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What is School? “Normalising Struggle”

#whatisschool is excited to welcome superstar educator Marialice Curran to co-host this week’s chat with me. We will be talking about normalising struggle.

The idea of genius might intimidate learners in our schools. How do we better instill an idea of risk-taking and struggle in students? How do we do a better job of encouraging their failures rather than punishing them? How can we better humanize success and show that it’s a matter of diligence rather than talent? Today at #whatisschool we discuss how we can normalise struggle and encourage risk-taking in a safe learning environment.

Remember that our chat times for around the world are: (updated 6 November 2017)

  • Thursday 3pm Pacific Time
  • Thursday 5pm Central Time
  • Thursday 6pm ET 
  • Thursday 11pm GMT
  • Friday 12am CET
  • Friday 7am Singapore/WA (Perth) Time
  • Friday 10am AEDT
  • Friday 12pm NZT

Make sure you put this week’s chat in your diary and if you are not already signed up to our ‘Remind’ notifications – click here. We will send you an email or a FREE SMS just before our chat begins :)

Join the conversation on Thursday 9 November 6pm ET (Thursday 11pm GMT, Friday 10am AEDT, 12pm NZT, 7am Singapore) as we discuss What Is School? #whatisschool

Questions #whatisschool, November 9, 2017 6PM EDT

1) How do you bring out the ‘genius’ in every student in a school setting?

2) What culture does the word ‘genius’ encourage? Why?

3) How do you encourage risk taking in your class/school?

4) How do you encourage mistakes for learning?

5) How do you encourage diligence in your staff/students?

6) What does this look like in action? Share examples from your class/school.

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Craig Kemp

Craig Kemp

I am a passionate Head of Educational Technology at a large International School in Singapore. I am a lifelong learner, dream creator and thought leader. I love to inspire others and find inspiration. Co-founder of #whatisschool, #asiaED edchats and #pubPD.

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