Podcast Hosts and where to find us on Twitter:
Erin Barnes: twitter.com/ebarnes73
Scott Haselwood: twitter.com/teachfromhere
Who hosted the #oklaed chat and where to find them on Twitter:
Hosted by Kymberly Blodgett @kimberblodgett.
Overview of chat topic
- Topic: I graduated with a degree in education: Now what?
Questions from the chat:
- 1 – What is one thing you wish someone would have told you that you didn’t learn in college?
A1: #oklaed If you're not a hugger, get over it. Sometimes even the Ss who are bigger than you just need a hug.— Jennifer Williams (@JennWillTeach) May 8, 2017
- 2 – What is one reason you could offer on why a first year teacher should stay in Oklahoma?
A2) Also- the support. In no other state does everyone in education know everyone else. #oklaed— Brandi Williams (@ScienceBrandi) May 8, 2017
A2I'd quote Obi-Wan"you must do what you feel is right, of course." I'd prolly tell em to leave, come back when/if we fix the budget #oklaed— toby brown, phd (@tbbrwn) May 8, 2017
- 3 – We all know interviews are stressful, what are some of your best job interview tips you can offer?
A3: I mean, come on – they probably need you WAY more than you need them. Do whatever the hell you want in the interview! #oklaed— BlueCerealEducation (@BlueCerealEduc) May 8, 2017
A3. Be yourself. There's PLENTY of teacher positions open. You will get a job. Don't be fake trying to impress someone. #oklaed— Andre Daughty (@andredaughty) May 8, 2017
- 4 – What is one success and one failure you remember from your first year of teaching?
A4 I spent too much energy on teaching English & not enough on teaching kids. I spend more time getting to know them thru writing. #oklaed— 2H2O (@watersenglish) May 8, 2017
- 5 – One of the biggest struggles in education is classroom management, what are some strategies that worked for you?
A5) don't promise more than you can deliver#oklaed— graden napier (@GradenNapier) May 8, 2017
- 6 – It’s no secret that Oklahoma teachers are the lowest paid, what advice can you offer on how to make ends meet for new teachers?
A6: the only reason I do online dating is not for the marriage finding thing, but for the I'm a teacher and I want a nice meal. #oklaed— Meghan Loyd (@meghanloyd) May 8, 2017
- 7 – We all know working with parents can be challenging, share a success and a failure you have experienced when communicating w/ a parent.
A7 Failure – not calling on one zero; they were strict and hammered me. S stated he understood and he still had a B #oklaed— aimee garrett (@aimeegarrett5) May 8, 2017
- 8 – Let’s face it, we’ve never done a lesson plan like we did in college. Describe a typical lesson plan or strategy you use to do your lesson plans?
- 9 – In college they teach you how to educate the mind, but not so much the heart. Share something that has worked in your classroom to teach empathy or social emotional learning?
A9. I've got many, but I'll share this. Please learn every Ss story. If you observe children, they will teach you how to teach them. #oklaed— Andre Daughty (@andredaughty) May 8, 2017
A9. Listen to them and for goodness sakes, never turn down a hug. #oklaed— Steven Pyle (@sulphurmiddle) May 8, 2017
- 10 – What is one way you wish your administrator would have helped you your first year of teaching? Or one way your admin did help you?
A10 – my admin helped me get involved with review committees and such; he valued my 'want to' #oklaed— aimee garrett (@aimeegarrett5) May 8, 2017
- 11 – Most schools don’t assign new teachers a mentor, what are some ways you mentor new teachers?
Q11: # oklaed pic.twitter.com/BWrbwoQV6D— Kimberly Blodgett (@KimberBlodgett) May 8, 2017
A11 always available to answer Qs, ask pointed Qs don't ask how you are doing, that often results in "Fine" #oklaed— Jason Bengs (@jasonbengs) May 8, 2017
A11) we still assign (and pay a small stipend) mentors for new teachers.We also have a year long orientation program. It helps a bit #oklaed— Craig McVay (@mcvay51) May 8, 2017
- 12 – Post your favorite education quote. Tell what it means to you.
"The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts." C S Lewis. #oklaed— KellyJoMyers, M. Ed. (@KellyJo5KM) May 8, 2017
Favorite question and why?
Erin: Q2: What is one reason you could offer on why a first year teacher should stay in Oklahoma?
Scott: Q1: What is one thing you wish someone would have told you that you didn’t learn in college?
Boomsauce tweet(s) of the night:
A2: Stay. So much passion and support within the OK Ed community. There is purpose and direction. Leg will eventually catch up #oklaed— Renee Bell (@Biobellrocks) May 8, 2017
Newbies: Go teach your little asses off, figure out what works and what doesn't, and love as best you can every day. THAT'S SUCCESS. #oklaed— BlueCerealEducation (@BlueCerealEduc) May 8, 2017
Next week on the #oklaed chat
Meghan Loyd @meghanloyd: Survive and Thrive
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