#Teachpos Archive

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Sunday November 4, 2018
7:30 PM EST

  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:30 PM EST
    Welcome to tonight's #teachpos! I have the honor of being your guest host for the night! Thank you @Shapiro_WTHS for the opportunity!
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:30 PM EST
    Let's see who has joined us tonight! Introduce yourselves - share your name, location, role, and a gif that shows how you feel about it being November! #teachpos
  • LindaEdwardsi Nov 4 @ 7:30 PM EST
    Hello #TeachPos Linda Edwards Toronto 🇨🇦
  • KristenSevinsky Nov 4 @ 7:30 PM EST
    I can’t believe I remembered that this chat meets now!!! I kept forgetting and would see awesome conversations and would be so bummed I missed it!!! Hip hip hoooorrrraaaaaayyyy! I made it!! I’m Kristen from PA, and I teach 6th grade science! #TeachPos
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:31 PM EST
    I'm Alicia, Lead Digital Learning & Media Innovation Facilitator at an incredible STEM magnet middle school in NC. I'm pumped it's November bc our family is partying with Mickey & Santa aboard the Disney Fantasy in 6 days! #teachpos
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:31 PM EST
    We are *SO* glad you're here, Kristen! #teachpos
    In reply to @KristenSevinsky
  • lethajhenry Nov 4 @ 7:31 PM EST
    Hi everyone- Letha from Quebec joining in- I teach grades 1/2- #TeachPos
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:31 PM EST
    Linda! So glad you could make it! #teachpos
    In reply to @LindaEdwardsi
  • Shapiro_WTHS - Moderator Nov 4 @ 7:31 PM EST
    Craig from PA. Creator of #teachpos. HPE and I love the
  • StephDill92 Nov 4 @ 7:31 PM EST
    Hi #teachpos and #BookCampPD Steph Dill elementary SPED T in Colorado. The wind is blowing through here tonight.
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:31 PM EST
    Hey Letha! Thankful you could join us! #teachpos
    In reply to @lethajhenry
  • saschnit Nov 4 @ 7:31 PM EST
    Hello everyone! Happy Sunday! Scott from Michigan! Middle school dean. #TeachPos
  • _on11 Nov 4 @ 7:31 PM EST
    This is Michael A. from #122edchat in Chicago. @SmartLab_tweets #STEM Facilitator. It's only a matter of time now.... #teachpos
  • ChristineBemis2 Nov 4 @ 7:31 PM EST
    Hello @iluveducating #teachpos 😊Christine, gr 2 teacher from Massachusetts... ❤️this time of year
  • Blended_Math Nov 4 @ 7:32 PM EST
    #teachpos - Ray K-8 Math Instructional Coach from Rhode Island Don't forget to join us for #edchatri right after this chat. This week we will be sharing our favorite conference moments with guest hosts @rimtamath and @ATMNEmath
  • MrsStaub307 Nov 4 @ 7:32 PM EST
    Jaime from NJ 6th grade ELA/Science. November means turkey and POTATOES!!! #teachpos
  • kruevans Nov 4 @ 7:32 PM EST
    Hello everyone. My name is George and I teach secondary English and Humanities in Japan. I also blog and vlog at https://t.co/HVCqyGmhNd. Feeling pretty content that it is November. #teachpos
  • LevineWrites Nov 4 @ 7:32 PM EST
    Mark Levine, Middle School Buddha from Illinois. #teachpos
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:32 PM EST
    I love them all, too! Glad to see you Scott! #teachpos
    In reply to @saschnit
  • amynicolebettis Nov 4 @ 7:32 PM EST
    Hello, friends!! Amy from Texas thankful to be joining the #teachpos & #BookCampPD conversation tonight!
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:32 PM EST
    Windy night? Good sleeping weather! Thankful you're here! #teachpos (Hey #BookCampPD - will miss y'all tonight)
    In reply to @StephDill92
  • _on11 Nov 4 @ 7:32 PM EST
    Hey George! #teachpos
    In reply to @kruevans
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:33 PM EST
    A quick note for tonight's #teachpos chat - for the purpose of our chat & to help meet the 240 character limit, the term "parents" is inclusive of guardians, caregivers, powers of attorney, etc.
  • Mr_Meals Nov 4 @ 7:33 PM EST
    Hello everyone! My name is Anthony Meals from the beautiful, Flint Hills of Kansas! I am serving as our school's 8-12 Grade Agricultural Educator and a school bus driver! 🚍 #teachpos
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:33 PM EST
    MICHAEL!!!! Glad you're here! Sending hugs your way! #teachpos
    In reply to @_on11, @SmartLab_tweets
  • kruevans Nov 4 @ 7:33 PM EST
    Hi Michael. I hope you are well. #teachpos
    In reply to @_on11
  • pattersonaubrey Nov 4 @ 7:33 PM EST
    Hi all. Aubrey from Alberta. I work with groups of teachers and admin on deep learning and leadership projects. #teachpos
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:33 PM EST
    Hey girl, hey! Me too! #teachpos
    In reply to @ChristineBemis2
  • LindaEdwardsi Nov 4 @ 7:33 PM EST
    Feeling’s about November gif #TeachPos
  • Teachintjay Nov 4 @ 7:33 PM EST
    Hi there Terry from AL where I teach 4th #TeachPos
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:33 PM EST
    Hey Jaime! Glad you're here! Middle School is representing tonight! #teachpos
    In reply to @MrsStaub307
  • MrNunesteach Nov 4 @ 7:33 PM EST
    Scott Nunes, ELA educator from Cali. Excited to start my #gamification of The Hunger Games! Let the games begin! #teachpos
  • peterdboland Nov 4 @ 7:33 PM EST
    Peter “B-DAWG” Boland, secondary ELA Teacher from Woonsocket, RI... Hello everyone!!! This was the only GIF I could find for Alice’s Restaurant... #teachpos
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:34 PM EST
    Question 1 is coming up in just one minute! #teachpos
  • HHEMrsBriggs Nov 4 @ 7:34 PM EST
    Marcella from Lee's Summit, Missouri. I teach 2nd grade. #teachpos
  • MrsVizina Nov 4 @ 7:34 PM EST
    #teachpos Janel, from Wisconsin, a 5th grade teacher!
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:34 PM EST
    My friend! Glad you're here tonight (or this morning as the case may be) #teachpos
    In reply to @kruevans
  • mexusmx Nov 4 @ 7:34 PM EST
    John from Mexico City where I lead an international American school! #teachpos
  • _on11 Nov 4 @ 7:34 PM EST
    Receiving hugs! :) #teachpos
    In reply to @iluveducating, @SmartLab_tweets
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:34 PM EST
    What's up, Mark! Glad you are here! #teachpos
    In reply to @LevineWrites
  • JeremyDBond Nov 4 @ 7:34 PM EST
    Jeremy, Connecticut, parent, @ParentCamp-er. Ask me after the election. #TeachPos
    In reply to @iluveducating, @ParentCamp
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:34 PM EST
    It's November! Woot! #teachpos
    In reply to @amynicolebettis
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:35 PM EST
    Q1: The parents are our students' first teacher. How do you welcome them into your classroom/school, both digitally and physically? #teachpos
  • MrOverstreet101 Nov 4 @ 7:35 PM EST
    Hey Tyler here from Illinois...high school teacher and blogger. First time her at this chat! #teachpos
    In reply to @iluveducating
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:35 PM EST
    Thankful you are here, Anthony! Bus driver - I bow down, sir! #teachpos
    In reply to @Mr_Meals
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:35 PM EST
    So glad you're here Tyler! You'll love it here! #teachpos
    In reply to @MrOverstreet101
  • dogpoundtwo Nov 4 @ 7:35 PM EST
    Hi, I’m William from Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Im glad it is November.#teachpos
  • DesrosiersEryka Nov 4 @ 7:35 PM EST
    I’m Eryka and I teach ESL in a private HS in Québec, Canada. #TeachPos
  • JeremyDBond Nov 4 @ 7:35 PM EST
    Good to hear. Thank you for recognizing the diversity of families and THANK YOU for this topic! 👍🏽 #TeachPos
    • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:33 PM EST
      A quick note for tonight's #teachpos chat - for the purpose of our chat & to help meet the 240 character limit, the term "parents" is inclusive of guardians, caregivers, powers of attorney, etc.
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:35 PM EST
    Glad to see you Aubrey! #teachpos
    In reply to @pattersonaubrey
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:35 PM EST
    Hey Terry! Happy to see you tonight! #teachpos
    In reply to @Teachintjay
  • Lunsford6th Nov 4 @ 7:36 PM EST
    Stephanie Lunsford. 6th grade ELA and SS teacher from Richmond, IN #teachpos
  • Dsoares_MiddHS Nov 4 @ 7:36 PM EST
    Hey everyone Dennis Ast Principal here from Rhode Island checking in #BookCampPD & #teachpos
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:36 PM EST
    Oh goodness - this sounds like so much fun! Keep us updated! #teachpos
    In reply to @MrNunesteach
  • Toups_J Nov 4 @ 7:36 PM EST
    #teachpos Jerry Toups HS Math Tr from the Houston, TX area. FINALLY feels like fall in Texas!
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:36 PM EST
    hahahhahahahahaha #teachpos
    In reply to @peterdboland
  • LevineWrites Nov 4 @ 7:36 PM EST
    A1: I use Google Classroom and Infinite Classroom to communicate daily. I make calls and send emails on a regular basis. Parents are always welcome in my classroom. #teachpos
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:36 PM EST
    Hey Marcella! Thankful you're here! #teachpos
    In reply to @HHEMrsBriggs
  • Shapiro_WTHS - Moderator Nov 4 @ 7:36 PM EST
    A1 - I contact parents on the 1st or 2nd day. I’ll send a video or letter home just letting them know that I love teaching. Also, call parents with positive messages about their son/daughter. #teachpos
  • lethajhenry Nov 4 @ 7:36 PM EST
    A1- I have a closed FB group for family members. We have grandparents, older siblings who've left for college, aunts & uncles & more who participate and share in our learning. Have tried other options in the past but FB has proven most accessible #TeachPos
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:37 PM EST
    Oh I LOVE 5th grade! Glad you're here Janel! #teachpos
    In reply to @MrsVizina
  • StephDill92 Nov 4 @ 7:37 PM EST
    A1: We are working on building our culture to include Ps more in the learning and envolment of school and their children. We are putting ourselves out there more, socially, and Ps seem to be getting more involved. #TeachPos
  • peterdboland Nov 4 @ 7:37 PM EST
    A1: I always try to introduce myself when I meet a parent, if I have their child, I relay that info with a compliment about them... There’s something good in everyone - whether or not they’re a “star student”...#teachpos
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:37 PM EST
    This is awesome! Love when you jump into chats! I know it'll be good when I see you! #teachpos
    In reply to @mexusmx
  • MrsVizina Nov 4 @ 7:37 PM EST
    Q1: @Seesaw is an amazing connecter for my families. I also make a point to connect with families at open house, notes home, or another way at the beginning of the year #teachpos
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:37 PM EST
    YAY! Parent!!! Def want your perspective tonight! #teachpos
    In reply to @JeremyDBond, @ParentCamp
  • Mr_Meals Nov 4 @ 7:37 PM EST
    A1: I welcome their expertise. We've been highlighting careers in each of our Agricultural units this year and we've been having student's parents come in, kind of like a throwback to show and tell days to talk about their various careers. Kids have been loving it! #teachpos
    • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:35 PM EST
      Q1: The parents are our students' first teacher. How do you welcome them into your classroom/school, both digitally and physically? #teachpos
  • Shapiro_WTHS - Moderator Nov 4 @ 7:37 PM EST
    A1b -I’ve invited parents to visit when their child is doing exceptionally well in school. #teachpos
  • DesrosiersEryka Nov 4 @ 7:37 PM EST
    A1: I have a parent and a few local business people mentor my Ss working on #entrepreneurial projects. #TeachPos
  • saschnit Nov 4 @ 7:37 PM EST
    A1: we have weekly communications that go home to our parents. As well, we have a communication system that connects Ps and Ts. I have started an Instagram page @wpca_ms to show off the great things going on in our middle school!we are doing a shadow your Ss day as well #TeachPos
  • JeremyDBond Nov 4 @ 7:37 PM EST
    Since I’m a parent and not a professional educator should I answer this how I’d like to be welcomed as a parent? A1) I appreciate in-person meetings when practical, at the beginning of the year, and like when teachers use digital means to keep communication going. #TeachPos
    • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:35 PM EST
      Q1: The parents are our students' first teacher. How do you welcome them into your classroom/school, both digitally and physically? #teachpos
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:37 PM EST
    Howdy! Glad to see you Eryka! #teachpos
    In reply to @DesrosiersEryka
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:38 PM EST
    A1: We have tons of parent nights! Parents are also always welcome at awards, concerts, etc. Our principal makes a call home every week. Parents can also follow our schools' happenings on instagram, twitter, and facebook, as well as our school website! #teachpos
  • Lisa42Slp Nov 4 @ 7:38 PM EST
    Hi all. Lisa from Minnesota joining in #teachpos and #BookCampPD
  • _on11 Nov 4 @ 7:38 PM EST
    A1: With waves of appreciation for all that they do at home. I'm a parent; I get that it is a difficult job, especially w/middle schoolers. They need to hear the good and that their efforts are not being wasted by their children. #teachpos
    • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:35 PM EST
      Q1: The parents are our students' first teacher. How do you welcome them into your classroom/school, both digitally and physically? #teachpos
  • MrsStaub307 Nov 4 @ 7:38 PM EST
    A1: open house before school starts, fb class group, Google classroom, Twitter, remind, email, online gradebook, and website. We are also creating a team newsletter this year. We are big on communication! It's very important. #teachpos
    • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:35 PM EST
      Q1: The parents are our students' first teacher. How do you welcome them into your classroom/school, both digitally and physically? #teachpos
  • GruntledChalkie Nov 4 @ 7:38 PM EST
    Gday #teachpos Carl from Avonsliegh Australia Would normally be at school on a Monday morning but it's "the day before Melbourne Cup day" holiday
  • Mr_Meals Nov 4 @ 7:38 PM EST
    Gosh I can't get enough of Charlie Brown cartoons this time of year!! 🥳 Thanks for being in the chat! #teachpos
    In reply to @Toups_J
  • TobiaBrooke Nov 4 @ 7:38 PM EST
    Hello everybody! This is my first #TeachPos chat! Happy to be here! I’m in Carlsbad, Ca, 6th Math ❤️
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:38 PM EST
    I love the idea of sending a video, Craig! They're much more likely to watch that, I believe! And they see more of your heart that way. #teachpos
    In reply to @Shapiro_WTHS
  • KristenSevinsky Nov 4 @ 7:38 PM EST
    A1: I put pics and video on a separate Twitter account- Mainly because they don’t need to see 35+ Tweets from me a night from chatting, lol... hasn’t Taken off yet though since I only have like 20 followers, lol!!! #TeachPos
  • MrOverstreet101 Nov 4 @ 7:38 PM EST
    A1- Parent teacher conferences, Class Dojo, Sky Alerts, Remind, reaching out as much as I can through email or phone. It can be a challenge to make parents feel welcome especially depending on their own school experience. #teachpos
    In reply to @iluveducating
  • NWLaurieHall Nov 4 @ 7:39 PM EST
    A1: Reach our early I. The year with calls & email. Greet them at the school entrance whenever possible. Google Classroom. Teacher website. Good notes home. Remind app-texts and pix. #teachpos
  • kruevans Nov 4 @ 7:39 PM EST
    A1: I don't do enough of this. Need to get better here. #teachpos
    In reply to @iluveducating
  • Teachintjay Nov 4 @ 7:39 PM EST
    A1: I love my Ss and their parents. When Ps visit I intentionally take time to greet them and listen to them. At conferences I sit beside them not across from them. Digitally I try to be semi-business like with a touch of personableness #teachpos
  • JeremyDBond Nov 4 @ 7:39 PM EST
    I’m impressed with all the ways you’re reaching parents! #ptchat #TeachPos
    • MrsStaub307 Nov 4 @ 7:38 PM EST
      A1: open house before school starts, fb class group, Google classroom, Twitter, remind, email, online gradebook, and website. We are also creating a team newsletter this year. We are big on communication! It's very important. #teachpos
      • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:35 PM EST
        Q1: The parents are our students' first teacher. How do you welcome them into your classroom/school, both digitally and physically? #teachpos
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:39 PM EST
    Yes! LOVE Seesaw! As a parent, it makes my day to see a Seesaw notification from my kids in the middle of my day! #teachpos
    In reply to @MrsVizina, @Seesaw
  • GruntledChalkie Nov 4 @ 7:39 PM EST
    A1) I use email a lot. #teachpos It helps me when i want to look back on things and it gives me a notification on my phone if I'm at school, in the yard or out with the alpacas
    • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:35 PM EST
      Q1: The parents are our students' first teacher. How do you welcome them into your classroom/school, both digitally and physically? #teachpos
  • LindaEdwardsi Nov 4 @ 7:39 PM EST
    A1 I’m in close contact with the parents via daily agenda, Seesaw, Class Dojo and often in the schoolyard in the mornings #TeachPos
  • Blended_Math Nov 4 @ 7:40 PM EST
    #teachpos - A1 - Make sure to communicate to Parents early and often and in a variety of different ways. Also, create an open and warm culture. Parents need to feel welcome in the school community, they are are customers and their voices should be heard.
    • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:35 PM EST
      Q1: The parents are our students' first teacher. How do you welcome them into your classroom/school, both digitally and physically? #teachpos
  • amynicolebettis Nov 4 @ 7:40 PM EST
    A1: This year I’ve embraced @Seesaw for parent communication as well as inviting them to be able to view/comment on their S’s learning in their digital journals! @seesaw is helping parents feel much more like a part of their student’s learning adventures. #TeachPos
  • peterdboland Nov 4 @ 7:40 PM EST
    Gotta give it up for Charlie Brown, too!!! #teachpos
  • hawkinscentral Nov 4 @ 7:40 PM EST
    Hi everyone! Ashley Hawkins from Chillicothe Missouri. #TeachPos
  • Lunsford6th Nov 4 @ 7:40 PM EST
    A1 - We have an open house night. I provided a survey this year for my parents to fill out about their child. Want to value their input #teachpos
  • PMcPeake1 Nov 4 @ 7:40 PM EST
    A1 Paula from Ky, Parent, volunteer, Coordinator for MENT2BE. I email teachers early in the yr to tell them I’m there if they need me and I’ plan on supporting them. Teachers have a class full, I have one student.#teachpos
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:40 PM EST
    Oh I'd love to know more about Shadow Your Student day! Sounds epic! #teachpos
    In reply to @saschnit
  • TobiaBrooke Nov 4 @ 7:40 PM EST
    A1- I love to include the parents in the work that we do. Ss are gathering family recipes, & having recorded conversations about their culture with their Ps, and then sharing them with our class. #TeachPos
  • HHEMrsBriggs Nov 4 @ 7:40 PM EST
    Q1: we use Schoology and strive for 100% parent membership. I try to post several times a week, letting my families know about all things 2nd grade in my class. I also try to communicate w/ families in a conversational tone. #teachpos
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:41 PM EST
    What great ideas for bringing the parents in and sharing content out digitally! #teachpos never disappoints! Question 2 is on deck!
  • woodallsheryl Nov 4 @ 7:41 PM EST
    We are learning about technology like SMOREs to make digital newsletters and class dojo to communicate with parents. #Teachpos
    In reply to @iluveducating
  • JeremyDBond Nov 4 @ 7:41 PM EST
    Glad to hear about all the use of social media. With the calls home, those are to families of a kid who has done exceptionally well? Or anything of note? #TeachPos
    • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:38 PM EST
      A1: We have tons of parent nights! Parents are also always welcome at awards, concerts, etc. Our principal makes a call home every week. Parents can also follow our schools' happenings on instagram, twitter, and facebook, as well as our school website! #teachpos
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:41 PM EST
    Yes - most definitely! Answer any questions from a parent point of view!!! I love, love, love that you're here! #teachpos
    In reply to @JeremyDBond
  • Teachintjay Nov 4 @ 7:41 PM EST
    A1b: I've gotten lots of positive feedback on our classroom Facebook Group page. Ps say they like seeing pics during the day. I'm happy to oblige. #teachpos
  • lethajhenry Nov 4 @ 7:41 PM EST
    A1- On the 1st day of school I sent home a note which read simply, "What would you like me to know about your child?" Leaving it open allowed them to express anything and everything and opened doors of communication early on. #teachpos
  • Toups_J Nov 4 @ 7:41 PM EST
    #teachpos A1 My goal is on the first day of school I am the Tr my students go home and tell their parents about. The attached flow chart is how I impact my kids. I send out DOZENS of positive e-mails each six week. #AlwaysBelieve
  • amynicolebettis Nov 4 @ 7:41 PM EST
    LOVE these ideas of ways to involve Ps! Especially for these next few weeks of holidays and traditions!! #teachpos
    In reply to @TobiaBrooke
  • ChristineBemis2 Nov 4 @ 7:41 PM EST
    A1~ we ( Ss, Ts all have input) post on our classroom page @MrsBemis44 throughout the day to give our Fs a glimpse into our day ~ phone calls home weekly & good news cards of the day are handwritten by me and/or support staff to engage Fams 😊 #teachpos
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:41 PM EST
    Anything of note - it's a mass phone call with updates and reminders, but we also do phone calls home when they've done something terrific too! #teachpos
    In reply to @JeremyDBond
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:42 PM EST
    Q2: How do you ensure that students and parents in a non-traditional home feel that their home dynamics are valued and respected? #teachpos
  • PMcPeake1 Nov 4 @ 7:42 PM EST
    A1 As a parent I enjoy it when teachers send a brief bio home. I can often pull something from it to connect with. #teachpos
  • JeremyDBond Nov 4 @ 7:42 PM EST
    Nice. What does that communications system involve? #TeachPos
    In reply to @saschnit
  • KristenSevinsky Nov 4 @ 7:42 PM EST
    A1b: I also send home a weekly communication sheet that talks about what we’re are learning about and activities. Would love to see parents come into my classroom and help with activities. That might have to be a second semester goal! I know as a parent I’d love it! #TeachPos
  • Dsoares_MiddHS Nov 4 @ 7:42 PM EST
    A1: with an ice breaker activity then establish classroom norms in a restorative academic circle #teachpos #RJLeagueChat
  • TobiaBrooke Nov 4 @ 7:42 PM EST
    A1- also hosting SLC’s completely run by Ss and their Parents! Just wrote my first blog about it here! https://t.co/lrHHp21OzY #TeachPos
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:42 PM EST
    Yes - when we brag on their kids, it validates their parenting as well! #teachpos
    In reply to @_on11
  • karin001media Nov 4 @ 7:42 PM EST
    Hi, I'm Karin from Minnesota. First time on #teachpos. I am an elementary media specialist. I am in my second year, so still working on engaging parents. We have parent volunteers (Watch Dogs), and I love having them see what happens in media, and engaging with students.
    In reply to @iluveducating
  • renathunderhawk Nov 4 @ 7:42 PM EST
    Good evening!! Rena here, elementary Principal @MapleWarriors in Smithville, MO. #TeachPos
  • hawkinscentral Nov 4 @ 7:42 PM EST
    A1- Back to Schoolletters to both ss and parents, Open House, positive phone calls home to tell them what great things their child has done, #seesaw where we can send notes, pictures, lesson examples #TeachPos
  • peterdboland Nov 4 @ 7:43 PM EST
    A1: Emails home, when a student needs to catch up... Emailed my junior parents last night to tell them how much I enjoy having their kids... I’ll work on my senior parents this week when I’m more pleased with my seniors lol!!! #teachpos
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:43 PM EST
    So glad you're here Karin! You'll love #teachpos - we always welcome new family in!
    In reply to @karin001media
  • MrOverstreet101 Nov 4 @ 7:43 PM EST
    I got to get back on my weekly phone calls. Busy and hectic October threw me off my calling home game! #teachpos
    In reply to @ChristineBemis2, @MrsBemis44
  • LevineWrites Nov 4 @ 7:43 PM EST
    A2: This could be difficult in my world. There are many with a "No Contact" legal piece that we need to be aware of. #teachpos
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:43 PM EST
    Boom - Australia! International times four so far tonight! Winning! #teachpos
    In reply to @GruntledChalkie
  • JeremyDBond Nov 4 @ 7:43 PM EST
    Even those weekly updates mean a lot. The only time they disappointed me as a parent was when they stopped. #TeachPos
    In reply to @KristenSevinsky
  • Dsoares_MiddHS Nov 4 @ 7:43 PM EST
    Challenging questions tonight! Like it! #teachpos
    In reply to @iluveducating
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:44 PM EST
    A2: Our front office makes every effort to know each students' home dynamics, and shares any non-traditional. Choosing our words carefully is important. "Caregivers" rather than "mom and dad" can make many families feel more valued. Also - ASK the families! #teachpos
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:44 PM EST
    You keep on keeping on - you'll get the followers, for sure! Just post the awesome and watch them come! #teachpos
    In reply to @KristenSevinsky
  • JeremyDBond Nov 4 @ 7:44 PM EST
    Yup! (And hi!) #TeachPos
    In reply to @PMcPeake1
  • peterdboland Nov 4 @ 7:44 PM EST
    A2: Is there a reasoned treat them any differently in the first place? #teachpos
  • Shapiro_WTHS - Moderator Nov 4 @ 7:44 PM EST
    A2 - this is all about culture building in class. One of the keys is making parents and kids feel special from day one. “Judge free zone of learning” is how we Phase it. #teachpos
  • LevineWrites Nov 4 @ 7:44 PM EST
    We so need this!!! #teachpos
    • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:44 PM EST
      A2: Our front office makes every effort to know each students' home dynamics, and shares any non-traditional. Choosing our words carefully is important. "Caregivers" rather than "mom and dad" can make many families feel more valued. Also - ASK the families! #teachpos
  • MrNunesteach Nov 4 @ 7:44 PM EST
    A1: I keep in touch via our LMS, @Schoology, and have a digital folder just for them with tips on how to help their Ss, how to reach me, and how to navigate their Ss assignments. I also connect at Back to School night and extra curricular activities. #TeachPos
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:44 PM EST
    Yes - create the culture of openness and warmth! #teachpos
    In reply to @Blended_Math
  • Toups_J Nov 4 @ 7:44 PM EST
    #teachpos A2 Doesn't matter what type of home / family the students come from, LOVE THEM ALL! #Believe in ALL of your students! Make it your first classroom rule! #ItWorks
  • GruntledChalkie Nov 4 @ 7:44 PM EST
    Well I saw the lights on and thought I'd drop in #teachpos
    In reply to @iluveducating
  • Mr_Meals Nov 4 @ 7:45 PM EST
    A2: I seek to understand how they want communication to be conducted. I don't make it a big ordeal, I express my desire to know how I can best serve them and share the great things their child is doing. #teachpos
    • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:42 PM EST
      Q2: How do you ensure that students and parents in a non-traditional home feel that their home dynamics are valued and respected? #teachpos
  • Teachintjay Nov 4 @ 7:45 PM EST
    A2: Ss and Ps from non-traditional homes are treated no differently and are just as valued and respected as anyone else. #teachpos
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:45 PM EST
    Oh I love this! #teachpos
    In reply to @lethajhenry
  • dogpoundtwo Nov 4 @ 7:45 PM EST
    I work hard to include all families. My school has a lot of families that fall in this category. I share information electronically and I provide physical copies of student documents. I also provide opportunities to meet at alternate times. #teachpos
    In reply to @iluveducating
  • Mr_Meals Nov 4 @ 7:45 PM EST
    YES!! #teachpos
    • Toups_J Nov 4 @ 7:44 PM EST
      #teachpos A2 Doesn't matter what type of home / family the students come from, LOVE THEM ALL! #Believe in ALL of your students! Make it your first classroom rule! #ItWorks
  • Blended_Math Nov 4 @ 7:46 PM EST
    #teachpos - A2 It starts with not assuming that everyone comes from a traditional household. Get to know the home dynamics, and respect the need for additional/different communication home for that child. School should be an extension of the family, no matter the family
    • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:42 PM EST
      Q2: How do you ensure that students and parents in a non-traditional home feel that their home dynamics are valued and respected? #teachpos
  • JeremyDBond Nov 4 @ 7:46 PM EST
    Oh, I see. That (mass call) is cool too. Makes me think of how we’d sometimes know the assistant superintendent’s voice more because he was the one who called about school cancellations or delays. We should know the principal best. #TeachPos
    In reply to @iluveducating
  • pattersonaubrey Nov 4 @ 7:46 PM EST
    A1: Years ago, we started running mock school nights where parents would follow kid's schedule 15 mins periods, bell, next class, etc. With 15 min break for food and fun that we called lunch at 8PM. #teachpos
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:46 PM EST
    I did a SLC with my 4th grader this year and loved it! She took such pride in telling me all about her work and setting her goals! Much better hearing it from her! #teachpos
    In reply to @TobiaBrooke
  • JeremyDBond Nov 4 @ 7:46 PM EST
    😊 #TeachPos
    In reply to @iluveducating
  • saschnit Nov 4 @ 7:46 PM EST
    A2: This is one of my biggest goals this year.. spread diversity and expose my Ss to the diverse world that is outside the walls of the school. I want to post pictures around the school of the diverse population we have and the families that support us! #TeachPos
  • Lunsford6th Nov 4 @ 7:47 PM EST
    A2 In my school, non-traditional homes are the norm. I feel like I give the same support and opportunities for those students as students from traditional homes. #teachpos
  • renathunderhawk Nov 4 @ 7:47 PM EST
    A1: We held our first #ParentCamp About 2 weeks ago. It was full of amazing conversations. We also live stream daily video announcements using an iPad and Live:Air Action app. It is linked to our YouTube site. The kids can’t wait to anchor the morning news! #TeachPos
  • hawkinscentral Nov 4 @ 7:47 PM EST
    A2-We aren’t here to judge, we are here to teach. Treat all familiesw/love and respect. From day 1 we need to build a culture where we value all and think before we speak and act. #TeachPos
  • KristenSevinsky Nov 4 @ 7:47 PM EST
    A2: I need to be better at this! Yikes! Make sure Information is sent home to all the caregivers and not just one copy home with the ss. Ask families what they want to be called, how they want to be contacted, (together or separately) how we can include all parties #TeachPos
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:47 PM EST
    Definitely! We've got some of those too - definitely need to be aware of those situations! Court mandates are so important to know about! #teachpos
    In reply to @LevineWrites
  • LevineWrites Nov 4 @ 7:47 PM EST
    So true! #teachpos
    • MrsVizina Nov 4 @ 7:47 PM EST
      YES! I agree with this. Sometimes there is information you cannot share with certain parts of families and it just hurts your heart the whole time.
      In reply to @LevineWrites
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:48 PM EST
    You only need to wait one more minute for Question 3, y'all! Be sure to follow someone new tonight! What an epic group! #teachpos
  • ChristineBemis2 Nov 4 @ 7:48 PM EST
    A2~ this classroomhighlights card is sent home frequently to help build relationships with all families ~ I have many text messages, emails & good old voicemails support this means of bridging school/home & community bldg ~ very inexpensive investment from @Vistaprint #teachpos
  • MrsStaub307 Nov 4 @ 7:48 PM EST
    A2: embrace all families. Whether it's a single parent, grandparent or a mom/dad. Just like you treat your Ss as different individuals you need to do the same 4 the parents. Some need emails some need handwritten notes. Communication is key to working together #teachpos
    • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:42 PM EST
      Q2: How do you ensure that students and parents in a non-traditional home feel that their home dynamics are valued and respected? #teachpos
  • _on11 Nov 4 @ 7:48 PM EST
    A2: Good is good, regardless of the starting point. It's in these situations, where stress might be more prevalent, where we need to communicate all the good we are seeing. Also, in these conversations, a team mentality can be developed to support growth areas. #teachpos
    • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:42 PM EST
      Q2: How do you ensure that students and parents in a non-traditional home feel that their home dynamics are valued and respected? #teachpos
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:48 PM EST
    Definitely not! But unfortunately, some are treated differently. It's sad. This gives us a platform to share how we do it right, so others will follow suit :-) #teachpos
    In reply to @peterdboland
  • StephDill92 Nov 4 @ 7:48 PM EST
    A2: We really work to communicate and share with all our families however we can. We have a high population of ESL, Napal, Hispanic, German, etc. Single family, blended families. It takes a village and we want to include the entire village. #teachpos
  • MrNunesteach Nov 4 @ 7:48 PM EST
    A2: The best way to help support Ss is through rapport, and I start building strong relations ships on day one. I share out a bit about myself and have students do personal narrative essays. I have my highest completion rate all year with this assignment. #teachpos
  • Mr_Meals Nov 4 @ 7:48 PM EST
    What a cool idea!! #teachpos
    In reply to @renathunderhawk
  • Shapiro_WTHS - Moderator Nov 4 @ 7:48 PM EST
    Frequently we don’t realize the importance of this topic. It’s so easy to forget about the relationship with parents. #TeachPos
  • PMcPeake1 Nov 4 @ 7:48 PM EST
    A2 Anymore we have so many non traditional families! It doesn’t stand out like it used to. In our area we have a growing number of family members and grandparents raising kids. #teachpos
  • GruntledChalkie Nov 4 @ 7:48 PM EST
    And lets face it, what is a traditional home nowadays anyway #teachpos
  • Lisa42Slp Nov 4 @ 7:48 PM EST
    I’m a little exhausted so may not have much input. #TeachPos #bookcamppd
    In reply to @iluveducating
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:48 PM EST
    Lights are always on, my friend! #teachpos
    In reply to @GruntledChalkie
  • LindaEdwardsi Nov 4 @ 7:48 PM EST
    A2 If parents aren’t together I see them separately or if there are other parent issues I just see them individually #TeachPos
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:49 PM EST
    Q3: How do you partner with parents to ensure that every child experiences success in your class/school? #teachpos
  • JeremyDBond Nov 4 @ 7:49 PM EST
    Our middle and high school parent nights are basically that, minus the bells and break (periods were only 10 minutes). This year our 9th grader’s science teacher managed to sneak in a quick lesson! #TeachPos
    In reply to @pattersonaubrey
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:49 PM EST
    I am so thankful for this! #teachpos
    In reply to @Teachintjay
  • HHEMrsBriggs Nov 4 @ 7:49 PM EST
    A2: Our teachers share family info w/the next year's teacher. We also try to use neutral language, like "families" instead of mom/dad. I also don't rely on the custodial parent to communicate w/non/costodial. I do that. #teachpos
  • MrOverstreet101 Nov 4 @ 7:49 PM EST
    To echo off of this point. The way I start to reach the parents of my Ss is through their students. Providing them with exposure to a diverse curriculum and empowering Ss, I think helps all parents feel like their children are learning in a judgement free safe space. #teachpos
    In reply to @saschnit
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:49 PM EST
    Absolutely! Get to know the families - it always comes back to relationships, right?! #teachpos
    In reply to @Blended_Math
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:50 PM EST
    A3: I don't wait until something is wrong to contact parents; I do my best to make the first contact a positive one. When Ts and Ps work together with the Ss best interest, everyone benefits. When Ps see that you care about THEIR child, it's a win all the way around. #teachpos
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:50 PM EST
    Yes, yes, yes! #teachpos
    In reply to @hawkinscentral
  • renathunderhawk Nov 4 @ 7:50 PM EST
    A2: Seek to understand not judge. In this day, traditional is not the norm. Make them ALL feel welcome! #TeachPos
  • GruntledChalkie Nov 4 @ 7:50 PM EST
    On a typical Monday i would have been teaching Maths to our pre-apprentice students at the moment #teachpos
    In reply to @iluveducating
  • MrOverstreet101 Nov 4 @ 7:50 PM EST
    Coming! #teachpos sucked me into a chat!
    In reply to @Rdene915
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:50 PM EST
    "We aren't here to judge" - Winning!!! #teachpos
    • hawkinscentral Nov 4 @ 7:47 PM EST
      A2-We aren’t here to judge, we are here to teach. Treat all familiesw/love and respect. From day 1 we need to build a culture where we value all and think before we speak and act. #TeachPos
  • _on11 Nov 4 @ 7:51 PM EST
    Hey #teachpos! We'd love to hear from YOU this Wednesday night at 7 CST as @tatmaylor and @mattray30 talk behavior management. Give your classrooms a boost with these Qs: https://t.co/RMJkqQBb1F. #edchat #edchatPH #weteachuN #2pencilchat #hacklearning
  • Toups_J Nov 4 @ 7:51 PM EST
    #teachpos Telling your story to your Ss is HUGE in developing the relationship that produces intrinsic learners. #AlwaysBelieve
    In reply to @MrNunesteach
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:51 PM EST
    Our friend Rachelle can sneak over here too, lol! Hey girl! #teachpos
    In reply to @MrOverstreet101, @Rdene915
  • Shapiro_WTHS - Moderator Nov 4 @ 7:51 PM EST
    A3 - every month or so I send a letter home that speaks to key skills that are being taught. Not academic, but life skills. Time management, organization, kindness, paying it forward. #teachpos
  • JeremyDBond Nov 4 @ 7:51 PM EST
    All this. There is no “normal” family makeup. #TeachPos
    • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:44 PM EST
      A2: Our front office makes every effort to know each students' home dynamics, and shares any non-traditional. Choosing our words carefully is important. "Caregivers" rather than "mom and dad" can make many families feel more valued. Also - ASK the families! #teachpos
  • MrsHankinsClass Nov 4 @ 7:51 PM EST
    Wendy Hankins, 2nd grade, HouTX - Sorry I’m late! Was cooking dinner for the fam! #Teachpos
  • GruntledChalkie Nov 4 @ 7:51 PM EST
    We do make lots of calls to parents. Whether it's email or call. And clearly explain what is going on and what they can do to help their child #teachpos
  • MrsVizina Nov 4 @ 7:51 PM EST
    #teachpos It is all about those relationships. Giving extra love to those kiddos who need it. Making sure families are in the loop at home with what we are learning!
  • GruntledChalkie Nov 4 @ 7:51 PM EST
    whoops A3) #teachpos
    • GruntledChalkie Nov 4 @ 7:51 PM EST
      We do make lots of calls to parents. Whether it's email or call. And clearly explain what is going on and what they can do to help their child #teachpos
  • woodallsheryl Nov 4 @ 7:51 PM EST
    A3: As a parent I agree whole heartedly about that, I always appreciated a teacher who cared. #Teachpos
    In reply to @iluveducating
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:52 PM EST
    It is definitely easy to forget them, even though they should be our closest partners! I'm so glad I stuck with this topic tonight!!! #teachpos
    In reply to @Shapiro_WTHS
  • Rdene915 Nov 4 @ 7:52 PM EST
    Thanks ;) I was multi-tasking, had to update a @Buncee and next thing you know, 30 minutes goes by! #TeachPos #bookcamppd
    In reply to @iluveducating, @MrOverstreet101, @Buncee
  • Blended_Math Nov 4 @ 7:52 PM EST
    #teachpos - A3 -The reality is that not every student is always going to have success in school, and it is in those tough moments that students/parents need the most support. A lot of parents don't know what to do when things don't go as planned. Schools need to fill those gaps
    • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:49 PM EST
      Q3: How do you partner with parents to ensure that every child experiences success in your class/school? #teachpos
  • KristenSevinsky Nov 4 @ 7:52 PM EST
    A3: Transparency and humility are key. Say you’re sorry if you make a mistake. Use parents to your and ss advantage. Find ways that pp can help at home and communicate those ways to pp! Make sure they know how your classroom is run. Communicate often! #TeachPos
  • DesrosiersEryka Nov 4 @ 7:52 PM EST
    A3: Constant communication! #teachpos
    In reply to @iluveducating
  • MrNunesteach Nov 4 @ 7:52 PM EST
    A3: When a challenge arises or a student begins to struggle I call home and ask driving questions to discover more about the student; their passions, the hopes, dream--I find out who they really are and I seek to meet them where they are to bring out positive outcomes. #teachpos
  • Toups_J Nov 4 @ 7:52 PM EST
    #teachpos A3 COMMUNICATION COMMUNICATION! When your first contact with a parent is positive it sets the tone for the whole year. The best type of communication is when the Ss go home telling their parents how they love your class. #AlwaysBelieve
  • peterdboland Nov 4 @ 7:52 PM EST
    A3: Just communicating home is important... for good, for the not so good, or just to keep everyone in the loop... #teachpos
  • TobiaBrooke Nov 4 @ 7:53 PM EST
    A3 I try to meet with families as much as possible. Whether it’s through a math family night, collaboration on projects, or 1 on 1 meetings, individualizing their child’s experience is my top priority. #teachpos
  • Mr_Meals Nov 4 @ 7:53 PM EST
    A3: See them as an equal partner in this learning adventure! Get away from this us vs. them mentality that seems to permeate our whole society. Partners share in the heavy lifting...I've got to keep asking myself, what am I doing to help facilitate that with my Ps?! #teachpos
    • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:49 PM EST
      Q3: How do you partner with parents to ensure that every child experiences success in your class/school? #teachpos
  • JeremyDBond Nov 4 @ 7:53 PM EST
    I love this question. I also question why anyone from a school would judge what any family is, any more than what any student is. #TeachPos A2
    • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:42 PM EST
      Q2: How do you ensure that students and parents in a non-traditional home feel that their home dynamics are valued and respected? #teachpos
  • Rdene915 Nov 4 @ 7:53 PM EST
    A3 I make sure I connect with parents often, share class news, and updates regularly, also I want to know what strategies help, what interests are so that I can provide more options #TeachPos
    In reply to @iluveducating
  • mexusmx Nov 4 @ 7:53 PM EST
    Thanks, Alicia. I lost the Internet signal for a bit there (I am a passenger heading home after a weekend at the beach!) #teachpos
    In reply to @iluveducating
  • MrsStaub307 Nov 4 @ 7:53 PM EST
    A3: Constant communication. Daily or weekly emails if needed. Online gradebook allows parents to see Ss academic status. If needed I'm always willing to meet in person as well. My end goal is to see Ss succeed it's a common goal I have with the parents. #teachpos
    • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:49 PM EST
      Q3: How do you partner with parents to ensure that every child experiences success in your class/school? #teachpos
  • Lunsford6th Nov 4 @ 7:53 PM EST
    A3: Communicate. Offer chances to volunteer. Allow parents to give input about what their child is feeling. #teachpos
  • LevineWrites Nov 4 @ 7:53 PM EST
    A3: I wish this was easier in Middle School. I see it done so well in elementary school where teachers have 27 kids. I have 171...it makes it rough. Google Classroom helps a lot. #teachpos
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:54 PM EST
    Y'all are so incredible that I'm thinking we need a BONUS tonight! #teachpos
  • dogpoundtwo Nov 4 @ 7:54 PM EST
    I try to set up a relationship with Ss and families that is family like. I want us all to be working for the same thing - the success of all Ss. I work to differentiate and to provide parents with meaningful resources to help enhance their child’s learning at home.#teachpos
    In reply to @iluveducating
  • ChristineBemis2 Nov 4 @ 7:54 PM EST
    A3~ All families need to feel valued, welcome, respected, honored & feel their input is important... starts at onset of school & is built on engaging in ongoing conversations that are 2~way, honest, trusting & action oriented 😊 & full of ❤️ #teachpos
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:54 PM EST
    Their success may be in the "extra" part of school - their extracurricular may be where they shine - and it's important that we, as educators, are there for those moments as well! #teachpos
    In reply to @Blended_Math
  • _on11 Nov 4 @ 7:54 PM EST
    A3: I love asking "What are you seeing at home? Are there any circumstances that are influencing choices at school?" Sharing our own struggles as parents helps to make us more approachable. #teachpos
    • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:49 PM EST
      Q3: How do you partner with parents to ensure that every child experiences success in your class/school? #teachpos
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:55 PM EST
    Bonus: How will you make a positive connection with at least one child's parent(s) this week? #teachpos
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:55 PM EST
    Yes - they are equal! We know the content and pedagogy, but THEY know their child! And I teach kids, so I need THEIR help! #teachpos
    • Mr_Meals Nov 4 @ 7:53 PM EST
      A3: See them as an equal partner in this learning adventure! Get away from this us vs. them mentality that seems to permeate our whole society. Partners share in the heavy lifting...I've got to keep asking myself, what am I doing to help facilitate that with my Ps?! #teachpos
      • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:49 PM EST
        Q3: How do you partner with parents to ensure that every child experiences success in your class/school? #teachpos
  • saschnit Nov 4 @ 7:55 PM EST
    A3: We are huge on getting parent volunteers to come in and help out in the classrooms and schools. It’s a lot easier in elementary, but we try in middle school to get as many as we can. We want them to see the great things going on and it gives the Ss accountability #TeachPos
  • MrsHankinsClass Nov 4 @ 7:55 PM EST
    A1: We connect with parents both digitally and physically in a variety of ways: ♥️Daily texts ♥️Weekly phone calls ♥️Monthly newsletters ♥️Student @Seesaw portfolio ♥️@ClassDojo ♥️ Events, like Donuts with Dad ♥️ Inviting family readers (been doing this for years!) #TeachPos
  • mexusmx Nov 4 @ 7:55 PM EST
    When Ts start to make judgments on the families of the Ss they serve, #Teachpos
    In reply to @JeremyDBond
  • Rdene915 Nov 4 @ 7:55 PM EST
    We have parent teacher conferences tomorrow :) #teachpos
    In reply to @iluveducating
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:56 PM EST
    Yep! I have nearly 400 - it's rough, but I definitely do all I can, and I'm sure you do as well! #teachpos
    In reply to @LevineWrites
  • hawkinscentral Nov 4 @ 7:56 PM EST
    A3- The first week of school I try to make phone calls to all families and share one positive about their child. Then , throughout the year I try to either make calls/send letters about what I ❤️ about their ss. These little messages have have to build our relationships.#teachpos
  • robinwellshick1 Nov 4 @ 7:56 PM EST
    A2 by using inclusive vocabulary in reference to the people responsible for them. #Teachpos
  • JeremyDBond Nov 4 @ 7:56 PM EST
    Students are definitely the most effective messengers on the effectiveness of their experience. (Just don’t rely on them to be liaisons—we parents want to hear directly from you!) #TeachPos
    • Toups_J Nov 4 @ 7:52 PM EST
      #teachpos A3 COMMUNICATION COMMUNICATION! When your first contact with a parent is positive it sets the tone for the whole year. The best type of communication is when the Ss go home telling their parents how they love your class. #AlwaysBelieve
  • StephDill92 Nov 4 @ 7:56 PM EST
    A3: As a SPED T it is important for me to read a Ps behavior about SPED and work to help them understand it is different now. Many of my families had a "bad" expereince of know of one. It has left a bad taste. I help them to see the positives of what I do. #TeachPos
  • Blended_Math Nov 4 @ 7:56 PM EST
    #teachpos - Great chat tonight! Don't forget to join us over at #edChatRI right after this. Guest hosts @rimtamath and @ATMNEmath discuss our favorite educational conference moments.
  • LindaEdwardsi Nov 4 @ 7:57 PM EST
    A3 We are in close contact with parents all the time and have frequent conversations about their children’s learning and next steps. We try to maintain a home/school team #TeachPos
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:57 PM EST
    Y'all.... THIS is so important!!! It takes just a minute to write a note or pick up the phone! Straight from a parent - don't rely on the kid to be the messenger! #teachpos #LetParentsSpeak #LetStudentsSpeak #tlap #LeadLAP #edchat
    • JeremyDBond Nov 4 @ 7:56 PM EST
      Students are definitely the most effective messengers on the effectiveness of their experience. (Just don’t rely on them to be liaisons—we parents want to hear directly from you!) #TeachPos
      • Toups_J Nov 4 @ 7:52 PM EST
        #teachpos A3 COMMUNICATION COMMUNICATION! When your first contact with a parent is positive it sets the tone for the whole year. The best type of communication is when the Ss go home telling their parents how they love your class. #AlwaysBelieve
  • JeremyDBond Nov 4 @ 7:57 PM EST
    Thank you for this. The student’s success fitting in should not determine the extent of the partnership. #TeachPos
    • Blended_Math Nov 4 @ 7:52 PM EST
      #teachpos - A3 -The reality is that not every student is always going to have success in school, and it is in those tough moments that students/parents need the most support. A lot of parents don't know what to do when things don't go as planned. Schools need to fill those gaps
      • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:49 PM EST
        Q3: How do you partner with parents to ensure that every child experiences success in your class/school? #teachpos
  • mexusmx Nov 4 @ 7:57 PM EST
    Exactly! They know their child better than we ever will and we know more kids than they will ever know... that’s why we need each other #TeachPos
    In reply to @iluveducating
  • Mr_Meals Nov 4 @ 7:57 PM EST
    Bonus: Love this question!! My positive connection is going to be sending a note home with each of my bus ridding kiddos, thanking their parents for letting them ride the bus route, they bring such joy each day! #teachpos
    • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:55 PM EST
      Bonus: How will you make a positive connection with at least one child's parent(s) this week? #teachpos
  • Toups_J Nov 4 @ 7:57 PM EST
    #teachpos Would like to share, I started teaching in 1990, my 1st rule was #AlwaysBelieve in Yourself. The last 28 years I have seen how this rule + LOVING the kids has changed lives. I WROTE A BOOK! "The Story of Always Believe" coming out soon!
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:58 PM EST
    That is incredible!!! Let us know how it goes! Love it!!! #teachpos
    In reply to @Mr_Meals
  • ChristineBemis2 Nov 4 @ 7:58 PM EST
    A3B~ ~home visits work to build home/school relstionships ~quick meet & chats out in community works, too~we have to find ways to reach our Families ~ many work multiple jobs & want to be a part of their child’s school life & where there is a will, there is a way #teachpos
  • peterdboland Nov 4 @ 7:58 PM EST
    A3: Even a shell of a form email that allows you to say at least one personalthing to the recipient is probably much more than they ever received before - and much more meaningful... #teachpos
  • KristenSevinsky Nov 4 @ 7:58 PM EST
    Bonus- I have many parents to contact about how their students ROCKED this last test. In fact, I went back and looked over it to see if it was easier than I had thought. NOPE!!! It was super hard, and so many ss did soooo well!! #TeachPos
  • renathunderhawk Nov 4 @ 7:58 PM EST
    A3: Our motto is overcommunicate! Positive phone calls w/Principal Pride Awards, consistent posts on social media that tell our story, frequent opportunities to connect-invitations to lunch, curriculum events, parent conversations, community events, monthly newsletters. #teachpos
  • Shapiro_WTHS - Moderator Nov 4 @ 7:58 PM EST
    Love what @iluveducating did tonight. Unique topic that is super important. I’m back next week talking about “what our favorite parts of teaching are!” #teachpos
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:59 PM EST
    Thank you all for an incredible chat tonight! It's so important that we are on the same team with the parents of our students, & y'all are doing it right! Thank you @Shapiro_WTHS for the opp to be the lead learner with this awesome crew tonight! Have a terrific week! #TeachPos
  • lethajhenry Nov 4 @ 7:59 PM EST
    Bonus Q- I'm going to ask parents to take selfies with their favourite books (either to read themselves or with their kiddos)- we'll put them up in our classroom to add to our 'readers recommend' wall- #TeachPos
  • kruevans Nov 4 @ 7:59 PM EST
    Why are we here if not to help? Judgments hold us back. #teachpos
    In reply to @mexusmx, @JeremyDBond
  • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:59 PM EST
    That's awesome! You've taught the Ss to rise to the occasion and given them such confidence! Good job, you! #teachpos
    In reply to @KristenSevinsky
  • Rdene915 Nov 4 @ 7:59 PM EST
    You are a busy chat host :) #teachpos
    In reply to @iluveducating, @Shapiro_WTHS
  • Lunsford6th Nov 4 @ 7:59 PM EST
    Bonus: I will make a positive phone call home to the parent of a child who had issues in the past. #teachpos
  • JeremyDBond Nov 4 @ 7:59 PM EST
    See us and hear us. Partnerships are built on trust and understanding, for which there’s no blueprint. #TeachPos A3
    • iluveducating Nov 4 @ 7:49 PM EST
      Q3: How do you partner with parents to ensure that every child experiences success in your class/school? #teachpos
  • Blended_Math Nov 4 @ 7:59 PM EST
    #teachpos - Success looks very different for every student. Success is as diverse as the learner.
    In reply to @JeremyDBond
  • NowakRo Nov 4 @ 8:00 PM EST
    One hour until #bekindEDU as we Celebrate the Heart of Educators. Come join @MrCoachEli & me to share the positivity & gratitude. You make a difference. Share your learning with us! #kidsdeserveit #tlap #LeadLAP #sunchat #edchat #teachpos #tchrwellness #classroomchampions #t2t