#oredchat A5: Ss need to see you risk. If it's ok for you to risk, it's ok for them to risk. If you play it safe and only accept perfection from yourself.......what do you think they think about what you expect from them? Is it ok to not be perfect in your classroom?
A5: I'm willing to risk doing it badly before it starts. It's after it goes badly and persevering through that is where it gets difficult for me. The Joker likes to show up at that point & start poking...maybe it's not as good as I think, maybe it's not worth it...etc. #OrEdChat
✨A5: TRY IT! What’s the worst thing that will happen? Your Ss will see you’re human and that you failed? Perfect! Have a growth mindset!✨ #OREdChat
“It’s not okay to throw up your hands in defeat because you’re not naturally creative.” -@burgessdave#TLAP#BeTheWildCard
A5: Just jump! Model risk taking and tell your Ss you're trying something new. They'll appreciate you for it. If it fails, you'll learn together. Nothing amazing happens from maintaining the status quo. #oredchat
A5: Yes, my type A personality doesn't allow for failure, so I keep fixing til it works. I am currently on revamping small group reading for the 4th time with my interesting kiddos this year. #OREdChat#BeTheWildCard
A4 Twitter and instagram always make me feel like I’m not an alien. Hearing from like minded teachers turns the negativity around. Thinking about my Ss and the memories that are being created and the lives being influenced helps too.#oredchat
Then let them. Do it for the kids! I once told some one "I will not lower my standards to allow you to feel better about yours." #OrEdChat#BeTheWildCard we aren't at play here it's a mission and it's important.
A5: I’ve learned through the years that if something new I try doesn’t work, it doesn’t mean I’ve failed. It just means I’m learning. I would’ve never known and would’ve always wondered had I not tried. #OrEdChat#BeTheWildCard
Hey Oregon! #OrEdChat I'm heading to Bangladesh to train special ed teachers at the first schools to take kids w/ special needs, a school for trafficked kids and a school for homeless kids in a field by a slum. Read this and share, please!
It's vital that we model failure, reflection, and recovery. This a piece of learning and growing that we have traditionally punished in our students. FAILURE is the best way to grow ask any inventor. #OrEdChat#BeTheWildCard
A5: fail at small stuff, and fail often. Don't try to fail, of course, but notice when it happens that it is not the end of the world, and that you probably learned something. Failure, like anything worth doing, takes practice. #OrEdChat
#OrEdChat late follow up on A5: Think about what you reward in terms of your grades. Do you reward risk? 2nd chances? re-assessment? Or do you only reward getting it right the first time? Does a low grade from September still keep down an Ss final grade?
1st Clue it’s happening is when my Ss look bored or have glossy eyes. That’s my clue to switch it up right then & there. So, I have them make an Adobe Spark Post over whatever we were doing. #tech inspires Ss #OrEdChat