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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.

    A New Normal? When We Return To School, What Can We Expect?

    A New Normal? When We Return To School, What Can We Expect?

    COVID-19 has disrupted education worldwide, but what will "school" look like on the other side?  Will disruption evolve into substantive transformation or just a temporary departure from the status quo?

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

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    Dennis Dill is a Technology and Social Studies teacher at Jewett School of the Arts, a STEAM PreK - 8th grade school, in Winter Haven, Florida. He manages the Fabrication Lab where technology enhances the making process, but the kids still get their hands dirty. Dennis earned a BA in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences from the University of South Florida and an MS in Education Media Design and Technology from FullSail University. Dennis has been teaching for 17 years. 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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    Teaching From Home: How Are You Keeping Your Spirits Up?

    Teaching From Home: How Are You Keeping Your Spirits Up?

    For the first time, some of us are Isolated while teaching and others are teaching while surrounded by family. Both scenarios are disruptive and for some de-energizing. In this episode, we ask our peers to share the strategies they are using and the activities they are doing to keep their spirits high.

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

    Starr Sackstein (NBCT) is a certified Master Journalism Educator through the Journalism Education Association (JEA). She serves at the New York State Director to JEA. She is the author of several books, including Teaching Mythology Exposed: Helping Teachers Create Visionary Classroom Perspective. 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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    It's Starting to Sink In: Meeting The Needs of All Students Is Different Now

    It's Starting to Sink In: Meeting The Needs of All Students Is Different Now

    COVID-19  is causing all of us to adapt our thinking about what it means to meet the need of all students.  The process required is exceptionally challenging, as we're responding in real-time to changing needs that we don't fully understand. Join us as we continue to try to make sense of how things are different now and how we can best adapt.

    Follow on Twitter: @MsSackstein @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @HarveyAlvy1 @ShiftParadigm @jonHarper70bd @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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    Lemons to Lemonade: 7 Positive Opportunities Educators Are Seeing in COVID-19

    Lemons to Lemonade: 7 Positive Opportunities Educators Are Seeing in COVID-19

    COVID-19 is an unimaginable global disaster. Yet in the midst of this crisis, educators are seeing and seizing several opportunities to turn the lemon we've all been given into lemonade. Join us for a walk through the educational silver lining of the coronavirus pandemic.

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

    Starr Sackstein (NBCT) is a certified Master Journalism Educator through the Journalism Education Association (JEA). She serves at the New York State Director to JEA. She is the author of several books, including Teaching Mythology Exposed: Helping Teachers Create Visionary Classroom Perspective.

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    Rapid Transition to Online Learning: 7 Big Questions, 3 Epic Hurdles, 1 Silver Lining

    Rapid Transition to Online Learning: 7 Big Questions, 3 Epic Hurdles, 1 Silver Lining

    This week we unpack the rush to use remote learning in response to Covid-19. What questions do we need to consider? What unknowns lie ahead? What challenges will we face? When all is said and done, what impact with this historic event have on the future of education.

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

    Adam Yankay has 20 years of teaching experience, 13 of which are in boarding schools. His students learn AP Statistics, various sports, and hopefully even more about themselves. He believes his most valuable work in schools is to help the most vulnerable math students develop confidence and joy in the learning process. He currently lives in Hudson, Ohio with his wife and three children. 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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    Changing Our Teaching Priorities: More "How," Less "What"

    Changing Our Teaching Priorities: More "How," Less "What"

    Join us as we explore what would happen in a classroom if we focus on how students learn,  versus what students need to learn.

    Follow on Twitter: @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @HarveyAlvy1 @ShiftParadigm @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.  Shawn Thomas is in her 20th 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. Tom Whitby is former contributing Editor at SmartBrief, founder of #Edchat, Twitter-Using Educators, and NYSCATE Network.

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