At our monthly #ClasskickChat Twitter chat, we discuss relevant topics and challenges that teachers and educators face. Check out these recaps to learn a thing or two from our community. Join the conversation on Twitter every first Tuesday at 5pm Central and stay updated on weekly topics and discussion questions via our Facebook community. (Click here to add #ClasskickChat to your calendar)
#ClasskickChat: Classkick in 2017
Guest Moderator: Joe Merrill @MrMerrillsClass
January 3, 2017 - Kicking off the new year in style, we'll recap 2016 and brainstorm all the fabulous ideas we have for using Classkick in our classrooms in 2017. What has Classkick looked like in the past? What might it look like in the future?
Be sure to bring all your favorite memories and join us to brainstorm for the future!
#ClasskickChat: Now with 72% more Classkick
Guest Moderator: Thomas Martin @tmnerd
December 6, 2016 - Let's chat about your favorite features, your Classkick wins, that one time Classkick didn't work for you, and what you would like to see in the future! As we conclude 2016, we'd like to reflect on how far Classkick has come and what we can continue to do to improve in 2017.
Join us to reflect on the last year of Classkick and all the great things to come!
#ClasskickChat Recap: How can we make sure that students are informed about what's going on around the world?
November 1, 2016 - You may have seen 50 Ways to Teach with Current Events from The New York Times or 25 Great Ideas for Teaching Current Events from Education World, but whether you are teaching social studies or geometry, your students are likely walking in asking questions and talking about the world around them.
#ClasskickChat Recap: To Get More Feedback, Act More Coachable
October 4, 2016 - It's hard to say who dreads critical feedback more: the person giving it or the person receiving it. As the receiver (usually our students, or the teachers we are coaching), it can be uncomfortable and stressful to hear that you are not performing well. And the teacher or coach, knowing this, fears that the receiver may not react productively and therefore is likely to postpone sharing their views.
#ClasskickChat Recap: Back-to-School Resources
September 6, 2016 - Find resources to help you, your students, and your colleagues begin school with a positive mindset, support their transition into a new school year, and prepare them for fall learning. Are there certain videos, lesson plans, activities, or other resources that you use to reduce stress, promote healthy eating, and complete homework? Share them with the Classkick community!
#ClasskickChat Recap: Courageous Edventures
Guest Moderator: Jennie Magiera @MsMagiera
August 2, 2016 - The early innovators are out innovating, but what about the many who hope to follow on their own adventure? These educators often feel the pull, but hesitate due to the obstacles along the way. This book charts a course to identify and navigate around those obstacles so everyone can find the courage to journey into the limitless possibilities of the unknown - and discover their own version of classroom innovation.