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SSChat Nov 29 Methods to Give Up and to Add

Page history last edited by Ron Peck 10 years, 3 months ago

 

Becky_Ellis_ Rebecca Ellis
by kconners09
We will get the numbers to you, but hoping to get #sschat to 50 participants on a regular basis. Thanks for you new participants #sschat

 

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Ron
I want to thank everyone for participating tonight. I'll have the archive up shortly. DM me or @Becky_Ellis_ for moderator ideas. #sschat

 

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Diana Laufenberg
dlaufenberg Diana Laufenberg
by kimmiesue73
I like using 'speedlearning' to engage kids in 1:1 conversations with each other... forces even the quietest kid to participate. #sschat

 

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Kay Conners
kconners09 Kay Conners
Of crse! Lk 4ward 2 it RT @Becky_Ellis_: @kconners09 yes every monday from 7pm to 8 pm EST, please come back again! #sschat

 

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Brian Thomas
Brian_ThomasTCI Brian Thomas
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@blairteach just posted again! Hope some can make it! #sschat. Take care all!

 

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Collaborize Team
Collaborize Collaborize Team
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@martinmoran21 Do agree there should be a balance though! @Becky_Ellis_ #sschat

 

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Ron
The link to the wiki for #sschat calendar. Let me or @Becky_Ellis_ know if you are interested in guest moderating. #sschat

 

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Rebecca Ellis
Becky_Ellis_ Rebecca Ellis
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@PerformanceEd You are the very best! Thanks for mentioning my boy Emmet Till! #sschat

 

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Brian Thomas
Brian_ThomasTCI Brian Thomas
Sign up for free webinar on strategies to use web tools in class interactively: http://bit.ly/cJ22zX tue 11/30 at 6:30 est #sschat #edtech

 

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Martin Moran
martinmoran21 Martin Moran
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@Becky_Ellis_ absolutely. but i thnk its easy to get caught up in the "new toys" sometimes. Have to be constantly aware of balance #sschat

 

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Jerry Blumengarten
cybraryman1 Jerry Blumengarten
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@kconners09 My Ed Chats page: http://bit.ly/7w7P59 #sschat (every Monday 7 pm EST)

 

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PerformanceEducation
PerformanceEd PerformanceEducation
Please vote this week. I need good numbers to ensure I can do this 2x per year. Thanks http://bit.ly/9Zyqkh #sschat

 

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Collaborize Team
Collaborize Collaborize Team
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@martinmoran21 Technology such as online teaching platforms are just a tool to help with the curriculum. They shouldn't drive it. #sschat

 

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Joe
RT @mcleod: New post: The 7 tacit lessons which schools teach children http://bit.lhttp://bit.ly/hMaMCQ #sschat #cpchat

 

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Jerry Blumengarten
cybraryman1 Jerry Blumengarten
by Tekkietalk
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." #sschat

 

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Rebecca Ellis
Becky_Ellis_ Rebecca Ellis
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@kconners09 yes every monday from 7pm to 8 pm EST, please come back again! #sschat

 

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Marc Shuflin
mshuflin Marc Shuflin
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@kconners09 yep every monday #sschat

 

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Jerry Blumengarten
cybraryman1 Jerry Blumengarten
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@kyteacher My Great Depression page: http://bit.ly/bnDIC8 #sschat

 

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Bill Chapman
classroomtools Bill Chapman
Don't forget to take a look at the Sandel lecture page at Harvard. http://bit.ly/fwNOFf You really don't want to miss it. #sschat

 

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Joe
RT @UrockkMYworld: Check out @SageMilk for mobile learning technology. http://lx.im/6OJM #sschat #edchat

 

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Ron
I can think of several people who would be outstanding to guest moderate but want everyone to have a chance. #sschat

 

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Ryan
TheSwish Ryan
Article of the Week: School Uniforms - Good Idea or Fashion Flop? http://bit.ly/aEWPc6 #sschat #historyteacher

 

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Martin Moran
martinmoran21 Martin Moran
Hardest balance to strike for techie teachers: Is curriculum driving tech or is tech driving curriculum? #sschat

 

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Ron
Ron_Peck Ron
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@becky_ellis_ Guest moderators for this venue. #sschat

 

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Rebecca Ellis
Becky_Ellis_ Rebecca Ellis
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@Ron_Peck Is that guest speakers or guest moderators? #sschat

 

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Kay Conners
kconners09 Kay Conners
Sorry, #sschat forgot RT @kconners09: @merchantkrystle @padgets yes, let's start a list of ss guest speakers. Great idea!

 

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Stephanie Hunte
AyaAcademy Stephanie Hunte
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@Ron_Peck tech integration is the way 2 go for today's kids 2 engage they can use movie maker, make webquests etc #sschat

 

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Rebecca Ellis
Becky_Ellis_ Rebecca Ellis
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@Brian_ThomasTCI Personally geeked?! Priceless! Thanks for coming to #sschat

 

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Brian Thomas
Brian_ThomasTCI Brian Thomas
Signing off for night. Thanks to #sschat teachers! I'd be personally geeked if any of you call in tomorrow for my webinar! Carpe Diem!

 

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Ron
As our time is quickly winding down we would like to open #sschat to guest speakers starting in December. #sschat

 

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Ron
I try to avoid the negative complaining teachers. I address them in training by challenging them to work on improving what they do. #sschat

 

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Jania
Nia808 Jania
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@Becky_Ellis_ Oh no, I don't think you should do any one thing ALL of the time. Whatever usefulness it had goes out the window. #sschat

 

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Rebecca Ellis
Becky_Ellis_ Rebecca Ellis
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@Nia808 I would refer them to #sschat, I see people sharing new resources and ideas very freely. Inspiring and contagious.

 

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Jeremy Lenzi
JeremyLenzi Jeremy Lenzi
I do believe that there can be an effective use of "worksheets." It's all in how you structure them and value them in the process. #sschat

 

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KM
use twitter to find guest speakers! who do you follow? would your students be interested in what they have to say? #sschat

 

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Sharon Padget
padgets Sharon Padget
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@kconners09 #sschat not hat I am aware of , we can start one!!! science and social studies

 

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Bill Chapman
classroomtools Bill Chapman
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@Becky_Ellis_ Sounds like a basic observation on the human condition. @merchantkrystle #sschat

 

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Sharon Padget
padgets Sharon Padget
#sschat had that asked of me the other day, and I said if this old 40 something can do the younger ones can , besides it is so much fun!!!

 

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Ron
Ron_Peck Ron
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@lamoureuxr Rachelle, the problem is apathy by society and they want us to fix it. Parents, students, teachers don't care enough. #sschat

 

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Lindsay Gates
lindsayagates Lindsay Gates
I called George Washington once to see if he would b a guest speaker. He never called me back :-) #sschat

 

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Kay Conners
kconners09 Kay Conners
@padgets is there a skype list out there for SS people? #sschat

 

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Martin Moran
martinmoran21 Martin Moran
ive found that sometimes the simplest question ("Why did ____ happen?"), with only a little info, sometimes does the trick. #sschat

 

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Rebecca Ellis
Becky_Ellis_ Rebecca Ellis
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@merchantkrystle Sad to say that more often I hear teachers complaining about what is wrong instead of working to improve teaching #sschat

 

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Jania
Nia808 Jania
Devil's Advocate: Developing/implementing new ideas takes time that we don't have. What do u say 2 teachers who say that? #sschat

 

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Ron
Ron_Peck Ron
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@blairteach I only sit down on my stool to rest my legs for a few moments. Can't imagine not being all over the room. #sschat

 

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Sharon Padget
padgets Sharon Padget
#sschat how about guest speakers? that would be a great unit starter :)

 

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Ron
Ron_Peck Ron
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@kyteacher Angela, that's a big project. How about some help on that? #sschat

 

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KM
@Becky_Ellis_ not necessarily. they can also create time for this type of convo in their own buildings. plenty of great minds. #sschat

 

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Nancy Blair
blairteach Nancy Blair
@Ron_Peck Once had a tchr ask me in trng if it's fair to expect a tchr to be on her feet all day. #sschat

 

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Jania
Nia808 Jania
@Becky_Ellis_ anytime u have kids read, eff. outlining/note-taking is an effective skill 4 them 2 use. #sschat

 

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Ron
Let's face it...if teachers give an assignment and then go sit at their desk, then they need to change or go. #sschat

 

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Kay Conners
kconners09 Kay Conners
@kyteacher thanks, look forward to it! #sschat

 

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Rebecca Ellis
Becky_Ellis_ Rebecca Ellis
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@Ron_Peck I think that you need admin buy in for twitter. It's too bad most haven't heard of the opportunities here #sschat

 

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Marc Shuflin
mshuflin Marc Shuflin
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@kyteacher Yes, I would be #sschat

 

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Ron
Ron_Peck Ron
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@blairteach I would agree and if used properly can be engaging and useful in the learning process. #sschat

 

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Brian Thomas
Brian_ThomasTCI Brian Thomas
#sschat think about your fav teacher as a student...weren't they weird and didn't theykeep you on your toes? We (cont) http://tl.gd/77lq8p

 

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Diana Laufenberg
dlaufenberg Diana Laufenberg
Thoughtful scaffolding, variety of methods/procedures, sprinkle in some vids/podcasts/images... all make the learning env. dynamic #sschat

 

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Angela Cunningham
kyteacher Angela Cunningham
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@kconners09 I'll do a bit of organizing in the next few days & send out information. #sschat #ushist

 

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Lark
@Becky_Ellis_ outling is mostly in same category as looking up & copying words in dictionary #sschat

 

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KM
@dlaufenberg told my kids to stop looking at me every time someone gives an answer - they can think too! made some difference #sschat

 

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Bill Chapman
classroomtools Bill Chapman
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@Ron_Peck If only that were so. I'm afraid the reform talk is coming from business types wanting to cash in on the ed market. #sschat

 

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Kay Conners
kconners09 Kay Conners
This is inspiring! Just imagine if we would be able to update curriculum! Great ideas, educators! #sschat

 

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Ron
Ron_Peck Ron
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@becky_ellis_ Isn't that the truth. I have tried to turn my teachers onto Twitter, Edmodo, Diigo, etc. and they just don't want to. #sschat

 

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Rebecca Ellis
Becky_Ellis_ Rebecca Ellis
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@blairteach I actually save the worksheets for when there is a sub . . . #sadbuttrue #sschat

 

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Marc Shuflin
mshuflin Marc Shuflin
RT @blairteach: @Ron_Peck Neither textbooks nor worksheets are inherently evil; problem is what gets used & lack of variety. #sschat agreed!

 

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KM
@dlaufenberg speed learning sounds awesome. will definitely try that next semester! thanks. #sschat

 

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Diana Laufenberg
dlaufenberg Diana Laufenberg
and that kids should be in conversation with other kids about their ideas... not just teacher/student flow of conversation. #sschat

 

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Nancy Blair
blairteach Nancy Blair
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@Ron_Peck Neither textbooks nor worksheets are inherently evil; problem is what gets used & lack of variety. #sschat

 

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Ron
Ron_Peck Ron
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@brian_thomastci Thanks Brian! We should all start our own school together. lol #sschat

 

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Rebecca Ellis
Becky_Ellis_ Rebecca Ellis
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@Ron_Peck #sschat tweeps are such stellar examples that more teachers are getting a bigger pict. of what is possible.

 

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Jania
Nia808 Jania
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@blairteach EXACTLY! I had 2 days in WH total 2 discuss cause & results of Revs in Haiti, Eng, France, America, and Lat. America! #sschat

 

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Ron
Ron_Peck Ron
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@classroomtools Sadly true! Maybe a big reason that the talk of reform is out there. #sschat

 

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Kay Conners
kconners09 Kay Conners
Again, yes. RT @kyteacher: Would love to harness the great ideas in #sschat to build the ultimate US History curriculum. Any interest?

 

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Brian Thomas
Brian_ThomasTCI Brian Thomas
#sschat mean let's face it... You allaren't normal! Lol. That's a good thing btw!

 

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Bill Chapman
classroomtools Bill Chapman
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@Ron_Peck I think we here will agree to that, but out in the vast number of classrooms across the land, not so much. #sschat

 

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Angela Cunningham
kyteacher Angela Cunningham
Would love to harness the great ideas in #sschat to build the ultimate US History curriculum. Any interest?

 

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Jania
Nia808 Jania
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@Becky_Ellis_ I helped write curr. for our district. Goal was "get through" the curriculum. No more than 1-2 days per topic. #sschat

 

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Ron
And we just need to use a variety of activities to keep students engaged? Maybe get students involved in selecting the activities? #sschat

 

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Nancy Blair
blairteach Nancy Blair
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@Ron_Peck I find there are some good questions/activities in textbooks but tchrs often have stds skip the complex items. #sschat

 

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Brian Thomas
Brian_ThomasTCI Brian Thomas
the real challenge isn't us...it's all the teachers not doing #sschat, or activities like it

 

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Lindsay Gates
lindsayagates Lindsay Gates
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@dlaufenberg do you provide ?'s with topic you're teaching? I've not heard of that! #sschat

 

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Sharon Padget
padgets Sharon Padget
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@Ron_Peck #sschat yes for me!!!

 

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Marc Shuflin
mshuflin Marc Shuflin
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@TheSwish my students love @icivics #sschat

 

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Nancy Blair
blairteach Nancy Blair
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@Becky_Ellis_ Exactly. When a pacing guide only allows 4 days for WW I, how in depth can one get? #sschat

 

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Ron
So, can we agree that most worksheets and answering questions out of the book need to be shelved for the most part? #sschat

 

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Ryan
TheSwish Ryan
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@MsTeacher28 We do a Bill of Rights "hand game" http://goo.gl/YHdBh & "Do I Have a Right" from @icivics #sschat

 

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Diana Laufenberg
dlaufenberg Diana Laufenberg
Also, key in the methods and procedures is to allow enough time for stdnts to wrap their heads around complex ideas/relationships #sschat

 

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Rebecca Ellis
Becky_Ellis_ Rebecca Ellis
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@blairteach it is problematic when the pacing guides don't always allow for in depth exploration of topics #sschat

 

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Marc Shuflin
mshuflin Marc Shuflin
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@blairteach I actually like the standards at our school http://www.projectaero.org/ #sschat

 

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Brian Thomas
Brian_ThomasTCI Brian Thomas
#sschat we have sample lessons across grade levels that you allure more than welcome to! I am also doing a webinar tomorrow at 6:30 est

 

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Nancy Blair
blairteach Nancy Blair
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Good point by @cybraryman1. Too many places are focuses on low-level test items so little time remains for deep learning. Sad. #sschat

 

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Sharon Padget
padgets Sharon Padget
#sschat I am so glad I am in Iowa, seems we are not under the high stakes pressure you are all under :(

 

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Kay Conners
kconners09 Kay Conners
@mshuflin great! I just skyped 2 DR. #sschat. Need specific goals 2 skype.

 

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Nancy Blair
blairteach Nancy Blair
It is not only methods/procedures that need to be examined; standards & pacing guides need serious refinement. (IMO) #sschat

 

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Rebecca Ellis
Becky_Ellis_ Rebecca Ellis
I like that there is a variety of tech and interactive options being discussed here. Nice! #sschat

 

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Ron
RT @merchantkrystle: debates, presentations, hearings, trials, analyzing images & docs on an iwb or transparency, think/pair/share. #sschat

 

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Sharon Padget
padgets Sharon Padget
#sschat is that because they are telling you how to teach or what to teach?

 

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Jania
Nia808 Jania
4 corners when we talk about controversial decisions. Strong. Agree, Agree, Disagree, Strong. Dis. Studs move 2 their position. #sschat

 

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Ron
Ron_Peck Ron
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@cybraryman1 It's the same way with AP courses. Not a lot of variety allowed for in those. #sschat

 

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KM
debates, presentations, hearings, trials, analyzing images and docs on an iwb or even transparency, think/pair/share. #sschat

 

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Ron
RT @padgets: #sschat poems, plays, public service announcement, xtranormal, iMovie, clay animation, voice thread, brochures, skyping.

 

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Bill Chapman
classroomtools Bill Chapman
Over the years, I've found that some of my most effective lessons allow students to move around the room, engaging each other. #sschat

 

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Kay Conners
kconners09 Kay Conners
Yes! RT @padgets: #sschat poems, plays, public service announcement, xtranormal, iMovie, clay animation, voice thread, brochures,...

 

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Jerry Blumengarten
cybraryman1 Jerry Blumengarten
Big problem especially in NYS is teaching for the SS Regents exams doesn't allow for too much fun activities #sschat

 

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Nancy Blair
blairteach Nancy Blair
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@Akevy613 Although I like having combined chats, I also like the subject-specific chats because they are smaller & easier to engage. #sschat

 

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Ron
Some ideas include PBL, cooperative learning, teacher for the day just to name a few. #sschat

 

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Jania
Nia808 Jania
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@MsTeacher28 I like using Turning Point (response devices) to answer questions during class. It allows 4 immediate feedback. #sschat

 

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Marc Shuflin
mshuflin Marc Shuflin
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@kconners09 I have started planning for 2nd semester to skype with my middle schoolers in Venezuela and classes around the world #sschat

 

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Sharon Padget
padgets Sharon Padget
#sschat poems, plays, public service announcement, xtranormal, iMovie, clay animation, voice thread, brochures, skyping other classes

 

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Kay Conners
kconners09 Kay Conners
Anyone collaborating globally? So important. #sschat.

 

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Jania
Nia808 Jania
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@Becky_Ellis_ you're right...we should have a var of strategies that we "professionals" have at our disposal, dep on topic/students #sschat

 

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Matthew Brown
MrBrownTJHS Matthew Brown
Just saw an ad for "I'm Proud to be an American Chia pets"...RIDICULOUS! #sschat

 

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Marc Shuflin
mshuflin Marc Shuflin
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@Brian_ThomasTCI because they are talking about testing it. Do we want that? #sschat

 

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Rebecca Ellis
Becky_Ellis_ Rebecca Ellis
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@lamoureuxr you can't guarantee engagement but you can sure set that as a goal for class #sschat

 

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MsTeacher28
MsTeacher28 MsTeacher28
#sschat I think we are in agreement in terms of needing to do a variety of things. Can you guys share specific ideas?

 

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Marc Shuflin
mshuflin Marc Shuflin
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@PerformanceEd @cybraryman1 In student teaching I taught American Studies with an English teacher. USHist+USLit. It was good #sschat

 

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Brian Thomas
Brian_ThomasTCI Brian Thomas
#sschat it's so frustrating to hear our public officials speak only of math, science, and reading...where is our voice?

 

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Ron
Ron_Peck Ron
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@becky_ellis_ My district is working to get every school using cooperative learning on some level. Good stuff! #sschat

 

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Nancy Blair
blairteach Nancy Blair
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@Brian_ThomasTCI Too many tchrs believe any "group work" is cooperative learning. #sschat

 

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Rebecca Ellis
Becky_Ellis_ Rebecca Ellis
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@JeremyLenzi if you are remembering the teacher's name 26 years later that is a sign :) #sschat

 

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Sharon Padget
padgets Sharon Padget
#sschat My favorite memories of my history class was when we acted out history not read it ":)

 

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Angela Cunningham
kyteacher Angela Cunningham
I'm not doing a great job of multi-tasking tonight. Reading through #sschat from time to time...

 

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Kay Conners
kconners09 Kay Conners
Just found #sschat. I teach 8th grade and I do NOT lecture. Use project based lrning & student lrning. Pls don't categorize

 

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Ron
Ron_Peck Ron
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@akevy613 Great idea! I'm sure #edchat has discussed this topic in the past. #sschat

 

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PerformanceEducation
PerformanceEd PerformanceEducation
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@cybraryman1 Couldn't agree more. So much literature teaches History. Why its not more integrated is beyond me. #sschat

 

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Rebecca Ellis
Becky_Ellis_ Rebecca Ellis
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@Ron_Peck It seems like you have a great administration seeking to keep staff growing. Are all admins as aware? #sschat

 

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Jania
Nia808 Jania
@blairteach @Brian_ThomasTCI I would argue the love of sch begins to dwindle when high-stakes testing becomes the focus #sschat <--EXACTLY

 

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Brian Thomas
Brian_ThomasTCI Brian Thomas
#sschat what bothers me is when poorly planned group work is called cooperative learning

 

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Jerry Blumengarten
cybraryman1 Jerry Blumengarten
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@Npriester Thank you. English and SS teachers should work together. #engchat #sschat

 

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Lindsay Gates
lindsayagates Lindsay Gates
@msteacher28 I use a lot of groupwork and all students have a job #sschat

 

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Ron
Ron_Peck Ron
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@cybraryman1 I know Jerry! I use your site with my teachers.8) #sschat

 

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Akevy Greenblatt
Akevy613 Akevy Greenblatt
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@mshuflin I think there should b 1 that is more inviting so that all teachers will join and not limited by subject- #sschat #edchat

 

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Jania
Nia808 Jania
I agree with the posts but I think the only way we'll progress as a discipline is to consider why things are the way they are. #sschat

 

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Jerry Blumengarten
cybraryman1 Jerry Blumengarten
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@Ron_Peck A properly designed Cooperative Learning Project does work well. Cooperative Learning: http://bit.ly/cHk42P #sschat

 

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Jeremy Lenzi
JeremyLenzi Jeremy Lenzi
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@Becky_Ellis_ Thankfully, outlining every chapter didn't lessen my love for history, just my disdain for Mr. Detar. #sschat

 

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Nancy Blair
blairteach Nancy Blair
Balance is key. RT @Ron_Peck: Not sure we want to reject anything we do. Just use it in moderation & more effectively. #sschat

 

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Jania
Nia808 Jania
also, we have to take into account the high stakes testing environment we live in. To delve more deeply risks lower test scores. #sschat

 

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Ron
I am currently training our staff in cooperative learning strategies to increase engagement and success for students. Working well! #sschat

 

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Jeremy Lenzi
JeremyLenzi Jeremy Lenzi
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@Becky_Ellis_ I had to do this same thing in 1984. It did nothing more but breed contempt for the teacher and poor behavior. #sschat

 

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Sharon Padget
padgets Sharon Padget
#sschat I have offered ever M-th teacher tech bytes afterschool, since Sept 1 without admin mandating, no one comes :()

 

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MsTeacher28
MsTeacher28 MsTeacher28
#sschat what are your favorite ways of getting students active and participating in lessons?

 

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Debbie
MissShuganah Debbie
RT @cybraryman1: "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." #sschat || Hands on practice for me.

 

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Nancy Blair
blairteach Nancy Blair
@Brian_ThomasTCI I would argue the love of sch begins to dwindle when high-stakes testing becomes the focus (late elementary) #sschat

 

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Jerry Blumengarten
cybraryman1 Jerry Blumengarten
Question to #engchat Do you work with SS teachers when using History NF books? #sschat

 

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Akevy Greenblatt
Akevy613 Akevy Greenblatt
Methods used 2 engage students in a Soc Stud class can & should b used inall classes #sschat - We should try 2streamline chats @#teachchat

 

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Rebecca Ellis
Becky_Ellis_ Rebecca Ellis
@lamoureuxr @padgets it is hard for me to watch this. About to pull the gifted card on her teacher. #sschat

 

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Lindsay Gates
lindsayagates Lindsay Gates
I think it is imp to focus on big ideas and essental ?'s. Design individual lessons from there. #sschat

 

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Ron
Ron_Peck Ron
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@classroomtools Not sure we want to reject anything we do. Just use it in moderation and more effectively. #sschat

 

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PerformanceEducation
PerformanceEd PerformanceEducation
If not interactivity - the students should be doing while the lecture is being told - mapping I find is great - or organizing facts.#sschat

 

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Jania
Nia808 Jania
telling someone not to lecture without helping them add other methods to their repertoire is counterproductive. #sschat

 

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Bill Chapman
classroomtools Bill Chapman
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@Ron_Peck Use it only if it makes sense in the situation where we plan to put it to work. #sschat

 

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Jeff Silva-Brown
UkiahCoachBrown Jeff Silva-Brown
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@brian_thomastci The same could be said about any method of instruction. Using TCI without some direct instruction included. #sschat

 

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Brian Thomas
Brian_ThomasTCI Brian Thomas
#sschat when do kids lose their love of school? When they move from el to ms usually...and how do el teachers teach? Hands on baby!

 

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Nancy Blair
blairteach Nancy Blair
@classroomtools I've used the learning pyramid, but here's an article that debunks it: http://bit.ly/ftaCD #sschat

 

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Jania
Nia808 Jania
I think we have to consider why teachers teach the way they do and provide meaningful alternatives. #sschat

 

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Jerry Blumengarten
cybraryman1 Jerry Blumengarten
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@Brian_ThomasTCI Lectures should include interactivity with students #sschat

 

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Bill Chapman
classroomtools Bill Chapman
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@Ron_Peck I agree, & am definitely not advocating that we all lecture, just pointing out that we shouldn't reject it either. #sschat

 

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Sharon Padget
padgets Sharon Padget
#sschat @Becky_Ellis_ ugggg!!! how boring, poor kids, this is exactly what kills curiosity and love of learning

 

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Marc Shuflin
mshuflin Marc Shuflin
@Akevy613 I think you are looking for #edchat #sschat

 

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Brian Thomas
Brian_ThomasTCI Brian Thomas
#sschat lectures are easily delivered; not as easily digested by students

 

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Lindsay Gates
lindsayagates Lindsay Gates
@kyteacher totally agree with you! I LOVE History Alive! #sschat

 

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Rebecca Ellis
Becky_Ellis_ Rebecca Ellis
My 8th grade daughter has to outline EVERY chapter in the book. No fun #sschat

 

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Akevy Greenblatt
Akevy613 Akevy Greenblatt
There r some great tweets from #sschat my fear is that teachers who aren't S. S. teach may not join can we streamline all chats 2 #teachchat

 

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Ron
Q2: What methods should we be incorporating into our lessons? Some have already been mentioned. #sschat

 

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Ron
Ron_Peck Ron
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@classroomtools Some teachers are like a Jedi master in the classroom when they lecture but many are not. #sschat

 

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KM
@Ron_Peck i much prefer drafting a few ?s and letting students bat them around -- new questions always come out of their responses #sschat

 

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Rebecca Ellis
Becky_Ellis_ Rebecca Ellis
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@lamoureuxr discussing which methods/procedures should be rethought or replaced #sschat

 

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Sharon Padget
padgets Sharon Padget
#sschat I do not think my science methods class was all that great either!!

 

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Ron
Ron_Peck Ron
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@padgets I think teaching is so time consuming that many teachers do what takes the least amount of time and energy...Lecture! #sschat

 

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Rebecca Ellis
Becky_Ellis_ Rebecca Ellis
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@kyteacher that is better than my ss methods class. Fortunatley I had lots of subject specific training @LBUSD. #sschat

 

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Lindsay Gates
lindsayagates Lindsay Gates
@brian_thomastci doe tci stand for teaching curriculum institute as in history alive? #sschat

 

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Jeff Silva-Brown
UkiahCoachBrown Jeff Silva-Brown
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@padgets YES! BITSA in California is a beginning teacher program that is hours of extra time and paperwork. #sschat

 

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Nancy Blair
blairteach Nancy Blair
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@Ron_Peck ou've just said exactly what I say to tchrs, and I see that all the time (tchrs answering own questions). #sschat

 

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Ron
RT @classroomtools: @Ron_Peck This learning pyramid is informative. http://bit.ly/gX3WgE @cybraryman1 #sschat Great example!

 

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Jerry Blumengarten
cybraryman1 Jerry Blumengarten
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@Becky_Ellis_ I think there is a definite lack of training and that is the problem #sschat

 

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Angela Cunningham
kyteacher Angela Cunningham
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@cybraryman1 I agree. My ss methods class was built around TCI & History Alive! Huge influence on my classroom. #sschat

 

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Sharon Padget
padgets Sharon Padget
#sschat do you think teachers get involved in too many things besides teaching that takes away from the classroom?

 

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Rebecca Ellis
Becky_Ellis_ Rebecca Ellis
@cybraryman1 do you think districts train by subject matter? #sschat

 

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Jerry Blumengarten
cybraryman1 Jerry Blumengarten
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@classroomtools I like the Learning Pyramid. Thanks #sschat

 

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Bill Chapman
classroomtools Bill Chapman
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@Ron_Peck Watch what Sandel does. He is a jedi master of what lectures can be. #sschat

 

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Ron
Ron_Peck Ron
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@blairteach If we're answering our own questions or calling on the same students to assist us, then we're doing it wrong. #sschat

 

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Bill Chapman
classroomtools Bill Chapman
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@Ron_Peck This learning pyramid is informative. http://bit.ly/gX3WgE @cybraryman1 #sschat

 

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Brian Thomas
Brian_ThomasTCI Brian Thomas
#sschat we spend our time building activities like you all describe..we have a market because teachers aren't given quality time to

 

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Stephanie Hunte
AyaAcademy Stephanie Hunte
#sschat I like the inquiry method - have students analyze primary sources art replica of Confederate $ etc

 

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Lindsay Gates
lindsayagates Lindsay Gates
#sschat @padgets for improvement but that I believe is a whole other issue!

 

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Jerry Blumengarten
cybraryman1 Jerry Blumengarten
It all starts with the training of Social Studies teachers. Teach them all the different methods to engage students #sschat

 

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Ron
Ron_Peck Ron
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@classroomtools Yes, lectures can be engaging but how do we know they are understanding what is being said? And are they listening. #sschat

 

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KM
the problem isn't the lecture, it's the student's lack of practice performing higher level thinking on a daily basis #sschat

 

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Nancy Blair
blairteach Nancy Blair
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@Ron_Peck I often use the "Anyone, Anyone" clip from Ferris Bueller in training. #sschat

 

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Lindsay Gates
lindsayagates Lindsay Gates
#sschat @padgets ha good ? I think it depends on the individual teacher but I think teacher evals need to be utilized more as a tool for

 

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Jeff Silva-Brown
UkiahCoachBrown Jeff Silva-Brown
Agree with CFU when doing anything. Even "involving" students must be more guided. Some see creativity and PBL's as free roaming. #sschat

 

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Sharon Padget
padgets Sharon Padget
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@Ron_Peck #sschat Ferris Bueller? :-p)

 

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Bill Chapman
classroomtools Bill Chapman
For those who are not familiar with Sandal, definitely make time to look at http://bit.ly/fwNOFf #sschat

 

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Ron
RT @cybraryman1: "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." #sschat <--Yes!

 

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Marc Shuflin
mshuflin Marc Shuflin
@merchantkrystle worksheets are not the problem. for example, @Brian_ThomasTCI has materials considered "worksheets" but engaging #sschat

 

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Rebecca Ellis
Becky_Ellis_ Rebecca Ellis
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@classroomtools do you have a link for that? #sschat

 

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Ron
Ron_Peck Ron
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@blairteach All too often I see and hear about the Bueller effect. #sschat

 

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Rebecca Ellis
Becky_Ellis_ Rebecca Ellis
What do you think about outlining ? Is that becoming outdated ? #sschat

 

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Jamie Josephson
Dontworryteach Jamie Josephson
I'm totally missing #sschat :( Gonna try to head home now and catch the end..

 

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Brian Thomas
Brian_ThomasTCI Brian Thomas
#sschat build the lesson first, get down to essential knowledge, then create activity to ins

 

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Bill Chapman
classroomtools Bill Chapman
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@Ron_Peck From watching Michael Sandal's JUSTICE lectures at Harvard, I've learned that even lecturers can be engaging & creative. #sschat

 

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Ron
I'm not saying lecturing is bad but you must check for understanding and then mix in other activities. Get them out of their seat. #sschat

 

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Nancy Blair
blairteach Nancy Blair
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@Ron_Peck Most often, I don't see much intentional checking or understanding; lots of anonymous choral responses to questions. #sschat

 

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Sharon Padget
padgets Sharon Padget
#sschat so does admin say you will change or how can we get those to change?

 

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Lindsay Gates
lindsayagates Lindsay Gates
@padgets I think it's the school/district responsibility to train teacher how to implement best prac then admin job to follow thru #sschat

 

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Rebecca Ellis
Becky_Ellis_ Rebecca Ellis
RT @Brian_ThomasTCI: #sschat I want kids engaged, not busy!

 

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Brian Thomas
Brian_ThomasTCI Brian Thomas
#sschat I want kids engaged, not busy!

 

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Bill Chapman
classroomtools Bill Chapman
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@Becky_Ellis_ It must be all of those lists by which people seem to judge historical knowledge. @padgets #sschat

 

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PerformanceEducation
PerformanceEd PerformanceEducation
Feverishly working on getting all voting brackets up. Please get some comments started for me: http://bit.ly/aIuPnI #sschat

 

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Nancy Blair
blairteach Nancy Blair
Amen, amen. Too bad we're preaching to the choir here. RT @Ron_Peck: Reject anything that can be and is busy work. #sschat

 

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Diana M.
TeacherMomOfTwo Diana M.
RT @Ron_Peck: We need to move away from teacher centered teaching differentiate our methods in order to meet needs of all students. #sschat

 

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Nancy Blair
blairteach Nancy Blair
RT @Ron_Peck: We need to move away from tchr centered tchng 24/7 & differentiate our methods in order to meet the needs of all stds. #sschat

 

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Ron
If we are lecturing, are we frequently checking for understanding? #sschat

 

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Rebecca Ellis
Becky_Ellis_ Rebecca Ellis
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@padgets A large portion of history teachers seem dedicated to the proposition that all students must be engaged in busywork #sschat

 

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Jerry Blumengarten
cybraryman1 Jerry Blumengarten
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@padgets Our principal changed the seating to groups at tables #sschat

 

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Bill Chapman
classroomtools Bill Chapman
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@merchantkrystle ... the most creative soc studies materials available. I was shocked to learn that most people bought worksheets. #sschat

 

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Ron
Reject anything that can be and is busy work. #sschat

 

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Brian Thomas
Brian_ThomasTCI Brian Thomas
#sschat teachers need varied instruction like their students learning styles are varied.

 

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Sharon Padget
padgets Sharon Padget
#sschat so do you say to a teacher, hey change to other ways of delivering your content and do they do this willingly?

 

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Nancy Blair
blairteach Nancy Blair
Oops. "Mix it up." #sschat

 

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Jerry Blumengarten
cybraryman1 Jerry Blumengarten
We need to employ a variety of methods #sschat

 

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Lindsay Gates
lindsayagates Lindsay Gates
Thanks! I agree with that, but I also see importance in reading a text in small doses to gain the needed info #sschat

 

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Bill Chapman
classroomtools Bill Chapman
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@merchantkrystle Good luck there. I spent a summer working for Social Studies School Service. They continue to have some of ... #sschat

 

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Rebecca Ellis
Becky_Ellis_ Rebecca Ellis
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@merchantkrystle I agree about worksheets. They kill student braincells! #sschat

 

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Nancy Blair
blairteach Nancy Blair
Agree w/@kyteacher Need to ix it up. #sschat

 

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Ron
We need to move away from teacher centered teaching 24/7 and differentiate our methods in order to meet the needs of all students. #sschat

 

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Jerry Blumengarten
cybraryman1 Jerry Blumengarten
We have to get our students to think critically and be problem solvers #sschat

 

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Nancy Blair
blairteach Nancy Blair
Biggest issue I see when observing SS classrooms is lack of variety; too much lecture/notes/test w/little else. #sschat

 

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KM
if there was anything to eject from the classroom, i'd say worksheets #sschat

 

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Sharon Padget
padgets Sharon Padget
RT @cybraryman1: @lindsayagates Project Based Learning: http://bit.ly/cVTu4f or Problem Based Learning: http://bit.ly/9n44v3 #sschat

 

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Jerry Blumengarten
cybraryman1 Jerry Blumengarten
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@lindsayagates Project Based Learning: http://bit.ly/cVTu4f or Problem Based Learning: http://bit.ly/9n44v3 #sschat

 

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Marc Shuflin
mshuflin Marc Shuflin
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@lindsayagates it is PBL, problem based learning, or sometimes, project based learning #sschat

 

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Sharon Padget
padgets Sharon Padget
RT @padgets: #sschat @lindsayagates PBL stands for Problem or project based learning :-)

 

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Angela Cunningham
kyteacher Angela Cunningham
RT @UkiahCoachBrown Don't reject text, don't reject lecture. Just do them better! <I agree. Both are appropriate @ times. Mix it up. #sschat

 

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Bill Chapman
classroomtools Bill Chapman
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@Ron_Peck There are some groups in need of predictability & stability, for a variety of reasons. Consistency might be nec. for them. #sschat

 

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Lindsay Gates
lindsayagates Lindsay Gates
I'm sorry, @padgets but what does pdl stand for? #sschat

 

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Marc Shuflin
mshuflin Marc Shuflin
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@classroomtools I think often, however we learn best is how we naturally teach. but if that is the only way we do it... #sschat

 

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Nancy Blair
blairteach Nancy Blair
Agree! RT @Ron_Peck: IMO if we are doing just one method all the time then we need to change. #sschat

 

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Ron
I have set up a calendar in PBworks and we thought we would invite some people and then ask for volunteers alot like #engchat does. #sschat

 

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Rebecca Ellis
Becky_Ellis_ Rebecca Ellis
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@mshuflin I think some of the regular #sschat participants would be outstanding moderators too, but heck yeah @rmbyrne would be awesome!

 

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MissTeacha2
MissTeacha2 MissTeacha2
Eliminate: read the text and do the section reviews. many at my school are still doing it but kids don't get anything out of it #sschat

 

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Angela Cunningham
kyteacher Angela Cunningham
Time for #sschat!

 

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Jeff Silva-Brown
UkiahCoachBrown Jeff Silva-Brown
Don't reject text, don't reject lecture. You will be doing a create disservice to a large populations of kids. Just do them better! #sschat

 

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Bill Chapman
classroomtools Bill Chapman
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@mshuflin True, but I don't consider autopilot a method. I think of it as the absence of method. #sschat

 

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Ron
IMO if we are doing just one method all the time then we need to change. #sschat

 

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Marc Shuflin
mshuflin Marc Shuflin
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@Ron_Peck @Becky_Ellis_ guest moderators would be a good idea. I vote for @rmbyrne #sschat

 

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Bill Chapman
classroomtools Bill Chapman
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@Becky_Ellis_ Yes, even that; although I would suggest using it only after very careful analysis of the situation. #sschat

 

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Rebecca Ellis
Becky_Ellis_ Rebecca Ellis
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@Ron_Peck I really enjoy hearing from different people on #sschat. We have a wealth of experience here to tap into.

 

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MissTeacha2
MissTeacha2 MissTeacha2
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@Ron_Peck guest moderators are good idea #sschat

 

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Marc Shuflin
mshuflin Marc Shuflin
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@classroomtools But we should avoid any methods that are not well thought out. Autopilot isn't a good method #sschat

 

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Sharon Padget
padgets Sharon Padget
#sschat I would like to see less lecture and book work and more PBL

 

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Rebecca Ellis
Becky_Ellis_ Rebecca Ellis
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@classroomtools uhhh even the open your book to page 107 read the chapter and answer the questions on page 115? #sschat

 

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Ron
Ron_Peck Ron
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Before we get started @Becky_Ellis_ and I were discussing the opportunity to open #sschat to guest moderators. Thoughts?

 

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Jerry Blumengarten
cybraryman1 Jerry Blumengarten
"Those who do not know their history are condemned to repeat it!" #sschat

 

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Bill Chapman
classroomtools Bill Chapman
We shouldn't reject any procedures. We should be familiar with them all, so we can choose the most appropriate for each situation. #sschat

 

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Rebecca Ellis
Becky_Ellis_ Rebecca Ellis
#sschat I guess I am already behind!

 

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Sharon Padget
padgets Sharon Padget
#sschat Hi everybody! my name is Sharon and I am a HS science teacher from Iowa :[-)

 

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Jeff Silva-Brown
UkiahCoachBrown Jeff Silva-Brown
RT @becky_ellis_: #sschat starts in 5 minutes. Discussing methods or procedures we should reject and what they should be replaced with.

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Ron

Ron_Peck Ron

 

Welcome to #sschat. Tonight we are discussing methods or procedures we should reject and what they should be replaced with.

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