#oklaed Archive

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

Sunday February 11, 2018
9:00 PM EST

  • Dawnsh204 Feb 11 @ 9:00 PM EST
    My name is Dawn. I have currently been working as a Special Ed Para and love what I do, but I am going back to school to get my degree in Early Childhood Education at OU. Looking for to tonight's discussion!#OklaEd
  • watersenglish Feb 11 @ 9:00 PM EST
    Michelle Waters, 9-11 English, Wayne High School #oklaed
  • jcbjr Feb 11 @ 9:00 PM EST
    #oklaed Cow Tipping
  • edu_sanders70 Feb 11 @ 9:00 PM EST
    #cowtipping #oklaed
    In reply to @PrincipalNyberg, @TeachFromHere
  • TeachFromHere Feb 11 @ 9:00 PM EST
  • PrincipalNyberg Feb 11 @ 9:00 PM EST
    So happy for tonight's chat! #OklaEd
  • gretcheine Feb 11 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Gretchen Heine - 5th grade teacher Santa Fe South: The Hills and TFA, 2nd year CM #OklaEd
  • ebarnes73 Feb 11 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Erin Barnes with Epic Charter Schools #oklaed
  • sandmanN_02 Feb 11 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Matt Sandmann Stringtown high school history #oklaed
  • KndrgartnROX Feb 11 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Jola, Kindergarten, Mid-Del #oklaed
  • ShariGateley Feb 11 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Shari Gateley, 11th grade ELA, Putnam City West #oklaed
  • MissKampTeaches Feb 11 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Hi there! Jessica Kamp, kindergarten teacher from Edmond #oklaed
  • room20awesome Feb 11 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Jennifer Seitsinger, Kindergarten, Moore #OklaEd
  • kriscoop80 Feb 11 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Kristy Cooper. Del City HS #OklaEd
  • jlreed2011 Feb 11 @ 9:02 PM EST
  • dettmanntwitht Feb 11 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Waiting 'til the last minute, huh? Me too :) Tyler Dettmann, teach high school social studies #OklaEd
    In reply to @gretcheine
  • MaestraBarron Feb 11 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Marilou, 5th Science, Clinton #oklaed
  • allen_lehman Feb 11 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Allen, HS Math and AVID elective, Millwood. #millwoodstrong #falconpride #oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 Feb 11 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Shelby, English II, III 🐄 #oklaed
  • coach57 Feb 11 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Kevin Hime Superintendent #cpsreds #OklaEd
  • HowardKiyuna Feb 11 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Howard from Northern CA. Middle school full inclusion math science. #iaedchat #oklaed #txeduchat
  • sulphurmiddle Feb 11 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Steven Pyle , Sulphur Middle School Principal. #Oklaed
  • DonleyVicki Feb 11 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Vicki Donley...Clinton Middle School eighth grade English...Clinton, OK #oklaed
  • mcappsparks Feb 11 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Melinda Parks, Westmoore HS #oklaed
  • andredaughty Feb 11 @ 9:02 PM EST
  • mcvay51 Feb 11 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Craig McVay, El Reno. Been tipping bovine my entire life! #oklaed
  • bakerleft Feb 11 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Aaron Baker, 8th Grade U.S. History, Mid-Del #oklaed
  • djthoreson Feb 11 @ 9:03 PM EST
    I officially put my #observeme sign up Tuesday. I haven't had any takers yet, but a few people sounded pretty interested. We'll see... #oklaed
    In reply to @teacher2teacher
  • saul02_terry Feb 11 @ 9:03 PM EST
  • bridgestyler Feb 11 @ 9:03 PM EST
    Tyler Bridges, @k20center Director of School and Community Partnerships. Lover of #OklaEd and #coffee. ☕️
  • HowardKiyuna Feb 11 @ 9:03 PM EST
    I know I can't follow 3 columns at once but I feel like a better person for trying. #iaedchat #oklaed #txeduchat
  • wallmover Feb 11 @ 9:03 PM EST
    David Wall... Central Junior High, Moore, 7th grade Science. #oklaed
  • Stv_Gilliland Feb 11 @ 9:03 PM EST
    Steve Gilliland, Del City High School. #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Feb 11 @ 9:03 PM EST
    Jack Reed, Principal in @OKCPS at Emerson Alternative School #oklaed
  • OSSBAoklahoma Feb 11 @ 9:03 PM EST
    Shawn Hime @OSSBAoklahoma #OklaEd
  • shawnhime - Moderator Feb 11 @ 9:03 PM EST
    Shawn Hime @OSSBAoklahoma #OklaEd
  • grendelrick Feb 11 @ 9:03 PM EST
    Rick Cobb, Mid-Del superintendent #oklaed #MDPurpose
  • jcbjr Feb 11 @ 9:03 PM EST
    John Bennett, Emeritus Engineering Faculty, now living in Virginia (71F today) #oklaed
  • PrincipalNyberg Feb 11 @ 9:03 PM EST
    ...stretching and doing warmup jog in the background. #OklaEd
  • April2383 Feb 11 @ 9:03 PM EST
    Hey Hey 👋 I am April in OKC - School Climate Specialist (playing @hqtrivia as we start) #OklaEd
  • KimberBlodgett Feb 11 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Kim 4th grade T with NPS, I will be here as much as I can while my sick baby sleeps. #oklaed
  • JanalynTaylor Feb 11 @ 9:04 PM EST
    #oklaed Janalyn Taylor, Clinton Principal
  • MrGragg Feb 11 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Todd Gragg, Midwest City High School History Educator #MDPurpose #oklaed
  • WendyPratt234 Feb 11 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Wendy Pratt, CIO, @AlphaPlusEdu #oklaed Never tipped a cow. JS
  • scott_m_farmer Feb 11 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Scott Farmer, Sallisaw Schools #oklaed
  • allen_lehman Feb 11 @ 9:04 PM EST
    I tried #oklaed and #texeduchat at the same time once. Too much. I feel ya.
  • MrRogersTech Feb 11 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Adam Rogers, OKCPS, CTE Technology Coordinator. #oklaed
  • MPSTechnology Feb 11 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Jun Kim, Dir. of Tech. Moore #oklaed
  • MrsHime Feb 11 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Steph Hime #cpsreds Director of Elem. Curr. #oklaed
  • DonleyVicki Feb 11 @ 9:04 PM EST
    I’ve had my sign up for about two weeks and still no takers... #oklaed
    • djthoreson Feb 11 @ 9:03 PM EST
      I officially put my #observeme sign up Tuesday. I haven't had any takers yet, but a few people sounded pretty interested. We'll see... #oklaed
      In reply to @teacher2teacher
  • andredaughty Feb 11 @ 9:04 PM EST
    #oklaed folks, I'd like to follow at least 7 new folks during this chat. Let's connect!
  • nancy_nwilliams Feb 11 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Nancy Williams - Reading Specialist - Idabel Public Schools #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere Feb 11 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Question 1 in one minute - #oklaed
  • MissTaylorS2 Feb 11 @ 9:04 PM EST
    I’m a history education major at the University of Oklahoma! This is my first twitter chat and I’m excited to learn from you all! #oklaed
  • jasonbengs Feb 11 @ 9:05 PM EST
    Jason Bengs, #cpsreds tech director #oklaed
  • NorthcuttLee Feb 11 @ 9:05 PM EST
    Lee Northcutt, Superintendent Caddo Public Schools #oklaed
  • cvian87 Feb 11 @ 9:05 PM EST
    Chris Vian elementary gifted and STEM Putnam City #OklaEd
  • angmlittle Feb 11 @ 9:05 PM EST
    Angela Clark Little | @EdmondSchools parent | #oklaed advocate
  • PrincipalNyberg Feb 11 @ 9:05 PM EST
    Here is Q1! #OklaEd
  • mrjoshflores Feb 11 @ 9:05 PM EST
    Josh Flores, Mustang ELA Coordinator and avid beef eater. Let's get to tippin'! #oklaed
  • edgeblogger Feb 11 @ 9:05 PM EST
    Happy Sunday, #oklaed. Rob Miller, Asst Supt, Sand Springs. Bring it @PrincipalNyberg and @TeachFromHere
  • djthoreson Feb 11 @ 9:05 PM EST
    That's okay. If we can start the process, hopefully it will start a trend. :-) #oklaed
    In reply to @DonleyVicki
  • Dale_Chu Feb 11 @ 9:06 PM EST
    HAPPENING NOW: @PrincipalNyberg and @TeachFromHere moderating a chat on #sacredcowtipping. Follow along at #oklaed!
  • TeachFromHere Feb 11 @ 9:06 PM EST
    #StudentSacredCow #oklaed
  • PrincipalNyberg Feb 11 @ 9:06 PM EST
    What's up Rob! #OklaEd
    In reply to @edgeblogger, @TeachFromHere
  • jcbjr Feb 11 @ 9:06 PM EST
    #Oklaed Ahhh, Lieutenant Dan ...
    In reply to @andredaughty
  • edu_sanders70 Feb 11 @ 9:06 PM EST
    Shane Sanders, Administrator @OKCPS Life long coach- Metro Area. #cowtipping is on my resume. #oklaed
  • TurnerJoshuaD Feb 11 @ 9:06 PM EST
    Josh Turner, Byng JH, SNU MAEL #oklaed
  • djthoreson Feb 11 @ 9:06 PM EST
    Welcome to #oklaed!
    In reply to @MissTaylorS2
  • WendyPratt234 Feb 11 @ 9:06 PM EST
    Amen, brother. It's something anyway. #oklaed
    In reply to @grendelrick
  • BradLatzke Feb 11 @ 9:06 PM EST
    Brad in Bangkok joining #OklaEd
  • stephoni Feb 11 @ 9:06 PM EST
    Stephoni Case @SNU_MAEL #Oklaed
  • PrincipalNyberg Feb 11 @ 9:06 PM EST
    woah! Welcome, Brad. #OklaEd
    In reply to @BradLatzke
  • thnorfar Feb 11 @ 9:06 PM EST
    Sorry I am late. Math T from NWC joining. #oklaed
  • ClaudiaSwisher Feb 11 @ 9:06 PM EST
    Claudia Swisher--had done a lot of things, including irritate bosses and legislators...but never tipped a cow. #OklaEd
  • ShariGateley Feb 11 @ 9:06 PM EST
    A1 - I like collaborative environments and rows don't allow for that....soooo no rows for me! #oklaed
  • grendelrick Feb 11 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1 #oklaed Sometimes sitting in rows suits instruction. Sometimes it doesn't.
  • ShelbyJr3 Feb 11 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1: bc alternative seating feels costly at first glance! + how will I take attendance? Or have a seating chart? And won't my management skills go away with my desk rows?!! #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere Feb 11 @ 9:07 PM EST
  • coach57 Feb 11 @ 9:07 PM EST
    Have to admit many #oklaed teachers start August by putting the desks in rows or other standard arrangements
  • mcappsparks Feb 11 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1 I use too much student collaboration to work with evenly spaced desks in rows....made my head hurt! I’ve had round tables in my room for ages. #oklaed
  • bridgestyler Feb 11 @ 9:07 PM EST
    Never liked it. Fell into the convenience trap every once in awhile, but always preferred alternative seating arrangements. #oklaed
  • HowardKiyuna Feb 11 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1: Ever played dominos? I did have a class that did better in math with this set up. I tried it all! #Oklaed
  • ejbband21 Feb 11 @ 9:07 PM EST
    Eric Justin Bates the Music Department and a few other things at Oklahoma Union Schools. #oklaed
  • djthoreson Feb 11 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1: I do have it this way when we're taking notes. But most of the time the desks are in circles so we're a community of thinkers who can respond to each other - the person in front of each S is not always me! #oklaed
  • MissKampTeaches Feb 11 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1: I personally like having my kids sit in table groups. because It allows for lots of collaborative learning opportunities! #oklaed
  • sandmanN_02 Feb 11 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1 it’s harder for students to go desk tipping In class if their not surrounded by rows of desks #oklaed
  • Stv_Gilliland Feb 11 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1: I’m not sure why, rows are so inviting!! #saidnooneever #oklaed
  • allen_lehman Feb 11 @ 9:07 PM EST
    Irritating bosses and legislators has gotta be more fun than tipping cows. #oklaed
    • ClaudiaSwisher Feb 11 @ 9:06 PM EST
      Claudia Swisher--had done a lot of things, including irritate bosses and legislators...but never tipped a cow. #OklaEd
  • ebarnes73 Feb 11 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1: I have a place for rows if we need them, But tables, couches and recliners are most picked places for MY Ss. #oklaed
  • kriscoop80 Feb 11 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1. Because they are asking for pure chaos or actual discussions. Still need more research on why not rows. #OklaEd
  • dettmanntwitht Feb 11 @ 9:07 PM EST
    Q1: I don't use rows in my class anymore because it's difficult to interact with the backs of other students' heads - let's get them talking like citizens should! #oklaed
  • MaestraBarron Feb 11 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A1: NO!! Boring! Sit or stand where you wish! Collaboration is key! #oklaed
  • cvian87 Feb 11 @ 9:08 PM EST
    Not a chance. Sit, stand, move. Learning isn’t still. #OklaEd
  • MPSTechnology Feb 11 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A1: Too difficult to take roll if they are not in rows! #oklaed
  • nancy_nwilliams Feb 11 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A1 Everyone doesn't teach the same way. I teach in small groups surrounded by my students all day long. I never have rows. #oklaed
  • deborahgist Feb 11 @ 9:08 PM EST
    Deborah joining from Tulsa as I plan for tomorrow's effort to take a step toward compensating our teachers more adequately. It is far from perfect but so incredibly necessary. #oklaed
  • alexstubenbort Feb 11 @ 9:08 PM EST
    Alex here from Citrus County, FL where I serve as an AP... Looking to reap the benefits of some Oklahoma genius tonight! #oklaed
  • ClaudiaSwisher Feb 11 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A1 -- the last 10 years of my career I was in a room designed for 24 of us...and usually had over 30. I crammed in as many desks as I could...and lots of pillows. Literally had kids stretched out on the floor UNDER desks. #oklaed
  • mcvay51 Feb 11 @ 9:08 PM EST
    1) of course it is. 35 years ago when i started we all did it that way. It worked for half the kids back then... #oklaed
  • KndrgartnROX Feb 11 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A1: Every time I've tried it, a S says "I CAN'T SEE!" #shortkidprobs #oklaed
  • brigitm7 Feb 11 @ 9:08 PM EST
    High school math teacher from little old Central High where we hear cows more often than we do cars!#oklaed
  • gretcheine Feb 11 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A1: I feel I can better monitor student independent work and give feedback when students are not in rows and #cooperativelearning #OklaEd
  • jlreed2011 Feb 11 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A1) I think seating in classrooms should be dependent on the lesson being taught rather than a static fixture in the room. Furniture is not always nailed to the floor so don't be afraid to move it as needed to effectively teach students. #oklaed
  • MrGragg Feb 11 @ 9:09 PM EST
    A1 - Because my classroom is student centered and not Mr. Gragg centered. Maybe I should be more like the totalitarian leaders we are studying this week and move back to rows...lol #oklaed
  • jasonbengs Feb 11 @ 9:09 PM EST
    A1 Linear thinking works for some, linear seating does too, but what about circular thinking/seating. Some of us like to sit in a way that drives those with OCD over the edge. #oklaed
  • DonleyVicki Feb 11 @ 9:09 PM EST
    A1) What makes rows awesome? I have table and chairs, and I love the way students can collaborate. Too, many of them have a hard time fitting in desks. #oklaed
  • wallmover Feb 11 @ 9:09 PM EST
    Q1 I find there are times (lecture days, days I just need individual work/focus for Ss) when rows work best in my room, but it always feels like it's a failure that has to be as short as possible. #OklaEd
  • room20awesome Feb 11 @ 9:09 PM EST
    A1 Make a space for collaboration and flexible learning...rows don't cut it...we're not educating for the assembly line anymore! #OklaEd
  • PrincipalNyberg Feb 11 @ 9:09 PM EST
    The right tool for the job! I like it. #oklaed
    In reply to @jlreed2011
  • TurnerJoshuaD Feb 11 @ 9:09 PM EST
    Blame Obama? #oklaed
  • jefferson_first Feb 11 @ 9:09 PM EST
    Tasha Jefferson from #cpsreds jumping in late #oklaed
  • tbarnes211 Feb 11 @ 9:09 PM EST
    A1 - Rows are the worst. I do columns. #oklaed
  • andredaughty Feb 11 @ 9:09 PM EST
    A1. Petty me (PM): because it's how every teacher movie is Real me (RM): because that's how we all remembered what class looked like growing up. #oklaed
  • MissTaylorS2 Feb 11 @ 9:10 PM EST
    A1: Most of my classes in high school were made up of desks in rows. However, I think that occasionally having the desks in clumps might promote collaboration and discussion amongst the students. #oklaed
  • djthoreson Feb 11 @ 9:10 PM EST
    A1b: That does remind me, though, I have a donors choose project looking to get alternative seating... #oklaed https://t.co/u3wgDRFFGF Please excuse my shameless plug...
  • sulphurmiddle Feb 11 @ 9:10 PM EST
    A1- I always loved the straight rows because it kept them focused and quiet, but mainly because thats how I sat when I was in school. #OklaEd
  • thnorfar Feb 11 @ 9:10 PM EST
    Virginia, right outside DC #oklaed
    In reply to @ebarnes73
  • ejbband21 Feb 11 @ 9:10 PM EST
    A1) I feel like I can engage differently when the Ss are in different positions. Sometimes it is lines , some times it is ameoba shapes. Helps my bands get a different listening perspective as well. #oklaed
  • ClaudiaSwisher Feb 11 @ 9:11 PM EST
    Oddly enough, some kids DID want to sit in desks. #SillyKids #oklaed
    In reply to @ShariGateley
  • TeachFromHere Feb 11 @ 9:11 PM EST
    Question 2 in one minute…#oklaed
  • allen_lehman Feb 11 @ 9:11 PM EST
    A1 I agree with @jlreed2011 in that the seating arrangement should be dynamic and driven by the activity. My classroom is currently set up in pairs of desks to foster collaboration. #oklaed
  • edgeblogger Feb 11 @ 9:11 PM EST
    A1: Like most things in education, there is a time and place where Ss in rows might be best. Large class sizes makes flexible seating difficult for many #oklaed Ts. It is good for standardized testing w/ standardized students.
  • MrsHime Feb 11 @ 9:11 PM EST
    A1: As a classroom teacher I preferred groups, students were able to collaborate etc. #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Feb 11 @ 9:11 PM EST
    A1: I think teachers do the best they can with seating arrangements. We try several different ways, then stick with what works. We should be open to trying new things, and not stuck in any set way. #oklaed
  • MrRogersTech Feb 11 @ 9:11 PM EST
    A1: Because this is the way it has always been. It is nice to see a few teachers changing the way the room is set up. #oklaed
  • dena_rogers Feb 11 @ 9:11 PM EST
    Guess, my ADHD came out as a T. I moved my seats based on what we were doing in the classroom. Seldom did we have rows, but sometimes they are okay too #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere Feb 11 @ 9:11 PM EST
    Giving students zeros will teach responsibility #Oklaed #sacredcowtippping
  • jcbjr Feb 11 @ 9:12 PM EST
    #Oklaed A1: Aside: Questions hard to read. With small group work, with good driving questions, with student-centered classrooms, question should be: Why should the rows ever be strait??? If there bolted down, make first assignment making them movable!!!
  • WendyPratt234 Feb 11 @ 9:12 PM EST
    No. But, I memby when Gov. Bellmon's pre-1017 bill (1c sales tax) went to the House floor and got one vote (the author's). After months of fighting, HB1017 passed w/$275 M/year for five yrs (mostly corp tax). So, there's always hope. #OklaEd
    In reply to @coach57
  • PrincipalNyberg Feb 11 @ 9:12 PM EST
    Q2. Let's tip a teacher cow! #OklaEd
  • thnorfar Feb 11 @ 9:12 PM EST
    Isn’t this the way Ss should sit :). My Ss decide the how the seats are organized. Choose 4 people formation this year #oklaed
    • sulphurmiddle Feb 11 @ 9:10 PM EST
      A1- I always loved the straight rows because it kept them focused and quiet, but mainly because thats how I sat when I was in school. #OklaEd
  • ShelbyJr3 Feb 11 @ 9:12 PM EST
    You are consistently my favorite Twitter voice #oklaed
    In reply to @andredaughty
  • bakerleft Feb 11 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A1: I think seating arrangement is overrated and things like mutual respect and cultural competence is underrated. #oklaed
  • djthoreson Feb 11 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A1c: My classroom arrangement changes for the assignment we are working on: rows (or columns), clusters, a circle, it depends. But whenever it is different, students take a moment to adjust! #oklaed
  • RebeccaMurdock8 Feb 11 @ 9:12 PM EST
    Rebecca. SPED ES TPS. Balls,beanbags and clipboards on the floor. Chairs rarely get unstacked. #oklaed
  • jefferson_first Feb 11 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A1 I can’t handle rows, my class is flexible but I also have regular seating options for those that want/need #oklaed
  • MPSTechnology Feb 11 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A1b: I also like rows when I have staff meetings to discuss our short term and long term sprints. Makes for great oneway convos. #oklaed
  • brigitm7 Feb 11 @ 9:12 PM EST
    One thing my students know is don't expect my seating arrangement to stay the same for long. I like to change things up and more often it depends on what I am doing in class for how my seats are arranged.#oklaed
  • ChrisParadise Feb 11 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A1) I can handle the noise of students. I can't handle the noise of desks! Or the putting them back at the end of EVERY DAY! Or mystery of what gets stuck in them. Fortunately for me, I've discovered flexible seating works better for my Ss. #OklaEd
  • TeachFromHere Feb 11 @ 9:12 PM EST
    #oklaed #sacredcowtipping
  • Ampmom3Ann Feb 11 @ 9:13 PM EST
    Ann Phillips, 6th7th grade language arts, Kansas, OK #oklaed
  • Dawnsh204 Feb 11 @ 9:13 PM EST
    A1 The kids I see do not sit in rows. Sometimes they sit, sometimes they stand, sometimes they bounce. We are all different learners. No cookie-cutter way.#OklaEd
  • thnorfar Feb 11 @ 9:13 PM EST
    So true but I always wondered why Ts didn’t ask students what worked. Shouldn’t it be really their say since they are the ones learning #oklaed
    In reply to @KimberBlodgett
  • MaestraBarron Feb 11 @ 9:13 PM EST
    A2: If that were the case, I better dig up all the papers which got "lost" in the trash, lol! #oklaed
  • BradLatzke Feb 11 @ 9:13 PM EST
    A1 Seats in rows help maintain order and compliance. Here's a short video from the 1950s on the "Quiet Classroom." #OklaEd https://t.co/RCeogINBxI
  • coach57 Feb 11 @ 9:13 PM EST
    I agree there is hope but that was when the Dems had a super majority and adding revenue was difficult so #oklaed plan
    In reply to @WendyPratt234
  • KimberBlodgett Feb 11 @ 9:13 PM EST
    A1: my class is currently in a U shape. I love this because I can come right in the middle of everyone. I do groups, then I do U shape, then groups, etc. Constantly changing it up. #oklaed
  • MrsBeck25 - Moderator Feb 11 @ 9:13 PM EST
    Anne Beck, @BotballRobotics Checking in late. #oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 Feb 11 @ 9:13 PM EST
    A2: 🙊🙊🙊🙊🙊 #oklaed
  • room20awesome Feb 11 @ 9:13 PM EST
    I went total flex seething last year with my littles...but several requested an assigned seat. Reminder that I need to listen to my kiddos and be flexible. #OklaEd
    In reply to @ClaudiaSwisher, @ShariGateley
  • PrincipalNyberg Feb 11 @ 9:13 PM EST
    You have a file 13 also? #oklaed
    In reply to @MaestraBarron
  • cvian87 Feb 11 @ 9:14 PM EST
    Doesn’t teach responsibility if that is the only thing that happens. Give the zero if there is follow up and discussion with the student. Consequences only make sense if explained and given a chance to correct #OklaEd
  • alexstubenbort Feb 11 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A1: Committing your classroom to rows is a refusal to collaborate, suggests that the person in the front of the classroom is on display, and naively believes that in 100 years no better way of “doing school” has been discovered. #oklaed
  • mcappsparks Feb 11 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A2 for a small number of kids, maybe. but why not figure out why the kiddos aren’t turning things in? you have to look for the cause not just attack the symptoms. #oklaed
  • MrGragg Feb 11 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A2 - Pass. I'd rather make sure they know the standards or key concepts and learning objectives (for my AP classes) being taught and asses that actual knowledge and ability than just entering grades just because. #oklaed
  • ShariGateley Feb 11 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A2- What a hot button for some people...uhhh grades should reflect mastery IMO. It isn't actually my job to "teach responsibility" & I've never had a student thank me for failing them b/c they learned so much & changed their ways. #oklaed
  • ChrisParadise Feb 11 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A1) It is also easier to move a few tables when I need to clear the floor for class than it is to move a gazillion desks. #OklaEd
  • April2383 Feb 11 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A1: never rows for me... we had science tables/lab stations & rolling chairs... Can anyone say “Choo Choo!” 😂 IMO: seating should be unique or give options as our kids are beginning to learn so they can experience what works for them... #oklaed
  • Ampmom3Ann Feb 11 @ 9:14 PM EST
    Q1 I mix up seating in my classroom regularly. This keeps everything interesting for students and for me!#oklaed
  • MrsBeck25 - Moderator Feb 11 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A2: 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄 #oklaed
  • mrjoshflores Feb 11 @ 9:15 PM EST
    A1: I'm afraid of commitment. I can't imagine committing to one seating arrangement for more than a week! Sometimes I like to even go crazy and let the talkative students sit next to each other, but in the front row, and see how it encourages classroom discussions! #Oklaed
  • JanalynTaylor Feb 11 @ 9:15 PM EST
    #oklaed Q1 Wonder if some Ts do rows because they think that is what Admins expect.
  • BradLatzke Feb 11 @ 9:15 PM EST
    Anyone? Anyone? #OklaEd
    • alexstubenbort Feb 11 @ 9:14 PM EST
      A1: Committing your classroom to rows is a refusal to collaborate, suggests that the person in the front of the classroom is on display, and naively believes that in 100 years no better way of “doing school” has been discovered. #oklaed
  • AssignmentHelpN Feb 11 @ 9:15 PM EST
  • MaestraBarron Feb 11 @ 9:15 PM EST
    YES! I can't for the life of me figure out why they keep disappearing! #oklaed
    In reply to @PrincipalNyberg
  • djthoreson Feb 11 @ 9:15 PM EST
    A2: I'm not sure this is a bad thing (don't shoot!). There is always something I can grade - such as participation (easy points!), but my district lets that be an average, so some weeks we have lots of grades. #oklaed
  • coach57 Feb 11 @ 9:15 PM EST
    “If the purpose of the assignment is a grade in the grade book it has no purpose” #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Feb 11 @ 9:15 PM EST
    A2) Grading needs to be reformed to not punish students for the learning and giving them multiple ways to show mastery of a subject or standard. Responsibility should be a character grade and not an academic grade. #oklaed
  • watersenglish Feb 11 @ 9:15 PM EST
    A2 One of the first things my professor at OU told me is that we can't grade everything and still have the students write enough. It's more important that they write than that we read it all. Let the Ss read each other's work. #oklaed
  • sandmanN_02 Feb 11 @ 9:15 PM EST
    A2 nothing builds success like focusing on failures. Or we could build instruction to facilitate learning and construct success in the classroom. #Oklaed
  • dettmanntwitht Feb 11 @ 9:15 PM EST
    A2: This is a toughie - we still gotta teach kids about deadlines, completion of tasks, and working on things they they don't want to - but a zero mathematically is tough for a kid to come back from. What does a grade measure? #oklaed
  • ejbband21 Feb 11 @ 9:15 PM EST
    A2) I couldn’t have said it any better! #oklaed
    • mcappsparks Feb 11 @ 9:14 PM EST
      A2 for a small number of kids, maybe. but why not figure out why the kiddos aren’t turning things in? you have to look for the cause not just attack the symptoms. #oklaed
  • ClaudiaSwisher Feb 11 @ 9:15 PM EST
    A1 -- I used seating-chart rows to create cooperative groups. All students moved 1/4 turn and made a group. Took an Intern all day to figure that out one time. In-and-out with no trouble. #oklaed
  • Mrs_M_Granger Feb 11 @ 9:15 PM EST
    I miss my flexible seating furniture but it didn't withstand my Ss wear and tear. However, I'm not giving up! I shall do it again next year if I can get the furniture. #oklaed
    • ChrisParadise Feb 11 @ 9:12 PM EST
      A1) I can handle the noise of students. I can't handle the noise of desks! Or the putting them back at the end of EVERY DAY! Or mystery of what gets stuck in them. Fortunately for me, I've discovered flexible seating works better for my Ss. #OklaEd
  • MrsHime Feb 11 @ 9:15 PM EST
    A2: You’re assuming very assignment is paper? #oklaed
  • room20awesome Feb 11 @ 9:15 PM EST
    I loved the u shape when I taught 3rd! #OklaEd
    In reply to @KimberBlodgett
  • PrincipalNyberg Feb 11 @ 9:15 PM EST
    You put behaviors in your gradebook? #OklaEd
    In reply to @djthoreson
  • KndrgartnROX Feb 11 @ 9:15 PM EST
    A2: Sounds like a great way to stress out Ss and Ts. Authentic feedback > grades #oklaed
  • dena_rogers Feb 11 @ 9:15 PM EST
    A2 - If we communicate with parents, zero’s won’t stay zeros in the grade book. As a math T with lots of grades, I had few zeros #oklaed
  • MPSTechnology Feb 11 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A2: Isn't that why we give grades for turning in tissue boxes, parent permission forms, and not disrupting class. Also the same reason for taking points for no name papers or using the wrong ink? #oklaed
  • mcvay51 Feb 11 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A2) i love this cow tipping thing. This is all old school. Of course grade em all and for goodness sakes give a gozillion problems for homework too! Best practice in 1918 means best practice now too! #oklaed
  • bakerleft Feb 11 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A2: Grades are like TPS reports... Yeah... #oklaed
  • kriscoop80 Feb 11 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A2. In Leadership, the S’s have to earn 500 points to receive an A. They know what they can do and what they cannot do. There is 700 pts total. They choose and is responsible for their grade. Now for Math, I am still I guess u call it old school. #OklaEd
  • mrjoshflores Feb 11 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A2: TBH, I never thought it was a big deal to turn in two grades a week. I always tried to make them meaningful grades and, of course, lied and said everything was a grade. Nothing wrong with lying to kids, right gang? Hello? #Oklaed
  • DonleyVicki Feb 11 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A2) My school requires an AVERAGE of two grades each week, and it’s easy to end up with 50-60 grades a semester. Zeroes can be debated and debated. #oklaed
  • sulphurmiddle Feb 11 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A2- clearly has not worked at SMS as I continually see the same students on the ineligible list every week. #OklaEd
  • wallmover Feb 11 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A2 Grade the only the parts that matter that day. If a student shows they know, then let it go and move on. Thank you @rickwormerli2 #oklaed
  • cvian87 Feb 11 @ 9:16 PM EST
    Skipped the first part, meaningless assessments to meet a quota are stupid and damaging to Ss. Make assessments meaningful and they will be done #OklaEd
  • thnorfar Feb 11 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A2: Wow, you are really tipping some cows tonight. I grade after Ss are given a chance to master. Not equal to 2 grades a week. Learning may be missing rather than zero. That’s just me #oklaed
  • MsHenOKC Feb 11 @ 9:16 PM EST
    Q1: I used to be crazy about seating arrangements. Now, I use flexible seating and my Kinder’s come in each day and choose where they sit and who they sit by. I think giving them that choice is empowering #oklaed
  • Stv_Gilliland Feb 11 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A2: Do grades necessarily indicate learning? I’ve met some really sharp kids who were focused on other things.....more than capable of doing the work. Have to know their story to understand. #oklaed
  • watersenglish Feb 11 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A1 I have my Ss sitting in groups, which I change frequently. Or they change. S learn to collaborate and communicate with lots of different people this way. #oklaed
  • nancy_nwilliams Feb 11 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A2 Mercy no! I have constant interaction and responses. I pretty much know what they are learning and at what pace. I know who still doesn't understand. I can spend my time grading or spend it teaching #oklaed
  • collums_dawn Feb 11 @ 9:17 PM EST
    This every day , we would never be able to come up the pace in prof dev that we expect students too !!!#oklaed
    • jlreed2011 Feb 11 @ 9:15 PM EST
      A2) Grading needs to be reformed to not punish students for the learning and giving them multiple ways to show mastery of a subject or standard. Responsibility should be a character grade and not an academic grade. #oklaed
  • gretcheine Feb 11 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A2: I think the real question is how do we give meaningful feedback to students #aggressivemonitoring #OklaEd https://t.co/oN1HZZHGMn
  • KimberBlodgett Feb 11 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A2: Grades are such a waste of time. Grades are for the parents. Bragging rights to their friends. I haven't given a single zero this year. I'm not here to fail you. I'm here to make you excited to learn. #oklaed
  • coach57 Feb 11 @ 9:17 PM EST
    School is for learning “Work” is a job to get paid #OklaEd
  • ClaudiaSwisher Feb 11 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A2 -- I told Ss if I assigned it, I was interested in their ideas...I wanted to know. So, if they turned it in late, I was STILL interested. I never made an assignment I didn't intend to read and reflect on. And learn about my kids. #OklaEd
  • brigitm7 Feb 11 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A2: and then..... when they finally DO turn in all the missing assignments, I will get to grade all the LATE WORK!!!#oklaed
  • jasonbengs Feb 11 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A2 If you don't record 2 grades each week, you must be an ineffective T. I can't remember which subject responsibility is a standard, is that a science or social studies standard? #oklaed
  • Mrs_M_Granger Feb 11 @ 9:17 PM EST
    Sorry I'm late to the party. Michele Granger 20th grade Language Arts teacher. Sketchnote enthusiast. PBL learner. #oklaed
  • MsHenOKC Feb 11 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A1: I used to be crazy about seating arrangements. Now, I use flexible seating and my Kinder’s come in each day and choose where they sit and who they sit by. I think giving them that choice is empowering #oklaed #edchat
  • April2383 Feb 11 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A2: the absolute strangest thing to me is expecting Ss to learn or grow by giving them a “0” - I do not feel motivated by punishment & fairly sure we are wanting Ss to be motivated to learn 🤔 #oklaed
  • MrRogersTech Feb 11 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A2: Sure it will. Giving a S a 0 to 50 will show them. Let's stress S's out with grade. #oklaed
  • edgeblogger Feb 11 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A2: The process by which we assess student performance in our classrooms is outdated and demotivates too many children. Need greater focus on engaging Ss in learning process bc its relevant and meaningful - not just to earn a grade. Drive a stake in traditional grading! #oklaed
  • MissKampTeaches Feb 11 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A2: assignments just for the purpose of putting a grade in the gradebook aren't meaningful! Every thing we assign should should have a learning goal - not just for a grade. #oklaed
  • Dawnsh204 Feb 11 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A2: Who's job is it to teach responsibility? #OklaEd
  • allen_lehman Feb 11 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A2 I tie every grade to a standard...if a grade doesn't demonstrate mastery, it doesn't belong in the book. I mark missing assignments as "Missing", and communicate with Ss and Ps until all activities have been completed. #oklaed
  • ChrisParadise Feb 11 @ 9:18 PM EST
    The only specia furniture I have is a few stability balls. Everything else is standard school furniture, so it has lasted. #OklaEd
    In reply to @Mrs_M_Granger
  • alexstubenbort Feb 11 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A2: Grading needs the same treatment that discipline has received in recent years. I’ve recently been toying with the term “Restorative Grading”— practices that give a student meaningful feedback about their journey towards mastery w/out stripping them of their humanity #oklaed
  • bakerleft Feb 11 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A2b: Grading is prioritized behind lesson planning, blogging, #oklaed, dreaming, and other things.
  • djthoreson Feb 11 @ 9:18 PM EST
    Well, the participation is pretty much did they participate during the activity. The only way it is not 100% is if the student has been warned and refuses to work. It's just a few points, but allows Ps to see why the next big assignment didn't get done. #oklaed
    In reply to @PrincipalNyberg
  • ShariGateley Feb 11 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A2b- the grades in my grade book are the standards - students have multiple opportunities to show me they have mastered the standards. I'm doing students a disservice if they leave my class w/an A but aren't competent in my content. #oklaed
  • saul02_terry Feb 11 @ 9:18 PM EST
    Replace the zero w a 50% at least they can recover. 2 grades in secondary relates somewhat to eligibility #Oklaed
  • PrincipalNyberg Feb 11 @ 9:18 PM EST
    Does the Missing grade count against them? #OklaEd
    In reply to @allen_lehman
  • jcbjr Feb 11 @ 9:18 PM EST
    #OklaEd A2: Personally I don’t think ANY homework should be graded-only given teacher feedback. And I also think no more than 30 minutes of HW per subject per week that’s turned in for teacher feedback. NOTE: This does not preclude any student from doing any amount of HW at home.
  • room20awesome Feb 11 @ 9:19 PM EST
    A2 Uuuummm...grading papers? No papers in Kinder. I hated grading papers in 3rd...not always a reflection of student abilities. #OklaEd
  • coach57 Feb 11 @ 9:19 PM EST
    If you assign something it has to be for learning. If the T accepts the fact it was not learned and gives a zero who did not do his/her job #oklaed
  • BradLatzke Feb 11 @ 9:19 PM EST
    A2 If you haven't found @kenoc7 "15 Fixes For Broken Grades" yet, this would be a good time. #OklaEd
  • andredaughty Feb 11 @ 9:19 PM EST
    A2. RM: Zeros for failing to understand objectives, no. That means I didn't teach it correctly for them to understand. So I'd reteach, reassess, etc. Zeroes for laziness? #foreverno #oklaed
  • Ampmom3Ann Feb 11 @ 9:19 PM EST
    A2 I’m used to the two grades a week mandate. Anything more (most of the time) I use for gauging ss understanding. I don’t grade everything. I’m ok with participation grades. #oklaed
  • lisarcrosslin Feb 11 @ 9:19 PM EST
    #oklaed Joining late! Hey all!
  • MPSTechnology Feb 11 @ 9:20 PM EST
    Tonight's chat has me singing... #oklaed
  • allen_lehman Feb 11 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A2 con't Really interested in standards-based grading. #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere Feb 11 @ 9:20 PM EST
    Question 3 in one minute…#oklaed
  • mrsmcreading Feb 11 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A2) We won't be able to hide behind the "college readiness" argument forever... https://t.co/DTQbGhT4co #oklaed
  • PrincipalNyberg Feb 11 @ 9:21 PM EST
    Q3. We have to let the admin cows have some fun. #OklaEd
  • KimberBlodgett Feb 11 @ 9:21 PM EST
    If we didn't give students grades what would parents brag about on facebook? #oklaed
  • MrGragg Feb 11 @ 9:21 PM EST
    A2B - Grading has to contain feedback to be affected. If a student turns something in and they just receive it back with no comments and a grade for turning it in, then what was accomplished? #oklaed
  • thnorfar Feb 11 @ 9:21 PM EST
    True. It is why I let me students evaluate different spaces for a while and then make a decision. Also can always talk again and readjust. Love this video about that: https://t.co/T1blQpK0qZ #oklaed
    In reply to @KimberBlodgett
  • collums_dawn Feb 11 @ 9:21 PM EST
    I would love to hear more about this !#oklaed
    In reply to @alexstubenbort
  • ClaudiaSwisher Feb 11 @ 9:21 PM EST
    Sounds awesome in theory. I had a difficult time with too many kids and too little space. I did what I hoped was best for us all. #oklaed
    In reply to @CoachStone22
  • andredaughty Feb 11 @ 9:21 PM EST
    A2 cont. RM: Why aren't Ts providing formative assessments to determine whether the Ss mastered or nah? FM: (slap) States only want standardized testing! #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere Feb 11 @ 9:21 PM EST
    #oklaed #Sacredcowtipping
  • jefferson_first Feb 11 @ 9:21 PM EST
    A2 not grading HW but do check assessments for understanding, then following up w Ss. They may be able to show/tell me that they learned objective. #oklaed
  • Melissa66613771 Feb 11 @ 9:21 PM EST
    A1: I like the idea of arranging the desk in a circle so that everyone feels as though they are envoled in conversation/discussion. #oklaed
  • FunstonWM Feb 11 @ 9:21 PM EST
    Indian educator & parents to 3 students. I believe in public education #OklaEd
  • April2383 Feb 11 @ 9:22 PM EST
    I absolutely understand what you’re saying but we are not about falsifying... what is that teaching them... could we look at why the kids are getting “0” instead of the “quick fix” #oklaed #homeworkhater #masterygradingmakessense
    In reply to @saul02_terry
  • ShelbyJr3 Feb 11 @ 9:22 PM EST
    A3: bless the heavens secondary is moving to the ACT. #oklaed #nosarcasm
  • ebarnes73 Feb 11 @ 9:22 PM EST
    A3: I think even our admins across the state is pretty fed up here too. If we got the data back in a time to be useful we might have a totally different story. #oklaed
  • thnorfar Feb 11 @ 9:22 PM EST
    It is why I love the missing feature in IC. It does record like a zero but it really says I am just missing what they understand. IT could be because they are lazy. It could be because grams is in the hospital #oklaed
    In reply to @andredaughty
  • mcvay51 Feb 11 @ 9:22 PM EST
    A3) Thanks. I just threw up in my mouth a little.... #oklaed
  • cvian87 Feb 11 @ 9:22 PM EST
  • mcappsparks Feb 11 @ 9:22 PM EST
    A3 yes, please let’s disrupt the learning process for the entire school to focus on something that we won’t get feedback on for months if ever and that haven’t been proved to have any real educational value. Count me in! 🤦🏻‍♀️ #oklaed
  • edu_sanders70 Feb 11 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A2: How about focusing on a constant student project/ teacher feedback loop that’s so constant and formative that we’re addicted to the growth and not the grade. 🙏🏾#OklaEd
  • PrincipalNyberg Feb 11 @ 9:23 PM EST
    Sorry about that. #OklaEd
    In reply to @mcvay51
  • TeachFromHere Feb 11 @ 9:23 PM EST
    Doing a live @OklaSaid podcast - it will be in your feed sometime tomorrow! #oklaed #oklasaid #sacredcowtipping
  • thnorfar Feb 11 @ 9:23 PM EST
    You know I looked closely at my districts statements and it says recommend. I lean on that word a lot LOL #oklaed
    In reply to @Ampmom3Ann
  • MissKampTeaches Feb 11 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A3: If you've ever been around 3rd graders right before their first high stakes test, you'll know this is not true! Tests are not the most effective way to show success and learning. Works for some, but not for all #oklaed
  • dettmanntwitht Feb 11 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A3: Hey, I get it - everybody wants to make sure that their kids have larned something that year. But why does it have to be a standardized, one-size-fits-all approach? We have some pretty talented kids who show their stuff in other ways besides A-B-C-D #oklaed
  • MrGragg Feb 11 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A3 - My initial reaction to this - is it too late to apply to law school??? Seriously though I love teaching and am committed to teaching in Oklahoma for the next 30 years. But I don't do it because of testing. I do it to see students succeed. #oklaed
  • tbarnes211 Feb 11 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A3 - You're fired. #oklaed
  • Mrs_M_Granger Feb 11 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A2: I absolutely agree! (I said never!) #oklaed
  • sandmanN_02 Feb 11 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A3 For High school I would like to see growth using the ACT. In all grades we should be looking more at growth through the year and grade levels. It more important to know kids are learning not testing #oklaed
  • collums_dawn Feb 11 @ 9:23 PM EST
    All behavior is communication and missing assignments are yelling something very loudly , we must listen ! #oklaed
    • sulphurmiddle Feb 11 @ 9:16 PM EST
      A2- clearly has not worked at SMS as I continually see the same students on the ineligible list every week. #OklaEd
  • ShariGateley Feb 11 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A3 - I LOVE high stakes testing! Nothing shows a what a student knows like picking the best answer out of four options 🙄🙄🙄 #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Feb 11 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A3: High stakes testing has NOTHING to do with Admin! They hate it too!! We ALL do what our higher ups demand we do! This includes Admin. None of us like testing our babies to death. I don't like this question. #oklaed I haven't met an admin yet that liked testing.
  • nancy_nwilliams Feb 11 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A3 I thought it was the OKSED that was having all the fun. They are the ones giving us a letter grade. #oklaed
  • mrsmcreading Feb 11 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A3) High stakes testing is only as effective as the scary threats that accompany it! "If you fail this test, you'll have an elective taken away next year and go to remediation instead." #Motivation #easybutton #oklaed
  • thnorfar Feb 11 @ 9:24 PM EST
    I got here late as well! #oklaed
    In reply to @lisarcrosslin
  • allen_lehman Feb 11 @ 9:24 PM EST
    Until it is turned in or convos had, yes. But I am far more interested in Ss completing learning experiences than punishing via the gradebook. I work hard with Ss who get behind. Ss know I care more about learning than grades. #oklaed
  • cvian87 Feb 11 @ 9:24 PM EST
    The test have no value and are terribly written so I’m gonna have to pass #OklaEd
  • jasonbengs Feb 11 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A3 If you don't test it, how do you know they learned it? There is no other way to assess learning except a standardized test. #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Feb 11 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A4) If everyone in the school is doing their job, with a student-centered focus, then tests will result in the score they receive. The focus should be on educating the whole student and not on a score of a test. #oklaed
  • MaestraBarron Feb 11 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A3: What if my Ss have a bad day before the assessment? NO, not a true reflection of what they know. #oklaed #testanxiety
  • MPSTechnology Feb 11 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A3: Love those assessments so we can get them back the following year to help them grow... wait, I wont have them in class... #oklaed
  • thnorfar Feb 11 @ 9:25 PM EST
    I like it better than A through F. Just need to be at a true standards level not objectives. #oklaed
    In reply to @allen_lehman
  • alexstubenbort Feb 11 @ 9:25 PM EST
    A3: @SirKenRobinson broke it down this way (and I paraphrase): Standardized testing has become a $16 billion annual expense with zero positive results. Imagine if that $16 billion was committed to doing what we know is good for kids. The possibilities are endless. #oklaed
  • lisarcrosslin Feb 11 @ 9:25 PM EST
    A2) Standards-based grading! My Nirvana! #oklaed
  • coach57 Feb 11 @ 9:25 PM EST
    Assessments are here to stay. Make sure you are using them to advance education not hinder #OklaEd
  • jcbjr Feb 11 @ 9:25 PM EST
    #OklaEd A3: Oh, I hope you’re really cow chip flipping on this one ... Standardized tests reveal only how well students memorized facts (rather than developing the skills for addressing meaningful situations and lifelong learning). Behind the barn at 4:00 if not!!!
  • mcappsparks Feb 11 @ 9:25 PM EST
    And did it tell you, him, or his teacher anything you didn’t already know? Doubtful. #oklaed
  • kriscoop80 Feb 11 @ 9:25 PM EST
    A3. I actually don’t think all standard testing is bad. But where we have failed is 1. We change it every freaking year. 2. We use it as the only measure to judge learning. #OklaEd
  • ShelbyJr3 Feb 11 @ 9:25 PM EST
    And sometimes those "best answers" are total garbage. #oklaed
    In reply to @ShariGateley
  • KndrgartnROX Feb 11 @ 9:25 PM EST
    A3a: How my kinders feel every spring after being banned from our morning recess and constantly shushed in the hallways #oklaed
  • room20awesome Feb 11 @ 9:25 PM EST
    A3 High Stakes Testing...is my favorite...My Favorite Thing To Hate! When we're prepping for the test in K...we're doing something wrong. Learning should be meaningful and engaging. 60 min a week of computer based test prep...I can think of better ways to engage students. #OklaEd
  • vperezy Feb 11 @ 9:26 PM EST
    #oklaed
    • MomofJC Feb 11 @ 9:16 PM EST
      This was an eye opener for me today. OK needs to get their act together. If I go back to OK, I lose 7 years of service, so I would make even less.
      In reply to @James409Jason
  • dena_rogers Feb 11 @ 9:26 PM EST
    A3 - We have been able to do so much with those scores that come so late that nobody cares, and they don’t line up with ACT, SAT, etc #oklaed
  • edgeblogger Feb 11 @ 9:26 PM EST
    A3: Of course, a 60 question MC test taken once a year is the most accurate measure of student performance - much better than 175 hours of direct observation by a professional educator. #oklaed #notreally
  • BrettDOkc Feb 11 @ 9:26 PM EST
    Interesting argument especially during Black History Month: "Booker T., W.E.B., and the School Choice Movement" https://t.co/D4vS5v8TO2 via @bakerleft #oklaed
  • jasonbengs Feb 11 @ 9:26 PM EST
    I should probably preface my tweets with SF for sarcasm font #oklaed
  • sulphurmiddle Feb 11 @ 9:26 PM EST
    A-3 Standardized testing is an insult to the professionality of teachers. One test a year cannot be an accurate picture of the S or the T. #OklaEd
  • djthoreson Feb 11 @ 9:26 PM EST
    A3: I don't think we should get rid of the tests - they do allow us to see how our Ss compare to other states. But do we need to stress Ss out over them? Nope! If the Ss have been learning what they need, the tests should reflect it - but can't if Ss are too stressed! #oklaed
  • Stv_Gilliland Feb 11 @ 9:26 PM EST
    A3: Take tests in April get results back in October, makes total sense. #wasteoftime&$$ #oklaed
  • MrsHime Feb 11 @ 9:26 PM EST
    A3: If we take the data from the OSTP assessments, learn and grow from them then it’s worth it #oklaed
  • MissKampTeaches Feb 11 @ 9:26 PM EST
    Mine too! And it affects their learning cause their developing brains need that time to play outside! #oklaed
    In reply to @KndrgartnROX
  • allen_lehman Feb 11 @ 9:27 PM EST
    More...I reflect on this. A lot. Some Ss and Ps only respond to grades as academic currency. I work hard to change this mindset. It is possible to change this mindset through relationships. #oklaed
  • PrincipalNyberg Feb 11 @ 9:27 PM EST
    Twitter sooo needs a separate sarcasm font! #OklaEd
    In reply to @jasonbengs
  • KndrgartnROX Feb 11 @ 9:27 PM EST
    WORD. The Kinder equivalent/ RSA fulfillment gives me the same BIG FEELINGS #oklaed
    • room20awesome Feb 11 @ 9:25 PM EST
      A3 High Stakes Testing...is my favorite...My Favorite Thing To Hate! When we're prepping for the test in K...we're doing something wrong. Learning should be meaningful and engaging. 60 min a week of computer based test prep...I can think of better ways to engage students. #OklaEd
  • andredaughty Feb 11 @ 9:27 PM EST
    A3. PM: It's too late. Standardized testing is too involved with political games. Every politician that has said, "teacher raises" and "take away standardized testing" automatically won the teacher vote FOR THE LAST 2 DECADES. #oklaed
  • MrRogersTech Feb 11 @ 9:27 PM EST
    A3: Why not just let the teachers teach and use the ACT or SAT. #oklaed
  • MsHenOKC Feb 11 @ 9:27 PM EST
    A2: A zero sends a message to a kid that we’ve given up on them. We need to foster responsibility and accountability. A zero won’t do that. #oklaed #edchat
    In reply to @PrincipalNyberg
  • NMeget Feb 11 @ 9:27 PM EST
    My thoughts exactly! #oklaed
    • edgeblogger Feb 11 @ 9:26 PM EST
      A3: Of course, a 60 question MC test taken once a year is the most accurate measure of student performance - much better than 175 hours of direct observation by a professional educator. #oklaed #notreally
  • Mrs_M_Granger Feb 11 @ 9:27 PM EST
    A1b: with the flex seating arrangement I had, I was able to seat many more students than with desks or tables and chairs. In fact, I could've comfortably seated 34 Ss in my classroom. #oklaed #flexseating
  • BradLatzke Feb 11 @ 9:27 PM EST
    How much time do #OklaEd teachers spend prepping for state tests?
  • jcbjr Feb 11 @ 9:27 PM EST
    .#OklaEd
    In reply to @PrincipalNyberg
  • thnorfar Feb 11 @ 9:27 PM EST
    That is so funny! I haven’t looked at anything else for a few minutes laughing about it. Where would all those honors stickers go if we don’t have grades. #oklaed
    In reply to @KimberBlodgett
  • alexstubenbort Feb 11 @ 9:27 PM EST
    A3: If this doesn’t say it all... https://t.co/kLgmz8xxs5 #oklaed
  • MsHenOKC Feb 11 @ 9:27 PM EST
    A2: A zero sends a message to a kid that we’ve given up on them. We need to foster responsibility and accountability. A zero won’t do that. #oklaed #edchat
  • saul02_terry Feb 11 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A3 #sequoyaheagles testing motto "Just Teach" #Oklaed
  • TeachFromHere Feb 11 @ 9:28 PM EST
    Q4 in 1 minute...Nothing better than homework! #oklaed #sacredcowtipping
  • djthoreson Feb 11 @ 9:29 PM EST
    All Juniors take the ACT April 3 this year... #oklaed
    In reply to @MrRogersTech
  • ShelbyJr3 Feb 11 @ 9:29 PM EST
    But similar to grades, if it's not FOR something, will your students do their best? #oklaed
    In reply to @djthoreson
  • room20awesome Feb 11 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A3 High Stakes Testing...is my favorite...My Favorite Thing To Hate! When the focus is on the test we often fail to provide opportunities for deep learning and understanding. #OklaEd
  • thnorfar Feb 11 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A3: Assessment is not bad. It is the frequency and nature that is bad. I love comparing my data with colleagues. It really shows me where Ss are & their advice helps me #oklaed
  • FunstonWM Feb 11 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A3) summative assessments must be valued by ALL stakehokders instead of minimizing. I don't know what an effective High Stakes testing looks like. #OklaEd
  • TeachFromHere Feb 11 @ 9:30 PM EST
    #oklaed #sacredcowtipping
  • PrincipalNyberg Feb 11 @ 9:30 PM EST
    This chat is on Fire! Q4. Back to the student cows. #OklaEd
  • jefferson_first Feb 11 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A3 one test should not determine the abilities of the Ss or Ts. Feedback should be timely and worthwhile. #oklaed
  • coach57 Feb 11 @ 9:30 PM EST
    If #oklaed state tests are testing the state standards and we are teaching the standards the majority of our time could be considered teaching the test
    In reply to @BradLatzke
  • ejbband21 Feb 11 @ 9:31 PM EST
    A3) Or we can stop the high stakes testing, which will save us some money which in turn #Okleg would try to take from us and then focus onthe family of ACT testing. Of course we could get real and help students realize if college or a trade route is best for them. #oklaed
  • mrterborg Feb 11 @ 9:31 PM EST
    #OklaEd
    In reply to @PrincipalNyberg
  • MrGragg Feb 11 @ 9:31 PM EST
    A4 - I only use homework with AP, and then it is reading and notes in a form of low tech flipped class. I do this so we can work with the material and actually do history more in our limited class time. #oklaed
  • PrincipalNyberg Feb 11 @ 9:31 PM EST
    Great to see you, my friend! #OklaEd
    In reply to @mrterborg
  • thnorfar Feb 11 @ 9:31 PM EST
    How about we change the culture to learning is for growth as a citizen, person and profession. Its what it is really for #oklaed
    • ShelbyJr3 Feb 11 @ 9:29 PM EST
      But similar to grades, if it's not FOR something, will your students do their best? #oklaed
      In reply to @djthoreson
  • allen_lehman Feb 11 @ 9:31 PM EST
    A3: Ugh. End-of-year testing is an expensive waste of time. #oklaed
  • djthoreson Feb 11 @ 9:31 PM EST
    Sure. I remind them that the tests they take are a reflection of their knowledge and the school. The better they do, the better the letter their parents get. I spend NO time in my class preparing for a test and have had high scores because I don't stress my Ss. #oklaed
    In reply to @ShelbyJr3
  • room20awesome Feb 11 @ 9:31 PM EST
    Oh...almost as annoying as posting your schools report card! #OklaEd
    In reply to @KimberBlodgett
  • coach57 Feb 11 @ 9:31 PM EST
    #OklaEd has moved away from 1 test one day determining a student’s future
  • cvian87 Feb 11 @ 9:32 PM EST
    Make it interesting, meaningful, and encourage collaboration. Solved the problem!👍 #OklaEd
  • MissKampTeaches Feb 11 @ 9:32 PM EST
    A4: this is how I feel about homework... With my little kinders, they need practice and exposure but homework? They have all kinds of time ahead of them for that! #oklaed
  • Stv_Gilliland Feb 11 @ 9:32 PM EST
    A4: Homework is OVERRATED #oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 Feb 11 @ 9:32 PM EST
    100% agreed. I doubt I see this in my lifetime #oklaed
    In reply to @thnorfar
  • KndrgartnROX Feb 11 @ 9:32 PM EST
    A4a: If I ever get 1 to 1, I'd love to flip my kinder class, making homework a necessity. #oklaed
  • sandmanN_02 Feb 11 @ 9:32 PM EST
    A4 yasss because no student has family issues, bills to pay, extra curricular activities, or anything else which could take up time. I assign all work in class so I can help and Ss need not worry about it. #Oklaed
  • bakerleft Feb 11 @ 9:32 PM EST
    A4: Can we talk about how “A” schools send home tons of homework? Do they know that all that homework is not why their students score so well? #oklaed
  • thnorfar Feb 11 @ 9:32 PM EST
    I help my Ss to know homework is what you do if you are not grasping it and need extra time. They need to determine when that is. It is not something I need to grade or assign #oklaed
  • sulphurmiddle Feb 11 @ 9:32 PM EST
    A-4. Excessive HW only punishes the kids who have support at home or are somehow self motivated. Kids with no support do not care about the zero they are going to get tomorrow. #OklaEd
  • MaestraBarron Feb 11 @ 9:33 PM EST
    A4: Work completed in the classroom to show what they know! Not mom, dad, sister or brother. #oklaed
  • vperezy Feb 11 @ 9:33 PM EST
    It should be normalized. Students should be able to receive and adjust their feedback as part of the learning process, not a disruption. #oklaed
    • jefferson_first Feb 11 @ 9:30 PM EST
      A3 one test should not determine the abilities of the Ss or Ts. Feedback should be timely and worthwhile. #oklaed
  • MrsHime Feb 11 @ 9:33 PM EST
    A4: IMO homework’s purpose is to practice what has been taught, repetition, not for a grade #oklaed
  • jcbjr Feb 11 @ 9:33 PM EST
    #OklaEd Again:
    In reply to @TeachFromHere
  • ShelbyJr3 Feb 11 @ 9:33 PM EST
    A4: I have had 0 success with homework. None success. #oklaed
  • coach57 Feb 11 @ 9:33 PM EST
    #OklaEd needs to do always with the term homework and start using homelearning. If we assigning work that does not include learning #smh
  • dettmanntwitht Feb 11 @ 9:33 PM EST
    A4: I don't want to do homework, so I try to assign it as little as possible. Kids who find they have homework for me are the ones who don't use their class time to efficiently work - which can lead to just as valuable as a lesson #oklaed
  • ShariGateley Feb 11 @ 9:33 PM EST
    A4 - I think HS Ts believe HW prepares students for college, but the reality is the HS day is NOTHING like a college day. I want my students to enjoy HS and be involved in extracurriculars b/c most won't have that opportunity after HS. Only HW for me is occasional reading.#oklaed
  • andredaughty Feb 11 @ 9:33 PM EST
    A3 cont. RM: I'm for some form of cumulative testing but I do believe we can all agree that it definitely needs fine tuning and away from Ppolitical systems. #oklaed
  • room20awesome Feb 11 @ 9:33 PM EST
    A4 No Homework for my littles...encouraged to read, play, be a kid!! #OklaEd
  • thnorfar Feb 11 @ 9:33 PM EST
    We gotta have hope and get the right people’s ear. Maybe the Koch brothers #oklaed
    In reply to @ShelbyJr3
  • MPSTechnology Feb 11 @ 9:34 PM EST
  • jasonbengs Feb 11 @ 9:34 PM EST
    A4 I have seen my share of assignments that were clearly not produced by the Ss, and many others that it is obvious the Ps let the Ss take responsibility for their own work. Personally, I am guilty of letting mine wrestle with the concept before stepping in to help. #oklaed
  • mrterborg Feb 11 @ 9:34 PM EST
    Testing also looks for a certain kind of student. If I remember right: compliant, systems focused or something like that. Those that challenge system less likely to do well? Idea is from Disciplined Minds https://t.co/4JQNreMpC6 #oklaed
    In reply to @djthoreson, @ShelbyJr3
  • djthoreson Feb 11 @ 9:34 PM EST
    A4: I changed my policies last year when a couple Ss turned in "their" homework with someone else's handwriting (did they think I wouldn't notice!?!). Now it's all due at the end of the hour (mostly, with exceptions, okay, frequent exceptions...). #oklaed
  • mcvay51 Feb 11 @ 9:34 PM EST
    A4) I hated homework as a child, cheated on it as adolescent, abhorred giving it as a teacher and still wonder if there’s something wrong with me because all my friends and coworkers loved it so much... #oklaed
  • KndrgartnROX Feb 11 @ 9:34 PM EST
    A4b. As it stands today, my homework is optional. Assignments are geared to foster family conversations #oklaed
  • nancy_nwilliams Feb 11 @ 9:34 PM EST
    A4 This is really a problem for some teachers. They paint themselves in a corner with grades on homework papers and often it isn't in the student's handwriting. Parents feel compelled to do this if their child doesn't understand the material. #oklaed
  • ejbband21 Feb 11 @ 9:34 PM EST
    A4) Homework can be a tool but shouldn’t be the only opportunity that Ss have for Independent practice and mastery. #oklaed
  • edgeblogger Feb 11 @ 9:34 PM EST
    A4: HW must be meaningful practice of learned skills, like voluntarily shooting extra free throws after BB practice. Should be used to build student confidence, not crush it. This is one area where schools can and should improve. #oklaed
  • MrRogersTech Feb 11 @ 9:34 PM EST
    A4) Homework is the best, said no student ever. S's do need to understand that sometimes you need to take work home. #oklaed
  • thnorfar Feb 11 @ 9:34 PM EST
    I teach to my tests all the time. It is a really good test if I say so myself :) #oklaed
    In reply to @coach57, @BradLatzke
  • mrterborg Feb 11 @ 9:35 PM EST
    They will ... if they're invested. If they're not invested they'll do the minimum needed to meet their tipping point. #oklaed
    In reply to @thnorfar
  • andredaughty Feb 11 @ 9:35 PM EST
    A4. RM: I'm for #teamnohw IF (key word) objectives can all be met within the school day. Sadly, when classes are 3 years below grade level, we've got to help speed up the process and hw does that. #oklaed
  • allen_lehman Feb 11 @ 9:35 PM EST
    A4 I never, ever assign homework for the purpose of making Ss work at home. Maybe if a S needs to wrap up an activity. Plus...anyone checked out the PhotoMath app lately? One click will work out any math problem out there. Kills authenticity. #oklaed
  • jefferson_first Feb 11 @ 9:35 PM EST
    A4 HW in 1st grade should be reading. Multiple worksheets does nothing but stress kids/parents. The kiddos that need some extra practice aren’t bringing it back. #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere Feb 11 @ 9:35 PM EST
    you’re not doing it right. #oklaed
    In reply to @ShelbyJr3
  • thnorfar Feb 11 @ 9:35 PM EST
    Don’t we all do that. #oklaed
    In reply to @mrterborg
  • dena_rogers Feb 11 @ 9:35 PM EST
    A4 - I don’t think homework is always bad, but we also must remember that there is not always a parent home to help. I work in a title 1 school and some P’s have multiple jobs #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Feb 11 @ 9:35 PM EST
    A4) If the work sent home does not reinforce what was learned, or review previous learning, then it should not be sent home. Anything sent home should be easily understood and done in a reasonable timeframe. #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Feb 11 @ 9:36 PM EST
    Giving a student a zero is a cop out for the teacher. You're angry because they didn't do the assignment. but does it really matter in the long run? What matters is WHY they didn't do it. What is going on w/them? Why do they not care? Dig in #oklaed... Know your students.
  • MissTaylorS2 Feb 11 @ 9:36 PM EST
    A3: While I believe that multiple choice tests can help measure how much the student has understood the information, it is also important to assess higher levels of learning,like papers and projects. How does this new information impact their world? #oklaed
  • FunstonWM Feb 11 @ 9:36 PM EST
    A4) i think what is cliche seems to be the narrative in public ed regarding homework. Learning occurs in several forums..hmwk only reinforces ur lesson & provides a snapshot on student performance #OklaEd
  • mrterborg Feb 11 @ 9:36 PM EST
    #OklaEd
    In reply to @PrincipalNyberg
  • coach57 Feb 11 @ 9:36 PM EST
    Thinking that using “work” to learn is an apprenticeship. #oklaed
  • posthard Feb 11 @ 9:36 PM EST
    A4. Homework is infrequently assigned. If it is, it tends to be based on current events. Usually geo./political in nature. #oklaed
  • jcbjr Feb 11 @ 9:36 PM EST
    #OklaEd A4: Said no students except this with parents demanding homework GRADES, MORE SPECIFICALLY grades that are perfect - if this means parents (and maybe students) staying up all night to reach that goal!!!
  • allen_lehman Feb 11 @ 9:36 PM EST
    Backwards design! #oklaed
    • thnorfar Feb 11 @ 9:34 PM EST
      I teach to my tests all the time. It is a really good test if I say so myself :) #oklaed
      In reply to @coach57, @BradLatzke
  • mcappsparks Feb 11 @ 9:36 PM EST
    A4 I try to avoid it but it’s tough. I do try to give the kids notice if there is something coming and not have HW due the next day. My kids are stretched already with their extracurriculars....why make things worse?#oklaed
  • mrterborg Feb 11 @ 9:36 PM EST
    Of course. :) #oklaed I'd suggest that the older we get the more we do it...
    In reply to @thnorfar
  • kriscoop80 Feb 11 @ 9:36 PM EST
    A4. My homework is for practice, but my quizzes test true knowledge of understanding. Remember I teach math. You have to practice. #OklaEd
  • NMeget Feb 11 @ 9:37 PM EST
    If a college grad doesn’t pass the first certification test for teaching, should they find another job?! Does that make them unworthy to teach?! No! They go study up, reflect a little, and take it again until they get it right. So why do we give 3rd grade readers 1-shot? #oklaed
  • saul02_terry Feb 11 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A4 moderation #Oklaed
  • djthoreson Feb 11 @ 9:37 PM EST
    Sure. And those Ss who don't fit that mold are also getting poor grades - and will still make more $$$ five years after graduation than I'll make in another 10 years here. And lots of times, they're the ones failing from boredom and then pass - by a lot! #oklaed Love it!
    In reply to @mrterborg, @ShelbyJr3
  • thnorfar Feb 11 @ 9:37 PM EST
    Yes, sir. I miss wiggins :(. #oklaed
    In reply to @allen_lehman
  • ShelbyJr3 Feb 11 @ 9:37 PM EST
    Me? None. #oklaed
    In reply to @BradLatzke
  • jasonbengs Feb 11 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A4 If "homework" is meant to provide extra practice, should we not do that in a supervised environment where they can get immediate feedback or assistance? Why let the incorrect way cement in their minds overnight. It takes too long to correct it once it is locked in #oklaed
  • andredaughty Feb 11 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A4. Cont. PM: Yes, give every 4 hours of busy work. The parents will thank you for keeping them off the TV and game consoles... And you are helping parents brush up on their skills. #oklaed
  • thnorfar Feb 11 @ 9:37 PM EST
    Absolutely! We also get more stubborn about it :) LOL #oklaed
    In reply to @mrterborg
  • mrsmcreading Feb 11 @ 9:38 PM EST
    A4) I'd just like to take this opportunity to give a shout out to my dad. Every night I would leave my math homework on the dining room table w/any problems I couldn't figure out. By the morning he would have them done for me w/explanations of how he did it. Thanks, Dad! #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere Feb 11 @ 9:38 PM EST
    Question 5 in 1 minute...#oklaed #sacredcowtipping
  • thnorfar Feb 11 @ 9:38 PM EST
    FYI don’t say that around Heather Sparks. She will blow your mind #oklaed
    In reply to @kriscoop80
  • andredaughty Feb 11 @ 9:38 PM EST
    Disclaimer: PM, petty me, are just jokes.. Please don't take them too seriously. #oklaed
  • Ampmom3Ann Feb 11 @ 9:38 PM EST
    A4 I try not to assign homework. Rather, my objectives and assignments for the day are written on the board daily. I expect students to use their class time wisely. If they choose NOT to, THEN unfinished class work becomes HW. #oklaed
  • jcbjr Feb 11 @ 9:38 PM EST
    #OklaEd And I’m equally concerned about the value of exams / quizzes ...
    In reply to @kriscoop80
  • PrincipalNyberg Feb 11 @ 9:39 PM EST
    I'm knee deep in learning! Q5. Back to the teacher cow. #OklaEd
  • FunstonWM Feb 11 @ 9:39 PM EST
    A4) parents love hmwk...said by no one 😊 #OklaEd
  • allen_lehman Feb 11 @ 9:39 PM EST
    This tweet is a winner ESPECIALLY in math. Can't tell you how many times Ss come in with incorrect methods drilled in by a well-meaning parent or sibling. Makes for challenging reteaches. #oklaed
    • jasonbengs Feb 11 @ 9:37 PM EST
      A4 If "homework" is meant to provide extra practice, should we not do that in a supervised environment where they can get immediate feedback or assistance? Why let the incorrect way cement in their minds overnight. It takes too long to correct it once it is locked in #oklaed
  • MsHenOKC Feb 11 @ 9:39 PM EST
    Q4: I stopped giving homework and started giving chances for more family time and learning at home, Ss have activity choice boards they can choose from that allow for more conversation & interaction at home #oklaed #edchat
  • djthoreson Feb 11 @ 9:40 PM EST
    I disagree - to a point. I think the grade level you teach matters, too. And your level of effort to help the S change the zero to a real grade. But a zero reminds both of you there is more to be done. #oklaed
    In reply to @KimberBlodgett
  • TeachFromHere Feb 11 @ 9:40 PM EST
    #oklaed #sacredcowtipping
  • MrsHime Feb 11 @ 9:40 PM EST
    I don’t do well with sarcastic, however I’m trying to make it through this chat #oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 Feb 11 @ 9:40 PM EST
    A4: corrected: HOMEWORK IS THE BEST PART OF ALL MY LESSONS #oklaed @TeachFromHere
  • coach57 Feb 11 @ 9:40 PM EST
    Not to beat a dead horse but what is the purpose of the class work. I would rather students learn then work #oklaed
    • Ampmom3Ann Feb 11 @ 9:38 PM EST
      A4 I try not to assign homework. Rather, my objectives and assignments for the day are written on the board daily. I expect students to use their class time wisely. If they choose NOT to, THEN unfinished class work becomes HW. #oklaed
  • jasonbengs Feb 11 @ 9:40 PM EST
    A5 #SF My students are the ones that are supposed to be learning, not me. #oklaed
  • allen_lehman Feb 11 @ 9:40 PM EST
    Thanks for the reminder! Choice boards are awesome. Need to try this strategy this quarter. #oklaed
    • MsHenOKC Feb 11 @ 9:39 PM EST
      Q4: I stopped giving homework and started giving chances for more family time and learning at home, Ss have activity choice boards they can choose from that allow for more conversation & interaction at home #oklaed #edchat
  • mrterborg Feb 11 @ 9:40 PM EST
    They'll make it if the system doesn't damage them in the process ....#oklaed
    In reply to @djthoreson, @ShelbyJr3
  • djthoreson Feb 11 @ 9:40 PM EST
    Ha ha ha - If only! #oklaed
    • andredaughty Feb 11 @ 9:37 PM EST
      A4. Cont. PM: Yes, give every 4 hours of busy work. The parents will thank you for keeping them off the TV and game consoles... And you are helping parents brush up on their skills. #oklaed
  • PrincipalNyberg Feb 11 @ 9:40 PM EST
    Right! #OklaEd
    In reply to @ShelbyJr3, @TeachFromHere
  • cvian87 Feb 11 @ 9:40 PM EST
    I will say Ts are the worst in PD perhaps bc they aren’t interested and district PD is almost always awful #OklaEd
  • MaestraBarron Feb 11 @ 9:40 PM EST
    A5: PD should be based on classroom needs. Not the same dose for everyone. #oklaed
  • mrterborg Feb 11 @ 9:41 PM EST
    The book is deep. But well worth reading. #oklaed
    In reply to @djthoreson, @ShelbyJr3
  • April2383 Feb 11 @ 9:41 PM EST
    That’s it!! Communication, Understanding, we’re the adults we have to 👂🏻👂🏻 & dig deeper!! #oklaed
    In reply to @collums_dawn
  • mcappsparks Feb 11 @ 9:41 PM EST
    A5 just like student learning should be focused on students and should take their needs into account, so should teacher learning. I (usually) don’t want or need admin to tell me what I need to be better. #oklaed
  • sulphurmiddle Feb 11 @ 9:41 PM EST
    A-5. If a teacher’s students do not notice a difference after he or she attends a new PD then it would be inneffective and a waste of time and resources. #OklaEd
  • brigitm7 Feb 11 @ 9:41 PM EST
    A4: I do so much collaborative work in class, that I tell my students the hmwk is my chance to see if THEY know what to do. But it is never more than 10 problems and even then, I have some still cheat! (even though its not graded for correctness!)#oklaed
  • FunstonWM Feb 11 @ 9:41 PM EST
    A5) 5 days worth including Bloodborne pathogens...we must have teacher input in ALL planning especially PD. what bout portfolios for peobationary teachers? #OklaEd
  • Stv_Gilliland Feb 11 @ 9:41 PM EST
    A5: Own your PD, after all it’s yours. #oklaed
  • dettmanntwitht Feb 11 @ 9:42 PM EST
    A5: Call me a good soldier, but I trust my district to discern PD to an extent - I don't know all the options available, and they have those connections. But please don't find someone who tells me to not lecture... while they lecture the whole time #walkthewalk #oklaed
  • MrsHime Feb 11 @ 9:42 PM EST
    Hopefully we are not sending home any “practice” that has not been taught in class where the T has been able to intervene with Ss that have issues #oklaed
    In reply to @jasonbengs
  • jasonbengs Feb 11 @ 9:42 PM EST
    A5 Every week, and really every day, I try to learn something new. Doesn't matter if it is work related or not. If a tree isn't growing it is dead. Same concept applies to us. #oklaed
  • djthoreson Feb 11 @ 9:42 PM EST
    A5: My District has a group of voted-in "voluntolds" who plan the PD for the semester. It works pretty well for the most part. #oklaed
  • sandmanN_02 Feb 11 @ 9:42 PM EST
    A5 Seriously I’m ok with this my list is too long to volunteer and plan PD #oklaed
    • cvian87 Feb 11 @ 9:40 PM EST
      I will say Ts are the worst in PD perhaps bc they aren’t interested and district PD is almost always awful #OklaEd
  • mrterborg Feb 11 @ 9:42 PM EST
    Time to have a parent information session? :) #oklaed
    In reply to @allen_lehman
  • thnorfar Feb 11 @ 9:42 PM EST
    So sorry peeps. I am an hour ahead tonight and need to finish preparing for the Ts I am supporting tomorrow. See you next Sunday! #oklaed
  • MissKampTeaches Feb 11 @ 9:42 PM EST
    A5: PD is most meaningful when it's something you're interested in, something you want to get better at. Just because we're teachers doesn't mean we stop being learners! #oklaed
  • BradLatzke Feb 11 @ 9:42 PM EST
    “Homework in primary school has an effect of around zero.” Researcher and Professor John Hattie. Same for Harris Cooper. https://t.co/MfcljRuDLp #OklaEd
    • MsHenOKC Feb 11 @ 9:39 PM EST
      Q4: I stopped giving homework and started giving chances for more family time and learning at home, Ss have activity choice boards they can choose from that allow for more conversation & interaction at home #oklaed #edchat
  • KndrgartnROX Feb 11 @ 9:42 PM EST
    A5: Actual footage of me during PD my first 7 years of teaching #igaveitmybest #butcharliebrownsteacherwasthespeaker #wahwahwah #oklaed
  • johnccarver Feb 11 @ 9:42 PM EST
    Hey what is up #iaedchat and #oklaed ? Happy Sunday!
  • ebarnes73 Feb 11 @ 9:42 PM EST
    A5: No thank you. My #oklaed PLN has been the best PD ever. I have a Q and they answer it. Best runner up is Edcamps. I get so insiped and have takeaways I can implement. I do NOT need another Smartboard or StudyIsland PD. Thank you, that is all.
  • Chandler_Q Feb 11 @ 9:42 PM EST
    Great thread about the #StepUpOklahoma plan set to be voted on tomorrow. Thanks for the breakdown Rep. @ForrestBennett. #oklaed #OKleg
    • ForrestBennett Feb 9 @ 2:21 PM EST
      A lie makes it halfway around the world before the truth has time to put its pants on, the saying goes. So many people involved in the Step Up Plan have the best intentions, but the folks pulling the strings haven’t been totally honest with you. 1/
  • mcvay51 Feb 11 @ 9:43 PM EST
    A5) Best thing about ESSA is change in emphasis from one size fits all to what each teacher believes they need. It only took a hundred years of doing it the same way to figure it out. Duh... #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Feb 11 @ 9:43 PM EST
    A5) Authentic Professional Development should be site-specific and teacher-centered. All true educational professionals know where he or she needs to improve and working together the students benefit with better learning. #oklaed
  • ShariGateley Feb 11 @ 9:43 PM EST
    A5- Effective teachers reflect constantly. I have a list of PD I would love to attend...just wish there were funds and opportunities! #oklaed
  • PrincipalNyberg Feb 11 @ 9:43 PM EST
    I think many Ts feel this way. I know we try to do plenty of T led P/D, but it's a tough sell. #OklaEd
    In reply to @sandmanN_02
  • allen_lehman Feb 11 @ 9:43 PM EST
    A5 One-size-fits all PD is just about as effective as one-size-fits-all instruction. Not. My best PD experiences are the ones in which I actively seek knowledge...like these chats... #oklaed
  • coach57 Feb 11 @ 9:43 PM EST
    Meaningful PD requires a plan. A plan should include collaboration from all stake holders #OklaEd
  • MrRogersTech Feb 11 @ 9:43 PM EST
    A5: Why not ask the teachers what they want to learn about? I know district has certain things that need to be covered. But T's also have things they want to learn about. #oklaed
  • nancy_nwilliams Feb 11 @ 9:43 PM EST
    A5 Thankfully, our central office realizes that though we have common needs; we have individual needs and interests as well. #oklaed
  • vperezy Feb 11 @ 9:43 PM EST
    My answers to this are too sarcastic to tweet. It was years before I knew there was PD out of district mandate. In my old district, I would beg or barter for it if I had to. Thankful to be in a district now that encourages me to learn, even when I mention carpentry. #oklaed
  • mrterborg Feb 11 @ 9:43 PM EST
    They don't plan it all? #OklaEd
    In reply to @PrincipalNyberg
  • djthoreson Feb 11 @ 9:43 PM EST
    It sounds interesting! #oklaed
    In reply to @mrterborg, @ShelbyJr3
  • dena_rogers Feb 11 @ 9:43 PM EST
    A5 - I feel like our district is working to make PD a model like #edcamp that works better for T’s. Blood-borne, etc are mandated by the state #oklaed
  • KndrgartnROX Feb 11 @ 9:43 PM EST
    Amen! So many sessions spent trying to figure out how to apply any of it to kindergarten. #oklaed
    In reply to @MaestraBarron
  • XanBlack5 Feb 11 @ 9:44 PM EST
    Thank you @USNASTEMCenter @NOAA @FlightNightUSA @osutulsa 4 bringing a world class team in to train world class #oklaed in a world class facility over the next few days on @seaperch
  • jcbjr Feb 11 @ 9:44 PM EST
    #OklaEd May I suggest any PD not chosen by teachers wanting it is wasted AND informal PD (in teacher’s lounges, EdCamps, Twitter chats, ...) are really good - with informal PD helping with discovering its value being the FIRST informal PD!!!
    In reply to @TeachFromHere
  • ShelbyJr3 Feb 11 @ 9:44 PM EST
    @TeachFromHere ahem, I'm not the only one doing this wrong. Do I get a 50% bc I tried, even though I didn't master the content? 🐸😉 #oklaed
  • MrGragg Feb 11 @ 9:44 PM EST
    A5 - Personally I feel that my building and district level admin in Mid-Del does a fair job with this. I also supplement it with being proactive to find my own PD too though. #oklaed #MDPurpose
  • KimberBlodgett Feb 11 @ 9:44 PM EST
    A5: I think we are all doing what we've always done. Sadly. I would challenge everyone to think outside the box. Stop w/the mandatory PD and come up w/a better plan. What am I saying #okleg can't even do that. #oklaed
  • edgeblogger Feb 11 @ 9:44 PM EST
    A5: I believe some structure is valuable to ensure PD is aligned to district goals and priorities. However, we need to treat Ts as professionals & provide greater autonomy. Also need to reduce PD mandates - Do we really still need annual training on infectious diseases? #oklaed
  • room20awesome Feb 11 @ 9:44 PM EST
    A5 Twitter, EdCamp...best PD! Open conversations about meaningful topics. I have Pinterest and the internet I don't need cheesy ideas, or info I can read in an article...I want true collaboration and growth! #OklaEd
  • andredaughty Feb 11 @ 9:44 PM EST
    A5. Real Me: As a part of CO for 8 years, we kept our ears to the street and eyes inside the classroom to deliver what Ts needed. The Ojays coined that song perfectly. "Got to give the people... Give the people what they want!" #oklaed
  • coach57 Feb 11 @ 9:44 PM EST
    #cpsreds provides funds and opportunities apply online #oklaed
    • ShariGateley Feb 11 @ 9:43 PM EST
      A5- Effective teachers reflect constantly. I have a list of PD I would love to attend...just wish there were funds and opportunities! #oklaed
  • MrsHime Feb 11 @ 9:44 PM EST
    A5: Hopefully educators are taking advantage of all the awesome free opportunities around them to learn and grow in their profession, personalized learning #oklaed
  • WendyPratt234 Feb 11 @ 9:45 PM EST
    #oklaed won't really know about growth calculations until Sept., I think.
    In reply to @ebarnes73, @coach57
  • djthoreson Feb 11 @ 9:45 PM EST
    That's a great way to do - and sounds like a fair policy. :-) #oklaed
    In reply to @brigitm7
  • gretcheine Feb 11 @ 9:45 PM EST
    A5: I try to be proactive about scouting PD opportunities - I have especially enjoyed A+ Arts Integration trainings at UCO #OklaEd
  • allen_lehman Feb 11 @ 9:45 PM EST
    It is a great tool if used properly! The dead giveaway for me is when Ss bring in work that has notation that is correct but I haven’t taught yet. “Hey, what does that mean :-)?” “Uhhhhh...” LOL! #oklaed
    In reply to @mcvay51
  • MaestraBarron Feb 11 @ 9:45 PM EST
    Never stop learning! #oklaed
    In reply to @MrsHime
  • johnccarver Feb 11 @ 9:45 PM EST
  • mcvay51 Feb 11 @ 9:46 PM EST
    A5A). I am a bit sorry because now teachers won’t get to catch up on The Sporting News and The NY Times crossword puzzle like I did back in the good old days while sitting in the back of the room hiding. #oklaed
  • MissKampTeaches Feb 11 @ 9:46 PM EST
    A5b: Don't get me wrong, my district provides fabulous PD and they strive to make it applicable for everyone. But I grow the most when I choose the PD and especially when it's collaboration with other teachers! #oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 Feb 11 @ 9:46 PM EST
    But you're famous 'round here!! #oklaed
    In reply to @vperezy, @TeachFromHere
  • dena_rogers Feb 11 @ 9:46 PM EST
    don’t forget grading during meetings #oklaed
    In reply to @mcvay51
  • djthoreson Feb 11 @ 9:46 PM EST
    Absolutely! And often our lessons can come from our Ss! It's amazing what they'll teach us when we're willing to learn! #oklaed
    In reply to @jasonbengs
  • jcbjr Feb 11 @ 9:46 PM EST
    #OklaEd A5: Administrators have an idea - IF they’ve been doing a lot of observing. But Teachers MUST be involved with decision making.
  • room20awesome Feb 11 @ 9:46 PM EST
    A5b @MoorePublicSch is working to offer engaging PD...edcamp style, PD for Twitter. #OklaEd
  • MsHenOKC Feb 11 @ 9:46 PM EST
    Here’s what is coming up next month! #oklaed #edchat
    In reply to @vperezy
  • lisarcrosslin Feb 11 @ 9:47 PM EST
    A5). Edmond has PD nailed with a variety of differentiated learning opportunities throughout the year. @EdmondSchools #oklaed
    In reply to @PrincipalNyberg, @EdmondSchools
  • NMeget Feb 11 @ 9:47 PM EST
    That’s why Standards based grading is important. You measure Ss growth all year long. No need for an end of year test. #oklaed
    • WendyPratt234 Feb 11 @ 9:45 PM EST
      #oklaed won't really know about growth calculations until Sept., I think.
      In reply to @ebarnes73, @coach57
  • mrterborg Feb 11 @ 9:47 PM EST
    It is. It discusses higher ed and professional work from the eyes of a physicist. It makes a lot of sense ... but I'm more cynical the older I get. #oklaed
    In reply to @djthoreson, @ShelbyJr3
  • allen_lehman Feb 11 @ 9:47 PM EST
    Sometimes a parent contact...a careful one, full of gratitude for their help, but letting them know about the reteach. :-) #oklaed
    In reply to @mrterborg
  • jasonbengs Feb 11 @ 9:47 PM EST
    A5 10 yrs ago I never dreamed I would be standing on an exhibition hall floor asking vendors about switches, fiber & firewalls, yet I did that several times last week at #tcea #oklaed
  • BradLatzke Feb 11 @ 9:47 PM EST
    A5 Building a PLN through social media (I like Twitter) is available to everyone. And its free! #OklaEd
  • CinthiaTrejo13 Feb 11 @ 9:47 PM EST
    A5) Hello Early Childhood educator undergrad from the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa. Professional Development for teachers might sound like an excellent idea for fostering student's learning, but make sure teachers are part of that planning. #oklaed
  • MPSTechnology Feb 11 @ 9:47 PM EST
    Instructional Tech Team also offers the ability to request specific training. #oklaed
    In reply to @room20awesome, @MoorePublicSch
  • TeachFromHere Feb 11 @ 9:47 PM EST
    Question 6 in 1 minute Teacher evals - make sure I can check off the boxes... …#oklaed #sacrecowtipping
  • andredaughty Feb 11 @ 9:47 PM EST
    A5. Petty Me: I had a professor share that he knew what today's students wanted because he'd been in the classroom over 30 years ago. They wanted cars & dinosaurs. He also knew what Ts wanted to learn. -I didn't bother to ask him what- Petty me: (gif) #oklaed
  • brigitm7 Feb 11 @ 9:48 PM EST
    A5: I am not only a teacher, but also the PD chair. I am ALWAYS looking for good, solid PD to share. Added challenge: we are a PK-12 school. How do I keep that wide range of levels interested in the same thing?#oklaed
  • mrterborg Feb 11 @ 9:48 PM EST
    But I don't have a box .... #oklaed
    In reply to @KimberBlodgett
  • PrincipalNyberg Feb 11 @ 9:48 PM EST
    Can you smell the knowledge?!!! Q6 is the final Admin Cow. #OklaEd
  • johnccarver Feb 11 @ 9:48 PM EST
  • jefferson_first Feb 11 @ 9:48 PM EST
    A5 we want individualized learning for Ss and Ts need the same. Grateful that my district allows for those opportunities. #OklaEd
  • dena_rogers Feb 11 @ 9:48 PM EST
    A5- PD and/or Faculty meetings should be engaging, just like we expect from T’s in the classroom. it should be meaningful #oklaed
  • sulphurmiddle Feb 11 @ 9:48 PM EST
    A-5 B. Ok teachers will get a chance to choose their own PD and implement it in their classrooms next year as the new element of TLE is implemented fully. (Professional Learning Focus) #Oklaed
  • ejbband21 Feb 11 @ 9:48 PM EST
    A5) Depends on your #leadership. Hopefully they are learning enough themselves to realize that traditional ways or ideas of PD aren’t always what is best. #oklaed
  • johnccarver Feb 11 @ 9:49 PM EST
  • Christy_writes Feb 11 @ 9:49 PM EST
    My thoughts on the teacher pay raise/@StepUpOklahoma votes tomorrow. Please ask your representative to vote yes. #oklaed #okleg #stepupforteachers https://t.co/3vZyhy7gec
  • KndrgartnROX Feb 11 @ 9:49 PM EST
    A5b: Footage of me at PD events that I seek out myself #oklaed
  • mrterborg Feb 11 @ 9:49 PM EST
    Though remember, It takes same growth / learning to get from a 0% to a 50% as it does to get from a 50% to a 100% .... #oklaed
    In reply to @ShelbyJr3, @TeachFromHere
  • PrincipalNyberg Feb 11 @ 9:49 PM EST
    Great point! As an admin, I feel like I'm learning just as much as anyone! #OklaEd
    In reply to @ejbband21
  • mcappsparks Feb 11 @ 9:50 PM EST
    A6 teacher evaluations should just be a piece of the larger picture. Anyone can pull out the dog and pony show for a day...but what’s going on the other days? Do you really know? #oklaed
  • MaestraBarron Feb 11 @ 9:50 PM EST
    A6: Why not use #observeme instead? You're welcome in my room always! #oklaed
  • PrincipalNyberg Feb 11 @ 9:50 PM EST
    There's a big difference between an observation and an evaluation. #OklaEd
    In reply to @MaestraBarron
  • coach57 Feb 11 @ 9:50 PM EST
    The purpose of evaluations is to make us better. As an evaluator the superstars and those looking to improve embraced evaluations #OklaEd
  • mrsmcreading Feb 11 @ 9:50 PM EST
    A5) Professional development is continuing education, growing towards a personal or district goal/ vision. That's different from technical training like blood borne pathogen procedures or gradebook policy updates. Don't confuse the two! #oklaed
  • mrterborg Feb 11 @ 9:50 PM EST
    Play. Play some more. Read. Read some more. Play with numbers, words, sounds, textures, colors. Weave them together to make a story #oklaed
    In reply to @KndrgartnROX, @MaestraBarron
  • johnccarver Feb 11 @ 9:50 PM EST
    Teacher learn best from teachers! Are we giving them time to collaborate and think? #iaedchat #oklaed
  • edu_sanders70 Feb 11 @ 9:50 PM EST
    Good deal! 👏🏾 PD is not like it used to be. No more sit and get #OklaEd
    In reply to @room20awesome, @MoorePublicSch
  • MsHenOKC Feb 11 @ 9:50 PM EST
    I’m glad you asked! A lot of our Kindergarten standards are centered around developing language & speaking/listening skills. Students will present their experiences for the group and I believe this in itself increases rigor for my students. #oklaed #edchat
    In reply to @FunstonWM
  • ShariGateley Feb 11 @ 9:51 PM EST
    A6 - Any teacher can put on a dog and pony show for an admin eval. The true test - ask students about teachers. My students become my kids and I refuse to let them fail - there is not checkbox for that. #oklaed
  • MissTaylorS2 Feb 11 @ 9:51 PM EST
    A4: I feel that homework can be a useful tool to have to study for the test and to help them to understand what to take from readings and lectures. Hopefully it won’t take up all of their time at home though! #oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 Feb 11 @ 9:51 PM EST
    The only time I ever hear the phrase dog and pony show is in regards to teacher evaluation. What the crap is a dog and pony show?🤣🤣 #oklaed
    In reply to @mcappsparks
  • Mrs_M_Granger Feb 11 @ 9:51 PM EST
    A5: Serious answer...I think it important that admin openly listens to and gains info from teachers for PD needs through face-to-face discussion. I also think teachers need to be understanding of or at least consider what admin needs to implement through PD. #oklaed
  • coach57 Feb 11 @ 9:51 PM EST
    Like I said the superstars embrace evaluations #oklaed
  • cvian87 Feb 11 @ 9:51 PM EST
    I’ve taught for four years and have only had one true eval. All I was told was Mariano requires 1-4 scales to be posted. That isn’t helpful Bob! #OklaEd
  • johnccarver Feb 11 @ 9:51 PM EST
    #FutureReady #iaedchat #oklaed This is so right on!
  • dena_rogers Feb 11 @ 9:51 PM EST
    #oklaed
    In reply to @edgeblogger, @vperezy
  • djthoreson Feb 11 @ 9:51 PM EST
    All this talk makes me wish there was an #oklaed PD fund that could reimburse me for PD travel. I teach in Dewey (near Kansas), so going to Tulsa is a little over an hour, OKC is about 3, and I can't justify the expense more than about once a month!
  • KndrgartnROX Feb 11 @ 9:51 PM EST
    A6: Open door policy (partly because my tiny room makes me anxious). Come in anytime and check out our learning! #oklaed
  • FunstonWM Feb 11 @ 9:51 PM EST
    A6) seasoned/effective administrators know how often a teacher needs to be evaluated. When #oklaleg starts adequately paying our teachers...then maybe teacher evals can becomore more robust & rigorous #OklaEd
  • sandmanN_02 Feb 11 @ 9:51 PM EST
    A6 always welcome in my room I like to show off my kids #oklaed
  • jasonbengs Feb 11 @ 9:52 PM EST
    A6 Evaluation in the minds of many is setup as a gotcha system. The admins are trying to catch you doing something wrong. Reality is they want to see the good and help you get even better. Having to check the boxes sometimes gets in the way though. #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere Feb 11 @ 9:52 PM EST
    #oklaed #sacredcowtipping
  • room20awesome Feb 11 @ 9:52 PM EST
    This... #OklaEd
    • mcappsparks Feb 11 @ 9:50 PM EST
      A6 teacher evaluations should just be a piece of the larger picture. Anyone can pull out the dog and pony show for a day...but what’s going on the other days? Do you really know? #oklaed
  • mcappsparks Feb 11 @ 9:52 PM EST
    I have no idea....but it sounds like something my grandpa would have said and not have meant anything complementary! #oklaed
    In reply to @ShelbyJr3
  • mrterborg Feb 11 @ 9:52 PM EST
    Will we get there? :) #oklaed
    In reply to @mcvay51
  • edu_sanders70 Feb 11 @ 9:52 PM EST
    Make it meaningful to your professional growth 👏🏾 #OklaEd
  • mcvay51 Feb 11 @ 9:52 PM EST
    A6) of course there is. Just give all of them a 3. You don’t have to write anything then. Just check the box. That helps kids be around average for the next gen. #oklaed
  • Stv_Gilliland Feb 11 @ 9:52 PM EST
    A6: A scheduled visit equals dog & pony show. Just show up and see what’s going on, better yet ask a student! #oklaed
  • djthoreson Feb 11 @ 9:52 PM EST
    A6: Last week I learned about #observeme. Perhaps that could be utilized - both in the number of observations done and progress seen? #oklaed
  • MaestraBarron Feb 11 @ 9:53 PM EST
    True, but in reality the same in the long run! I should be covering the same things which are on an evaluation! #oklaed
    In reply to @PrincipalNyberg
  • mrterborg Feb 11 @ 9:53 PM EST
    #oklaed
    In reply to @KndrgartnROX
  • MrRogersTech Feb 11 @ 9:53 PM EST
    A6: If you are doing your job why does it matter when you get evaluated. #oklaed
  • allen_lehman Feb 11 @ 9:53 PM EST
    A6 I still need to get my #observeme sign up, but...I am comfortable with anyone in my room at any time...evaluative, not evaluative, whatev. Bring on the feedback. I am authentically me and do my authentic best with and for Ss bell to bell. Bring it on. #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Feb 11 @ 9:53 PM EST
    A6) If evaluations are not improving the practice, and they are viewed as a checklist, or even as a means of catching you doing something wrong, then they are ineffective and useless. Collaborative evaluations are more effective & meaningful. #oklaed
  • MissKampTeaches Feb 11 @ 9:53 PM EST
    A6: I see evaluations as a time to gain valuable feedback on areas that I can improve! Luckily @lisarcrosslin is a great evaluator and wants her teachers to succeed and grow so evaluations aren't scary #oklaed
  • cvian87 Feb 11 @ 9:54 PM EST
    What. I would actually want is someone to come in and tell me how I can improve in meaningful ways and provide mentorship #OklaEd
  • April2383 Feb 11 @ 9:54 PM EST
    A3: the saddest part is that for some admin this is true! It may not be their fault but those above don’t “get it” either. These admins focus on “testprep” & scores, without concern for actual Ss mastery, creativity, or ownership. #oklaed
  • sulphurmiddle Feb 11 @ 9:54 PM EST
    A-6 Again, Evals are an insult to the professional teacher. The obs and eval should be personalized just like the the education of each child. The one size fits all is the norm we cannot seem to break loose from. #OklaEd
  • andredaughty Feb 11 @ 9:54 PM EST
    A6. Real Me, @thnorfar just did a chat about a way to get feedback without the fear of being evaluated. (tosses the ball) Telannia, what was it called again? #oklaed
  • jcbjr Feb 11 @ 9:54 PM EST
    #OklaEd A6: How about T develops proposal addressing previous year’s outcomes, choosing one stretch / new goal for the year, ...; then working with A to get an agreeable plan for the year. AND then using end-of-year T report, discussed with A, become the basis of evaluation???
  • coach57 Feb 11 @ 9:54 PM EST
    It depends on who the observer/evaluator is #oklaed
    In reply to @MaestraBarron, @PrincipalNyberg
  • djthoreson Feb 11 @ 9:54 PM EST
    Yeah, I hate it when Ts are given notice about an upcoming observation! Then they have an engaging topic, look professional, and remember caffeine. Just stop in whenever and get a better picture! #oklaed
    In reply to @mcappsparks
  • 8blah8blah8 Feb 11 @ 9:54 PM EST
  • mrterborg Feb 11 @ 9:54 PM EST
    My district flips those kinds of PDs. We have to watch videos and answer questions .... #oklaed
    In reply to @FunstonWM
  • MrsHime Feb 11 @ 9:54 PM EST
    A6: If an evaluation is done effectively an educator should be able to learn and grow from it, you don’t have to be bad to get better #oklaed
  • KndrgartnROX Feb 11 @ 9:54 PM EST
    I know, but unfortunately, we can't be that "simple" anymore #oklaed
    In reply to @mrterborg, @MaestraBarron
  • KimberBlodgett Feb 11 @ 9:55 PM EST
    Don't give me videos to watch that I can just set somewhere, go about my business, and come back to and pass the quiz. #oklaed seriously? Give me better PD than that.
  • EduGladiators Feb 11 @ 9:55 PM EST
    💡Inspired by the book "Power of Moments", join us SATURDAY as we continue our #EduGladiators series: We Shall Overcome & discuss Creating Defining Moments! #prinleaderchat #ecet2 #oklead #iaeduchat #oklaed #txeduchat #bcedchat #TCEA18 #caedchat #OREdChat #edthink #wyoedchat
  • MsHenOKC Feb 11 @ 9:55 PM EST
    A5: District-wide PD CAN be meaningful & beneficial, but I’ve noticed the most growth in myself and our staff when we have choice and voice. Our students all have different needs, and I believe teachers do too. #OklaEd #EdChat
  • Ampmom3Ann Feb 11 @ 9:55 PM EST
    A6 I’ve worked in places with tons of formal and informal evaluations, and in a place with no evaluations. I like getting feedback...just not high pressure. #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere Feb 11 @ 9:55 PM EST
    Question 7 in 1 minute…#Oklaed #oklasaid
  • DonleyVicki Feb 11 @ 9:55 PM EST
    A6) I feel I’m evaluated constantly because my admin collaborates with me to make sure effectiveness is happening in my classroom. I like him visiting. I appreciate his feedback. I know it’s time-consuming, but done correctly, it’s priceless. #oklaed
  • vperezy Feb 11 @ 9:55 PM EST
    Same. I still hate it, but prefer the delivery system. #oklaed
    In reply to @mrterborg, @FunstonWM
  • johnccarver Feb 11 @ 9:56 PM EST
    #iaedchat #oklaed My friends, have a GREAT week! Be BOLD, have COURAGE and KEEP MOVING FORWARD!.
  • mrterborg Feb 11 @ 9:56 PM EST
    But it's developmentally .... appropri.... I'll stop now. #oklaed
    In reply to @KndrgartnROX, @MaestraBarron
  • dena_rogers Feb 11 @ 9:56 PM EST
    I have seen principals do this, makes me crazy! Just like work we give our students, it should be meaningful #oklaed
    In reply to @mcvay51
  • PrincipalNyberg Feb 11 @ 9:56 PM EST
    Moooooving on the Q7. It's our final Student Cow. #OklaEd
  • johnccarver Feb 11 @ 9:56 PM EST
  • mrterborg Feb 11 @ 9:56 PM EST
    As do I #oklaed
    In reply to @vperezy, @FunstonWM
  • ShelbyJr3 Feb 11 @ 9:56 PM EST
    I give 0s. I take them out when I get the work, but I give 0s. Don't @ me #oklaed
    In reply to @mrterborg, @TeachFromHere
  • TeachFromHere Feb 11 @ 9:57 PM EST
    #oklaed #sacredcowtipping
  • andredaughty Feb 11 @ 9:57 PM EST
    A6 cont. Real Me: With the influx of emergency certs and new teachers, vets shouldn't expect them to go #bossmode until after 5 years. Most of us didn't feel comfortable teaching until after the first 3 years enough to start mastering our art. #oklaed
  • djthoreson Feb 11 @ 9:57 PM EST
    I disagree. When I worked for corporations, we had annual evaluations. The difference is that those always led to increased wages! ;-) #oklaed
    In reply to @sulphurmiddle
  • MissKampTeaches Feb 11 @ 9:57 PM EST
    Amen! We have a PD day coming up and my principal asked our Tech Committee to plan and lead it. We know the teachers and sent a survey of topics they would want to see. So much more meaningful this way! #oklaed
    In reply to @CinthiaTrejo13
  • lisarcrosslin Feb 11 @ 9:57 PM EST
    A6) Regardless of the checked boxes, I know whose killing it at my school! I like the single-point rubric for eval! #oklaed https://t.co/ZRfAZK5spB
  • allen_lehman Feb 11 @ 9:57 PM EST
    High pressure makes for a tentative teacher and a less authentic experience. I have been fortunate to have admins from Day 1 to today who have been constructive and helpful with evals rather than creating an uncomfortable environment. #oklaed
    • Ampmom3Ann Feb 11 @ 9:55 PM EST
      A6 I’ve worked in places with tons of formal and informal evaluations, and in a place with no evaluations. I like getting feedback...just not high pressure. #oklaed
  • MrGragg Feb 11 @ 9:58 PM EST
    A7 - My 6 year old son gets up between 5:30 and 6 every day so I have no choice but to be awake, might as well be working or getting ready to. #oklaed
  • mcappsparks Feb 11 @ 9:58 PM EST
    A7 I mean, I’m an early bird and love getting stuff done in the am...but I know A LOT of people who aren’t alert til 10 AM. Flexibility would be great.... #oklaed
  • ShariGateley Feb 11 @ 9:58 PM EST
    A7 - My HS students would be 10000000 times more effective in the morning if school started later. Also - do they really need 7- 50min classes w/a 5 min break in-between? Can we not redesign the entire day?! #oklaed
  • MrsHime Feb 11 @ 9:58 PM EST
    A7: I really don’t get this question😳 #oklaed
  • nancy_nwilliams Feb 11 @ 9:58 PM EST
    A6 We are given no notice. My principal makes several observations during the year. There is no way I could do a dog and pony show unless I did one every class, every day. #oklaed
  • BradLatzke Feb 11 @ 9:58 PM EST
    A7 Early start time is another example of how schools are not designed to meet the needs of children. Works great for adults though. #OklaEd
  • MrRogersTech Feb 11 @ 9:58 PM EST
    A7: Are we not trying to get S's career ready. Most jobs start at 8am. #oklaed
  • coach57 Feb 11 @ 9:58 PM EST
    I believe if School started at nine everyone would stay up later and in 10 years we would have some advocating for 10. I am at work by 6:30 everyday so I like mornings #oklaed
  • April2383 Feb 11 @ 9:58 PM EST
    I think we’re thinking very differently here... 🤔 for me there is no option to “not recover”, we have to do whatever it takes, give the opportunities, acknowledge where we or the work is possibly part of the problem, build relationships w/Ss so we get the bigger picture #oklaed
    In reply to @saul02_terry
  • cvian87 Feb 11 @ 9:58 PM EST
    I’m down for starting at 10 am and going til 5pm #notamorningperson #OklaEd
  • ekgsped Feb 11 @ 9:58 PM EST
    Effective classroom behavior management + effective instructional strategies = positive learning outcomes. #oklaed #teacherschangelives #spedchat #partofasolution #Education
    In reply to @edgeblogger
  • jcbjr Feb 11 @ 9:59 PM EST
    #OklaEd A7: Starting time decisions should be made consistent with appropriate research findings!!!
  • ShelbyJr3 Feb 11 @ 9:59 PM EST
    There's the thing!! Yes!! #oklaed
    In reply to @ShariGateley
  • ejbband21 Feb 11 @ 9:59 PM EST
    A7) We should experiment with starting times. It could help families in rural communities who depend on their Ss to help with livestock so that those students aren’t running straight from the pasture to school trying to get into a learning mindset. #oklaed
  • FunstonWM Feb 11 @ 9:59 PM EST
    A7) research should be guiding light to school start for elem, ms, & hs instead athletics & busing wins out in Oklahoma. #OklaEd
  • mrterborg Feb 11 @ 9:59 PM EST
    They cheat b/c either they didn't do it or the fear of not getting it right or something else .... #oklaed
    In reply to @brigitm7
  • andredaughty Feb 11 @ 9:59 PM EST
    A6 cont. Petty Me: and if a head coach can get xyz million, and be afforded 3-5 years to improve recruits and turn around a program, then shouldn't principals get at least.... #nevermind #breaksthe4thwall #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Feb 11 @ 9:59 PM EST
    A8) I would love to have a schedule at my school that mirrors a college schedule with classes for early learners all the way to evening classes. This is best for students but CBAs and other factors prevent it. #oklaed
  • PrincipalNyberg Feb 11 @ 9:59 PM EST
    The hay is in the barn! The final question is a Teacher Cow. #OklaEd
  • room20awesome Feb 11 @ 9:59 PM EST
    The struggle is real! 60+ sight words, reading... and we wonder why kiddos don't retain info from year to year? Don't give our littles more than they can master. #OklaEd
    In reply to @mrterborg, @KndrgartnROX, @MaestraBarron
  • mrjoshflores Feb 11 @ 9:59 PM EST
    A5: ha, ha, yeah... Oh, wait. #Oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Feb 11 @ 9:59 PM EST
    A7: It wouldn't matter so much that school starts so early if parents would actually make their children go to bed. #oklaed (not holding back tonight) I have 4th graders telling me they watch Youtube videos all night.
  • TeachFromHere Feb 11 @ 9:59 PM EST
    #oklaed #sacredcowtipping
  • sandmanN_02 Feb 11 @ 9:59 PM EST
    A7 sure and we can get out at 2 I got cows to feed or tipped lol no seriously we would have kids on the bus at 5:30 in the morning to make this work. #oklaed
  • KndrgartnROX Feb 11 @ 9:59 PM EST
    A7: Mornings are hard people. The world shouldn't start until 11, and then it should be because we are all going to brunch. So basically, everyday should be Saturday #oklaed