#wearewayne Archive

The school district chat for the MSD of Wayne Township

Tuesday January 29, 2019
8:00 PM EST

  • MrG00dman Jan 29 @ 8:00 PM EST
    It's time! Welcome to the Wayne Twitter chat! Remember, make sure you use the A1/A2 format and include #WeAreWayne in all your tweets!
  • MrG00dman Jan 29 @ 8:01 PM EST
    Hello! I'm Kevin Goodman, fourth grade teacher at @BPEKnights. MindMatters defines student empowerment as, "giving young people the opportunity to actively participate in school activities and decisions that will shape their lives, their families and their peers." #WeAreWayne
  • MrG00dman Jan 29 @ 8:01 PM EST
    Let's start off with some introductions! Tell us your name, your position and building, and your definition of student empowerment! #WeAreWayne
  • MrsWey10 Jan 29 @ 8:02 PM EST
    Lindsay Wey, Title I RT, @GardenCityElem... student empowerment = students taking charge of their learning! #wearewayne
  • HardyPam Jan 29 @ 8:03 PM EST
    Hi! @HardyPam @BPEKnights Principal student empowerment to me is student voice and decision making in their learning. #WeAreWayne
  • LHCWilson Jan 29 @ 8:03 PM EST
    Dan Wilson, principal, Lynhurst 7th & 8th Grade Center! Got my hot chocolate, fire in the fireplace, and the glow of the computer screen. I'm ready! #wearewayne
    In reply to @MrG00dman
  • Mrs_G00dman Jan 29 @ 8:04 PM EST
    Adelynn Goodman! Co-taught kindergarten at CGE. CHOICE #wearewayne
  • MrG00dman Jan 29 @ 8:05 PM EST
    Q1: What is one way you are making students feel empowered in your classroom? #WeAreWayne
  • SLPaly Jan 29 @ 8:05 PM EST
    Alyssa White, SLP at Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center here! #wearewayne #StudentEmpowerment
  • mchrisl63 Jan 29 @ 8:06 PM EST
    Chris Landis, Assistant Principal at Bridgeport. Student empowerment is giving students choice. They learn about control and consequences. #wearewayne @BPEKnights
    In reply to @MrG00dman, @BPEKnights
  • gtazgab Jan 29 @ 8:06 PM EST
    Hi Amy Guerrettaz @gtazgab #wearewayne @MrG00dman Giving kids the opportunity to be leaders/ participants @bpe grows school community and student empowerment!
  • MrsWey10 Jan 29 @ 8:06 PM EST
    A1: student choice in books to read and/or the platform they use to present/share their learning #choice #wearewayne
  • Mrs_G00dman Jan 29 @ 8:06 PM EST
    A1: In a room with many varying student abilities, choice and voice is huge! #wearewayne
  • HardyPam Jan 29 @ 8:07 PM EST
    A1: I love to ask for student input. Just asking them what they need and listening to their responses is so valuable! #WeAreWayne
  • missymom15 Jan 29 @ 8:07 PM EST
    Hi, @MrG00dman! Melissa Smith, Instructional Coach @ BPE, ROE, and WLE. Student empowerment means giving students the knowledge and skills to pursue their passions and interests #WeAreWayne
  • reddingcamacho Jan 29 @ 8:07 PM EST
    Elizabeth Camacho, Title I RT @CWECHAMP Student empowerment leads naturally to student accountability for the effort they put into their learning. #ownership #wearewayne
  • jonjohnsonart Jan 29 @ 8:07 PM EST
    I was trying to get my #1stgrade to think 3-dimensionally and they made this singer performing with a crowd. *Sound on* How creative! #edtech #WeAreWayne
  • MrG00dman Jan 29 @ 8:07 PM EST
    All about the natural consequences! I'm still working on learning about consequences in my personal life! #WeAreWayne #DontStayUpTooLate #PutDownTheCookie
    • mchrisl63 Jan 29 @ 8:06 PM EST
      Chris Landis, Assistant Principal at Bridgeport. Student empowerment is giving students choice. They learn about control and consequences. #wearewayne @BPEKnights
      In reply to @MrG00dman, @BPEKnights
  • Mrs__Nicholls Jan 29 @ 8:07 PM EST
    Jane Nicholls MWE 4th grade Empowerment means ownership of own learning. #wearewayne
  • mchrisl63 Jan 29 @ 8:09 PM EST
    A1: Students always do better when they have some control over their situation. #wearewayne @BPEKnights
    In reply to @MrG00dman, @BPEKnights
  • MrG00dman Jan 29 @ 8:10 PM EST
    Q2: What are the possible benefits of making our students feel empowered in schools? What are the possible downfalls? #WeAreWayne
  • gtazgab Jan 29 @ 8:10 PM EST
    A:1 #wearewayne @goodman Giving kids choice in the classroom... having kids track their own data....choice in reading allows kids to feel empowered @BPEKnights
  • jmac8229 Jan 29 @ 8:10 PM EST
    A1: Choice reading - books, nonfiction text, and especially current events articles. Not only are they involved in decision-making process, they are also learning to be informed citizens! #wearewayne
  • SLPaly Jan 29 @ 8:10 PM EST
    A1: Giving students choices is always empowering! I also work daily on self-advocacy skills to help students feel confident asking for what they need to succeed academically. #wearewayne #StudentEmpowerment
  • reddingcamacho Jan 29 @ 8:10 PM EST
    A1: simple things...just ask the kids when they moan at your assignment...what would they like to do to show their learning? S's often come up with a more challenging assignment than the teacher! #wearewayne
  • missymom15 Jan 29 @ 8:11 PM EST
    A1: Incorporating the 4Cs - Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity 😊#WeAreWayne
  • Mrs__Nicholls Jan 29 @ 8:11 PM EST
    A1: Choice in their learning. It can be something small as choosing what game they will play, or it can be big in helping shape the classroom rules. #wearewayne
  • HardyPam Jan 29 @ 8:11 PM EST
    A2: Benefits are improved learning! #WeAreWayne
  • MrG00dman Jan 29 @ 8:12 PM EST
    It doesn't have to be a big project... We can empower our students in so many ways! #WeAreWayne
    • Mrs__Nicholls Jan 29 @ 8:11 PM EST
      A1: Choice in their learning. It can be something small as choosing what game they will play, or it can be big in helping shape the classroom rules. #wearewayne
  • Mrs_G00dman Jan 29 @ 8:12 PM EST
    A2: A downfall can definitely be the unpredictability of what their choice could bring. But the huge positive is giving our kiddos the chance to be heard, take risks, and feel safe doing that! #wearewayne
  • MrsWey10 Jan 29 @ 8:12 PM EST
    A2: students feel valued and engaged—there’s no limit to what they can achieve! Sometimes it can be more challenging to keep track of accountability for all #wearewayne
  • gtazgab Jan 29 @ 8:12 PM EST
    Q2: kids take ownership for their own learning.... thrive in their own responsibility... downfall- kids can fall through the cracks if teachers aren’t systematic in checks and balances of skills #wearewayne
  • Mrs__Nicholls Jan 29 @ 8:13 PM EST
    A2: Benefits are ownership of learning and then they can make their own goals for life long learning. Downfall, if the next year they are not given as many choices. #wearewayne
  • BoHill24 Jan 29 @ 8:13 PM EST
    A2: Students can gain a sense of accountability with empowerment. #wearewayne
  • missymom15 Jan 29 @ 8:14 PM EST
    A2: By empowering students we create conditions for learning to happen WITH them not TO them #WeAreWayne
  • reddingcamacho Jan 29 @ 8:14 PM EST
    A2: benefits include self-motivation, intrinsic rewards; downfalls could be seeing failure as an end instead of a new pathway for exploration; fear of taking risks #wearewayne
  • MrG00dman Jan 29 @ 8:15 PM EST
    Q3: What resources, programs, curriculum, strategies, or tools help you to give students choice in the classroom? #WeAreWayne
  • HardyPam Jan 29 @ 8:17 PM EST
    A3: One of my favorite resources is my colleague next door! #Collaboration #BestIdeas #WeAreWayne
  • MrsWey10 Jan 29 @ 8:17 PM EST
    A3: various technology tools allow students to share their learning in various ways (@padlet, @Flipgrid, @googleclassroom, @Mentimeter) #wearewayne
  • Mrs__Nicholls Jan 29 @ 8:17 PM EST
    A3: Workshop method in writing, reading and math give a lot of choice and helps students guide their own learning. #wearewayne
  • Mrs_G00dman Jan 29 @ 8:17 PM EST
    A3: In the primary classroom and a room with mixed special education needs, we use tons of visuals and gestures to present choice. #wearewayne
  • BoHill24 Jan 29 @ 8:17 PM EST
    A3: Goal setting, data tracking, self checks, student interviews, collaboration LISTENING! #wearewayne
  • MrG00dman Jan 29 @ 8:17 PM EST
    A3: I like to have my students create their own benchmarks and deadlines when we are doing a project! This works great for book clubs, too! #WeAreWayne #StudentEmpowerment
  • reddingcamacho Jan 29 @ 8:18 PM EST
    A3: Google forms is a great way for kids to vote for a choice without the influence of other students' opinions. Allows s's real voices to be heard. #wearewayne
  • DonnaYo30802772 Jan 29 @ 8:18 PM EST
    Donna Young @DonnaYo30802772 3rd grade BPE Day1 students choose a room responsibility they would like to be in charge of and we go from there to academic choices! They need to feel it is their room not mine! #wearewayne #StudentEmpowerment @MrG00dman
    In reply to @mchrisl63, @MrG00dman, @BPEKnights, @DonnaYo30802772, @MrG00dman
  • missymom15 Jan 29 @ 8:18 PM EST
    A3: Passion-projects like Genius Hour. Menu of options for showing their learning. Providing rubrics ahead of time with “must haves” but allowing students to use their own creativity in how they show their knowledge of those things. #WeAreWayne
  • jonjohnsonart Jan 29 @ 8:19 PM EST
    A2 Some enjoy and thrive with freedom and responsibility. Some need more checks than others. That's where knowing your students comes in. #wearewayne
    In reply to @gtazgab
  • SLPaly Jan 29 @ 8:19 PM EST
    A2: one benefit of student empowerment could be expanded extra-curricular options. Last year I empowered students to find a sponsor if they were interested in a club that did not exist and create it. It spawned "gamer's club" and this year we have "chess club" #wearewayne
  • MrG00dman Jan 29 @ 8:20 PM EST
    Q4: What are the similarities and differences between student EMPOWERMENT and ENGAGEMENT? #WeAreWayne
  • MrG00dman Jan 29 @ 8:20 PM EST
    I LOVE THIS! Think of the possibilities for student empowerment, while also taking ownership and a natural leadership opportunity! #WeAreWayne
    • SLPaly Jan 29 @ 8:19 PM EST
      A2: one benefit of student empowerment could be expanded extra-curricular options. Last year I empowered students to find a sponsor if they were interested in a club that did not exist and create it. It spawned "gamer's club" and this year we have "chess club" #wearewayne
  • jonjohnsonart Jan 29 @ 8:21 PM EST
    Engagement makes kids want to know the answers. Empowerment gives kids the opportunity to find the answers #wearewayne
    In reply to @MrG00dman
  • HardyPam Jan 29 @ 8:21 PM EST
    A4: I think student engagement increases as we empower students...a strong correlation between the two. #WeAreWayne
  • reddingcamacho Jan 29 @ 8:22 PM EST
    A4: empowerment leads to engagement, but students can be engaged without feeling empowered. #wearewayne
  • MrG00dman Jan 29 @ 8:22 PM EST
    I want this in big letters on my classroom wall. Couldn't have said it better myself! #WeAreWayne
    • jonjohnsonart Jan 29 @ 8:21 PM EST
      Engagement makes kids want to know the answers. Empowerment gives kids the opportunity to find the answers #wearewayne
      In reply to @MrG00dman
  • Mrs_G00dman Jan 29 @ 8:22 PM EST
    A4: They go hand in hand! When kids feel impowered they are much more invested and engaged. #wearewayne
  • BoHill24 Jan 29 @ 8:22 PM EST
    A4: It’s similar to playing in the big game vs. watching on the sidelines. #wearewayne
  • gtazgab Jan 29 @ 8:22 PM EST
    Q4: To me empowerment is about the learner.... engagement is about the teacher or the activity/ lesson #wearewayne
  • MrsWey10 Jan 29 @ 8:22 PM EST
    A4: Engagement ... they are excited about the learning. Empowerment...they take charge of their learning! #wearewayne
  • Mrs__Nicholls Jan 29 @ 8:23 PM EST
    A4: I think they go hand in hand. When a student is empowered, they are engaged. #wearewayne
  • jonjohnsonart Jan 29 @ 8:24 PM EST
    A3 Google classroom has been great for storing links and resources in a central location when my kids get to choose how they learn #geniushour @GoogleForEdu #wearewayne
    In reply to @MrG00dman, @GoogleForEdu
  • missymom15 Jan 29 @ 8:24 PM EST
    A4: A great quote from this article says “The moment you add student ownership to student engagement, you have empowerment.” https://t.co/zBI3bhdrWq. #WeAreWayne
  • MrG00dman Jan 29 @ 8:25 PM EST
    Last question of the night! Q5: What is one takeaway you gained tonight that you can implement in your classroom tomorrow? Think small steps! #WeAreWayne
  • jonjohnsonart Jan 29 @ 8:25 PM EST
    A1 This year I'm showing more trust, encouraging more risk, and not discouraging failure #wearewayne
    In reply to @MrG00dman
  • gtazgab Jan 29 @ 8:26 PM EST
    @MrG00dman #snowday #wearewayne! Great job! Good night!
  • HardyPam Jan 29 @ 8:27 PM EST
    A5: I’m going to read the article @missymom15 shared! #AlwaysLearning #WeAreWayne
  • mchrisl63 Jan 29 @ 8:27 PM EST
    A4: One leads to the other! When students feel heard, they become engaged naturally! #wearewayne @BPEKnights
    In reply to @MrG00dman, @BPEKnights
  • Mrs__Nicholls Jan 29 @ 8:27 PM EST
    A5: I'm going to have students set timelines for when projects/assignments are due! Love that idea! @MrG00dman #wearewayne
  • Mrs_G00dman Jan 29 @ 8:28 PM EST
    Q5: Student empowerment is all about ownership. Reminding students that choice is not about “doing whatever you want” but about doing what you need. #wearewayne
  • DonnaYo30802772 Jan 29 @ 8:28 PM EST
    A3 Kevin...MobyMax very student empowering last week for these three! #wearewayne #StudentEmpowerment
    In reply to @MrG00dman
  • MrG00dman Jan 29 @ 8:30 PM EST
    Thank you so much for participating tonight! You guys are all incredible, thanks for sharing your ideas! I want to leave you with this little bit of food for thought to chew on. #WeAreWayne