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8-02-2016 - 7-31-2018 - Archive Collection

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7/31/2018 - If collaboration is key to adult learning, how do districts support that idea in practice for effective PD?

7/24/2018 - What should be an educator’s philosophy concerning the use of technology in education?

7/17/2018 - As an educator how do you determine if you are being successful?

7/10/2018 - If people tend to stay in their comfort zones and many are unaware of tech and professional advances why offer choices in educational Professional Development?

7/3/2018 - If technology is constantly changing as we use it in education, how should educators maintain their relevance in its use?

6/19/2018 -  If basic skills proficiency in technology is a goal for our students, should it be a requirement for their teachers?

6/12/2018 - What are the traits of an administrator that would make them better than average to outstanding?

6/5/2018 - Is racism addressed in education and if so how do we know? Are there positive effects as a result or is it a token effort?

5/29/2018 - If we could provide Professional Development for parents, what are the issues or skills we would want to address in regard to Education?

5/22/2018 - What is “grit” and why, as a teacher, do I need to be aware of it?

5/15/2018 - If the purpose of formative assessment is to provide teacher and student feedback on progress, is it fair to assign grades to it? Are there alternatives?

5/8/2018 - With conflicted research confusing the issue the question is: Does class size matter?

5/1/2018 - What are the pluses and minuses in allowing students to retake tests that will affect their average?

4/24/2018 - If teachers don’t always know what they don’t know, how do we balance their choice of PD to mandated PD?

4/17/2018 - What do you think will be the effect of the recent statewide, teacher walkouts on our education system?

4/10/2018 - If we could provide Professional Development for parents, what are the issues or skills we would want to address in regard to Education?

4/3/2018 - What makes an education thought leader and what role do they take in our education system?

3/27/2018 - Innovation is very big in education discussions. Can you point to successful specific examples of innovation in your own school or district?

3/20/2018 - Should we look to technology to enable us to personalize learning for each of our students as an education goal? Will this be an improvement or a distraction?

3/13/2018 - How have your teaching strategies been changed as a result of technological advances?

3/6/2018 - How is professional development provided by your school or district meeting your needs to maintain relevance in the 21st century? 

2/27/2018 - As an educator, where do you stand on arming teachers as a solution to mass shootings in schools?

2/20/2018 - How much of your teaching skills and education philosophy is a result of college, and how much came from the job?

2/13/2018 - Has the time arrived to consider the role of classroom environment in learning and reconsider the role of desks in rows?

2/6/2018 - How do we go from teacher centered teaching to student centered learning?

1/30/2018 - Our Education System is complex and in need of changes in many areas. If you were to focus on a single change what would it be?

1/23/2018 - Should content remain king in teaching kids, or should there be a shift to teaching how to learn not what to learn?

1/16/2018 - What happens to elementary students to go from enthusiastic and curious about learning to complacent in their teens?

1/9/2018 - What is a Growth Mindset & should that guide our learning and teaching?

11/28/2017 - How is the current student teacher program meeting the needs to develop relevant new teachers?

11/21/2017 - Should fake news and media literacy have a significant place in a modern curriculum?

11/14/2017 - Are there individual rights that teachers are forced to give up in order to teach?

11/7/2017 - Is formative assessment geared for the teacher or the student?

10/31/2017 - What expectations should teachers have for their principal? Are yours being met?

10/24/2017 - In past 5 years what did your school do to make major, measurable improvements in ed overall ? What prevented that?

10/17/2017 - How should Admins assess their school’s culture and how do they affect changes if needed?

10/10/2017 - What does rigor in education look like and is it an effective movement?

10/3/2017 - What are the best methods to educate parents about what they need to know about the education of their kids?

9/26/2017 - How much autonomy should teachers be given and how is that determined?

9/19/2017 - What should be the role of a teacher in a connected relationship w/students through Social Media?

9/12/2017 - Does collaboration between educators really exist and do administrators support it?

9/5/2017 - Have Twitter chats become echo chambers for complacent educators, or do they challenge the status quo of education?

8/29/2017 - What is a teacher or administrator's responsibility if they discover that there is a bigoted colleague on staff?

8/22/2017 - How do we as educators deal with students who might be negatively influenced by family in regard to racial bigotry?

8/15/2017 - How do principals objectively self-assess the culture of their schools? How do they effectively act on the results?

8/8/2017 - Considering that educators don't always know what it is that they don't know, what PD topics should be mandatory for them?

8/1/2017 - Are class participation grades fair for all students. How prevalent are these grades?

7/25/2017 - How do we grade projects so it reflects each individuals efforts to prevent one kid from doing all the work?

7/18/2017 - What is a "connected educator" & how is that different from our general conception of an educator?

7/11/2017 - Is Blended Learning coming any closer to being adopted in education? What is holding it back or moving it forward?

7/4/2017 - No Chat - Happy Independence Day, USA!!!

6/27/2017 - What are the innovative alternatives to educating kids by age groupings?

6/20/2017 - How effective are National and State Education conferences in affecting change on a local level for the average teacher?

6/13/2017 - Considering the recent negative spin social media is getting, has it been a positive or negative experience for you in education?

6/6/2017 - Knowing faculty meetings require Ts attendance, what should be the topics of those meetings to affect the greatest change?

5/30/2017 - When do grades become punishment rather than assessment as they are intended and how does that affect learning?

5/23/2017 - What steps can an administrator take to get teachers digitally literate, confident & using technology?

5/16/2017 - How can a progressive, innovative teacher thrive and survive under controlling and repressive administrator afraid of change?

5/2/2017 - We often hear how student voice makes a difference. How much voice should they have in which areas of education?

4/25/2017 - What is the best way to offer Professional Development to educators?

4/18/2017 -  If social media and being connected affects professional development in any significant way how do we support it?

4/11/2017 - Should workforce development be a primary goal of education or should the primary goal be something else?

4/4/2017 - How much autonomy should teachers have in regard to curriculum?

3/28/2017 - Are Educational Conferences effective? How can they be more effective?

3/21/2017 - With all of the talk of innovation in education, how does the system actively promote & support innovation in education?

3/14/2017 - Is it possible to create a modern, relevant curriculum using open sources from the Internet instead of textbooks?

3/7/2017 - How has your school gotten beyond the 20th century mindset of compliance & control, opening to student voice & choice?

2/21/2017 - How do we teach critical thinking to our kids to understand facts, opinions, and fake news?

2/7/2017 - Should the USA continue to develop one set of standards for the country, or allow each state to settle standards on its own?

1/31/2017 - How can we prepare students to be informed citizens in democracy in an age of filtering in schools?

1/24/2017 - Who has real power to affect change in education; The Sec of Education, Superintendent, Principal, or Teacher?

1/17/2017 - How does the maker movement crossover to cover all subject areas in an academic schedule?

1/10/2017 - How do we effectively teach critical thinking in areas that students need most in all academic subjects?

1/3/2017 - 7PM - With the new year beginning is there anything you will be doing differently now that you have never done before?

12/13/2016 - 7PM - How do we move from simple compliance to meaningful engagement in learning?

12/6/2016 - 7PM - How essential is a school-wide discipline policy as part of the school culture, and how should that be enforced?

11/29/2016 - 7PM - How important are lesson plans for experienced teachers?

11/15/2016 - 7PM - If great teaching is based on great relationships, should educators be connected to their students on Social Media?

11/8/2016 - 7PM - Are teachers held to different standards in terms of free speech and privacy when compared to other professions?

11/1/2016 - 7PM - As we get thru the 2nd decade of the 21st Cent, are we finding new tchrs prepared by colleges in use of tech,methodology & pedagogy?

11/1/2016 - 1700CET - How much voice should students have in the everyday governing of a class, school, or district?

10/25/2016 - 7PM - If we had the ability to create mandated elective courses for High School seniors what should be included?

10/25/2016 - 1700CET - Why will we never see being a connected educator ever catch on with a majority of educators in our system?

10/18/2016 - 7PM - What are the best ways to promote the positive things happening in schools?

10/18/2016 - 1700CET -  How would it behoove High School Seniors to be required to take a seminar type course dealing with decision making?
10/11/2016 - 7PM
How do we define Authentic Learning and to what extent should it be used in classrooms of today?

10/11/2016 - 1700CET - We have heard year round school would benefit Ss. If the pay for educators was commensurate with the time, could this work?

10/4/2016 - 7PM - Many educators are dissatisfied with PD. What are the specific shortcomings of PD as you know it?

10/4/2016 - 1700CET - Should the norm be for Ss to have the opportunity to retake failed exams or just continue without revisiting the subject?

9/27/2016 - 7PM - Should digital literacy be a job requirement for educators and how would that be defined?

9/27/2016 - 1700CET - Are current hiring practices providing the best adminstrators & teachers? What could make them more effective?

9/20/2016 - 7PM - Where are we really with the Common Core initiative? Has it gained local, State, or National acceptance? is it working?

9/20/2016 - 1700CET - Are Lecture and Direct Instruction the primary methods of instruction, or has anything else been accepted by educators?

9/13/2016 - 7PM - In addition to content what are essential skills and ideas students should master or at least be exposed to?

9/13/2016 - 1700CET - Why do so many teachers hold on to outdated ideas about the positive impact of homework while the negatives are the reality?

9/6/2016 - 7PM - If the education system were to abandon standardized tests, how could we insure every child receives an adequate education?

9/6/2016 - 1700CET What are the indicators of a Good/Poor school culture and how should they be used to improve it?

8/30/2016 - 7PM - Who or what has had the most positive effect on your role in education and what does that look like in what you do?

8/30/2016 - 1700CET - Why should educators be considering organizing schools by some means other than a student's age?

8/23/2016 - 7PM - Are tchr coaches a productive, cost effective strategy of continuing Professional Development for schools? Benefits/Drawbacks?

8/23/2016 - 1800CET - What does a teacher's autonomy look like. How much should a teacher have, and how should that be determined?

8/16/2016 - 7PM - How are Education conferences effective sources of professional development for most teachers?

8/16/2016 - 1700CET Should politics never be discussed in the classroom, or embraced for teachable moments?

8/9/2016 - 7PM -  As a teacher what will you do differently this year to improve learning in your class?

8/9/2016 - 1700CET - What should be the teacher's focus on the first day back to school for students?

8/2/2016 - 7PM - Should new teachers starting their first job be given special consideration in the first years? What should that looks like?

8/2/2016 - 1700CET - Why is play in learning important and how can we play more in schools?


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