernced how technology blocks my communication #mnlead
  • OHara_HPS Dec 18 @ 8:29 PM EST
    A3: Ss seem to be able to communicate clearly and swiftly with their technology. Grammar may be suffering a bit ๐Ÿ˜ #mnlead
  • wadestanford Dec 18 @ 8:29 PM EST
    As long as the enhancement is substantial. #mnlead
  • mllambrinou Dec 18 @ 8:29 PM EST
    A3 Again, don't think it's the binary of tech or not cause tech is here 2 stay. Point is are we using that tech effectively? #mnlead
  • cmoretti66 Dec 18 @ 8:29 PM EST
    Absolutely- students are using tech fot everything they do, why would you exclude learning/engagement #mnlead
    • korytellers Dec 18 @ 8:20 PM EST
      A2 We are doing our Ss a disservice if we don't incorporate tech into their learning. This is their world, not ours. #mnlead
  • jillp0926 Dec 18 @ 8:29 PM EST
    See? Even my own skills *have* suffered! :-) #mnlead
  • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:29 PM EST
    You know... I never thought about it that way... Good point. #mnlead
    In reply to @whiteeducator
  • mjjohnson1216 Dec 18 @ 8:29 PM EST
    A3. Excited to watch text to speech transform many aspects of communication in education. #MNlead
  • rrv_mary Dec 18 @ 8:29 PM EST
    100% agree! Our students don't know a world w/o tech at their fingertips. We need to utilize this as tool to enhance S learning. #mnlead
    • MrBuetow Dec 18 @ 8:26 PM EST
      A2) Technology should be like breathing in a classroom. It should be so natural as to not be noticed. Our Ss certainly don't. #mnlead
  • wadestanford Dec 18 @ 8:29 PM EST
    Hate to run but the @dallascowboys are getting ready to kickoff! Enjoyed the learning!! #mnlead
    In reply to @dallascowboys
  • mrskalthoff Dec 18 @ 8:29 PM EST
    I second that! I dread talking on the phone but find it easy to send texts #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers
  • ms_abendroth Dec 18 @ 8:30 PM EST
    A3 Tech grants so many open doors 4 communication. I believe specific skills still need 2 b taught 2 Ss & Ts alike w/Tech. #mnlead
  • jillp0926 Dec 18 @ 8:30 PM EST
    YES! I see this frequently! #mnlead
    In reply to @OHara_HPS
  • mllambrinou Dec 18 @ 8:30 PM EST
    A3: If we're using tech just 2 feed info & passive learning, then we're not teaching kids 2 be critical thinkers #mnlead
  • chris_bussmann Dec 18 @ 8:30 PM EST
    A3: Ss have so many more opportunities to expand communication opportunities through more mediums. Except pagers. Who has those? #mnlead
  • millardamy2 Dec 18 @ 8:30 PM EST
    Absolutely- communication make look different than it did a few years ago...but Ss are communicating constantly! #mnlead
  • tombrandtt Dec 18 @ 8:30 PM EST
    Q3 I don't know that most ed systems understand this word. It primarily describes a one-way interaction #mnlead
  • JanelleStigall Dec 18 @ 8:30 PM EST
    Janelle from KS jumping in. A3:Ss need to be taught to communicate w/tech while also learning to work in collab groups & communicate #mnlead
  • MrArenge Dec 18 @ 8:30 PM EST
    I'm think kids today communication in a visual manner - emojis, Snapchat etc. but are we giving them assignments that align)? #mnlead
  • mahillmann - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:30 PM EST
    A3.2 We need to ensure to help Ss develop traditional communication skills too. Especially public speaking & high quality writing. #mnlead
  • txeduchat Dec 18 @ 8:30 PM EST
  • MrDataGuy Dec 18 @ 8:30 PM EST
    Agree. Our reached has broadened, new problems, multiple solutions. Rapid adjustment required #mnlead
    In reply to @whiteeducator
  • MrBuetow Dec 18 @ 8:30 PM EST
    A3) Ss communicate extremely well, just not in ways we're used to. Why we need to give them as many multi-media skills as we can. #mnlead
  • khurdhorst Dec 18 @ 8:31 PM EST
    #mnlead I love the way tech adds voice for the ESLs, SpEd etc kids. It says you matter and your thoughts/voice matters! Love it. #mnlead A3
  • jillp0926 Dec 18 @ 8:31 PM EST
    A3) However, I've seen HUGE advances in communication for people who are non-verbal or have limited verbal skills. That is exciting. #mnlead
  • jcsgoldeneagles Dec 18 @ 8:31 PM EST
    Today's students are not going into a pencil and paper, traditional world. We need to own that and shed nostalgic teaching practices #mnlead
  • cmoretti66 Dec 18 @ 8:31 PM EST
    Agreed @Clouducation_ ! We continuously try to get students to comply to how we teach v. Trying to teach the way students learn #mnlead
    • Clouducation_ Dec 18 @ 8:26 PM EST
      Today's students are not going into a pencil and paper, traditional world. We need to own that and shed nostalgic teaching practices #mnlead
  • bretdom - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:31 PM EST
    Thanks Wade! Good luck. #mnlead
    In reply to @wadestanford
  • amyarbogash - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:31 PM EST
    A3 Opportunities for communication are wide open w/tech. They're learning to communicate in new ways relevant to our world today. #mnlead
  • LisaDegnan1 Dec 18 @ 8:31 PM EST
    #mnlead A3 Tech is no different from any other forms of communication.Use it wisely.Use it to share your thinking.Use it to enhance speech.
  • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:31 PM EST
    EXCELLENT POINT RIGHT HERE! Tech has leveled the playing field for many S's! #mnlead
    • jillp0926 Dec 18 @ 8:31 PM EST
      A3) However, I've seen HUGE advances in communication for people who are non-verbal or have limited verbal skills. That is exciting. #mnlead
  • MrDataGuy Dec 18 @ 8:31 PM EST
    Critical thinking more important than ever. #mnlead
    • mahillmann - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:30 PM EST
      A3.2 We need to ensure to help Ss develop traditional communication skills too. Especially public speaking & high quality writing. #mnlead
  • AliciaPrihoda1 Dec 18 @ 8:31 PM EST
    A3) The way it looks has changed-texting, messaging, etc. I still think it's important for Ss to see the value in face 2 face #mnlead
  • mahillmann - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:32 PM EST
    I think you are talking Profile of Learning rather than OBE. The Profile was right up your alley, Jen. #mnlead
    In reply to @jenhegna, @korytellers
  • Clouducation_ Dec 18 @ 8:32 PM EST
    Effective communication includes skills that bridge all media. Good communicators do well in any medium. #mnlead
  • mjjohnson1216 Dec 18 @ 8:32 PM EST
    Just think of how cursive writing, spelling tests, grammar lessons will evolve as tech use increases #mnlead
  • Heidiitman1 Dec 18 @ 8:32 PM EST
    Often Ss are better at using tech than I am. One huge plus is the students can connect more easily with other Ss far away. #mnlead
    • mrskalthoff Dec 18 @ 8:29 PM EST
      A3: I have seen students communicate in ways they couldn't before. I have also expiernced how technology blocks my communication #mnlead
  • ECTrack2580 Dec 18 @ 8:32 PM EST
    A3: Seen a lot more communication by Ss now, but they still need to be educated in what is proper communication. #mnlead
  • ms_abendroth Dec 18 @ 8:32 PM EST
    thing I โคthe most about this feedback option is connecting w/ parents about what skills we are working on #mnlead
    In reply to @chris_bussmann, @jenhegna
  • jillp0926 Dec 18 @ 8:32 PM EST
    Yes! These skills still need to be taught. #mnlead
    In reply to @mahillmann
  • chris_bussmann Dec 18 @ 8:32 PM EST
    A3.2: Society evolves through the needs and desires of our younger generations seeking something different, not something present. #mnlead
  • mahillmann - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:32 PM EST
    This is incredibly insightful โ€” comes back to communication skills rather than the medium. Excellent, Dr. VonBank! #mnlead
    • Clouducation_ Dec 18 @ 8:32 PM EST
      Effective communication includes skills that bridge all media. Good communicators do well in any medium. #mnlead
  • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:32 PM EST
    Ya! If we would have had the tech and the Internet back then... It would have been fun to see where we might have evolved. #mnlead
    In reply to @mahillmann, @korytellers
  • mike2016miller Dec 18 @ 8:32 PM EST
    From my experiences Ss communicate in different ways, not necessarily better or worse. #mnlead
  • korytellers Dec 18 @ 8:32 PM EST
    Yeah, I was going to say that OBE is far from PBL from what I remember. This would have been in 1993-94. #mnlead
    In reply to @mahillmann, @jenhegna
  • PrincipalFrench Dec 18 @ 8:33 PM EST
    #mnlead, Q4) coming in one minute!
  • jillp0926 Dec 18 @ 8:33 PM EST
    Great minds think alike! :-) #mnlead
    In reply to @khurdhorst
  • korytellers Dec 18 @ 8:33 PM EST
    I was teaching 2nd grade and hated how I had to give those kids SO many bubble test. #mnlead
    In reply to @mahillmann, @jenhegna
  • focus2achieve Dec 18 @ 8:33 PM EST
    A3) Tech gave voice 2some & changed how we communicate. Increased the # of ways 2 connect. Look at us here-140 characters of awesome #mnlead
  • mllambrinou Dec 18 @ 8:33 PM EST
    Agree & teaching comes in how 2 use tech 2 collar & research effectively. How 2 distinguish between fact & fiction #mnlead
    In reply to @amyarbogash
  • PrincipalFrench Dec 18 @ 8:34 PM EST
    #mnlead, Q4)
  • MrArenge Dec 18 @ 8:34 PM EST
    I'd be curious if anyone gave kids the same assignment but required them communicate it differently? Visually, written, tweetform? #mnlead
    • jcsgoldeneagles Dec 18 @ 8:31 PM EST
      Today's students are not going into a pencil and paper, traditional world. We need to own that and shed nostalgic teaching practices #mnlead
  • mike2016miller Dec 18 @ 8:34 PM EST
    I think it is really important to teach professional digital communication for situational appropriateness.. #mnlead
  • Heidiitman1 Dec 18 @ 8:34 PM EST
    I am losing the grammar skills I once had. Good thing I have autocorrect. #mnlead
    • mrskalthoff Dec 18 @ 8:29 PM EST
      I second that! I dread talking on the phone but find it easy to send texts #mnlead
      In reply to @korytellers
  • mahillmann - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:34 PM EST
    Yes โ€” and I have to be thoughtful to effectively communicate in <140 characters. Goes back to skills vs. tools. #mnlead
    • focus2achieve Dec 18 @ 8:33 PM EST
      A3) Tech gave voice 2some & changed how we communicate. Increased the # of ways 2 connect. Look at us here-140 characters of awesome #mnlead
  • MrBuetow Dec 18 @ 8:35 PM EST
    Not in most cases. Nor are we giving them video production, podcasting, graphic design, or other multi-media skills for new world. #mnlead
    • MrArenge Dec 18 @ 8:30 PM EST
      I'm think kids today communication in a visual manner - emojis, Snapchat etc. but are we giving them assignments that align)? #mnlead
  • MrDataGuy Dec 18 @ 8:35 PM EST
    How we access information has changed but how we focus on learning rather than content is lagging. #mnlead
    • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:32 PM EST
      Ya! If we would have had the tech and the Internet back then... It would have been fun to see where we might have evolved. #mnlead
      In reply to @mahillmann, @korytellers
  • jillp0926 Dec 18 @ 8:35 PM EST
    When I started in this field 20 years ago, I made picture boards by hand; it took hours. Now it's a matter of minutes. #mnlead
    In reply to @jenhegna
  • LME_Principal Dec 18 @ 8:35 PM EST
    And isn't that our job to teach them to communicate it today's digital world. Well said! #mnlead
    In reply to @Clouducation_
  • rrv_mary Dec 18 @ 8:35 PM EST
    A3) so true! We need to balance instruction to use all forms of communication & help S be proficient with many aspects. #mnlead
    • mahillmann - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:32 PM EST
      This is incredibly insightful โ€” comes back to communication skills rather than the medium. Excellent, Dr. VonBank! #mnlead
      • Clouducation_ Dec 18 @ 8:32 PM EST
        Effective communication includes skills that bridge all media. Good communicators do well in any medium. #mnlead
  • mjjohnson1216 Dec 18 @ 8:36 PM EST
    A4 I think about this in a different way - reading thoughts educators share on Twitter has shifted my communication over yrs. #mnlead
  • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:36 PM EST
    I would agree...but I do see the ship starting to turn... #mnlead
    In reply to @MrDataGuy
  • khurdhorst Dec 18 @ 8:36 PM EST
    Bringing in Skype has opened up doors & lands without passports. Being able to use Google Translate...priceless #mnlead A4
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • JWPBulldog Dec 18 @ 8:36 PM EST
    A4P1: I believe it strengthens our skills. We can now collaborate/communicate globally. #mnlead
  • OHara_HPS Dec 18 @ 8:36 PM EST
    A4: Twitter chats have def. strengthened it. We are from all over the country, yet we are able to learn from one another tonight. #mnlead
  • Heidiitman1 Dec 18 @ 8:36 PM EST
    Teachers work too much. One good way to lessen the workload. #mnlead
    • jillp0926 Dec 18 @ 8:35 PM EST
      When I started in this field 20 years ago, I made picture boards by hand; it took hours. Now it's a matter of minutes. #mnlead
      In reply to @jenhegna
  • bretdom - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:36 PM EST
    A4 I love having digital communication tools. I use @SmorePages for weekly communications. An example: https://t.co/kg9wx8nEjy #mnlead
    In reply to @SmorePages
  • JanelleStigall Dec 18 @ 8:36 PM EST
    A4: It can do both. Be mindful of your audience. Sometimes a personal conversation will serve your purpose better. #mnlead
  • chris_bussmann Dec 18 @ 8:36 PM EST
    A4: Both. I see Ss and adults being vicious to others while hiding online and then others change the world not otherwise possible. #mnlead
  • ms_abendroth Dec 18 @ 8:36 PM EST
    A4 Both. Ss struggle 2 spell bc they have predictive txt. Limits expression & can lead 2 misunderstanding. But opens up global comm #mnlead
  • whiteeducator Dec 18 @ 8:36 PM EST
    A4: Again, it's just diff. But in general, ppl may prefer to comm differently! Not limited to emerging tech, but diff comm styles. #mnlead
  • korytellers Dec 18 @ 8:36 PM EST
    A4 For me it has strengthen mine. And I think it strengthens my Ss. I love seeing their confidence when we do video calls w/others. #mnlead
  • JWPBulldog Dec 18 @ 8:36 PM EST
    A4P2: We can also improve on created communications with editing tools, etc... @Storify has been a great tool for communication. #mnlead
    In reply to @Storify
  • mjjohnson1216 Dec 18 @ 8:37 PM EST
    Totally agree! Can express enough how much I appreciate the thoughts that are shared on Twitter by educators each day. #mnlead
    • OHara_HPS Dec 18 @ 8:36 PM EST
      A4: Twitter chats have def. strengthened it. We are from all over the country, yet we are able to learn from one another tonight. #mnlead
  • tombrandtt Dec 18 @ 8:37 PM EST
    A4 definitely more of it. But "inhanced". The recent election casts doubt upon that #mnlead
  • mahillmann - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:37 PM EST
    A4 It depends. On one hand, we have more tools to communicate effectively. On the other, you pick to wrong tool at your own peril. #mnlead
  • AliciaPrihoda1 Dec 18 @ 8:37 PM EST
    A4) Strengthen- connecting with others we would never otherwise have a chance to (google hangouts, virtual field trips) #mnlead
  • mllambrinou Dec 18 @ 8:37 PM EST
    A4: Strengthen by allowing introverts an outlet 4 expression without feeling uncomfortable. Inhibit if not modeling the how to #mnlead
  • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:37 PM EST
    A4) If done well, Strengthen! The reach you have with technology is incredible and opportunites abundant! #mnlead
  • Heidiitman1 Dec 18 @ 8:37 PM EST
    I am fairly new to twitter and have learned so much from educators I wouldn't have had the chance to learn from before. #mnlead
    • mjjohnson1216 Dec 18 @ 8:36 PM EST
      A4 I think about this in a different way - reading thoughts educators share on Twitter has shifted my communication over yrs. #mnlead
  • JWPBulldog Dec 18 @ 8:37 PM EST
    A4P3: With all of that said, I still prefer personal communication when at all possible. #mnlead
  • MrDataGuy Dec 18 @ 8:37 PM EST
    Too impatient to go back and see how autocorrect has changed my intention. Cant write anything more than 140 keystrokes these days. #mnlead
    • Heidiitman1 Dec 18 @ 8:34 PM EST
      I am losing the grammar skills I once had. Good thing I have autocorrect. #mnlead
      • mrskalthoff Dec 18 @ 8:29 PM EST
        I second that! I dread talking on the phone but find it easy to send texts #mnlead
        In reply to @korytellers
  • khurdhorst Dec 18 @ 8:37 PM EST
    We did a whole twitter/GAFE unit using the Titanic experience. It was lovely, they had fun and it was engaging! #mnlead
    In reply to @MrArenge
  • MinSchroeder314 Dec 18 @ 8:38 PM EST
    Sorry I'm late. One thing that never changes - joy of having kid write thank you cards to staff for the holidays !!! #mnlead
  • MrBuetow Dec 18 @ 8:38 PM EST
    A4: This was going to be my answer. #mnlead
    • OHara_HPS Dec 18 @ 8:36 PM EST
      A4: Twitter chats have def. strengthened it. We are from all over the country, yet we are able to learn from one another tonight. #mnlead
  • FloradTeach Dec 18 @ 8:38 PM EST
    A4 Tech can enhance communication for those having difficulty expressing ideas~ELLs, Speech, Special needs, spec Ed #mnlead
  • korytellers Dec 18 @ 8:38 PM EST
    I still struggle to spell and I'm old! I think it goes back to teaching Ss to recognize their weaknesses and know how+ #mnlead
    In reply to @ms_abendroth
  • AliciaPrihoda1 Dec 18 @ 8:38 PM EST
    A4) Inhibit- if we don't give students experiences to show the value of face to face- job interviews, first impressions, etc. #mnlead
  • tombrandtt Dec 18 @ 8:38 PM EST
    A4 Technology makes communication more immediate not more enlightened or truthful #mnlead
  • mjjohnson1216 Dec 18 @ 8:38 PM EST
    Think of how many educators across the country and world work in small schools and now have others to learn from. #mnlead
  • mllambrinou Dec 18 @ 8:38 PM EST
    Yes, and google classroom, google docs, google forms, google slides, you name it! Game changer! #mnlead
    In reply to @khurdhorst, @PrincipalFrench
  • korytellers Dec 18 @ 8:38 PM EST
    +and what they need to do to help them with those weaknesses. #mnlead
    In reply to @ms_abendroth
  • OHara_HPS Dec 18 @ 8:38 PM EST
    A4: You are so right... In-person communication is key. Also, as a leader, it is o@portabt to see w/ your own eyes. #mnlead
  • Heidiitman1 Dec 18 @ 8:38 PM EST
    Text can be misinterpreted. #mnlead
  • MrBuetow Dec 18 @ 8:39 PM EST
    Excellent point. Like all technology, there is a double edge to it. #mnlead
    In reply to @chris_bussmann
  • MrDataGuy Dec 18 @ 8:39 PM EST
    I guess thats why you and I do what we do. Looking for better ways of learning. #mnlead
    In reply to @jenhegna
  • bretdom - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:39 PM EST
    Well said. #mnlead
    In reply to @tombrandtt
  • mike2016miller Dec 18 @ 8:39 PM EST
    A4: One area strengthened is the timeliness of communication. My grammar has taken a hit! #mnlead
  • focus2achieve Dec 18 @ 8:39 PM EST
    A4 might be a double edged sword. On one hand we can interact globally and hide behind screens. On the other how is F2F affected? #mnlead
  • mllambrinou Dec 18 @ 8:39 PM EST
    Yess!! Skyping w/ another class = such a profound effect on my students. It was empowering & transformational #mnlead
    In reply to @JWPBulldog
  • ms_abendroth Dec 18 @ 8:39 PM EST
    I find that it's also that they don't try. They know if they get the 1st few letters, the word will be supplied to them #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers
  • MrBuetow Dec 18 @ 8:39 PM EST
    Totally agree. My Ss are more confident and better able to express themselves in a variety of media. #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers
  • Heidiitman1 Dec 18 @ 8:39 PM EST
    Exactly how I feel about this. #mnlead
    • ms_abendroth Dec 18 @ 8:36 PM EST
      A4 Both. Ss struggle 2 spell bc they have predictive txt. Limits expression & can lead 2 misunderstanding. But opens up global comm #mnlead
  • MarkJWestpfahl Dec 18 @ 8:39 PM EST
    A4 #mnlead Or students are *trying* to learn how to better communicate via email as professionally as possible.
  • khurdhorst Dec 18 @ 8:40 PM EST
    Yes! Thx! #mnlead
    In reply to @MrArenge, @nbclearn
  • mjjohnson1216 Dec 18 @ 8:40 PM EST
    For our students being able to communication effectively across all medium is paramount for their future success. #mnlead
  • millardamy2 Dec 18 @ 8:40 PM EST
    A4)It can be difficult to be in the present for both Ss and adults-constant access to communication can make it difficult to unplug.#mnlead
  • mllambrinou Dec 18 @ 8:40 PM EST
    Yesss, and @Buncee @Storium @PlayCraftLearn & Google expeditions & VR field trips! #mnlead
    In reply to @JWPBulldog, @Storify, @Buncee, @Storium, @PlayCraftLearn
  • PrincipalFrench Dec 18 @ 8:41 PM EST
    #mnlead, Q5) coming in one minute!
  • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:41 PM EST
    It was only a few months ago - I did not see value in Snapchat - know I see the opportunity! #snapchatpd #mnlead
  • MrBuetow Dec 18 @ 8:41 PM EST
    Exactly. Why (as an introvert) I feel comfortable having this convo w/complete strangers. Would never have before. #mnlead
    In reply to @mllambrinou
  • korytellers Dec 18 @ 8:41 PM EST
    Honestly, I don't see anything wrong with that. I do the same thing It's using the tools they have to help themselves. #mnlead
    In reply to @ms_abendroth
  • chris_bussmann Dec 18 @ 8:41 PM EST
    Email to Ss is like the Pony Express to today's Ts. #notmystyle #mnlead
  • jillp0926 Dec 18 @ 8:41 PM EST
    I'm curious what you're doing with Snapchat, Jen. I haven't ventured there yet. #mnlead
    In reply to @jenhegna
  • whiteeducator Dec 18 @ 8:41 PM EST
    @JanelleStigall Maybe it's about helping Ss understand when to use tech vs. when to use a F2F convo to communicate? #mnlead
    In reply to @Heidiitman1, @JanelleStigall
  • PrincipalFrench Dec 18 @ 8:42 PM EST
    #mnlead, Q5)
  • korytellers Dec 18 @ 8:42 PM EST
    They still have to get the first few letters, and they have to know how to pick the correct word from choices given. #mnlead
    In reply to @ms_abendroth
  • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:42 PM EST
    I really appreciate your honesty. Thank you for being awesome! #mnlead
    In reply to @MrBuetow, @mllambrinou
  • JulieMytych Dec 18 @ 8:42 PM EST
    A4: I worry about non verbal communication skills not being developed #mnlead
  • MrArenge Dec 18 @ 8:42 PM EST
    Don't assume kids know how to use all tech just cause they see tech savvy. Had kids email me a project. 50% didn't know attachments #mnlead
  • jqwinchell80 Dec 18 @ 8:42 PM EST
    A4) So many more opportunities to practice, practice, practice. Snapchat, instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc. #mnlead
  • Heidiitman1 Dec 18 @ 8:42 PM EST
    Students can learn so much from one another. #mnlead
    • mllambrinou Dec 18 @ 8:39 PM EST
      Yess!! Skyping w/ another class = such a profound effect on my students. It was empowering & transformational #mnlead
      In reply to @JWPBulldog
  • mjjohnson1216 Dec 18 @ 8:42 PM EST
    There are thousands of examples just as you shared. At first we might not see a value yet over time we openly embrace. #mnlead
  • bretdom - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:42 PM EST
    This. Nails it as we head into break. Definitely going to share it. #mnlead @millardamy2
    In reply to @millardamy2
    • millardamy2 Dec 18 @ 8:40 PM EST
      A4)It can be difficult to be in the present for both Ss and adults-constant access to communication can make it difficult to unplug.#mnlead
  • Clouducation_ Dec 18 @ 8:42 PM EST
    Technology is primarily an accellerant. It may accelerate both positive communication and negative. Kids need to be wily consumers #mnlead
  • JWPBulldog Dec 18 @ 8:42 PM EST
    We are having #ISD2835 students facilitate a session on @Snapchat during our Edcamp on the 22nd. Excited! #mnlead @jwp712 @JeremyErler
  • MinSchroeder314 Dec 18 @ 8:42 PM EST
    A4) Strengthens communication by giving options - need to be mindful of what will meet your and recipient needs #mnlead
  • MrArenge Dec 18 @ 8:43 PM EST
    Extra credit question of the day! Snap back your answers - put content in front of kids in new ways #mnlead
  • korytellers Dec 18 @ 8:43 PM EST
    I seriously smile every time my 1st graders walk up to the laptop and ask and answer questions confidently. #priceless #mnlead
    In reply to @MrBuetow
  • MrDataGuy Dec 18 @ 8:43 PM EST
    I have to text my kids to tell them I emailed something. #mnlead
    In reply to @chris_bussmann
  • ms_abendroth Dec 18 @ 8:43 PM EST
    I can understand that. I still would like to see my Ss able to spell words like "different" w/out relying on tech #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers
  • MarkJWestpfahl Dec 18 @ 8:43 PM EST
    Email is the preferred way in our district for Ss to contact teachers. Bigger problem: they want immediate response. #mnlead @chris_bussmann
    In reply to @chris_bussmann
  • khurdhorst Dec 18 @ 8:44 PM EST
    Ohh! Let's celebrate differences and let that be the reason! We learn so much from others! The world isn't flat. #mnlead A5
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:44 PM EST
    Here is our first attempt in learning together! https://t.co/iqKz03RCOH #snapchatpd Feel free to join us! #mnlead
    In reply to @jillp0926
  • bretdom - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:44 PM EST
    I do the same thing! Mine is 19. Doesn't check unless I tell him. #mnlead
    In reply to @MrDataGuy, @chris_bussmann
  • MrBuetow Dec 18 @ 8:44 PM EST
    Introverts unite! #mnlead!
    In reply to @jenhegna, @mllambrinou
  • chris_bussmann Dec 18 @ 8:44 PM EST
    Who prefers it? Ss or Tt? :) #mnlead
    • MarkJWestpfahl Dec 18 @ 8:43 PM EST
      Email is the preferred way in our district for Ss to contact teachers. Bigger problem: they want immediate response. #mnlead @chris_bussmann
      In reply to @chris_bussmann
  • mahillmann - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:44 PM EST
    I felt that same way initially about @twitter. That changed. Quickly. #mnlead
    In reply to @jenhegna, @twitter
  • FloradTeach Dec 18 @ 8:44 PM EST
    A5 I say celebrate, work in a diverse school and we celebrate/learn about all holidays #mnlead
  • focus2achieve Dec 18 @ 8:44 PM EST
    A4+ I find keeping balance hard as I've grown dependent on my phone- it's a window to a diff world, but must remember physical 2 #mnlead
  • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:44 PM EST
    TELL ME MORE! #mnlead
    In reply to @JWPBulldog, @Snapchat, @jwp712, @JeremyErler
  • JanelleStigall Dec 18 @ 8:44 PM EST
    A5: Hard 2 avoid in elem school. Teach standards. Acknowledge holidays of your community & teach them if they fit the standards. #mnlead
  • MarkJWestpfahl Dec 18 @ 8:44 PM EST
    Very true. Our guidance team taught them (?) how to send an email while expressing their intentions. That stuck for 1 day. #mnlead @MrArenge
    In reply to @MrArenge
  • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:45 PM EST
    Love these ideas! Keep them coming.. and post them to #snapchatpd #mnlead
    • MrArenge Dec 18 @ 8:43 PM EST
      Extra credit question of the day! Snap back your answers - put content in front of kids in new ways #mnlead
  • ms_abendroth Dec 18 @ 8:45 PM EST
    A5 As an ELL teacher, I have let my Ss talk & teach about their unique cultures/traditions/holidays & learn how 2 respect difference #mnlead
  • korytellers Dec 18 @ 8:45 PM EST
    What Kimberly said. :) #mnlead
    • khurdhorst Dec 18 @ 8:44 PM EST
      Ohh! Let's celebrate differences and let that be the reason! We learn so much from others! The world isn't flat. #mnlead A5
      In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • MrDataGuy Dec 18 @ 8:45 PM EST
    I have always agreed with the accelerant piece. Starting to question - it might be more?? #mnlead
    In reply to @Clouducation_
  • MarkJWestpfahl Dec 18 @ 8:45 PM EST
    Bigger problem is an adult problem. Ss don't see us modeling good communication skills repetitively. #mnlead @MrArenge
    In reply to @MrArenge
  • chris_bussmann Dec 18 @ 8:45 PM EST
    I set my daughter's phone up with an expanded feature. Audible, vibrate, and shock. You better answer Dad! #mnlead :)
    • bretdom - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:44 PM EST
      I do the same thing! Mine is 19. Doesn't check unless I tell him. #mnlead
      In reply to @MrDataGuy, @chris_bussmann
  • cmoretti66 Dec 18 @ 8:45 PM EST
    Agreed @chris_bussmann #mnlead
    In reply to @chris_bussmann
    • chris_bussmann Dec 18 @ 8:36 PM EST
      A4: Both. I see Ss and adults being vicious to others while hiding online and then others change the world not otherwise possible. #mnlead
  • mike2016miller Dec 18 @ 8:45 PM EST
    A5: Honestly, avoid them all, but it kills me and I really wish we could teach them all. #mnlead
  • korytellers Dec 18 @ 8:46 PM EST
    Patience. Just because it stuck for just one day, doesn't mean they won't remember to do it later. :) #mnlead
    In reply to @MarkJWestpfahl, @MrArenge
  • mjjohnson1216 Dec 18 @ 8:46 PM EST
    A5. As long as each/all involve excellent children's literature to compare/contrast, fuel the conversations, and heighten awareness #mnlead
  • focus2achieve Dec 18 @ 8:46 PM EST
    A5) nothing wrong with validating our Ss spiritual lives. This is part of culturally responsive ed to me. Talk about it #mnlead
  • OHara_HPS Dec 18 @ 8:46 PM EST
    A5: be all inclusive... opportunity to focus on what we have in common and to ben#grateful together. Avoid would be wrong direction #mnlead
  • mllambrinou Dec 18 @ 8:46 PM EST
    @PrincipalFrench Teach about each of them: value in diversity & coming together in embracing our differences #mnlead
    In reply to @JanelleStigall, @PrincipalFrench
  • MarkJWestpfahl Dec 18 @ 8:46 PM EST
    Great point @chris_bussmann. The *District* has mandated it. Most students do it because they have iPads & school issued email. #mnlead
    In reply to @chris_bussmann
  • khurdhorst Dec 18 @ 8:46 PM EST
    I love that we can use differences to bridge the gap, not build a wall #mnlead A5
    In reply to @korytellers
  • JWPBulldog Dec 18 @ 8:46 PM EST
    I shall blog about it after the Edcamp. Will post to #mnlead
    In reply to @mllambrinou, @Snapchat, @jwp712, @JeremyErler, @jenhegna
  • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:46 PM EST
    A5) I think we owe it to our students to teach all rather than avoid. How are others doing it? #mnlead
  • Heidiitman1 Dec 18 @ 8:46 PM EST
    Sometimes the parents are the reason I avoid. I don't want to upset anyone over it. #mnlead
    • mike2016miller Dec 18 @ 8:45 PM EST
      A5: Honestly, avoid them all, but it kills me and I really wish we could teach them all. #mnlead
  • mllambrinou Dec 18 @ 8:47 PM EST
    A5: Teach about each of them: celebrating value in diversity &coming together in embracing our differences & what binds us together #mnlead
  • Clouducation_ Dec 18 @ 8:48 PM EST
    A5. Can't holday goodwill and gratitude just be enough, with respectful acknowledgment of individual traditions? #mnlead
  • bretdom - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:48 PM EST
    A5 Celebrate them all! It's what makes us great!As we uncover more of what our peers, friends, etc celebrate,we break down barriers. #mnlead
  • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:48 PM EST
    A5.1) What if we allowed our S's to teach each other? #mnlead
  • PrincipalFrench Dec 18 @ 8:49 PM EST
    #mnlead, Q6) coming in one minute!
  • mjjohnson1216 Dec 18 @ 8:49 PM EST
    Perhaps if school had a goal of a mini library of a wonderful cross-section/variety of literature that the librarian helps create? #mnlead
    • Heidiitman1 Dec 18 @ 8:46 PM EST
      Sometimes the parents are the reason I avoid. I don't want to upset anyone over it. #mnlead
      • mike2016miller Dec 18 @ 8:45 PM EST
        A5: Honestly, avoid them all, but it kills me and I really wish we could teach them all. #mnlead
  • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:49 PM EST
    A5.1) PS - you know there would be ELA standards in there somewhere! Maybe SS standards too! #mnlead
  • bretdom - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:49 PM EST
    This is flying by tonight! #mnlead
  • MarkJWestpfahl Dec 18 @ 8:49 PM EST
    Problem is when a kid gets stuck at home. They WANT to get it right. Tough to get a hold of teachers. #mnlead @FloradTeach @chris_bussmann
    In reply to @FloradTeach, @chris_bussmann
  • FloradTeach Dec 18 @ 8:49 PM EST
    A6 Most holidays have more similarities then differences ~ family, love, being together, special meals, faith, why not share that #mnlead
  • Heidiitman1 Dec 18 @ 8:49 PM EST
    I teach them all briefly, but shy away from sending many things home. #mnlead
    • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:46 PM EST
      A5) I think we owe it to our students to teach all rather than avoid. How are others doing it? #mnlead
  • rlcox74 Dec 18 @ 8:49 PM EST
    @jillp0926 Allows each Ss to be in the "front row". Introverts have the time to thoughtfully respond via video reflection. #mnlead
    In reply to @jenhegna, @jillp0926
  • mahillmann - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:49 PM EST
    No kidding. Incredible group pushing each otherโ€™s thinking! #mnlead
    In reply to @bretdom
  • PrincipalFrench Dec 18 @ 8:50 PM EST
    #mnlead, here's Q6)
  • mjjohnson1216 Dec 18 @ 8:50 PM EST
    Yes! Begin with readalouds that parents share and have students continue with sharing conversations. #mnlead
    • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:48 PM EST
      A5.1) What if we allowed our S's to teach each other? #mnlead
  • ms_abendroth Dec 18 @ 8:50 PM EST
    Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes. Culture Showcase w/ my kids this week. They get to teach each other about their fav tradition #mnlead
    In reply to @jenhegna
  • focus2achieve Dec 18 @ 8:50 PM EST
    Agreed. Ok to ask Qs to learn more about our Ss. Not ok to promote any one religion #mnlead
    • chadkearbey Dec 18 @ 8:48 PM EST
      Part of taking care of the student holistically. Just have to be careful.
      In reply to @focus2achieve
  • chris_bussmann Dec 18 @ 8:50 PM EST
    A5: We have so many things we need to deconstruct if we are really going to honor the diversity present in our schools. #mnlead
  • korytellers Dec 18 @ 8:50 PM EST
    That might work-but in some districts not all holidays are celebrated by students-you'd want to make sure to hit them all. #mnlead
    In reply to @jenhegna
  • randysquier Dec 18 @ 8:50 PM EST
    A5 a part of standards in NYS. Have Ss learn about world religions and customs, it's part of being ready for a global economy #mnlead
  • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:50 PM EST
    AWESOME A5) Idea right here! #mnlead
    • ms_abendroth Dec 18 @ 8:50 PM EST
      Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes. Culture Showcase w/ my kids this week. They get to teach each other about their fav tradition #mnlead
      In reply to @jenhegna
  • Heidiitman1 Dec 18 @ 8:50 PM EST
    Culturally responsive teaching! #mnlead
    • bretdom - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:48 PM EST
      A5 Celebrate them all! It's what makes us great!As we uncover more of what our peers, friends, etc celebrate,we break down barriers. #mnlead
  • khurdhorst Dec 18 @ 8:51 PM EST
    #mnlead as @Joe_Mazza once posted A5
    In reply to @Joe_Mazza
  • whiteeducator Dec 18 @ 8:51 PM EST
    A5: If holidays come up or a S shares what they're celebrating, help Ss to learn about each other's cultures/traditions! #mnlead
  • bretdom - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:51 PM EST
    A6 Choices! We have the power to choose what we fill our time with each day. Find what works. Don't "multi-task", be present. #mnlead
  • MrArenge Dec 18 @ 8:51 PM EST
    Find what world naturally for you - btw anyone trying VR with kids? Would love to learn more! #mnlead
  • ms_abendroth Dec 18 @ 8:51 PM EST
    A6 The advice I have received over again- start w/ 1 thing. You don't have to do everything at once #mnlead
  • JWPBulldog Dec 18 @ 8:51 PM EST
    A6) Definitely don't implement everything. We do what will work for #ISD2835 Ss and Ts. If it doesn't we adjust. #innovate #mnlead
  • Heidiitman1 Dec 18 @ 8:51 PM EST
    I love this. First graders don't always know why they celebrate. #mnlead
    • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:48 PM EST
      A5.1) What if we allowed our S's to teach each other? #mnlead
  • MarkJWestpfahl Dec 18 @ 8:51 PM EST
    A6 You don't. You communicate w/parents & students about what your doing, & solicite advice for improvement! #mnlead
  • mllambrinou Dec 18 @ 8:51 PM EST
    A6: Hard 2 do EVERYTHING. Try out a few things & see what works. If something really works, stick w/ it! #mnlead
  • mjjohnson1216 Dec 18 @ 8:51 PM EST
    A6. One small step at a time with the help of a marvelous team of educators. #mnlead
  • randysquier Dec 18 @ 8:51 PM EST
    A4 tech has strengthened our transparency which leads to honest communication #mnlead
  • MrDataGuy Dec 18 @ 8:51 PM EST
    Good point. Have not really thought about this or talked to others. Just feel like something important is changing. #mnlead
    In reply to @Clouducation_
  • bretdom - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:51 PM EST
    That's what I'm talking about. I've been reading it and listening to Sharroky Holley. #mnlead
    In reply to @Heidiitman1
  • tombrandtt Dec 18 @ 8:52 PM EST
    A6 At some point we need students to be the ones with the great ideas. Then we need to get out of the way #mnlead
  • MarkJWestpfahl Dec 18 @ 8:52 PM EST
    I think that last response sounds more negative than I intended it @PrincipalFrench!! A6 #mnlead
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • khurdhorst Dec 18 @ 8:52 PM EST
    Give yourself grace and extend it to others. Grace goes a long way. Also living a JOY-filled life. #mnlead A6
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • mllambrinou Dec 18 @ 8:52 PM EST
    A6: Also, when u get to know your kids, try 2 see what wld fit them best. Or ask kids & see what gets them excited, plan 2gether! ๐Ÿ˜‰ #mnlead
  • mike2016miller Dec 18 @ 8:52 PM EST
    I don't even try. I personally focus, & encourage my Ts to focus on adding 1 new thing a year. Rather be great at 1 then bad at all #mnlead
  • rrv_mary Dec 18 @ 8:52 PM EST
    A6: great ideas are not the goal, S grow is! Find the great ideas that match the goal & then stay focused thru the rough waters! #mnlead
  • focus2achieve Dec 18 @ 8:52 PM EST
    A6) you don't. One thing at a time. Ss get overwhelmed w/2 much tech at once. It's imp to try new things and get S feedback though #mnlead
  • mahillmann - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:52 PM EST
    A6 Admit you cannot. Identify what is important to your organization (clear vision). Then, go after it with gusto & discipline. #mnlead
  • jillp0926 Dec 18 @ 8:52 PM EST
    A6) I can't do everything. I try to challenge myself to try new things often. Continuous improvement, not perfection. #mnlead
  • tracyacramer Dec 18 @ 8:52 PM EST
    A6 ummm you don't. You do what you can and what fits w/ you and your ss. You communicate w/ ps as to what you are doing then go fwd #mnlead
  • mjjohnson1216 Dec 18 @ 8:52 PM EST
    A6. Teams can achieve miracles! #mnlead
  • millardamy2 Dec 18 @ 8:53 PM EST
    If I didn't feel overwhelmed, I wouldn't feel normal!:) New ideas inspire me-I ask "is there anything I can take off my T's plates?"#mnlead
  • khurdhorst Dec 18 @ 8:53 PM EST
    Also, realize you can't do it all. You weren't born to even do that. You were born to thrive, not survive. #mnlead A6
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • OHara_HPS Dec 18 @ 8:53 PM EST
    A6: Don't be pressured to implement everything. From "Good to Great" identify your hedgehog concept. What do you want to be best at? #mnlead
  • MinSchroeder314 Dec 18 @ 8:53 PM EST
    A6) I had to give myself permission 2 not go 4 "everything." Just like eating an elephant-1 bite @ a time. Prioritize. #mnlead
  • MrBuetow Dec 18 @ 8:53 PM EST
    A6) I... I... don't... #mnlead
  • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:53 PM EST
    A6) I try and prioritize my learning with personal/professional goals... and curiosity. If its fun or deepens learning - I am in! #mnlead
  • jqwinchell80 Dec 18 @ 8:53 PM EST
    A5) Aren't we all about building community? It's about getting to know each other so that we can relate or embrace differences #mnlead
  • korytellers Dec 18 @ 8:53 PM EST
    Honestly, I don't think that sounds negative at all. I was going to say just about the same. #mnlead
    In reply to @MarkJWestpfahl, @PrincipalFrench
  • Heidiitman1 Dec 18 @ 8:53 PM EST
    Have students decide on a holiday they want to research and let them soar. #mnlead
    • ms_abendroth Dec 18 @ 8:50 PM EST
      Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes. Culture Showcase w/ my kids this week. They get to teach each other about their fav tradition #mnlead
      In reply to @jenhegna
  • AliciaPrihoda1 Dec 18 @ 8:53 PM EST
    A6) Prioritize what is best for students. Find new ideas & get students to master them. Then start adding more when they are ready #mnlead
  • whiteeducator Dec 18 @ 8:53 PM EST
    A6: Couldn't agree more. Sometimes we get so overwhelmed, we do nothing. 1 small thing can make a big difference! #mnlead
    In reply to @ms_abendroth
  • JanelleStigall Dec 18 @ 8:53 PM EST
    A6: Be ok w/implementing 1 new thing @ a time. I find it easier to do one new thing well then try tons @ same time (but I've tried) #mnlead
  • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:53 PM EST
    Maybe a great #geniushour idea? Or they can explore another? #mnlead
    In reply to @Heidiitman1
  • khurdhorst Dec 18 @ 8:53 PM EST
    You were also born to live out your element. Not someone elses. Be you. You are good enough. You matter. #mnlead A6
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • korytellers Dec 18 @ 8:53 PM EST
    A6 You don't. My mantra is "Less Is More." I know myself well enough that if I try to cram too much in, I am not a good T for my Ss. #mnlead
  • MrDataGuy Dec 18 @ 8:53 PM EST
    A6: You don't. Choose carefully and find ways of meaning the results. We have to do our own action research. It must work. #mnlead
  • Ryan7Read Dec 18 @ 8:54 PM EST
    Dash and Dot for Kinders | https://t.co/qJTcZHMBUU project by Mr. Read #21stedchat #mnlead https://t.co/6mowCpGwj8
  • MarkJWestpfahl Dec 18 @ 8:54 PM EST
    Sorry for not being in the #mnlead chat earlier. Our 6th grader (& thus, us) was working on her mousetrap car.
  • bretdom - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:55 PM EST
    He teaches about Culturally Responsive Teaching. VABB Validate, Affirm, Build, Bridge. Ways to connect. #mnlead
    In reply to @mllambrinou, @Heidiitman1
  • korytellers Dec 18 @ 8:55 PM EST
    In years past my Ss have achieved much more success the years I slowed down&took time to let them take the lead. No doubt about it. #mnlead
  • MrBuetow Dec 18 @ 8:55 PM EST
    A6) I try to focus one 1-2 big things per year. Someday it will all be done and I can stop remaking everything, right? #mnlead
  • mllambrinou Dec 18 @ 8:55 PM EST
    Brainstorm w/ the kids. Give them a voice in the learning process. It'll work wonders! #mnlead
    In reply to @jenhegna, @Heidiitman1
  • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:55 PM EST
    I also find... I might have to table it until later. But... Its only tabled - not forgotten. #mnlead
    In reply to @MrDataGuy
  • OHara_HPS Dec 18 @ 8:55 PM EST
    A6: You can't implement everything. What is the best fit for your system? Don't have to be like others, be like yourselves. #mnlead
  • jqwinchell80 Dec 18 @ 8:55 PM EST
    Start with what makes you and SS feel comfortable & "go slow to go fast" #mnlead
  • Heidiitman1 Dec 18 @ 8:55 PM EST
    The possibilities with this are endless. I have had amazing success. #mnlead
    • bretdom - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:51 PM EST
      That's what I'm talking about. I've been reading it and listening to Sharroky Holley. #mnlead
      In reply to @Heidiitman1
  • chris_bussmann Dec 18 @ 8:55 PM EST
    A6: It is the same approach I take to health care. I want my doctor to specialize in something, not dabble in everything. #mnlead
  • focus2achieve Dec 18 @ 8:56 PM EST
    A6) continuity is key. Good apps are intuitive, but still take time to get comfy with 4 Ts & Ss. Always come back 2 ones that work #mnlead
  • LME_Principal Dec 18 @ 8:56 PM EST
    A6) Ask the students where their interests are. Some of the great implementations and lessons I've seen this year are from them! #mnlead
  • FloradTeach Dec 18 @ 8:56 PM EST
    A6 I incorporate what speaks to me, what I understand, what I can do but more importantly what will benefit my students #mnlead
  • mllambrinou Dec 18 @ 8:56 PM EST
    Need 2 look into that, into whatever positively impacts & empowers Ss ๐Ÿ˜‰ #mnlead
    In reply to @bretdom, @Heidiitman1
  • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:56 PM EST
    Thank you @JWPBulldog and if anyone in #mnlead would like to give me feedback I would appreciate it. (POWER OF TECHNOLOGY and FEEDBACK)
  • MarkJWestpfahl Dec 18 @ 8:56 PM EST
    A5 #mnlead. I think it is best to ask kids if they celebrate anything & to share when they do, so we can better understand our community.
  • millardamy2 Dec 18 @ 8:56 PM EST
    A6) Promote a growth mindset...take risks and try new things...don't think of it as overwhelmed but growth! #mnlead
  • millardamy2 Dec 18 @ 8:56 PM EST
    Love this! #mnlead
    • khurdhorst Dec 18 @ 8:52 PM EST
      Give yourself grace and extend it to others. Grace goes a long way. Also living a JOY-filled life. #mnlead A6
      In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • PrincipalFrench Dec 18 @ 8:57 PM EST
    Thank you to @Heidiitman1 for joining me in her 1st moderating role! She also came up with the great questions for tonight's #mnlead!
    In reply to @Heidiitman1
  • bretdom - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:57 PM EST
    Let's give a HUGE shout out to @Heidiitman1 and @PrincipalFrench for leading tonight. This was a great conversation! #mnlead
    In reply to @Heidiitman1, @PrincipalFrench
  • mahillmann - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:57 PM EST
    Yes, very well done! #mnlead
  • focus2achieve Dec 18 @ 8:57 PM EST
    TY all. I have to go. Great chat TC and talk to you soon #mnlead
  • mllambrinou Dec 18 @ 8:57 PM EST
    Yesss!! Don't be afraid 2 ask the kids, trust them, give them a voice. It's transformational 4 all involved. #mnlead
    In reply to @LME_Principal
  • Clouducation_ Dec 18 @ 8:57 PM EST
    At the heart of every new whatever, should be the student. That helps the priority challenge. #mnlead
  • jillp0926 Dec 18 @ 8:57 PM EST
    Great job! Have a great night, everyone - stay warm! #mnlead
  • bretdom - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:57 PM EST
    A little house keeping here at #mnlead We won't be having a chat for the next two weeks due to Xmas and NY. We will be back on the 8th!
  • jenhegna Dec 18 @ 8:57 PM EST
    WOOT WHOOT! Thanks for the great conversation tonight @Heidiitman1 and @PrincipalFrench #mnlead
    In reply to @Heidiitman1, @PrincipalFrench
  • MsVenturino Dec 18 @ 8:58 PM EST
    This is a lesson I'm learning too. Depth and enjoying learning is better for 7th science than covering tons of content #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers
  • randysquier Dec 18 @ 8:58 PM EST
    A4 students need to develop skills to know when F2f is better than a text. Understand how group chats can be confuse a message #mnlead
  • khurdhorst Dec 18 @ 8:58 PM EST
    Yes!!!! @millardamy2 So much yes. #mnlead
    In reply to @millardamy2
    • millardamy2 Dec 18 @ 8:56 PM EST
      A6) Promote a growth mindset...take risks and try new things...don't think of it as overwhelmed but growth! #mnlead
  • MarkJWestpfahl Dec 18 @ 8:58 PM EST
    I think SOME Ss thrive w/tech communication & others struggle. Key Q is how do we encourage growth? #mnlead
    In reply to @patrickjwiggin, @PrincipalFrench
  • bretdom - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:58 PM EST
    Follow some new people tonight. Grow your #pln and keep the #mnlead conversation going. Thanks all!
  • Tom_Kilgore Dec 18 @ 8:58 PM EST
    A few minutes until #txeduchat w/hosts @conniehamilton & @mssackstein discussing Hacking Homework! Join us! #mnlead #NCTEchat #leadupchat
    In reply to @conniehamilton, @mssackstein
  • mllambrinou Dec 18 @ 8:58 PM EST
    Indeed!! Great job to all!! First time for me & loved it!! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ‰ #mnlead
    In reply to @bretdom, @Heidiitman1, @PrincipalFrench
  • Heidiitman1 Dec 18 @ 8:58 PM EST
    I get excited about new things I am learning and want to try them all. #mnlead
    • jillp0926 Dec 18 @ 8:52 PM EST
      A6) I can't do everything. I try to challenge myself to try new things often. Continuous improvement, not perfection. #mnlead
  • PrincipalFrench Dec 18 @ 8:59 PM EST
    Thank you all for being part of tonight's chat. @Heidiitman1 & I had a blast. Happy Holidays & Happy New Year! See you in 2017, #mnlead!
    In reply to @Heidiitman1
  • millardamy2 Dec 18 @ 8:59 PM EST
    Great chat! Thanks for the inspiration - have a great week...stay warm! #mnlead
  • bretdom - Moderator Dec 18 @ 8:59 PM EST
    Nice work Marina. Great having you here tonight. #mnlead
    In reply to @mllambrinou, @Heidiitman1, @PrincipalFrench
  • FloradTeach Dec 18 @ 8:59 PM EST
    A5 celebrations is part of our curriculum in gr 2, we talk about diff holidays throughout the year during morning announcements #mnlead
  • Heidiitman1 Dec 18 @ 8:59 PM EST
    Educating students!!! #mnlead
    • OHara_HPS Dec 18 @ 8:53 PM EST
      A6: Don't be pressured to implement everything. From "Good to Great" identify your hedgehog concept. What do you want to be best at? #mnlead
  • patrickjwiggin Dec 18 @ 8:59 PM EST
    Force them all out of their comfort zones at different times. #mnlead
    In reply to @MarkJWestpfahl, @PrincipalFrench