To some "Change" can be a four letter word and is always approached with fear, trepidation and resistance. With all of the changes happening in education today, from implementing Common Core to evaluation to changes in high stakes testing and what those results will mean for our students, what are you doing as an administrator/educator to prepare yourself, your school and most importantly your students for success in the future.
Find out what others are doing to prepare for high stakes testing and what we will do to address the needs of our students who falter on these exams. We will also take a closer look at what we are we all doing to prepare for the transition to Common Core as well as the PARCC/Smarter Balanced Assessment changes and the increased rigor that these assessments will bring. Finally, we will take a closer look at how the new evaluation process has affected the work we do and what the impact has been on all of us in the profession.
Join us Sunday night on #edchatri at 8 PM as we look at these major issues that are impacting our lives and the lives of our students and their families.
One of the terms that is being used often in education today is student centered learning. Although for many educators student centered learning has existed for many years, it is not pervasive enough.
On Sunday night at 8 PM #edchatri will be taking a look at the attributes of what it means to be student centered and how we can make this shift. We will also discuss the value of making the shift and I am sure, as always there will be great conversations about whether it is the right move to make.
Also on Sunday night, I will be sharing a solution and the link to the site that I have been working on to addressing the issue of cyber bullying. It is my hope that through the power of social media and the support of all of those who hope to see an end to cyber bullying that this idea will work and I truly believe it will.
We hope to see you all Sunday night for this great topic discussion as well as a chance to help us all change the face of cyber bullying forever.
Moving into a new school can be a very difficult thing to do, whether it is moving from elementary to middle, middle to high, high school to college or transferring in from another school. We have seen many students struggle with these changes and subsequently their academic success is negatively affected. Statistics show that the greatest failure rate, K - 12, occurs in 9th grade, so what can we do, or what are we doing to lessen the impact of transitioning from schools and increase the opportunities for success for all of our students.
Join us Sunday night on #edchatri at 8 PM as we take a close look at these questions and share what is working in our schools.
Since the dawn of the one room school house bullying has been an issue that invaded our schools. Now with the addition of technology, the internet and social media, bullying has taken a new form and invaded the lives of our students 24/7. When many of us were students the bullying would take place between 8 - 3, but now it is inescapable for our students.
Join us on Sunday night at 8 PM on #edchatri as we take a closer look at what bullying and cyber bullying are and how they are affecting the lives of our students and school community. Let's work together to address the issue and find out what possible solutions are out there and learn about what is working in our schools.
Don Miller -