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September 2017 #NCTEchat: Elevating Student Voice and Choice

Join Jason Augustowski @MisterAMisterA and the #bowtieboys tomorrow, Sunday, September 18, at 8 p.m. ET, for a Twitter chat around “Elevating Student Voice and Choice.”

The #bowtieboys are a group of students led by Jason Augustowski from high schools in Northern Virginia committed to educational research with a focus on student engagement. The content of their tweets, blog posts, and YouTube videos are the amalgamation of hundreds of students’ thoughts and feelings regarding the current state of American schooling.The #bowtieboys believe that a strong partnership between student and teacher, whether in

The #bowtieboys believe that a strong partnership between student and teacher, whether in design of instruction, assessment, environment, or management style, will render the most productive and engaging classroom for all parties. These students are working at home and on the road (including speaking at the NCTE Annual Convention) to change the face of American education for the better.

The #bowtieboys will be participating in #NCTEchat this Sunday:

Ryan Beaver @RBeaver05  http://ryanbeaverbtb.blogspot.com
Sam Fremin @thesammer88  http://samfreminbtb.blogspot.com/
Spencer Hill @spencerrhill99  http://spencerbtb.blogspot.com/
Ryan Hur @RyanHur09  http://ryanhurbtb.blogspot.com/
Jack Michael  @jackmichael776 http://bowtieboyjack.blogspot.com/
Joe O’Such @Joe_Osuch  http://bowtieboyjoe.blogspot.com/
Sean Pettit @seanpettit9  http://seanpettitbtb.blogspot.com/
Kellen Pluntke @kellenpluntke  http://kellenbowtieboy.blogspot.com/
Christian Sporre  @CSporre  http://christiansporrebtb.blogspot.com/
Dawson Unger @dawsonunger  http://btb-dawson.blogspot.com/

 

Here’s what we’ll discuss during the chat:

Q1: What steps do you take at the beginning of the year to foster a productive relationship with your students?

Q2: How do you connect and build a rapport with students who appear to be unengaged?

Q3: What leadership opportunities do you provide for your students?

Q4: How do you teach the standards while ensuring student voice and choice is at the forefront?

Q5: What resources do you use to ensure that your students feel heard and promote choice?

Q6: What is one takeaway from tonight’s chat that you will try to use soon?

We hope to see you tomorrow night at #NCTEchat!

August 2017 #NCTEchat: Starting the Year with Our Village

Join our NCTE Lead Ambassadors and members of #NCTEvillage tomorrow, Sunday, August 20, at 8 p.m. ET for a Twitter conversation around “Starting the Year with Our Village.”

Lead Ambassadors are advocates who represent NCTE in the social space, as well as on the ground in their local regions. They do everything from engage with fellow NCTE members online to gathering stories to hosting offline events in their communities. The 2017-2018 Lead Ambassadors are:

Cameron Carter @CRCarter313
Kristen Luettchau @lastingrosebud
Nicole Mirra @Nicole_Mirra
Lakisha Odlum @MzUrbanEducator
Liz Shults @eshults11
Raven Jones Stanbrough, Ph.D.
@RavenForevamore
Stella Villalba @stellavillalba
Nicole Warchol @MsNWarchol

Here’s what we’ll discuss during the Twitter chat:

Q1: How do you get yourself ready for a new school year?

Q2: You’re not heading back alone. Who’s in your village? Give them a shout-out!

Q3: What’s one piece of advice someone from your village gave you that keeps you inspired?

Q4: What did you read / learn this summer that you can’t wait to share with your village?

Q5: What do you hope to see in the #NCTEvillage community this year?

Q6: What’s one takeaway from tonight’s chat that you’ll bring to your village?

We hope to see you tomorrow night at #NCTEchat!