#HackLearning Archive

#HackLearning is a weekly live chat. Sundays at 8:30 AM ET. We solve big problems with simple ideas. hacklearning.org.

Sunday January 13, 2019
8:30 AM EST

  • hackmylearning - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:30 AM EST
    Welcome to another #HackLearning chat. Our "hacky" topic this morning is taking learning risks. Let's start with introductions.
  • SylviaEllison Jan 13 @ 8:30 AM EST
    Good morning! Sylvia, Writing Coach / Reading Teacher @BrandonHSEagles and moderator of the #HackLearning slow chat ... working with tchrs to move our talk to the walk each day! Hope you will all join us each week!
  • MatthewXJoseph Jan 13 @ 8:31 AM EST
    Matt J from greater Boston - Director of Digital Learning and Innovation. #hacklearning
  • hackmylearning - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:31 AM EST
    I represent the #hacklearning team and https://t.co/H2NtLvVTSb. Our very own @times10 author Connie Hamilton @conniehamilton and I are your moderators today.
  • markbarnes19 - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:31 AM EST
    Ready to #HackLearning with the awe-inspiring @conniehamilton.
  • CoachJonCraig Jan 13 @ 8:31 AM EST
    GM from a snow-covered Bucks County PA #HackLearning
  • carlameyrink Jan 13 @ 8:31 AM EST
    Good morning #hacklearning. Carla, secondary principal at The Community for Learning, Santo Domingo, Dom Rep
  • spoonfuloflit Jan 13 @ 8:31 AM EST
    Morning, my name is Yanisha from Baltimore, MD. I am a 3rd grade Reading teacher. 😎#hacklearning
  • PrincipalFrench Jan 13 @ 8:31 AM EST
    Good morning, #HackLearning, Mark here, elementary principal in Hopkins, MN.
  • hackmylearning - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:32 AM EST
    Our fast-paced chat will be 3 questions in 25 minutes. Use A1 to respond to Q1 & remember to include hashtag #HackLearning in all tweets.
  • 3_DLeadership Jan 13 @ 8:32 AM EST
    tyler here in upstate New York with a shortened time frame as I work to get my kids to Hebrew School this minting! Excited to be a part of #HackLearning
    In reply to @hackmylearning
  • mjjohnson1216 Jan 13 @ 8:32 AM EST
    Meredith joining #HackLearning ready to jump into learning from @conniehamilton and all of the amazing educators who are here this morning.
  • conniehamilton - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:32 AM EST
    Welcome to #HackLearning this morning. I'm Connie Hamilton, author of Hacking Questions (coming soon) and co-author of Hacking Homework. #HackingQs
  • JtuckerJames Jan 13 @ 8:32 AM EST
    #hacklearning here’s an idea, focus on #whatworks not what #googlewants. Kids first please! #nuance
  • conniehamilton - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:32 AM EST
    Hi Meredith! #HackLearning
    In reply to @mjjohnson1216
  • KristenDolen Jan 13 @ 8:33 AM EST
    YAY! Inquiry is a topic I hear so many struggle with. Love it! #HackLearning
  • markbarnes19 - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:33 AM EST
    Welcome Yanisha. Thanks for joining #HackLearning chat this #sundaymorning. Appreciate your insights.
    In reply to @spoonfuloflit
  • mjjohnson1216 Jan 13 @ 8:33 AM EST
    Good Morning, Connie! #HackLearning
    In reply to @conniehamilton
  • MrU_ishere Jan 13 @ 8:33 AM EST
    Good morning, #hacklearning! Karl, 3rd-6th ELA specialist from the snowy Jersey shore. Following my dreams this AM. How are y'all doin'?
  • conniehamilton - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:33 AM EST
    Can't wait to get it out there, Kristen! #HackLearning
    In reply to @KristenDolen
  • hackmylearning - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:34 AM EST
    Q1 will start our #HackLearning chat in one minute.
  • mexusmx Jan 13 @ 8:34 AM EST
    John from Mexico City. No better way to start a Sunday than with the inspring folks of #hacklearning
  • brianrozinsky Jan 13 @ 8:34 AM EST
    Morning, #hacklearning. I'm Brian. I teach middle-school students English in Colorado where I'm easing back into tweeting after a holiday hiatus.
  • KristenDolen Jan 13 @ 8:34 AM EST
    Good morning! Kristen Dolen, middle school AP here from KS. Hope everyone has had a great weekend so far. #HackLearning
  • CyndiWms5 Jan 13 @ 8:34 AM EST
    Good morning #HackLearning team! Joining from a snowy, icy VA!
  • markbarnes19 - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:34 AM EST
    Hey Carla. Hop all is well in the Dom Rep. #HackLearning
    In reply to @carlameyrink
  • conniehamilton - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:34 AM EST
    So glad you're here, Tyler. #HackLearning
    In reply to @3_DLeadership, @hackmylearning
  • mjjohnson1216 Jan 13 @ 8:34 AM EST
    Super excited for this new book of yours!! Improving questioning is a wonderful goal for every educator. #HackLearning
  • Mrs_LaFave Jan 13 @ 8:34 AM EST
    Good morning! Nicole here. HS ELA teacher in SC. Excited for this morning's chat #hacklearning
  • DrJacieMaslyk Jan 13 @ 8:34 AM EST
    Morning #hacklearning friends! waking up to a little snow in Pittsburgh.
  • conniehamilton - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:35 AM EST
    Q1: What are some learning risks we wish students would take more often? #HackLearning #HackingQs
  • conniehamilton - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:35 AM EST
    Waiting for winter to reach Michigan. Glad you're getting some of it, Cyndi. #HackLearning
    In reply to @CyndiWms5
  • Ms_A_Yeh Jan 13 @ 8:35 AM EST
    Good morning #hacklearning! Aubrey, director of fine & performing arts in CO.
  • DrJacieMaslyk Jan 13 @ 8:35 AM EST
    Sounds great Connie—can’t wait to read it! #HackLearning
  • hackmylearning - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:35 AM EST
    Q1 again - in case you missed it. #HackLearning
  • mexusmx Jan 13 @ 8:35 AM EST
    Way to go, Karl! There may be a few others who share your dreams... #HackLearning
    In reply to @MrU_ishere
  • LoriWegman Jan 13 @ 8:35 AM EST
    Snowpocalypse has hit SW Ohio! Doing a little PD in my PJ’s this morning! #edchat #edtech #education #MicrosoftEdu #HackLearning #istecert #teaching #growthmindset
  • timlriley Jan 13 @ 8:35 AM EST
    Good morning everyone. Tim in Nebraska #HackLearning
  • MarciaMentor Jan 13 @ 8:35 AM EST
    Good morning #hacklearning! I’m Marcia from Atwater CA. #tosa New Teacher Induction Mentor. Met & learned from @joboaler yesterday so I’m still on a high!💥👀👉🏼
    In reply to @hackmylearning, @joboaler
  • teacherknikki Jan 13 @ 8:36 AM EST
    Hello, everyone. Knikki here, ready to learn with you fine people. #hacklearning
  • mjjohnson1216 Jan 13 @ 8:36 AM EST
    A1. The risk of using their voice to share their thinking. #HackLearning
  • hackmylearning - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:36 AM EST
    Welcome to #HackLearning, Knikki.
    In reply to @teacherknikki
  • SylviaEllison Jan 13 @ 8:36 AM EST
    A1 sharing their thoughts when reading & answering questions ... often they fear ridicule so they stay silent #HackLearning
  • kmurfitt1 Jan 13 @ 8:36 AM EST
    Good morning friends! #HackLearning
  • CoachJonCraig Jan 13 @ 8:36 AM EST
    A1: So many cool things are being done with Choice Boards inthe classroom, but so many Ss take the safer, more familiar options. We need to support more creativity. #HackLearning
  • MatthewXJoseph Jan 13 @ 8:37 AM EST
    A1: One risk I would like to see is to question a point more. Ask to have something clarified or add own opinion to deepen the discussion. #hacklearning
  • Dr_LMR Jan 13 @ 8:37 AM EST
    Good morning #HackLearning friends! Lena Marie, HS AP from MA joining.
  • MrU_ishere Jan 13 @ 8:37 AM EST
    Wish they'd risk NOT being the first one done. Wish they'd risk writing with their hearts rather than their heads - with a passion to craft, not a desire to complete. OTOH, I have HOPE that I can turn their heads and hearts before year's end. :) #hacklearning
  • CyndiWms5 Jan 13 @ 8:37 AM EST
    A1: The risk to ask questions...and to speak up & share their thinking #HackLearning
  • conniehamilton - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:37 AM EST
    This is so true! Fear of "looking stupid" is definitely one reason students shy away from taking learning risks. #HackLearning #HackingQs
    In reply to @SylviaEllison
  • DrJacieMaslyk Jan 13 @ 8:37 AM EST
    A1) I wish students (and teachers) wouldn’t worry so much about the unknown outcome of a learning experience and just dig in to the learning process itself. #HackLearning
  • markbarnes19 - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:37 AM EST
    I'd like for students to risk reading outside of their comfort zones. Delve into new genres and tackle challenging texts. #HackLearning
    In reply to @conniehamilton
  • Mrs_LaFave Jan 13 @ 8:37 AM EST
    A1 ➡️ The willingness to be wrong and to learn from one's mistake instead of the insistence of getting it right the first time. The strive for absolute perfection shouldn't be something that stresses out a 14 year old. #hacklearning
  • mjjohnson1216 Jan 13 @ 8:37 AM EST
    A1. The risk of seeking collaboration with others when it seems too daunting. #HackLearning
  • 3_DLeadership Jan 13 @ 8:37 AM EST
    A1: which students? They aren’t all the same. I wish some students would risk listening to the experiences of other students without dismissing or dehumanizing them #HackLearning
  • KristenDolen Jan 13 @ 8:37 AM EST
    A1: I wish students would be more confident in being themselves more when it comes to showing what they’ve learned... letting their personality shine through their learning with their own little twist. #HackLearning
  • CoachJonCraig Jan 13 @ 8:37 AM EST
    Interesting point #HackLearning
    In reply to @MrU_ishere
  • DennisDill Jan 13 @ 8:37 AM EST
    Everyone posting Winter picks ... me in Florida ... windows open enjoying the awesome weather. #hacklearning
  • PrincipalFrench Jan 13 @ 8:37 AM EST
    A1) I'm wondering if we provide enough opportunities to allow students to take learning risks. #HackLearning
  • markbarnes19 - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:37 AM EST
    Hey Kimm. Hope your new year is off to a wonderful start. Thanks for helping us #HackLearning
    In reply to @kmurfitt1
  • mrshowell24 Jan 13 @ 8:38 AM EST
    A1-Being more creative and using the 4C's! I would love to see students really jump into this area because they can create amazing projects! #HackLearning
  • timlriley Jan 13 @ 8:38 AM EST
    Good morning #hacklearning
    In reply to @kmurfitt1
  • mexusmx Jan 13 @ 8:38 AM EST
    A1: take the risk of asking questions when we haven't been clear about our expectations. #hacklearning
  • conniehamilton - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:38 AM EST
    Karl - What might be some intentional ways to turn their heads and hearts? #HackLearning #HackingQs
    In reply to @MrU_ishere
  • Dr_LMR Jan 13 @ 8:38 AM EST
    Excited for another book! Looking forward to reading! #HackLearning
  • Ms_A_Yeh Jan 13 @ 8:38 AM EST
    A1: The risk to disagree (politely) with others, whether it's with people or the text. Too often, it's easier to agree. #hacklearning
  • markbarnes19 - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:38 AM EST
    Yes, this. #QuietKidsCount #HackLearning
  • DrJacieMaslyk Jan 13 @ 8:38 AM EST
    Take a chance. #hacklearning
  • SylviaEllison Jan 13 @ 8:38 AM EST
    My favorite question to a safe, simple answer is “why?” 🥰 #HackLearning
    • MatthewXJoseph Jan 13 @ 8:37 AM EST
      A1: One risk I would like to see is to question a point more. Ask to have something clarified or add own opinion to deepen the discussion. #hacklearning
  • kmurfitt1 Jan 13 @ 8:38 AM EST
    A1: I wish more students would take a risk to try the things that push themselves out of their comfort zones. #HackLearning
  • MarciaMentor Jan 13 @ 8:38 AM EST
    A1: I wish Ss wouldn’t be so shy with @Flipgrid & other video tools. I want them to share their learning more freely. I work with HS students. I want them to pursue their passions. #hacklearning
    In reply to @hackmylearning, @Flipgrid
  • conniehamilton - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:38 AM EST
    Just enjoy the learning journey. Love that. #HackLearning
  • markbarnes19 - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:39 AM EST
    Hey Marcia, this is great. Thanks for sharing. #HackLearning
    In reply to @MarciaMentor, @hackmylearning, @joboaler
  • CoachJonCraig Jan 13 @ 8:39 AM EST
    So in a sense....Ts aren't taking the risks to allow Ss to take a risk? #HackLearning
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • timlriley Jan 13 @ 8:39 AM EST
    I think that’s the #1 reason #hacklearning
    In reply to @conniehamilton, @SylviaEllison
  • DennisDill Jan 13 @ 8:39 AM EST
    In order for kids to take risks the teacher has to create a real risk taking opportunity. #hacklearning
  • 3_DLeadership Jan 13 @ 8:39 AM EST
    I have the same wish for teachers in their classrooms too #HackLearning
  • SylviaEllison Jan 13 @ 8:39 AM EST
    Love this ... risk crafting instead of just creating! 💜🥰💜 #HackLearning
    • MrU_ishere Jan 13 @ 8:37 AM EST
      Wish they'd risk NOT being the first one done. Wish they'd risk writing with their hearts rather than their heads - with a passion to craft, not a desire to complete. OTOH, I have HOPE that I can turn their heads and hearts before year's end. :) #hacklearning
  • conniehamilton - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:39 AM EST
    Truth. #HackLearning
    • 3_DLeadership Jan 13 @ 8:37 AM EST
      A1: which students? They aren’t all the same. I wish some students would risk listening to the experiences of other students without dismissing or dehumanizing them #HackLearning
  • CyndiWms5 Jan 13 @ 8:39 AM EST
    A1: We need to rethink how we use tools that foster voice & choice...Are we intentionally planning learning opportunities that foster deeper learning, questioning, and metacognition? #HackLearning
  • notjustup2u Jan 13 @ 8:39 AM EST
    A1 To believe that others will support their risk taking so that they think & feel it is safe to challenge & extend themselves when learning #hacklearning
  • MatthewXJoseph Jan 13 @ 8:40 AM EST
    A1: Rick taking is important, and we have to ensure risks are "smart" just just jumping in to take a risk. #hacklearning https://t.co/vViVuORlux
  • aimnoncat Jan 13 @ 8:40 AM EST
    A3: Diversify from an over-reliance on print: Coaching Teachers To Become Powerful Users of Classroom Tech https://t.co/FZtSNDEgeL #hacklearning
  • mjjohnson1216 Jan 13 @ 8:40 AM EST
    A1. The risk of jumping into a new learning situation WAY outside their comfort zone. #HackLearning
  • stormeducation Jan 13 @ 8:40 AM EST
    A1 I think children should not be afraid to risk being wrong (in the appropriate context) - I think you can often learn more, or quicker that way #HackLearning
  • coachjmsmith Jan 13 @ 8:40 AM EST
    A1: That students would take more risks! They do no need to be right the first time as long as they trust their thinking! #hacklearning
  • kmurfitt1 Jan 13 @ 8:40 AM EST
    A1: I wish more students would speak up when they know a better way to do something. #HackLearning
  • MrU_ishere Jan 13 @ 8:40 AM EST
    (1/2) I've begun changing our conversations. In my new role this year, I feel re-energized & focused. Changing the quality of time I use to encourage, push, drive, motivate differently through simple, short, direct conversation. #hacklearning
  • carlameyrink Jan 13 @ 8:40 AM EST
    A1 In secondary many Ss are fearful of taking risks because they depend on scholarships to go to college & are afraid of risking their GPA. Our society sends a double message #HackLearning
  • brianrozinsky Jan 13 @ 8:40 AM EST
    A1 I wish more students would risk pushing past or sneaking around three words that often feel like an insurmountable obstacle -- or, at the very least, permission to stop: "I don't know." #hacklearning
  • Dr_LMR Jan 13 @ 8:40 AM EST
    A1 Wishing they would take the risk of being more engaged by sharing their thinking and collaborating - wanting to hear more of their voice. #HackLearning
  • Ms_A_Yeh Jan 13 @ 8:40 AM EST
    Great point! Also, how are Ts modeling risk-taking? #hacklearning
    In reply to @CoachJonCraig, @PrincipalFrench
  • Mrs_LaFave Jan 13 @ 8:40 AM EST
    I would also like my students to take steps outside their comfort zones. It's a daily struggle #HackLearning
    In reply to @kmurfitt1
  • conniehamilton - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:41 AM EST
    Asking questions for the purpose of triggering inquiry - not necessarily just to get the answer. Great point, John. #HackLearning #HackingQs.
    • mexusmx Jan 13 @ 8:38 AM EST
      A1: take the risk of asking questions when we haven't been clear about our expectations. #hacklearning
  • DennisDill Jan 13 @ 8:41 AM EST
    Taking a risk at school has to be more than academic ... something that expands an opportunity to stretch the student #hacklearning
  • 3_DLeadership Jan 13 @ 8:41 AM EST
    I’m chewing on why they might not feel safe to do so #hacklearning
    In reply to @kmurfitt1
  • mjjohnson1216 Jan 13 @ 8:41 AM EST
    A1. Teachers verbally modeling risks that they have recently taken in their learning in order to better serve students. #HackLearning
  • mexusmx Jan 13 @ 8:41 AM EST
    Good point. Can we provide individualized incentives for those that embark on a different, less safe option? I agree that supporting creativity should definitely be a priority! #hacklearning
    In reply to @CoachJonCraig
  • PrincipalFrench Jan 13 @ 8:41 AM EST
    We could probably get better at that. #HackLearning
    • CoachJonCraig Jan 13 @ 8:39 AM EST
      So in a sense....Ts aren't taking the risks to allow Ss to take a risk? #HackLearning
      In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • DrJacieMaslyk Jan 13 @ 8:41 AM EST
    Agreed Aubrey—-that is a skill we need to teach students. Helping students to disagree with honest questioning, supportive evidence, and appropriate dialogue is critical. #HackLearning
    • Ms_A_Yeh Jan 13 @ 8:38 AM EST
      A1: The risk to disagree (politely) with others, whether it's with people or the text. Too often, it's easier to agree. #hacklearning
  • conniehamilton - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:41 AM EST
    Such a powerful word to trigger inquiry. #HackLearning #HackingQs.
    • SylviaEllison Jan 13 @ 8:38 AM EST
      My favorite question to a safe, simple answer is “why?” 🥰 #HackLearning
      • MatthewXJoseph Jan 13 @ 8:37 AM EST
        A1: One risk I would like to see is to question a point more. Ask to have something clarified or add own opinion to deepen the discussion. #hacklearning
  • conniehamilton - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:42 AM EST
    Q2: Why are some students reluctant to take learning risks? #HackLearning #HackingQs
  • brianrozinsky Jan 13 @ 8:42 AM EST
    Coda that I'd add: And the possibility that their thinking can and should sometimes change. #hacklearning
    • coachjmsmith Jan 13 @ 8:40 AM EST
      A1: That students would take more risks! They do no need to be right the first time as long as they trust their thinking! #hacklearning
  • alisonstoneCBSD Jan 13 @ 8:42 AM EST
    A1: some students are afraid to even try, I understand that by the time they get to me at the hs, they’ve collected their experiences of failure but I wish they would trust me and give my strategies a shot! I believe every child can succeed in school. No lost causes #HackLearning
  • carlameyrink Jan 13 @ 8:42 AM EST
    Negative reactions from Ts who feel they need to know everything? #HackLearning
    In reply to @3_DLeadership, @kmurfitt1
  • 3_DLeadership Jan 13 @ 8:42 AM EST
    Say it again for the #hacklearners in the back! #hacklearning
    • mjjohnson1216 Jan 13 @ 8:41 AM EST
      A1. Teachers verbally modeling risks that they have recently taken in their learning in order to better serve students. #HackLearning
  • MrU_ishere Jan 13 @ 8:42 AM EST
    (2/2) Shifting responsibilities & won't accept confs that include incomplete work - fundamental mistakes, lack of attempt to complete components. THEY have to come ready to ask writer's craft Qs. They analyze their own writing better. This changes our goal-planning #hacklearning
  • Dr_LMR Jan 13 @ 8:42 AM EST
    That’s a great point! If there isn’t the platform for that to happen then we won’t see or hear it. #HackLearning
  • Ms_A_Yeh Jan 13 @ 8:42 AM EST
    A1: I'm also super impressed when a student takes a social risk to build a better community - sitting next to someone they wouldn't normally, etc. #hacklearning
  • teacherknikki Jan 13 @ 8:42 AM EST
    In schools, I hear a lot of ppl say "Well, nobody taught me xyz." I think there's a misconception that everything you need to know is learned or taught in class. What I'd like to see is more Ss combatting that & taking the initiative to continue their learning. #hacklearning
  • conniehamilton - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:43 AM EST
    Students who feel like they have to be right/wrong will be more willing to engage in questions that are inviting and do not feel absolute. #HackLearning #HackingQs
  • CyndiWms5 Jan 13 @ 8:43 AM EST
    Questioning for deeper learning...taking chances to do deeper & sharing our thinking #HackLearning https://t.co/m8wWLVjdXl
  • GSmit4Character Jan 13 @ 8:43 AM EST
    A1: Recognize & celebrate perseverance while discovering the power of yet #HackLearning
  • JtuckerJames Jan 13 @ 8:43 AM EST
    #hacklearning why not use research to improve practice?
  • conniehamilton - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:43 AM EST
    We can influence this by not celebrating right answers more than celebrating right thinking and inquiry. #HackLearning #HackingQs.
    • stormeducation Jan 13 @ 8:40 AM EST
      A1 I think children should not be afraid to risk being wrong (in the appropriate context) - I think you can often learn more, or quicker that way #HackLearning
  • Mrs_LaFave Jan 13 @ 8:43 AM EST
    ... and the dreaded shoulder shrug that accompanies those three words! 🤷🏻‍♀️ I always encourage my students to come up with something else besides "I don't know" -- but it's a struggle #HackLearning
    In reply to @brianrozinsky
  • mexusmx Jan 13 @ 8:43 AM EST
    A2: they are not confident that we have their backs or can protect their standing among their peers. #hacklearning
  • timlriley Jan 13 @ 8:43 AM EST
    A2. They’re worried what their peers will think of them #hacklearning
  • DennisDill Jan 13 @ 8:43 AM EST
    Are kids afraid of taking learning risks or are the "risks" being placed in front of them not worth doing? #hacklearning
  • notjustup2u Jan 13 @ 8:43 AM EST
    Modelling, setting up opportunities have been the best strategies for me - but it most importantly creating a safe environment with a risk taking culture #challenge #HackLearning
    In reply to @Mrs_LaFave, @kmurfitt1
  • 3_DLeadership Jan 13 @ 8:43 AM EST
    A2: some of them have been taught to conform to the adults in their lives. Questions and dissent are dangerous and sometimes life threatening #hacklearning
    In reply to @conniehamilton
  • carlameyrink Jan 13 @ 8:43 AM EST
    Yes, it can be difficult and time consuming to rebuild they trust they've lost along the way. #HackLearning
    In reply to @alisonstoneCBSD
  • amynicolebettis Jan 13 @ 8:43 AM EST
    A2: FEAR: of ridicule by other students, of being wrong, of their teacher’s reaction, of getting I trouble... #HackLearning
  • markbarnes19 - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:43 AM EST
    Can the incentive be the joy of taking on the risk? We need to help kids see the value of risk taking and the excitement of that risk producing great results #HackLearning
    In reply to @mexusmx, @CoachJonCraig
  • Ms_A_Yeh Jan 13 @ 8:43 AM EST
    A2: Fear of looking bad. And past experiences showing that risks are not safe. #hacklearning
  • DrJacieMaslyk Jan 13 @ 8:43 AM EST
    A2) Sadly—Too long in a system where risks are not always rewarded. #HackLearning
  • KristenDolen Jan 13 @ 8:44 AM EST
    A2: They might be reluctant the same reasons Ts are: They’ve had a prior bad experience. Not felt supported. Maybe fearful or scared b/c the culture hasn’t been deemed safe enough. Or... they don’t know what they don’t know when it comes to branching out. #HackLearning
  • Mrs_LaFave Jan 13 @ 8:44 AM EST
    Creating a safe environment and establishing positive relationships is KEY #hacklearning
    In reply to @notjustup2u, @kmurfitt1
  • johnccarver Jan 13 @ 8:44 AM EST
    #HackLearning Our current educational system drives out creativity and imagination. It is about command and control NOT collaborate and create!
  • SylviaEllison Jan 13 @ 8:44 AM EST
    I was recently meeting with a college advisor and the GPA was a way to not get in, but it did determine amount of scholarship $ he would qualify for ... sadly, my son’s learning methods do not align with traditional methods, so he is penalized by grading practices #HackLearning
    • carlameyrink Jan 13 @ 8:40 AM EST
      A1 In secondary many Ss are fearful of taking risks because they depend on scholarships to go to college & are afraid of risking their GPA. Our society sends a double message #HackLearning
  • markbarnes19 - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:44 AM EST
    Isn't it the same as adults--fear of failure? #HackLearning
    In reply to @3_DLeadership, @kmurfitt1
  • conniehamilton - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:45 AM EST
    If we want students to take learning risks, we have to create a consistent safe zone for them. If students fear ridicule or negative attention, they will be reticent to take risks. #HackLearning #HackingQs
  • cybraryman1 Jan 13 @ 8:45 AM EST
    Our Risk-Taking page https://t.co/m6kv3Hykq7 First, you need to have an environment where it is okay to try new things. Start by Building Community in the Classroom https://t.co/1j9MuSBF4t #hacklearning
  • PrincipalFrench Jan 13 @ 8:45 AM EST
    A2) Fear of failure? Don't want to disappoint? Not wanting to be vulnerable? Afraid of peer reaction? Afraid of adult reaction? #HackLearning
  • ECET2natl Jan 13 @ 8:45 AM EST
    Join #ECET2 today, 1/13/19 at 8PM ET for the first chat of 2019 with our guest moderator @DrLaTonyaBarnes asking if character education is as important as academics? @Arsant10 @Chemteach201 @TeachDB17 @mssackstein #hacklearning
  • assignmenthelp Jan 13 @ 8:45 AM EST
    3 Ways to Effectively Deal with Stress https://t.co/4usKYGa9Xf #hacklearning
  • Ms_A_Yeh Jan 13 @ 8:45 AM EST
    A2: I think a lot of students find it's easier to fly under the radar. How can we positively reinforce risk-taking? #hacklearning
  • conniehamilton - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:45 AM EST
    Such an important point. We want to teach students to be learners an arm them with some information. The experiences of how to inquiry about new learning will carry them further than just knowing the right answers. #HackLearning #HackingQs
    • teacherknikki Jan 13 @ 8:42 AM EST
      In schools, I hear a lot of ppl say "Well, nobody taught me xyz." I think there's a misconception that everything you need to know is learned or taught in class. What I'd like to see is more Ss combatting that & taking the initiative to continue their learning. #hacklearning
  • stormeducation Jan 13 @ 8:45 AM EST
    Yes! I also lik ethe idea of celebrating effort, as well as results #HackLearning
    In reply to @conniehamilton
  • mexusmx Jan 13 @ 8:45 AM EST
    What if we created a protocol where Ss knew that the automatic response to those three words would be, "What DO you know?" Not with sarcasm, but rather a real process to take a step back to know where we are building from? #HackLearning
    In reply to @Mrs_LaFave, @brianrozinsky
  • DennisDill Jan 13 @ 8:45 AM EST
    sure, but the problem is most classes are about finding the "right" answer not about discussing possible answers. It is dependent on the class ... #hacklearning
    In reply to @conniehamilton
  • MatthewXJoseph Jan 13 @ 8:46 AM EST
    A2: In today's culture, we often tend to focus on "right" vs "effort" and path to learning. taking a risk could result in a "wrong" answer or idea, and we must support that. #hacklearning
  • timlriley Jan 13 @ 8:46 AM EST
    #HackLearning 👇👊
  • mjjohnson1216 Jan 13 @ 8:46 AM EST
    "Risk more than others think is safe." Interesting how it relates to a connection with others. Initially building strong interpersonal relationships may need to come before risk taking to be successful. #HackLearning
  • CoachJonCraig Jan 13 @ 8:46 AM EST
    A2a: The system squeezes risk-taking and creativity out of students. Ss figure out the formula of success is filled with compliance. Mix in grades, homework, and other hoops to jump through and you have a diploma #HackLearning
  • MrU_ishere Jan 13 @ 8:46 AM EST
    100% agree. But beyond that, at least w/my small groups of Ss, they need to know I expect them to come FULLY prepared to talk, to think, to work. Then they need to know I TRUST them to apply our convo to a whole writing piece, not just the spot we addressed. #hacklearning
    In reply to @DennisDill
  • Ms_A_Yeh Jan 13 @ 8:46 AM EST
    A2: I don't always think that we, as teachers, do a wonderful job of creating meaningful opportunities to take risks. Packed curriculum, pressure of assessments, etc - where is the time to allow for something different to emerge? #hacklearning
  • SylviaEllison Jan 13 @ 8:46 AM EST
    A2 if I don’t try, then I have an excuse when I fail that is not “I must be stupid.” Nobody wants to feel stupid so by not trying or taking a risk, I can feel safe. “I’d rather be a failure ... appear lazy ... be known as trouble ... than feel stupid.” #HackLearning
  • CoachJonCraig Jan 13 @ 8:46 AM EST
    Agreed #hacklearning
    In reply to @alisonstoneCBSD, @Ms_A_Yeh, @PrincipalFrench
  • markbarnes19 - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:46 AM EST
    Maybe we can incentivize the destruction of that statement ("I don't know."). When kids are tempted to say it, we might ask them to take a pause and say, "Ok, I have to find out.") #HackLearning
    In reply to @brianrozinsky
  • brianrozinsky Jan 13 @ 8:47 AM EST
    A2 Too obvious to point out that they're called *risks*? It's the rare bird who willingly, repeatedly engages in behavior deemed risky when there are so many internal & external pressures creating guardrails allegedly protecting us from such paths. #hacklearning
  • mexusmx Jan 13 @ 8:47 AM EST
    If we have invested in the relationships and are genuinely excited when kids do step up and step out into the unknown, then I would say yes! #HackLearning
    In reply to @markbarnes19, @CoachJonCraig
  • CyndiWms5 Jan 13 @ 8:47 AM EST
    Love this by @TheBradCurrie We have to model the process...and be active risk-takers for our Ss. #HackLearning
  • GSmit4Character Jan 13 @ 8:47 AM EST
    A2: Pretty much the same reason why many adults do not willingly take risks related to learning. Fear of failure, being criticized for doing something outside of the mandated curriculum. We often fail to see the big picture of learning #hacklearning
  • markbarnes19 - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:47 AM EST
    Yes, but many are afraid. They don't believe their way is better. We have to create a safe learning environment, which isn't always easy. #HackLearning
    In reply to @kmurfitt1
  • Mrs_LaFave Jan 13 @ 8:47 AM EST
    A2 ➡️ Negative experience in other classes with other students and teachers is one reason. Another reason might be that some students are only willing to do the work required for a certain grade. Once that goal is achieved, they don't see the reason to take risks #HackLearning
  • mrshowell24 Jan 13 @ 8:48 AM EST
    A2- I think time is the biggest factor. Teachers dont always give enough time for the C's because there is so much to cover! #HackLearning
  • Dr_LMR Jan 13 @ 8:48 AM EST
    A2 Fear of failure, having to be right or wrong in response leads to playing it safe. Creating experiences where there is more ‘thinking’ encourages more collaboration. #HackLearning
  • MarciaMentor Jan 13 @ 8:48 AM EST
    A2: in HS, Ss are very worried about what their peers think & say, however the T can help create a better culture......also, their self-esteem & prior failures, hold them back #hacklearning
    In reply to @conniehamilton
  • SylviaEllison Jan 13 @ 8:48 AM EST
    Great topic for our own learning ... will you risk with me this week? Join #HackLearning slow chat ... 🥰 Everyone is invited!
  • DrJacieMaslyk Jan 13 @ 8:48 AM EST
    Why is Compliance valued over the others Cs? Creativity, collaboration, communication, critical thinking, curiosity. #hacklearning
    • johnccarver Jan 13 @ 8:44 AM EST
      #HackLearning Our current educational system drives out creativity and imagination. It is about command and control NOT collaborate and create!
  • hackmylearning - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:49 AM EST
    Q3 will be shared in one minute. #HackLearning
  • amynicolebettis Jan 13 @ 8:49 AM EST
  • DennisDill Jan 13 @ 8:49 AM EST
    Subject matter ... some classes just lend them themselves to have better questions that encourages kids to have different answers. #hacklearning
    In reply to @conniehamilton
  • johnccarver Jan 13 @ 8:49 AM EST
    #HackLearning Students won’t take chances if teachers are not!
  • kris_vanduyne Jan 13 @ 8:49 AM EST
    A1: participating in class. In the beginning of the year we purposely call on kids & help- it builds their self esteem & eventually most will raise their hands whether right or not. We also stress the incorrect answer helps peers narrow choices. All good! #HackLearning #HackingQs
  • mexusmx Jan 13 @ 8:49 AM EST
    Very true! In some cases, it may be as simple as sharing with our students the risks we are taking. I doubt many Ts do that. #hacklearning
    In reply to @CyndiWms5, @TheBradCurrie
  • Mrs_LaFave Jan 13 @ 8:49 AM EST
    I love this! One semester, I simply tried to ban those words, but I didn't like to attitude I had to take in "banning" things. I'm going to try using these FOUR words with my kiddos starting tomorrow. Thanks! #HackLearning
    In reply to @mexusmx, @brianrozinsky
  • timlriley Jan 13 @ 8:49 AM EST
    Great question #HackLearning
    In reply to @DrJacieMaslyk
  • SylviaEllison Jan 13 @ 8:49 AM EST
    I agree ... what class culture have we established .. right answer or possible answers? Teachers determine how students can feel about answering #HackLearning
    • DennisDill Jan 13 @ 8:45 AM EST
      sure, but the problem is most classes are about finding the "right" answer not about discussing possible answers. It is dependent on the class ... #hacklearning
      In reply to @conniehamilton
  • CyndiWms5 Jan 13 @ 8:49 AM EST
    Love this by @BethHouf 😀 We should share our risks with other adults and encourage our staff to take risks #Hacklearning
  • markbarnes19 - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:49 AM EST
    Right. Along with an environment that welcomes safety or "looking stupid," which kids worry about. #HackLearning
    In reply to @DennisDill
  • coachjmsmith Jan 13 @ 8:49 AM EST
    A2: our students are taught that they must have the correct answer and all answers will be grades! Most teachers don’t challenge the learning processes or the misconceptions that are present in student minds! #HackLearning
  • conniehamilton - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:50 AM EST
    Q3: What can be done to create a classroom culture where students feel safe to take learning risks? #HackLearning #HackingQs
  • kchatbio Jan 13 @ 8:50 AM EST
    A1: I wish students had greater confidence when it comes to showing what they know or challenging themselvesto do something new/different. By the time I build their confidence in my CR, the school year is just about over. #hacklearning
  • brianrozinsky Jan 13 @ 8:50 AM EST
    I'm w/you John. My tack involves unpacking connotations of "I don't know." On 1 hand, it can mean metaphorically, I've met a closed door that I refuse to open. On other hand, it can mean, I've met a closed door & I'm curious to figure out what might be on other side #hacklearning
    In reply to @mexusmx, @Mrs_LaFave
  • conniehamilton - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:50 AM EST
    There is an entire Hack devoted to Kicking the IDK bucket in #HackingQs. We all need more tools in the tool box to respond productively to those three words. #HackLearning
    • brianrozinsky Jan 13 @ 8:40 AM EST
      A1 I wish more students would risk pushing past or sneaking around three words that often feel like an insurmountable obstacle -- or, at the very least, permission to stop: "I don't know." #hacklearning
  • CoachJonCraig Jan 13 @ 8:50 AM EST
    Agreed. What if we slowly remove safe options for demonstrating learning? Eliminate the beaten path to steer them towards the risk. #HackLearning
    In reply to @markbarnes19, @mexusmx
  • jenladd Jan 13 @ 8:50 AM EST
    A few simple things: not worrying about being “wrong” or worrying about “how long does my answer have to be” #hacklearning
    In reply to @conniehamilton
  • alisonstoneCBSD Jan 13 @ 8:50 AM EST
    A2. Fear of failure! They think, if I don’t try and I fail I can just say, I didn’t even try... but if they try and fail - what does that mean about m? It’s terrifying, I understand, but if you don’t risk trying you’ll never feel the joy of success! #HackLearning
  • johnccarver Jan 13 @ 8:50 AM EST
    #HackLearning. What is holding you back? Have COURAGE and keep moving forward!
  • mexusmx Jan 13 @ 8:51 AM EST
    Let me know how it goes, Nicole. It starts from the premise that they want to know and that you aren't going to let them off the hook so easily! #HackLearning
    In reply to @Mrs_LaFave, @brianrozinsky
  • mjjohnson1216 Jan 13 @ 8:51 AM EST
    A3. These ten ways that @gcouros shared would be fantastic. #HackLearning
  • KristenDolen Jan 13 @ 8:51 AM EST
    A3: The Ts and administration need to model what it looks like to take risks by taking risks themselves. And also model what it looks like when failure and mistakes occur and how to properly handle that and grow from it. #HackLearning
  • jenladd Jan 13 @ 8:51 AM EST
    Really encouraging this right now. #hacklearning
    In reply to @markbarnes19, @conniehamilton
  • Elizabethutch Jan 13 @ 8:51 AM EST
    A3 sorry arriving late! Students will only take risks if they see that if they get it wrong that it is ok. Teachers/School Librarians need to share their failures as well as their successes. #hacklearning
  • markbarnes19 - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:51 AM EST
    It's not too late to join the live #HackLearning chat for Q3. #HackingQs #sunchat #sundaymorning
  • DennisDill Jan 13 @ 8:51 AM EST
    absolutely ... and just because you tell your kids it is a safe learning environment does not mean that it is. It does not happen on the first day ... it is the culture of the class ... #hacklearning
    In reply to @markbarnes19, @kmurfitt1
  • SylviaEllison Jan 13 @ 8:51 AM EST
    Yes ... yet as Dr. Souza said, we don’t need kids to cover curriculum ... so we need to decide if we are teaching who or what 💜 #HackLearning
    • mrshowell24 Jan 13 @ 8:48 AM EST
      A2- I think time is the biggest factor. Teachers dont always give enough time for the C's because there is so much to cover! #HackLearning
  • CyndiWms5 Jan 13 @ 8:51 AM EST
    Love these @mjjohnson1216 😀 #hacklearning
  • kris_vanduyne Jan 13 @ 8:52 AM EST
    A2: I teach is a HS setting. Kids are so wrfoeid about peer acceptance at this level. Teachers need to stress we are all in this together. All answers help lead to the goal. Try it. Actively circulate around the room to respond to struggling kids! #hackLearning #hackingqs
  • conniehamilton - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:52 AM EST
    When the teacher is focused on answers, I can see where this might be a problem. However, if we focus on thinking, then we can have multiple ways of tackling questions and problems. We have to hear the music of right thinking, not just right answers. #HackLearning #HackingQs
    • DennisDill Jan 13 @ 8:49 AM EST
      Subject matter ... some classes just lend them themselves to have better questions that encourages kids to have different answers. #hacklearning
      In reply to @conniehamilton
  • CoachJonCraig Jan 13 @ 8:52 AM EST
    A3: Consistently build risk within your culture and maintaining relationships. Model risk-taking in your behaviors. Offer choice early on, but then slowly remove safer, less risky option to make way for riskier options. Celebrate the risk takers. #HackLearning
  • MrU_ishere Jan 13 @ 8:52 AM EST
    Reflecting on my own practice, I hadn't done enough to cheerlead them to growth, gravitas, and greatness. I need to do a better job getting them out of their own way by celebrating their contributions better. I have to show their value when they don't see it. #hacklearning
  • mjjohnson1216 Jan 13 @ 8:52 AM EST
    A3. Work toward students having a sense of a wolf's attitude rather than one of a sheep. #HackLearning
  • kchatbio Jan 13 @ 8:52 AM EST
    A2: They’re reluctant because all learning environments don’t support exploration and once you’ve experience rejection/ridicule, the fear of it reading its ugly head once again will stop you even when you believe you’re right. #hacklearning
  • hackmylearning - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:52 AM EST
    Here's Q3 again. In case you missed it. #HackLearning
  • Ms_A_Yeh Jan 13 @ 8:52 AM EST
    A3: Model. Explicitly celebrate when kids take risks. Positive class culture (which is another topic in and of itself). Give the time and space to try something different and take a risk. #hacklearning
  • mexusmx Jan 13 @ 8:52 AM EST
    Great metaphor! I can imagine that helping students understand and reflect on which it is. You could take it further by identifying the keys needed to open the door and that no key will help if you don't turn the knob! #hacklearning
    • brianrozinsky Jan 13 @ 8:50 AM EST
      I'm w/you John. My tack involves unpacking connotations of "I don't know." On 1 hand, it can mean metaphorically, I've met a closed door that I refuse to open. On other hand, it can mean, I've met a closed door & I'm curious to figure out what might be on other side #hacklearning
      In reply to @mexusmx, @Mrs_LaFave
  • mjjohnson1216 Jan 13 @ 8:52 AM EST
    Thank you, Cyndi! #HackLearning
    In reply to @CyndiWms5
  • mrshowell24 Jan 13 @ 8:53 AM EST
    A3- By building relationships and trust! Empowering your students to take a leadership role over some of the task a teacher is doing! #HackLearning
  • MatthewXJoseph Jan 13 @ 8:53 AM EST
    A3: Focusing on developing creative thinking skills and culture to share thinking. This will make risk taking the "norm" not the expectation. #hacklearning https://t.co/mJz6RTGmTd
  • PrincipalFrench Jan 13 @ 8:53 AM EST
    A3) Incorporate genius hour, PBL, maker activities, collaborative work, passion projects, etc. #HackLearning
  • markbarnes19 - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:53 AM EST
    Teachers need to preach tolerance and empathy constantly. We must create #CompassionateClassrooms, where kids embrace each other and welcome comments and actions that some kids may see as "stupid." #HackLearning
    In reply to @conniehamilton
  • brianrozinsky Jan 13 @ 8:53 AM EST
    Hypothesis: Banning things might sometimes qualify a the I-don't-know of pedagogies ;) #hacklearning
    In reply to @Mrs_LaFave, @mexusmx
  • timlriley Jan 13 @ 8:53 AM EST
    Q3. We need to change the mindset that making a mistake is a bad thing. Mistakes = growth #hacklearning
  • Mrs_LaFave Jan 13 @ 8:53 AM EST
    A3 ➡️ I know I always say this in these chats, but it all goes back to RELATIONSHIPS. Establishing positive, caring, and genuine relationships can go a long way in creating a classroom culture in which students feel comfortable to take those learning risks #HackLearning
  • TonySinanis Jan 13 @ 8:53 AM EST
    A3- Students will take more risks if we don’t make the grade a destination; instead we can keep the focus on feedback to support iterative thinking & process! #HackLearning
  • SylviaEllison Jan 13 @ 8:53 AM EST
    A3 I like the phrase mentioned earlier by @mexusmx , I think, “What do you know?” when students say I don’t know 😔 ... modeling risks of my own and admitting my mistakes in my planning #HackLearning
  • GSmit4Character Jan 13 @ 8:53 AM EST
    A2: As Ts or leaders, we give up control when we encourage creativity, collaboration & risk taking, moving us out of comfort zone. Principals will avoid promoting social media - someone will attack them from DO for doing something beside promoting S achievement #HackLearning
  • teacherknikki Jan 13 @ 8:54 AM EST
    According to a recent study by TNTP, the vast majority of the assignments that Ss are asked to do are below grade level, which, in lamens terms, means that they're dumbed down. Since this is a regular occurrence, Ss are not accostumed to taking academic risks. #hacklearning
  • CoachJonCraig Jan 13 @ 8:54 AM EST
    Love that first line..Grades aren't the destination! #HackLearning
    In reply to @TonySinanis
  • Mrs_LaFave Jan 13 @ 8:54 AM EST
    Exactly! #lessonlearned #HackLearning
    In reply to @brianrozinsky, @mexusmx
  • MarciaMentor Jan 13 @ 8:54 AM EST
    A3: creating effective relationships, teaching Ss to respect others opinions & appreciate diversity, modeling risk-taking as a teacher, provide support when their is new learning & risk taking #hacklearning
    In reply to @conniehamilton
  • kris_vanduyne Jan 13 @ 8:54 AM EST
    A3: Sit down with kids. Discuss what frustrates them. Tell your story! I failed a regents exam in high school. The world still let me be an adult. Kids need to know it is OK to struggle. Our job it to help kids work through it. #hacklearning #hackingqs
  • mjjohnson1216 Jan 13 @ 8:54 AM EST
    A3. Just ask the students ..... what would need to happen for you to feel safe taking greater risks? #HackLearning
  • mpilakow Jan 13 @ 8:54 AM EST
    I'm sooooooo excited to be hosting #formativechat tomorrow night! Topic: Looking Back and Moving Forward--Student Reflections Join in the fun! #sunchat #edugladiators #hacklearning #tlap #games4ed #ditchbook #masterychat #learnlap #edtech
  • mexusmx Jan 13 @ 8:54 AM EST
    Great idea! I wonder if we keep the safer options on the table because of our own fear of taking a risk! #hacklearning
    In reply to @CoachJonCraig, @markbarnes19
  • markbarnes19 - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:54 AM EST
    It's a challenge, for sure. Easier to accomplish, in my experience, with avid and advanced readers. Before we can push young readers outside of their comfort zone, we have to get them reading. #HackLearning
    In reply to @jenladd, @conniehamilton
  • alisonstoneCBSD Jan 13 @ 8:54 AM EST
    A3: Model taking risks, talk about times you took a risk and failed and then how you responded. Celebrate when a student does something new or asks a question that has never been asked before. Challenge students to think creatively #HackLearning
  • kchatbio Jan 13 @ 8:54 AM EST
    A3: Taking risks has to be modeled. But not just in ONE class; it must be a school-wide initiative in order to be effective. I would even say there should be school-wide displays of risk-taking to prove to students every room is a safe space for learning #hacklearning
  • Ms_A_Yeh Jan 13 @ 8:54 AM EST
    I would argue that it's not the mistake itself that equals growth, but how you respond to it. #hacklearning
    In reply to @timlriley
  • notjustup2u Jan 13 @ 8:54 AM EST
    A2 The sense of security in a classroom culture is not there #hacklearning
  • jenladd Jan 13 @ 8:54 AM EST
    Celebrate the process as well as the end product. Highlight times when things didn’t go the way they were planned but turned out perhaps better... #hacklearning
    In reply to @markbarnes19, @mexusmx, @CoachJonCraig
  • DennisDill Jan 13 @ 8:54 AM EST
    I embrace the "crazy" or "awkward" mind of the kid ... I teach middle school and I let them know they are in a strange time in their life and they may not feel ok and that is ok because everyone is feeling that. ...walls come crumbling down #hacklearning
    In reply to @markbarnes19
  • johnccarver Jan 13 @ 8:55 AM EST
    Good morning my #hacklearning colleagues! #TCSPublic is about to “step through the looking glass” to create aa new DNA for teaching and learning! https://t.co/LuYaYnw5h2
  • SylviaEllison Jan 13 @ 8:55 AM EST
    Will you take a risk this week? And share the results with us #HackLearning is the safe place to share so we can learn together ... Join us! We’d love to hear your voice!
  • Dr_LMR Jan 13 @ 8:55 AM EST
    A3 I think part is to turn over the ‘thinking’ and problem solving to the Ss. More Ss centered learning vs teacher led instruction. I find Ss teach me things I didn’t know or think of.... #HackLearning
  • spoonfuloflit Jan 13 @ 8:55 AM EST
    A3: Ts need to share what risks they have taken w/ Ss. Constantly reminding Ss that it is ok to take risks. The outcomes may or may not be in our favor but we learn more about ourselves when we do take risks. #hacklearning
  • Elizabethutch Jan 13 @ 8:55 AM EST
    I like this! the Process is just as important as the outcomes! #hacklearning
    In reply to @jenladd, @markbarnes19, @mexusmx, @CoachJonCraig
  • SylviaEllison Jan 13 @ 8:55 AM EST
    I can’t wait to get this #HackLearning book! 🥰🥰🥰
    • conniehamilton - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:50 AM EST
      There is an entire Hack devoted to Kicking the IDK bucket in #HackingQs. We all need more tools in the tool box to respond productively to those three words. #HackLearning
      • brianrozinsky Jan 13 @ 8:40 AM EST
        A1 I wish more students would risk pushing past or sneaking around three words that often feel like an insurmountable obstacle -- or, at the very least, permission to stop: "I don't know." #hacklearning
  • Pomme_ed Jan 13 @ 8:55 AM EST
    A3- Take away the emphasis of grades. From our teacher perspective, we often believe they add value and motivation. It usually leads to students afraid of risks to chase an "A" or lost motivation altogether. #HackLearning
  • timlriley Jan 13 @ 8:55 AM EST
    True #hacklearning thanks for expanding on that thought
    In reply to @Ms_A_Yeh
  • conniehamilton - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:55 AM EST
    Important detail. Reminds me of Dewey's quote. Something like we don't learn from experience, we learn from reflecting on experience. #HackLearning
    • Ms_A_Yeh Jan 13 @ 8:54 AM EST
      I would argue that it's not the mistake itself that equals growth, but how you respond to it. #hacklearning
      In reply to @timlriley
  • MarciaMentor Jan 13 @ 8:55 AM EST
    Absolutely #hacklearning
    In reply to @conniehamilton
  • amynicolebettis Jan 13 @ 8:56 AM EST
    A3: Focus on relationship building, honor/encourage everyone’s voice to be heard, expectation for respect for ALL questions/answers, lots of turn/talk & group work to have share risky ideas with smaller groups, & be transparent about my own mistakes along the way! #HackLearning
  • CoachJonCraig Jan 13 @ 8:56 AM EST
    Is it part of the work load and grading aspect too? Offering choice can perceptually create more work...This is where I love nudging Ts towards the single point rubric. #HackLearning
    In reply to @mexusmx, @markbarnes19
  • quickmuse Jan 13 @ 8:56 AM EST
    A3 Teacher might do a presentation of all the risky things, smart and dumb, he or she has done in her life/career. #HackLearning #HackingQs And then have students do their own presentations.
  • Ms_A_Yeh Jan 13 @ 8:56 AM EST
    It HAS to feel safe. I have been in a work environment where we were encouraged to share our risks/failures, but those stories later showed up negatively in our evaluations. Talk about killing the risk-taking environment! #hacklearning
  • quickmuse Jan 13 @ 8:56 AM EST
    A3 Teacher might do a presentation of all the risky things, smart and dumb, he or she has done in his or her life/career. #HackLearning #HackingQs And then have students do their own presentations.
  • carlameyrink Jan 13 @ 8:57 AM EST
    It's all very difficult. And I think colleges are recognizing that their best Ss are often not the ones with the highest GPA, but.... they still stick with it. #HackLearning
    In reply to @SylviaEllison
  • markbarnes19 - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:57 AM EST
    So important. We remove a lot of fear, when kids don't believe mistakes come with bad grades. #HackLearning
    In reply to @Pomme_ed
  • conniehamilton - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:57 AM EST
    Right thinking will lead to right answers. Right answers don't necessarily mean there was right thinking. Focus on students' thinking. #HackingQs #HackLearning
  • DennisDill Jan 13 @ 8:57 AM EST
    I get this but many classes say they are about thinking but in reality they are just about answers. Math class ... formula = answer ... what is missing is really a real opportunity to apply and think. #hacklearning
    In reply to @conniehamilton
  • Ms_A_Yeh Jan 13 @ 8:57 AM EST
    Love the idea of scaffolding risk-taking opportunities here - sometimes it's too much to go cliff diving, so we have to start by jumping off the side of the pool. #hacklearning
    • amynicolebettis Jan 13 @ 8:56 AM EST
      A3: Focus on relationship building, honor/encourage everyone’s voice to be heard, expectation for respect for ALL questions/answers, lots of turn/talk & group work to have share risky ideas with smaller groups, & be transparent about my own mistakes along the way! #HackLearning
  • MarciaMentor Jan 13 @ 8:57 AM EST
    Agreed #hacklearning need safe places, one room at a time
    In reply to @kchatbio, @conniehamilton
  • teacherknikki Jan 13 @ 8:57 AM EST
    Also, the social fear of being judged as a "try hard" makes many students reluctant to take risks. I'd say this is probably one of my top culture problems in schools today. #hacklearning
  • brianrozinsky Jan 13 @ 8:57 AM EST
    Peer pressure (negative or positive) is a powerful force that Kris is pinpointing, affecting learners of all ages, students & teachers alike. Taking risks is easier -- though rarely easy -- when swimming in a culture where others are oriented similarly. #hacklearning
  • markbarnes19 - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:57 AM EST
    Transparency is so important. Thanks Amy. #HackLearning
    In reply to @amynicolebettis
  • markbarnes19 - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:58 AM EST
    Haven’t seen this much early buzz around a book in a very long time. Over 1,000 orders placed by school leaders before there was even a cover. What can I say? People just love @conniehamilton. Oh, and by popular demand, here’s the cover. #HackLearning
  • conniehamilton - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:58 AM EST
    Thanks Sylvia. Pretty excited to offer it to you SOON. #HackingQs #HackLearning
    • SylviaEllison Jan 13 @ 8:55 AM EST
      I can’t wait to get this #HackLearning book! 🥰🥰🥰
      • conniehamilton - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:50 AM EST
        There is an entire Hack devoted to Kicking the IDK bucket in #HackingQs. We all need more tools in the tool box to respond productively to those three words. #HackLearning
        • brianrozinsky Jan 13 @ 8:40 AM EST
          A1 I wish more students would risk pushing past or sneaking around three words that often feel like an insurmountable obstacle -- or, at the very least, permission to stop: "I don't know." #hacklearning
  • timlriley Jan 13 @ 8:58 AM EST
    It doesn’t have to be rocket science:-) #hacklearning
    In reply to @mjjohnson1216
  • MrU_ishere Jan 13 @ 8:58 AM EST
    Just had this conversation at #EdCampLacey yesterday. We moved to #SBG this year. That has certainly facilitated the change in my conversations with Ss. Focused on skill acquisition & usage, not resulting grades. #hacklearning
    In reply to @Pomme_ed
  • mexusmx Jan 13 @ 8:58 AM EST
    I couldn't agree more, Jennifer! It's kind of like those "Behind the Scenes" or "The Making of XYZ" shows. How cool would it we encouraged kids to do that? #hacklearning
    In reply to @jenladd, @markbarnes19, @CoachJonCraig
  • notjustup2u Jan 13 @ 8:58 AM EST
    A3 Talk to students as people -listen -not just to their words -but listen to them - what are they really saying, you don't have to have all the answers but you do need to know them & support them - let them know you -culture doesn't happen by accident #consistency #hacklearning
  • mjjohnson1216 Jan 13 @ 8:58 AM EST
    Love this quote by Maslow about risk taking. What would happen if a Morning Meeting was centered around sharing this graphic? @edutopia article about MM in MS/HS https://t.co/hNwANsWobe #HackLearning
  • Dr_LMR Jan 13 @ 8:58 AM EST
    Love this! #HackLearning
  • Ms_A_Yeh Jan 13 @ 8:58 AM EST
    Possibly because they don't have something better at this time? What kind of measure do you wish they would use (for thousands of students)? That's a hard one for me - I don't love GPA being the measure, but I don't have a time-effective solution in mind... #hacklearning
    In reply to @carlameyrink, @SylviaEllison
  • Pomme_ed Jan 13 @ 8:58 AM EST
    A3- Students do risky things all the time, but most school cultures have squeezed this spirit out of them. Take away grades on a day to day basis so that students can focus on improvement rather than points per assignment. #HackLearning
  • hackmylearning - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:59 AM EST
    Please join me in thanking our @times10books author, Connie Hamilton @conniehamilton for moderating #HackLearning today.
  • hackmylearning - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:59 AM EST
    Join #HackLearning chat Jan 20 at 8:30-9:00am EDT when @AngelaStockman will be guest moderator leading chat on the "hacky" topic of Students as Teachers.
  • MarciaMentor Jan 13 @ 8:59 AM EST
    Great advice! I think this is “new” for most Ts because they weren’t taught this way but together we can shift #HackLearning
    In reply to @conniehamilton
  • mjjohnson1216 Jan 13 @ 8:59 AM EST
    Totally agree. There are times when we make it too complicated. #HackLearning
    In reply to @timlriley
  • johnccarver Jan 13 @ 8:59 AM EST
    #hacklearning Only in a “fail forward, fear free” culture will innovation and creativity flourish.
  • markbarnes19 - Moderator Jan 13 @ 8:59 AM EST
    I think Connie Hamilton is about to blow the lid off of this with #HackingQs. #HackLearning
    In reply to @DennisDill, @conniehamilton
  • MatthewXJoseph Jan 13 @ 9:00 AM EST
    As always - great learning time with #hacklearning Have a great week.