12/12/19 – The Pendulum Keeps Swinging – David Schmittou (@daveschmittou)

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#Mastery Chat Questions for Thursday, December 12, 2019

Topic: The Pendulum Keeps Swinging
Moderator: David Schmittou (@daveschmittou)

Questions

(8:00 ET) Intro/Welcome:Welcome to #matserychat. This is Dave Schmittou joining you from Michigan. Please introduce yourself and let us know your role.

(8:05 ET) Q1 We have all seen the pendulum swing in education. What practices would you like to see return to schools today that were popular when you were a kid or when you began your career? #MasteryChat

(8:10 ET) Q2 New initiatives are brought to schools every year, but we rarely talk about what has been abandoned. What current practices in schools do you wish we would do away with? #MasteryChat

(8:20 ET) Q3 Far too often we throw the baby out with the bath water. In an attempt to “fix” one thing, we change everything. What is ONE new approach you hope to try in 2020? #MasteryChat

(8:30 ET) Q4 Standards Based Grading, Proactive Classroom Management, Learning Beyond the Textbook, Mastery Learning, etc… often embracing new ideas such as these bring with them political risk. Why do you believe some changes are easier to implement than others in your current school or district? #MasteryChat

(8:40 ET) Q5 Schools often describe themselves as families, yet often have taboo topics. What is needed in your department, school, or district to help everyone feel safe enough to present their own ideas and push conversations forward? #MasteryChat

(8:45 ET) Q6 Not every conversation is worth having. It is important to determine which hill is worth dying on. If you are no longer in your role to push thinking forward then your impact is diminished. How do you determine your hill? #MasteryChat

(8:50 ET) Q7 Every great change in the history of the world started at the grassroots level. What commitment are you willing to make to get the needed conversations started? #MasteryChat

#Masterychat crew- you are amazing. I can’t wait to see the impact you are going to have in 2020. Keep us all posted by sharing your journey all year long!

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