#oklaed Archive

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

Sunday May 7, 2017
9:00 PM EDT

  • edu_sanders70 May 7 @ 9:00 PM EDT
    #oklaed chat starts in 1 minute!
  • participatechat May 7 @ 9:00 PM EDT
    Participate in the upcoming #oklaed by sharing resources and collaborating at https://t.co/PCV0aPuKUs
  • massignmenthelp May 7 @ 9:00 PM EDT
    #hsgovchat #iaedchat #oklaed #probchat #txeduchat #mnmasa Top 5 Concerns Students Have While Writing Assignments https://t.co/QNgbrlLwjX
  • jcbjr May 7 @ 9:00 PM EDT
    #oklaed Question: Is a college professor with 29+ years at a university but 0 years at K-12 and no license a pre-service teacher???
    • KimberBlodgett May 7 @ 8:57 PM EDT
      Okay #oklaed I have my music, drink, laptop, I am ready!!! 3 minutes. :) Pre-service teachers hope you're present!!!
  • coach57 May 7 @ 9:00 PM EDT
    Kevin Hime Superintendent #cpsreds #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett May 7 @ 9:00 PM EDT
    Good evening #oklaed Welcome to this evening's chat! This is to help our dear first year teachers. Please start with introductions. :)
  • MrsSearcy112 May 7 @ 9:00 PM EDT
    Yay! #NSUEngEd is representED! #oklaed
    In reply to @ddmteach
  • andredaughty May 7 @ 9:01 PM EDT
    #oklaed, Andre Daughty is checking in this week! https://t.co/2yP3rUlVPc
  • sulphurmiddle May 7 @ 9:01 PM EDT
    Sulphur Middle School Principal #oklaed
  • watersenglish May 7 @ 9:01 PM EDT
    Michelle Waters, 9-11 English, Wayne High School #oklaed
  • mcappsparks May 7 @ 9:01 PM EDT
    Melinda Parks, Westmoore HS #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett May 7 @ 9:01 PM EDT
    #oklaed you will find bits of wisdom from my experiences attached to my questions. :) Take it or leave it.
  • Stv_Gilliland May 7 @ 9:01 PM EDT
    Steve Gilliland, Asst. Principal DCHS #oklaed
  • AprilStobbe May 7 @ 9:01 PM EDT
    April Stobbe, Shawnee Board of Ed #oklaed
  • mrjoshflores May 7 @ 9:02 PM EDT
    Josh Flores! Current Dir. of Secondary ELA at OSDE. Future K-12 ELA Coordinator for Mustang PS! Hi. #Oklaed
  • tbbrwn May 7 @ 9:02 PM EDT
    slightly different circumstances but yep, accd'g to state of ok, you would be #oklaed
    In reply to @jcbjr
  • jlreed2011 May 7 @ 9:02 PM EDT
    Jack Reed, Assistant Principal at U.S. Grant High School in OKCPS #oklaed
  • KatieKinder1 May 7 @ 9:02 PM EDT
    Hiiii @KimberBlodgett Katie Kinder, ELA #kcmschat @PutnamCityOK 7th and 8th grade #oklaed
  • kriscoop80 May 7 @ 9:02 PM EDT
    Kristy Cooper, Del City HS #oklaed
  • meghanloyd May 7 @ 9:02 PM EDT
    Meghan Loyd. Broken Arrow. #oklaed
  • collums_dawn May 7 @ 9:02 PM EDT
    #oklaed Dawn Collums @OKCPS teacher and @SNU_MAEL student , and @KimberBlodgett fan girl!!
  • jcbjr May 7 @ 9:02 PM EDT
    #oklaed John Bennett, Emeritus Engineering now living in Midlothian, Virginia.
    • KimberBlodgett May 7 @ 9:00 PM EDT
      Good evening #oklaed Welcome to this evening's chat! This is to help our dear first year teachers. Please start with introductions. :)
  • tbbrwn May 7 @ 9:02 PM EDT
    toby brown, teacher in stillwater #oklaed
  • richardcavett May 7 @ 9:02 PM EDT
    Richard Cavett Social Studies at US Grant #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc May 7 @ 9:02 PM EDT
    Blue Cereal, Voice of the People, Most of Whom Have Their Own Voice But I'm Louder So Just Let Me Handle This. #oklaed
  • JasonPerez75 May 7 @ 9:02 PM EDT
    Jason Perez, TLE guy @oksde #oklaed
  • grendelrick May 7 @ 9:02 PM EDT
    Rick Cobb, Mid-Del Superintendent, #oklaed blogger, and @SNU_MAEL adjunct instructor. We're hiring! https://t.co/ONsSZBXffI #MDPurpose
  • MrsSearcy112 May 7 @ 9:02 PM EDT
    Happy SUNday, #OKLAED! Lara with #NSUEngEd in Tahlequah. PSTs are my fave... we must encourage them bc they are the future of our future!
    • KimberBlodgett May 7 @ 9:00 PM EDT
      Good evening #oklaed Welcome to this evening's chat! This is to help our dear first year teachers. Please start with introductions. :)
  • MrWilliamsOK May 7 @ 9:03 PM EDT
    Let's do this!!! #oklaed
  • kendremilburn May 7 @ 9:03 PM EDT
    Kendre Milburn, 6th grade Science, popping in from TX, OU grad #oklaed
  • room20awesome May 7 @ 9:03 PM EDT
    Jennifer, 1st grade, Moore #oklaed
  • GauntTonya May 7 @ 9:03 PM EDT
    Good evening #oklaed Tonya Gaunt, Clinton SchoolsπŸŒͺ#CPSREDS
  • MrsBeck25 - Moderator May 7 @ 9:03 PM EDT
  • JanalynTaylor May 7 @ 9:03 PM EDT
    #oklaed Janalyn Taylor, Clinton early childhood principal
  • kbreynolds May 7 @ 9:03 PM EDT
    Kyle Reynolds Woodward Supt #oklaed
  • MsBayleeAnthony May 7 @ 9:03 PM EDT
    Hey y'all! I'm a student at OU, working toward a degree in Early Childhood Education. #oklaed @oueducation
  • KimberBlodgett May 7 @ 9:03 PM EDT
    Look at all these beautiful faces!!! #Oklaed
  • edgeblogger May 7 @ 9:03 PM EDT
    Good evening #oklaed. Rob Miller, Asst Supt, Sand Springs.
  • RebeccaMurdock8 May 7 @ 9:03 PM EDT
    Rebecca SPED teacher at TPS #OklaEd
  • 1ShirleneMT May 7 @ 9:03 PM EDT
    Shirlene MT just turned in my capstone paper. Can't wait for tonight's chat #oklaed
  • MrsSearcy112 May 7 @ 9:04 PM EDT
    And a HUGE supporter and advocate for pre-service teachers! Thanks for always sharing hope and encouragement! #oklaed
    In reply to @mrjoshflores
  • saul02_terry May 7 @ 9:04 PM EDT
    Terry Saul Superintendent #sequoyaheagles #comesoarwithus #oklaed
  • mcvay51 May 7 @ 9:04 PM EDT
    Craig McVay , Supt., El Reno I'd like to learn something new in the next hour. Can you help? #oklaed
  • stephoni May 7 @ 9:04 PM EDT
    Stephoni Case SNU Ed Leadership @SNU_MAEL #oklaed
  • gabshere May 7 @ 9:04 PM EDT
    #oklaed
  • ScienceBrandi May 7 @ 9:04 PM EDT
    Hi there! Brandi Williams, science specialist #oklaed
  • Biobellrocks May 7 @ 9:04 PM EDT
    Renee Bell, AP Bio teacher, Del City High School #oklaed
  • edu_sanders70 May 7 @ 9:04 PM EDT
    Shane Sanders, Education advocate- Metro area, Mid Del, Greater OKC #oklaed
  • djthoreson May 7 @ 9:04 PM EDT
    Good evening! I'm Debbie Thoreson, P of 1st grade girl, T of English 3 & AP, Dewey High School (also NBCT candidate - Comps 2&3 in!) #oklaed
  • iPadpaloozaOU May 7 @ 9:05 PM EDT
    Register for iPadpaloozaOU! https://t.co/SuowAML6Fb… #OklaEd #edtech #iplzaOU #iplza17
  • TurnerJoshuaD May 7 @ 9:05 PM EDT
    Josh Turner Mathematics and softball assistant Byng Public Schools #SNU_MAEL O41 #oklaed
    • KimberBlodgett May 7 @ 9:00 PM EDT
      Good evening #oklaed Welcome to this evening's chat! This is to help our dear first year teachers. Please start with introductions. :)
  • ShelbyJr3 May 7 @ 9:05 PM EDT
    Shelby, English II, III #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett May 7 @ 9:05 PM EDT
  • ECHSHoward May 7 @ 9:05 PM EDT
    Hello #oklaed Excited to chat!
  • STurnaround May 7 @ 9:06 PM EDT
    Bill Clarke, joining from The Rensselaerville Institute- School Turnaround handle #oklaed
  • Elizarocks1 May 7 @ 9:06 PM EDT
    Hi All! I'm a student at OU graduating next year with my elementary education degree! Looking forward to this chat! #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere May 7 @ 9:06 PM EDT
    Scott with @usaodrovers and check out my most popular tweet EVER!! #oklaed
  • lsmellott May 7 @ 9:06 PM EDT
    #oklaed Shanna Mellott, Cache, English Teacher
  • djthoreson May 7 @ 9:06 PM EDT
    Welcome to #oklaed Elizabeth!
    In reply to @Elizarocks1
  • KimberBlodgett May 7 @ 9:06 PM EDT
    #oklaed here is your friendly reminder to keep a positve tone for tonight's chat! :) Thank you!
  • FatCatArtist May 7 @ 9:06 PM EDT
    Drew Robinson, Online Content Coordinator, Tulsa Public Schools #oklaed - joining late!
  • okjoan May 7 @ 9:06 PM EDT
    Hello! Joan Hagy, Edmond Sequoyah Middles School, 8th grade English and Pre-Ap #oklaed
  • meghanloyd May 7 @ 9:06 PM EDT
    A1: managing activity funds. #oklaed
  • MrWilliamsOK May 7 @ 9:07 PM EDT
    8th grade history @GWCarverMSTulsa #successTPS #oklaed
    • KimberBlodgett May 7 @ 9:00 PM EDT
      Good evening #oklaed Welcome to this evening's chat! This is to help our dear first year teachers. Please start with introductions. :)
  • BlueCerealEduc May 7 @ 9:07 PM EDT
    A1: You can't prioritize following every rule or avoiding every possible problem and still build relationships w/ your Ss. #oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 May 7 @ 9:07 PM EDT
    A2: not everything works the first time, over plan in case it go short, don't take everything personally. ASK QUESTIONS #oklaed
  • timmyjhiggins May 7 @ 9:07 PM EDT
    @KimberBlodgett just told me to put #OklaEd that is an easy rule to follow one would think
    • timmyjhiggins May 7 @ 9:06 PM EDT
      A1. Timmy Higgins, former @OKCPS teacher, current Edmond public schools parent, current private school teacher
  • edu_sanders70 May 7 @ 9:07 PM EDT
    Love how you advocate for the import things! #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc May 7 @ 9:07 PM EDT
    A1: Obviously unethical behavior is off-the-table, but stop worrying about "doing it wrong" and just DO what feels necessary. #oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 May 7 @ 9:07 PM EDT
    I realize that's more than one thing #oklaed
  • KatieKinder1 May 7 @ 9:07 PM EDT
    A1-let ppl help you. Don't be alone on your island. Find ppl on the same mission. Ask questions. Be okay with failing its growth #oklaed
  • richardcavett May 7 @ 9:07 PM EDT
    A1 #oklaed That I really don't know anything yet. Realize you are going to make mistakes. Know what you don't know and learn from everyone.
  • 1ShirleneMT May 7 @ 9:07 PM EDT
    #oklaed I don't even know what this is. What is this?
  • collums_dawn May 7 @ 9:08 PM EDT
    A1) you won't know everything in year 1, 10 or 20, always keep learning! #oklaed
  • coach57 May 7 @ 9:08 PM EDT
    Classroom management tips after the 2nd week #oklaed
  • FatCatArtist May 7 @ 9:08 PM EDT
    A1 It's critical to have a life/work balance or you'll burn out by the end of 1st semester! #oklaed
  • jasonbengs May 7 @ 9:08 PM EDT
    Jason Bengs, #cpsreds tech dir. #oklaed
  • jackson5th6th May 7 @ 9:08 PM EDT
    Kylie Jackson, 5/6 reading in Clinton. A1: I wish I would have learned about reading programs that schools use. Ex: Ren. Place #oklaed
  • mcvay51 May 7 @ 9:08 PM EDT
    A1) That if everyone fails the quiz, it was my fault. #oklaed
  • jcbjr May 7 @ 9:08 PM EDT
    #Oklaed A1: It's all about good relationships with the students.
  • grendelrick May 7 @ 9:08 PM EDT
    A1 #oklaed Teaching is quite different from student teachers. You need solid mentors around you.
  • KellyJo5KM May 7 @ 9:08 PM EDT
    Kelly Jo Myers - Clinton HS ELA, Spanish, & ELL #oklaed #cpsreds
  • TurnerJoshuaD May 7 @ 9:08 PM EDT
    A1) That it's not all rainbows and unicorns! And honestly that you can throw most of what you learned in college out the window! #oklaed
  • mcappsparks May 7 @ 9:08 PM EDT
    A1 making mistakes is ok...for you and for the kids. I was ok with that for the kids but not for me. #oklaed
  • OKNatalieJ May 7 @ 9:09 PM EDT
    Natalie Pk-8 principal in Yukon 😎 #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc May 7 @ 9:09 PM EDT
    A1: And what @richardcavett said - you'll feel like a total screw-up repeatedly at first. Eventually, it will only happen weekly. #oklaed
  • Stv_Gilliland May 7 @ 9:09 PM EDT
    A1: The real importance of classroom management #oklaed
  • djthoreson May 7 @ 9:09 PM EDT
    A1: That we're not Superman/woman! We can't do it all alone, but we can collaborate to get 'er done. #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere May 7 @ 9:09 PM EDT
    How my teaching practice was going to change over time. I thought I was set up for one direction only. #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 May 7 @ 9:09 PM EDT
    A1) I am thankful that when I started in education I also started coaching. Being involved with my Ss inside/outside clssrm was good #oklaed
  • kriscoop80 May 7 @ 9:09 PM EDT
    A1: If your lesson plans don't go the way you thought it would, it is not the end of the world. There is always tomorrow. #oklaed
  • suzanwray May 7 @ 9:09 PM EDT
    A1 Susan Wray here. Don't argue w/ parents about their child even when you are right. You have them 1 yr. Parent has them for life. #oklaed
  • JanalynTaylor May 7 @ 9:09 PM EDT
    #oklaed A1 Don't underestimate your students or staff. They are capable of amazing things when given adequate support and encouragement.
  • edgeblogger May 7 @ 9:10 PM EDT
    A1: That computers would catch on. I started as a Comp Sci major in 1979. It seemed boring so switched majors. Not my best call. #oklaed
  • RebeccaMurdock8 May 7 @ 9:10 PM EDT
    A1: 1. clarify your behavior expectation. #OklaEd
  • AssignmentHelpN May 7 @ 9:10 PM EDT
    #hsgovchat #iaedchat #oklaed #probchat #txeduchat The Ultimate 60 Ways To Use an iPad in the Classroom https://t.co/Du9eR0MYRB
  • mcappsparks May 7 @ 9:10 PM EDT
    A1 also that building relationships outside the classroom with colleagues and students is super helpful #oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 May 7 @ 9:10 PM EDT
    Every day is a fresh start for you AND the kids #oklaed
    In reply to @kriscoop80
  • sulphurmiddle May 7 @ 9:10 PM EDT
    A1. That I should willingly let others help me and not try to handle it all myself. #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett May 7 @ 9:10 PM EDT
    God I love these answers! #Oklaed
  • okjoan May 7 @ 9:10 PM EDT
    That I was entering a profession that would soon be vilified by our leaders. That came as a shock! #oklaed
    In reply to @KimberBlodgett
  • saul02_terry May 7 @ 9:10 PM EDT
    A1 that building relationships is way more important than a lesson plan #oklaed
  • tbbrwn May 7 @ 9:10 PM EDT
    A1: that students won't LOVE all those really great assignments you come up with. sigh. i like 'em, at least. #oklaed
  • stephoni May 7 @ 9:10 PM EDT
    A1: That first I have to survive. My Ss will know the story! @SNU_MAEL #oklaed
  • meghanloyd May 7 @ 9:10 PM EDT
    As a choir teacher I have to manage an account of student fundraised money that we used to run our choir program. #oklaed
    In reply to @1ShirleneMT
  • room20awesome May 7 @ 9:10 PM EDT
    A1 Forget Rules...build relationships and classroom community based on procedures that facilitate respect. #oklaed
  • lsmellott May 7 @ 9:10 PM EDT
    #oklaed A1: I wish that I had kept a journal for my first year of teaching because the way I was then is not how I am now.
  • JennWillTeach May 7 @ 9:10 PM EDT
    #oklaed Jennifer Williams, 12+ yrs teaching HS ELA, hit me up if the newbies need anything. πŸ˜πŸ‘ https://t.co/9DbPWhdwxY
  • Biobellrocks May 7 @ 9:11 PM EDT
    A1: Ask for help. Even when you don't think you need it. It's easy to drown in the paperwork. Ask while you are still above water #oklaed
  • jmidkiff May 7 @ 9:11 PM EDT
    Jason Midkiff Superintendent Purcell #oklaed
  • collums_dawn May 7 @ 9:11 PM EDT
    I want to go back and apologize to my first few classes :) #oklaed
  • MrWilliamsOK May 7 @ 9:11 PM EDT
    A1)alt cert so I feel I unqualified 2 answer T's kid 2 so I was somewhat aware But dont stop learning B/c the kids arent going to #oklaed
  • richardcavett May 7 @ 9:11 PM EDT
    THIS!!! #oklaed
    • saul02_terry May 7 @ 9:10 PM EDT
      A1 that building relationships is way more important than a lesson plan #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett May 7 @ 9:11 PM EDT
  • PhynyxRising May 7 @ 9:12 PM EDT
    #oklaed A1: That you may become the most important person in a child's world.
  • OKNatalieJ May 7 @ 9:12 PM EDT
    A1- Relationships are one of the most important parts of education. Everything starts there-- not the curriculum #oklaed
  • watersenglish May 7 @ 9:12 PM EDT
    A2 The kids here need you. #oklaed
  • grendelrick May 7 @ 9:12 PM EDT
    Remember that Maslow stuff. Teachers have needs too. #oklaed
  • kriscoop80 May 7 @ 9:12 PM EDT
    Managing accounts is a whole another ball game. But financial secretaries are the best #oklaed
    In reply to @meghanloyd, @1ShirleneMT
  • MrWilliamsOK May 7 @ 9:12 PM EDT
    I feel that ebery year... #oklaed
    In reply to @collums_dawn
  • saul02_terry May 7 @ 9:12 PM EDT
    A1 Get involved with Great Expectations Methodology early n become a Harry Wong disciple #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett May 7 @ 9:12 PM EDT
    #oklaed I remind you to keep it positive! :) For my sake.
  • djthoreson May 7 @ 9:12 PM EDT
    A2: We get into this profession to help - and no one needs us more than our students here. #oklaed
  • angmlittle May 7 @ 9:12 PM EDT
    Angela Little | #oklaed ADVOCATE | Edmond Public School Mom | Business Analyst
  • BlueCerealEduc May 7 @ 9:12 PM EDT
    A2: Don't! Kids in TX and AR and everywhere need good Ts too! Don't be a martyr! #oklaed
  • meghanloyd May 7 @ 9:12 PM EDT
    Yes!!!! They are life savers!!!! #oklaed
    In reply to @kriscoop80, @1ShirleneMT
  • andredaughty May 7 @ 9:12 PM EDT
    A1. That every student is actually different and it will take you at least 2-3 months to actually learn them. #oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 May 7 @ 9:12 PM EDT
    A2: because I'm also a parent, and I NEED you to. It matters, it matters so much #oklaed
  • MrsSearcy112 May 7 @ 9:12 PM EDT
    A1. That every day, class, year is different; attitude (good & bad) is contagious; quietude doesn't equal good classroom management #OKLAED
  • jcbjr May 7 @ 9:12 PM EDT
    There's a short e-book based just on the responses to A1!!! #oklaed
  • MrsHime May 7 @ 9:13 PM EDT
    Forgive me, for I am late... Steph Hime #swelem #cpsreds #oklaed
  • ChrisParadise May 7 @ 9:13 PM EDT
    A1) That coding in Cobal was not very useful? Or that I really would see Stem & Leaf plots again? #OklaEd #AltCert
  • jasonbengs May 7 @ 9:13 PM EDT
    A1 The classroom management/discipline techniques from the required book don't really work in an 80% + free/reduc. environment #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc May 7 @ 9:13 PM EDT
    A2: I mean, if you have a sick aunt here or something - someone you really like... #oklaed
  • MrsHime May 7 @ 9:13 PM EDT
    A1: Procedures, procedures, procedures #oklaed
  • drewprice11 May 7 @ 9:13 PM EDT
    Drew Price #OKCPS - PD Office #oklaed Joining Late
  • collums_dawn May 7 @ 9:13 PM EDT
    A2) If not you then who? We have an amazingly supportive State Department of Education!! #oklaed
  • HartfordJimmy May 7 @ 9:13 PM EDT
    Jimmy in Cushing A1) that aren't starry-eyed nor curious...that has been beaten out of them it'll take more than 1 lil lssn to fix #oklaed
  • andredaughty May 7 @ 9:14 PM EDT
    A2. The same success, struggles & challenges will happen in any district or state you go. You'll never run away from Ss with issues. #oklaed
  • KatieKinder1 May 7 @ 9:14 PM EDT
    A2-Our #oklaed Ss need you. We need you; in my building, you will be appreciated give us a chance
  • room20awesome May 7 @ 9:14 PM EDT
    A2 I can imagine a more passionate PLN than #oklaed, stay and be part of the change...#kidsdeserveit
  • jerrywbogle May 7 @ 9:14 PM EDT
    Jerry Bogle Mason Supt #oklaed
  • MrWilliamsOK May 7 @ 9:14 PM EDT
    A2) look at the kids and then you remember why you're still here... #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 May 7 @ 9:14 PM EDT
    A2) One reason to stay in Oklahoma is the students. They deserve to have qualified teachers despite ineffective legislators in power #oklaed
  • sulphurmiddle May 7 @ 9:14 PM EDT
    A2. The cost of living is better here and that they have a chance to be a pioneer in education as we rebuild in the near future. #oklaed
  • MrsHime May 7 @ 9:14 PM EDT
    A2: Invest in your home state, we need you! #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere May 7 @ 9:14 PM EDT
    A2 - :-) #oklaed
  • grendelrick May 7 @ 9:14 PM EDT
    A2 #oklaed Find a school with a veteran staff and kids who need you. You'll have support and a sense of purpose. #oklaed
  • okjoan May 7 @ 9:14 PM EDT
    A2 - That's a hard one, but we need you! #oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 May 7 @ 9:14 PM EDT
    Ha!! Me too!! We must have end of the year feels #oklaed
    In reply to @KimberBlodgett
  • djthoreson May 7 @ 9:14 PM EDT
    A1b: Also, by the time a book on classroom management is published, students have changed! #oklaed
  • suzanwray May 7 @ 9:14 PM EDT
    A2 #oklaed It can only get better in Oklahoma. You will be a part of a team of teachers who love this state and will fight for it! #loyalty
  • KimberBlodgett May 7 @ 9:14 PM EDT
    I knew I was going to inspire you! Lol #oklaed
  • ChrisParadise May 7 @ 9:14 PM EDT
    A2) Because even though #OklaEd has politician issues, our kids need us. #OklaEd
  • ECHSHoward May 7 @ 9:14 PM EDT
    That your teaching career may end up looking very different than you imagined going in, but keep an open mind and focus on the kids #Oklaed
  • ScienceBrandi May 7 @ 9:14 PM EDT
    A2) Oklahoma is worth fixing. We need good people to stay and fight the good fight. #oklaed
  • OKNatalieJ May 7 @ 9:14 PM EDT
    A2 #oklaed kids still need teachers who are committed to their success #KidsDeserveIt
  • PhynyxRising May 7 @ 9:14 PM EDT
    #oklaed A2: Eventually the dam will burst. When it does, it could be YOU who helps shape the outcome.
  • mcappsparks May 7 @ 9:14 PM EDT
    A2 you should stay in OK to teach because the support that exists within #oklaed is amazing--folks here are an excellent example of that.
  • MrsSearcy112 May 7 @ 9:15 PM EDT
    A2. I seem to have this convo every day (especially when it comes to job references). My answer feels more hopeless as of late... πŸ˜” #OKLAED
  • jackson5th6th May 7 @ 9:15 PM EDT
    A2: Family. This is our home state and we love the communities we have been in. #oklaed
  • saul02_terry May 7 @ 9:15 PM EDT
    A2 We teach in our communities, our towns and we teach our families n friends children so we can continue the legacy #oklaed
  • angmlittle May 7 @ 9:15 PM EDT
    Angela Little | #oklaed ADVOCATE | Edmond Public School Mom | Business Analyst
  • JanalynTaylor May 7 @ 9:15 PM EDT
    #oklaed A2 Because Oklahoma students deserve loving, caring, devoted teachers. Oklahoma kids deserve to have a well prepared Teacher.
  • mcvay51 May 7 @ 9:15 PM EDT
    A2) Stay because we are OK kids best options. Hell, were used to getting knocked down. Get up, dust off and go again tomorrow. #oklaed
  • jcbjr May 7 @ 9:15 PM EDT
    #oklaed A2: Easiest answer to all our chat's questions - BECAUSE OF THE TEACHERS WHO THEMSELVES ARE STAYING & and will help you succeed!!!
  • BlueCerealEduc May 7 @ 9:15 PM EDT
    Agreed. Teach here if you teach and have to be here. But there's no guilt in giving your all in, say, Nebraska or whatever :-) #oklaed
    In reply to @onthebrutesquad
  • JennWillTeach May 7 @ 9:15 PM EDT
    A1: #oklaed You can't teach writing unless you're a writer. All subjects should teach writing. ELA shouldn't bear the burden.
  • jmidkiff May 7 @ 9:15 PM EDT
    A1) Building relationships with students, importance of growing through career. #oklaed
  • tbbrwn May 7 @ 9:15 PM EDT
    A2I'd quote Obi-Wan"you must do what you feel is right, of course." I'd prolly tell em to leave, come back when/if we fix the budget #oklaed
  • mrjoshflores May 7 @ 9:15 PM EDT
    A2: At this point... there's opportunities to lead real innovation. Mostly bc we have to, but also shouldn't we want to? #Oklaed
  • meghanloyd May 7 @ 9:15 PM EDT
    A2: find a school with veteran teachers and just love on all the people. #oklaed
  • room20awesome May 7 @ 9:16 PM EDT
    Oops *can't imagine....#oklaed rocks!!!
  • KimberBlodgett May 7 @ 9:16 PM EDT
  • Biobellrocks May 7 @ 9:16 PM EDT
    A2: Stay. So much passion and support within the OK Ed community. There is purpose and direction. Leg will eventually catch up #oklaed
  • richardcavett May 7 @ 9:16 PM EDT
    A2:If YOU won't make things better,they'll never get better.It's frustrating,but you'll never make a bigger difference than at home. #oklaed
  • JennWillTeach May 7 @ 9:16 PM EDT
    A1: #oklaed If you're not a hugger, get over it. Sometimes even the Ss who are bigger than you just need a hug.
  • TeachFromHere May 7 @ 9:17 PM EDT
    #truestory - no matter where you are kids = kids :-) #oklaed
    In reply to @andredaughty
  • kriscoop80 May 7 @ 9:17 PM EDT
    A2. Having trouble with this one, but oklahoma kids need you just as much as the rest or even more. #oklaed
  • grendelrick May 7 @ 9:17 PM EDT
    A2B #oklaed To work for me - what other reason do you need? #MDPurpose
  • MrsSearcy112 May 7 @ 9:17 PM EDT
    A2b. In essence, the answer comes down to what makes them happy-being close to family, $$$,exploring, respect? I love our #OKLAED community!
  • OklaEd - Moderator May 7 @ 9:17 PM EDT
    #oklaed no other state has a support group that matched it
  • MrsBeck25 - Moderator May 7 @ 9:17 PM EDT
    A2: There isn't a better army of educators I'd go to battle with than #oklaed. We might be #50 but it's also a national epidemic
  • meghanloyd May 7 @ 9:17 PM EDT
    A3: arrive early and just be yourself!!#oklaed
  • DrewC75 May 7 @ 9:17 PM EDT
    A1: Schools are for students to learn in, Not teachers to teach in. Adjust accordingly. #oklaed
  • Stv_Gilliland May 7 @ 9:17 PM EDT
    A2: To make a difference #oklaed
  • jasonbengs May 7 @ 9:17 PM EDT
    A2 Are you pursuing your calling or your wallet? If your head and heart are in conflict, let your heart lead. #oklaed
  • RanetTippens May 7 @ 9:17 PM EDT
    Good Evening #oklaed Ranet Tippens Superintendent Deer Creek #proudtobeanantler
  • StaceyRman May 7 @ 9:17 PM EDT
    A2, Traffic in North Texas is horrific...#oklaed
  • drewprice11 May 7 @ 9:17 PM EDT
    a3: - Research the position you are applying for and Answer the questions that are asked with sincerity #oklaed
  • MrsHime May 7 @ 9:17 PM EDT
    A3: Above all, be yourself... think before you speak #oklaed
  • KatieKinder1 May 7 @ 9:17 PM EDT
    A3: to admit you have a lot to learn, but to promise to bring that passion into the classroom, every. Single. Day. #dropsmic #oklaed
  • JennWillTeach May 7 @ 9:17 PM EDT
    A1: #oklaed Oh, and there will be lots of tears--yours & theirs. Teens can be super emotional. And, don't take everything personally!
  • GauntTonya May 7 @ 9:17 PM EDT
    Oklahoma kids deserve GREAT teachers...be one of those great teachers. AND...We have awesome EDcCamps and PLNs! #oklaed
  • mrjoshflores May 7 @ 9:17 PM EDT
    A3: Know your brand. Be able to concisely describe it and back it up with research. #Oklaed
  • collums_dawn May 7 @ 9:17 PM EDT
    A3) Take a deep breath and be your self #oklaed
  • ChrisParadise May 7 @ 9:18 PM EDT
    A3) Be yourself. The right fit will need that. Show your passion. You bring something unique to the table. #OklaEd
  • ShelbyJr3 May 7 @ 9:18 PM EDT
    A3: they will ask if you have any questions, ASK questions #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc May 7 @ 9:18 PM EDT
    A3: If you don't know something, don't fake it. Think about Q? then say, You know, I'm not sure. That's one I'd consult w/ peers... #oklaed
  • richardcavett May 7 @ 9:18 PM EDT
    A3: Be ready to answer 1,000 questions about your classroom management. Plan for as many scenarios as you can. #oklaed
  • tbbrwn May 7 @ 9:18 PM EDT
    A3: ask how the cafeteria food is. Ask if they have a mentoring program. Don't eat beans right before. Shower. Brush teeth. SMILE #oklaed
    In reply to @KimberBlodgett
  • lsmellott May 7 @ 9:18 PM EDT
    #oklaed A2: We have the opportunity to innovate & to create better opportunities for our Ss. We need to be the education state.
  • grendelrick May 7 @ 9:18 PM EDT
    A3 #oklaed You're going to have a lot of the same answers that other applicants have. Dazzle me somehow.
  • DrewC75 May 7 @ 9:18 PM EDT
    A2: Oklahoma students deserve great teachers too. #oklaed
  • ScienceBrandi May 7 @ 9:18 PM EDT
    A2) Also- the support. In no other state does everyone in education know everyone else. #oklaed
  • coach57 May 7 @ 9:18 PM EDT
    When interviewing be yourself, no canned answers, mot are trying to get to know you more so then concerned with your answers #oklaed
  • suzanwray May 7 @ 9:18 PM EDT
    A3 #oklaed Don't ramble just to say something. It's okay to say you don't know but look forward to working w/ a team to learn more.
  • jcbjr May 7 @ 9:18 PM EDT
    #OklaEd Agreed!
    In reply to @BlueCerealEduc, @onthebrutesquad
  • JennWillTeach May 7 @ 9:18 PM EDT
    #oklaed, if I can do it, so can you. πŸ˜‰
    • KimberBlodgett May 7 @ 9:06 PM EDT
      #oklaed here is your friendly reminder to keep a positve tone for tonight's chat! :) Thank you!
  • mcappsparks May 7 @ 9:18 PM EDT
    A3 relax....you've worked four or five years and your portfolio shows it. Be confident in your ability. #oklaed
  • djthoreson May 7 @ 9:19 PM EDT
    A3: Research the business or school you're interviewing for. Make your answers match their needs. #oklaed
  • jmidkiff May 7 @ 9:19 PM EDT
    A2) Its more important than ever for Oklahoma students to have caring, compassionate, dedicated teachers #oklaed
  • lsmellott May 7 @ 9:19 PM EDT
    #oklaed A3: Be prepared to ask questions about the school, the class, and what would be expected of you as a teacher.
  • HartfordJimmy May 7 @ 9:19 PM EDT
    a2: take a stand... someone... we...have to...#oklaed
  • tbbrwn May 7 @ 9:19 PM EDT
    A3: lock all your social media. down. hard. #oklaed
    In reply to @KimberBlodgett
  • sulphurmiddle May 7 @ 9:19 PM EDT
    A3. Be ready to put a lesson plan and a power point together quickly to demonstrate tech savvy and ability to adapt on the fly. #oklaed
  • room20awesome May 7 @ 9:19 PM EDT
    A3 be yourself, be honest...share your passion! #oklaed
  • PhynyxRising May 7 @ 9:19 PM EDT
    #oklaed A3: Be honest AND realistic. The relationship has to work for both of you. Also- don't ignore your strengths and downplay them!
  • Stv_Gilliland May 7 @ 9:19 PM EDT
    A3: Research the school & district you're interviewing with. Take the time to drive around the area before you interview. #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 May 7 @ 9:19 PM EDT
    A3) I go in prepared and relaxed. I do not stress over an interview because I'm confident in my ability to be an asset wherever I go #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett May 7 @ 9:19 PM EDT
    I want to answer these questions!!! lol no time! #oklaed
  • kendremilburn May 7 @ 9:19 PM EDT
    A3: I always bring my iPad or Mac and have a digital portfolio ready. I want to show them not just tell them. Brag about yourself. #oklaed
  • DrewC75 May 7 @ 9:19 PM EDT
    A3: Ditto. #oklaed
  • drewprice11 May 7 @ 9:20 PM EDT
    A3: "Build Relationships" can't be the answer to EVERY questions... Try with some specifics - how would you do that? #oklaed
  • mcappsparks May 7 @ 9:20 PM EDT
    A3 do some homework on the district and the building where you're applying...what can you bring to the table to benefit them? #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett May 7 @ 9:20 PM EDT
    A3: be yourself!!! Have questions! Do your research!!! Google is your friend it has all the questions. #oklaed
  • saul02_terry May 7 @ 9:20 PM EDT
    A3 Do a little research about the school. If you know our vision or a little about our core values...WOW! #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere May 7 @ 9:20 PM EDT
    A3) You are interviewing your admin - if it doesn’t feel good remember that. AND BE YOURSELF!! #Oklaed
  • mcvay51 May 7 @ 9:20 PM EDT
    A3) Tell me why you're the best candidate for OUR kids. And be real! #oklaed
  • TurnerJoshuaD May 7 @ 9:20 PM EDT
    A2) Ummm... because it has to get better at some point. #oklaed
  • jasonbengs May 7 @ 9:20 PM EDT
    A3 Know the school/district you are applying to. Research, find the gr8 things they are doing share how you would be part of it #oklaed
  • jmidkiff May 7 @ 9:20 PM EDT
    A3) Relax and just think of it as a conversation with two people who love kids and education. #oklaed
  • jcbjr May 7 @ 9:20 PM EDT
    #Oklaed A3: My advice is always to make sure you're interviewing them as well. Get to know opportunities by getting answers.
  • ScienceBrandi May 7 @ 9:20 PM EDT
    A3) Don't just be interviewed; interview the organization to make sure that it is a good fit for YOU. #oklaed
  • JennWillTeach May 7 @ 9:20 PM EDT
    A1: #oklaed if you penalize Ss for making mistakes (e.g. bad grades), you'll never encourage Ss to take risks.
  • kennethdward May 7 @ 9:20 PM EDT
    A3 the objective of the interview is to get to know the person not make them as uncomfortable as possible. #oklaed
  • jackson5th6th May 7 @ 9:21 PM EDT
    A3: Ask questions! Questions show interest and also helps you figure out if that place is a good fit for you. #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett May 7 @ 9:21 PM EDT
  • kriscoop80 May 7 @ 9:21 PM EDT
    A3. Research the community, Arrive early, have updated resumΓ©, and ask questions about the school. #oklaed
  • KathySDunn May 7 @ 9:21 PM EDT
    #oklaed Sheriff Tatum had a Bday party today! Thank U to the awesome friends who gave her party. #RelationshipsMatter #FormerFootballPlayer
  • ECHSHoward May 7 @ 9:21 PM EDT
    What my mentor teacher told me my first year was "There is so much opportunity for advancement because everyone is always leaving" #Oklaed
  • MrsBeck25 - Moderator May 7 @ 9:21 PM EDT
    A3: If you are regularly involved in #Oklaed use that!! Being connected gives you an edge!
  • room20awesome May 7 @ 9:21 PM EDT
    A3 When I returned to the classroom I found that Twitter chats were great resource 4 practicing quick answers 2 tough questions! #oklaed
  • kennethdward May 7 @ 9:21 PM EDT
    A3 always be yourself in an interview. If you aren't a fit you really don't want the job anyway. #oklaed
  • okjoan May 7 @ 9:21 PM EDT
    A3 - Talk about the kids, don't wear black, talk about the kids, play up your strengths and talk about the kids. #oklaed
  • mcappsparks May 7 @ 9:21 PM EDT
    clean up your social media and ask your friends to as well #oklaed
    In reply to @tbbrwn, @KimberBlodgett
  • mrjoshflores May 7 @ 9:21 PM EDT
    Oooooo... this is a good one! #OKLAED #CELCHAT
  • meghanloyd May 7 @ 9:22 PM EDT
    A3: ask questions as well, "what do you love most about your school?" #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc May 7 @ 9:22 PM EDT
    A4: Success: I survived my first year of teaching. Failure: My poor students endured my first year of teaching. #oklaed
  • jasonbengs May 7 @ 9:22 PM EDT
    A3 Always have some Qs for them, & not how much will I get paid, that can often be found on their website anyway #oklaed
  • kennethdward May 7 @ 9:22 PM EDT
    A3 Don't be afraid to sell yourself! They don't know if you don't tell them! #oklaed
  • grendelrick May 7 @ 9:22 PM EDT
    A4 #oklaed I typically had great rapport with kids but I didn't handle stress well. I eventually got better at managing chaos.
  • Biobellrocks May 7 @ 9:22 PM EDT
    A3: Enthusiasm, confidence and dress for success. Remember too, that you are interviewing them just as much as they are you. #oklaed
  • TurnerJoshuaD May 7 @ 9:22 PM EDT
    A3 Relax and be yourself. If You're fake in your interview than that is what your employer will expect out of you. #oklaed
  • KathySDunn May 7 @ 9:22 PM EDT
    #oklaed Kathy Dunn, Mid-Del Assistant Superintendent, rolling down the turnpike on a little phone after a fabulous day with G-Loves.
  • andredaughty May 7 @ 9:23 PM EDT
    A3. Be yourself. There's PLENTY of teacher positions open. You will get a job. Don't be fake trying to impress someone. #oklaed
  • djthoreson May 7 @ 9:23 PM EDT
    A4: Success: Awesome EOI scores Failure: I believed "We need more time" a few too many times. Now I know how long things take... #oklaed
  • timmyjhiggins May 7 @ 9:23 PM EDT
    #OklaEd , seriously why am I forgetting that #OklaEd ?
    • timmyjhiggins May 7 @ 9:21 PM EDT
      A3, do your research on that district and that school. Speak to their successes and understand their challenges.
  • MrWilliamsOK May 7 @ 9:23 PM EDT
    A4) my success-WW1 Paper ball fight activity... My Failforward... Mostly everything else I tried that year... Lol #oklaed #iwasflyingblind
  • meghanloyd May 7 @ 9:23 PM EDT
    A4: Success-I grew my choir program. Failure-I didn't reach the one kid I wanted to the most.#oklaed
  • 1ShirleneMT May 7 @ 9:23 PM EDT
    #oklaed I don't know how promising this sounds 😯
    • BlueCerealEduc May 7 @ 9:22 PM EDT
      A4: Success: I survived my first year of teaching. Failure: My poor students endured my first year of teaching. #oklaed
  • JanalynTaylor May 7 @ 9:23 PM EDT
    #oklaed A3 Don't just use the buzz words. Use those words plus your own to answer. How are you going to make a difference for Ss? Breathe.
  • MrsHime May 7 @ 9:23 PM EDT
    A4: Success: my students survived... Failure: Not enough characters, too many #oklaed
  • kennethdward May 7 @ 9:23 PM EDT
    A4 and have an answer for how you learned/adjusted as a result of the failure. #oklaed
  • KatieKinder1 May 7 @ 9:23 PM EDT
    A4 Success-relationships with tough Ss failure- being embarrassed that my handwriting was ugly for an ELA T #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc May 7 @ 9:23 PM EDT
    A3: I mean, come on - they probably need you WAY more than you need them. Do whatever the hell you want in the interview! #oklaed
  • TurnerJoshuaD May 7 @ 9:24 PM EDT
    A4 Success: graduation Failure: some classroom management situations #oklaed
  • room20awesome May 7 @ 9:24 PM EDT
    A4 Epic fail...I misplaced the "reflections art" my first year. PTA president had a child in my class😳 #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 May 7 @ 9:24 PM EDT
    A4) One success is the connections I made with my students, many still succeeding today. One failure was differentiated instruction #oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 May 7 @ 9:24 PM EDT
    The whole year felt like a failure πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ but I went back for year 2 and 3 and 4 and went back better. It's better every year #oklaed
  • suzanwray May 7 @ 9:24 PM EDT
    A4 #oklaed Success- My kids had a lot of fun. Failure- I didn't appreciate the older colleagues enough.
  • mrjoshflores May 7 @ 9:24 PM EDT
    A4 Showed a 20/20 clip about LSD during Red Ribbon week the Librarian gave me. Didn't preview it. Turns out, LSD...not so bad. #Oklaed #FAIL
  • BlueCerealEduc May 7 @ 9:24 PM EDT
    Oh, I got by on verve and style. It wasn't a crash'n'burn or anything - but I wasn't nearly as amazing as now. #oklaed
    In reply to @1ShirleneMT
  • jasonbengs May 7 @ 9:24 PM EDT
    A4 Classroom management = #epicfail, success of students in life = I didn't completely derail their education #oklaed
  • watersenglish May 7 @ 9:24 PM EDT
    A4 I spent too much energy on teaching English & not enough on teaching kids. I spend more time getting to know them thru writing. #oklaed
  • mcvay51 May 7 @ 9:24 PM EDT
    A4 Success:I knew nothing and they still asked me to come back. Failure: I learned that not everyone loved history as much as I did. #oklaed
  • room20awesome May 7 @ 9:24 PM EDT
    I found it later and we had our own awards ceremony #oklaed
  • JennWillTeach May 7 @ 9:24 PM EDT
    A2: #oklaed in the interest of staying positive, I'm going to say, "Cost of living!" πŸ˜‹
  • MrsBeck25 - Moderator May 7 @ 9:24 PM EDT
    A4: Success: I actually listened to my MS Ss they felt they had a voice Failure: I talked to much instead of listened #oklaed
  • djthoreson May 7 @ 9:24 PM EDT
    Oh my, that's a good one - always preview videos!!! #oklaed
    In reply to @mrjoshflores
  • mrsaj4 May 7 @ 9:25 PM EDT
    A3: know the district you are interviewing with, avoid negative statements #oklaed
  • jcbjr May 7 @ 9:25 PM EDT
    #oklaed A4: Mine in university setting: Success - made it through the year & wanted more. Failure - getting good discussion going.
  • ShelbyJr3 May 7 @ 9:25 PM EDT
    πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚#oklaed
    • mrjoshflores May 7 @ 9:24 PM EDT
      A4 Showed a 20/20 clip about LSD during Red Ribbon week the Librarian gave me. Didn't preview it. Turns out, LSD...not so bad. #Oklaed #FAIL
  • DrewC75 May 7 @ 9:25 PM EDT
    A4: Success: I didn't kill an 8th grader. Failure: I didn't kill an 8th grader. #oklaed JK of course. Can't kill what's already dead.
  • jackson5th6th May 7 @ 9:25 PM EDT
    #oklaed
    • jackson5th6th May 7 @ 9:25 PM EDT
      A4: Success (see attached pic) Failure: time management with my longer classes.
  • mcappsparks May 7 @ 9:25 PM EDT
    A4 Failure--I didn't relate my passion for my subject effectively. Success--I started learning how to listen to my kids #oklaed
  • OKNatalieJ May 7 @ 9:25 PM EDT
    A4 Success- feeling like I had gained a new family in my school community. Failure- trying to do it all on my own-- ask for help! #oklaed
  • room20awesome May 7 @ 9:25 PM EDT
    A4 My kinders did a mini Christmas program...so cute!!! #oklaed
  • watersenglish May 7 @ 9:25 PM EDT
    A4 I also spent too much time trying to figure out what I was doing & not enough time helping the kids succeed. #oklaed
  • sulphurmiddle May 7 @ 9:25 PM EDT
    A4. Success- I was able to relate and had a sense of humor. Failure-my way or the highway non flexible discipline policy. #oklaed
  • ECHSHoward May 7 @ 9:25 PM EDT
    A2)Talk about being resilient and persistent, these are the keys to being a great T in my experience. #Oklaed
  • TeachFromHere May 7 @ 9:25 PM EDT
    Failure is ok - especially when taking a bold risk :-) #oklaed
    • JennWillTeach May 7 @ 9:20 PM EDT
      A1: #oklaed if you penalize Ss for making mistakes (e.g. bad grades), you'll never encourage Ss to take risks.
  • kriscoop80 May 7 @ 9:26 PM EDT
    A4: Success-great at building relationships with Ss. Failure-classroom management. But this is something that gets better w/time #oklaed
  • edu_sanders70 May 7 @ 9:26 PM EDT
    A4: Building relationships was a plus, talking too much was a failure. Let the S's speak. #Authenticlearning #oklaed #voice&choice
  • ECHSHoward May 7 @ 9:26 PM EDT
    A3)Talk about being resilient and persistent, these are the keys to being a great T in my experience. #Oklaed
  • mrsaj4 May 7 @ 9:26 PM EDT
    A4: surviving! During a walk through my principal came in mid October and I had not changed the assignment calendar since August #oklaed
  • mrjoshflores May 7 @ 9:26 PM EDT
    A4 According to Mr. Dr. Hemphill across the hall, I earned the nickname "the freshmen whisperer" by upperclassmen. #Oklaed #WINNING
  • grendelrick May 7 @ 9:26 PM EDT
    Sad but true. #oklaed
    • BlueCerealEduc May 7 @ 9:23 PM EDT
      A3: I mean, come on - they probably need you WAY more than you need them. Do whatever the hell you want in the interview! #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett May 7 @ 9:26 PM EDT
    Q5: #oklaed Time is flying by and I am loving your answers.
  • lsmellott May 7 @ 9:26 PM EDT
    #oklaed A4: One failure is what I taught 7th graders is what I taught seniors. Another failure was to copy what other teachers were doing.
  • RanetTippens May 7 @ 9:26 PM EDT
    #oklaed A1: There is no greater calling than to teach. Teaching is the career that creates all others. Teachers make a difference.
  • kennethdward May 7 @ 9:26 PM EDT
    I thought I could "make" my S's work and respect me. Wow did I learn the hard way! #oklaed
    • mcappsparks May 7 @ 9:25 PM EDT
      A4 Failure--I didn't relate my passion for my subject effectively. Success--I started learning how to listen to my kids #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere May 7 @ 9:26 PM EDT
    It was both - my kids staged a sit in. No talking, all working…but all of the desks were pushed over in front of the door. #oklaed
  • OKNatalieJ May 7 @ 9:26 PM EDT
    A3 Ask questions and make certain the opportunity is a good fit. Tour the school. Note morale, cleanliness, interactions, etc. #oklaed
  • EduGladiators May 7 @ 9:27 PM EDT
    πŸ™‹πŸΌ Want more Dunk Tank? Join #EduGladiators LIVE MONDAY w/@RebeccaCoda @RickJetter πŸ–₯https://t.co/a4RMlKkd3x #oklaed #iaedchat #ElonEd
  • HartfordJimmy May 7 @ 9:27 PM EDT
    My Ss are already conditioned to fear mistakes and risks...any risk even very small ones are unacceptable to them #oklaed
    In reply to @TeachFromHere
  • BlueCerealEduc May 7 @ 9:27 PM EDT
    A5: You taze ONE kid for repeating poor behavior and it will be MONTHS before you have another problem. #oklaed
  • okjoan May 7 @ 9:27 PM EDT
    A4 - Failure - I got so frustrated I dropped the math book on the floor and walked out and stood outside my door fighting tears. #oklaed
  • ECHSHoward May 7 @ 9:27 PM EDT
    A4) Fail: Class was waaaay to teacher focused #oklaed
  • MrsBeck25 - Moderator May 7 @ 9:27 PM EDT
    *correction "too" much #grammarnazi #oklaed
    • MrsBeck25 - Moderator May 7 @ 9:24 PM EDT
      A4: Success: I actually listened to my MS Ss they felt they had a voice Failure: I talked to much instead of listened #oklaed
  • KathySDunn May 7 @ 9:27 PM EDT
    A4: Success: life-long friends I brought out of 1st year at Del Crest. Failure: Not knowing the boy on the back row was almost deaf. #oklaed
  • MarkJWestpfahl May 7 @ 9:27 PM EDT
    Q3 #oklaed cont. Know who you are interviewing with. Study their demographics over time. Understand schools mission/vision.
  • angmlittle May 7 @ 9:27 PM EDT
    A3) Get a good suit that you feel comfortable in and ask questions about the organization and the interviewers. #oklaed
  • jasonbengs May 7 @ 9:27 PM EDT
    A5 No single theory works for everyone. You must combine to find what works best for you. #oklaed
  • djthoreson May 7 @ 9:27 PM EDT
    A5: Use the class clown - they can make announcements, read out loud, keep the class entertained for the last 3 minutes #oklaed
  • collums_dawn May 7 @ 9:28 PM EDT
    A5) Praise in public and discipline in private! #oklaed
  • mrsaj4 May 7 @ 9:28 PM EDT
    @BlueCerealEduc not exactly... we have gone vacant until week of school because of bad interviews #oklaed
    In reply to @grendelrick, @BlueCerealEduc
  • TeachFromHere May 7 @ 9:28 PM EDT
    this is a hard habit to break - some of this has to do with how schools determine valedictorians. #oklaed
    In reply to @HartfordJimmy
  • andredaughty May 7 @ 9:28 PM EDT
    A4. Success: Chasing an ED "runner." He left the school sprinting; tried to climb the weather tower. Wanted to fly like Macho Man. #oklaed
  • MrsHime May 7 @ 9:28 PM EDT
    A5: Be very organized, plan, plan, plan, follow a schedule #oklaed
  • grendelrick May 7 @ 9:28 PM EDT
    A5 Limit number of rules as much as school will allow. More rules means more nitpicking and more work for you. #oklaed
  • mcappsparks May 7 @ 9:28 PM EDT
    My kids didn't care how smart I was, which shocked me....they wanted to learn from me but needed to know about me. Blew my mind. #oklaed
    In reply to @kennethdward
  • Stv_Gilliland May 7 @ 9:28 PM EDT
    A4: Success: Taught intro 2 computers without computers. Failure: Taught intro 2 computers without computers. 2 many worksheets #oklaed
  • kennethdward May 7 @ 9:28 PM EDT
    A5 Maybe above all is to learn to avoid the power struggle! Don't argue with kids! #oklaed
  • meghanloyd May 7 @ 9:28 PM EDT
    A5: seating charts and remind, warn, and remove. #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 May 7 @ 9:28 PM EDT
    A5) I build relationships with my Ss, involved in outside activities, they see me outside of the classroom and I see them too. #oklaed
  • lsmellott May 7 @ 9:28 PM EDT
    #oklaed A4: One of my successes over the years has been to focus on the Ss rather than just on teaching the content.
  • RebeccaMurdock8 May 7 @ 9:28 PM EDT
    A5: consistency #OklaEd
  • Biobellrocks May 7 @ 9:28 PM EDT
    A4: Success: So much enthusiasm in the classroom. Failure: Every S failure was a personal failure I took home #oklaed
  • mrsaj4 May 7 @ 9:29 PM EDT
    A5: Over plan, seating charts, keep them busy... #middleschool #oklaed
  • okjoan May 7 @ 9:29 PM EDT
    A4a - Success - I stuck with that boy unlit he got PEMDAS and his eyes lit up and he shouted "I get it! It's like a puzzle!" #oklaed
  • coach57 May 7 @ 9:29 PM EDT
    Simple book like @ToddWhitaker @AnnetteBreaux "Ten Minute in service " are priceless when working on classroom management #OklaEd
  • ScienceBrandi May 7 @ 9:29 PM EDT
    A4) I actually feel as though my game was the strongest my 1st year. Downside : I never slept and spent ALL my free time planning #oklaed
  • HartfordJimmy May 7 @ 9:29 PM EDT
    freshman...I teach freshman who are terrified of risk and only want to know the answer so they can quietly move on #oklaed
    In reply to @TeachFromHere
  • MarkJWestpfahl May 7 @ 9:29 PM EDT
    Q3 part 3. #oklaed. Look at their positive press. Note cool activities you know their teachers/school/students has/have recently done.
  • kriscoop80 May 7 @ 9:29 PM EDT
    A5. Figure out your management style. I live in organize chaos and am okay with noise. Many veteran Ts say be tough. I say be you. #oklaed
  • andredaughty May 7 @ 9:29 PM EDT
    A4 Failure: I know I wasn't amazing the first year teaching. I felt like I failed those kids (looking back at it 17 years later). #oklaed
  • jackson5th6th May 7 @ 9:29 PM EDT
    A5: I send kids to "the beach", they aren't in trouble, it is just a place to sit and settle down while still in class. #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere May 7 @ 9:29 PM EDT
    I really want to apologize to the first five years of students I had. #Oklaed
    In reply to @BlueCerealEduc
  • JennWillTeach May 7 @ 9:29 PM EDT
    A1: #oklaed you may have to say things like, "Stop drawing penises on your work or I'll copy & mail it to your grandparents." #truestory
  • RanetTippens May 7 @ 9:29 PM EDT
    #oklaed A2: The children of Oklahoma need you. We have leaders at the capital fighting for you and our children. Join along side them.
  • jasonbengs May 7 @ 9:29 PM EDT
    A5b Above all respect your Ss, sarcasm has no place in the classroom, you never know what the Ss survived to make it to class #oklaed
  • suzanwray May 7 @ 9:29 PM EDT
    A5 #oklaed I respect them. I am consistent with all students. They are all my favorites. They don't have time to misbehave. We are busy!
  • watersenglish May 7 @ 9:29 PM EDT
    A5 Remember they're kids. Then ask questions, never accuse. Let the kids know you WANT them to succeed in your class & life. #oklaed
  • MrWilliamsOK May 7 @ 9:29 PM EDT
    A5) you cannot let every little thing get to you... They are imperfect ppl just like us... Find that balance... #oklaed
    In reply to @KimberBlodgett
  • richardcavett May 7 @ 9:29 PM EDT
    A4: Success:buildt relationships with as many Ss as I can. Failure:Assumed I could teach at grade level and everyone would get it. #oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 May 7 @ 9:29 PM EDT
    A5: evil eye. #oklaed
  • KatieKinder1 May 7 @ 9:29 PM EDT
    being direct wSs & embracing the weird. I use a giant fake candle My Ss know when I hold it up. Time for their attn Find your niche #oklaed
  • drewprice11 May 7 @ 9:30 PM EDT
    a5: No the difference between defiance and ignorance. #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett May 7 @ 9:30 PM EDT
    Consistency. Let students help you set rules so they have buy in. Of course I have the look down so not sure how that happened. #oklaed
  • kellianglley May 7 @ 9:30 PM EDT
    Or the next hour. 1st hour kids are my guinea pigs. ;-) #oklaed
    In reply to @kriscoop80
  • GauntTonya May 7 @ 9:30 PM EDT
    A4: success:❀️my first year of teaching. Failure: some of the best veteran Ts right next door&didn't ask for advice until Year #2! #oklaed
  • drewprice11 May 7 @ 9:30 PM EDT
    know*** Sorry pain meds - #oklaed
  • JanalynTaylor May 7 @ 9:30 PM EDT
    #oklaed A4 scared to ask for help. Poor classroom management. Thought whole page of math problems made sense. Almost quit after 1st year.
  • MarkJWestpfahl May 7 @ 9:30 PM EDT
    A3 #oklaed cont. Know who you are interviewing with. Study their demographics over time. Understand schools mission/vision.
  • mcvay51 May 7 @ 9:30 PM EDT
    A5) Teach/model the behavior you want from Day 1, try not to be Atilla the Hun while modeling. Then over plan like crazy #oklaed
  • TurnerJoshuaD May 7 @ 9:30 PM EDT
    A5: Knowing every students name, trying to know their situation, Realizing that silence isn't always the best policy, being prepared #oklaed
  • MarkJWestpfahl May 7 @ 9:30 PM EDT
    A3 part 3. #oklaed. Look at their positive press. Note cool activities you know their teachers/school/students has/have recently done.
  • mcappsparks May 7 @ 9:30 PM EDT
    A5 know your kids--good relationships=fewer problems. #oklaed
  • djthoreson May 7 @ 9:30 PM EDT
    A5b: Be consistent - always! If you make an exception, you'll have to make many. #oklaed
  • sulphurmiddle May 7 @ 9:30 PM EDT
    A5. Spend the first two weeks hammering away at it. Simple consistency and well established routine will save your entire year. #oklaed
  • watersenglish May 7 @ 9:30 PM EDT
    A5 And never take defiance personally. I'm still working on that... #oklaed
    In reply to @drewprice11
  • MrsBeck25 - Moderator May 7 @ 9:31 PM EDT
    A5: Our Ss are active learners. The days of rows and desks are of the past. Involve the Ss in the process or expect defiance #OklaEd
  • lsmellott May 7 @ 9:31 PM EDT
    #oklaed A5: Be ready to adjust your plans. Try something and if it doesn't work, try something else. Every class will be different.
  • DrewC75 May 7 @ 9:31 PM EDT
    A5: For HS at least, be willing to take the lessons or projects where the Ss are wanting to go with them. #oklaed
  • jcbjr May 7 @ 9:31 PM EDT
    #oklaed A5: Don't try to manage - give them control to address your great questions!!! Won't need to manage!!!
  • room20awesome May 7 @ 9:31 PM EDT
    A5 Find a plan that works for you! I'm all about logical consequences, others use point systems. Everyone's a little different. #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere May 7 @ 9:31 PM EDT
    Easier to step into the students’ rhythm instead of trying to get them into mine. #Oklaed
  • ECHSHoward May 7 @ 9:31 PM EDT
    A4) Success: I did not let the realization that I had no idea what I was doing defeat me, I used it to feed my determination #Oklaed
  • KatieKinder1 May 7 @ 9:31 PM EDT
    Buy in is huge. Family classroom. Community circles... the kids must be loyal to you and the culture. #oklaed
    • KimberBlodgett May 7 @ 9:30 PM EDT
      Consistency. Let students help you set rules so they have buy in. Of course I have the look down so not sure how that happened. #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett May 7 @ 9:31 PM EDT
  • MrsBeck25 - Moderator May 7 @ 9:31 PM EDT
    πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Hard to tweet when doing the dishes πŸ˜‚#oklaed
    In reply to @tbbrwn
  • Biobellrocks May 7 @ 9:31 PM EDT
    A5: Try the textbook behavior strategies and then go with your own personal strengths. You are NOT their friend, but show you care #oklaed
  • RanetTippens May 7 @ 9:31 PM EDT
    #oklaed A3: Show is your passion for children and the subject you teach. Show your willingness to work and learn with a team.
  • kellianglley May 7 @ 9:31 PM EDT
    You've got to give respect to earn respect. #oklaed
  • kennethdward May 7 @ 9:31 PM EDT
    A5 don't expect things that aren't reasonable! You will be disappointed. #oklaed
  • richardcavett May 7 @ 9:32 PM EDT
    A5: Call home. Seriously. It's a pain in the butt, but I promise, if you keep the parents/guardians informed, life will be easier. #oklaed
  • MrWilliamsOK May 7 @ 9:32 PM EDT
    THIS!!!! It is their education Afterall... #oklaed
    • DrewC75 May 7 @ 9:31 PM EDT
      A5: For HS at least, be willing to take the lessons or projects where the Ss are wanting to go with them. #oklaed
  • mcappsparks May 7 @ 9:32 PM EDT
    I did apparently inherit my father's "look" that kept 100+ junior high band students silent for years.... #oklaed
    In reply to @ShelbyJr3
  • Stv_Gilliland May 7 @ 9:32 PM EDT
    A5: Relationships are key, know your students. Proximity and the use of sticky notes worked well for me. #oklaed
  • meghanloyd May 7 @ 9:32 PM EDT
    But I need my Ss to get on my rhythm. #choirproblems #oklaed
    In reply to @TeachFromHere
  • jasonbengs May 7 @ 9:32 PM EDT
    A5c Don't get baited into climbing the ladder with Ss. You are the adult, act like one #oklaed
  • OKNatalieJ May 7 @ 9:32 PM EDT
    A5 Don't be afraid to change it up if needed if it's a flop. Share great things with parents as part of management plan #oklaed
  • kennethdward May 7 @ 9:32 PM EDT
    And if you are talking to your S's about respecting you, well they probably don't. #oklaed
  • 1ShirleneMT May 7 @ 9:32 PM EDT
    #oklaed I'm loving this chat but to busy reading and liking tweets to actually answer one.
  • coach57 May 7 @ 9:33 PM EDT
    Make a budget guessing most teachers in most states live month to month #OklaEd
  • andredaughty May 7 @ 9:33 PM EDT
    A5. Be firm and fair. You're not the great hope. You are the decisive element. #oklaed
  • KathySDunn May 7 @ 9:33 PM EDT
    #oklaed When You is @kriscoop80 then you should definitely be YOU!!
    • kriscoop80 May 7 @ 9:29 PM EDT
      A5. Figure out your management style. I live in organize chaos and am okay with noise. Many veteran Ts say be tough. I say be you. #oklaed
  • grendelrick May 7 @ 9:33 PM EDT
    I had three. 1. Let me teach. 2. Let your classmates learn. 3. Take responsibility for your actions. That covers everything. #oklaed
    In reply to @ddmteach
  • okjoan May 7 @ 9:33 PM EDT
    A5 - Keeping things simple, being organized, and practicing those procedures over and over. #oklaed
  • TurnerJoshuaD May 7 @ 9:33 PM EDT
    A6: Find side jobs. I umpire, referee, tutor, run a lawn mowing business, etc. Find a way where there seems to be no way! #oklaed
  • MarkJWestpfahl May 7 @ 9:33 PM EDT
    A3 #oklaed cont. Know who you are interviewing with. Study their demographics over time. Understand schools mission/vision.
  • mrjoshflores May 7 @ 9:33 PM EDT
    A5: This is easy. Don't be boring. Do anything to not be boring. If you are boring, don't be you. Be Jamie Foxx. He's not boring. #Oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc May 7 @ 9:33 PM EDT
    A6: Move to Texas? #oklaed
  • jmidkiff May 7 @ 9:33 PM EDT
    When you work on developing relationships with students, talking to them outside of class, going to their events, it really helps!! #oklaed
  • MarkJWestpfahl May 7 @ 9:33 PM EDT
    A3 part 3. #oklaed. Look at their positive press. Note cool activities you know their teachers/school/students has/have recently done.
  • suzanwray May 7 @ 9:33 PM EDT
    A6 #oklaed I teach summer school, after school STEM, summer enrichment camp, and am cheer coach. I stay engaged at school with paid jobs.
  • room20awesome May 7 @ 9:33 PM EDT
    @ClassDojo or @Seesaw can help with parent communication. #oklaed
    • richardcavett May 7 @ 9:32 PM EDT
      A5: Call home. Seriously. It's a pain in the butt, but I promise, if you keep the parents/guardians informed, life will be easier. #oklaed
  • JennWillTeach May 7 @ 9:33 PM EDT
    A3: #oklaed It's ok to pause & think before answering. It's ok to say, "I don't know, but I will find out." πŸ‘πŸ˜Š
  • collums_dawn May 7 @ 9:33 PM EDT
    A6) You don't have to spend hundreds to decorate your room. Dollar tree has classroom decor!! #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 May 7 @ 9:33 PM EDT
    A6) Look for opportunities to coach, sponsor activities, and/or tutor. Be involved with the Ss and the extra $s is a bonus. #oklaed
  • kellianglley May 7 @ 9:34 PM EDT
    Very true! Respect is hard earned and easily lost. #oklaed
    In reply to @kennethdward
  • andredaughty May 7 @ 9:34 PM EDT
    A6. Live 40% below your means. #realtalk #realspit #oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 May 7 @ 9:34 PM EDT
    Heck yes. Lower them and glare... then whisper in a deadly voice, "are you kidding me right now?" #oklaed
    In reply to @mcappsparks
  • JonnyCurriculum May 7 @ 9:34 PM EDT
    A2: I offer my charisma, poise, and moxy to prospective candidates. Not sure what else I'm supposed to do. Job market is sparse. #oklaed
  • ScienceBrandi May 7 @ 9:34 PM EDT
    A6) Put parents' emails in a distribution list and send a message when you need supplies. Even secondary parents will help if u ask #oklaed
  • MrsBeck25 - Moderator May 7 @ 9:34 PM EDT
    A6: Not a sexist comment and can go either way... marry someone with a better job or stay childless and single. #oklaed
  • MrsHime May 7 @ 9:34 PM EDT
    A6: Budget, don't live outside your means or try to keep up with the Jones #oklaed
  • KatieKinder1 May 7 @ 9:34 PM EDT
    @mrjoshflores you funny! #oklaed
    • mrjoshflores May 7 @ 9:33 PM EDT
      A5: This is easy. Don't be boring. Do anything to not be boring. If you are boring, don't be you. Be Jamie Foxx. He's not boring. #Oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc May 7 @ 9:34 PM EDT
    A6: OK, more seriously - Marry Up. #oklaed
  • PrincipalNyberg May 7 @ 9:34 PM EDT
    a5. The best management strategy is simply to keep the Ss engaged. #oklaed
  • grendelrick May 7 @ 9:34 PM EDT
    A6 #oklaed Serve on committees. Or find out what 2nd job other teachers have. At least you build community that way.
  • kennethdward May 7 @ 9:34 PM EDT
    A6 take advantage of opportunities to earn extra money at your school. #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett May 7 @ 9:34 PM EDT
    #oklaed you are amazing! You are doing great for our newbies!!!
  • MarkJWestpfahl May 7 @ 9:34 PM EDT
    A3 part 4 #oklaed Don't be afraid to ask about mentoring program(s) &/or the method of how pd takes place in/out of school day.
  • JennWillTeach May 7 @ 9:35 PM EDT
    A3: #oklaed Know your strengths & weaknesses because that's a favorite for interviews. Know a fav lesson you've written & why it's a fav.
  • ShelbyJr3 May 7 @ 9:35 PM EDT
    4. Don't be dumb #oklaed
    • grendelrick May 7 @ 9:33 PM EDT
      I had three. 1. Let me teach. 2. Let your classmates learn. 3. Take responsibility for your actions. That covers everything. #oklaed
      In reply to @ddmteach
  • GradenNapier May 7 @ 9:35 PM EDT
    A4) success: having a plan of action before students showed for first day but realizing that plans need to be flexible #oklaed
  • room20awesome May 7 @ 9:35 PM EDT
    A6 ummm...marry for money?? #oklaed
  • ChadChadcwm May 7 @ 9:35 PM EDT
    A6-don't have very many bills or debt #oklaed
  • MrWilliamsOK May 7 @ 9:35 PM EDT
    A6) sorry to say there aren't any besides second jobs or multiple family incomes, again look at the kids but that doesn't pay rent #oklaed
  • onthebrutesquad May 7 @ 9:35 PM EDT
    positive, you are not. Kicked out of #oklaed chat, you will be.
    In reply to @BlueCerealEduc
  • BlueCerealEduc May 7 @ 9:35 PM EDT
    A6: I lead teacher workshops all summer and throughout the year. Keeps me on my toes and lets me afford to teach. #oklaed
  • kriscoop80 May 7 @ 9:35 PM EDT
    A6: Marry rich!! J/k..kinda. But sponsor/coach something. There are stipends and you build more relationships. Also summer PD pays #oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 May 7 @ 9:35 PM EDT
    A6: marry rich! #oklaed
  • JanalynTaylor May 7 @ 9:35 PM EDT
    #oklaed A5 Don't take misbehavior personally. Don't react before breathing and thinking. Don't argue w a student. Use respect. Plan well.
  • djthoreson May 7 @ 9:35 PM EDT
  • OKNatalieJ May 7 @ 9:35 PM EDT
    A6 Avoid cc debt if possible.. nothing worse than low pay and buried in extra cc debt. 😩 #oklaed
  • jcbjr May 7 @ 9:35 PM EDT
    #oklaed Hammering... Ouch!!!!
    In reply to @sulphurmiddle
  • room20awesome May 7 @ 9:35 PM EDT
    A6b let Ss create decor for your room...creates ownership!! #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere May 7 @ 9:35 PM EDT
    yes - yes - you music teachers have specific things. Us non-musics have some freedom here. #Oklaed
    In reply to @mcappsparks, @meghanloyd
  • stephoni May 7 @ 9:36 PM EDT
    A3 Know the culture and as much information as you can gather about the place where you are interviewing. #oklaed
  • MrsBeck25 - Moderator May 7 @ 9:36 PM EDT
    A6b My previous tweet is from experience... I am a mother of three and married to another under paid #oklaed educator...
  • lsmellott May 7 @ 9:36 PM EDT
    #oklaed A6: Collaborate with other teachers and come up with the most innovative idea for education. It's time to do something about it.
  • meghanloyd May 7 @ 9:36 PM EDT
    A6: have a budget. Ladies, go out on dates because normally the guy buys dinner!!! #oklaed
  • djthoreson May 7 @ 9:36 PM EDT
    Wow, what summer PD pays??? #oklaed
    In reply to @kriscoop80
  • BlueCerealEduc May 7 @ 9:36 PM EDT
    A6: My understanding is you only need a 2nd job if buying a boat or something, and no one's ever died from lack of health care... #oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 May 7 @ 9:36 PM EDT
    A6: marry someone with money #oklaed
  • richardcavett May 7 @ 9:36 PM EDT
    A6: I donate plasma twice a week. An extra $65 a week for about 3-4 hours of reading a book. #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett May 7 @ 9:36 PM EDT
    New teachers #DonorsChoose is your friend!!! #oklaed
  • jackson5th6th May 7 @ 9:36 PM EDT
    A6: We are a 2 teacher house. I created a budget and do my best to stick to it. Try to save early on- ours ran out quickly!! #oklaed
  • okjoan May 7 @ 9:36 PM EDT
    A6 - Take a paid duty, get a summer job that you like, and keep your expenses low. #oklaed
  • Biobellrocks May 7 @ 9:37 PM EDT
    A6: Expect when you start that you will have to do extra. Pick extra jobs that keep you happy so that it is fun not just a job #oklaed
  • sulphurmiddle May 7 @ 9:37 PM EDT
    Q6. Don't buy that new car because you finally made it out of college with that old one. Shop Ross instead of Dillard's. #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett May 7 @ 9:37 PM EDT
  • mrjoshflores May 7 @ 9:37 PM EDT
    A6 Don't wait for the solution. Invest in yourself--money and time--and be enterprising. ABP=Always Be Publishing. #Oklaed #coffeeForClosers
  • mcvay51 May 7 @ 9:37 PM EDT
    A5) I was the worst at bulletin boards. I put "DO THE RIGHT THING" in huge letters. Then in small print, "when no one is watching". #oklaed
  • angmlittle May 7 @ 9:37 PM EDT
    Yes and for now always ask yourself this before you purchase!!! πŸ€”πŸ˜‚ #oklaed
    In reply to @meghanloyd
  • KellyJo5KM May 7 @ 9:37 PM EDT
    A5 Connect to Ss quickly. Watch Ss interactions. Understand classroom hierarchy of Ss. Incorporate all Ss daily. Be honest. #oklaed
  • mcappsparks May 7 @ 9:37 PM EDT
    A6 second job...has been a blessing. Also, there are tons of PD opportunities with stipends--learn and earn! #oklaed
  • coach57 May 7 @ 9:37 PM EDT
    A6) 1st year T 2nd job should be preparing for his/her first job #oklaed
  • ScienceBrandi May 7 @ 9:37 PM EDT
    A6) Vets can help by treating new Ts to lunch until that first check kicks in. And what about giving a school supply welcome basket? #oklaed
  • kendremilburn May 7 @ 9:37 PM EDT
    A6: I hate reading the answers to these...This is why I moved back to TX. Too many Student Loans #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere May 7 @ 9:38 PM EDT
    We do Financial Peace University in the Haselwood house. #oklaed
  • DrewC75 May 7 @ 9:38 PM EDT
    #oklaed
    • DrewC75 May 7 @ 9:37 PM EDT
      A6: Limit all of the ends that you have to have met. #okaled
  • grendelrick May 7 @ 9:38 PM EDT
    I've done that. It helps, but I found it discouraging. #oklaed
    In reply to @richardcavett
  • PrincipalNyberg May 7 @ 9:38 PM EDT
    a7. It's up to you to build that bridge. Understand you may have to cross it with some heavy stuff, so make it strong! #oklaed
  • jcbjr May 7 @ 9:38 PM EDT
    #oklaed A6: Tough one for sure... For sure, seek roommates. Make friends with community businesses / companies that can provide supplies.
  • TurnerJoshuaD May 7 @ 9:38 PM EDT
    A7) Success: I've built some great relationships that have lasted. We were able to work together for the betterment of the students. #oklaed
  • KathySDunn May 7 @ 9:38 PM EDT
    #oklaed @Biobellrocks manages behavior by keeping kids engaged, wondering what comes next in science classes. #SometimesGross #AlwaysCool
    • Biobellrocks May 7 @ 9:31 PM EDT
      A5: Try the textbook behavior strategies and then go with your own personal strengths. You are NOT their friend, but show you care #oklaed
  • ScienceBrandi May 7 @ 9:38 PM EDT
    A6) Find workshops that offer stipends. You grow professionally and get extra cash. Win, win! #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc May 7 @ 9:39 PM EDT
    A6: Had a kid offer me two $100 bills for a 'B' last week. I didn't take it. Trying to get him up to three. #oklaed
  • mcvay51 May 7 @ 9:39 PM EDT
    A6) I works as a welder in Summer for a decade. It was awful but it paid the bills. Worked hard but made same in 80 days as all year.#oklaed
  • jasonbengs May 7 @ 9:39 PM EDT
    A7 Success w/Ps often comes when you stay ahead of the problem by making positive calls home #oklaed
  • JennWillTeach May 7 @ 9:39 PM EDT
    A4: #oklaed I connected w/ my Ss (still in contact w/ a few). I didn't know sh*t about teaching writing, even though I'd majored in Eng. Ed.
  • djthoreson May 7 @ 9:39 PM EDT
    A7: S: Ps can be embarrassed by bad behavior and correct it. F: One guardian said she had nothing to say between 8 & 3. :-( #oklaed
  • kellianglley May 7 @ 9:39 PM EDT
    Get to know parents ASAP. Share good stuff. That will help when you have to share unpleasant news. #oklaed
  • jasonbengs May 7 @ 9:39 PM EDT
    A7 There are times when no matter how hard you try you may not succeed. Don't take it personally, keep doing what is best for Ss #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere May 7 @ 9:39 PM EDT
    I have seen this a couple of times - this should not be ok. #oklaed
  • TurnerJoshuaD May 7 @ 9:40 PM EDT
    A7b Failure: Trying to dodge parents only to find out that they had legitimate concerns that could've been resolved in mere moments. #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc May 7 @ 9:40 PM EDT
    A7: Dude, it's Twitter - we only have 140 characters! Less once we add #oklaed ! LOL
  • MrsBeck25 - Moderator May 7 @ 9:40 PM EDT
    I honestly never had issues with parents in my classroom. They were very involved. My only issues with parents were at MS dances πŸ˜‚ #OklaEd
  • meghanloyd May 7 @ 9:40 PM EDT
    A7: just be honest. Well not to honest. #oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 May 7 @ 9:40 PM EDT
    It really shouldn't. #oklaed
    In reply to @TeachFromHere
  • KatieKinder1 May 7 @ 9:40 PM EDT
    A7: success-a P sending flowers & a letter about changing her son's life. Failure-getting screamed at. Take the good wthe bad #oklaed
  • mrjoshflores May 7 @ 9:40 PM EDT
    A7 Keep Emails Organized. Keeping that electronic paper trail saved my department from a hostile parent! #Oklaed
  • kriscoop80 May 7 @ 9:40 PM EDT
    A7. Build relationships with parents. I have actually became friends with some parents and they help me host a stuco convention. #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 May 7 @ 9:40 PM EDT
    A7) Listen to parents and allow them to be frustrated/angry to a point. Most just need someone to listen and give them hope/help. #oklaed
  • kennethdward May 7 @ 9:40 PM EDT
    A7 We must show parents we care about their kid, especially the at risk kids. We must listen to them & understand their perspective. #oklaed
  • JanalynTaylor May 7 @ 9:40 PM EDT
    #oklaed generic borders instead of seasonal. Students' work to decorate. Keep your room simple, good for kids too. Coupons are your friend.
  • Stv_Gilliland May 7 @ 9:40 PM EDT
    A6: I found additional income by doing things I liked to do anyway...met a lot of good people in the process. #oklaed
  • angmlittle May 7 @ 9:40 PM EDT
    A6) Physically help candidates so we can get the right people in office & make things better for #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc May 7 @ 9:41 PM EDT
    A7: My failure w/ parent: https://t.co/lfJwojQt7y #oklaed
  • aimeegarrett5 May 7 @ 9:41 PM EDT
    A2 - If you want to be a benefit to children, stay in OK. Kids need you! #oklaed
  • mrsaj4 May 7 @ 9:41 PM EDT
    A7: always try to keep it that you are working with them for their child's success, positive sandwhiches as often as possible #oklaed
  • coach57 May 7 @ 9:41 PM EDT
    Thanks 4 concerns about child hope to make understand I have to make decisions based of what if good for the whole not the one #oklaed
  • Biobellrocks May 7 @ 9:41 PM EDT
    A7: It's important that parents feel like they are part of the educational team. Working together approach works every time. #oklaed
  • richardcavett May 7 @ 9:41 PM EDT
    A7: Success: built a positive relationship with parents and they made sure their next 2 kids had me for history. #oklaed
  • andredaughty May 7 @ 9:41 PM EDT
    A7. 3 pos. interactions per S at the beginning of the yr so when the bad call happens, Ps won't think you're picking on their Ss. #oklaed
  • suzanwray May 7 @ 9:41 PM EDT
    A7 #oklaed success- I didn't let parents affect how I treat their child. Failure- I let parents & their views frustate me way too much.
  • meghanloyd May 7 @ 9:41 PM EDT
    A6: the only reason I do online dating is not for the marriage finding thing, but for the I'm a teacher and I want a nice meal. #oklaed
  • jackson5th6th May 7 @ 9:41 PM EDT
    A7: Success- Communicate good and bad with parents. Failure- Not communicating w/ all parents. I have 80 kids but must get better. #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett May 7 @ 9:41 PM EDT
  • MrsBeck25 - Moderator May 7 @ 9:41 PM EDT
    And this was not in the best community. Key is phone calls to parents in MS. It takes time, but Ps will be on your side #oklaed
    • MrsBeck25 - Moderator May 7 @ 9:40 PM EDT
      I honestly never had issues with parents in my classroom. They were very involved. My only issues with parents were at MS dances πŸ˜‚ #OklaEd
  • tbbrwn May 7 @ 9:41 PM EDT
    we document every parent contact...VERY helpful. #smrt #oklaed
    In reply to @mrjoshflores
  • collums_dawn May 7 @ 9:41 PM EDT
    A7) Don't assume they don't care, show them respect . #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc May 7 @ 9:41 PM EDT
    And she means more than forwarding stuff on FB / Twitter. Knock on doors. Make calls. Beginning w/ Primaries! #oklaed
  • room20awesome May 7 @ 9:42 PM EDT
    A7 Success...@ClassDojo allows me to share and communicate daily! #oklaed
  • lsmellott May 7 @ 9:42 PM EDT
    #oklaed A7: Building a connection is important. Invite P to help with a lesson, & make a class web page, youtube channel, & newsletter.
  • kennethdward May 7 @ 9:42 PM EDT
    A7 It's easy to blame & see questionable tactics. We must form the relationships that enable us to do our best w/the Students! #oklaed
  • mknight08 May 7 @ 9:42 PM EDT
    Michelle Knight, Instructional Coach, Mid-Del. #oklaed
  • OKNatalieJ May 7 @ 9:42 PM EDT
    A7 Success- Hearing happy tears on the line when #goodnewscalloftheday Fail- not reading communication styles when sharing bad news #oklaed
  • KatieKinder1 May 7 @ 9:42 PM EDT
    A7: invite Ps into the classroom. When they see Ts in action, it diffuses situations #oklaed
  • richardcavett May 7 @ 9:42 PM EDT
    A7: Failure: when I told a parent they were enabling their child's bad behavior. May have been correct, but not the best idea. #oklaed
  • KellyJo5KM May 7 @ 9:42 PM EDT
    A6 Evaluate needs vs wants. Live within your means. #oklaed
  • andredaughty May 7 @ 9:42 PM EDT
    A7. Never start out the year with suspending Ss. Give them time to acclimate to the school year. #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc May 7 @ 9:42 PM EDT
    A8: Lesson... plan? Is that a paperwork thing, or...? #oklaed
  • MrsHime May 7 @ 9:42 PM EDT
    A7: The best advice I can give on P communication is do it frequently, in many ways, share the positive so the negative isn't hard #oklaed
  • DrewC75 May 7 @ 9:42 PM EDT
    A7: A parent has yet to take a swing at me. #oklaed
  • sulphurmiddle May 7 @ 9:42 PM EDT
    A7. Failure in communicating with parents only comes when you wait till they are in trouble or failing. Make the positive call! #oklaed
  • grendelrick May 7 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    A7 #oklaed My successes and failures with parents have usually come down to communication. Do it proactively. Let them hear from you first.
  • andredaughty May 7 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    A7. Ps want what's best for their Ss so keep t in mind. Not what's best for you, but for that Ss. #oklaed
  • meghanloyd May 7 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    A8: find something that works for you. What works for me might not work for others. #oklaed
  • mcvay51 May 7 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    A7) Success: had a sense of humor but tried to be real. Failure: same... #oklaed
  • coach57 May 7 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    Listening to a parents concerns and understanding they are real is first step in building. P/T relationship #oklaed
  • jackson5th6th May 7 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    A8: Know/include your standards and create a template that works for your schedule/class/school. #oklaed
  • okjoan May 7 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    A7 - Have stacks of thank you notes/emails, & they are wonderful, but that 1 parent who felt I failed their kid is what I remember. #oklaed
  • mknight08 May 7 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    A7: remember parents want to hear from you before there is a problem. Make a few, quick positive calls each week. Goes a long wway! #oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 May 7 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    I'm still new enough I'm terrible at pacing and just go week by week. I make sure my planner is CUUUUUTE #oklaed
  • aimeegarrett5 May 7 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    A7- had a parent Facebook messenger me; I responded positively and quickly - not what she wanted to hear but glad I responded. #oklaed
  • room20awesome May 7 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    A7 I'm a failure at Thursday Folders (our districts weekly folder filled with notes) #oklaed
  • watersenglish May 7 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    A8 I use https://t.co/sWFGp7ktg2 for my lesson plans. It even has the #oklaed standards built in. I send a link to my A at beg. of year.
  • watersenglish May 7 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    A8 I use https://t.co/pTP081CRp6 for my lesson plans. It even has the #oklaed standards built in. I send a link to my A at beg. of year.
  • TurnerJoshuaD May 7 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    A8) I stick to the DASH format the best I can D - Date A - Activity S - Standard H - Homework, I also leave room for comments #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett May 7 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    Don't let the first time you hear from a parent be bc something is wrong. #oklaed
  • KatieKinder1 May 7 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    Mine are three parts. Warm up, content, close. A collaboration piece and always movement #oklaed
  • djthoreson May 7 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    A8: I have my annual plan, but usually change it up depending on S progress. Nice thing about autonomy in the classroom... #oklaed
  • KathySDunn May 7 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    #oklaed Go to your students' events! It doesn't cost a thing, and the dividends are immeasurable! Keep the scorebook for extra cash!
  • kennethdward May 7 @ 9:44 PM EDT
    Amazing the difference it makes when they hear from us first! #oklaed
    • grendelrick May 7 @ 9:43 PM EDT
      A7 #oklaed My successes and failures with parents have usually come down to communication. Do it proactively. Let them hear from you first.
  • BlueCerealEduc May 7 @ 9:44 PM EDT
    A7: Too many overstatements about caring involved parents. Sometimes you meet Tree and suddenly understand the problem w/ Apple. #oklaed
  • grendelrick May 7 @ 9:44 PM EDT
    A8 #oklaed Ask yourself what meeting the standard really looks like. Then cut out the busywork.
  • TeachFromHere May 7 @ 9:44 PM EDT
    There is no such thing as too much…well - maybe there is…but still - this can be challenging. #Oklaed
  • andredaughty May 7 @ 9:44 PM EDT
    A7. Read the room. Some Ps just need a person who will actually listen. Some need to hug, encouragement, sending thoughts/prayers. #oklaed
  • kennethdward May 7 @ 9:44 PM EDT
    And if the first time they hear from us it is nothing but positive, even better! #oklaed
    • grendelrick May 7 @ 9:43 PM EDT
      A7 #oklaed My successes and failures with parents have usually come down to communication. Do it proactively. Let them hear from you first.
  • drewprice11 May 7 @ 9:44 PM EDT
    A7: Positive phone calls home go a loooong way #oklaed
  • DrewC75 May 7 @ 9:44 PM EDT
    A7 cont: I will say, the nice letters have vastly outweighed the bad (and anonymous) #oklaed
    • KatieKinder1 May 7 @ 9:40 PM EDT
      A7: success-a P sending flowers & a letter about changing her son's life. Failure-getting screamed at. Take the good wthe bad #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc May 7 @ 9:44 PM EDT
    A7: Do that positive, pro-active stuff, but some parents are just crazy and aren't doing what's best for their kid. IT'S NOT YOU. #oklaed
  • kriscoop80 May 7 @ 9:45 PM EDT
    A8. Oh, College Lesson Plans....don't do that. Have a plan, but be ready to go in a different direction. Be broad, but have details. #oklaed
  • coach57 May 7 @ 9:45 PM EDT
    #CPSreds believe it easier to make a withdrawal if you have made some deposits #OklaEd
    • MrsHime May 7 @ 9:42 PM EDT
      A7: The best advice I can give on P communication is do it frequently, in many ways, share the positive so the negative isn't hard #oklaed
  • aimeegarrett5 May 7 @ 9:45 PM EDT
    A7 Failure - not calling on one zero; they were strict and hammered me. S stated he understood and he still had a B #oklaed
  • OKNatalieJ May 7 @ 9:45 PM EDT
    A8 Be intentional to plan. It isn't guaranteed that plan periods will go uninterrupted. I always planned before/after school #oklaed
  • andredaughty May 7 @ 9:45 PM EDT
    A7. Never EVER ASSUME you understand what the parent/student is going through. Everyone wears masks and wears them well. #oklaed
  • giveawayfolex May 7 @ 9:45 PM EDT
    A7. Read the room. Some Ps just need a person who will actually listen. Some need to hug, encouragement, sending thoughts/prayers. #oklaed
  • collums_dawn May 7 @ 9:45 PM EDT
    a8) still learning the best way , lesson plans are my weakness, usually Sunday late! #oklaed
  • richardcavett May 7 @ 9:45 PM EDT
    A8: Make is useful to you, for God's sake!!! Put your learning goal for the Ss, and the actual tasks they will be performing. #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett May 7 @ 9:45 PM EDT
    When it comes to lesson plans make it fun!!! Get them out of their seats! #Oklaed
  • JennWillTeach May 7 @ 9:45 PM EDT
    A4: #oklaed I thought being "colorblind" was a good thing. Work on your biases! You're teaching ALL Ss or get out of teaching.
  • suzanwray May 7 @ 9:45 PM EDT
    A8 #oklaed science- For short I use a familiar experience! Ask them to explain how it occurs. Then we do Gizmos, reading, and modeling.
  • kellianglley May 7 @ 9:45 PM EDT
    MAX Teaching Something to Motivate them. Something to Acquire the knowledge. Something to eXtend the learning. #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett May 7 @ 9:46 PM EDT
    Take them outside!!! #Oklaed
  • lsmellott May 7 @ 9:46 PM EDT
    #oklaed A8: I use Understanding by Design because I have 4-5 week unit lesson plans. I decide what my Ss need to do at the end & then plan.
  • ScienceBrandi May 7 @ 9:46 PM EDT
    A8) I love 5E lessons! #oklaed
  • djthoreson May 7 @ 9:46 PM EDT
    A7B: I love calling Ps just to tell them their kid got the highest grade on an assignment. They don't know how to respond but smile. #oklaed
  • mrjoshflores May 7 @ 9:46 PM EDT
    A8 I try to make sure to include time for talking, developing questions, and mini research. Then mix in some hip-hop flair. #OnFleek #Oklaed
  • jasonbengs May 7 @ 9:46 PM EDT
    A8 A-List standard, B-how will you know they understand the standard, then fill in the gaps from A-B #oklaed
  • mcvay51 May 7 @ 9:46 PM EDT
    A8) I'm old. Used Ben Bloom's taxonomy.6 preps every day. Ok, that's a lie.Sometimes it was fun to wing it and let the kids decide. #oklaed
  • andredaughty May 7 @ 9:46 PM EDT
    A7. When the P is pissed off, don't take it personally. Listen to understand not to respond. You'll find solutions in the vent. #oklaed
  • Stv_Gilliland May 7 @ 9:46 PM EDT
    A7: Communicating with parents leads to success, lack of communication sets u up to fail. It's all in the approach. #oklaed
  • mcappsparks May 7 @ 9:46 PM EDT
    A8 when I started, I had a weekly lesson plan...so that if I screwed up and misjudged timing, we could move ahead to the next topic #oklaed
  • DrewC75 May 7 @ 9:46 PM EDT
    A8: A good thing to do is go through the Teach Like A Pirate prompts. I don't do it enough. #oklaed
  • aimeegarrett5 May 7 @ 9:46 PM EDT
    A8 - unit plans based on careertech method. So much hands on and cross-curricular. #oklaed
  • room20awesome May 7 @ 9:46 PM EDT
    A8 if you have videos, songs, links you want to include in planning @SymbalooEDU is a great tool! #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett May 7 @ 9:46 PM EDT
  • kennethdward May 7 @ 9:47 PM EDT
    & even then we keep doing everything possible for the S.We cant change all P's. We can do everything possible to help the kid. #oklaed
    • BlueCerealEduc May 7 @ 9:44 PM EDT
      A7: Do that positive, pro-active stuff, but some parents are just crazy and aren't doing what's best for their kid. IT'S NOT YOU. #oklaed
  • drewprice11 May 7 @ 9:47 PM EDT
    a8: I always had READ - TALK - WRITE - components in my lessons - tried to limit the LISTEN parts #oklaed
  • sulphurmiddle May 7 @ 9:47 PM EDT
    Q8.State the intended objective, explain ten minutes, enjoy the collaborative student led lesson that ensues. Close with reflection #oklaed
  • 1ShirleneMT May 7 @ 9:47 PM EDT
    A8) I can actually imagine doing the 26 page lesson plan I created ever week. Lesson planning would be my 2nd job #oklaed
  • okjoan May 7 @ 9:47 PM EDT
    A8 - I use plan book online. I include standards, all activities, link videos, practice pages, etc.. I share it with my parents too. #oklaed
  • andredaughty May 7 @ 9:47 PM EDT
    A7. Have bottled water/snacks available during P/T conference. Some parents are driving in during their lunch break. #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc May 7 @ 9:47 PM EDT
    A9: I like strong visuals #oklaed
  • edu_sanders70 May 7 @ 9:47 PM EDT
    A5: Being firm but fair. S's can understand that and will respond. In all honesty, they really appreciate the consistent structure. #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 May 7 @ 9:48 PM EDT
    A8) I used backward planning, scaffolding each skill, looking at ELL and SpEd Ss needs, and finding resources to spark interest #oklaed
  • room20awesome May 7 @ 9:48 PM EDT
    A8 Choose a format that works for you! Digital lesson plans are helpful...because they don't get misplaced! #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere May 7 @ 9:48 PM EDT
    After year two: 1.1 examples 1-3, 5. Assignment 1-32 mults of 3. #Oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc May 7 @ 9:48 PM EDT
    Exactly. Sometimes catering to the parent isn't what's best for the kid! And don't take out issues w/ P on S! #oklaed
    In reply to @kennethdward
  • meghanloyd May 7 @ 9:48 PM EDT
    A9: Know your students. The end. #oklaed
  • mcappsparks May 7 @ 9:48 PM EDT
    A9 I'm a big fan of team building....if the kids feel like a team, they'll take care of each other. #oklaed
  • 1ShirleneMT May 7 @ 9:48 PM EDT
    Can't this should say can't #oklaed
    • 1ShirleneMT May 7 @ 9:47 PM EDT
      A8) I can actually imagine doing the 26 page lesson plan I created ever week. Lesson planning would be my 2nd job #oklaed
  • tbbrwn May 7 @ 9:48 PM EDT
    a9: we blog every day about something...technology, science, etc. the life-lesson blogs open Ss' eyes to others' ideas, etc. #oklaed
    In reply to @KimberBlodgett
  • jcbjr May 7 @ 9:48 PM EDT
    To all @preserviceteach : Get the Storify summary from @watersenglish and podcast from @TeachFromHere for your review & planning! #oklaed
  • Biobellrocks May 7 @ 9:48 PM EDT
    A8: Know your standards. I use a calendar to pace out the month and to make sure there is variety and lots and lots of labs #oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 May 7 @ 9:48 PM EDT
    We are a FAMILY and we take care of each other. Where there is kindness, there's goodness, goodness there's magic #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere May 7 @ 9:48 PM EDT
    A thousand time this. #oklaed
    • andredaughty May 7 @ 9:45 PM EDT
      A7. Never EVER ASSUME you understand what the parent/student is going through. Everyone wears masks and wears them well. #oklaed
  • mstuckey7 May 7 @ 9:48 PM EDT
    A-7 Try and make contact first and in a positive way and get the communication going before a problem occurs. #oklaed
  • watersenglish May 7 @ 9:48 PM EDT
    A9 I have them write every day for the first five minutes, then share their writing with a table partner, then some with the class. #oklaed
  • andredaughty May 7 @ 9:49 PM EDT
    A7. Give parents several benefits of the doubt. Some just don't know how to parent & some think they're the best ever. #grace #oklaed
  • MrsSearcy112 May 7 @ 9:49 PM EDT
    A8. Agreed! I tell my PSTs this is a "non-real world" artifact, but the depth gets them to learn how to reflect on ALL areas needed #OKLAED
  • coach57 May 7 @ 9:49 PM EDT
    I do not believe you can overplan for a lesson but you can be overly rigid in delivery of a well planned lesson #oklaed
  • mcappsparks May 7 @ 9:49 PM EDT
    A9 Facing History and Ourselves has great lessons about empathy #oklaed
  • MrsHime May 7 @ 9:49 PM EDT
    Q8: State your objective with the standard it supports #oklaed
  • kriscoop80 May 7 @ 9:49 PM EDT
    A9: Talk to them! Ask about their weekends, their games, and their lives. #oklaed
  • aimeegarrett5 May 7 @ 9:49 PM EDT
    A9 - I pretty much teach history when teaching ELA; teach the emotion for the writing. S become so involved. Make things real #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc May 7 @ 9:49 PM EDT
    Oh! This might be my favorite pedagogical moment of the week! #oklaed
    • coach57 May 7 @ 9:49 PM EDT
      I do not believe you can overplan for a lesson but you can be overly rigid in delivery of a well planned lesson #oklaed
  • grendelrick May 7 @ 9:49 PM EDT
    A9 Letting students bring works of lit that mean something to them (usually a song) helped the whole class understand them better. #oklaed
  • MarkJWestpfahl May 7 @ 9:49 PM EDT
    A9 #oklaed Simply taking time 2 ask students something about their family/day/weekend helps. Can be in the halls, @ lunch, b4 class starts.
  • djthoreson May 7 @ 9:49 PM EDT
    A9: When we discuss argument skills, we talk about ethical concerns and how to think of others' POV. #oklaed
  • MrsBeck25 - Moderator May 7 @ 9:49 PM EDT
    A8 Have to disagree. I've seen lots of valuable lessons coming from @oueducation @DrTerriC that is VERY applicable to the classroom #OklaEd
  • collums_dawn May 7 @ 9:50 PM EDT
    A9) I share times when it is hard for me to show empathy, show that it even if hard its important. #oklaed
  • suzanwray May 7 @ 9:50 PM EDT
    A9 #oklaed I use Ted Talks for my 7-8th graders. They pull them in emotionally. They know I'm a #tedtalk junky! Most of them are now too.
  • okjoan May 7 @ 9:50 PM EDT
    A9 - I've had Ss write caring notes to every student in class & all the notes r put in an envelope to open later. I preview notes. #oklaed
  • RTBCoaching May 7 @ 9:50 PM EDT
    A6: Tutoring has helped me out. Summer employment as a camp counselor or youth program leader can be fun opportunities! #oklaed
  • Stv_Gilliland May 7 @ 9:50 PM EDT
    A9: Model expected behavior, u can't expect a kid to control their emotions, if you can't control your own. The kids are watching.#oklaed
  • andredaughty May 7 @ 9:50 PM EDT
    7. If they (Ps or Ss) ever call you a b*tch, DO NOT CRY IN FRONT OF THEM. #holditin #gotothelounge #oklaed
  • JennWillTeach May 7 @ 9:50 PM EDT
    A5: #oklaed again, don't take everything personally--even if a kid is cussing you out. Sometimes they have bad days & need an outlet.
  • angmlittle May 7 @ 9:50 PM EDT
    A7) many parents would like to be told how to work with their kids at home on certain things. We want to help but aren't sure how. #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 May 7 @ 9:50 PM EDT
    A9) I find issues that interest Ss then facilitate learning experiences to help them find solutions or raise more questions. #oklaed
  • MrsSearcy112 May 7 @ 9:50 PM EDT
    A9. Literacy Narratives. Having PSTs write about being readers/writers forces the empathy & passion on how adolescents make meaning #OKLAED
  • JennWillTeach May 7 @ 9:51 PM EDT
    A5: #oklaed a stare can work so much better than a shout. Calmness also works wonders in the face of extreme emotions.
  • room20awesome May 7 @ 9:51 PM EDT
    A9 Buikd Relationships, Listen, discuss...don't ignore issues...they won't go away! #oklaed
  • richardcavett May 7 @ 9:51 PM EDT
    A9: My Ss research local charities: mission statement, who served, funding, etc. Do a 1 page summary, then create their own charity #oklaed
  • Biobellrocks May 7 @ 9:51 PM EDT
    A9: Find connections. share stories. Let Ss know that you are a real person build relationships. They really do matter #oklaed
  • OKNatalieJ May 7 @ 9:51 PM EDT
    A9 Hitting the pause button to help Ss work through things. It may not be in the plan for the day, but Ss need Ts willing to help #oklaed
  • DrewC75 May 7 @ 9:51 PM EDT
    A9: Understanding and appreciating history requires empathy. I can only hope something I do works. #oklaed
  • andredaughty May 7 @ 9:51 PM EDT
    7. When Ps bring you food that looks less than inviting to eat, DO NOT THROW IT AWAY AT SCHOOL. Trash it at home. #oklaed
  • sulphurmiddle May 7 @ 9:51 PM EDT
    A9. Listen to them and for goodness sakes, never turn down a hug. #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere May 7 @ 9:51 PM EDT
    Then when I flipped - lesson plans looked like this: what are the kids going to do today. Way more than I planned on … #Oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 May 7 @ 9:51 PM EDT
    I'm going to attempt morning meetings next year #Pinterest #oklaed
    • kriscoop80 May 7 @ 9:49 PM EDT
      A9: Talk to them! Ask about their weekends, their games, and their lives. #oklaed
  • coach57 May 7 @ 9:51 PM EDT
    Instructional time is to valuable not to plan for each and every minute #oklaed
  • djthoreson May 7 @ 9:52 PM EDT
    A9b: I also have Ss write thank you letters to Ts from previous years. #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett May 7 @ 9:52 PM EDT
    Q10: #oklaed
  • mrjoshflores May 7 @ 9:52 PM EDT
    A9 I enjoyed asking students to use their parents/guardians as a resource for projects. It's hard for HSers to have empathy for them #Oklaed
  • 1ShirleneMT May 7 @ 9:52 PM EDT
    @KimberBlodgett killing it with these questions tonight #oklaed
  • burgessdave May 7 @ 9:52 PM EDT
    Thanks, KK!! #OklaEd #tlap
    • KatieKinder1 May 7 @ 9:50 PM EDT
      Obsessed with #tlap @burgessdave is a master educator and a ninja-like hero. πŸ˜ŽπŸ•΄πŸ½
      In reply to @DrewC75, @burgessdave
  • lsmellott May 7 @ 9:52 PM EDT
    #oklaed A9: Use literature and current events to help build empathy. Then, have the Ss create their own projects that emphasize it.
  • kendremilburn May 7 @ 9:53 PM EDT
    A9: We use restorative practices at my school along w/ PBIS. It is having the Ss understand how they're actions affect others. #oklaed
  • watersenglish May 7 @ 9:53 PM EDT
    A10 I wish my first A had given me permission to build relationships. Kids must connect with someone they like to learn. #oklaed
  • djthoreson May 7 @ 9:53 PM EDT
    A10: My first year I got to go to PD just because I asked - before major budget cuts. Socratic Seminars - still use them! #oklaed
  • kennethdward May 7 @ 9:53 PM EDT
    A9 get to know your S's. Solid relationships facilitate social emotional learning opportunities. Pay attention & listen #oklaed
  • Elizarocks1 May 7 @ 9:53 PM EDT
    Love this!! #OKLAED
  • KatieKinder1 May 7 @ 9:53 PM EDT
    A9- staging my room helps A TON. When we said goodbye to Anne frank, I blacked out my windows, played music, & we cried #staging #oklaed
  • room20awesome May 7 @ 9:53 PM EDT
    This...#oklaed
  • andredaughty May 7 @ 9:53 PM EDT
    A7. Sometimes you'll need to eat it in front of them. It's disrespectful to get their hard working food & not try it. #buildtrust #oklaed
  • meghanloyd May 7 @ 9:53 PM EDT
    A10: they were understanding. #oklaed
  • MrsBeck25 - Moderator May 7 @ 9:53 PM EDT
    A7: Perfect example: @Elyza0222 & @1ShirleneMT are regularly involved in #oklaed thanks to @oueducation teacher prep and @DrTerriC #oklaed
  • kriscoop80 May 7 @ 9:54 PM EDT
    A10: Admin paired me with a veteran teacher who I could go to and ask for help. She was amazing and always checked on me. #oklaed
  • mcappsparks May 7 @ 9:54 PM EDT
    A10 my evaluating principal was super supportive--lots of great feedback, informal chats, and always had time to listen to me #oklaed
  • sulphurmiddle May 7 @ 9:54 PM EDT
    Q10. Plenty of opportunity to observe veteran teachers would have helped me tremendously my first year. #oklaed
  • JennWillTeach May 7 @ 9:54 PM EDT
    A5: #oklaed Classroom manage--don't classroom control.
  • TeachFromHere May 7 @ 9:54 PM EDT
    I asked kids what was going on. Then I listened. Its that easy. #oklaed
  • MrsSearcy112 May 7 @ 9:54 PM EDT
    A9b. I also have PSTs research and discuss social justice. This helps them understand how all students can learn & build community. #OKLAED
  • mcvay51 May 7 @ 9:54 PM EDT
    A9) I always told Ss as much as I could about me and my life. They need to know your story or they will make it up on their own. Lol #oklaed
  • edu_sanders70 May 7 @ 9:54 PM EDT
    Modeling goes way past a curriculum map! Kidsnneed to see models behavior. πŸ‘πŸΎ#OKLAED
    • Stv_Gilliland May 7 @ 9:50 PM EDT
      A9: Model expected behavior, u can't expect a kid to control their emotions, if you can't control your own. The kids are watching.#oklaed
  • suzanwray May 7 @ 9:54 PM EDT
    A10 #oklaed Be in my classroom often if only for a few minutes a week & tell me what they liked. My admin now does this! I love it.
  • MrsHime May 7 @ 9:54 PM EDT
    A10: Wish: more support, checks ins rather than only observation time #oklaed
  • andredaughty May 7 @ 9:54 PM EDT
    A7. Learn when to provide "wins" and L's for your troubled Ss. That kid who's always in trouble could sure use a victory some days. #oklaed
  • PrincipalNyberg May 7 @ 9:54 PM EDT
    a6. sometimes I think the Ss could do a better job of evaluating Ts than I do. I mean, they are with them every day! #oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 May 7 @ 9:54 PM EDT
    Very much a keep on keeping on vibe, and reminded me not to be so hard on myself #oklaed
  • KatieKinder1 May 7 @ 9:54 PM EDT
    Credit where credit is due DLB! #highfiveemoji #oklaed
  • richardcavett May 7 @ 9:54 PM EDT
    A10: Good admins don't want to interfere too much, but in your first year you need all the help you can get. #oklaed
  • coach57 May 7 @ 9:55 PM EDT
    I think as admin sometimes we assume a T no matter what year knows more then he/she actually does #oklaed
  • andredaughty May 7 @ 9:55 PM EDT
    A7. A soft answer disrupts wrath. Be kind. #oklaed
  • Biobellrocks May 7 @ 9:55 PM EDT
    A10: We have AMAZING administrators that gave/give constructive criticism and positive feedback. They are supportive and outstanding #oklaed
  • giveawayfolex May 7 @ 9:55 PM EDT
    A7. Learn when to provide "wins" and L's for your troubled Ss. That kid who's always in trouble could sure use a victory some days. #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc May 7 @ 9:55 PM EDT
    Newbies: Nothing said tonight will always work or always be the right thing to do. Trust yourselves. Do your best. That's enough. #oklaed
  • kellianglley May 7 @ 9:55 PM EDT
    She let me fail but was right there to support/help me, not chastise me. We learn by doing. #oklaed
  • grendelrick May 7 @ 9:55 PM EDT
    A10 #oklaed Mine was very encouraging and even had me serving on districtwide committees and presenting at converences.
  • kennethdward May 7 @ 9:55 PM EDT
    A10 he was honest in telling me that I & no one else was destroying my classes with power struggles. Learned early thankfully! #oklaed
  • rob_reck May 7 @ 9:55 PM EDT
    #oklaed A9 I taught instrumental music, but a book, "Choral Charisma" was awesome. Learned to build an emotionally safe rehearsal.
  • jcbjr May 7 @ 9:55 PM EDT
    #OklaEd A8: Unless required, don't do them. Lay out year & standards; and extend what works and revise what doesn't - good ??? 4 S control.
  • KathySDunn May 7 @ 9:55 PM EDT
    A10: Mr. Epperly gave me a room of tables instead of desks. It was so much easier to build a classroom community and discussions. #oklaed
  • tbbrwn May 7 @ 9:55 PM EDT
    yes. this. sometimes i ask Ss to stay behind and chat. giving an ear/ opportunity to share/not share REALLY builds relationships #oklaed
    In reply to @TeachFromHere
  • KellyJo5KM May 7 @ 9:55 PM EDT
    A9 Oreo generation- kids/me/older family- I talk openly w/Ss about family strains. My Ss open up too. We empathize in our realities. #oklaed
  • jasonbengs May 7 @ 9:56 PM EDT
    A10 I wish I had been told yr1 is about survival, it may take a few years to "feel" successful at teaching/classroom management #oklaed
  • okjoan May 7 @ 9:56 PM EDT
    A10 - Anything at all would have been nice! I changed schools & felt that was really my first year. Better support! #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 May 7 @ 9:56 PM EDT
    A10) My first year my administrator made sure that my classes were relatively small and he met with me weekly to offer support. #oklaed
  • watersenglish May 7 @ 9:56 PM EDT
    I use my own stories to help Ss connect my content to life. Running=great writing metaphors... #oklaed
    In reply to @mcvay51
  • richardcavett May 7 @ 9:56 PM EDT
    Amen to this! #oklaed
    • andredaughty May 7 @ 9:54 PM EDT
      A7. Learn when to provide "wins" and L's for your troubled Ss. That kid who's always in trouble could sure use a victory some days. #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc May 7 @ 9:56 PM EDT
    Newbies: Ts are notorious for marinating in guilt and inadequacy. Don't be a slug, but YOU ARE NOT A MOVIE WAITING TO BE MADE. #oklaed
  • DrewC75 May 7 @ 9:56 PM EDT
    A10: My admin at Adair has only ever been helpful. They let you do you in class and encourage creativity. #oklaed
  • collums_dawn May 7 @ 9:56 PM EDT
    What he said!!! #oklaed
    • BlueCerealEduc May 7 @ 9:55 PM EDT
      Newbies: Nothing said tonight will always work or always be the right thing to do. Trust yourselves. Do your best. That's enough. #oklaed
  • OKNatalieJ May 7 @ 9:56 PM EDT
    A10 I felt like she trusted and had faith in me more than I trusted myself. She continued to build me up and offer support. #oklaed
  • TurnerJoshuaD May 7 @ 9:56 PM EDT
    A9) building relationships, embracing teachable moments, learn to adapt with what is going on. #oklaed
  • kendremilburn May 7 @ 9:56 PM EDT
    *their whoops..too much multitasking lol #oklaed
  • KatieKinder1 May 7 @ 9:56 PM EDT
    And go watch other Ts. This practice is necessary for us all, not just new Ts. Watch as many Ts as possible this is not taboo #oklaed
  • mcvay51 May 7 @ 9:56 PM EDT
    A10) I think it would've helped if he would've stayed awake during my formative eval. Wasn't great for my ego or confidence. Yikes! #oklaed
  • Stv_Gilliland May 7 @ 9:56 PM EDT
  • djthoreson May 7 @ 9:57 PM EDT
    A10B: I wish I'd had a more effective mentor - and had known what to ask! I didn't even know what help I needed. #oklaed
  • watersenglish May 7 @ 9:57 PM EDT
    A11 I make a point to seek & help new Ts as often as possible. Share #oklaed, any resources I have. Make sure they're OK frequently.
  • BlueCerealEduc May 7 @ 9:57 PM EDT
    Newbies: Go teach your little asses off, figure out what works and what doesn't, and love as best you can every day. THAT'S SUCCESS. #oklaed
  • ProfeSteiner May 7 @ 9:57 PM EDT
    A10) My admin was very good at pointing out the positives. It made me want to keep trying to always do better. #oklaed #cpsreds
  • TurnerJoshuaD May 7 @ 9:57 PM EDT
    A10) I wish I would have been paired up with a mentor. #oklaed
  • richardcavett May 7 @ 9:57 PM EDT
    I had to learn the same lesson. It hurt, but it was the best thing I ever learned. #oklaed
    In reply to @kennethdward
  • JennWillTeach May 7 @ 9:57 PM EDT
    A6: #oklaed make sure you budget for supplies & snacks & feminine hygiene & books for your classroom so you aren't caught without.
  • Elizarocks1 May 7 @ 9:57 PM EDT
    Agreed! I'm always looking for teachers to let me observe them to help me learn! #oklaed
    • sulphurmiddle May 7 @ 9:54 PM EDT
      Q10. Plenty of opportunity to observe veteran teachers would have helped me tremendously my first year. #oklaed
  • mcappsparks May 7 @ 9:57 PM EDT
    A11 talk to them....about anything! Be the friendly face that they need, no matter if they're in your department/grade or not. #oklaed
  • mrjoshflores May 7 @ 9:57 PM EDT
    A10 Dr. Lynne Chesley never said no. Always supported by asking questions so I knew how to best support students' ideas. #Oklaed
  • DrewC75 May 7 @ 9:57 PM EDT
    Kids don't learn from people they don't like, new teachers. It starts with relationships. Think of your favorite teachers. #oklaed
  • andredaughty May 7 @ 9:57 PM EDT
    A7. Never EVER DO A Ss hair without the Ps permission. You will see the wrath of HULK UNLEASHED! #realtalk #realspit #oklaed
  • aimeegarrett5 May 7 @ 9:57 PM EDT
    A10 - my admin helped me get involved with review committees and such; he valued my 'want to' #oklaed
  • TeachFromHere May 7 @ 9:58 PM EDT
    A10) didn’t have the best mentor…but I had support and was surrounded by wisdom. #oklaed
  • andredaughty May 7 @ 9:58 PM EDT
    Dang #oklaed, I'm still on #7. Lemme catch up... Lol
  • mrjoshflores May 7 @ 9:58 PM EDT
    What? Really? WHAT? #Oklaed
  • kellianglley May 7 @ 9:58 PM EDT
    Observing and being in other classrooms was the BEST part of being an instructional coach. I learned so much. #oklaed
    In reply to @KatieKinder1
  • KimberBlodgett May 7 @ 9:58 PM EDT
    last question... Q12: #oklaed
  • kennethdward May 7 @ 9:58 PM EDT
    And be proactive with your own learning and development! Don't wait on someone to do it for you! #oklaed
    • BlueCerealEduc May 7 @ 9:57 PM EDT
      Newbies: Go teach your little asses off, figure out what works and what doesn't, and love as best you can every day. THAT'S SUCCESS. #oklaed
  • MrsSearcy112 May 7 @ 9:58 PM EDT
    A10. My principal (@migsworld) had weekly AM meeting w 1yr cohort; put stickers on lesson plans; invited me to leadership events 😁 #OKLAED
  • TurnerJoshuaD May 7 @ 9:58 PM EDT
    A11: trying to build relationships so that they can ask for help when needed, but I'm still fairly new myself. #oklaed
  • edu_sanders70 May 7 @ 9:59 PM EDT
    A11: new techer cohort! Periodically meeting, and surveying how I can help new teachers In a non punitive way. #lunch&clearn #oklaed
  • meghanloyd May 7 @ 9:59 PM EDT
    Alright I'm in charge next week!!!#oklaed
  • mrjoshflores May 7 @ 9:59 PM EDT
    A11 Don't wait for a mentor. Start asking questions! Ask everyone the same questions! Get multiple perspectives. #Oklaed
  • sulphurmiddle May 7 @ 9:59 PM EDT
    Excellent questions. A pre services will benefit greatly from this. #oklaed
  • JennWillTeach May 7 @ 9:59 PM EDT
    A7: #oklaed generally, parents are fine w/ me once they realize I'm tough for a reason & truly do want the best for Ss.
  • mcappsparks May 7 @ 9:59 PM EDT
    A11 also, give newbies a heads-up about any planned changes to the school schedule a couple of weeks ahead--makes life much easier! #oklaed