Twitter connections: @burgessdave and @burgess_shelley
Please find below a list of questions sparked by this inquisitive, young learner:
Q1: How do you work to build relationships with [students]?
Q2: How can you take advantage of [students'] love for devices?
Q3: How can we solve this ridiculous homework situation?
Q4: How can you ask for our feedback and use it?
Q5: How can you create more lessons where [students] are doing things?
Q6: How can you tap into [students'] knowledge and expertise?
Q7: What would you guess are top pet peeves of your students?
Even if you were not a part of this chat, I believe these are questions worth thinking about as you set out to reach, teach, and inspire today's youth. In this age of technology, there are debates about how devices should be used in the classroom. Think about how much a part of a child's life they already are and how teachers/educators can use teachable moments to create responsible digital citizens.
My big take-aways from #satchatwc:
1. Take a selfie of yourself reading at home. This homework idea shared by Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach @lisarosenfeld. Students and parents hate the homework packets and assignments that take hours, try something innovative and fun.
2. Build positive relationships with students. They will work harder when they know you care.
3. Remember: "Whoever is Doing the Talking is Doing the Learning". While you're here, check out this blog post also from @DavidGeurin.