#oklaed Archive

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

Sunday November 27, 2016
9:00 PM EST

  • conniehamilton Nov 27 @ 9:00 PM EST
    Educators are taking advantage of the $2.99 weekend special on https://t.co/RmvhflJWjE #mnlead #txeduchat #iaedchat #nbtchat #oklaed
  • coach57 Nov 27 @ 9:00 PM EST
    Kevin Hime Superintendent #cpsreds #oklaed
  • shawnhime - Moderator Nov 27 @ 9:00 PM EST
    Shawn Hime @OSSBAoklahoma #oklaEd
    In reply to @OSSBAoklahoma
  • watersenglish Nov 27 @ 9:00 PM EST
    Michelle Waters, 9-11 English, Wayne High School #oklaed
  • coach57 Nov 27 @ 9:00 PM EST
    #oklaed welcomes everyone to our weekly chat. even Lurkers
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:00 PM EST
    Welcome!!!! #oklaed
  • MrP_tchr - Moderator Nov 27 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Anthony here, I teach math. . . . I like pie. #oklaed
  • ddmteach Nov 27 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Danielle, 10th grade English #oklaed
  • valariefarrow Nov 27 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Valarie Farrow, AP Tulsa. Lamenting the fact there are no #donuts allowed in #oklaed tonight. (sigh)
  • KimberBlodgett Nov 27 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Kim, Little Axe, 5th grade T, coconut cream pie. #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Meghan Loyd, MS Vocal Music in Broken Arrow and I love Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie! #oklaed
  • AdamBrownEDU Nov 27 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Hi! Adam from VA. Principal #oklaed
  • McDonaldClay Nov 27 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Clay McDonald, Principal, Piedmont Middle School #oklaed
  • manders416 Nov 27 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Amanda Smith, 5th ELA/SS, Moore #oklaed
  • MrsBeck25 - Moderator Nov 27 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Anne Beck, Ed tech @oueducation #oklaed
    In reply to @oueducation
  • watersenglish Nov 27 @ 9:01 PM EST
    I like pie... pumpkin pie, chocolate pie, pecan pie, did I mention pie? #oklaed
  • ClaudiaSwisher Nov 27 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Claudia Swisher -- retired ELA teacher, now loudmouth...and mincemeat is my favorite pie. No one else likes it. More for me! #oklaed
  • ParkerStephani_ Nov 27 @ 9:01 PM EST
    Stephanie, 4th grade teacher, pumpkin! #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc Nov 27 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Blue Cereal - Sitting on the Couch, slouching a bit, I guess. Oh, and Pecan, I think. #oklaed
  • kriscoop80 Nov 27 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Kristy Cooper, Math/Leadership Teacher at Del City High School and Pumpkin Pie with lots of whip cream #oklaed
  • VisionsOfEd Nov 27 @ 9:02 PM EST
    #OklaEd friends, check out episode 34 with @SPSheehan on teacher activism: https://t.co/BZ1ySlggDV We laugh, cry, move forward. #edchat
    In reply to @SPSheehan
  • mcappsparks Nov 27 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Melinda Parks, AP World/Euro teacher at Westmoore High, chocolate pecan. #oklaed
  • mrsaj4 Nov 27 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Adrienne Fore, Union 7th science and GT. Peach cobbler alamode #OklaEd
  • ddmteach Nov 27 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Chocolate. This is what happens when I try to be ahead of the game. #oklaed
  • shawnhime - Moderator Nov 27 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Chocolate Pecan #oklaEd https://t.co/vBmGkvXEY4
  • ejbband21 Nov 27 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Eric Bates Band Director and few other things at Oklahoma Union schools and Chocolate Pecan #oklaed
  • 1ShirleneMT Nov 27 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Shirlene MT, Pre service HS Biology teacher excited about starting student teaching, I dont like pie #donthateme #oklaed
  • ClaudiaSwisher Nov 27 @ 9:02 PM EST
    #oklaed, be jealous...Henry David Thoreau just followed me...from the grave, apparently
  • ScienceBrandi Nov 27 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Brandi Williams- science specialist; key lime #oklaed
  • vperezy Nov 27 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Vanessa Perez, Clinton Tech Integration Specialist & Librarian, Pecan or @piejunkieokc Drunken Turtle #oklaed
    In reply to @piejunkieokc
  • davidyetter Nov 27 @ 9:02 PM EST
    What?!? I thought Ts only worked 9-3 and only when school was in!😂#oklaed
    • 1ShirleneMT Nov 27 @ 8:59 PM EST
      Im only half with you tonight #oklaed, Ive got to finish so many papers
  • MrsBeck25 - Moderator Nov 27 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Favorite pie... Don't really have one.. would rather waste the calories on a fat steak... #oklaed
  • bakerleft Nov 27 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Aaron Baker, 8th grade U.S. History, Chocolate #oklaed
  • MsMCude Nov 27 @ 9:02 PM EST
    #oklaed Madison Cude PreService Special Education Major at the University of Oklahoma
  • valariefarrow Nov 27 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Cherry, chocolate, banana creme, coconut creme, cheesecake, donut pie! #oklaed @meghanloyd see what I did there?
    In reply to @meghanloyd
  • MrRogersTech Nov 27 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Adam Rogers, CTE Technology Resource Coordinator, Apple Pie. #oklaed
  • SHenshallHarris Nov 27 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Science Teacher and proud #mael037 student ready for #OklaEd
  • grendelrick Nov 27 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Rick Cobb, Mid-Del superintendent, #oklaed blogger, @SNU_MAEL adjunct professor, and pie aficionado.
    In reply to @SNU_MAEL
  • lsmellott Nov 27 @ 9:02 PM EST
    #oklaed Shanna from Cache, Senior English, Chocolate Pie
  • ClaudiaSwisher Nov 27 @ 9:02 PM EST
    #oklaed, we can relate, huh?
    • JustLetMe_teach Nov 27 @ 9:02 PM EST
      If a tree fell in the woods & no one was there ... would they still blame teachers for all that's wrong in education? #JustLetMeTeach 😎
  • JasonPerez75 Nov 27 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Jason Perez, Executive Director of TLE @oksde and beauty school dropout. Favorite pie is chocolate! #oklaed
    In reply to @oksde
  • mrsmcreading Nov 27 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Amber McMath teaching reading to 7th in Owasso and enjoying whatever kind of pie I didn't have to make. #oklaed
  • BlossJulie Nov 27 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Principal Julie Bloss, Grove Early Childhood Center 😉 #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Nov 27 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Jack Reed, Assistant Principal at U.S. Grant High School in @OKCPS and my favorite pie is Lemon Meringue Pie!!! #oklaed
    In reply to @OKCPS
  • franklinMPH Nov 27 @ 9:02 PM EST
    Robert Franklin Assoc Supt @tulsatech fully satiated on pie and turkey #oklaEd
    In reply to @tulsatech
  • vperezy Nov 27 @ 9:03 PM EST
    Welcome to #oklaed!
    In reply to @AdamBrownEDU
  • DrTerriOU Nov 27 @ 9:03 PM EST
    Terri Cullen assoc prof @oueducation and lead on https://t.co/6BDcUGmnnX oh & pumpkin pie #oklaed
    In reply to @oueducation
  • BrandonHaigood Nov 27 @ 9:03 PM EST
    Brandon Haigood, History Teacher, Coach, Bus Driver #oklaed
  • MrsHime Nov 27 @ 9:03 PM EST
    Steph Hime #swelem #oklaed Millionaire🍰
  • edgeblogger Nov 27 @ 9:03 PM EST
    Hi, #oklaed. Rob Miller, Asst Supt, Sand Springs. I'll have a slice of this, please!
  • DeJa_Clift Nov 27 @ 9:03 PM EST
    #oklaed chat is hard since kids bedtime is 8p but I made it!! #nobedtimemeltdowns #frommomorbaby 😂 #maelo37 let's party!
  • tawnrundle Nov 27 @ 9:03 PM EST
    Tawn Rundle, Asst. Supt., @ Merritt Schools - Coconut Creme Pie #oklaed
  • tmcdon3051 Nov 27 @ 9:03 PM EST
    Tom McDonald, Lawton 7th Science #oklaed
  • dena_rogers Nov 27 @ 9:03 PM EST
    Dena Rogers- Counselor/Athletic Facilitator French Silk Pie #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:03 PM EST
    We will use the A1, A2 answer format and don't forget to use the hashtag #oklaed
  • SraDarko Nov 27 @ 9:03 PM EST
    Whittney Darko Spanish Teacher Sweet Potato #OklaEd #maelo37
  • vperezy Nov 27 @ 9:03 PM EST
    But what kind of pie do you like? #oklaed
    In reply to @coach57
  • twoguysde Nov 27 @ 9:03 PM EST
    Hey all, two guys from Delaware here. We are Ts that make videos so that teachers can learn from teachers. https://t.co/vtZQ45BFFv #oklaed
  • djthoreson Nov 27 @ 9:03 PM EST
    Debbie Thoreson, P of 1st grade girl, T of English 3 & AP, Dewey High School, Pecan or Coconut Cream! #oklaed
  • 1ShirleneMT Nov 27 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Sadly Im still in college, but they are eduucational papers #oklaed @davidyetter
    In reply to @davidyetter
  • nancy_nwilliams Nov 27 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Nancy Williams - Reading Specialist - Idabel Primary South -I love ANYTHING CHOCOLATE #oklaed
  • HartfordJimmy Nov 27 @ 9:04 PM EST
    1) Jimmy Hartford 2) H.S. Mathematico 3) yes #oklaed
  • Ladywolf2014 Nov 27 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Sarah B here! Ate a whole lot of mudslide the last few days! #oklaed
  • MrsMRussell Nov 27 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Michelle Russell. Cordell Elementary Counselor. Turtle #oklaed
  • scavner874 Nov 27 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Stephanie Cavner, Administrative Intern, Putnam City, pie junkie #oklaed #maelo37
  • mcvay51 Nov 27 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Craig McVay, Supt., El Reno is here and following. #oklaed
  • kennethdward Nov 27 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Kenny Ward principal @Bridge_Creek_MS Apple pie all the way! #oklaed
    In reply to @Bridge_Creek_MS
  • collums_dawn Nov 27 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Dawn Collums, Sped OKCPS forgot the #oklaed and the gif was too good not to share lol
  • PrincipalNyberg Nov 27 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Hi #oklaed. I'm Brant. MS principal from Wyoming. I'll be in and out, watching the Broncos
  • MPSTechnology Nov 27 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Jun Kim, Dir of Tech. Moore - Pecan, especially from the center out! #oklaed
  • KathySDunn Nov 27 @ 9:04 PM EST
    Kathy Dunn, Mid-Del Assistant Superintendent #oklaed Pizza Pie
  • MrsBeck25 - Moderator Nov 27 @ 9:05 PM EST
    Hi Debra! I hope you had a great 🦃 day! #oklaed
    In reply to @djthoreson
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:05 PM EST
    Question One!! #oklaed
  • DrTerriOU Nov 27 @ 9:05 PM EST
    Btw. Who will be at @k20center ILI wed. Do say hi!!! #oklaed
    In reply to @k20center
  • djthoreson Nov 27 @ 9:05 PM EST
    Thanks, I definitely did. I hope your Thanksgiving was delicious, too! #oklaed
    In reply to @MrsBeck25
  • MrRogersTech Nov 27 @ 9:05 PM EST
    A1: OKCPS has almost any elective you could want. It is starting to become less with requirements that are put on the schools. #oklaed
  • MrsBeck25 - Moderator Nov 27 @ 9:05 PM EST
    @1ShirleneMT At least she will be ready for the extra hours! She's going to be a good one! #oklaed
    In reply to @davidyetter, @1ShirleneMT
  • DeJa_Clift Nov 27 @ 9:06 PM EST
    Is this fancy unicorn lady our moderator tonight? @meghanloyd 🤔🦄🦄🦄 #oklaed
    In reply to @meghanloyd
  • KathySDunn Nov 27 @ 9:06 PM EST
    I guess that's the same as "claiming the points!" #oklaed
    In reply to @MPSTechnology
  • BlueCerealEduc Nov 27 @ 9:06 PM EST
    A1: We have ALL THE ELECTIVES - sports, band, debate, theater, engineering, pom/cheer/dance (don't tell them I combined), um... #oklaed
  • coach57 Nov 27 @ 9:06 PM EST
    #oklaed
    • coach57 Nov 27 @ 9:04 PM EST
      millionaire from cafe clinton is hard to beat
      • vperezy Nov 27 @ 9:03 PM EST
        But what kind of pie do you like? #oklaed
        In reply to @coach57
  • grendelrick Nov 27 @ 9:06 PM EST
    A1 #oklaed We have both kinds – country AND western! https://t.co/5Xh4JOHIV8
  • ClaudiaSwisher Nov 27 @ 9:06 PM EST
    A1--strong music & drama...SS, business, math, science, and Reading for Pleasure...my favorite elective. #oklaed
  • AmyBBednarz Nov 27 @ 9:06 PM EST
    What is tonight's topic? #oklaed
  • tmcdon3051 Nov 27 @ 9:06 PM EST
    Pecan, Pecan, and pecan #oklaed
  • GauntTonya Nov 27 @ 9:06 PM EST
    Good evening #oklaed...Tonya Gaunt, Technology Integration Teacher, Clinton Public Schools.
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:06 PM EST
    A1: We have Band, Choir, Strings, Drama, Art, STEM, PE, Computers...all of them! #oklaed
  • collums_dawn Nov 27 @ 9:06 PM EST
    A2) Art and Pe, we lost music due to budget cuts :( #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:06 PM EST
    Electives Matter! #oklaed
    In reply to @AmyBBednarz
  • KimberBlodgett Nov 27 @ 9:06 PM EST
    A1: music, art, PE, computers, library is not in rotation but we have designated times. #oklaed
  • MrsBeck25 - Moderator Nov 27 @ 9:07 PM EST
    you are my hero! Hope you had a great holiday! #oklaed
    In reply to @MPSTechnology
  • MPSTechnology Nov 27 @ 9:07 PM EST
    Yes ma'am - Sometimes its just worth the beatings and long moments of uncomfortable silence... #oklaed
    In reply to @KathySDunn
  • bakerleft Nov 27 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1: choir, drama, band, Spanish, gateway to technology #oklaed
  • grendelrick Nov 27 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1 #oklaed (for reals) We try to have as many classes for the arts, world languages, computers, agriculture and other areas as we can.
  • coach57 Nov 27 @ 9:07 PM EST
    #cpsreds works hard to offer any and all electives to meet the needs of our students #oklaed
  • dena_rogers Nov 27 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1 -Our 7th graders can only choose one of these 3 Band, Choir, or Block (4 diff elec 1 per nine weeks) #oklaed
  • ejbband21 Nov 27 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1) Band, Choir, Spanish, Computers, FACS, and FFA. #oklaed
  • ParkerStephani_ Nov 27 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1: At the elementary level we have music, art, PE, STEM, yearbook club, STEM club, honor choirs #oklaed
  • angmlittle Nov 27 @ 9:07 PM EST
    Angela Little | Edmond parent | Business Analyst @ American Fidelity | public Ed advocate | pecan pie #oklaed
  • MrsBeck25 - Moderator Nov 27 @ 9:07 PM EST
    love it! #oklaed
    In reply to @collums_dawn
  • StaceyRman Nov 27 @ 9:07 PM EST
    Stacey Roemerman, Board of Ed, Union Cheery Almond #oklaed
  • twoguysde Nov 27 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1: We are a career and technology school so our students take academic classes and choose a career program to focus on. #oklaed
  • ClaudiaSwisher Nov 27 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1 -- also Tech Center options for upperclassmen. #oklaed
  • watersenglish Nov 27 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1 We have band, AG, yearbook, sports, art, computers... #oklaed
  • DrTerriOU Nov 27 @ 9:07 PM EST
    So in an ironic twist, once a student enters the college of education there are no electives at OU #oklaed
  • valariefarrow Nov 27 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1: Spanish, Russian, French, Drama, Speech/Debate, Art, Orch & Band, PE, Health, Fund of Tech, Gateway to Tech, ELL, Read 180, #oklaed
  • MrP_tchr - Moderator Nov 27 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1) We have computers, art, Spanish, P.E., band, orchestra, choir, teacher aide, can't think of anything else. #oklaed
  • camidellinger Nov 27 @ 9:07 PM EST
    Cami Dellinger, Achille School, 6th grade teacher and I do teacher evaluations, love pecan pie #oklaed
    In reply to @meghanloyd
  • mcappsparks Nov 27 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1 drama, choir, band, speech, comp ed, world languages, psych/soc, AP classes. For a school our size, limited #oklaed
  • thebretthill Nov 27 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1: FFA, FCA, Comp. Ath., Humanities, Cheer, Shooting Sports, Archery, STUCO, Academic Team #oklaed
  • scavner874 Nov 27 @ 9:07 PM EST
    James L. Dennis - MakerSpace- Kids love it!!?- Teacher do too!! #oklaed #maelo37
  • DeJa_Clift Nov 27 @ 9:07 PM EST
    DeJa Clift, Domestic Engineer lover of ed & creating positive environments for kids to learn in #maelo37 #oklaed Drunken Turtle
  • ddmteach Nov 27 @ 9:07 PM EST
    A1: History Day is really big at our school. : ) #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Nov 27 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A1) We offer welding, art, ceramics, food prep, USMC JrROTC, music, dance, drama, Spanish, Computer Graphics, Web page design #oklaed
  • SraDarko Nov 27 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A1 #oklaed #maelo37
    • SraDarko Nov 27 @ 9:07 PM EST
      A1 3 world languages, music, band, drama, debate, various art classes, Charger vision (technology)
  • TheMsSutton Nov 27 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A1: Suzanne; 8/9 English @ Classen School of Advanced Studies; I'm very inclusive - I like all pie. #oklaed
  • djthoreson Nov 27 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A1: AP English, Spanish, FFA, Choir, Band, Art, PE, Computers, Yearbook, Athletics, Teacher's Aide #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc Nov 27 @ 9:08 PM EST
    The question threw me a bit at first b/c I used to date a girl named Special Offerings... #oklaed
  • room20awesome Nov 27 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A1 I teach 1st...no electives, but lots of opportunity for choice! #oklaed
  • BlossJulie Nov 27 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A1- Music,Art,PE,Computer Lab,Library 🎉#oklaed
  • MrsHime Nov 27 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A1: Gr.2-4 Music, PE, Library, Makerspace #oklaed
  • mrsaj4 Nov 27 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A1: PE, dance, art, STEM, computer, vocal, band, orchestra, drama...think that it. #oklaed think need more but I only had 4 options
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:08 PM EST
    Love all of your offerings!! #oklaed
  • Ladywolf2014 Nov 27 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A1) PE, art, vocal, band, strings, technology, tech ed, home economics, #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Nov 27 @ 9:08 PM EST
    We also have drama/show choir after school. #oklaed
  • kriscoop80 Nov 27 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A1: Your typical ones; Drama, Band, Choir, StuCo, Athletics, Foreign Language, Anime, NHS, Key, SADD, Game, and more #oklaed
  • vperezy Nov 27 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A2 band, vocal, art, ag, FACS, forensics, Spanish, makerspace...I feel like I am missing something though...#oklaed
  • tmcdon3051 Nov 27 @ 9:08 PM EST
    Band, orchestra, PE, STEM,Career Ed, shopn vocal #oklaed
  • StaceyRman Nov 27 @ 9:08 PM EST
    Everything from AP Music Theory to Weightlifting #oklaed
  • thebretthill Nov 27 @ 9:08 PM EST
    A1: ...would have more if not for budget cuts... #oklaed
  • MrsBeck25 - Moderator Nov 27 @ 9:09 PM EST
    A1: Not in K12 but curious to how many thought #makerspace would be considered elective for early elem & elementary? #oklaed
  • kennethdward Nov 27 @ 9:09 PM EST
    A1 The lsit is growing every year! Choir, speech/drama, art, broadcasting, health, spanish, yearbook... #oklaed
  • AmyBBednarz Nov 27 @ 9:09 PM EST
    Thank you #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:09 PM EST
    Question 2. It is my favorite! #oklaed
  • scavner874 Nov 27 @ 9:09 PM EST
    Music, Art, PE, Computers #oklaed #maelo37
  • franklinMPH Nov 27 @ 9:09 PM EST
    A1: please don't forget to promote high school career tech electives as our economy is so dependent upon a technical workforce #oklaEd
  • mcvay51 Nov 27 @ 9:09 PM EST
    A1) I think we offer almost the same elective courses as most other schools in OK #oklaed
  • camidellinger Nov 27 @ 9:09 PM EST
    A1-Athletics, Art, AG, FCCLA, #oklaed
  • dena_rogers Nov 27 @ 9:09 PM EST
    A1b - 8th graders - band, choir, PE, Archery, Computers (some for HS credit), Spanish I, Yearbook, office aide- our athletics after #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Nov 27 @ 9:09 PM EST
    Our maker space is in our library and the kids love it!! #oklaed
  • lsmellott Nov 27 @ 9:09 PM EST
    #oklaed A1: Art, PE, Music, Band, Spanish classes, Computers, and yearbook.
  • mrsmcreading Nov 27 @ 9:09 PM EST
    A1) Owasso 7th grade is rocking our electives! STEM, art, PE, choir, band, Spanish, computers, yearbook, NatAmer lit, various aides. #oklaed
  • KathySDunn Nov 27 @ 9:09 PM EST
    A2: The whole child’s needs include health, shelter, belonging, knowledge, etc. Have to consider mind, body, and soul. #oklaed
  • ScienceBrandi Nov 27 @ 9:10 PM EST
    Or, education is his/her elective. Think of it that way! #oklaed
    In reply to @DrTerriOU
  • StaceyRman Nov 27 @ 9:10 PM EST
    A1: Everything from AP Music Theory to Weightlifting #oklaed
  • MrRogersTech Nov 27 @ 9:10 PM EST
    A2: You have to know what the child is interested in. This will help open the right doors. #oklaed
  • DrTerriOU Nov 27 @ 9:10 PM EST
    I really wish that I could teach a class on coding and programming in K-12 #oklaed
  • cdsmeaton Nov 27 @ 9:10 PM EST
    Although an old jock isn't it sad that we list the fine arts as special offerings instead of core! #OklaEd
  • ParkerStephani_ Nov 27 @ 9:10 PM EST
    A2: We don't just worry about content we let students excel where they thrive. Intelligence comes in many forms #oklaed
  • PrincipalNyberg Nov 27 @ 9:10 PM EST
    Would love to add this...actually making strides in that direction. #oklaed
  • ClaudiaSwisher Nov 27 @ 9:10 PM EST
    A2 - In the good old days, kids could follow their passion in HS...take lots of electives &'major' in an elective area. Whole kid. #oklaed
  • valariefarrow Nov 27 @ 9:10 PM EST
    A2: Allowing every S to explore diff elective courses to see what they like/find their niche/demonstrate excellence! #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc Nov 27 @ 9:10 PM EST
    A2: I don't actually like this phrase. I don't think it means anything. I believe it's supposed to refer to a well-rounded education #oklaed
  • GauntTonya Nov 27 @ 9:10 PM EST
    A1: Gr.PK-1, cpsreds ...Music, PE, Library,Guidance and Technology Wednesdays and Makerspace #oklaed
  • watersenglish Nov 27 @ 9:11 PM EST
    A2 You have to provide basics that all kids need -- but also help Ss hone their individual talents and passions. #oklaed
  • coach57 Nov 27 @ 9:11 PM EST
    Preparing to be career or college ready is more then reading writing science and history #oklaed
  • TheMsSutton Nov 27 @ 9:11 PM EST
    A1: I'm very lucky - we have all the programs and kids pick a major: orchestra, choir, band, drama, art, photography, guitar, etc. #oklaed
  • collums_dawn Nov 27 @ 9:11 PM EST
    DITTO!!!! #oklaed
    • KathySDunn Nov 27 @ 9:09 PM EST
      A2: The whole child’s needs include health, shelter, belonging, knowledge, etc. Have to consider mind, body, and soul. #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Nov 27 @ 9:11 PM EST
    A2: it means going beyond the core subjects and educating their heart, finding their interests and honing in on them. #oklaed
  • kasnelson Nov 27 @ 9:11 PM EST
    Kas, Elem lead learning & I'm late! PE/music/band/BPA/computer/Ag/comp design #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc Nov 27 @ 9:11 PM EST
    A2: We don't have to train every kid to be an 18th century philosophe any longer. There's more to life - even employable life #oklaed
  • franklinMPH Nov 27 @ 9:11 PM EST
    A2: individualized and personalized education plans for all. It's not impossible with technology applications & robust advisory #oklaEd
  • cpoole27 Nov 27 @ 9:11 PM EST
    I teach my students coding and the things they do are amazing! #oklaed
    In reply to @DrTerriOU
  • jlreed2011 Nov 27 @ 9:11 PM EST
    A2) To reach all aspects of a child’s learning; to enhance core subjects through art, music, drama, etc… to develop a whole child #oklaed
  • thebretthill Nov 27 @ 9:11 PM EST
    A2: Knowing & working toward reaching each child on their level, making their education all important & their success attainable #oklaed
  • JasonPerez75 Nov 27 @ 9:11 PM EST
    A2: It may mean that school isn't just about filling in multiple choice bubbles. #oklaed
  • cdsmeaton Nov 27 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A2- The whole child includes a well balanced approach that allows children to find their niche & soar with their strengths. #OklaEd
  • grendelrick Nov 27 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A2 #oklaed Teach kids what they need to know and always let them pursue their passions – fiercely.
  • nancy_nwilliams Nov 27 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A1 I teach 1st only. We have PE, Library, Computer, A voluntary music group for K &1 which performs as a community service. #oklaed
  • edgeblogger Nov 27 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A2: Remembering that the human brain does much more than memorize trivial facts. It also thinks, feels, & needs connection 2 others. #oklaed
  • camidellinger Nov 27 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A2- Educating everything the child is interested in #knowwhattheirinterestedin #oklaed
  • vperezy Nov 27 @ 9:12 PM EST
    Career Tech is #amazeballs and can change kids' lives. I wish I had taken advantage of it when I was a high school student. #oklaed
    • franklinMPH Nov 27 @ 9:09 PM EST
      A1: please don't forget to promote high school career tech electives as our economy is so dependent upon a technical workforce #oklaEd
  • kellybrown_5 Nov 27 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A1: band, orchestra, choir, pe, Spanish, FACS, computers (aka typing), & a couple core related classes, semi-remediation-ish. #oklaed
  • mcappsparks Nov 27 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A2 providing the basics of liberal arts ed while allowing lots of opportunity for our kids to find their talents/passions #oklaed
  • tmcdon3051 Nov 27 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A2z we must be able to give the students more choices than the cores. They need the Arts, Music, etc #oklaed
  • MPSTechnology Nov 27 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A2: social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of the individual. #oklaed
  • MrsHime Nov 27 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A2: The arts, athletics, engineering, academics, touching every area that interest the Ss #oklaed
  • TheMsSutton Nov 27 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A1.2: Basically, core classes work around their elective schedule, which is an interesting take. 🤗 #classensas #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:12 PM EST
    Question 3 and 4 credit goes to @mrjoshflores #oklaed
    In reply to @mrjoshflores
  • kriscoop80 Nov 27 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A2: School is more than learning the Quadratic Formula. Teaching the whole child is for a S to learn their strengths by exploring. #oklaed
  • MrWilliamsOK Nov 27 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A2: that there is more to life than math & reading... These kids r going 2 have 2 deal w/ each other... #oklaed https://t.co/0yRYyV3sG2
  • kennethdward Nov 27 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A2 giving S's opportunities to create and perform. We must not ignore that S's need to be educated in more than the 4 cores. #oklaed
  • ClaudiaSwisher Nov 27 @ 9:12 PM EST
    And students' brains develop at individual rates. Must honor their own pattern of learning. #oklaed
    • edgeblogger Nov 27 @ 9:12 PM EST
      A2: Remembering that the human brain does much more than memorize trivial facts. It also thinks, feels, & needs connection 2 others. #oklaed
  • thestephhinton Nov 27 @ 9:12 PM EST
    Joining a little late. A1Work for an elem school we have specials (electives) for art, music, PE, library, and action based learning #oklaed
  • room20awesome Nov 27 @ 9:12 PM EST
    Well, we have music, PE, library, & computer...wasn't counting as electives because they're required. Guess they fall under special #oklaed
  • MrsBeck25 - Moderator Nov 27 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A2: Differentiating and knowing what makes students excited! Bring that in your classroom #oklaed
  • MsMCude Nov 27 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A2: It means finding the intrests of your students and finding a way to help them apply those concepts to other subjects. #oklaed
  • dena_rogers Nov 27 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A2 - helping students find what they are naturally gifted at. I don’t think we do this, we are driven by testing standards instead #oklaed
  • mcvay51 Nov 27 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A2) I'm not sure I would've graduated high school if my teachers didn't believe there was more to life than the three R's! #oklaed
  • mrsmcreading Nov 27 @ 9:12 PM EST
    A2) Saying, "Hi, student! I think you're important. Math is important. Reading is important. So is art. But YOU are MOST important." #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:13 PM EST
    Question 3!! #oklaed
  • scavner874 Nov 27 @ 9:13 PM EST
    Educating the whole child to me means educating them socially, behaviorally, academically #oklaed #maelo37
  • coach57 Nov 27 @ 9:13 PM EST
    #oklaed should be working hard to prepare our students to be creative entrepreneurs
  • ScienceBrandi Nov 27 @ 9:13 PM EST
    A2) meet academic needs, as well as social-emotional, physical #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc Nov 27 @ 9:13 PM EST
    A2: We don't want to become a California New Age College offering a semester in "YouTube and You", but it needn't be all Algebra II #oklaed
  • ClaudiaSwisher Nov 27 @ 9:13 PM EST
    LOVE! 'You and your learning are why we're here!" #oklaed
    In reply to @mrsmcreading
  • mcappsparks Nov 27 @ 9:13 PM EST
    A2b but you also have to meet basic needs--otherwise you're spinning your educational wheels #oklaed
  • djthoreson Nov 27 @ 9:13 PM EST
    A2: I wish it referred to a well-rounded education, but it often seems instead to mean letting kids get away with non-rigor #oklaed
  • bakerleft Nov 27 @ 9:13 PM EST
    A2: To begin, constantly think outside the curriculum and the content area. #oklaed
  • TheMsSutton Nov 27 @ 9:13 PM EST
    A2: More than their test score? #snap #oklaed
  • BrandonHaigood Nov 27 @ 9:13 PM EST
    A2. Meeting the unique needs of all students #oklaed
  • SHenshallHarris Nov 27 @ 9:13 PM EST
    A2) Equipping them with critical thinking skills to solve problems not just filling their mind with facts. #OklaEd #maelo37
  • watersenglish Nov 27 @ 9:13 PM EST
    A3 Ss who are getting what they need personally from school will take the rest more seriously, be more involved. #oklaed
  • scavner874 Nov 27 @ 9:13 PM EST
    - taking into consideration and addressing their personal needs as well - life at school and life at home #oklaed #maelo37
  • aboatman Nov 27 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A1-10 I answered the twitter chat in a blog entry. I think there will be more to come as well. https://t.co/b9Dn1uKE97 #oklaed
  • lsmellott Nov 27 @ 9:14 PM EST
    #oklaed A2: Focus on their strengths, interests, talents, and career choices. Students are more than just a test score.
  • valariefarrow Nov 27 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A3: One more way to develop a relationship btwn school & S! Get them hooked, keep them coming! #oklaed
  • collums_dawn Nov 27 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A3) Students that struggle with acdemics may soar somewhere else #oklaed
  • kellybrown_5 Nov 27 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A2: their brain & heart, the things they need & the things they like to do or try or explore. #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Nov 27 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A3: we connect with parents through electives. We connect with community through electives. It goes beyond the Ss/T relationship. #oklaed
  • KathySDunn Nov 27 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A3: In electives students are more likely to express inner feelings and connect with outside forces. Become/learn who we are. #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc Nov 27 @ 9:14 PM EST
    I prefer to only educate the left half of the child. Or sometimes just from the knees down. #oklaed
  • MrRogersTech Nov 27 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A3: It can open doors to what S’s might be interested in. S’s need to be able to sample different classes. #oklaed
  • DrTerriOU Nov 27 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A3. Kids need a place to excel, even if they're not good in the 3Rs and they need to discover their interest for career #oklaed
  • thestephhinton Nov 27 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A2: meeting the students' needs and encouraging interests. #oklaed
  • PrincipalNyberg Nov 27 @ 9:14 PM EST
    It means all subjects matter. Heck, for some C-team bball mighty be the reason they come to school. #oklaed
  • ddmteach Nov 27 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A3: It gives students to achieve success both academically and pursue a passion at the same time. They go hand in hand. #oklaed
  • MrsMRussell Nov 27 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A2. Encompassing everything about that S that will ensure success , and gasp, might not be measurable ! #oklaed
  • ClaudiaSwisher Nov 27 @ 9:14 PM EST
    A3 -- If we are trying to educate Ss for the world beyond HS, electives create that robust culture of inquiry& talent& Interest. #oklaed
  • MrWilliamsOK Nov 27 @ 9:14 PM EST
    8rh gr History 4 @GWCarverMSTulsa for #oklaed chat
    In reply to @GWCarverMSTulsa
  • scavner874 Nov 27 @ 9:15 PM EST
    Promotes student creativity #oklaed #maelo37
  • MrsBeck25 - Moderator Nov 27 @ 9:15 PM EST
    A3: IMO, core subject feed the brain, mechanics... electives ignite passion! #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:15 PM EST
    Electives get your story out there! #oklaed
  • MsMCude Nov 27 @ 9:15 PM EST
    A3: they allow the student to explore their passions outside the "core subjects" #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Nov 27 @ 9:15 PM EST
    A3) Electives create a school culture that is inclusive of all Ss. The hidden talents of our Ss are discovered through electives. #oklaed
  • room20awesome Nov 27 @ 9:15 PM EST
    A2 Letting students explore & apply knowledge n multiple ways, try new things, and find what they love...what makes them come alive! #oklaed
  • thebretthill Nov 27 @ 9:15 PM EST
    A3: They help give Ss other avenues to express themselves & showcase their talents they might not otherwise get 2 explore in core #oklaed
  • coach57 Nov 27 @ 9:15 PM EST
    Learning has to be fun IMO. #oklaed students who are well rounded are given more opportunities to be successful
  • vperezy Nov 27 @ 9:15 PM EST
    Would just like to point out that electives work best when the students actually get to elect/choose what they take. #oklaed
  • camidellinger Nov 27 @ 9:15 PM EST
    A3- Electives keep kids interested and invested in their education. #oklaed
  • ParkerStephani_ Nov 27 @ 9:15 PM EST
    A3: Lets the student work to their strengths.Not everyone excels in academics. Some students are gifted debaters, scientists etc. #oklaed
  • djthoreson Nov 27 @ 9:15 PM EST
    A3: It helps balance out the required classes with the Ss' interests - and adds to the creativity of all involved #oklaed
  • franklinMPH Nov 27 @ 9:15 PM EST
    A3; coaches&athletic program electives can be formative-life changing electives and these electives have major influence on culture #oklaEd
  • grendelrick Nov 27 @ 9:15 PM EST
    A3 #oklaed Electives help students figure out what else there is in the world. Stronger electives mean stronger schools.
  • SraDarko Nov 27 @ 9:15 PM EST
    A2 #oklaed #maelo37 to me means not putting the child in a box and teaching more than core classes. Exposing them to the world
  • kriscoop80 Nov 27 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A3: School Electives let students have ownership in the school. It allows S's to find their strengths & let them shape the school. #oklaed
  • dena_rogers Nov 27 @ 9:16 PM EST
    Forgot to #oklaed
    • dena_rogers Nov 27 @ 9:15 PM EST
      A3 - S's need the opportunity to choose something that they WANT to do, something they are interested in.
  • SHenshallHarris Nov 27 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A3) Intrinsic motivation comes from an interest that the student has and engages their mind. #OklaEd
  • tmcdon3051 Nov 27 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A3 it allows the students to explore their passions #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc Nov 27 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A3: Well, the arts at least are about the self, and the soul. Science is about the world, History about our progenitors, etc. #oklaed
  • cdsmeaton Nov 27 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A3- Its not as important about electives if we can go deep in curriculum and provide interdisciplinary opportunities. #OklaEd
  • RachaelCharlene Nov 27 @ 9:16 PM EST
    Q1 I'm a student at OU, I've seen choir, coding club, yearbook, and stem club at local elementary schools #oklaed
  • ScienceBrandi Nov 27 @ 9:16 PM EST
    Kids don't know who they are or what they're into or naturally good at. Electives help them figure that out. #oklaed
  • nancy_nwilliams Nov 27 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A3 If nothing else, they give relief from just core subjects. They offer a S a way to discover a gift they didn't know they had.#oklaed
  • kellybrown_5 Nov 27 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A3: electives bring balance, to help the cores come full circle with question, "when are we ever going to use this stuff" #oklaed
  • TheMsSutton Nov 27 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A3: Kids get to show off! Even the most introverted like to be a part of something, and finding your 'people' is so crucial. #oklaed
  • valariefarrow Nov 27 @ 9:16 PM EST
    @vperezy Loud clapping from Tulsa!!!! #oklaed
    In reply to @vperezy
    • vperezy Nov 27 @ 9:15 PM EST
      Would just like to point out that electives work best when the students actually get to elect/choose what they take. #oklaed
  • ClaudiaSwisher Nov 27 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A3 -- strong electives create a culture that more closely resembles college and career...w choices leading our work. #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:16 PM EST
    Question 4!! #oklaed
  • mcappsparks Nov 27 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A3 electives are what keep some kids in school period but they also provide so much of the life of the school! #oklaed
  • edgeblogger Nov 27 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A3: They help connect Ss w/ their passions, interests & strengths. They build self-awareness & confidence. They make us who we are. #oklaed
  • watersenglish Nov 27 @ 9:16 PM EST
    So many Ss don't even know what their story is. #oklaed
  • awages1 Nov 27 @ 9:16 PM EST
    A3: Electives allow students to chase passions! #oklaed
  • dena_rogers Nov 27 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A3 - Electives allow S’s to find other S’s they relate to. They enroll in classes they enjoy and find S’s with a common bond #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc Nov 27 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A3: A meal w/ protein by no veggies, or bread but no fruit, is an incomplete meal. Electives are fruity. #oklaed
  • Ladywolf2014 Nov 27 @ 9:17 PM EST
    Electives tend to be where Ss build long lasting, deeper relationships. They feel the most comfortable in their elective classes #oklaed
  • watersenglish Nov 27 @ 9:17 PM EST
    Love this! #oklaed
    • grendelrick Nov 27 @ 9:15 PM EST
      A3 #oklaed Electives help students figure out what else there is in the world. Stronger electives mean stronger schools.
  • DeJa_Clift Nov 27 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A2: to me it means it's not just books it takes more than what's on paper or what you score on tests to educate children #oklaed #maelo37
  • MrWilliamsOK Nov 27 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A4: b/c that's where what they've learned can be put together... Also it makes it more fun... #oklaed https://t.co/s1Ggi1HIPu
  • scavner874 Nov 27 @ 9:17 PM EST
    Agreed! #oklaed #maelo37
    • grendelrick Nov 27 @ 9:15 PM EST
      A3 #oklaed Electives help students figure out what else there is in the world. Stronger electives mean stronger schools.
  • MPSTechnology Nov 27 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A3: Electives allows for social interactions to develop with like minded or goal oriented students. #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:17 PM EST
    We are fruity and nutty by nature...#oklaed
    In reply to @BlueCerealEduc
  • PrincipalNyberg Nov 27 @ 9:17 PM EST
    I think they add balance and relevance to the Ss day. #oklaed
  • ClaudiaSwisher Nov 27 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A4 -- I taught Rdg 4 Pleasure. Kids told me it should be required of every child. I smiled. And shivered. #kissofdeath #oklaed
  • mrsmcreading Nov 27 @ 9:17 PM EST
    So true! Band concerts. Art exhibits. STEM competitions. Native Americans teaching Cherokee games in PE. #oklaed
    In reply to @KimberBlodgett
  • MsMCude Nov 27 @ 9:17 PM EST
    Can also allow for a needed "brain break" and focus Ss' attention when back in the core subject classrooms #oklaed
  • mjaydenmills Nov 27 @ 9:17 PM EST
    Electives and Clubs are where students connect. They shift School from showing up & working to creating your school's environment. #oklaed
  • angmlittle Nov 27 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A1) just the standard art, PE, music. #oklaed
  • room20awesome Nov 27 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A3 Electives can be the life line students need for success. I was never good at "school"...Drama gave me confidence in myself. #oklaed
  • RachaelCharlene Nov 27 @ 9:17 PM EST
    Q2 not only worrying about molding the child's mind academically, but teaching them life skills to be the best they can be #oklaed
  • TheMsSutton Nov 27 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A3.2: As a core teacher, I usually see kids in one light; when I go to their performances and shows, you see them in a whole new way #oklaed
  • SraDarko Nov 27 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A3 #oklaed #maelo37 many students flourish and find their passion during their elective classes! That's why they're important!
  • thebretthill Nov 27 @ 9:17 PM EST
    If anyone disagrees, come check out our Ag Program! Electives hone their skills as well! #oklaed
    • grendelrick Nov 27 @ 9:15 PM EST
      A3 #oklaed Electives help students figure out what else there is in the world. Stronger electives mean stronger schools.
  • jlreed2011 Nov 27 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A4) If I could choose one elective for everyone it would be drama b/c it instills confidence and public speaking skills. #oklaed
  • dena_rogers Nov 27 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A4 - if you make it a requirement it is no longer an elective #irony #oklaed
  • MrsHime Nov 27 @ 9:17 PM EST
    A3: Electives allow the Ss to express their interest, not ours #oklaed
  • watersenglish Nov 27 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A4 The point of electives is that they meet different needs for different Ss. That said, I think all should take Reading 4 Pleasure. #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Nov 27 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A4: tough ?. All have proven to help Ss excel in all areas of life. So it comes down to which can I not help them with. music/art #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A4: I'm going with Choir!! *Says the Choir teacher.* #oklaed
  • MrRogersTech Nov 27 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A4: I think I would have to choose an Exploratory Elective in Junior High/Middle Schools. #oklaed
  • valariefarrow Nov 27 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A4: The one elective that each S is most interested in taking! Agree w/ @vperezy: S needs to decide which elec they want to take. #oklaed
  • awages1 Nov 27 @ 9:18 PM EST
    Electives are protein for some students...just sayin' ❤️ #oklaed
    In reply to @BlueCerealEduc
  • nancy_nwilliams Nov 27 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A4 That would no longer be an elective. It needs to be their choice and their chance to discover. #oklaed
  • Ladywolf2014 Nov 27 @ 9:18 PM EST
    Elective classes are safe places for many students. #oklaed
  • ClaudiaSwisher Nov 27 @ 9:18 PM EST
    Ag programs teach so much! And give marketable skills. #oklaed
    In reply to @thebretthill
  • KimberBlodgett Nov 27 @ 9:18 PM EST
    I can teach PE, I could teach computers, but my singing is bad and im no artist. #oklaed
    • KimberBlodgett Nov 27 @ 9:18 PM EST
      A4: tough ?. All have proven to help Ss excel in all areas of life. So it comes down to which can I not help them with. music/art #oklaed
  • tmcdon3051 Nov 27 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A4 Physical Education. These kids spend too much time on their rear ends. They need exercise as often as they can get it #oklaed
  • MrWilliamsOK Nov 27 @ 9:18 PM EST
    A4: #debate if it's taught well... Teaches thinking our culture sorely needs... #oklaed https://t.co/aerrjTf0Cd
  • ddmteach Nov 27 @ 9:19 PM EST
    A4: Theatre. Theatre does so much for students. Creativity, collaboration, communication. I know it did a world of good for me. : ) #oklaed
  • DeJa_Clift Nov 27 @ 9:19 PM EST
    A3: in some schools where they still have home ec or shop, kids can learn so much from making something with their hands. #maelo37 #oklaed
  • TKissee13 Nov 27 @ 9:19 PM EST
    They provide an outlet for application of learning, interest exploration, career skills, leadership and other intangible lessons. #oklaed
  • kennethdward Nov 27 @ 9:19 PM EST
    A4 Not sure there is one. Isn't that be the beauty of electives, they can take what they are interested in? #oklaed
  • morgandunnagan Nov 27 @ 9:19 PM EST
    Morgan Dunnagan, first year 4th grade teacher in Putnam City #oklaed
  • ClaudiaSwisher Nov 27 @ 9:19 PM EST
    Told my kids that when they said my elective should be required. Ha. #oklaed
    In reply to @dena_rogers
  • grendelrick Nov 27 @ 9:19 PM EST
    A4 #oklaed Marching Band – It’s physical, it’s music, and it’s discipline.
  • mjaydenmills Nov 27 @ 9:19 PM EST
    Jayden Mills, Chickasha High Senior (btw) 🤘🏼 #oklaed
  • mrsmcreading Nov 27 @ 9:19 PM EST
    A3)E are important to school culture b/c we can't fathom our schools without them! We're fighting to keep the ones we have/add more! #oklaed
  • edgeblogger Nov 27 @ 9:19 PM EST
    A4: Statistics - well, some of us took that as an elective. Logic, debate, and argument form the basis for a great elective, too. #oklaed
  • grendelrick Nov 27 @ 9:19 PM EST
    A4b #oklaed Or maybe a foreign language – because it opens the mind and career doors like crazy.
  • DeJa_Clift Nov 27 @ 9:19 PM EST
    A3b: and others let them express themselves or learn how to be a part of a team which is important in any career. #oklaed #maelo37
  • KathySDunn Nov 27 @ 9:19 PM EST
    A4: Instrumental music is perfect for all. All can play something on some level and be proud. #oklaed
  • camidellinger Nov 27 @ 9:19 PM EST
    A4- Oh this is a tough one!!! I personally have a love for Art, Music and Athletics as well as Spanish. #can't chose #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc Nov 27 @ 9:19 PM EST
    A4: I wouldn't, but I wish I could require them to all GET INVOLVED in something elective. Kids who are plugged in succeed. #oklaed
  • thebretthill Nov 27 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A4: Just 1....FCCLA, no question, without a doubt #oklaed
  • RachaelCharlene Nov 27 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A3 yes because electives give kids a taste of other things they may be interested in. These could affect their future career #oklaed
  • mcvay51 Nov 27 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A4) Ag. It covers so many life skills. Too many to list in 140 clicks. #oklaed
  • mcappsparks Nov 27 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A4 ummmm. My heart says a humanities class with art and music appreciation components...my head says a language or computer class #oklaed
  • SraDarko Nov 27 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A4 #oklaed #maelo37 world language
  • angmlittle Nov 27 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A2) it means educating the mind, body and spirit. #oklaed
  • davidyetter Nov 27 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A3) electives give my child the opportunity to study what he is interested in, not what he is TOLD he has to know. #oklaed
  • ClaudiaSwisher Nov 27 @ 9:20 PM EST
    Electives...not giving away my shot! #oklaed
    • MickeyHepner Nov 27 @ 9:19 PM EST
      Electives! They get the job done!
      In reply to @meghanloyd
  • room20awesome Nov 27 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A4 Well...if you require it, is it still an elective? Students need choice! #oklaed
  • ParkerStephani_ Nov 27 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A4: STEM! It is important for boys AND girls to have real world scientific and mathematical experiences #oklaed
  • KathySDunn Nov 27 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A4b: Loved seeing a room full of OU athletes playing Go Tell Aunt Rhody on their recorders. #BigMenLittleRecorders #smilesallaround #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:20 PM EST
    I just love Electives. #oklaed
  • 1ShirleneMT Nov 27 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A4. definitely some type of music or art #oklaed
  • MrsHime Nov 27 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A4: Ss have so many required courses, I do not think we should require an elective #oklaed
  • kriscoop80 Nov 27 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A4: There should NOT be 1elective for all. The purpose of electives is to explore. I do think all S's should be in atleast 1elective.#oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Nov 27 @ 9:20 PM EST
    I almost was the PE teacher this year. I almost switched. Then I imagined a gym full of 1st graders! 😳#oklaed but I love to exercise!
  • watersenglish Nov 27 @ 9:20 PM EST
    In R4P, Ss get to choose what they read, what they study. So perfect! #oklaed
    • room20awesome Nov 27 @ 9:20 PM EST
      A4 Well...if you require it, is it still an elective? Students need choice! #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc Nov 27 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A4: With strong elective Ts, doesn't matter to me if it's Drama or Baseball - the lessons and impact are the same. But DO SOMETHING! #oklaed
  • StaceyRman Nov 27 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A4: As a culture we seem to have decided Art, Music, PE at their most elementary level should be taught to everyone. #oklaed
  • Ladywolf2014 Nov 27 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A4) I'm not sure that's necessary. We have to allow students the opportunity to make choices in their learning. #oklaed
  • DrTerriOU Nov 27 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A4. Positive identification I am part of the _____. Better to be a band kid than a burner #oklaed
  • ardaughty Nov 27 @ 9:20 PM EST
    A2) Finding not just what to teach Ss but how and why to teach to their strengths, passions and talents. #oklaed
  • joy4ok Nov 27 @ 9:20 PM EST
    Joy Hofmeister Oklahoma State Superintendent (Joining #oklaed chat a little late.) Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving weekend. 😀
  • dena_rogers Nov 27 @ 9:21 PM EST
    A4 - technology, that is CURRENT (and changes), I am not sure our kiddos will be ready technologically speaking. #oklaed
  • franklinMPH Nov 27 @ 9:21 PM EST
    A4: family & consmr science (life skills) elem students: teach healthy eating, hygiene value, self care for clothing, financial lit #oklaEd
  • DeJa_Clift Nov 27 @ 9:21 PM EST
    A4: oh this is hard! I would probably say drama/debate yes I'm saying both as 1! Sue me #oklaed #maelo37
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:21 PM EST
    Question 5. Also a favorite!! #oklaed
  • MPSTechnology Nov 27 @ 9:21 PM EST
    A4: can't do just one. electives must be offered to the various types of kids. #oklaed
  • awages1 Nov 27 @ 9:21 PM EST
    A4) Hmmm, requiring an elective takes away the fun of getting to pick & chase your interests! #oklaed
  • DrTerriOU Nov 27 @ 9:21 PM EST
    PS I hung out with the burners and the DnD kids, no disrespect #oklaed
  • BrandonHaigood Nov 27 @ 9:21 PM EST
    A3. Electives motivate students that sometimes would never be motivated otherwise #oklaed
  • Ladywolf2014 Nov 27 @ 9:21 PM EST
    A4) Maybe a genius hour?! Student choice/inquiry #oklaed
  • djthoreson Nov 27 @ 9:21 PM EST
    A4: Spanish - soon to be spoken even more, teaches about English and language in general, shows other cultures, promotes sensitivity #oklaed
  • MrWilliamsOK Nov 27 @ 9:21 PM EST
    I can only hope our collective cultural rhythm wld be helped by this... #oklaed
    In reply to @grendelrick
  • mrsmcreading Nov 27 @ 9:22 PM EST
    A4) Let's see how many likes I can get for LATIN! #noregrets #oklaed
  • RachaelCharlene Nov 27 @ 9:22 PM EST
    A4 Different art forms like dance, photography, media, or painting #oklaed
  • watersenglish Nov 27 @ 9:22 PM EST
    A5 I'd love to sponsor a newspaper/news blog staff, or even speech and debate. On that last one, I'd have to work on my own skills. #oklaed
  • valariefarrow Nov 27 @ 9:22 PM EST
    A5: I would still be teaching PE/Health and Coaching athletic teams. So much to learn abt life from these! #oklaed
  • angmlittle Nov 27 @ 9:22 PM EST
    A4) Computer Science. As an MIS major, developer and computer nerd, I see how important it is that all end users be tech savvy. #oklaed
  • collums_dawn Nov 27 @ 9:22 PM EST
    I agree wholeheartedly!! #oklaed
  • KHastyBand Nov 27 @ 9:22 PM EST
    A3. Electives create the school's culture! Example:Try having a pep assembly without the electives. There will be no school pride #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:22 PM EST
    A5: I'm living my dream, I'm teaching Choir!!!! #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Nov 27 @ 9:22 PM EST
    A5) If I could teach any elective I would teach a 21st Century skills class that focus on cyber-protection and security. #oklaed
  • bakerleft Nov 27 @ 9:22 PM EST
    A3 & A4: Instead of more required, why not make every class elective? #oklaed
  • mjaydenmills Nov 27 @ 9:22 PM EST
    Maybe after knowing s's interest, require elective outside of that area. (Required elective based off individual) #oklaed
    In reply to @ClaudiaSwisher
  • ParkerStephani_ Nov 27 @ 9:22 PM EST
    A5: Reading-something along the lines of "The Book Whisperer" focusing on real reading #oklaed
  • ClaudiaSwisher Nov 27 @ 9:22 PM EST
    Yes! Kids used to be able to do that...4 years of art or music--fewer required classes. #oklaed
    In reply to @mjaydenmills
  • thebretthill Nov 27 @ 9:22 PM EST
    A5: As an AP Lit & Comp T, I always wanted a crack at AP European History. #oklaed
  • watersenglish Nov 27 @ 9:22 PM EST
    A5 Journalism teaches Ss how to think critically and express themselves succinctly writing that anyone can understand. #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Nov 27 @ 9:22 PM EST
    Was almost PE this yr. but now it would be a life skills class to elementary students. #oklaed
  • MrsBeck25 - Moderator Nov 27 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A5: Hands down @DonWettrick #PureGenius class!! #oklaed
    In reply to @DonWettrick
  • dena_rogers Nov 27 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A5 - What if we asked our S’s what elective they wanted, and we created a class to meet that need. I’d teach that one #customerfocus #oklaed
  • SappingtonTony Nov 27 @ 9:23 PM EST
    Tony Sappington, BA, joining a little late. #oklaed
  • awages1 Nov 27 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A5: All about Life: This Ain't Yo Grandma's House #oklaed
  • MrsMRussell Nov 27 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A5. Life appreciation. Could encompass a multitude of things !!!! #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A5: However I would totally want to teach a Manners/Life Skills Class. #oklaed
  • camidellinger Nov 27 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A5-Spanish #espanol #oklaed
  • tmcdon3051 Nov 27 @ 9:23 PM EST
    I would want to teach music,. That would mean I could sing, unlike now 🎶 #oklaed
  • ddmteach Nov 27 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A5: Piggybacking on answer 4, theatre. I miss it. And, if you're passionate, the kids will be too. #oklaed
  • kriscoop80 Nov 27 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A5: hmmm........Leadership! But would really like looking at Activities Director one day #oklaed
  • TheMsSutton Nov 27 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A4: Not to suck up to @meghanloyd, but honestly music-choir or instrument. It does so much for brain development. #oklaed
    In reply to @meghanloyd
  • grendelrick Nov 27 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A5 #oklaed This is easy. I’d love to teach a Film as Lit class. The possibilities are endless. #AlwaysHaveEdCamp
  • HartfordJimmy Nov 27 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A5: programming/coding, statistics, a PBL class that include all subjects #oklaed
  • ParkerStephani_ Nov 27 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A5: I don't have any experience in HS but a "How to survive the real world" elective might be helpful :) #oklaed
  • SraDarko Nov 27 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A5 not that out the box this is b/c I do it everyday! Teaching Spanish to elementary students! Not just numbers and colors! #oklaed #maelo37
  • kellybrown_5 Nov 27 @ 9:23 PM EST
    A4: a rotation of 9 wks in fine arts classes the 6th gr yr: choir, band, orchestra, art, just to let them try it out for fun. #oklaed
  • djthoreson Nov 27 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A5: Drama would be awesome - or a leadership class - or a journaling class? So many ideas...! #oklaed
  • ClaudiaSwisher Nov 27 @ 9:24 PM EST
    #5 Spent 10 yrs teaching Rdg 4 Pleasure. It was magic...30+ kids in a room, everyone engaged in personal learning. I was in heaven. #oklaed
  • edgeblogger Nov 27 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A5: Drones - I bet this would be popular, may have some liability concerns! #oklaed
  • KathySDunn Nov 27 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A4c or d: Rat a tat tat. Crash, boom, bang!! #oklaed I want a full set of drums someday!
  • MrWilliamsOK Nov 27 @ 9:24 PM EST
    I'm totally cool with making kids take both... They can argue while they work... #oklaed
    In reply to @TKissee13
  • room20awesome Nov 27 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A5 I would love to facilitate/teach a Maker Space/ STEAM Lab! #oklaed
  • MrsHime Nov 27 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A5: Book Club! #oklaed
  • grendelrick Nov 27 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A5b #oklaed Or maybe this Dylan as lit class my daughter is taking next semester.
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:24 PM EST
    I will take that class! #oklaed
    In reply to @grendelrick
  • BlueCerealEduc Nov 27 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A5: I would teach "Inner Dialogue Training" - it would cover both academic skills and "self-talk" (devil / angel on the shoulders) #oklaed
  • Ladywolf2014 Nov 27 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A5) Band. My first love. #oklaEd
  • ardaughty Nov 27 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A3) It gives opportunities to explore things never experienced. Some were chefs but never knew it. Some talented musicians too. #oklaed
  • PrincipalNyberg Nov 27 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A4: I'm less about required anything, and more about Ss choice. Individual learning based on interest/skill #oklaed
  • thestephhinton Nov 27 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A5: I'm totally with you on this one! #oklaed
    In reply to @MrsHime
  • bridgestyler Nov 27 @ 9:24 PM EST
    Tyler Bridges, Asst Supt for #cpsreds joining in late. Had a surprise Gatsby-themes birthday party to attend! #oklaed
  • DeJa_Clift Nov 27 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A5: that's a hard one! #oklaed #maelo37
  • lsmellott Nov 27 @ 9:24 PM EST
    #oklaed A4: Electives such as debate & speech are important for Ss to be able to defend their ideas & articulate ideas in a good way.
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:24 PM EST
    I will also take that class. #oklaed
    In reply to @BlueCerealEduc
  • davidyetter Nov 27 @ 9:24 PM EST
    100%. My kid isn't diggin the drama class he was forced into bc another class got cut. #oklaed
    • vperezy Nov 27 @ 9:15 PM EST
      Would just like to point out that electives work best when the students actually get to elect/choose what they take. #oklaed
  • watersenglish Nov 27 @ 9:24 PM EST
    I'd love to see this happen in my classes! #oklaed
    • ClaudiaSwisher Nov 27 @ 9:24 PM EST
      #5 Spent 10 yrs teaching Rdg 4 Pleasure. It was magic...30+ kids in a room, everyone engaged in personal learning. I was in heaven. #oklaed
  • DrTerriOU Nov 27 @ 9:24 PM EST
    The problem with electives is they have to be staffed. But With current budget, they are important to keep teachers motivated too #oklaed
  • mrsmcreading Nov 27 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A5)Community Service. A new project each week. Guest speakers. Innovative ideas and problem solving. Communication skills. #drooling #oklaed
  • RachaelCharlene Nov 27 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A5 photography and design, I have use the little I know about them often #oklaed
  • MsMCude Nov 27 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A5: We need a DIY class! Similar to art i guess, but more practical arts. Plus endless ideas on Pintrest! #oklaed
  • mcvay51 Nov 27 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A5) I would choose to teach modern Rhetoric. Or journalism. Not the fake or yellow kind. #oklaed
  • collums_dawn Nov 27 @ 9:24 PM EST
    A5) This is what @grendelrick would teach right ? #oklaed
    In reply to @grendelrick
  • watersenglish Nov 27 @ 9:25 PM EST
    YES!!! #oklaed
    • lsmellott Nov 27 @ 9:24 PM EST
      #oklaed A4: Electives such as debate & speech are important for Ss to be able to defend their ideas & articulate ideas in a good way.
  • paige_kelpine Nov 27 @ 9:25 PM EST
    @meghanloyd Paige Kelpine, 8th grade Science, chocolate cream pie #oklaed
    In reply to @meghanloyd
  • ddmteach Nov 27 @ 9:25 PM EST
    A5: Also, now that I think about it there were classes in college I loved. Philosophy of Humor and Interview Techniques & Concepts #oklaed
  • 1ShirleneMT Nov 27 @ 9:25 PM EST
    A5) A creativity class, not brush and paint art, but crocheting, needlework, wood burning, and things like that #oklaed
  • kellybrown_5 Nov 27 @ 9:25 PM EST
    A5: Financial Literacy, managing money, coupons, discounts, interest-real world projects not workbooks. Or Jazzercise! #oklaed
  • KathySDunn Nov 27 @ 9:25 PM EST
    A5: #oklaed I would teach Poetry in Song Lyrics. But I would get someone to give it a cooler title.
  • TKissee13 Nov 27 @ 9:25 PM EST
    oops meant to quote the question. I agree though! #oklaed also we debate regularly in my Ag class.
    In reply to @MrWilliamsOK
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:25 PM EST
    Jazzercise! #oklaed
    In reply to @kellybrown_5
  • BrandonHaigood Nov 27 @ 9:25 PM EST
    A4. Athletics- instills toughness, hard work and team unity. #oklaed
  • MPSTechnology Nov 27 @ 9:25 PM EST
    A5: Freshmen lvl - How to become more human than a walking zombie. #oklaed
  • TheMsSutton Nov 27 @ 9:25 PM EST
    A4.2: The classes I miss most from school are choir and band. The most useful was typing, but music was fun and edifying. #oklaed
  • nancy_nwilliams Nov 27 @ 9:26 PM EST
    A5 I would teach home mechanics. I wouldn't be very good, but I would have to learn. It could make future plumbers & carpenters #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:26 PM EST
    Love this! #oklaed
    In reply to @TheMsSutton
  • mcappsparks Nov 27 @ 9:26 PM EST
    A5 Genocide Studies, Art History, African History, Women's Studies, History Thru Film, Leadership, I have a long, long list! #oklaed
  • scavner874 Nov 27 @ 9:26 PM EST
    A physical education elective: dance, Yoga, Pilates, etc. #oklaed #maelo37
  • MrWilliamsOK Nov 27 @ 9:26 PM EST
    A5: philosophy, debate, really wish indigenous studies wasn't considered an elective by so many, but that 2 #oklaed https://t.co/dpa7oMn8c7
  • angmlittle Nov 27 @ 9:26 PM EST
    A5) Being a self starter 101. Our state is lacking those. #oklaed
  • ardaughty Nov 27 @ 9:26 PM EST
    A4) Foreign languages should be from Pre k through 12th grade. How to create a business & money management too. #oklaed
  • franklinMPH Nov 27 @ 9:26 PM EST
    come to @tulsatech Aerospace Academy and you will enjoy learning to use the joysticks ! #oklaed
    In reply to @edgeblogger, @tulsatech
  • ClaudiaSwisher Nov 27 @ 9:26 PM EST
    Kids chose what to read & wrote to me about whatever they wanted to. We all read every day. Kids are still reading. #oklaed
    In reply to @dena_rogers
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:26 PM EST
    Question 6!! #oklaed
  • dena_rogers Nov 27 @ 9:26 PM EST
    I’m not even sure what you just said. LOL #oklaed I will need that tomorrow
    In reply to @MPSTechnology
  • lsmellott Nov 27 @ 9:26 PM EST
    #oklaed A5: Working with a music/drama T and designing an English class where Ss act out plays, write a play, and perform in a play.
  • KathySDunn Nov 27 @ 9:26 PM EST
    This made me laugh, and that was good for my soul! You teach it, and I'll take it!!! #oklaed
    • edgeblogger Nov 27 @ 9:24 PM EST
      A5: Drones - I bet this would be popular, may have some liability concerns! #oklaed
  • SHenshallHarris Nov 27 @ 9:27 PM EST
    A5) A course of life skills such as self confidence, coping skills, leadership, etc. the "other" skills we need to succeed. #OklaEd #maelO37
  • grendelrick Nov 27 @ 9:27 PM EST
    A6 #oklaed Not gonna lie - it’s tough. It’s the first thing people want to toss. It’s what I fight hardest to keep.
  • DrTerriOU Nov 27 @ 9:27 PM EST
    there's a lot of people that talk about knitting as a precursor to coding to interest girls and people who get patterns #oklaed
    In reply to @1ShirleneMT
  • paige_kelpine Nov 27 @ 9:27 PM EST
    A1) Band, strings, choir, art, home ec, STEM, foreign lang., PE, computers, hands-on sci. #oklaed
  • ParkerStephani_ Nov 27 @ 9:27 PM EST
    A6: Advocate-gather evidence of student achievement as a result of the elective even if it is unconventional #oklaed
  • watersenglish Nov 27 @ 9:27 PM EST
    Several kids in my school are getting into crochet. It's amazing how quickly they're progressing! #oklaed
    • DrTerriOU Nov 27 @ 9:27 PM EST
      there's a lot of people that talk about knitting as a precursor to coding to interest girls and people who get patterns #oklaed
      In reply to @1ShirleneMT
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A6: Fight for them! Reach out to your community. #oklaed
  • SraDarko Nov 27 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A5 I would also like to teach a semester long African American studies course in high school #oklaed #maelo37
  • 1ShirleneMT Nov 27 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A5) or a senior class called your about to be an adult, now what. Although I dont have all those answers yet #oklaed
  • mrbadura Nov 27 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A4: Foreign Language, preferably taught by @RhulsHuls & @Kmcneese1 #oklaed #spanstuchat
    In reply to @RhulsHuls, @Kmcneese1
  • MrsHime Nov 27 @ 9:28 PM EST
    @coach57 #oklaed
    In reply to @coach57
  • DeJa_Clift Nov 27 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A5: I got one! The Art of Graphic novels #maelo37 #oklaed
  • MrsSearcy112 Nov 27 @ 9:28 PM EST
    Loved my "Representations of Educ in Film" class w @drchrisgoering. So great to analyze public perception/pop culture #oklaed
    In reply to @grendelrick, @drchrisgoering
  • dena_rogers Nov 27 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A5 - I don’t think we can, that’s what was cut in our bldg first. We lost art. Have to protect the budget with our votes #oklaed
  • BlossJulie Nov 27 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A5- Tough choice 😃Lake Sports 101 🎣 or STEM 🔬 LAB. Both would be awesome! #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc Nov 27 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A6: Only let the rich kids stay involved. If they really want it, they'll come from two-parent plugged in families #oklaed #motivation
  • kennethdward Nov 27 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A5 would have to say social skills. We need to get better at teaching young adolescents how to act, react, & interact w/others. #oklaed
  • bridgestyler Nov 27 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A6: It's easy when you understand the hard science around how beneficial they are to ALL learning. Like anything, prioritize them. #oklaed
  • paige_kelpine Nov 27 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A2) "Whole child" means just that. Mind, body, soul - and everything that entails. #oklaed
  • kriscoop80 Nov 27 @ 9:28 PM EST
    That's why we are so happy to have you as our super! Keep fighting the good fight. #oklaed
    • grendelrick Nov 27 @ 9:27 PM EST
      A6 #oklaed Not gonna lie - it’s tough. It’s the first thing people want to toss. It’s what I fight hardest to keep.
  • djthoreson Nov 27 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A6: I'm not sure. I think the only things safe during cuts are athletics and core subjects - but cores aren't protected for size! #oklaed
  • ClaudiaSwisher Nov 27 @ 9:28 PM EST
    NO!! Just reading whatever you wanted...Choice is empowerment. LOVED that class. #oklaed
    In reply to @dena_rogers
  • tmcdon3051 Nov 27 @ 9:28 PM EST
    I refer this to our great State Superintendent #oklaed
  • collums_dawn Nov 27 @ 9:28 PM EST
    Ditto again!! #oklaed
  • ardaughty Nov 27 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A5) Using your talents/gifts to give back to your community and get paid to do it. Why wait until post college to start your career? #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Nov 27 @ 9:28 PM EST
    #oklaed sorry
    • KimberBlodgett Nov 27 @ 9:28 PM EST
      A6: we have to keep advocating for the importance of teaching beyond the core subjects. No matter what it takes. #okaled
  • TheMsSutton Nov 27 @ 9:28 PM EST
    A5: Probably reading for pleasure, set up like book clubs. I'm an English teacher; all I really want to do is read YA all day. #oklaed
  • coach57 Nov 27 @ 9:29 PM EST
    #oklaed admin and school boards have to work hard to make sure we continue to offer electives serving the needs of all students
  • TKissee13 Nov 27 @ 9:29 PM EST
    Teach skills transferable to career/college. Promote student successes. Evaluate curriculum regularly, cross w/ STEM ama possible. #oklaed
  • mrbadura Nov 27 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A6: Make sure that the Ts teaching said electives are doin’ a darn good job like @srwegenast You should see her classroom #oklaed !
    In reply to @srwegenast
  • valariefarrow Nov 27 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A6: Built into teaming sched at our JH. That is plan time for core teachers, much like an elem sched w/ 1 day off for PD each wk #oklaed
  • elfonzie_27 Nov 27 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A5 History of Math, Logic, South American History, or Poetry! #oklaed
  • ECHSHoward Nov 27 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A5: In Japan they teach Kendo in school. I think teaching a martial art in school would be very beneficial to students. #oklaed
  • MrWilliamsOK Nov 27 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A6: no easy way... We have to change culture to value ALL we do... (See ans 2 abt "educating whole child") #oklaed https://t.co/VbswpukX6A
  • awages1 Nov 27 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A6: Care about kids more than you care about the money?!? #oklaed (and be thankful that @grendelrick has the kids' best interest at heart)
    In reply to @grendelrick
  • thestephhinton Nov 27 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A6: advocate for our students #oklaed
  • camidellinger Nov 27 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A6-Advocate and fight for them!! Share results on how they are impacting all areas of learning!! #oklaed
  • room20awesome Nov 27 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A6 We encourage students to be thinkers, creators, we make sure our electives are meaningful & connect with community to show it. #oklaed
  • kriscoop80 Nov 27 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A6: Have to be creative!! But when there is no money, have the S's get creative to raise funds. It works for me. #oklaed
  • ClaudiaSwisher Nov 27 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A6 -- I think we could find former Ss to advocate for electives. Art has saved my Grand's life. She would testify! #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Nov 27 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A6) Make electives a priority. They should not be the first cuts. Look at enrollment and effectiveness to make decisions. #oklaed
  • DrTerriOU Nov 27 @ 9:29 PM EST
    I learned from @beCraftsy Would be a great opportunity to engage them in online learning or crossgenerational mentoring #oklaed
    • watersenglish Nov 27 @ 9:27 PM EST
      Several kids in my school are getting into crochet. It's amazing how quickly they're progressing! #oklaed
      • DrTerriOU Nov 27 @ 9:27 PM EST
        there's a lot of people that talk about knitting as a precursor to coding to interest girls and people who get patterns #oklaed
        In reply to @1ShirleneMT
  • bridgestyler Nov 27 @ 9:29 PM EST
    Back on A5: Debate. Definitely debate. Organized arguing just hits on all cylinders for me. #oklaed
  • SteveMaier_ Nov 27 @ 9:29 PM EST
    A5: How Stuff Works or a Tinkering/Inventing 101 #oklaed
  • ScienceBrandi Nov 27 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A5) A class where students learn history , culture, ecology by traveling! #oklaed
  • djthoreson Nov 27 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A6: Classes that prove future success ought to be kept! #oklaed
  • vperezy Nov 27 @ 9:30 PM EST
    .@ardaughty @meghanloyd Had a high school student specifically talk about need for more of business & money management #oklaed
    In reply to @ardaughty, @meghanloyd
  • SHenshallHarris Nov 27 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A6) Seek parent and community support. #OklaEd #maelO37
  • PrincipalNyberg Nov 27 @ 9:30 PM EST
    My kinda thinker! #OklaEd
    • bakerleft Nov 27 @ 9:22 PM EST
      A3 & A4: Instead of more required, why not make every class elective? #oklaed
  • scavner874 Nov 27 @ 9:30 PM EST
    Show the research/relationship between electives and improved student performance. Involve community and parents!! #maelo37 #oklaed
  • StaceyRman Nov 27 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A6: 10% of our district's 6th graders play the Violin, you HAVE to understand the impact that has on success in core classes! #oklaed
  • DeJa_Clift Nov 27 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A6: Educate and advocate. Back it up with solid evidence of how electives keep students interested and advancing #oklaed #maelo37
  • TheMsSutton Nov 27 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A6: My school had to fight for most of our programs last year. Key was parent involvement and a principal who just wouldn't quit. #oklaed
  • almostateacher2 Nov 27 @ 9:30 PM EST
    Q5: Crazy as it sounds, when I was a freshmen in college I had to teach multiple random people how to do laundry. Add this to HomeEC #OklaEd
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:30 PM EST
    you had me at travel! #oklaed
    In reply to @ScienceBrandi
  • tmcdon3051 Nov 27 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A6 keep advocating for them with all we have #oklaed
  • ejbband21 Nov 27 @ 9:30 PM EST
    A6) I make sure I have the number of kids I have put on scholarship readily available. #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc Nov 27 @ 9:30 PM EST
    That's a form of "school choice" with which I'd be totally on board. #oklaed
    • bakerleft Nov 27 @ 9:22 PM EST
      A3 & A4: Instead of more required, why not make every class elective? #oklaed
  • 1ShirleneMT Nov 27 @ 9:30 PM EST
    #oklaed,makes perfect sense, knitting and crocheting are all just codes and patterns, and I think they help me cope w/ stress
    In reply to @DrTerriOU
  • thebretthill Nov 27 @ 9:31 PM EST
    A6: Give credence 2those legit programs that community values & covets & b as creative as we can to keep as many as we can #oklaed
  • ClaudiaSwisher Nov 27 @ 9:31 PM EST
    A6 -- maybe ask Leggies about their fav electives...and ask them to advocate. Show them what we lose when we lose electives. #oklaed
  • ParkerStephani_ Nov 27 @ 9:31 PM EST
    A6: Along with advocating start BEFORE budget cuts are announced #oklaed
  • scavner874 Nov 27 @ 9:31 PM EST
    True!! Agreed!! #oklaed #maelo37
    • camidellinger Nov 27 @ 9:29 PM EST
      A6-Advocate and fight for them!! Share results on how they are impacting all areas of learning!! #oklaed
  • RachaelCharlene Nov 27 @ 9:31 PM EST
    A6 make them an important aspect of the students learning #oklaed
  • dena_rogers Nov 27 @ 9:31 PM EST
    regardless of how good your admin, some things R just about numbers sometimes you are left with no choice #poorlegislation #oklaed
    In reply to @coach57
  • kennethdward Nov 27 @ 9:31 PM EST
    A6 we must understand & be able to champion the value of electives. Some don't get it! #oklaed
  • franklinMPH Nov 27 @ 9:31 PM EST
    Q6: we better promote & protect electives as "schools of choice" will be prevalent in coming decade-embrace online options as well #oklaEd
  • kellybrown_5 Nov 27 @ 9:31 PM EST
    A6: maybe fees paid at enrollment or parent hours to help out. Adding mandated quasi core electives not the answer, robs time away. #oklaed
  • mjaydenmills Nov 27 @ 9:31 PM EST
    Do you think @HillaryClinton and @realDonaldTrump could teach it? I hear they're really good. #oklaed
    In reply to @HillaryClinton, @realDonaldTrump
    • bridgestyler Nov 27 @ 9:29 PM EST
      Back on A5: Debate. Definitely debate. Organized arguing just hits on all cylinders for me. #oklaed
  • Megan_Cannon Nov 27 @ 9:31 PM EST
    Sorry, late to the game! Been watching TedTalks to prepare for STEM class tomorrow! Megan Cannon, @SapulpaMiddleSc STEM teacher #oklaed
    In reply to @SapulpaMiddleSc
  • SteveMaier_ Nov 27 @ 9:31 PM EST
    .@ScienceBrandi I like it: "#oklaed Abroad"
    In reply to @ScienceBrandi
  • mrsmcreading Nov 27 @ 9:31 PM EST
    A6)Create a culture where they are treated as equals to core classes. Retrain our stakeholders to see and value them how we & Ss do. #oklaed
  • paige_kelpine Nov 27 @ 9:31 PM EST
    A3) Being educated doesn't just refer to academics! Ss have 2B able to explore strengths & interests. Arts are vital to academics. #oklaed
  • jabellpepper Nov 27 @ 9:31 PM EST
    A5: in my creative writing class I have had filmmakers speak w students. Kids love it. Students make movies: https://t.co/6Xrp62fm8O #oklaed
  • edgeblogger Nov 27 @ 9:31 PM EST
    A6: IDK - show our teeth, growl, stand our ground? Seriously, we need to make them so valuable for kids we couldn't eliminate. #oklaed
  • kennethdward Nov 27 @ 9:31 PM EST
    Debate would have to rank high for me as well. Love to argue! #oklaed
    • bridgestyler Nov 27 @ 9:29 PM EST
      Back on A5: Debate. Definitely debate. Organized arguing just hits on all cylinders for me. #oklaed
  • SraDarko Nov 27 @ 9:32 PM EST
    A6 #oklaed #maelo37 continuing to show their importance
  • JennWillTeach Nov 27 @ 9:32 PM EST
    Jenn Williams, ELA, late to the #oklaed chat, don't really care for pie: too much goo & not enough substance
  • ClaudiaSwisher Nov 27 @ 9:32 PM EST
    @bakerleft Taught in the 79's when even core subjects were semester electives kids chose among. "Relevance"! #oklaed
    In reply to @BlueCerealEduc, @bakerleft
  • Megan_Cannon Nov 27 @ 9:32 PM EST
    A6: we have to provide a place to develop creative intelligence in addition to academic intelligence #oklaed
  • bakerleft Nov 27 @ 9:32 PM EST
    A5: Reading for Revolution (a Paulo Freire primer) #oklaed
  • valariefarrow Nov 27 @ 9:32 PM EST
    This! #oklaed
    • edgeblogger Nov 27 @ 9:31 PM EST
      A6: IDK - show our teeth, growl, stand our ground? Seriously, we need to make them so valuable for kids we couldn't eliminate. #oklaed
  • paige_kelpine Nov 27 @ 9:32 PM EST
    A4) This singer/performer says CHOIR!!! #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:32 PM EST
    Question 7. #oklaed
  • BrandonHaigood Nov 27 @ 9:32 PM EST
    A5. Sociology/Psychology. Love to study people #oklaed
  • dena_rogers Nov 27 @ 9:32 PM EST
    This would be awesome for kids (most of them) who need to get moving for some brain stimulation #oklaed
    In reply to @ECHSHoward
  • nancy_nwilliams Nov 27 @ 9:32 PM EST
    Where is this one day a week off for PD. Not in my school. Too much planning. Who is doing the teaching? #oklaed
    In reply to @valariefarrow
  • mcvay51 Nov 27 @ 9:32 PM EST
    A6) I can't tell you how many times I've had to defend them all. 2nd hardest thing about the cuts over the last decade #oklaed
  • ardaughty Nov 27 @ 9:32 PM EST
    Leadership has to stay vigilant & say "No" when their bosses say cut music or PE. Then don't back down! Stand firm! #oklaed
  • watersenglish Nov 27 @ 9:32 PM EST
    So imp now that Ss learn how to express & defend their opinions effectively. #oklaed
    • kennethdward Nov 27 @ 9:31 PM EST
      Debate would have to rank high for me as well. Love to argue! #oklaed
      • bridgestyler Nov 27 @ 9:29 PM EST
        Back on A5: Debate. Definitely debate. Organized arguing just hits on all cylinders for me. #oklaed
  • valariefarrow Nov 27 @ 9:33 PM EST
    A7: NO! NO! NO! Did you hear me? NO! #oklaed
  • Megan_Cannon Nov 27 @ 9:33 PM EST
    Crap! I forgot the pie! CHOCOLATE!!! I know, it's boring 🙄 #oklaed
  • KathySDunn Nov 27 @ 9:33 PM EST
    A6: #oklaed We protect electives through our deep commitment to kids pursuing their passions. I fear the day when there is just no money.
  • MsMCude Nov 27 @ 9:33 PM EST
    A6: Community Advocating and sharing of Ss' successes! Show the impact it makes, and that they're not just "blow offs" #oklaed
  • ardaughty Nov 27 @ 9:33 PM EST
    A6) Go on strike, even though the contract says otherwise. We've got to stand up for our students. Enough BS is enough BS. #oklaed
  • lsmellott Nov 27 @ 9:33 PM EST
    #oklaed A6: Have teachers work together and make connections between the subjects.
  • BrandonHaigood Nov 27 @ 9:33 PM EST
    A6. Fight tooth and nail for them on the local, state, and federal level. #oklaed
  • ScienceBrandi Nov 27 @ 9:33 PM EST
    NEVER #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:33 PM EST
    A7: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO #oklaed
  • joy4ok Nov 27 @ 9:33 PM EST
    A5) Oh fun! I would ❤️to (learn more) then teach an elective on "Design Thinking Process" https://t.co/EvPSepUyiq @DBGardenhire #oklaed
  • SteveMaier_ Nov 27 @ 9:33 PM EST
    A6: Some BEST electives may be more about access to Human Resources & time rather than $$. Don't know that I have a good answer 4 Q6 #oklaed
  • camidellinger Nov 27 @ 9:34 PM EST
    A7- NO!!! #oklaed
  • grendelrick Nov 27 @ 9:34 PM EST
    A7 #oklaed No. I see no evidence this is even remotely helpful. It increases discipline, absentee, and dropout issues.
  • thebretthill Nov 27 @ 9:34 PM EST
    True intervention should be ongoing inside those classes. Losing other class time only in extreme situations/need #oklaed
  • watersenglish Nov 27 @ 9:34 PM EST
    A7 Ss should never be punished just because they didn't learn something when someone else thought they should. #oklaed
  • paige_kelpine Nov 27 @ 9:34 PM EST
    A5) I would LOVE to teach a class that incorporates art, music, food, and culture! Think "amped up humanities." #oklaed
  • collums_dawn Nov 27 @ 9:34 PM EST
    A7) Because there should be more ! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc Nov 27 @ 9:34 PM EST
    A7: Not as a general rule. Sometimes, maybe. They miss tons of my class time for electives. A little vice versa wouldn't hurt. #oklaed
  • MPSTechnology Nov 27 @ 9:34 PM EST
    A7: No. can still receive help with some creative scheduling. #oklaed
  • JennWillTeach Nov 27 @ 9:34 PM EST
    A1: #oklaed we have art, Spanish & French, band, a zillion athletics, ACT prep, choir...but Ss gripe a lot about lack of offerings.
  • mcappsparks Nov 27 @ 9:34 PM EST
    A7 no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no #oklaed
  • Megan_Cannon Nov 27 @ 9:35 PM EST
    A4: I'm biased...but def some kind of STEM or makerspace #oklaed
  • grendelrick Nov 27 @ 9:35 PM EST
    Not only no, but hell no! #oklaed
  • watersenglish Nov 27 @ 9:35 PM EST
    A7 Should we take blocks away from toddlers who haven't progressed from crawling to walking?! #oklaed
  • KathySDunn Nov 27 @ 9:35 PM EST
    A7: No #oklaed Just NO.
  • coach57 Nov 27 @ 9:35 PM EST
    Electives are just as important as intervention. #oklaed has to be creative in offering intervention
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:35 PM EST
    The sole reason I am bitter and angry towards Math is because I had to miss Music to go to tutoring in the 4th grade. #oklaed
  • mrsaj4 Nov 27 @ 9:35 PM EST
    A5: #geniushour #oklaed
  • manders416 Nov 27 @ 9:35 PM EST
    A7 No, they've got 2 be able 2 enjoy something they feel successful @ & perhaps find a way 2 work on skills they need @ same time #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc Nov 27 @ 9:35 PM EST
    Oh calm down #oklaed - it's just a prompt.
  • room20awesome Nov 27 @ 9:35 PM EST
    Q7 NO!!! In some cases the electives are the only thing keeping students engaged in school. #oklaed
  • DeJa_Clift Nov 27 @ 9:35 PM EST
    A7: no! When we use these as a prize or reward. By punishing we take away more than we know #oklaed #maelo37
  • thestephhinton Nov 27 @ 9:35 PM EST
    A7: No. Ss should have opportunities to explore interests and other learning avenues through elective classrooms. #oklaed
  • davidyetter Nov 27 @ 9:35 PM EST
    A4). My kid had a required career class. They learned the importance of a resume, politeness, how to dress for an interview, etc. #oklaed
  • StaceyRman Nov 27 @ 9:35 PM EST
    A7: I don't like this question...or the reality of it! But we try to pull them out at math time for math enrichment, etc. #oklaed
  • mcvay51 Nov 27 @ 9:35 PM EST
    A7) No and don't take recess away either. It's still the most fun part of my day. #oklaed
  • dena_rogers Nov 27 @ 9:35 PM EST
    A7 - Has anyone seen any data where loosing the elective for intervention improves the test score? I have not, and I have looked! #oklaed
  • SappingtonTony Nov 27 @ 9:35 PM EST
    #oklaed Its sad for our kids when they might not have these opportunities bc our state leaders have failed them... #electionsmatter
    • SappingtonTony Nov 27 @ 9:30 PM EST
      A6- electives help students explore and pursue their path. Might have to be creative to get through the storm, but they should remain.
  • watersenglish Nov 27 @ 9:35 PM EST
    I can't imagine if I'd had to miss newspaper/photography for math. Blech! #oklaed
    • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:35 PM EST
      The sole reason I am bitter and angry towards Math is because I had to miss Music to go to tutoring in the 4th grade. #oklaed
  • edgeblogger Nov 27 @ 9:35 PM EST
    A7: Sure, so long as our goal is to have the child hate school and detest learning. Otherwise, we need a better plan. #oklaed
  • MrsMRussell Nov 27 @ 9:35 PM EST
    A7. Depends on the situation and student #oklaed
  • scavner874 Nov 27 @ 9:36 PM EST
    Ouch! That is a tough question! Should we take away what keeps our kids in school to get them up to grade level? #oklaed #maelo37
  • SHenshallHarris Nov 27 @ 9:36 PM EST
    A7) No. #OklaEd #maelo37
  • nancy_nwilliams Nov 27 @ 9:36 PM EST
    A7 I teach intervention. It is a scheduled time that does not interfere with any other class. S's will resent it if they miss. #oklaed
  • valariefarrow Nov 27 @ 9:36 PM EST
    Ha! Ironic that BCE is telling #oklaed to "calm down"!!! Love you man!
    In reply to @BlueCerealEduc
  • ardaughty Nov 27 @ 9:36 PM EST
    A6 cont.) I read that over 600 Ts are resigning after Xmas break. They were asked to teach electives on top of e'rything due to cuts #oklaed
  • tmcdon3051 Nov 27 @ 9:36 PM EST
    A7 Not just NO, but HELL NO. Sorry ladies, just passionate about this subject. I hate it #oklaed
  • MrsHime Nov 27 @ 9:36 PM EST
    A7: No #oklaed
  • dena_rogers Nov 27 @ 9:36 PM EST
    you mean we are not there now? that’s scary #oklaed
    In reply to @KathySDunn
  • djthoreson Nov 27 @ 9:36 PM EST
    A7: My heart says no, my hope that Ss take school seriously says yes. Besides, lots of students miss English due to FFA & sports... #oklaed
  • davidyetter Nov 27 @ 9:36 PM EST
    They also had several guest speakers who spoke about their careers. #oklaed
    • davidyetter Nov 27 @ 9:35 PM EST
      A4). My kid had a required career class. They learned the importance of a resume, politeness, how to dress for an interview, etc. #oklaed
  • ddmteach Nov 27 @ 9:36 PM EST
    A7: I've seen that before and didn't like it. However, I can argue the other side of the coin. #oklaed
  • awages1 Nov 27 @ 9:36 PM EST
    A7: NO! Withholding electives does nothing but bring the student down further-socially, emotionally, and lots of time academically! #oklaed
  • 1ShirleneMT Nov 27 @ 9:36 PM EST
    A7) Um, I'm going to have to go with a big nope on this one. #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:36 PM EST
    Thankful that Broken Arrow protects Electives! #oklaed
    In reply to @SappingtonTony
  • BlueCerealEduc Nov 27 @ 9:36 PM EST
    A7: You're all over-reacting. No one panics when a kid misses a cool activity in my class for yet another band trip. Balance anyone? #oklaed
  • ClaudiaSwisher Nov 27 @ 9:36 PM EST
    A7 -- when we take choice away frm struggling kids we penalize them twice. This is just wrong! Convenient4 scheduling, but wrong #oklaed.
  • KimberBlodgett Nov 27 @ 9:36 PM EST
    A7:No! Or their recess! You get mad at them for the wiggles,and then you take their wiggle time away? That's not even logical! #oklaed
  • lsmellott Nov 27 @ 9:36 PM EST
    #oklaed A7: Use it as an intervention strategy. If Ss have a music elective, have them learn material through music.
  • collums_dawn Nov 27 @ 9:36 PM EST
    who us? #oklaed
    In reply to @BlueCerealEduc
  • jlreed2011 Nov 27 @ 9:36 PM EST
    A7) Ss should not lose electives for interventions. In HS they may choose to make up a failed class instead of an elective #oklaed
  • TheMsSutton Nov 27 @ 9:36 PM EST
    A7: Most kids are only really interested in their elective(s).Take that away, you take away their will to come to school. #nowin #oklaed
  • mjaydenmills Nov 27 @ 9:37 PM EST
  • bakerleft Nov 27 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A6: Buildings are important! Bring every elective into the main building and main halls and change the school culture. #oklaed
  • mrsaj4 Nov 27 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A7: sometimes it can be a motivator for the unmotivated... Needs to be based on students not a one fits all policy #oklaed
  • paige_kelpine Nov 27 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A6) Fight! Make them a priority! Our district changed to 7 period day. A big change, but saved electives. @grendelrick #oklaed
  • almostateacher2 Nov 27 @ 9:37 PM EST
    Q5: I would like to teach students the importance of voting and how to be involved in making sure your voice is heard after HS. #oklaed
  • Megan_Cannon Nov 27 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A7: as an elective teacher, this one lights my fire! No, they shouldn't. I have major projects & opportunities of learn in STEM... #oklaed
  • watersenglish Nov 27 @ 9:37 PM EST
    Nothing would have been right with my world if I'd had to give up Crazy Bread on newspaper deadline days for math! #oklaed
    • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:35 PM EST
      The sole reason I am bitter and angry towards Math is because I had to miss Music to go to tutoring in the 4th grade. #oklaed
  • kriscoop80 Nov 27 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A7 NO! Unknown to popular belief, electives have a curriculum. But, S's should know the importance of keeping ALL their classes up. #oklaed
  • PrincipalNyberg Nov 27 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A7: If they need a reading intervention, yes. For us, reading takes priority. #oklaed
  • djthoreson Nov 27 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A7: My district started Flex once a week for intervention and tutoring - or grade-level topics. It seems okay. #oklaed
  • room20awesome Nov 27 @ 9:37 PM EST
    And 3rd graders should not miss recess, music, art, computer...for intervention! #oklaed
  • BlossJulie Nov 27 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A7 No. #oklaed
  • BrandonHaigood Nov 27 @ 9:38 PM EST
    A7. Intervention shouldn't disrupt ANY class time. #oklaed
  • KHastyBand Nov 27 @ 9:38 PM EST
    A5: what elective that they choose is not as important as the fact they are INVOLVED in something. Do something. #oklaed
  • paige_kelpine Nov 27 @ 9:38 PM EST
    A7) No! But when do you offer intervention? #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Nov 27 @ 9:38 PM EST
    If I take your specials away from you, I lose my Plan time. I ain't dumb! #oklaed it benefits T and student to have a break! #oklaed
  • Megan_Cannon Nov 27 @ 9:38 PM EST
    A7 cont-when they miss to make up work, they're missing out on my projects, etc. what I'm teaching could help w/ELA,etc #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:38 PM EST
    Question 8 can give us some ideas! #oklaed
  • MrsSearcy112 Nov 27 @ 9:38 PM EST
    A7. THIS was my life as a Literacy Resource Specialist. So much resentment the min they walked in the door bc it was MY fault. BuyIn #oklaed
  • watersenglish Nov 27 @ 9:39 PM EST
    A8 Include some of the skills in the elective -- in newspaper, we had to use both math/design skills as well as reading/writing. #oklaed
  • MsMCude Nov 27 @ 9:39 PM EST
    A7: to bring in an old school favorite of mine from used in the subject i hated most (science) I say... #oklaed
  • ClaudiaSwisher Nov 27 @ 9:39 PM EST
    Was a pull-out TItleI teacher for yrs. I feel your pain. #oklaed
    In reply to @MrsSearcy112
  • sharp_sd Nov 27 @ 9:39 PM EST
    A5- baking and decorating cakes and cupcakes. #oklaed
  • dena_rogers Nov 27 @ 9:39 PM EST
    A7 - 2 years ago I taught remedial math, I think STEM would have been better, my apps kids needed a class they WANTED, not 2 maths #oklaed
  • ParkerStephani_ Nov 27 @ 9:39 PM EST
    A8: We have a school wide intervention time built into the school schedule #oklaed
  • mrsmcreading Nov 27 @ 9:39 PM EST
    A7 I'm a T of reading to S who only got 1 elec bc of their reading prof in 6gr. If they can't read, they can't succeed in any class. #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc Nov 27 @ 9:39 PM EST
    A8: I find kimbo sticks to be effective. #oklaed
  • ardaughty Nov 27 @ 9:40 PM EST
    Yes/No. If a Ss is 3 grade levels behind & the Ts will truly give their all for that Ss, yes. I did it & Ss grew 2 grade levels. #oklaed
  • valariefarrow Nov 27 @ 9:40 PM EST
    A8: Same ole, same ole. Before/after school tutoring, lunch time, homeroom/advisory time. New ideas: Flip it! #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:40 PM EST
    A8: This year my school has a zero hour like thing, all of our Math and reading intervention is done in that time. #oklaed
  • kriscoop80 Nov 27 @ 9:40 PM EST
    A7b: Sometimes Electives are the only thing keeping kids in school. Taking that away from them is not the answer. #oklaed
  • camidellinger Nov 27 @ 9:40 PM EST
    We have a block time built into our day. Those who need intervention get it then, others on a rotation of computers, reading etc. . .#oklaed
  • davidyetter Nov 27 @ 9:40 PM EST
    My kid would LOVE this. Asked for a Latin workbook last year for Christmas! #oklaed
  • kellybrown_5 Nov 27 @ 9:40 PM EST
    A7: No! but it happens. Sad when not evenly applied. Year long elective students don't lose theirs for intervention #oklaed
  • mrsaj4 Nov 27 @ 9:40 PM EST
    @meghanloyd so should we add a zero hour for students who need reading and math lab? #oklaed
    In reply to @MrsSearcy112, @meghanloyd
  • MrRogersTech Nov 27 @ 9:40 PM EST
    A8: See what is not working for that S and tailor the intervention to them. Schools will have more than one S with the same need. #oklaed
  • grendelrick Nov 27 @ 9:40 PM EST
    A8 #oklaed Tutors or spec ed teachers pushing into classes (if funding allows – haha)
  • collums_dawn Nov 27 @ 9:40 PM EST
    A8) Intervention through better instruction #oklaed
  • TheMsSutton Nov 27 @ 9:40 PM EST
    A7.2: NO ONE WINS when kids get pulled out - not the kid, not the tutor, & not the elective teacher & course which gets no respect. #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc Nov 27 @ 9:40 PM EST
    A8: Actually we're experimenting w/ "Friday School" - kids failing from missing work are gathered during last hour and stay +3 hours #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:40 PM EST
    That is what we have done this year. #oklaed
    In reply to @mrsaj4, @MrsSearcy112
  • KathySDunn Nov 27 @ 9:40 PM EST
    A8: Differentiated Instr. = Tier I intervention in the classroom, great DI = Tier II in the CR. 7-period day = options in schedule. #oklaed
  • MsMCude Nov 27 @ 9:40 PM EST
    A7: to bring in an old school favorite of mine, used in the subject i hated most (science) I say... #oklaed https://t.co/SWaFGwVA6P
  • watersenglish Nov 27 @ 9:41 PM EST
    I took Latin in high school. Loved & still use the roots/etc. Also, happy I didn't have to speak it! #oklaed
  • Megan_Cannon Nov 27 @ 9:41 PM EST
    A8: our school has an advisory class every Tues-Fri morning and we're going to look at using that time for intervention #oklaed
  • kriscoop80 Nov 27 @ 9:41 PM EST
    SAME #oklaed
  • JennWillTeach Nov 27 @ 9:41 PM EST
    A2: #oklaed I've always thought of it like the Renaissance Man, plus the Maslow pyramid & emotional/psychological intelligence
  • dena_rogers Nov 27 @ 9:41 PM EST
    A7 - Is there a good way to do intervention to catch kids up? That is during the school day, hard to control hours not at school #oklaed
  • Ladywolf2014 Nov 27 @ 9:41 PM EST
    Intervention was built in to the schedule when I taught elementary. The ENTIRE school was involved. Admin, custodians, cooks, etc #oklaed
  • mrsmcreading Nov 27 @ 9:41 PM EST
    A7b)All that to say, I hope the way I approach reading & the huge strides we make keeps them from losing electives in future grades. #oklaed
  • jasonbengs Nov 27 @ 9:41 PM EST
    A7 Doesn't work the same as taking away privileges at home. Improve one grade and destroy a passion in the process? #oklaed
  • tawnrundle Nov 27 @ 9:41 PM EST
    A8) Our elementary has it built into their day #oklaed
  • djthoreson Nov 27 @ 9:41 PM EST
    A8: Find more effective teaching methods? #oklaed Or perhaps get Ps more involved so kids take it more seriously in the first place.
  • tmcdon3051 Nov 27 @ 9:41 PM EST
    Or school uses 30 minutes every morning to take care of things like this. It's called Zero Hour #oklaed
  • ardaughty Nov 27 @ 9:41 PM EST
    A7 cont.) No, if the Ts is going to shortcut the Ss, make learning unfun, Fuss at the Ss for not understanding/ like a punishment. #oklaed
  • MrsHime Nov 27 @ 9:41 PM EST
    A8: Intervention time built into the daily schedule: Reading & Math pullout, after school tutoring #oklaed
  • PrincipalNyberg Nov 27 @ 9:41 PM EST
    A7b: Sorry, but if a S is more than 2 grade levels behind in reading, it effects everything. You must intervene. Earlier the better. #oklaed
  • thebretthill Nov 27 @ 9:41 PM EST
    Differentiated instruction / alt assignments / peer tutoring / outside school tutoring or mentoring / more than I can think of now #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Nov 27 @ 9:42 PM EST
    A8) Elective Ts in the PLCs. My math Ts taught me fractions but my wood & metal shop Ts helped me understand how to use fractions. #oklaed
  • dena_rogers Nov 27 @ 9:42 PM EST
    Can you get T’s to work it? How do they get home? #oklaed
    In reply to @BlueCerealEduc
  • scavner874 Nov 27 @ 9:42 PM EST
    Hmm?!? How is it going?@BlueCerealEduc #oklaed #maelo37
    In reply to @BlueCerealEduc
    • BlueCerealEduc Nov 27 @ 9:40 PM EST
      A8: Actually we're experimenting w/ "Friday School" - kids failing from missing work are gathered during last hour and stay +3 hours #oklaed
  • room20awesome Nov 27 @ 9:42 PM EST
    A8 Sometimes the first step is getting the S engaged in learning. When learning becomes meaningful S make connections & apply info #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Nov 27 @ 9:42 PM EST
    We have built in intervention time. Kids never miss electives where I am. But they do miss my class bc of electives sometimes. #oklaed
  • camidellinger Nov 27 @ 9:42 PM EST
    A8- 30 min time slot built into the day, intervention then. Have rotation for others to go to for ex computers, games, reading, etc. #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:42 PM EST
    They are in Focus Math or Reading, Study Hall, Genius Hour, or another Elective of their choice. #oklaed
    In reply to @mrsaj4
  • sharp_sd Nov 27 @ 9:42 PM EST
    A4- cooking 101 or something with basic skills in carpentry #oklaed
  • ardaughty Nov 27 @ 9:42 PM EST
    A7 cont.) I still made sure those Ss got their electives tho. They are still kids! #oklaed
  • mjaydenmills Nov 27 @ 9:43 PM EST
    Chick High has "Flex Hour" before first hour that would enable teachers to work with students outside of class time. #oklaed
  • PrincipalNyberg Nov 27 @ 9:43 PM EST
    A8: We've had great success with a core & more approach. But it means sacrificing an elective. #oklaed
  • room20awesome Nov 27 @ 9:43 PM EST
    A8b Perhaps electives should be seen as be part of the intervention plan, a tool to spark curiosity and interest in learning. #oklaed
  • mrsmcreading Nov 27 @ 9:43 PM EST
    A8) We can't be afraid to mess with the schedule! Moses did not bring it down on stone tablets! We can change it up! #oklaed
  • ScienceBrandi Nov 27 @ 9:43 PM EST
    YES #oklaed
  • TheMsSutton Nov 27 @ 9:43 PM EST
    A8: We've implemented an advisory period & offer study hall. Those on IEPs spend part of each day with the SPED teacher for 1-to-1. #oklaed
  • McDonaldClay Nov 27 @ 9:43 PM EST
    A8: We have a ZAP time at lunch for students to re do or make up missed assignments #oklaed
  • watersenglish Nov 27 @ 9:43 PM EST
    Love this idea, esp. for Ss who have to miss school. #oklaed
    • mjaydenmills Nov 27 @ 9:43 PM EST
      Chick High has "Flex Hour" before first hour that would enable teachers to work with students outside of class time. #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:43 PM EST
    Question Nine! #oklaed
  • jasonbengs Nov 27 @ 9:43 PM EST
    A8 Before/after school, lunch tutoring. Advisory/home room times #oklaed
  • JennWillTeach Nov 27 @ 9:44 PM EST
    A3: #oklaed electives gave me a chance to explore, stretch myself, play, feed my soul. I loved to learn (not hmwk), but electives freed me.
  • KimberBlodgett Nov 27 @ 9:44 PM EST
    I don't stress over a kid missing instruction time due to an elective field trip. Life is too short! #oklaed go have fun!
  • SHenshallHarris Nov 27 @ 9:44 PM EST
    A8) Build it into the school day as an enrichment course that may vary in topic/content for each student. #OklaEd #maelo37
  • sharp_sd Nov 27 @ 9:44 PM EST
    A3- electives are why some kids don't drop out. Like taking your major classes in college, it is finally worth it. #oklaed
  • KHastyBand Nov 27 @ 9:44 PM EST
    A7: NO! This is the quickest way to frustrate a band director! #oklaed
  • davidyetter Nov 27 @ 9:44 PM EST
    How 'bout a class that taught students how to start/run non profits. My kid has a lot of great ideas that r going to waste. #oklaed
    • dena_rogers Nov 27 @ 9:23 PM EST
      A5 - What if we asked our S’s what elective they wanted, and we created a class to meet that need. I’d teach that one #customerfocus #oklaed
  • paige_kelpine Nov 27 @ 9:44 PM EST
    A8) I wish there were an easy answer to this - if there were, we'd all do it! Open for info. #oklaed
  • valariefarrow Nov 27 @ 9:44 PM EST
    A9: Hook the Ss, keep them coming to school! #oklaed
  • ParkerStephani_ Nov 27 @ 9:44 PM EST
    A9: Electives is where I found a place I belonged. Once I got that confidence I was able to pursue more than I thought possible #oklaed
  • mrsaj4 Nov 27 @ 9:45 PM EST
    Could it be required? I lost electives in elem.for short time for reading, beyond thankful #oklaed
    In reply to @ClaudiaSwisher, @MrsSearcy112, @meghanloyd
  • djthoreson Nov 27 @ 9:45 PM EST
    A9: Many people say some kids just stay in school for sports - but it applies to all electives. Some Ss NEED the electives. #oklaed
  • MsMCude Nov 27 @ 9:45 PM EST
    A7: to bring in an old school favorite of mine, used in the subject i hated most (science) I say... #oklaed
  • bakerleft Nov 27 @ 9:45 PM EST
    A8: Interventions should focus on increasing will. Ss must have agency in their own intervention. Anything else is wasted time. #oklaed
  • thestephhinton Nov 27 @ 9:45 PM EST
    A9: Electives were some of my favorite classes in school. I loved French, debate, current events, Shakespeare #oklaed
  • MrRogersTech Nov 27 @ 9:45 PM EST
    A9: I have taught in the CTE department and now work in the CTE department. No electives, No job. #oklaed
  • watersenglish Nov 27 @ 9:45 PM EST
    A9 My JH/HS electives built my confidence, knowledge of self at a very early age. I am who I am today because of them. #oklaed
  • grendelrick Nov 27 @ 9:45 PM EST
    A9 #oklaed Dr. Betsy Ballard, former Norman High Competitive Speech and Debate teacher – helped me come out of my shell.
  • DeJa_Clift Nov 27 @ 9:45 PM EST
    A8: maybe after school before school tutoring. Or build it into lunch hour. "Math Monday" crunch #'s and munch food #oklaed
  • EduGladiators Nov 27 @ 9:45 PM EST
  • tawnrundle Nov 27 @ 9:45 PM EST
    A9) Have dealt with lots of students who state if it wasn't for athletics/music/computers/etc I would quit... #oklaed
  • dena_rogers Nov 27 @ 9:45 PM EST
    A8 -we have Thursday School for zero recovery, before school help Tues - Fri, our dist offers free evening tutoring for D’s and f’s #oklaed
  • awages1 Nov 27 @ 9:45 PM EST
    A9: students don't belong in a box; they should have a voice in their interests/school day; it's our job to help find their passion #oklaed
  • kriscoop80 Nov 27 @ 9:45 PM EST
    A9a: They are kids! Ask yourself, what do you remember from when you were in school. You remember the fun/activities. #oklaed
  • kennethdward Nov 27 @ 9:45 PM EST
    A9 I would not have made it through school if were not for electives. #oklaed
  • MrWilliamsOK Nov 27 @ 9:45 PM EST
    A9: I like music movies art food clothes & sports... And if you like any or all of those you should care 2 #oklaed https://t.co/r09mecOonv
  • camidellinger Nov 27 @ 9:45 PM EST
    A9- It's what's best for the students!!! I have seen electives literally save students from going down the wrong path. #oklaed
  • Megan_Cannon Nov 27 @ 9:46 PM EST
    A9: as an elective teacher I see the importance 1st hand. There are so many kids that don't fit the normal S box. They need choices #oklaed
  • mcappsparks Nov 27 @ 9:46 PM EST
    A9 electives balanced my own college prep classes and kept me sane, plus I know lots of kids who would drop out without them. #oklaed
  • edgeblogger Nov 27 @ 9:46 PM EST
    A8: Jenks MS implemented 35 min "Recharge" period. Ss needing HW help or remed could do during school day. Others chose clubs/activ #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:46 PM EST
    A9: Choir saved my life. It gave me joy, meaning to my life, and purpose. I want the same for my students. #oklaed
  • SteveMaier_ Nov 27 @ 9:46 PM EST
    A8. I wonder how many #oklaed Ts see offering electives as a way to stay engaged/challenged in teaching?
  • ClaudiaSwisher Nov 27 @ 9:46 PM EST
    A9 -- Not a week goes by that a former S doesn't tell me about a book to read, or about reading to their children. I fight 4 them #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Nov 27 @ 9:46 PM EST
    A9) Public Schools have to offer electives in school to allow students to discover their passions and outlets, and gives them hope. #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Nov 27 @ 9:46 PM EST
    A9: I take it very personal anything that involves my Ss. And their education/happiness. And electives make my kids happy! #oklaed
  • JennWillTeach Nov 27 @ 9:46 PM EST
    A4: #oklaed that's easy: speech. It teaches skills you'll use forever: organization, research, presentation, speaking--& breaks bad habits.
  • bakerleft Nov 27 @ 9:46 PM EST
    A8B: Electives are about agency. Interventions need to be informed by Ss interests and passions. #oklaed
  • BrandonHaigood Nov 27 @ 9:46 PM EST
    A8. Built in to the schedule or before school, after school..always provide students with free food, motivates everyone! #oklaed
  • ddmteach Nov 27 @ 9:46 PM EST
    I'm a speech and debate kid too! #GodblessMrDuncan #oklaed
    • grendelrick Nov 27 @ 9:45 PM EST
      A9 #oklaed Dr. Betsy Ballard, former Norman High Competitive Speech and Debate teacher – helped me come out of my shell.
  • ardaughty Nov 27 @ 9:46 PM EST
    A8) The symptom is intervention. The root is recruiting & sustaining quality Ts & As. Address the root. Fix the problem. #oklaed
  • BlueCerealEduc Nov 27 @ 9:47 PM EST
    A9: Same reason we do any of this. It's the right thing to do. It matters. And the bad people are in charge. #oklaed
  • ClaudiaSwisher Nov 27 @ 9:47 PM EST
    That was SO me...my elective revived my passion for teaching. #oklaed
    In reply to @SteveMaier_
  • tmcdon3051 Nov 27 @ 9:47 PM EST
    A9 the Ss need to be able to spread their wings in something the love to do. Many of those situations are in elective classes #oklaed
  • KathySDunn Nov 27 @ 9:47 PM EST
    A9: Nights in a hospital room when music was a mighty solace. Thinking of people & places that gave me the gift of music. #oklaed #LifeRaft
  • mcappsparks Nov 27 @ 9:47 PM EST
    A9b tbh, my dad probably wouldn't have graduated HS without band and his band director...electives make a huge difference to kids! #oklaed
  • awages1 Nov 27 @ 9:47 PM EST
    A9: Electives taught me more about team-building and life than any core class! #oklaed #mdpurpose
  • jasonbengs Nov 27 @ 9:47 PM EST
    A9 How many careers are made possible because of knowledge gained outside a "core" subject? #oklaed
  • MPSTechnology Nov 27 @ 9:47 PM EST
    A9: Electives allowed me to socially grow and gain confidence. Later it kept me out of trouble (for the most part) #oklaed
  • room20awesome Nov 27 @ 9:47 PM EST
    A9 Because in the end electives are what it's all about, taking what we know, and what we love, and choosing a path for ourselves. #oklaed
  • dena_rogers Nov 27 @ 9:47 PM EST
    A9 - S’s who lose interest in school may dropout. S’s need choice in their education. S’s are over tested, need something fun #oklaed
  • mcvay51 Nov 27 @ 9:47 PM EST
    A9) I wouldn't be here tonight if it wasn't for athletics, Ag, speech and drama. That's why I fight. It's that simple... #oklaed
  • SHenshallHarris Nov 27 @ 9:47 PM EST
    A9) Removing choice kills motivation and engagement which kills the love of learning. #OklaEd #maelo37
  • MsMCude Nov 27 @ 9:47 PM EST
    A9: Through personal observation I saw the confidence level it gave to students in my preferred certification area. #oklaed
  • manders416 Nov 27 @ 9:47 PM EST
    A9 I've seen what a positive influence it's had for my own children and what it did for me as well. #oklaed
  • brynmw Nov 27 @ 9:48 PM EST
    Just over 10 minutes to #bcedchat Topic is New tech. what do you use/want to use? #oklaed #istelitchat #onted
  • DeJa_Clift Nov 27 @ 9:48 PM EST
    I probably would have dropped out of school if not for my jewelry class teach who made me feel like she cared, #savedme #oklaed #maelo37
  • scavner874 Nov 27 @ 9:48 PM EST
    Inspiration, creativity, enthusiasm, smiles, connection, relationships, joy - for starters!! #oklaed #maelo37
  • franklinMPH Nov 27 @ 9:48 PM EST
    A9: career & Tech electives are essential ingredients to supporting our economic vibrancy-Mechanical techs-hard trades-new tech=$ #oklaEd
  • nancy_nwilliams Nov 27 @ 9:48 PM EST
    A9 Electives are worth fighting for. They may be the major reason some S's come to school at all. S's feel fulfilled. #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:48 PM EST
    Love! #oklaed
  • MrsBeck25 - Moderator Nov 27 @ 9:48 PM EST
    Q8: IMO, put it in the hands of Ps. Give me tools to work with my child and if that doesn't work, plan B #oklaed
  • ScienceBrandi Nov 27 @ 9:48 PM EST
    A9) Schools should help Ss figure out who they are. Electives help w/ that bigly. 😄 #oklaed
  • MsMCude Nov 27 @ 9:48 PM EST
    allowed them to express themselves in a way many of them may not of before. It was an SPED elective class, that I chose this field #oklaed
  • elfonzie_27 Nov 27 @ 9:49 PM EST
    A9 To make well-rounded students, helps discover and develop their gifts! #oklaed
  • MPSTechnology Nov 27 @ 9:49 PM EST
    A9b: even as a "core" subject teacher, we take on clubs/groups outside of class to create connections thru electives. #oklaed
  • paige_kelpine Nov 27 @ 9:49 PM EST
    A9) Music is life! I've seen music reach Ss that would give up, who have nothing, but thrive in the arts. #oklaed
  • mjaydenmills Nov 27 @ 9:49 PM EST
    My Freshman year, we had "Encore." 30 mins before lunch. Served many purposes! #oklaed
  • ClaudiaSwisher Nov 27 @ 9:49 PM EST
    A9 -- Electives honor Ss' learning and interests. They respect Ss' talents. They create human beings. #oklaed
  • BrandonHaigood Nov 27 @ 9:49 PM EST
    Electives are the only reason I have a college education. #oklaed
  • kriscoop80 Nov 27 @ 9:49 PM EST
    A9b: The kids in my elective classes learn more real life lessons. When they have fun, they want to learn more #oklaed
  • DeJa_Clift Nov 27 @ 9:49 PM EST
    #oklaed gonna make me cry tonight!
  • mrsmcreading Nov 27 @ 9:49 PM EST
    A9) Teaching drama came w/the Eng job. LOVED IT! My husband proposed by having Ss spell Will you marry me? at the end of the play. #oklaed
  • StaceyRman Nov 27 @ 9:49 PM EST
    A9: More than "what the kids like" learning to read music and playing on a team are essential life skills of an educated person! #oklaed
  • TheMsSutton Nov 27 @ 9:49 PM EST
    A9: What's the point of telling kids they can be whatever they want without showing them the options? cont.... #oklaed
  • Ladywolf2014 Nov 27 @ 9:50 PM EST
    Band was the most import. thing in my life. I used to have nightmares about the last day I would set foot there. Safe place/included #oklaed
  • MrsBeck25 - Moderator Nov 27 @ 9:50 PM EST
    A9: We want a passion driven future... enough said! Electives ignite a passion and dedication that shape Ss future choices. #oklaed
  • mjaydenmills Nov 27 @ 9:50 PM EST
    @meghanloyd Student who needs help w/ work, T needs to meet w/ S, club meetings, choir practices, etc. #oklaed
    In reply to @meghanloyd
  • watersenglish Nov 27 @ 9:50 PM EST
    This we must remember: We are raising human beings, not creating workers. #oklaed
    • ClaudiaSwisher Nov 27 @ 9:49 PM EST
      A9 -- Electives honor Ss' learning and interests. They respect Ss' talents. They create human beings. #oklaed
  • giveawaypide Nov 27 @ 9:50 PM EST
    A9: More than "what the kids like" learning to read music and playing on a team are essential life skills of an educated person! #oklaed
  • Ladywolf2014 Nov 27 @ 9:50 PM EST
    Yes, stirring up old emotions #oklaed
  • dena_rogers Nov 27 @ 9:50 PM EST
    A9 - S’s who are involved in sports or other activities are more motivated and have better grades, thus strengthen our core classes #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:50 PM EST
    I forgot the Hashtag...Lord Help Me! #oklaed
  • ardaughty Nov 27 @ 9:50 PM EST
    A9) I became a great musician learned tech and teamwork thanks to electives. That discipline formed the awesomeness you see today. #oklaed
  • bakerleft Nov 27 @ 9:50 PM EST
    A9: I am a choir boy. #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Nov 27 @ 9:51 PM EST
    Basketball was my life in HS! Yes all 5'2 inches of me!!! 😂😂😂 #oklaed
  • sharp_sd Nov 27 @ 9:51 PM EST
    A9- having a child that excels in the elective fields brings it home for me. #oklaed
  • edgeblogger Nov 27 @ 9:51 PM EST
    Why have we let those determined to destroy public education define the terms? It's time to redefine. #oklaed https://t.co/rIRtYYUequ
  • MrRogersTech Nov 27 @ 9:51 PM EST
    A10: Help the T’s feel that they are as important as the core classes. #oklaed
  • awages1 Nov 27 @ 9:51 PM EST
    A10: Support the electives with your presence at events & interest in what the students are learning; be engaging! #oklaed
  • grendelrick Nov 27 @ 9:51 PM EST
    A10 #oklaed Showcase their students and lessons. Praise their teachers. Attend their events. https://t.co/Hk8vkqR6hu
  • KimberBlodgett Nov 27 @ 9:51 PM EST
    I got player of the game once! #oklaed
  • KathySDunn Nov 27 @ 9:51 PM EST
    A10: I attend as many Arts/Athl events as I can & let teachers know how much I enjoy it. Come see amazing performances in Mid-Del #oklaed
  • PrincipalNyberg Nov 27 @ 9:51 PM EST
    I think if all our classes aren't doing this, something is wrong...#oklaed
    • MrsBeck25 - Moderator Nov 27 @ 9:50 PM EST
      A9: We want a passion driven future... enough said! Electives ignite a passion and dedication that shape Ss future choices. #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:51 PM EST
    If you need me right now..I'm the teacher crying in corner....love this community! #oklaed
  • valariefarrow Nov 27 @ 9:52 PM EST
    A10: Speak abt them w/ Ps, Dist Admin, Community w/ same respect as core classes. #oklaed
  • MrWilliamsOK Nov 27 @ 9:52 PM EST
    A10: highlight it talk about it go to the events & bring community with you show them what we do... #oklaed https://t.co/saTEugj7pX
  • TheMsSutton Nov 27 @ 9:52 PM EST
    A9.2: Most times a kid says they want to be something related to electives - athlete, artist, singer, etc. Show them those paths. #oklaed
  • thestephhinton Nov 27 @ 9:52 PM EST
    A10: attending/volunteering to help when they showcase their work #oklaed
  • joy4ok Nov 27 @ 9:52 PM EST
    A9) Electives are part of a well-rounded/individualized education. Without them, student may not discover their passion or talents. #oklaed
  • collums_dawn Nov 27 @ 9:52 PM EST
    A10) Attend events and support the kids!! #oklaed
  • angmlittle Nov 27 @ 9:52 PM EST
    A9) I think certain electives allow my boys to decompress during the day which allows them to focus more in other areas. #oklaed
  • kennethdward Nov 27 @ 9:52 PM EST
    Like Weiners at the Bar-S Plant | okeducationtruths #oklaed https://t.co/YFwsxtmqW0
  • djthoreson Nov 27 @ 9:52 PM EST
    A10: I don't ask for Ss from any other class unless it's mandatory - no matter the subject. Also, support fundraisers, games, etc. #oklaed
  • scavner874 Nov 27 @ 9:52 PM EST
    Voice support at board meetings, faculty meetings, parent meetings, to legislators, etc! #oklaed #maelo37
  • 1ShirleneMT Nov 27 @ 9:52 PM EST
    A9) my electives were how I defined who I was, I was the band geek who was in acdec #oklaed
  • kellybrown_5 Nov 27 @ 9:52 PM EST
    A8: Advisory class would be great. Or rubric to show steps to grow out of req'd intervention. If not meet goal, then intervention. #oklaed
  • mcappsparks Nov 27 @ 9:52 PM EST
    A10 show freaking up. It's tough because the last thing you might want to do is go back to school at 7pm, but it makes a difference! #oklaed
  • JennWillTeach Nov 27 @ 9:52 PM EST
    A5: #oklaed science & literature, graphic novel course. I could teach speech, drama. I do sing. Maybe a music & literature course.
  • MPSTechnology Nov 27 @ 9:52 PM EST
    A10: Be there and step in when you can with resources (time, funding, bodies). #oklaed
  • MsMCude Nov 27 @ 9:53 PM EST
    A9b It was in a SPED elective class that I chose this field. Saw Ss express themselves in a way they may have never imagined. #oklaed
  • ParkerStephani_ Nov 27 @ 9:53 PM EST
    A10: Having a positive attitude if the elective might take some teaching time. It is worth it #oklaed
  • dena_rogers Nov 27 @ 9:53 PM EST
    A10 - contact representatives and tell them how the budget cut and elective cuts have effected learning across the board #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:53 PM EST
    A10: Show up!!! Seriously it is that easy, so just come to a concert or a game or an art show or STEM night. #oklaed
  • camidellinger Nov 27 @ 9:53 PM EST
    A10-Attend the events and praise their successes!! #oklaed
  • kriscoop80 Nov 27 @ 9:53 PM EST
    A10: Be the educator who supports kids. Go to their concerts, games, volunteer with the groups, help with philanthropy weeks. #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Nov 27 @ 9:53 PM EST
    A10) I highlight our programs as a reason potential Ts should pick U.S. Grant HS as a place to teach wonderful students. #oklaed
  • TKissee13 Nov 27 @ 9:53 PM EST
    A9 Electives help Ss discover who they are and could be. Challenges. Encourages. Helps learn to deal with success and failure. #oklaed
  • JennWillTeach Nov 27 @ 9:53 PM EST
    A5: #oklaed would love to teach psych, humanities, philosophy, government. Bias/propaganda in the media. So many ideas!
  • mcappsparks Nov 27 @ 9:53 PM EST
    A10 know what your students do outside your class--create relationships based on that knowledge #oklaed
  • thebretthill Nov 27 @ 9:53 PM EST
    For me, Be present at events / functions & encourage Ss participation in electives to get them motivated and involved! #oklaed
  • edgeblogger Nov 27 @ 9:54 PM EST
    A little light reading about vouchers and school choice from the reliably great @okeducation #oklaed
    In reply to @okeducation
  • MrsHime Nov 27 @ 9:54 PM EST
    A10: It takes all of us to develop well rounded Ss, we must support each other #oklaed
  • mcvay51 Nov 27 @ 9:54 PM EST
    A10) I write about our great elective offerings a lot. It's the best way to showcase our incredible Ss and Ts! #oklaed
  • room20awesome Nov 27 @ 9:54 PM EST
    A10 Include them in conversations, get their point of view, ideas, collaborate...it's a win, win! #oklaed
  • KathySDunn Nov 27 @ 9:54 PM EST
    A10b: #oklaed Endless supply of Blue and Gold Sausage, wrapping paper, cookie dough, chocolate bars, You get the drift!
  • KHastyBand Nov 27 @ 9:54 PM EST
    A9: Electives teaches one to work with others, manage time, and build relationships. Skills everybody needs! #oklaed
  • tmcdon3051 Nov 27 @ 9:54 PM EST
    I help out every chance I get. Volunteer to help them out them support their fundraisers. #oklaed
  • Megan_Cannon Nov 27 @ 9:54 PM EST
    True dat. #oklaed
    • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:53 PM EST
      A10: Show up!!! Seriously it is that easy, so just come to a concert or a game or an art show or STEM night. #oklaed
  • kellybrown_5 Nov 27 @ 9:54 PM EST
    A9: Without electives Ss might never have opp to try things that lead to a career or hobby. Cooking, church choir, painting, etc #oklaed
  • mrsmcreading Nov 27 @ 9:54 PM EST
    A10)Connect content! All the band kids rocked vocab in ELA when phon was one of our root words! Value Value Value what every T does. #oklaed
  • Ladywolf2014 Nov 27 @ 9:54 PM EST
    A10) Stop the testing madness!! We start throwing out common sense and what's best for our student for invalid crap! #oklaed
  • nancy_nwilliams Nov 27 @ 9:54 PM EST
    How can we stop it nationwide. We need to get on this before it's too late. I've called my senators. What next? #oklaed
    In reply to @edgeblogger
  • scavner874 Nov 27 @ 9:54 PM EST
    Be present! #oklaed #maelo37
  • MrsBeck25 - Moderator Nov 27 @ 9:54 PM EST
    A10 SHOW UP! Ss need 2 see you at plays, concerts, Ag shows, games & speech contests. I promise they will work harder in ur class! #oklaed
  • mcappsparks Nov 27 @ 9:55 PM EST
    A10 and how hard is it to write an announcement about a band concert or art show on your chalkboard? #oklaed
  • kriscoop80 Nov 27 @ 9:55 PM EST
    Sometimes the relationship with you is all they have #oklaed
    • mcappsparks Nov 27 @ 9:53 PM EST
      A10 know what your students do outside your class--create relationships based on that knowledge #oklaed
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:55 PM EST
    I know a lot get annoyed with our fundraisers...but when we don't have budgets this what we have to do! All of it is for kids! #oklaed
    • KathySDunn Nov 27 @ 9:54 PM EST
      A10b: #oklaed Endless supply of Blue and Gold Sausage, wrapping paper, cookie dough, chocolate bars, You get the drift!
  • mjaydenmills Nov 27 @ 9:55 PM EST
    Our mission when founding @ChickHighCoop was to encourage peers to not just support football but choir, art, academic team and more! #oklaed
  • paige_kelpine Nov 27 @ 9:55 PM EST
    A10) Be there! Go to concerts, art shows, etc. Show Ss that you value their talents, as well as their academics. It's fun! #oklaed
  • kellybrown_5 Nov 27 @ 9:55 PM EST
    A10: Encourage attending events, me taking interest in what Ss are doing, & cross curricular fun. #oklaed
  • ardaughty Nov 27 @ 9:56 PM EST
    A10) Have those policy makers teach classes for one week with no fanfare so they can FEEL what we feel, good & bad. That's support! #oklaed
  • thestephhinton Nov 27 @ 9:56 PM EST
    Great chat @meghanloyd! Everyone enjoy your week back #oklaed
    In reply to @meghanloyd
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:56 PM EST
    love it! @BAStudentSec does a great job with this too! #oklaed
    In reply to @mjaydenmills, @ChickHighCoop, @BAStudentSec
  • almostateacher2 Nov 27 @ 9:56 PM EST
    Q9Electives are important because it helps the student find their own personal talents &allows the student to blossom &enjoy school #oklaed
  • seanrussell311 Nov 27 @ 9:56 PM EST
    A10. Incorporate the specialists and magnet teachers into your instruction, projects, PBLs, etc... #oklaed
  • TheMsSutton Nov 27 @ 9:56 PM EST
    A10: I go to their shows & applaud their honors (good thing I'm an artsy nerd). Promote them on social media & tag the district. #oklaed
  • BrandonHaigood Nov 27 @ 9:56 PM EST
    A10. Show your students you care by showing up at their events #oklaed
  • MrsHime Nov 27 @ 9:56 PM EST
    Great chat @meghanloyd have a wonderful week! #oklaed
    In reply to @meghanloyd
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:56 PM EST
    Just humor me!! #oklaed
  • lsmellott Nov 27 @ 9:56 PM EST
    #oklaed A10: Redesign Core classes to focus on the strengths, talents, and interests of students.
  • KimberBlodgett Nov 27 @ 9:56 PM EST
    A10: attend the functions, concerts, plays, games, etc. just show up! #oklaed be present!
  • JennWillTeach Nov 27 @ 9:56 PM EST
    A5: #oklaed I'd love to offer alternatives to the boring ass Amer/Brit/World lit classes. It's become pablum.
  • mjaydenmills Nov 27 @ 9:57 PM EST
    Go to the concerts, go to the drama shows, the fair to see your Ag friends show, the art showings, the academic meets, etc! #oklaed
  • franklinMPH Nov 27 @ 9:57 PM EST
    A10: nothing like attending an academic bowl or a debate tournament or an ag show to remind students that u admire their talent #oklaEd
  • mcappsparks Nov 27 @ 9:57 PM EST
    A10 my bandies love to talk band with me, since I'm an alum--and one of my directors is still there. It makes for fun talks! #oklaed
  • phhscience Nov 27 @ 9:57 PM EST
    No matter what teaching looks like in the future Tt - Ss relationships will still be the most important element #oklaed
  • SHenshallHarris Nov 27 @ 9:57 PM EST
    A10) Be present physically and when you cannot do that ask and talk about them. #OklaEd #maelo37
  • angmlittle Nov 27 @ 9:57 PM EST
    @joy4ok My Boys saw this at church today and had to stop and take a photo for you. :) #oklaed
    In reply to @joy4ok
  • BlueCerealEduc Nov 27 @ 9:57 PM EST
    "Extra" Curriculars - @meghanloyd knows how I feel about them already... https://t.co/ItCRUOV0xY #oklaed
    In reply to @meghanloyd
  • kriscoop80 Nov 27 @ 9:57 PM EST
    Enjoyed Tonight!! Thank you @meghanloyd #oklaed
    In reply to @meghanloyd
  • camidellinger Nov 27 @ 9:57 PM EST
    Another great chat! Everyone have a great week!!! #oklaed
  • Ladywolf2014 Nov 27 @ 9:57 PM EST
    Imagine the possibilities if we took the time for core and electives to collaborate!!!! #oklaed
    • Ladywolf2014 Nov 27 @ 9:54 PM EST
      A10) Stop the testing madness!! We start throwing out common sense and what's best for our student for invalid crap! #oklaed
  • valariefarrow Nov 27 @ 9:58 PM EST
    That's easy! #oklaed! You inspire me everyday! Have a great Monday! Great chat @meghanloyd
    In reply to @meghanloyd
  • bakerleft Nov 27 @ 9:58 PM EST
    A10: Collaborate with elective Ts on PBLs. #oklaed
  • KathySDunn Nov 27 @ 9:58 PM EST
    You are a twitter bestie. Great job tonight! #oklaed
    In reply to @meghanloyd
  • KHastyBand Nov 27 @ 9:58 PM EST
    A10: if it is important to my students it is important to me. Make the time and communicate! #oklaed
  • TheMsSutton Nov 27 @ 9:58 PM EST
    A10.2: Even with all Classen's benefits, OKCPS wants to get rid of our format; I show them our kids every chance I get. #oklaed
  • ParkerStephani_ Nov 27 @ 9:58 PM EST
    I'm so new to the Twitter world I don't have a bestie yet haha! However this community is amazing so everyone is my bestie :) #oklaed
  • grendelrick Nov 27 @ 9:58 PM EST
    Tonight was #amazeballs @meghanloyd! You rock #oklaed!
    In reply to @meghanloyd
  • meghanloyd Nov 27 @ 9:58 PM EST
    All y'all my besties!!! #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Nov 27 @ 9:58 PM EST
    @meghanloyd you did amazing! As always! That was fun! #oklaed have a good week!
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  • okeducation Nov 27 @ 9:59 PM EST
    Like Wieners at the Bar-S Plant https://t.co/h2hO1DxouP #oklaed #ESAisnotOK
  • watersenglish Nov 27 @ 9:59 PM EST
    @manders416 Thanks for inspiring me and my running/writing metaphors! #oklaed
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  • manders416 Nov 27 @ 9:59 PM EST
    Great chat, @meghanloyd! Have a great week #oklaed
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  • mcvay51 Nov 27 @ 9:59 PM EST
    @meghanloyd, outstanding! Didn't we just start about 5 minutes ago? #oklaed
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  • tmcdon3051 Nov 27 @ 9:59 PM EST
    Great job @meghanloyd. Back to work tomorrow. Have a great week #oklaed
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  • scavner874 Nov 27 @ 9:59 PM EST
    @ballouberry @SraDarko @FikeHolly @DeJa_Clift #oklaed #maelo37
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  • GauntTonya Nov 27 @ 9:59 PM EST
    You ROCKED it @meghanloyd!! Thank you!!! Have an amazing week #oklaed peeps!
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  • ParkerStephani_ Nov 27 @ 9:59 PM EST
    Thank you #oklaed and @meghanloyd Have a great week everyone!
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  • dena_rogers Nov 27 @ 9:59 PM EST
    @meghanloyd good chat tonight, thanks #oklaed
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  • nancy_nwilliams Nov 27 @ 9:59 PM EST
    A10 As much publicity in your local papers of your group as you can get. This makes the community aware of what is available. #oklaed
  • jcbjr Nov 27 @ 9:59 PM EST
    Sorry I missed the chat tonight, @meghanloyd ; family engagemen. Hello and good night, Gracie!!! #oklaed
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  • room20awesome Nov 27 @ 9:59 PM EST
    @MrsHime @manders416 Thank you for sharing, collaborating, & encouraging!! You ROCK!! #oklaed
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