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ShawnMcCusker11/21/114:00 PMHello all!! It's Time!!!! Why don't we all say hello and tell us where you are from/ #sschat
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adamnem11/21/114:01 PMRT @thalesdream: #sschat Very excited to be discussing the basics. There's nothing basic about teaching. :)
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michelerehder11/21/114:01 PMHi! Michele from Minnesota. #sschat
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gregkulowiec11/21/114:01 PMMy favorite part. Greg, checking in from Plymouth, MA. I can almost see the Rock and the Mayflower from my porch. #sschat
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Becky_Ellis_11/21/114:01 PMRT @ThalesDream: #sschat Very excited to be discussing the basics. There's nothing basic about teaching. :)
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lsfraser11/21/114:01 PMLaura here from Toronto! #sschat
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SLazarOtC11/21/114:01 PMHi all - I'm Steve from Brooklyn. Teach gov't/econ/US/Global to seniors #sschat
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Love2LearnSS11/21/114:01 PMhey @lm4kids @LauriePrincipal @HiltonCooper Time for #sschat. Awesome educators sharing effective strategies...good stuff! Have a look-see
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classroomtools11/21/114:01 PMHello @shawnmccusker and all other #sschat ers. Bill Chapman from Berkeley, CA checking in.
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Becky_Ellis_11/21/114:01 PM@vikoles1 gosh about now... please join us #sschat :)
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kyteacher11/21/114:01 PMReady for tonight's #sschat...Angela from Kentucky.
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Love2LearnSS11/21/114:02 PM#sschat Howdy all! I'm Kara from Texas...I teach Language Arts and SS to 80 10 year old. :O)
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BrdCmpbll11/21/114:02 PM@ThalesDream I hope #sschat helps me do handbacks/other basics better. I've not mastered that!
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kconners0911/21/114:02 PM@gregkulowiec too cool! No wonder you are a SS teacher! :)#sschat
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Becky_Ellis_11/21/114:02 PMBecky Ellis from Northern Utah, and excited to be discussing one of the most important things about teaching! The how-tos #sschat
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TheSwish11/21/114:02 PMRyan, from Minneapolis'ish, MN...8th grade US history. First #sschat in a long time - missed you people!
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Franklinspecs11/21/114:02 PMProbably just lurking tonight #sickkids :-( #sschat
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edtgraff11/21/114:02 PMEvan here from the Philippines. been out of the loop for a while, but I'll be lurking :) #sschat
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blairteach11/21/114:02 PMThe single biggest impediment I see to quality instruction is lack of procedures & expectations (resulting in wasting time). #sschat
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ShawnMcCusker11/21/114:02 PM@classroomtools Hi BIll!!!! #sschat
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ThalesDream11/21/114:02 PM#sschat Hi. Nate from New Bedford MA. Home to a recently escaped Frederick Douglass a long time ago. Tweeting from the iPhone tonight.
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ShawnMcCusker11/21/114:02 PM@adamnem Welcome. glad you can make it. #sschat
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ShawnMcCusker11/21/114:02 PMI'm Shawn from N. Illinois moderating w/ @Becky_Ellis_ #sschat
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kconners0911/21/114:02 PMHello #sschat! I am Kay from Northern Va, outside DC. #sschat always makes Mondays better!
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ShawnMcCusker11/21/114:03 PM@Franklinspecs Hope they feel better . Thats never easy. #sickkids #sschat
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gregkulowiec11/21/114:03 PM@LizDuraisingh Great to see you here Liz. Wow, you first tweet dedicated to #sschat.
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classroomtools11/21/114:03 PM@LizDuraisingh Welcome Liz! #sschat
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Becky_Ellis_11/21/114:03 PM@Franklinspecs sorry about the sick kiddos! #sschat
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ShawnMcCusker11/21/114:03 PM@Love2LearnSS That is actually one of our topics tonight. We can help with that!!! #sschat
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Love2LearnSS11/21/114:03 PM#sschat *years
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LizDuraisingh11/21/114:03 PM@#sschat hi i'm liz, will be with you next week - this is my first tweet ever :)
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ShawnMcCusker11/21/114:04 PMIn just a minute we will get started with our first category..... #sschat
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classroomtools11/21/114:04 PMRT @adamnem: #sschat I'm a pre-service teacher finishing my MA at UCONN in secondary social studies. I love tech and history! http://t.co/RYTFFvKa
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NolesKnows11/21/114:04 PMHi all. Steph from NC. #sschat
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michelerehder11/21/114:04 PMWelcome Liz! “@LizDuraisingh: @#sschat hi i'm liz, will be with you next week - this is my first tweet ever :)”
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Franklinspecs11/21/114:04 PMLet's add to that #sickwife too double :-(( #sschat
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irishteach11/21/114:04 PM@adamnem Welcome to #sschat Glad you are here!
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MrsBeck2511/21/114:04 PM#sschat Anne from Oklahoma!! Hopefully baby will let me participate
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irishteach11/21/114:04 PM@blairteach Hey good to see you tonight! I agree w/ establashing norms! #sschat
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adamnem11/21/114:04 PM#sschat I'm a pre-service teacher finishing my MA at UCONN in secondary social studies. I love tech and history! http://t.co/RYTFFvKa
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irishteach11/21/114:04 PMHi #sschat I'm Heather & here tweeting from NW IL suburbs.
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kconners0911/21/114:04 PM@LizDuraisingh how exciting it is with #sschat - welcome to the fabulous world of twitter!
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Becky_Ellis_11/21/114:04 PM@LizDuraisingh yay! You're doing great ... just remember the #sschat and we'll all get to read your comments :)
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kyteacher11/21/114:04 PM@LizDuraisingh Welcome to #sschat!
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blairteach11/21/114:04 PMEstablishing norms for acceptable participation helps make active learning more beneficial. #sschat
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kyteacher11/21/114:05 PM@MikeGwaltney Glad to have you tonight! #sschat
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irishteach11/21/114:05 PM@Love2LearnSS Hi Kara! Glad you are here! I'm going to TX tomorrow night! #sschat
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classroomtools11/21/114:05 PMRT @blairteach: The single biggest impediment I see to quality instruction is lack of procedures & expectations (resulting in wasting time). #sschat
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ShawnMcCusker11/21/114:05 PM@MikeGwaltney Glad you could make it. welcome! #sschat
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Becky_Ellis_11/21/114:05 PMWe'll be kicking off the basics convo with first category, student engagement... Got to engage them so they can learn #sschat
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irishteach11/21/114:05 PM@LizDuraisingh Excited you are sending us a tweet! Thanks! Welcome to a very powerful group of educators #sschat
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mshorelik11/21/114:05 PM#sschat Alexandra from MA here!
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Flagbeeinfo11/21/114:05 PM@blairteach Lack of procedures and structure is a huge time waster in all subject areas, I agree! #sschat
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MikeGwaltney11/21/114:05 PMI'm actually available for #sschat! So happy to join smart people to talk social science education.
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irishteach11/21/114:05 PM@MrsBeck25 Hey! Great to see you! #sschat
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irishteach11/21/114:06 PM@MikeGwaltney That is the best feeling to have actual time at school & no meetings! #sschat
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ShawnMcCusker11/21/114:06 PM@MikeGwaltney Nice when that happens. #sschat
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classroomtools11/21/114:06 PMI've found that the best way to engage students is to make the Strange Familiar, or the Familiar Strange. http://t.co/6n6IWNDx #sschat
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Becky_Ellis_11/21/114:06 PM@MikeGwaltney glad to have you with us representing the West coast! #sschat
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SLazarOtC11/21/114:06 PMStudents are engaged when they're challenged and thinking critically; no need for bells and whistles. Give them historical probs #sschat
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ElizabethM481211/21/114:06 PMHi! I'm Elizabeth from Long Island, NY. I teach 7th/8th U.S. History. #sschat
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kconners0911/21/114:06 PMThis time next week we will be getting ready for #ncss - who's coming to DC?! #sschat
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blairteach11/21/114:06 PMTime spent explicitly tching procedures/routines/expectations is gained back & allows more time for active std engagement. #sschat
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ShawnMcCusker11/21/114:06 PMRT @Becky_Ellis_: #sschat What are your ideas Opening class/getting class started right?
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irishteach11/21/114:06 PM@MrsBeck25 aww! We understand #familyfirst #sschat
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MikeGwaltney11/21/114:06 PM@kyteacher @ShawnMcCusker Glad to be here! It's 4:00, no meetings, not yet read to go home. #sschat time. :)
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irishteach11/21/114:06 PM@BrdCmpbll I hear ya! A refresher of the basics is always necessary & needed for me too! #sschat
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Becky_Ellis_11/21/114:06 PM#sschat What are your ideas Opening class/getting class started right?
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MrsBeck2511/21/114:06 PM@irishteach #sschat you too!! Sick baby at home and he is fussy dont know how much i can participate : (
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Love2LearnSS11/21/114:06 PM@adamnem Hi! Welcome to this amazing #sschat! I attended Confratute at UCONN this summer. LOVE the Renzullis...
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irishteach11/21/114:07 PM@kyteacher I miss that when I would have students two or three years in a row. It was fun & they knew my class norms. #sschat
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kyteacher11/21/114:07 PM@BrdCmpbll I have a file cabinet near the door. Each student has a folder. I return papers there. No class time wasted. #sschat
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ShawnMcCusker11/21/114:07 PM@kyteacher Same thing when you have students that you have had in other classes. They getit.... they share... others get it too. #sschat
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ThalesDream11/21/114:07 PMRT @SLazarOtC: Students are engaged when they're challenged and thinking critically; no need for bells and whistles. Give them historical probs #sschat
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gregkulowiec11/21/114:07 PM@Becky_Ellis_ Q1: I like to start with opening 5 minute writing challenges & return to the same topic to end class. #sschat
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blairteach11/21/114:07 PMRT @cybraryman1: My Classroom & Behavior Management page: http://t.co/RpfwQcRR #sschat
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SLazarOtC11/21/114:07 PM@BrdCmpbll I have students do it #sschat
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Meg901611/21/114:07 PMRT @adamnem: #sschat I'm a pre-service teacher finishing my MA at UCONN in secondary social studies. I love tech and history! http://t.co/RYTFFvKa
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Flagbeeinfo11/21/114:07 PMRT @blairteach: Time spent explicitly tching procedures/routines/expectations is gained back & allows more time for active std engagement. #sschat
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Becky_Ellis_11/21/114:07 PMRT @vikoles1: @Becky_Ellis_ instruct intensity &integrity key!!! #sschat
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ShawnMcCusker11/21/114:07 PMRT @kyteacher: One of my favorite things about having students multiple years is watching them teach others my classroom rules & procedures. #sschat
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cybraryman111/21/114:07 PMMy Classroom & Behavior Management page: http://t.co/Af3yU1mO #sschat
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BrdCmpbll11/21/114:07 PMSo excited to spend 15min w #sschat. How do you handle handbacks etc? I'm a hot mess - feel free to dm advice! #sschat <3 #psychat
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kyteacher11/21/114:07 PMOne of my favorite things about having students multiple years is watching them teach others my classroom rules & procedures. #sschat
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irishteach11/21/114:08 PM@kyteacher Might be hard though being in so many classrooms #sschat
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kyteacher11/21/114:08 PM@ShawnMcCusker @irishteach This was my first year to watch...amazing as to see students take the lead. #sschat
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Love2LearnSS11/21/114:08 PM#sschat Love to open with a song. This is Ss time to copy agenda, prepare for opening discussion.activity etc /song plays while kids enter.
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ShawnMcCusker11/21/114:08 PMRT @classroomtools: Here are a few of the types of warm-up activities I've used to begin classes. http://t.co/4qlULAJC #sschat
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irishteach11/21/114:08 PM@kyteacher I keep file bin in each room w/ file folders for each assignment. Should try your method 4 passing back papers #sschat
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ShawnMcCusker11/21/114:08 PM@kyteacher I love that. I have a file box of all missing sheets so they know where to look. keeps me free at start of class #sschat
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classroomtools11/21/114:08 PMHere are a few of the types of warm-up activities I've used to begin classes. http://t.co/4qlULAJC #sschat
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MrsBeck2511/21/114:08 PM@kyteacher #sschat I like this. Especially since I forget a lot to hand back papers
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MikeGwaltney11/21/114:08 PMI always begin school year, and new units, with #PBL style detective-skills-building mysteries. Get them thinking like historians. #sschat
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LizDuraisingh11/21/114:08 PM@#sschat thx for the welcome tweets and for dragging me into C21, am very impressed with you all...
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TheSwish11/21/114:08 PMQ1 - Routines are helpful during the 1st 5 min. Have something for Stdts to do - recap from previous day, preview new material. #sschat
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lsfraser11/21/114:08 PMI heard a great suggestion: opening each class with a quick analysis of a primary source doc. related to learning goal for the day! #sschat
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Becky_Ellis_11/21/114:08 PM@vikoles1 Bill, don't forget to use the #sschat tag on your tweets so everyone can see them :)
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vikoles111/21/114:08 PMRT @classroomtools: I've found that the best way to engage students is to make the Strange Familiar, or the Familiar Strange. http://t.co/6n6IWNDx #sschat
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lsfraser11/21/114:09 PM@SLazarOtC Wasn't saying they wouldn't be used throughout class. - but also as a primer and entry to subject. #sschat
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