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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.

    Is There Any Value in Including Formative Assessments in Student Grades?

    Is There Any Value in Including Formative Assessments in Student Grades?

    It’s grading season and we took a dive into the rationale for including or excluding formative assessments in our students’ grades.

    Follow on Twitter: @HarveyAlvy1 @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork @jonHarper70bd

    Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/

    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.

    • 10 min
    As Pandemic Teaching and Learning Winds Down, Let’s Remember What Worked

    As Pandemic Teaching and Learning Winds Down, Let’s Remember What Worked

    Barring another surprise, it’s beginning to look like pandemic teaching and learning is behind us. As the memory of what we did fades, let’s remember what worked very well for some students.

    Follow on Twitter: @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @HarveyAlvy1 @bamradionetwork @jonharper70bd

    Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/

    Thomas D. Whitby is co-author of The Relevant Educator: How Connectedness Empowers Learning. Tom retired from public education after serving 34 years as a secondary English teacher and spent an additional six years as an adjunct professor at St Joseph’s College in NY. He is a co-creator of #Edchat, an award-winning education discussion group on Twitter, blogger of My Island View: Educational, Disconnected Utterances, and recipient of the ISTE “Making IT Happen Award.” He hosts the weekly EdChat Radio.
    Shawn Thomas is in her 23rd year of teaching in the largest county in Georgia. She has taught Kindergarten, Second and Third Grade, and ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) K-5.

    • 10 min
    School Leaders Have Worked Hard to Support Teachers This Year: Why Many Teachers Aren’t Feeling I

    School Leaders Have Worked Hard to Support Teachers This Year: Why Many Teachers Aren’t Feeling I

    School leaders have spent the year working to provide the support teachers need to navigate another demanding school year. In this episode, we explore why many teachers still feel insufficiently supported and what we need in the moment.

    Follow on Twitter: @HarveyAlvy1 @danacoledare @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork @jonHarper70bd

    Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/

    Dana Cole teaches language arts at a high school in northwest Georgia, just across the state line from Chattanooga, Tennessee. On evenings, weekends, and holidays, she divides her time between her family, the theater, the library, and the internet.

    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.

    • 10 min
    Teaching in an Era When Truth and Higher Order Thinking Are Undervalued

    Teaching in an Era When Truth and Higher Order Thinking Are Undervalued

    What happens to teachers and students when our commitment to teaching facts and higher-order thinking becomes unpopular and even unnecessary to succeed in our world?

    Follow on Twitter: @shiftparadigm @HarveyAlvy1 @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork @jonHarper70bd

    Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/

    Mark Weston Ph.D. has worked at all levels of the educational system — classroom, school, congress, US Dept of education, technology companies and universities. He’s currently an Associate Dean at Georgia Tech.

    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.

    • 10 min
    Thousands of Excellent Teachers Are Speaking With Their Feet: What Does This Tell Us and Are the Right People Getting the Message?

    Thousands of Excellent Teachers Are Speaking With Their Feet: What Does This Tell Us and Are the Right People Getting the Message?

    There is a quiet, narrative out there that it’s the lame, whiny teachers — who should be fired anyway — who are leaving teaching. In fact, some of our most passionate, committed, talented colleagues are hitting the ejector button and bailing out of a field they love. What is the message in the walkout, and are the right people listening?

    Follow on Twitter: @danacoledare @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork @jonHarper70bd

    Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/

    Dana Cole teaches language arts at a high school in northwest Georgia, just across the state line from Chattanooga, Tennessee. On evenings, weekends, and holidays, she divides her time between her family, the theater, the library, and the internet.

    • 10 min
    Teachable Moments: Should We Talk About Ukraine In Class? Well…

    Teachable Moments: Should We Talk About Ukraine In Class? Well…

    Virtually everyone is talking about Ukraine which makes it a bit curious that we’re even asking whether we should talk about the Russian – Soviet conflict in our classroom. This week we posed the question on #Edchat.

    Follow on Twitter: @shiftparadigm @HarveyAlvy1 @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork @jonHarper70bd

    Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/

    Mark Weston Ph.D. has worked at all levels of the educational system — classroom, school, congress, US Dept of education, technology companies and universities. He’s currently an Associate Dean at Georgia Tech.

    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.

    • 10 min

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Insightful even for veteran teachers

I’ve been teaching language arts for 31 years, and these podcast are part of my personal professional development. I listen during my two hours at the gym (Brain Rules: We learn better when we are moving). Some new ideas and some old ideas that are articulated in new ways make these podcasts invaluable for my growth as a professional educator.

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