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Once a week Highlights and amplifications from the Twitter discussion of the week on #EdChat. Hosted By Tom Whitby and Nancy Blair and members of the EdChat team of moderators including MaryBeth Hertz, Kyle Pace, Jerry Blumengarten, Jerry Swiatek, Steven Anderson, Shelly Terrell, and Bernadeth Wall in the UK.

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Reopening Schools: How Is That Working For You?

The planning to reopen schools is all over the place. It’s been challenging to understand the plans and the process. As we approach the first wave of first days, we check in with our colleagues who are at different stages of the process. Follow on Twitter: @JeremyDBond @HarveyAlvy1 @ShiftParadigm @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ Jeremy Bond, of West Hartford, CT, is a parent of two and a frequent chronicler, contributor, and facilitator in professional learning spaces online and off. A degree and background in journalism and a passion for educational issues brought him to his current communications position at Connecticut's State Education Resource Center, which supports educators and others with an aim toward equity and excellence. To further advance the cause of school/family/community engagement, Jeremy has played a leadership role in ParentCamp Inc. and is a graduate of a Parent Leadership Training Institute program.

13 MIN1 d ago
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Reopening Schools: How Is That Working For You?

What Practical Steps Can We Take to Deal With Racism in Our Schools?

Join us as we move from protests to practical steps we can all take to deal with racism in our schools. Follow on Twitter: @DennisDill @MsSackstein @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @HarveyAlvy1 @ShiftParadigm @jonHarper70bd @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com Dennis Dill is a Technology and Social Studies teacher at Jewett School of the Arts, a STEAM PreK - 8th grade school, in Winter Haven, Florida. He manages the Fabrication Lab where technology enhances the making process, but the kids still get their hands dirty. Dennis earned a BA in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences from the University of South Florida and an MS in Education Media Design and Technology from FullSail University. Dennis has been teaching for 17 years.

13 MIN1 d ago
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What Practical Steps Can We Take to Deal With Racism in Our Schools?

Back to School in Unprecedented Times: Have We Really Thought This Through?

We’re on the verge of heading back to school and many teachers are questioning the plans (or lack of plans) unfolding before us. Join us for a candid discussion on the tough choices teachers face and some thoughts on how to guide those decisions. Follow on Twitter: @teachermike72 @MsSackstein @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @HarveyAlvy1 @ShiftParadigm @jonHarper70bd @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com Mike Messner is a teacher of United States History and Civics at Los Altos High School in Los Altos, California. He is also an adjunct instructor of United States history and California history at Skyline College in San Bruno, California. He is a Google certified educator, a 15-year veteran of teaching, and a proud husband and father.

12 MIN1 d ago
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Back to School in Unprecedented Times: Have We Really Thought This Through?

Ready or Not, Racism Is on the Back-to-School Agenda: What Can We Do to Prepare?

The focus of race and racism is quickly shifting from what are we going to say about it to what are we going to do about racism as we head back to school. Join us as we start looking at what action items are showing up on educators’ to-do lists. Follow on Twitter: @dubioseducator @MsSackstein @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @HarveyAlvy1 @ShiftParadigm @jonHarper70bd @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com Faige Mellen taught for 38 years at the same school “The Center For Early Education” and that’s where she is a substitute teacher. She began teaching in 1977 in the preschool. In 1991 she became one of the kindergarten teachers. She taught kindergarten until retired in June 2015. She started subbing in 2016 and subbed in Toddlers, 3 and 4-year-old program, kindergarten, 1st and 2nd. She did a three and a half month sub position for a kindergarten teacher from January till April 17th -- which included in the classroom and then remote learning.

12 MIN1 d ago
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Ready or Not, Racism Is on the Back-to-School Agenda: What Can We Do to Prepare?

How Has Crisis Remote Education Changed Your Philosophy of Teaching and Learning?

Join us as we begin to reflect on how the forced transition to online learning may have impacted the philosophy of teaching and learning of many educators. Follow on Twitter: @MsSackstein @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @HarveyAlvy1 @ShiftParadigm @jonHarper70bd @bamradionetwork @bamradionetwork Harvey Alvy has served as a teacher, principal, and university professor, and was honored to be a National Distinguished Principal. He is the author of Fighting for Change in Your School: How to Avoid Fads and Focus on Substance, and co-author of Learning From Lincoln: Leadership Practices for School Success.

13 MIN1 d ago
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How Has Crisis Remote Education Changed Your Philosophy of Teaching and Learning?

What Practices Will You Leave Behind As We Return From Remote Teaching?

School and emergency remote learning are over for most of us. As we pause to recharge and reflect, what practices will we rethink and what practices will we leave behind in a post-COVID-19 world? Follow on Twitter: @bradyvenables @MsSackstein @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @HarveyAlvy1 @ShiftParadigm @jonHarper70bd @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com Brady Venables began her teaching career 10 years ago through an alternative certification program after making a career change. After experiencing the power of incorporating technology into her high school biology classes she transitioned to a role supporting teachers as a technology coach in her small district. Eventually, her path led to a role in a larger district that allowed her to broaden her support by working exclusively with technology coaches, supporting them with professional learning, personal coaching, and other resources as they in turn worked at their schools. In 2020-2021, however, Brady is excited to make the leap from her district office cubicle back to a classroom and she will be teaching high school students biology and physical science once again. Her pedagogical approach uses technology to center the student-teacher relationship and she believes that teachers must work to catch students in the act of learning through meaningful and authentic lessons and assessments.

12 MIN1 d ago
Comments
What Practices Will You Leave Behind As We Return From Remote Teaching?

Shifting Back to Onsite Learning: What Do We Need to Consider?

As the rapid transition to online learning comes to a close, many of us are beginning to think about returning to onsite learning. What do we need to start thinking about and doing before the next term? Follow on Twitter: @_Josanna @MsSackstein @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @HarveyAlvy1 @ShiftParadigm @jonHarper70bd @bamradionetwork @bamradionetwork Josanna Graco is a Registered ECE and a newly Ontario Certified Teacher. She has a background in child development and has been integrated into the educator sector for approximately seven years. Within this time, she has recognized a strong disconnect between education and practice that honors student mental health and well-being. Conversing and creating dialogue around this topic has been an interest of hers and aspires to continue on this trajectory of gaining new knowledge and making student mental health a priority.

12 MIN1 d ago
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Shifting Back to Onsite Learning: What Do We Need to Consider?

Why Saying “The Wrong Thing” About Racism and Injustice Is Better Than Saying Nothing

The killing of George Floyd has triggered an extraordinary moment in time when saying “the wrong thing” about racism, violence, and justice is better than saying nothing. So with this episode, we begin a long-overdue discussion about race. Follow on Twitter: @MsSackstein @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @HarveyAlvy1 @ShiftParadigm @jonHarper70bd @bamradionetwork @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com Harvey Alvy has served as a teacher, principal, and university professor, and was honored to be a National Distinguished Principal. He is the author of Fighting for Change in Your School: How to Avoid Fads and Focus on Substance, and co-author of Learning From Lincoln: Leadership Practices for School Success.

11 MIN1 d ago
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Why Saying “The Wrong Thing” About Racism and Injustice Is Better Than Saying Nothing

What Can We (Should We) Learn from This “Experiment” in Remote Learning

Many teachers and administrators now concede that the education community’s response to Covid-19 is not a valid example of distance learning. If crisis management is a more accurate description, what if anything can we learn from this atypical encounter with remote teaching and learning? Follow on Twitter: @MsSackstein @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @HarveyAlvy1 @ShiftParadigm @jonHarper70bd @froehlichm @bamradionetwork@theWellEd @bamradionetwork Harvey Alvy has served as a teacher, principal, and university professor, and was honored to be a National Distinguished Principal. He is the author of Fighting for Change in Your School: How to Avoid Fads and Focus on Substance, and co-author of Learning From Lincoln: Leadership Practices for School Success.

10 MINMAY 9
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What Can We (Should We) Learn from This “Experiment” in Remote Learning

How Can We Combine Virtual and Traditional Classrooms Into a New School Model?

One of the collateral consequences of the forced transition to teaching remotely is a new awareness of the possibilities for online learning when we return to the traditional classroom. How can we combine virtual classes with the traditional classrooms in k12 education? What are the ideal scenarios for hybrid blended learning? What are the benefits and challenges of combining virtual and traditional classrooms? Follow on Twitter: @MsSackstein@tomwhitby@sgthomas1973@HarveyAlvy1@ShiftParadigm@bamradionetwork Starr Sackstein (NBCT) is a certified Master Journalism Educator through the Journalism Education Association (JEA). She serves at the New York State Director to JEA. She is the author of several books, includingTeaching Mythology Exposed: Helping Teachers Create Visionary Classroom Perspective. Harvey Alvy has served as a teacher, principal, and university professor, and was honored to be a National Distinguished Principal. He is the author ofFighting for Change in Your School: How to Avoid Fads and Focus on Substance,and co-author ofLearning From Lincoln: Leadership Practices for School Success.

12 MINMAY 3
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How Can We Combine Virtual and Traditional Classrooms Into a New School Model?

Latest Episodes

Reopening Schools: How Is That Working For You?

The planning to reopen schools is all over the place. It’s been challenging to understand the plans and the process. As we approach the first wave of first days, we check in with our colleagues who are at different stages of the process. Follow on Twitter: @JeremyDBond @HarveyAlvy1 @ShiftParadigm @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ Jeremy Bond, of West Hartford, CT, is a parent of two and a frequent chronicler, contributor, and facilitator in professional learning spaces online and off. A degree and background in journalism and a passion for educational issues brought him to his current communications position at Connecticut's State Education Resource Center, which supports educators and others with an aim toward equity and excellence. To further advance the cause of school/family/community engagement, Jeremy has played a leadership role in ParentCamp Inc. and is a graduate of a Parent Leadership Training Institute program.

13 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Reopening Schools: How Is That Working For You?

What Practical Steps Can We Take to Deal With Racism in Our Schools?

Join us as we move from protests to practical steps we can all take to deal with racism in our schools. Follow on Twitter: @DennisDill @MsSackstein @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @HarveyAlvy1 @ShiftParadigm @jonHarper70bd @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com Dennis Dill is a Technology and Social Studies teacher at Jewett School of the Arts, a STEAM PreK - 8th grade school, in Winter Haven, Florida. He manages the Fabrication Lab where technology enhances the making process, but the kids still get their hands dirty. Dennis earned a BA in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences from the University of South Florida and an MS in Education Media Design and Technology from FullSail University. Dennis has been teaching for 17 years.

13 MIN1 d ago
Comments
What Practical Steps Can We Take to Deal With Racism in Our Schools?

Back to School in Unprecedented Times: Have We Really Thought This Through?

We’re on the verge of heading back to school and many teachers are questioning the plans (or lack of plans) unfolding before us. Join us for a candid discussion on the tough choices teachers face and some thoughts on how to guide those decisions. Follow on Twitter: @teachermike72 @MsSackstein @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @HarveyAlvy1 @ShiftParadigm @jonHarper70bd @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com Mike Messner is a teacher of United States History and Civics at Los Altos High School in Los Altos, California. He is also an adjunct instructor of United States history and California history at Skyline College in San Bruno, California. He is a Google certified educator, a 15-year veteran of teaching, and a proud husband and father.

12 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Back to School in Unprecedented Times: Have We Really Thought This Through?

Ready or Not, Racism Is on the Back-to-School Agenda: What Can We Do to Prepare?

The focus of race and racism is quickly shifting from what are we going to say about it to what are we going to do about racism as we head back to school. Join us as we start looking at what action items are showing up on educators’ to-do lists. Follow on Twitter: @dubioseducator @MsSackstein @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @HarveyAlvy1 @ShiftParadigm @jonHarper70bd @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com Faige Mellen taught for 38 years at the same school “The Center For Early Education” and that’s where she is a substitute teacher. She began teaching in 1977 in the preschool. In 1991 she became one of the kindergarten teachers. She taught kindergarten until retired in June 2015. She started subbing in 2016 and subbed in Toddlers, 3 and 4-year-old program, kindergarten, 1st and 2nd. She did a three and a half month sub position for a kindergarten teacher from January till April 17th -- which included in the classroom and then remote learning.

12 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Ready or Not, Racism Is on the Back-to-School Agenda: What Can We Do to Prepare?

How Has Crisis Remote Education Changed Your Philosophy of Teaching and Learning?

Join us as we begin to reflect on how the forced transition to online learning may have impacted the philosophy of teaching and learning of many educators. Follow on Twitter: @MsSackstein @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @HarveyAlvy1 @ShiftParadigm @jonHarper70bd @bamradionetwork @bamradionetwork Harvey Alvy has served as a teacher, principal, and university professor, and was honored to be a National Distinguished Principal. He is the author of Fighting for Change in Your School: How to Avoid Fads and Focus on Substance, and co-author of Learning From Lincoln: Leadership Practices for School Success.

13 MIN1 d ago
Comments
How Has Crisis Remote Education Changed Your Philosophy of Teaching and Learning?

What Practices Will You Leave Behind As We Return From Remote Teaching?

School and emergency remote learning are over for most of us. As we pause to recharge and reflect, what practices will we rethink and what practices will we leave behind in a post-COVID-19 world? Follow on Twitter: @bradyvenables @MsSackstein @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @HarveyAlvy1 @ShiftParadigm @jonHarper70bd @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com Brady Venables began her teaching career 10 years ago through an alternative certification program after making a career change. After experiencing the power of incorporating technology into her high school biology classes she transitioned to a role supporting teachers as a technology coach in her small district. Eventually, her path led to a role in a larger district that allowed her to broaden her support by working exclusively with technology coaches, supporting them with professional learning, personal coaching, and other resources as they in turn worked at their schools. In 2020-2021, however, Brady is excited to make the leap from her district office cubicle back to a classroom and she will be teaching high school students biology and physical science once again. Her pedagogical approach uses technology to center the student-teacher relationship and she believes that teachers must work to catch students in the act of learning through meaningful and authentic lessons and assessments.

12 MIN1 d ago
Comments
What Practices Will You Leave Behind As We Return From Remote Teaching?

Shifting Back to Onsite Learning: What Do We Need to Consider?

As the rapid transition to online learning comes to a close, many of us are beginning to think about returning to onsite learning. What do we need to start thinking about and doing before the next term? Follow on Twitter: @_Josanna @MsSackstein @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @HarveyAlvy1 @ShiftParadigm @jonHarper70bd @bamradionetwork @bamradionetwork Josanna Graco is a Registered ECE and a newly Ontario Certified Teacher. She has a background in child development and has been integrated into the educator sector for approximately seven years. Within this time, she has recognized a strong disconnect between education and practice that honors student mental health and well-being. Conversing and creating dialogue around this topic has been an interest of hers and aspires to continue on this trajectory of gaining new knowledge and making student mental health a priority.

12 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Shifting Back to Onsite Learning: What Do We Need to Consider?

Why Saying “The Wrong Thing” About Racism and Injustice Is Better Than Saying Nothing

The killing of George Floyd has triggered an extraordinary moment in time when saying “the wrong thing” about racism, violence, and justice is better than saying nothing. So with this episode, we begin a long-overdue discussion about race. Follow on Twitter: @MsSackstein @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @HarveyAlvy1 @ShiftParadigm @jonHarper70bd @bamradionetwork @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com Harvey Alvy has served as a teacher, principal, and university professor, and was honored to be a National Distinguished Principal. He is the author of Fighting for Change in Your School: How to Avoid Fads and Focus on Substance, and co-author of Learning From Lincoln: Leadership Practices for School Success.

11 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Why Saying “The Wrong Thing” About Racism and Injustice Is Better Than Saying Nothing

What Can We (Should We) Learn from This “Experiment” in Remote Learning

Many teachers and administrators now concede that the education community’s response to Covid-19 is not a valid example of distance learning. If crisis management is a more accurate description, what if anything can we learn from this atypical encounter with remote teaching and learning? Follow on Twitter: @MsSackstein @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @HarveyAlvy1 @ShiftParadigm @jonHarper70bd @froehlichm @bamradionetwork@theWellEd @bamradionetwork Harvey Alvy has served as a teacher, principal, and university professor, and was honored to be a National Distinguished Principal. He is the author of Fighting for Change in Your School: How to Avoid Fads and Focus on Substance, and co-author of Learning From Lincoln: Leadership Practices for School Success.

10 MINMAY 9
Comments
What Can We (Should We) Learn from This “Experiment” in Remote Learning

How Can We Combine Virtual and Traditional Classrooms Into a New School Model?

One of the collateral consequences of the forced transition to teaching remotely is a new awareness of the possibilities for online learning when we return to the traditional classroom. How can we combine virtual classes with the traditional classrooms in k12 education? What are the ideal scenarios for hybrid blended learning? What are the benefits and challenges of combining virtual and traditional classrooms? Follow on Twitter: @MsSackstein@tomwhitby@sgthomas1973@HarveyAlvy1@ShiftParadigm@bamradionetwork Starr Sackstein (NBCT) is a certified Master Journalism Educator through the Journalism Education Association (JEA). She serves at the New York State Director to JEA. She is the author of several books, includingTeaching Mythology Exposed: Helping Teachers Create Visionary Classroom Perspective. Harvey Alvy has served as a teacher, principal, and university professor, and was honored to be a National Distinguished Principal. He is the author ofFighting for Change in Your School: How to Avoid Fads and Focus on Substance,and co-author ofLearning From Lincoln: Leadership Practices for School Success.

12 MINMAY 3
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How Can We Combine Virtual and Traditional Classrooms Into a New School Model?
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