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Once a week Highlights and amplifications from the Twitter discussion of the week on #EdChat. Hosted By Tom Whitby and Nancy Blair and members of the EdChat team of moderators including MaryBeth Hertz, Kyle Pace, Jerry Blumengarten, Jerry Swiatek, Steven Anderson, Shelly Terrell, and Bernadeth Wall in the UK.

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Once a week Highlights and amplifications from the Twitter discussion of the week on #EdChat. Hosted By Tom Whitby and Nancy Blair and members of the EdChat team of moderators including MaryBeth Hertz, Kyle Pace, Jerry Blumengarten, Jerry Swiatek, Steven Anderson, Shelly Terrell, and Bernadeth Wall in the UK.

    What's Ahead For Educators in the New Decade?

    What's Ahead For Educators in the New Decade?

    Will we continue to work within the education system or blow it up?  These were among the ideas we explored in this episode of Edchat Radio.

    Follow on Twitter: @HarveyAlvy1 @ShiftParadigm @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork

    Harvey Alvy has served as a teacher, principal, and university professor, and was honored to be a National Distinguished Principal. He is the author of Fighting for Change in Your School: How to Avoid Fads and Focus on Substance, and co-author of Learning From Lincoln: Leadership Practices for School Success.

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    Of Course Class Size Matters, But...

    Of Course Class Size Matters, But...

    Yes, we all agree, class size matters. The question is what can we do about the varying class sizes we all encounter.

    Follow on Twitter: @HarveyAlvy1 @ShiftParadigm @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork

    Harvey Alvy has served as a teacher, principal, and university professor, and was honored to be a National Distinguished Principal. He is the author of Fighting for Change in Your School: How to Avoid Fads and Focus on Substance, and co-author of Learning From Lincoln: Leadership Practices for School Success.

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    Finish This Statement: Faculty Meetings Would Be Better if...

    Finish This Statement: Faculty Meetings Would Be Better if...

    Beyond professional development, faculty meetings are among the areas of school life that teachers would love to see improved. This week we asked for suggestions.

    Follow on Twitter: @HarveyAlvy1 @dbuckedu @ShiftParadigm @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork

    David Buck is a Professor of English at Howard Community College in Columbia, MD, teaching composition and literature. From 2010-2014, he served as Director of eLearning. His professional interests include educational technology, OER, mastery-based learning, and innovative pedagogy. Harvey Alvy has served as a teacher, principal, and university professor, and was honored to be a National Distinguished Principal. He is the author of Fighting for Change in Your School: How to Avoid Fads and Focus on Substance, and co-author of Learning From Lincoln: Leadership Practices for School Success.

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    Given the Opportunity, How Would You Redesign Classrooms and Schools?

    Given the Opportunity, How Would You Redesign Classrooms and Schools?

    If you were given the ability to redefine and redesign classrooms, schools,  and learning what would you do?

    Follow on Twitter: @HarveyAlvy1 @RitaWirtz @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork

    Rita Wirtz has served as a Title I ESEA Program Evaluator in the California Penal System, Curriculum Consultant for Sacramento County Office of Education, School Principal, Reading Instructor, K-Adult Teacher, and Special Needs Educator. She has written a number of reading books for parents and teachers (including Reading Champs: Teaching Reading Made Easy and Stories from a Teacher’s Heart: Memories of Love, Life and FamilY. In addition, her blog on Bam! Radio’s Ed Words continues to bring fresh insights to the world of education and life. Harvey Alvy has served as a teacher, principal, and university professor, and was honored to be a National Distinguished Principal. He is the author of Fighting for Change in Your School: How to Avoid Fads and Focus on Substance, and co-author of Learning From Lincoln: Leadership Practices for School Success.

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    Are Teachers Prepared to Teach Social Emotional Learning?

    Are Teachers Prepared to Teach Social Emotional Learning?

    To what extent should teachers be responsible for students’ social and emotional learning? Moreover, are teachers prepared to assume this responsibility?

    Follow on Twitter: @HarveyAlvy1 @ShiftParadigm @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork

    Harvey Alvy has served as a teacher, principal, and university professor, and was honored to be a National Distinguished Principal. He is the author of Fighting for Change in Your School: How to Avoid Fads and Focus on Substance, and co-author of Learning From Lincoln: Leadership Practices for School Success.  "Sean Thomas is in her 20th year of teaching in the largest county in Georgia. She has taught Kindergarten, Second Grade, Third Grade, and ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) K-5. Tom Whitby is a former contributing Editor at SmartBrief, founder of #Edchat, Twitter-Using Educators, and NYSCATE Network."

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    Will We Ever Solve the Teacher PD Problem?

    Will We Ever Solve the Teacher PD Problem?

    This week we grapple again with teacher professional development that ignores what teachers need and want. Is teacher PD an insoluble dilemma? If not, what will it take finally fix teacher professional development?

    Follow on Twitter: @mpchristner @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork

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    Mario Christner is a global citizen from Switzerland, raised in NY and have lived in Spain, Canada, and now in Mexico. This year he launched Thrive a social impact startup inspired by my 8-year long self-discovery journey and realizing many students share that struggle. Thrive offers curriculum and PD to prepare students for their future using design thinking to take on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

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