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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.

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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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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What We’ve Learned (or Haven’t) About the Ideal Class Size

10/14/2019
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There’s competing data and diverse perspectives about the extent to which class size matters. In this episode, we look at what we’ve learned about the ideal class size. Follow on Twitter: @HarveyAlvy1 @ShiftParadigm @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @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,...

Duration:00:11:26

We're 20 Years Into 21st-Century Learning: How Are We Doing?

10/7/2019
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We've been working on 21st-century skills and learning for 20 years. In this episode, we assess how our teaching strategies are performing and what we still need to do. Follow on Twitter: @monicagmehta @HarveyAlvy1 @ShiftParadigm @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork Monica Gupta Mehta is an educator of 20 years, an educational psychologist, a Social and Emotional Learning entrepreneur, and a parent of three, one on the Autism spectrum. Monica has dedicated her post-graduate...

Duration:00:10:38

Is Teacher Seat Time an Outdated PD Concept

9/30/2019
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Tom Whitby and Shawn Thomas with Casey Medlock Paul Despite the rise of online learning, many teachers are still forced to comply with seat-time requirements. Is it time to retire the seat time concept. Follow on Twitter: @cmedlockpaul @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork Casey Medlock Paul is an Adult and Online Learning Specialist for a non-profit in Washington DC (the Justice Research and Statistics Association). She manages all aspects of adult professional education,...

Duration:00:10:43

Strong Allies: Getting Beyond Parents Judging Teachers, Teachers Judging Parents

9/16/2019
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How can we get over the hurdles to engaging parents as partners if the process of educating our students? In this episode, we explore some ideas and strategies. @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork @jeremydbond Jeremy Bond of West Hartford, CT, is a parent of 8th-grade and 3rd-grade girls, a Board member of ParentCamp Inc., graduate of a Parent Leadership Training Institute program, and frequent chronicler, contributor, and facilitator in professional learning spaces online and...

Duration:00:10:50

Necessary Endings: Saying Farewell to Our Dear Colleague Nancy Blair

9/7/2019
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It's been seven years since Nancy Blair joined Tom Whitby on EdChat radio. We've loved her spunk, wisdom and balanced contributions to the weekly chat. She challenged us and provided support. We'll miss Nancy and members of the moderator team bid her a heartfelt farewell. @HarveyAlvy1 @ShiftParadigm @blairteach @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ EdChat moderators Shawn Thomas, Mark Weston and Harvey Alvy join Tom Whitby bid Nancy...

Duration:00:12:21

What's Behind the Gender Imbalance in Education Leadership?

8/29/2019
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The gender balance in education leadership is stark and evolving. Join us as we look at the shifting demographics of teaching and what it means for the career prospects of men and women in education. Follow on Twitter: @blairteach @tomwhitby @pammoran @bamradionetwork Dr. Pam Moran is Superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools in Virginia. She believes that the voices of educators and the young people they serve are critical to informing the transformation of contemporary...

Duration:00:10:20

After the Test: What Next?

7/30/2019
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In this episode, we look at how can we promote deeper learning after the summative test. Follow: @blairteach @tomwhitby @bamradionetwork Shawn Thomas is in her 20th year of teaching in the largest county in Georgia. She has taught Kindergarten, Second and Third Grade, and ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) K-5. Nancy Blair is a middle school principal in Georgia. She previously served as a school improvement consultant. Tom Whitby is former contributing Editor at SmartBrief,...

Duration:00:12:00

How Does Our Political Climate Impact Our Classrooms and Schools?

6/29/2019
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This week we look at how our political climate impacts education and more directly the discussions taking place in our classrooms. Follow: @Jim_Hirz @blairteach @tomwhitby @HarveyAlvy1 @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...

Duration:00:11:52

How Can We Reconcile the Different Interpretations of "Successful Learning?"

6/24/2019
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This week we try to reconcile the different views of successful learning and assessment in search of common ground. Follow: @Jim_Hirz @blairteach @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork Jim Hirz serves as assistant principal at Lewis & Clark Middle School in Bellevue, NE. He has been a professional educator for 18 years, and has worked in numerous school districts in Maryland and Nebraska. Shawn Thomas is in her 20th year of teaching in the largest county in Georgia. She has taught...

Duration:00:10:35

Why Is It So Hard to Change Our Education System? Three Guesses

6/24/2019
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We've been trying to reform education for over 100 years. Why is it so hard to make changes that are so clearly necessary. Join us as we try to unpack what's standing in the way of progress. If we could make a single change what you propose? Follow: @MsSackstein @blairteach @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork Shawn Thomas is in her 20th year of teaching in the largest county in Georgia. She has taught Kindergarten, Second and Third Grade, and ESOL (English to Speakers of Other...

Duration:00:10:14

Does Conventional Grading Support Authentic Learning?

5/13/2019
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Join us as we take another look at the connection between grading and learning. Follow: @MsSackstein @blairteach @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork Shawn Thomas is in her 20th year of teaching in the largest county in Georgia. She has taught Kindergarten, Second and Third Grade, and ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) K-5. Starr Sackstein (NBCT) is a certified Master Journalism Educator through the Journalism Education Association (JEA). She serves at the New York State Director...

Duration:00:10:44

Content Versus Skill: Is Content Knowledge Still King?

4/22/2019
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In this episode we look at whether the Internet has made deep content knowledge less important that mastering the skills of processing information. Follow: @MsSackstein @blairteach @sgthomas1973 @@bamradionetwork Shawn Thomas is in her 20th year of teaching in the largest county in Georgia. She has taught Kindergarten, Second and Third Grade, and ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) K-5. Starr Sackstein (NBCT) is a certified Master Journalism Educator through the Journalism...

Duration:00:11:10

The Nation is Demanding a Discussion About Race, Are We Ready to Talk?

4/8/2019
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The national need to talk about race is rising, but even here on EdChat, we see a reluctance to talking about race among educators. Why is this and what can we do about it? Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork Shawn Thomas is in her 20th year of teaching in the largest county in Georgia. She has taught Kindergarten, Second and Third Grade, and ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) K-5. Nancy Blair is a middle school principal in Georgia. She previously...

Duration:00:12:15

A No-Zero Policy: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

3/25/2019
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Grading is one of our most popular topics. In this episode, we look at the notion of a no-zero grading policy. Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @jbeardensclass @jenbearden @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ Tom Krawczewicz teaches both Computer Science and English at DeMatha Catholic High School where I have been since 1991. He is the Computer Science and Engineering Department Chair and the Director of Academic Resources at DeMatha. Shawn Thomas is in her...

Duration:00:10:54

Exploring the Differences Between Coaching and Traditional Professional Development

3/9/2019
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Instructional coaching can be a superior means of professional development and support for teachers if the right conditions are present. Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @jbeardensclass @jenbearden @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ Shawn Thomas is in her 20th year of teaching in the largest county in Georgia. She has taught Kindergarten, Second and Third Grade, and ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) K-5. Jennifer Bearden is an elementary teacher...

Duration:00:09:39

Should We Place Restrictions on Homework?

3/4/2019
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Can we fix the issues teachers, students, and parents have with homework by applying some simple restrictions? Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ Shawn Thomas is in her 20th year of teaching in the largest county in Georgia. She has taught Kindergarten, Second and Third Grade, and ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) K-5. Nancy Blair is a middle school principal in Georgia. She previously served as a...

Duration:00:10:57

So We Are in the 21st Century: How Has Teaching Changed?

2/18/2019
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Join us as we pause and assess the extent to which teaching has changed almost two decades into the 21st century. Follow: @HarveyAlvy1 @blairteach @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ Shawn Thomas is in her 20th year of teaching in the largest county in Georgia. She has taught Kindergarten, Second and Third Grade, and ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) K-5. Nancy Blair is a middle school principal in Georgia. She previously served as a...

Duration:00:11:00

Searching for Professional Development that Works

2/3/2019
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Why is so much professional development so bad? Does it have to be? Join us as we go searching for professional development that works. Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @HarveyAlvy1 @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ Shawn Thomas is in her 20th year of teaching in the largest county in Georgia. She has taught Kindergarten, Second and Third Grade, and ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) K-5. Nancy Blair is a middle school principal in Georgia. She...

Duration:00:11:07

Students Who Are Falling Through the Cracks: How Do You Catch Them?

1/26/2019
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They are often the quiet students, but they can also be the ones who seem to be doing very well. How do we identify students who may be falling through the cracks? Follow:@tomwhitby @blairteach @HarveyAlvy1 @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...

Duration:00:11:00

How Does Being a Parent Impact Teachers in the Classroom?

1/13/2019
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Join us as we look at how becoming a parent impacts a teacher's outlook on students and teaching practice. Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ Shawn Thomas is in her 20th year of teaching in the largest county in Georgia. She has taught Kindergarten, Second and Third Grade, and ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) K-5. Nancy Blair is a middle school principal in Georgia. She previously served as a school...

Duration:00:10:53