03-29-15 Chat Archive

Learn Like A Pirate with @paulsolarz

  1. Welcome to Pirate Night on #txeduchat with @PaulSolarz AARRRR You ready to get started chatting mateys? http://t.co/9nXTBotG4n
    Welcome to Pirate Night on #txeduchat with @PaulSolarz AARRRR You ready to get started chatting mateys? pic.twitter.com/9nXTBotG4n
  2. @MrBarry628 Thank you so much Matt!!! I'm so glad you liked it! If you're available, join us for #TXeduchat starting in 5 minutes!
  3. Ahoy #txeduchat Crew! Let's get started by telling us about you, we expect some bountiful introductions! http://t.co/61JL3uLEvD
    Ahoy #txeduchat Crew! Let's get started by telling us about you, we expect some bountiful introductions! pic.twitter.com/61JL3uLEvD
  4. Welcome to #TXeduchat! I'm Paul Solarz, a 5th grade teacher from Arlington Heights, IL and I'm honored to be moderating this evening's chat!
  5. Tracy my tweets are coming to you from BC I teach the little humans #txeduchat
  6. Tonight's #TXeduchat topic will center around the themes in my book, "Learn Like a PIRATE!” http://t.co/K8st9nTwcg
    Tonight's #TXeduchat topic will center around the themes in my book, "Learn Like a PIRATE!” pic.twitter.com/K8st9nTwcg
  7. Please take a moment to introduce yourself to the group. Tell us your name, title, and where you're from! #TXeduchat
  8. -->RT @PaulSolarz: Please take a moment to introduce yourself to the group. Tell us your name, title, and where you're from! #TXeduchat
  9. Amy, MS tech integration specialist from Green Bay, WI tweeting fromToronto tonight! #iaedchat #txeduchat
  10. Ahoy, me Hearties! We use the Q1: A1: format for all questions and answers on #txeduchat
  11. @tracyacramer Great to have you here tonight Tracy, will be a great discussion! #txeduchat
  12. Amanda, third grade, Weatherford, TX Looking forward to @PaulSolarz LOVE the book! #txeduchat
  13. #TXeduchat urbie.. instructional designer from metro phoenix arizona
  14. Hi Paul, #txeduchat I'm Jay from NJ. Just started the book and it's awesome. Congrats.
  15. Excited to be here with @PaulSolarz for #txeduchat tonight. I'm Sandy Otto from MN.
  16. I'm Aaron Hogan, and I'm a hs AP in College Station, TX. Excited to chat a bit tonight! #txeduchat
  17. Hey #txeduchat friends! Dave, teacher educator in Iowa stopping in.
  18. @TheEdsaneT Thanks Amanda!!! So glad you could join the chat this evening!!! :) #TXeduchat
  19. #txeduchat Stacy from Wisconsin! I am a k-1-2 flexible grouping teacher.
  20. @Tom_Kilgore thanks Tom...have been looking fwd to it...love starting my week w/ #txeduchat and #bcedchat both make for a great inspiration
  21. Good Evening! I'm Maggie from Joliet and I teach High School English #txeduchat
  22. @urbie Hey Urbie, great to have your voice here this evening sir! #txeduchat
  23. Evening educators! Wonderful to join and learn from all of you. Meredith, IL, I try to guide the ship. #txeduchat
  24. Betsy Bucy, 4-5 grades Math Interventionist - North Ridge Elementary; Frenship Independent School District, Wolfforth, Texas #txeduchat
  25. Hello #txeduchat! So happy 2B here 2nite & learning from the awesome @PaulSolarz! I'm Heidi & I teach 5th grade in WI..home of the Badgers!
  26. Hi #txeduchat excited to be learning & sharing with you all, Shazia Student Leader & Teacher Candidate living in Toronto!
  27. Melissa Jones, ELA & SS Instructional Coach from Katy, TX #txeduchat
  28. Avast, thar all ye pirates...Jessica, instructional specialist from TX #txeduchat
  29. #txeduchat Chad Hoffman, principal. Hawley MS just north of Abilene, TX.
  30. Ahoy #txeduchat -eers Don't forget to include the #txeduchat hashtag during the chat tonight. That's #txeduchat
  31. Tammy from Florida...I teach Game Design and Computer Apps...also watching The Walking Dead season finale. #txeduchat
  32. @mjjohnson1216 Great to have someone here to help steer when we hit rough waters tonight! #txeduchat
  33. @MrsJones_Merton Good evening, Heidi my friend! Love that we're both supporting our friend @PaulSolarz here on #txeduchat
  34. Oh man, and @PaulSolarz is moderating? #txeduchat is going to be the right place to be tonight!
  35. So did anyone else bring a real sword to the chat besides me? #txeduchat
  36. All right! Let’s get started! Question #1, coming up! #TXeduchat
  37. QUESTION 1: Why should students be entrusted with responsibility & power? What benefits might result from student-led classrooms? #TXeduchat
  38. Did I mention that YOU can grow your Personal Learning Network tonight? Follow others in #txeduchat we foller ya back mateys! ;)
  39. @daisyray215 It is the one and only! We are glad you are here with us tonight Daisy. #txeduchat
  40. #txeduchat Denise from Woodridge Illinois Hi @PaulSolarz Book ordered still waiting for it
  41. Faige kinder teacher in Los Angeles #txeduchat We are reaching the stars and finding our way http://t.co/G9PT5gt1uS
    Faige kinder teacher in Los Angeles #txeduchat We are reaching the stars and finding our way pic.twitter.com/G9PT5gt1uS
  42. Tina from TN, instructional technology specialist, ckg in to #txeduchat
  43. Hi, I teach French...and computers, and Canadian History all in French. I'm north of Toronto, ON #txeduchat
  44. @nathan_stevens no sword but brought Captain Morgan w/ me...I hear every good Pirate brings him with them #txeduchat
  45. @Owl_b_TorresEdu Well played my matey! Let's heave ho, raise the sails and set this chat out for the high seas! #txeduchat
  46. ARRGH! Greetings from the land of the wheat aka Kansas! Dave from Valley Center, 2nd #txeduchat
  47. "A student-led classroom is one in which students make decisions and choices throughout each day without consulting the teacher." #TXeduchat
  48. Kelly from Leander ISD (Austin) - Online Learning Integration Specialist. #txeduchat
  49. @PaulSolarz A1 it is about create a room centered in student ownership. When students own something, they care about it #TXeduchat
  50. #txeduchat A1: student led classrooms give Ss real world experience and authentic leaning.
  51. A1 Students will build our future. They will be the ones who come up with the solutions our world needs! #txeduchat
  52. I encourage students to be creative and not just parrot things back. (parrot's a pirate reference :) #TxEduChat
  53. @MathNeil @PaulSolarz is going to be so mind blowing he will make the walking dead look like a fairy tale :) #txeduchat
  54. A1: giving students responsibility gives them a chance to gain confidence. #txeduchat
  55. A1: Ss become independent thinkers, they take ownership in what they are learning #txeduchat
  56. A1: Student choice is powerful. When Ss are invested, they are engaged and empowered which leads to success for all @PaulSolarz #txeduchat
  57. Erin from north Texas, 5th grade math/science teacher reporting for duty! Ready to learn!! #txeduchat
  58. A1: We want students to be actively involved in their own learning process, right? Why not seek ways of fostering this? #txeduchat
  59. #txeduchat looking forward to great voyage tonight on this tweet.
  60. Dito Dito Dito ! RT @daisyray215: @txeduchat absolutely - I love this chat :) and the people in it #txeduchat
  61. @PaulSolarz A1 when students have tasks they police themselves. The room becomes smoother #txeduchat
  62. A1: When Students are given responsibilities it allows them to exhibit & practice leadership skills #txeduchat
  63. A1-Real learning is about owning the material. Giving Ss the power to “own” their learning takes it to another level.#txeduchat
  64. #Txeduchat Jena Ball, CritterKin writer and illustrator tweeting in from North Carolina
  65. A1 Student led learning gives the Ss pride in what they learn & opens the door for creativity that a single teacher couldn't do #txeduchat
  66. A1: Student led classrms help Ss develop leadership skills in an env where it's ok 2 fail & make a mistake. #txeduchat
  67. A1: Ss should be trusted w/ responsibility/power because that's how you learn responsibility w/ power. Without this we fail them. #txeduchat
  68. @PaulSolarz A1 with student centered classroom, the possibility of having a taco bar in the room increases #txeduchat
  69. A1: Ss have amazing insights when empowered. I have learned from 1st graders when they are having accountable talk circles. #txeduchat
  70. Brett, current MS Tech T from Texas! Looking for the next step in my career path. #txeduchat
  71. A1: While I definitely want students involved in the classroom, I’m leery of the term “student-centered classroom.” #txeduchat
  72. A1 @PaulSolarz we start in kinder to give them voice/choice then it is familiar territory as they continue in their learning #txeduchat
  73. A1: Ss will be more willing to buy into what you are doing if they have control over what goes on in their classrooms #txeduchat
  74. A1: voice & choice empowers Ss-they excel past the mundane when they lead. It's amazing how many love learning when they own it! #txeduchat
  75. Howdy #txeduchat Barbara from Friendswood. A1: How can we expect Ss to lead if we won't turn over the wheel? Voice & choice a must!
  76. A1 ss need to own their learning..when ss take responsibility for it and engage on their own they learn so much more #geniushour #txeduchat
  77. #txeduchat A1 To get more out of them. When they feel they have power & responsibility they respond in a more positive way. I
  78. #GreatTeachers don’t have a teacher-centered classroom OR a student-centered classroom. It’s LEARNING-centered. #txeduchat
  79. A1 Student led creates more engagement and a higher level of Blooms Taxonomy. Choice makes a difference. #txeduchat
  80. A1: Students should be entrusted & Empowered so that meaningful learning and conversations happen. #txeduchat
  81. #Txeduchat Giving Ss say in their edu=not only empowering but practical. Teaches them 2 reflect, evaluate & feel invested in what they learn
  82. A 1: Student-led=through the roof engagement Student-led=student-invested. Kids listen to other kids. #txeduchat
  83. A1: Because Ss are already in charge of their own learning. They already decide what to focus on. Admitting that brings growth. #txeduchat
  84. I have appreciated college professors that let me have some control over what I was doing, what I was researching #txeduchat
  85. A1: Ss led classrooms, I believe, automatically fosters collaboration among Ss.They rely on each other & help one another! #txeduchat
  86. A1: experience is the only way to truly learn...Ss led is a start to empowering & leads to good digital citizenship #txeduchat
  87. A1 Students learn to exercise power and make decisions in a constructive, safe environment. #TxEduChat
  88. A1: It allows Ss to fail and learn from mistakes. It also gives them ability to create new ideas to explore. #txeduchat
  89. @aaron_hogan Well said Aarron, how can they learn it without giving it a try? We have to let them drive in order to learn! #txeduchat
  90. A1: Student led classrooms pose, investigate, and thrive on questions Ss want to answer. Inquiry wins the day! #txeduchat
  91. Cris, AP at Los Fresnos High in South Tx, looking in and ready to learn with #txeduchat
  92. A1 Ss should be empowered to discover their own learning.When this is done, engagement become less of a question be the standard. #txeduchat
  93. A1: S led classrooms create buy in from the beginning. When S have say, they want to create and show you what they can do #txeduchat
  94. A1: I once heard from a LL "let the students do it" meaning when S are given responsibility - it is also an ownership #txeduchat
  95. A1: student led classrooms build Ss confidence thus teaching students how 2 problem solve. #txeduchat
  96. -->>RT @d_mulder: #GreatTeachers don’t have a teacher-centered classroom OR a student-centered classroom. It’s LEARNING-centered. #txeduchat
  97. @PaulSolarz A1 leads to bi-directional learning and co-teaching experiences #txeduchat
  98. A1: Giving students reasonable choices and the opportunity to take responsibility is key. #txeduchat
  99. #TXeduchat A1 Responsibility, power, *mobility* enable learners of any age to go where their needs take them. It’s engagement. 1/2
  100. A1 - Students will gain confidence, learn inter-personal skills, make better decisions, transfer skills to new situations, etc. #TXeduchat
  101. A1: If we want student leaders in our future, they need an opportunity to practice. #txeduchat
  102. A1: We need students to think critically and what better way than taking ownership of their own learning. #txeduchat
  103. A1: that's when Ss take ownership and pride in their work. When they make the decisions on what to do amazing ideas come from it #txeduchat
  104. @prinhoffman I believe there is no safer place for our ss to fail than in a classroom. We can model so much for them there. #txeduchat
  105. YES! @MrsJones_Merton THAT's HUGE! They have to FAIL before they SAIL! Learning from mistakes is authentic #txeduchat
  106. @Tom_Kilgore Right! To learn to read, they read. To learn to run, they run. To learn to risk, question, fail, dream, they must... #txeduchat
  107. @aaron_hogan So true! Their own curiousity brings the opportunity for learning #txeduchat
  108. #txeduchat A1 When we put the power in students hands they become more responsible and confident in their learning
  109. @d_mulder I'm curious. What good classroom, in the history of the world, has not been focused on learning? #GreatTeachers #txeduchat
  110. A1 - Teachers who choose to empower their students to lead often score better on their evaluations. #TXeduchat http://t.co/tEL3NM33lF
    A1 - Teachers who choose to empower their students to lead often score better on their evaluations. #TXeduchat pic.twitter.com/tEL3NM33lF
  111. @d_mulder Nice way to look at truly collaborative work #txeduchat The we and us includes all in the classroom
  112. A1 Decision making, autonomy, is well know as a motivating factor. Ss are more engaged when part of the decision making. #TxEduChat
  113. #TXeduchat A1 The learning environment becomes less a classroom and more of a workshop (learn shop?) I heard that message a lot at #cue15
  114. I also love the relationships that are built through this - students really see the trust teachers have for them #txeduchat
  115. Rachel Scholze from La Crosse, WI SS teacher and now looking for job near Iowa City, IA #txeduchat
  116. @d_mulder I teach 6th grade ... they are still learning how to control their impulsiveness ... I listen to their voice #txeduchat
  117. @Sciology I like the sound of this! What do you do to foster this kind of empowerment? #txeduchat
  118. A1 students need to be able to decide when tech is needed for a solution and when not. #txeduchat
  119. Exactly! “@dtrabilsy: #txeduchat A1 When we put the power in students hands they become more responsible and confident in their learning”
  120. A1: You learn what you live...Will mistakes be made...Yes, but then they learn from it..benefits? Stronger Ss, stronger society #txeduchat
  121. @prinhoffman Opportunity for mistakes is so hard for teachers, but so needed for students to truly grow #txeduchat
  122. A1 Ownership & choice in learning increases buy-in in big way. At HS they are entering in adulthood & need to take risks #txeduchat
  123. #txeduchat Allows learner voice and choice; They become more invested in their learning. They and I "FLOW" :)
  124. QUESTION 2 - What can teachers do to encourage collaboration and leadership in their classroom? #TXeduchat
  125. Just the mindset for the Ss that they are in control of their learning is huge! #txeduchat
  126. @DennisDill Totally agree! I taught middle school for 15 years before entering higher ed. Listening is essential. #txeduchat
  127. @jelmhorst54 here representing #TCCA15 hoping to share some of the ideas you could see at our conference  http://www.tccaconference.weebly.com  #txeduchat
  128. A1: Letting Ss lead let's them see they are capable of leading. It's the best fire starter out there for jump starting confidence #txeduchat
  129. @daisyray215 Shows the Ss that we value them & trust them to do for themselves. Makes a classroom almost run itself! #txeduchat
  130. THIS-->>RT @KbarrettBarrett: A1: If we want student leaders in our future, they need an opportunity to practice. #txeduchat
  131. -->RT @PaulSolarz: QUESTION 2 - What can teachers do to encourage collaboration and leadership in their classroom? #TXeduchat
  132. @Tom_Kilgore @txeduchat I'm Eddie Mathews, Tech Educator, coming in late from dinner. Please don't make me walk the plank! #txeduchat
  133. --->>>RT @PaulSolarz: Q2 - What can teachers do to encourage collaboration and leadership in their classroom? #TXeduchat
  134. @KbarrettBarrett #Txeduchat Agree & RL not about tests. About failing, trying, being innovative & persistent. Let Ss practice those skills!
  135. @PaulSolarz A2 gives students jobs in the classroom at a young age. Have to develop the mindset early #txeduchat
  136. A1: Ss learn quicker from their own mistakes if they're in charge. If T is in control, Ss don't see mistakes as "theirs" to fix #txeduchat
  137. @PaulSolarz Ss need to be owners of their learning, engaging w peers in open conversations-topic-driven accountable talk #TXeduchat A1
  138. A1. Students can learn responsibility, trust of each other, and confidence. #txeduchat
  139. A2: Give them the opportunity and step aside. Ss will take control of their learning if the T will allow them too! #txeduchat
  140. A2: Must be modeled, offered, discussed and reflected on often #txeduchat
  141. A2: have Ss lead the lessons. I've had more Ss come to life when they teacher our tech lessons. #txeduchat
  142. A2: T's should not be the "Sage on the Stage" Let Ss collaborate w/ one another, question, take risks, fail...learn! #powerful! #txeduchat
  143. A2 first and foremost we need to model it as we walk around the room, was we talk, as we think out loud #txeduchat
  144. A2- Let go of some control. It’s ok for things to not be perfect, allow mistakes. We grow in failure and success. #txeduchat
  145. @aaron_hogan #Txeduchat Lead & collaborate. Practice taking advantage of each person's strengths instead of competition
  146. A2: model how to lead and collaborate. At begin of year, we take time to learn how to work together. #txeduchat
  147. @BIEpbl is where I start each year!! Teaching critical thinking, collaboration, technology and failing forward. #TXeduchat
  148. A-2: Students need to experience leadership roles and work together in accomplishing goals #TXeduchat
  149. A2 - we need to provide opportunities for them to lead to grow to excel. Isn't that why we are there...help them be successful #txeduchat
  150. #txeduchat A2: I encourage collaboration by allowing my Ss to partner or to work in small groups. Not enough time for socialization w/ test
  151. A1)Ss given power and responsibility will how to use each in a safe environment. Also, actively engaged them in learning process #txeduchat
  152. @PaulSolarz Allow Ss to do more in the classroom that Ts traditionally do- Let them take leadership to direct activities #txeduchat
  153. A2 Ts need to be able to release control and put the learning into the hands of the students. Let them direct their own learning. #txeduchat
  154. It helps bunches when classroom environment is arranged to facilitate collaboration. #txeduchat. Sad how many still aren't.
  155. A2: with our workshop approach we teach Ss how to set goals, make plans and collaborate with partners from kinder on. #txeduchat
  156. A2 I saw great buy in using RAFT - Role Audience Format Topic writings. Could choose how to show what they learned. #txeduchat
  157. @d_mulder how about inquiry-based which leads to S-centered learning #PBL #txeduchat A1
  158. A2: Trust. Classroom jobs like Watt Watcher to turn out lights, line leader, paparazzi, technical engineer, reporter, etc. #txeduchat
  159. @PaulSolarz #Txeduchat Gotta drop mindset of lecturer & dispenser of wisdom. Become guide on side, meddler in middle, co-traveler & learner
  160. Find strengths and weaknesses in all and build together as a team. #TXeduchat
  161. @nathan_stevens if there is something a student can do, I let them to it. Makes everything run smoother. #txeduchat
  162. Ts can provide the structure, protocols & framework for collaboration, but then they need to allow it to happen organically. #txeduchat
  163. @TheEdsaneT Best thing I can often do is ...get out of their way! Ss want to collaborate/lead, all we need is to make possible #txeduchat
  164. A2 Start by looking beyond the students in their own classroom and bringing opportunity for #globallearning #txeduchat
  165. RT @PaulSolarz: QUESTION 2 - What can teachers do to encourage collaboration and leadership in their classroom? #TXeduchat
  166. A2)Give them lots of opportunities w/different types of Ss. They will need to learn how to work w/a diverse group of people. #txeduchat
  167. #txeduchat having a taco bar in the classroom causes a lot of collaboration and discussion http://t.co/qaSe97Bg6W
    #txeduchat having a taco bar in the classroom causes a lot of collaboration and discussion pic.twitter.com/qaSe97Bg6W
  168. #txeduchat A2: Give them the opportunities to collaborate and lead. Stand to the side and just watch!
  169. A2: Teachers have to be vulnerable enough to show that leading is a tough, but manageable challenge. #txeduchat
  170. #txeduchat A2 Create learning environments and learning activities that promote student collaboration and leadership. Establish protocols.
  171. .@aaron_hogan I agree, a can do attidute is the fire starter!! I can & I will, great points #txeduchat
  172. A2 #txeduchat We flex kids in grades k-1-2 to provide ageless/gradeless as much as possible. Learners are setting goals and tracking
  173. A2. collaboration happens when we give them the opportunity to lead others with small groups, discussions, #txeduchat
  174. A2 Give Sts opp 2collaborate. I love 2see which kinder takes leadership role whether in traditional play or #geniushour #txeduchat Gr8 info
  175. #TXeduchat A2 In my day learning was facts.. Ts asking me questions. Flip it so Ss ask their own. Think of the curiosity that would create?
  176. A2. PBL is one type of learning that encourages collaboration and leadership. #txeduchat
  177. @nathan_stevens @PaulSolarz We practice/take turns leading lessons. Whenever I have a sub the kids do it all! ALL. #txeduchat
  178. A2: Strategically plan lessons that provide opportunities for challenge, struggle, setbacks and problem-solving. #txeduchat
  179. A2b: In 3rd, my son had an accountability partner and they called each other to remind, collaborate, support, encourage, grow. #txeduchat
  180. A2: let go of the wheel & toss traditional methods of instruction & throw out control while embracing change w/ Ss drivers #txeduchat
  181. A2: Getting to know your students—preferences, strengths, weaknesses, gifts, talents—is essential for this. #txeduchat
  182. A2: T's have experts in their room! Share in the weath of knoweldge. Lean on one another.Oh w8.That's collaboration! #txeduchat
  183. @JenaiaMorane @PaulSolarz you bet guide on the side ...we need to help them discover...whatever that might be #txeduchat
  184. A2: create Proficiency Scales w/ Ss so they have say and buy-in to a unit of study. Help guide and let them create meaning #txeduchat
  185. @PaulSolarz A1 Students take more ownership in the project & overall process. Win-Win #txeduchat
  186. A2: Teachers who never reveal when they've made a mistake or struggled as leaders will find it tough to get Ss to lead well. #txeduchat
  187. Q2:We shouldn't be afraid 2 hear Ss suggestions & implement them. We need 2 consider their POV w/the respect we ourselves expect. #txeduchat
  188. A2. PBL, and inquiry based learning gives them lots of leadership and responsibility #txeduchat
  189. A2: Not all learning needs to be collaborative in nature. But neither should all learning be individualistic! #txeduchat
  190. A2 - Give your students the power to interrupt the class! Then, encourage them to use it wisely! #TXeduchat http://t.co/aEM3cllbaC
    A2 - Give your students the power to interrupt the class! Then, encourage them to use it wisely! #TXeduchat pic.twitter.com/aEM3cllbaC
  191. Secondary AP @ HPISD in Amarillo just now joining... Better late than never! #txeduchat
  192. @Tom_Kilgore couldn't agree more. Its hard at first to hand over control but so worth it! #txeduchat
  193. A2 ask well-crafted thinking-facilitating questions; set up scaffolds for student collaboration, independence & self-direction #txeduchat
  194. A2: .@txeduchat .@PaulSolarz LL's simply need to engage in conversations, get the S to talk, what do they want, ask for feedback #txeduchat
  195. #TXeduchat A2 Maybe assign projects a la #edcamp? Ideate. Prioritize. Ss pick which to do. It’s similar to @DonWettrick #PureGeniusBook
  196. A2: Before you give students more control, make sure you have built a community of collaboration and respect! #txeduchat
  197. #txeduchat A2 this is where great planning from the T comes into play- organize, Structure and then let'em go. Everyone knows target -
  198. @MaggieMaslowski @rosy_burke @PaulSolarz co-learning is great. Jigsawing the teaching with students gets everyone involved #txeduchat
  199. @prinhoffman and they really want to learn. We have conditioned them 2 hate being wrong in our trad. education. Time 4 change #txeduchat
  200. @BSGSCSFoster #Txeduchat Strange that social & emotional literacy aren't top of list. Ss MUST B able 2 appreciate difference & work w/others
  201. A1 We don't want to condition them away from decision making into simply following instructions. Not healthy for a democracy. #TxEduChat
  202. A2 Ts need to model the behavior they expect. Allow Ss to be leaders and value Ss input #txeduchat
  203. A3 Let Ss take on different roles within the classroom and support other Ss when they struggle with a concept. #txeduchat
  204.  http://brightlooplearning.com  helps track learnr data, goals and upload work samples. Grt for conferences and conferring with learners #txeduchat
  205. @JenaiaMorane @aaron_hogan Need to see where the introvert or shy St is is in all of this Just putting it out there #txeduchat
  206. @Sciology @PaulSolarz Yes, he is!Always enjoy learning from Paul. He is the kind of teacher you hope your child gets every year! #txeduchat
  207. A2: Ts can encourage collaboration and group work in the classroom and give students roles and responsibilities #txeduchat
  208. A2: Be vulnerable, ask great questions, and be hesitant to answer when Ss want you to tell them the answer. #TXeduchat
  209. A1 Teach students to seek greater challenge, confront deeper meaning and empower them to be actively engaged learners. #txeduchat
  210. #txeduchat because of the k-1-2 there is natural learner collaboration and leadership
  211. QUESTION 3: What harm can competition cause to a collaborative classroom? What can be done to integrate competition successfully? #TXeduchat
  212. @BJenningsEdTech: A1: giving students responsibility gives them a chance to gain confidence. #txeduchat” promotes ownership. #txeduchat
  213. @schink10 you bet...even the littles can lead...just b/c they are little doesn't mean they can't do big things #txeduchat
  214. @MaggieMaslowski @nathan_stevens @PaulSolarz makes sub lessons easy! We don't get behind,Always a good report. All + in my book! #txeduchat
  215. Love it! RT @rosy_burke: We practice/take turns leading lessons. Whenever I have a sub the kids do it all! ALL. #txeduchat
  216. A2: T helps w/ foundation knowledge then releases learning and rigor (high cognitive complexity w/ high S autonomy) to Ss #txeduchat
  217. @PaulSolarz Fabulous quote from Charlotte Danielson Paul. Kudos to you! #txeduchat A1
  218. .@LibraryKrueger Absolutley!! How else will LL's know if what they are practiciing is working or not, important to hear POV's #txeduchat
  219. Dear English Teachers: Save countless hours, teach #CCSS, and grow those little minds. #sced #txeduchat  http://goo.gl/pLK52j 
  220. ->RT @PaulSolarz: QUESTION 3: What harm can competition cause to a collaborative classroom? How to integrate it successfully? #TXeduchat
  221. A3. I have been wondering about competition quite a bit lately. Badges and game based concepts. Thoughts? #txeduchat
  222. @BarbaraGruener @PaulSolarz not ashamed to say I have an accountability partner! Right? @robinwb finish diss on time or else. #txeduchat
  223. A3 Ss need to have it modeled for them. Competition can be a great tool for Ss but not all Ss enjoy that world #txeduchat
  224. A3: Ss will be afraid to fail if they are competing. Mistakes are necessary and should not be feared. #txeduchat
  225. @MaggieMaslowski @rosy_burke @PaulSolarz maybe you should have them interview the sub and write a paper. That would be funny #txeduchat
  226. A3: Competition pits ppl against each other but can also stretch and grow us if done right. #txeduchat
  227. @schink10 Embed leadership lessons in the curriculum 7 Habits or other Let them see/practice opportunities on a daily basis #txeduchat
  228. A2: Collaboration is more than “simply group work.” The learning of one has to depend on the learning of all. NOT easy. #txeduchat
  229. @MaggieMaslowski @nathan_stevens @PaulSolarz If you have them run the class, they're much more empowered & engaged. A pride even #txeduchat
  230. A3: Competition that pits learned against learner can hurt. Competition that champions collaboration pushes Ss to learn together. #txeduchat
  231. #TXeduchat A2 What’s that party game where partners’ ankles are tied together? Three legged race? Tie Ss interests together then time ‘em.
  232. A3 Ss shut down. My 7yr old does in comp. We work on building up others & helping others win bc of effort. effort=winning #txeduchat
  233. @daisyray215 Modeling is key, Daisy. Long time no talk...#txeduchat Ts as guides/coaches
  234. @matthew_arend Welcome Matt... we didn't wait for you, but what can I say.. we are behaving like Pirates tonight :) #txeduchat
  235. A3: Competition is healthy when done in a positive way. It is what causes us to grow as human beings. #txeduchat
  236. A3. Competition can help some rise to the occasion and stretch their abilities. Collaboration can bring strengths together. #txeduchat
  237. A3: Competition can override collaboration if leadership allows...leadership is not just Ts...leaders model good sportsmanship #txeduchat
  238. A2: give Ss opportunities to be leaders and they will step up. Give Ss projects to collaborate on and they will surprise you #txeduchat
  239. @PaulSolarz A2 #txeduchat When we see excitement & commotion over topic or book we and have kinders turn & talk sharing their interest
  240. @schink10 #txeduchat I like this, definitely helps Ss build skills, learn from each other, make new connections. Very important :)
  241. A3: Having Ss work as teams to foster collaboration. The final outcome should be Win/Win. Overall, competition should be fun. #txeduchat
  242. A3: Apply just enough competition to raise the level of "stress" slightly according to brain research. #txeduchat
  243. A3: Indiv. competition emphasizes differences. Teams/Grps build community. #txeduchat
  244. A3 Giving specific goals in competition to give accomplishment in the task rather than just beating another competitor. #txeduchat
  245. A3: Competition can impede collab. if rewards are offered. Having comp. where all are rewarded for growth and learning is key #txeduchat
  246. @PaulSolarz competition doesn't create harm. it encourages better effort and better work. #txeduchat
  247. @PaulSolarz A2 As others have said, let go of some control. Allow Ss to choose b/t solid options Ts provide but open for new ones #txeduchat
  248. @BJenningsEdTech: A2: Ts have to be willing to relinquish control. #txeduchat” empower ALL we lead. #txeduchat
  249. A3: competition at its core means there is a winner and a loser. Ts must make it a win/win for all Ss involved. #txeduchat
  250. A2 Re-examine every lesson and routine and ask - how can I turn this over? If not all, then some, then more. #txeduchat
  251. #txeduchat A3 Two different types of environments. In a collaborative environment the objective is for all to learn together. #inquiry
  252. A3. So, working together to earn badges will be effective? Allow voice for quieter Ss? #txeduchat
  253. A2 Model effective leadership - listen, empathize, plan, gather feedback, stay positive, etc. Be the leader you want them to be. #txeduchat
  254. A3: Competition can motivate, but environment needs to be safe and supportive. #txeduchat
  255. @BarbaraGruener Love that term, accountability partners, Barbara. I think I will share that with Long Islander Ts. #txeduchat A2
  256. A3: Game based learning seems to promote healthy competition that Ss thrive in. Not all competition is negative. #txeduchat
  257. #TXeduchat A2 Start out small. Games, constraints that are timed light a fire under creativity, or do i’ve heard.
  258. A3 Competition could make Ss feel less apart of the class when they struggle with material.Instill a sense of unity in the class #txeduchat
  259. We use Kagan strategies to learn how to compete, collaborate, and celebrate each other. It takes work, patience & intentionality. #TXeduchat
  260. A3)Used to tell my Ss we were all scholars and we are all trying to learn together. Competition is good, collaboration is better #txeduchat
  261. @MsSshussain I find when I stop talking and listen, Ss are much more receptive to learning. :-) #txeduchat
  262. A3: Ss can compete with themselves. I ask my students to reflect on how they did and how they can improve. #txeduchat
  263. A3 We need to change the mindset from win/lose to teach/learn. When Ss fail, they can learn, when Ss succeed, they can teach. #txeduchat
  264. Make them compete in a way in which they need each other and not against one another. Compete for a cause, solve a problem. #txeduchat
  265. A3-Some competition is healthy. Allow options for those that don’t thrive in a competitive environment. #txeduchat
  266. A3: Competition can create divisions but parameters and boundaries need to be set up first to assist with negativity...#txeduchat
  267. A3: Competition can be very motivating…for SOME students…and the *death* of learning for others. #txeduchat
  268. A3: Competition inclassroom is harmful, especially a creative classroom, need to implement traits such as kindness, care, empathy #txeduchat
  269. @PaulSolarz #Txeduchat Competition=problematic when all Ss are told must learn & B the same. Each kid=unique. Why I hate grades.
  270. @dubioseducator @JenaiaMorane as an introverted student, I needed someone to ask me to step out to lead with a safe first step #txeduchat
  271. A3: Ss in can stretch their learning and strategy with competition #txeduchat
  272. A3: Apps like @Socrative @GetKahoot @classcraftgame are some examples of how competition engages and educates more effectively #txeduchat
  273. @zaireasia: A2: Allow choice, open discussions #txeduchat”. Learn from all while leading and empowering all. #txeduchat
  274. A.3 #txeduchat As long as the competition is for knowledge gatherers not grade accumulators. http://t.co/0E1rq77Isb
    A.3 #txeduchat As long as the competition is for knowledge gatherers not grade accumulators. pic.twitter.com/0E1rq77Isb
  275. A3: can cause a rift & alienate Ss if not construed in a positive manner---establish ground rules that focus on mutual respect #txeduchat
  276. @cvarsalona Yeah, an 8-yr-old Joshua totally took leadership and ownership when he was given that job, that purpose! #txeduchat
  277. A3 Healthy competition can be encouraged. What is and what is not healthy is important to learn. #TxEduChat
  278. #txeduchat A3 When gaming environments are created students compete as a natural consequence.
  279. #txeduchat A3: We try not make learning a competition in our building. #kagan Helps all be more successful.
  280. A3: Competition can cause division between peers if done incorrectly. Promote Internal Competition & more! #TXeduchat http://t.co/pChSu6gk4L
    A3: Competition can cause division between peers if done incorrectly. Promote Internal Competition & more! #TXeduchat pic.twitter.com/pChSu6gk4L
  281. I am indifferent about competition ... don't want kids to think learning is about being better than your peer ... #txeduchat
  282. A3 Fascinating how kinders will turn anything & everything into a competition. #txeduchat Disappointment is heavy for the "loser"
  283. A3. Kids love competition today. Model good sportsmanship and leadership #txeduchat
  284. If you answered all three of the questions so far then we have some doubloons fer ya mateys!  #txeduchat http://t.co/0AaIyFiy7k
    If you answered all three of the questions so far then we have some doubloons fer ya mateys! #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/0AaIyFiy7k
  285. @nathan_stevens @MaggieMaslowski @PaulSolarz IMO, person working hardest = learning the most so I try to always make that the Ss #txeduchat
  286. A2: Collaboration/leadership fundamental! Model what we expect in others! via @bradmcurrie
H/T @BethHouf
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    A2: Collaboration/leadership fundamental! Model what we expect in others! via @bradmcurrie H/T @BethHouf #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/31d19GjofH
  287. .@LibraryKrueger yes, I agree thank you for sharing! Listening is a skill that needs to be cultivated absolutley #txeduchat
  288. #txeduchat A3 Collaboration and competition don't need to go hand in hand.
  289. @brandikl so true! So many great things we have and use today came from some ones mistake #txeduchat
  290. #txeduchat in our program we have to teach/model/guide appropriate competition.. to help lay the foundation
  291. @PaulSolarz #txeduchat @EduPGH A1 Ss have control, make decisions, guide learning. Helps build independence, enhance learning b/c meaningful
  292. and we like it! RT @PaulSolarz: "A student-led classroom... each day without consulting the teacher." #TXeduchat
  293. #txeduchat A3 again, this is where T has to set tone, culture of the room. Competition is good but at end of day we celebrate all successes
  294. A,3- games and competition when managed well lead to higher S engagement in learning tasks. #txeduchat
  295. A3 The Ss can learn to deal with unhealthy interactions without devolving into some tit for tat mentality. #TxEduChat
  296. @MaggieMaslowski @PaulSolarz Sometimes and for some students. Competition can shut down learning for others. #txeduchat
  297. A3 Team-building first - Maybe whole class competes against whole other class so class acts as a team. #txeduchat
  298. Thanks so much for discussing #LearnLAP tonight in #TXeduchat! It was a pleasure to publish the wonderful work of @PaulSolarz #tlap
  299. QUESTION 4 - How can you teach your students to focus more on improvement and revision, rather than work completion and grades? #TXeduchat
  300. So sorry, have to go back into my. writing workshop. Have a great evening. #txeduchat
  301. How about competing with ourself. Let's do better than last time, think deeper, bring forth a better product. #txeduchat
  302. RT @PaulSolarz: Q4 How can you teach your students to focus more on improvement & revision, rather than work completion & grades? #TXeduchat
  303. @mjjohnson1216 this is something a lot of Ts don't understand! Just like the Ss they need someone to teach them! #txeduchat
  304. A3: Team competition, constant chances to start over & improve, fun & engaging competition. #txeduchat
  305. @PaulSolarz #txeduchat A2 encourage Ss to work together, learn from each other, build their learning networks and supports
  306. #txeduchat Q4: Learners need to set goals.. they invest so much more when they know what they are doing and why
  307. @txeduchat I needed that! Now lets get something greater than gold-learning ;) #txeduchat
  308. #TXeduchat A3 Wild guess: a tendency towards labeling winners and *losers*. Fix: Ss negotiate worth of project. Plan milestones for selves.
  309. @PaulSolarz A1 Students develop #executivefunctioning skills needed for life success. Can't develop if not used in classroom. #txeduchat
  310. #txeduchat A4 Model and promote effective reflection practices.
  311. A4: I remind my Ss that the "journey" is more important than the answer! Tell me HOW you got there! #txeduchat
  312. .@matthew_arend intersting point, yes win / win for all is what I say. Competition adds a type of negative flow #txeduchat
  313. A4 this has to be taught and modeled over and over. Going from how many points is this to self revision is not the norm for Ss #txeduchat
  314. Healthy competition builds strength of character & mind! MT @BarbaraGruener: A3: Competition done right can stretch and grow us. #txeduchat
  315. @MaggieMaslowski @PaulSolarz It’s not that all competition is bad, of course. It’s a question of when and what kind. :-) #txeduchat
  316. #TXeduchat A3 So it’s much less a competition among Ss to working their own plans.
  317. @PaulSolarz @txeduchat A3 If emphasis of competition is fun, it works. If its for the bowl of candy/prize, then expect #mutiny #txeduchat
  318. @MsSshussain I agree. Character building should be an important part of healthy competition. Those are lifelong lessons. #txeduchat
  319. A4: I show my lessons reworked each week and what I learned from each one and ask them what can be improved and built on #txeduchat
  320. @PaulSolarz A4 establish easy grading strategy that focuses on exploration #txeduchat
  321. @Tom_Kilgore Ts need to have confidence to give up control. Difficult for some. #txeduchat
  322. A4 Model it. When a lesson doesn't go like planned. Talk about why & how you will change in the future. Accept feedback from Ss #txeduchat
  323. A4: I also remind my Ss that there is more than one way to get an answer...just like there is more than one way to get home! #txeduchat
  324. A4: proficiency scales, not grades, then have students self-evaluate their own progress. #txeduchat
  325. A4 Take the focus off of grades, give feedback often, focus on learning and growth to have Ss focus on improvement vx grades #txeduchat
  326. A4)I am big in reflection. I think showing students were they were and how far they have come while keeping an eye on the goal. #txeduchat
  327. @burgessdave @PaulSolarz Thank you for working together to create a Pirate Treasure Chest of Teaching and Learning #txeduchat
  328. A4: by modeling. If I model thinking, questioning & failing forward, my Ss are more likely to follow. #TXeduchat
  329. A4- By never letting students settle for anything less than mastery ... never accept anything less than their best. #txeduchat
  330. @urbie Exactly Urbie, then they are only "competing" w/themselves to improve #txeduchat
  331. A4: Get rid of due dates and allow "redos". Confer with each student about progress. #txeduchat
  332. #TXeduchat A4 competency based rather than grade letter based helps support mastery learning
  333. A4: I think you leave that out of the discussion. You talk about reaching the standards and goals of assignment. #txeduchat
  334. A4 By teaching them that the learning is the important part of school, not the grades. Yes I said it. #txeduchat
  335. A4. Have students set some of their own benchmarks for projects. Not all projects succeed, but did they learn during the process #txeduchat
  336. A3 Teachers model working as a team - support each other. #txeduchat
  337. A4. We need to give them time to reflect and revise. My Ss like TMI model from @smartinez - Think, Make, Improve #txeduchat
  338. @MsSshussain can be negative, but can also be the spark that engages students. I am totally competitive. #hatetolose #txeduchat
  339. A4: It is difficult to shift the classroom motivation off the grades...once you do, though, wow is LEARNING beautiful! #txeduchat
  340. A4: Mark papers as you once graded them. Provide time for revision. Score Ss based on their revisions from your or peer feedback. #txeduchat
  341. A3: By creating a climate & culture that fosters improvement & revision. #txeduchat
  342. THIS!---> RT @estarkey626: A4: by modeling. If I model thinking, questioning & failing forward, my Ss are more likely to follow. #TXeduchat
  343. A4 Making it relevant to their lives and something they care about; take pride in #txeduchat
  344. A4: More discussions abt work...more immediate feedback...get rid of the "I'm through" mentality #txeduchat