Trying to design a graphic for designing connected learning experiences. As a teacher, I want to create the conditions for learning to thrive. I’m trying to simplify how I might do this. Would love thoughts? #dtk12chat#k12Artchat#ohedchat
A2) starting my 2nd year...more time in the classrooms. Spend more time with staff that I didn't get to know last year... Keep expanding our classroom beyond the walls of the school to think globally and act locally.
A1: My resolution is to make a positive difference for students and teachers, every day, whether in something big or small. I want everyone I work with to know they are important, and they matter. #ohedchat
A1 Relationship building in small ways every day w/ each Ss. I finally found a way to do a middle school lunch group 2X week, so that has been so fun. It's upstairs so I called it "Lunch in the Loft" #ohedchat
Q2: All students should feel safe and valued enough to take the risks necessary to grow. Fourth grade is a tough year. I spend lots of time giving them unconditional positive regard so they feel comfortable taking risks. #ohedchat
A2: "... own their 20 square feet." All students need to realize that their actions have consequences & affect those around them. They need to take ownership of their 20 sq. ft. in order to make positive, impactful decisions about behavior @TBrianKight#ohedchat
A2 Many great ideas and important notes, but any ideas on how we can make these ideas a reality, or better yet commonplace? I think the first major step is asking S's questions about themselves just to show that we care, also opening up about ourselves as people #ohedchat
Excellent point! Finding those "little" moments to make connections is so important. Even touching base with a student who was absent--just a simple, "I'm so glad you're back"--can be powerful. #ohedchat
We did icebreakers and games in speech class for the 1st 2 weeks: introduce a friend, this or that, Ask Me Anything, etc. The CR culture in there is the strongest I’ve had yet. It really does pay dividends far more than one would expect #Ohedchat
Welcome, Chris, and so glad you're jumping right in. Love it! Yes--I agree--all students should feel included. What are ways we can respectfully do that? I'm thinking of more introverted students--best ways to do that? #ohedchat
Q3: we want our teachers to form their classroom norms and expectations with the students. This way the students feel an ownership and can be held accountable because they agreed to them. I personally have tried to talk to as many people as I can. #ohedchat
A3: my school consists of 6-8 and we are all split up into family groups in order to build community. These groups meet once a month and serve as a support group for Ss to turn to w/ problems #ohedchat
A3. As a team changing staff meeting to staff check-ins with more team building component. Just trying to be visible and be around to talk with people, which is super easy when you legit already love the people you work with! #ohedchat
A2: As a district level admin I am focusing on making sure all our staff feels safe, supported & listened too... so they can be free to make sure all their Ss are supported and confident as learners #Ohedchat
A3: I have Ps email me five facts about their child. I then read these aloud w/out using names/gender, and the class tries to guess who it is. Ss love it. Ss also take a quiz on me that lets them get to know me better. #ohedchathttps://t.co/q4IAEHHKvP
A3: tonight we had our Parent Night...it was great because I know their Ss better and I was able to share how we’ve grown as a community since the start of the year. Very positive experience! #ohedchat
A3: I am a TA, I work with every Ss in the bldg., I make sure to greet the Ss as they enter the bldg in the AM, I try to talk with my Ss when we are @ recess & lunch. Building relationships, making connections. #ohedchat
A3: As an association, we had a first day selfie challenge with a doughnut reward for staff. We also made bulletin boards with staff pics and it was a great morale booster! Want to make a "Sept Shout Outs" board. If teachers are happy, so are students. #OHedchat
A3: I allow older students to be in my classroom while I teach my 9th grade classes. It gives the older kids a place to go (especially those transitioning between H.S. and college classes during the day) & lets my freshmen see what it's like to be an upperclassman #ohedchat
We have high school "Houses" that meet weekly to do service projects and school spirit events. Our freshmen and new to JFK students take "The Kennedy Experience" which is a hands on study hall to lay the groundwork! #ohedchat
A3: My Ss and I developed our class rules together. It was a team effort. I do lots of listening and asking questions about educational aspects & family. It helps me build relationships and ensure I am doing all I can to support our students and staff. #ohedchat
A3: We greet students from outside our classroom doors as they arrive. On the first day, we did a “clap-in.” You could see the nerves ease when they saw our excitement! Also, for staff, we are starting a monthly Book Club for fun/hanging out outside of school! #ohedchat
A3: We have daily S meetings & keep reflecting upon what is everyone learning about you as you engage with others? Lots of reinforcement for making prosocial choices and being a proactive community member. Extrinsic leads to intrinsic with littles. Keep reinforcing! #OHedchat
Find out what they love to spend time doing, what they think they are “ awesome “ at... then work to connect what you are focusing on as a tutor to that. Asking how they like to learn is a good start too #Ohedchat
A3 It's hard w/ the beginning of year start up stress & extra activities, but I try to send a few positive emails to parents each day, because they need to know that we notice their child & all Ps love to hear something positive about their child & school! #ohedchat
A4: so far I had to figure out a new field trip to take this fall...I’m excited for the new experience that will be provided to our Ss! It’s been working out well in the planning and implementing of the trip! #ohedchat
A4: I dedicated the first 3 days in my STEM 9 class to having a "Culture Intensive." We talked about the mindset & culture of our school & STEM program, one of counselors presented on personality, & the Ss developed their own culture value statements for the year #ohedchat
A4: Greeting Ss at the door and thanking them at the end of every class. Also, Ss doing self assessments with high five hands as they leave keeps them thinking about their involvement in the learning process. #ohedchathttps://t.co/q4IAEHHKvP
This is great; my coteacher and I had Ss address postcards on the first day, and have been sending them out w/ notes of gratitude and appreciation since. It takes so little time, but is appreciated greatly #ohedchat
A4) just one??!
Our Entrepreneurship class is FLOURISHING this year. Only 2 weeks in and multiple projects done! Business is booming at JFK!!
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A4: I dedicated the first 3 days in my STEM 9 class to having a "Culture Intensive." We talked about the mindset & culture of our school & STEM program, one of our counselors presented on personality, & the Ss developed their own culture value statements for the year #ohedchat
A4: I've really appreciated the collaboration in preparing plans for our gifted PD for the year. Principals from all our buildings shared ideas for how we can best address students' needs and support teachers' learning. #ohedchat
Q4: Setting up a learning community, rather than a T directed classroom. Ss reflect on their participation/behavior based on how it affects the community, not the T. T is not the person they should aim to please all year. This generalizes through all environments. #ohedchat
A5: Establishing rhythms and a consistent weekly schedule. We’ve had multiple early releases/days off due to heat. Also specials schedules have changed a few times. We’re rolling with it and trying to live our mantra: “Do the Next Right Thing!” #ohedchat
A5) our head of maintenance retired. We planned a big assembly to say goodbye...and he inadvertently left for Handyman Hardware after I got all the kids in the gym 🤦♀️ It was a hot 20 min but worked out.
Chad Miller, Jumping in late after levy mtg, A5: Due to budget cuts, I had to move our dean of students back into the classroom 1 day before open house due to increase in class sizes. #ohedchat I learned so much from her though and the way she handled it. @Shreve3309
A5 (continued) I want to add that it’s good when things don’t go as planned. You learn through trail and error. Take risks, try new things. Learning is messy and never happens in a straight line. #ohedchat
A5: Can't think of anything specific, but there is at least one thing each day. And if you can't laugh, you won't prevail. Laugh often- at yourself, at life. Great growth mindset example for Ss and other Ts. #OHedchat
A6) I'm leading Genius Hour this year, after a late enrollment surge. I am getting to try out all the classroom stuff that has come out in the last 4 years I spent out of the classroom. Google classroom! Digital breakouts! Mystery Skype?? Who's to say!
A6: I plan on doing a book study this year with my colleagues, I hope to get a Twitter chat organized for teachers w/in my district #GaleEdChat, and I want to always be here on Wednesday nights! #ohedchat
A6: I want to become better at balance. Doing lots of reading by @BreneBrown, and I'm really looking at how whole-heartedness and vulnerability are important in my work as an educator. Planning to do lots of reading. #ohedchat
A6: Connect with older, wiser teachers. On here, and in my school/district. Also use resources and knowledge from the grad program I just started! Going to try to ask my assistants/grade-level team often, “What’s working? What’s not? What needs to change?” #ohedchat