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Ron_Peck8/8/113:59 PMWelcome to #sschat. Tonight @ThomasRiddle_II of @Indyintheclassroom is our special guest. Let's start with introductions.
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SLazarOtC8/8/114:00 PMHello #sschat. HS social studies now in Brooklyn, though in Bronx past 6 years
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irishteach8/8/114:00 PMHi #sschat I'm Heather from IL teach Psych & Soc. Have taught US, Global & Anthro. Looking forward to chatting & learning w/ you tonight
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kristenNsanchez8/8/114:00 PM#sschat I'm Kristen, an admin/teacher in Bucks County, PA
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ThomasRiddle_II8/8/114:00 PMHi everyone; welcome to tonight's #sschat. Before we begin, can everyone check in & let us know who you are and where you're from. Thanks!
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dlaufenberg8/8/114:00 PMDiana checking in from somewhere over Oklahoma! Teach in Philly, headed to Australia. #sschat
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classroomtools8/8/114:00 PMHi #sschat . I'm Bill Chapman, a retired teacher living in Berkeley CA.
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Ron_Peck8/8/114:01 PMHi, I'm Ron from Southern Oregon and am looking forward to tonight's chat. #sschat
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SLazarOtC8/8/114:01 PM@dlaufenberg Is this the first #sschat-mile high club membership?
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dlaufenberg8/8/114:01 PMI think they are about to tell us to put tech away, though... of all things we are 30 min. early! will try to hop on after we land. #sschat
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cybraryman18/8/114:01 PMTwitterbarian from Florida “Those who never learn history are condemned to repeat it.” Vini, Vidi, Vici #sschat
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cherraolthof8/8/114:01 PMCherra from Alberta, Canada - glad to be in on this one after missing the last 2 #sschat sessions!
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tritondboyle8/8/114:01 PM#sschat Dan in Beverly, MA North Shore of Boston
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MsJuliePersaud8/8/114:01 PMHi #sschat- Julie, from Long Island. Have taught US, Psych, and Econ.
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iteach4change8/8/114:02 PMhey that's private RT @SLazarOtC: @dlaufenberg Is this the first #sschat-mile high club membership? #sschat
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kyteacher8/8/114:02 PMAngela from Kentucky. Working on last minute details before school starts on Wednesday. #sschat
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ThomasRiddle_II8/8/114:02 PM@dlaufenberg Hope to hear from you then! #sschat
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highschoolpsych8/8/114:03 PMHello! Steve from Durham NC, I teach Psych (duh!), Civics, African-American history and more. #sschat
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ushistorysage8/8/114:03 PMhi ev1 - tish from texas here #sschat
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michelerehder8/8/114:03 PMHi #sschat I'm Michele. Teacher/admin I Teach psych, sociology, history, Econ and govt in Minnesota!
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ThalesDream8/8/114:03 PMNate from rainy and sunny MA. #sschat
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eevansHHS8/8/114:04 PM#sschat hi from MA good topics tonight
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ThomasRiddle_II8/8/114:04 PMSounds like we're gearing up for class this week or next. So let's hop into Quest: #1: How do you engage your students from Day 1? #sschat
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SLazarOtC8/8/114:05 PM@ThomasRiddle_II I always start my courses with an extended simulation of some sort #sschat
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ThomasRiddle_II8/8/114:05 PM@iteach4change Be sure to share the link with us when it's ready! #sschat
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MsJuliePersaud8/8/114:05 PMAlso learning who they are, their background provides grounds for ways to fit material into their lives. #sschat
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SLazarOtC8/8/114:05 PM@iteach4change It's about time! Love your writing #sschat
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irishteach8/8/114:05 PMsince we teach SOCIAL studies I always try to do a SOCIAL activity that connects to what is psych/soc? #sschat
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Ron_Peck8/8/114:05 PMI like to tell them the human side of me and they get to share with me orally or in writing. #sschat
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MsJuliePersaud8/8/114:05 PMEngage students by finding out the ways that they like to learn! from day 1. Whether multimedia, group work etc. #sschat
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tritondboyle8/8/114:05 PM#sschat Going to try something new. Walk around/write around of civic values in the US as intro to US 1
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iteach4change8/8/114:05 PMBrian NJ actually wrkng on a mega blog-post for back 2 schl on the philos topic, 3 mo in the makng- not bc it's gd, bc i can't focus #sschat
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michelerehder8/8/114:06 PMLearn their names the first day. It's about building relationships first. #sschat
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terrywoolard8/8/114:06 PM#sschat Terry from South Orange Maplewood
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classroomtools8/8/114:06 PMI engage students by asking questions of interest to them, & about which they have opinions & info. For example http://bit.ly/9M42mh #sschat
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irishteach8/8/114:06 PM@SLazarOtC I was thinking of doing that this year with the abandon ship #sschat
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Ron_Peck8/8/114:06 PMTeaching them social skills in small groups the first week helps to build community and trust. #sschat
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ThalesDream8/8/114:06 PMSorry. Is Q1 how we begin our courses? #sschat
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SLazarOtC8/8/114:06 PMI win major points by doing something different at the start of the year. No lists of directions for me #sschat
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kristenNsanchez8/8/114:06 PM#sschat I launch an intro project that is personal to them and involves #passion and primary sources
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irishteach8/8/114:06 PM@MsJuliePersaud I agree I'm a big fan of group work right away! Builds community #sschat
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ushistorysage8/8/114:07 PMLove Day 1 - use centers with artifacts students can use to answer Wong's basic questions...great day #sschat
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ushistorysage8/8/114:07 PMLove Day 1 - use centers with artifacts students can use to answer Wong's basic questions...great day #sschat
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eevansHHS8/8/114:07 PM#sschat working on day 1 Pres of all tech/web tools were using. Hoping to catch some eyes
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eevansHHS8/8/114:07 PM#sschat working on day 1 Pres of all tech/web tools were using. Hoping to catch some eyes
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irishteach8/8/114:07 PM@cherraolthof super cute idea! Love the play doh thing! #sschat
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irishteach8/8/114:07 PM@cherraolthof super cute idea! Love the play doh thing! #sschat
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nesticos8/8/114:07 PM@michelerehder Agreed. Always play a "name game" on day 1 #sschat
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iteach4change8/8/114:07 PMlike all suggestions so far; i have 4 of classe sin a mini lecture hall - gonna disc what kind of teaching is possible in that room #sschat
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nesticos8/8/114:07 PM@michelerehder Agreed. Always play a "name game" on day 1 #sschat
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iteach4change8/8/114:07 PMlike all suggestions so far; i have 4 of classe sin a mini lecture hall - gonna disc what kind of teaching is possible in that room #sschat
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ThomasRiddle_II8/8/114:07 PM@terrywoolard Glad to have you Terry! #sschat
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Ron_Peck8/8/114:07 PM@terrywoolard Hi Terry! Glad you could join us. #sschat
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MsJuliePersaud8/8/114:07 PM@classroomtools Yes love hearing about their strong opinions, and remembering that later on down the road #sschat
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cherraolthof8/8/114:07 PMQ1: I give them mini-playdoughs to illustrate that ind we don't accomplish much but together we can build something awesome. #sschat
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SLazarOtC8/8/114:07 PM@Ron_Peck Yes! I work this into the simulation, and grade them on group process/roles/etc #sschat
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ThomasRiddle_II8/8/114:07 PM@SLazarOtC Examples? #sschat
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nesticos8/8/114:07 PMHi #sschat from northeast PA
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cybraryman18/8/114:08 PMQ1 I had a world map that I put their family origins on #sschat
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SLazarOtC8/8/114:08 PMThe World one I've done involve creating a civ from scratch on a new planet (teaches geography and parts of a Civ) #sschat
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ThomasRiddle_II8/8/114:08 PMAbsolutely! RT @michelerehder ...It's about building relationships, first #sschat
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ThomasRiddle_II8/8/114:08 PMAbsolutely! RT @michelerehder ...It's about building relationships, first #sschat
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iteach4change8/8/114:08 PMi did a bootcamp - was prtty gd RT @eevansHHS: working on day 1 Pres of all tech/web tools were using. Hoping to catch some eyes #sschat
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iteach4change8/8/114:08 PMi did a bootcamp - was prtty gd RT @eevansHHS: working on day 1 Pres of all tech/web tools were using. Hoping to catch some eyes #sschat
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VukovicStefan8/8/114:08 PMRT @SLazarOtC: @ThomasRiddle_II The US one I do is a veiled simulation of the Constitutional Convention http://bit.ly/oRxHSZ #sschat
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VukovicStefan8/8/114:08 PMRT @SLazarOtC: @ThomasRiddle_II The US one I do is a veiled simulation of the Constitutional Convention http://bit.ly/oRxHSZ #sschat
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SLazarOtC8/8/114:08 PM@ThomasRiddle_II The US one I do is a veiled simulation of the Constitutional Convention http://bit.ly/oRxHSZ #sschat
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SLazarOtC8/8/114:08 PM@ThomasRiddle_II The US one I do is a veiled simulation of the Constitutional Convention http://bit.ly/oRxHSZ #sschat
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iteach4change8/8/114:08 PM@terrywoolard NJ!! (i'm montclair) - is cotter on twitter? get that cat on here #sschat
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iteach4change8/8/114:08 PM@terrywoolard NJ!! (i'm montclair) - is cotter on twitter? get that cat on here #sschat
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MsJuliePersaud8/8/114:08 PM@michelerehder Using the adjective name game they love it no matter what age! #sschat knowing who they are from the start makes a difference
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MsJuliePersaud8/8/114:08 PM@michelerehder Using the adjective name game they love it no matter what age! #sschat knowing who they are from the start makes a difference
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Ron_Peck8/8/114:08 PM@SLazarOtC Excellent! Great way to get them started. #sschat
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Ron_Peck8/8/114:08 PM@SLazarOtC Excellent! Great way to get them started. #sschat
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ThomasRiddle_II8/8/114:09 PMCool idea! Begin w/simulation RT @SLazarOtC The US one I do is veiled simulation of Constitutional Convention http://t.co/ToG9wEa #sschat
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rpickett778/8/114:09 PMHi #sschat from Denver! First day I have a great 'getting to know you survey' that's on their desk when they walk in #sschat
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nesticos8/8/114:09 PMAlso do a @DanielPink "What's Your Sentence?" activity the first week http://bit.ly/igR76w #sschat
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terrywoolard8/8/114:09 PM#sschat encouraging my teachers to start the year with a survey on the new third party, The Tea Party
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classroomtools8/8/114:09 PMI also use activities that demonstrate all studs have info to contribute, & show outcomes best when they do. http://bit.ly/iAYbEg #sschat
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ThalesDream8/8/114:09 PMI was thinking this year of beg with an invest into the mystery of Sam Smiley. http://web.wm.edu/hsi/cases/smiley/smiley.htm #sschat
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irishteach8/8/114:09 PM@SLazarOtC Also could use to teach Themes & Elements of geography #sschat
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SLazarOtC8/8/114:09 PMThe key to both: students learn they are the ones who have the answers, and are responsible for solving problems #sschat
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cherraolthof8/8/114:09 PMIf someone says map colouring, I'm out of here....haha #sschat
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Ron_Peck8/8/114:09 PMIcebreakers are always good too. I incorporate games at the end of class to lighten things up. #sschat
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MsJuliePersaud8/8/114:10 PM@cherraolthof I like that idea a lot! #sschat
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Ron_Peck8/8/114:10 PM@rpickett77 Welcome Rachel! Glad you could make it. #sschat
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smapplegate8/8/114:10 PMI hold off on rules and the syllabus and get them acquainted with a scavenger hunt via fortune cookies. Feeling comfortable is key. #sschat
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MsJuliePersaud8/8/114:10 PM@rpickett77 getting to know you surveys are great- really pays off in the long run! #sschat
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cherraolthof8/8/114:10 PMSomeone suggested having the kids create a Top 5 moments of their life once. I might try that. #sschat
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tritondboyle8/8/114:10 PMRT @nesticos: Also do a @DanielPink "What's Your Sentence?" activity the first week http://bit.ly/igR76w #sschat last 2 mins opening day
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kristenNsanchez8/8/114:10 PM#sschat last year I did a "change makers" mini project - had them project forward 80 years - "how will you change the world?"
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Ron_Peck8/8/114:10 PM@terrywoolard Terry, what kind of survey? Do they respond well to that? #sschat
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MsJuliePersaud8/8/114:10 PM@Ron_Peck doing a quick game of pepper- at the end or the beginning really makes the students upbeat! #sschat
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michelerehder8/8/114:11 PMI govt, I start with pictures of elected officials followed by celebrities and they write down who it is? Guess which they know? #sschat
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ThomasRiddle_II8/8/114:11 PMI begin by trying to build rapport and relationships; discover their interests then play to them as much as possible. #sschat
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SLazarOtC8/8/114:11 PMI've found it really valuable to ensure I'm doing something different from the rest of the teachers at my school #sschat
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nesticos8/8/114:11 PM@smapplegate Hi Sheila! #sschat
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rpickett778/8/114:11 PMHi Ron et all! #sschat
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cherraolthof8/8/114:11 PMI also have the kids put together MY personality profile based on what they see around my room. #sschat
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