The Maine Arts Leadership Initiative’s Teacher Leader Melanie Crowe helped to create our first Twitter chat opportunity.
October 17, 2017
Join MALIs first Twitter Chat
Join your colleagues from across the state (and the nation) and participate in a Twitter Chat on Mindset. The Maine Arts Leadership Initiative’s Teacher Leader Melanie Crowe helped to create our first Twitter chat opportunity.
The chat is based on the book of the same name, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck. It is not necessary to read the book to participate but we highly recommend it.
The Twitter chat is scheduled for Monday, October 30, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. eastern time.
The conversation provides the opportunity to consider your own learning and how you approach it. And, will include the chance to consider your classroom environment and how you approach your teaching. The overarching discussion question: How does your mindset influence the way that you approach students?
The following questions will guide the online conversation:
- Consider mentors in your life who have supported you through a growth mindset approach. Reflect on your own growth and response with their guidance.
- In what areas can I continue to be a learner? What am I personally and professionally interested in? How can my professional learning opportunities be more relevant to my own needs as a learner?
- When reflecting on something that you have learned recently, what kind of impact has it had on you and by extension your students?
- What resources, materials and/or curriculum is available for use at your school that supports a growth mindset?
- In what ways can you share with students your own struggles and successes with your current and/or previous work?
- How can students connect the dots between what they are learning now and their own experiences? How are you helping them to see those connections?
- Do your students have an opportunity to help adults with genuine problem solving?
If you’ve never participated in a Twitter chat and wondering how to participate, the directions are below.
- If you don’t have a Twitter account, please start one at Twitter.
- TweetChat is a great tool to use when you participate in a tweet chat. Log in with your Twitter handle, enter the hashtag of the event (#MEArtsEd), and TweetChat will pull up all the related messages so you can follow the conversation.
- If you are not using the tool TweetChat, once logged into your twitter account you can search the hastag #MEArtsEd and see the live conversation stream taking place or after the event to view the conversation.
- Make sure you add the tweet chat hashtag (#MEArtsEd) to your tweets (if you’re not using TweetChat) so participants can find your messages in the conversation.
- When you begin the chat – take a moment to introduce yourself and where you are from – remember to use #MEArtsEd
- The tweet chat host (@crowe_artteach) will mark questions with Q (for question) and the number of the question. When you submit your answer, mark it with A (for answer) and the number of the original question so other participants can link your response with the correct question.
- Sit back, relax, join in on the conversation to learn, reflect, and respond to your colleagues from the state of Maine and beyond!
- If you have any questions please contact Maine Arts Commission, Director of Arts Education Argy Nestor at firstname.lastname@example.org.