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What is School? “Asking for Forgiveness – bring your #GIF”

This week on #whatisschool, I am excited to welcome two amazing buddies who I look up to in my PLN to lead the discussion. A special welcome to Nathan Stevens and Beverly Ladd. For those of you that love a bit of fun and a cheeky GIF then this week’s chat is for you. We want to start the roll on to summer in style by having some fun and a laugh with friends! Nathan and Bev have pushed the boundaries of chats this week with an epic 12 question line up!

Hope you can join for this power-packed hour and bring along your colleagues for what will be a fun-filled #whatisschool hour of learning.

Remember that our chat times for around the world are: (updated 15 May 2018)

  • Thursday 4pm Pacific Time
  • Thursday 6pm Central Time
  • Thursday 7pm ET 
  • Thursday 11pm GMT
  • Friday 12am CET
  • Friday 7am Singapore/Manila/WA (Perth)
  • Friday 9am AEST
  • Friday 11am 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 31 May 7pm ET (Thursday 11pm GMT, Friday 9am AEDT, 11am NZT, 7am Singapore) as we discuss What Is School? #whatisschool

Questions #whatisschool, May 31, 2018 7PM ET

1a) This is for all the muggles in the chat, Do YOU believe in magic?
1b) Is it better to ask permission first or ask permission?
2a) In what ways is asking for forgiveness better than asking for permission? What are the cons?
2b) Was there ever a time you asked forgiveness first but regretted it later?
3) Do you think/feel that you may be limited in what you can do when you have to go through the chains of permission to try something new?
4a) When it comes to your students what ways do you ask forgiveness before you ask permission?
4b) Share with us the faces that are made when someone finds out you are trying something new and awesome?
5a) How do you encourage others to implement new methodologies, techniques, and ideas in their school/ classroom?
5b) How would you like to be incentivized to use new tools and tech?
6) How do you model new ideas or tools to other teachers when you try something without permission?
7) Have you ever had your knuckles whacked with a ruler by an admin for trying something you weren’t supposed to do?
8) What kind of bribe have you offered to an admin to get you out of trouble for something you didn’t have permission to do? (Remember to keep your answer #digcit friendly)

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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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