#UTedChat Questions for 07/11 – Summer Learning & Rejuvenation
#UTEdchat is hosted by Deborah Gatrell, NBCT (@DeborahGatrell1). She’s a Utah Teacher Fellow who does 12 months of work within a normal school year and holds down a part-time job too. Summer is crucial for recharging her batteries and preparing for a new school year. It’s likely the same for many of us. Join Deborah on Wednesday, 11 July at 9 pm MDT on Twitter to chat about Summer Learning and Rejuvenation.
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As always, please be sure to include #UTedChat in your responses so everyone participating can see your thoughts and ideas.
Q1: Some folks think teachers sit around and eat bonbons over the summer. We know better than that! What summer learning opportunities are you participating in? Why?
Q2: What non-traditional learning formats (aka not ‘seat time’) have you tried out? What were the results? Would you recommend your experience?
Q3: We multitask like nobody’s business during the school year. Are you taking a technology break to RE-boot this summer? If so, how’d it go? If not, what’s holding you back?
Q4: What do you do to unwind when you cut the digital cord? Are you going to RE-read any favorites? How is reading rejuvenating?
Q5: Have you taken time to RE-flect on teaching and learning in your classroom? Writing is a great way to process what went well & what can improve by looking at the hows and whys. Share some purposeful reflections…
Q6: Here’s your chance to RE-turn to creativity! What creative passions do you have (or make) time for over the summer? How do these experiences influence your teaching?
Q7: Now that you have a few minutes to just sit and think, how can you RE-envision your classroom? Imagine how your classroom blueprint could be recreated into a well-oiled, learning machine with a warm, inviting feel… How would it be different?
Q8: Tonight’s questions were inspired by this great ASCD article. How will you make time for yourself so you come back ready to rock the new school year?
Deborah Gatrell, NBCT is a Utah Teacher Fellow who does 12 months of work within a normal school year and holds down a part-time job too. Summer is crucial for recharging her batteries and preparing for a new school year. It’s likely the same for many of us.
You can follow Deborah via Twitter at @DeborahGatrell1.
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