Tag: #UTedChat

#UTedChat Questions for 12/02 – Growth vs Fixed Mindsets in Education

Growth mindset guru Carol Dweck says teachers and parents often use her research incorrectly.  Focus on the strategies and results, not effort alone.  Read more in the Article.

Q1 What does fostering a #growthmindset mean to you as a teacher?

Q2 Do you have any experiences fostering #growthmindsets? How did you do it, and what was the effect?

Q3 How can we frame feedback to promote a #growthmindset?

Q4 Have u caught yourself in a fixed #mindset during a school day? How do you manage fixed mindset thoughts?

Q5 Some grading & assessment practices trigger a fixed mindset. What are #growthmindset hacks 4 assessment?

Q6 What is an action you will take to further develop a #growthmindset in yourself and/or in students?


Tonight’s #UTedChat will be moderated by Mary Touchet (@MaryTouchet).

Mary Touchet currently teaches Secondary Math at Academy for Math, Engineering & Science (AMES) in Salt Lake City.  She has lived in a few different places, including, California, Brazil, Texas and different counties in Utah (Salt Lake, Davis, Tooele, Provo and Sevier). 

Mary earned a bachelor’s degree in Math Education and then completed a master’s in Math Education, all while raising 3 beautiful children with her husband.  She has learned to use change to help her become a better teacher by using the best-researched methods in learning and teaching.  Mary’s research interests include how math teachers use problem-solving tasks in the classroom to promote mathematical discussions, teaching students how to think about how they are using the Standards of Mathematical Practice in their studies, and helping others to learn to how to foster a mathematical growth mindset.  

Mary is also the Twitter representative for Utah Council Teachers of Mathematics (UCTM) and moderates a monthly Math Education Twitter Chat on the 3rd Thursday of every month, #UTmathChat. 

When she’s not teaching or learning math, Mary enjoys activities with her family, playing and singing music, reading, puzzles, anything techy and playing sports (especially softball and basketball).  She is a life-long learner and enjoys trying new things to challenge herself.

If you aren’t already following Mary on Twitter, be sure to do so before the chat so you can better keep up and because she’s amazing!

See you at 9 pm!

Too Much Testing? Not Enough Teaching? Let’s #utedchat about it!

Wednesday night, October 14th, from 9:00-10:00 PM (Mountain Standard Time) we will be talking about the issue of standardized testing.  Join us on Twitter by using the hashtag #utedchat.  The following questions will be presented every 5-10 minutes.

  1. Do you think Utah schools are too focused on standardized testing?

  2. How many tests, not including SAGE, do you run with students each year?

  3. If you administer standardized assessments, how immediate is the feedback you receive from the assessments you give your students?

  4. How is the data you receive from state assessments used to change or improve your teaching?

  5. Do your students ever use computers or technology to complete assessments in school?

  6. Do you believe more emphasis is being put on testing rather than other important content or skills?  If so, what skills and concepts?

  7. How many hours a year do you receive in professional development time and planning meetings preparing for standardized testing?
    How many hours a year do you spend with colleagues talking about assessment results and adjusting instruction?

  8. SAGE results say majority of Utah students are not on track for college.  Will more testing help or hurt this cause?

For more information on this topic check out the following resources:

Utah State Bill HC-007

Washington Post Article – Are U.S. Schools Too Focused on Testing?

Sage Results Indicate Majority of Utah Students Not On Track for College


This week's #UTedChat will be moderated by Michael Hakkarinen (@EdTecHakk).

Michael is an Instructional Technology Trainer with the Utah Education Network.  He enjoys all things skiing, mountain biking, and being outdoors. If you want to follow his adventures in the outdoors follow personal Twitter account @MikeHakkarinen

Don't forget to check out his website for lots of great tips and tricks for teaching.

If you aren't already following Michael on Twitter, be sure to do so before the chat so you can better keep up and because he's awesome!

See you Wednesday night at 9 pm!

#UTedChat Questions for 10/07 – All About #EdCampUT

Here are tonight’s questions:

Q1 – Edcamp represents a user-directed style of PD – how does this change the learning?

Q2 – An edcamp session is more like a discussion than a presentation. Is that a good thing? Why or why not?

Q3 – In edcamps we say to “vote with your feet.” What does that mean and why is it important?

Q4 – What are some topics you’d like to see discussed at this year’s #EdCampUT ?

Q5 – What is appealing about an “unconference”? Do you like that the schedule is created during the event?

Q6 – Would you be willing to lead a session discussion at #EdCampUT? What questions do you have?


Tonight’s #UTedChat will be moderated by Dani Sloan (@DaniKSloan).

Dani is a former elementary classroom teacher and a current UEN Tech Trainer. She is a life-long learner who loves makerspace and PBL. She’s a coffee enthusiast who is married to her very own rock star. Dani is also a mama to Tedy.

Don’t forget to check out her UEN website for lots of great tips and tricks for teaching.

If you aren’t already following Dani on Twitter, be sure to do so before the chat so you can better keep up and because she’s amazing!

See you at 9 pm!

#UTedChat Questions for 9/23 – Back to School with Canvas

Here are tonight’s questions:

Q1 – How do you use Canvas in your class? Are you flipping your class? Blending? Discussions? Collecting student work?

Q2 – What is one thing you like about Canvas as a teacher?

Q3 – New feature are you going to use this year?

Q4 – What one thing would you like Canvas to add?

Q5 – What is one thing you hear that students like/dislike about it?

Q6 – Pro user tips


Tonight’s #UTedChat will be moderated by Jared Fawson (@MrJFawson).

Jared is living a great life as a husband, father, teacher mentor, ed-techie, blogger, and presenter. He is an Ed-Tech Trainer at UEN. Don’t forget to check out his blog: From Impossible to I’m Possible.

If you aren’t already following Jared on Twitter, be sure to do so before the chat so you can better keep up and because he’s amazing!

See you at 9 pm!

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