Good evening #OrEdChat ! We all created the mission and vision statements: Mission of the Plato R-V School District, in a cooperative effort with parents, students, and community is to: create, motivate, and educate lifelong learners...everyone, everyday!
A2: YES!! Though I would like to include more time for student innovation and for self-assessment. I want to teach them how to really assess not just give a smiley face for their performance on a task. #OrEdChat
A2: It may not yet, but my classroom vision grows and improves daily. Bringing the world into my classroom, pushing back against "because it's always done this way" are some ways my vision has grown. #OrEdChat
A4: My Ss in each subject get to have a voice in how we do things and I always review my activities with them to see how I can improve. Some of my best lesson activities are totally S innovations. #OrEdChat
A5: It is at T discretion in classroom, but it has to be for "edu" purposes only. No listening to music with headphones, for ex. But some Ss can concentrate better in class while working if they can listen to their music. #OrEdChat
A6: What if we stop focusing on the "things" to be taught & started focusing on the skills behind them. What if we stop calling them "soft skills" & started calling them all skills. What if we focus on our Ss future & not our own past. #OrEdChat
A5: If I had unlimited power and reaources, I would restructure school to eliminate grade levels, opting instead for advancement based on mastery. Then I'd eliminate discrete subjects, focusing on skills & knowledge gained through projects, work samples, & portfolios. #oredchat