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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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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

6/8/2019
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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

What Are the Best Ways to Identify a Good New Teacher Candidate?

1/5/2019
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We have a bevy of new ways to identify ideal new teacher candidates. What are the current best practices? 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:00:11:03

What Are the Best New Strategies for Communicating with Parents?

11/3/2018
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Teachers now have many new tools to connect, communicate and stay in touch with parents. What strategies and tools are most effective? Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @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...

Duration:00:10:59

How Have Search Engines Changed Teaching and Learning?

9/22/2018
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Search engines have changed the rules of teaching and learning in many ways. As the answers to many questions can be Googled, some old approaches to instruction are no longer viable. Follow:@tomwhitby @blairteach @MsSackstein @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ 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,...

Duration:00:10:09

What Are the Primary Drivers of School Culture?

8/18/2018
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Top down or bottom up, is it teachers, administrators, parents or something else that primarily drives school culture? Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @teachermike72 @sgthomas1973 @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. Nancy...

Duration:00:11:10

Teaching and Technology: The Promise and the Disconnect

8/5/2018
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The promise of technology in education is great, but barriers to application remain high. Join us as we explore why we have a teacher technology disconnect. Follow: @timwolffssd @tomwhitby @blairteach @ShiftParadigm @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ Mark Weston Ph.D. has worked at all levels of the educational system — classroom, school, congress, US Dept of education, technology companies and universities. He's currently an Associate Dean at...

Duration:00:11:12

How Do You Determine If You Are a Successful Educator?

7/28/2018
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We all want to be successful educators, but how do we know if we are hitting the mark? Follow: @timwolffssd @tomwhitby @blairteach @ShiftParadigm @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ Tim Wolff is a passionate and enthusiastic educator who is the principal of John G. Whittier Elementary in the Scranton School District in Scranton, PA where he resides with his wife Molly and two daughters Pearl and Olive. Shawn Thomas is in her 20th year of teaching...

Duration:00:10:06

The Qualities of an Exceptional School Administrator

7/14/2018
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Most agree that school administrators have a profound impact on the school culture, and academic success. What are the qualities that make the difference? Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @ShiftParadigm @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ Josh Stumpenhorst is a junior high Language Arts and Social Science teacher. He was named the 2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year, 2012 Illinois Teacher Excellence Award Winner, 2012 Illinois Computer Educator...

Duration:00:10:52