Mr Kemp NZ

What is School? Turning around challenging classrooms

This week Craig and Laura are both absent from #whatisschool. Craig has been working with this week’s guest moderators to prepare the questions and theme below to ensure the chat is as amazing as always!

This week #whatisschool welcomes two amazing educators as moderators. Mark Weston and Tobie Taylor Jones. We all know Mark who is our go-to guest moderator – he is positive, warm, friendly and engaging and runs an amazing chat. Tobie is new to moderating and has always been a shining light in my PLN. I wanted to share her magic with the world so please make her feel very welcome this week.

This week #whatisschool takes a look at how to turn around the most challenging classrooms. When we get into the heart of teaching, behaviour management plays a role as to how effectively our teaching and learning programs are. In this weeks chat we explore strategies, ideas and tips to go above and beyond behaviour management and discuss how to turn around your challenging classroom.


Image Source:

Our chat times for around the world are:

  • Thursday 4pm Pacific Time
  • Thursday 6pm Central Time
  • Thursday 7pm EDT
  • Thursday 11pm GMT
  • Friday 7am Singapore/WA (Perth) Time
  • Friday 9am AEST
  • Friday 11am NZT

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

Join the conversation on Thursday 6 August at 7pm EDT (Thursday 11pm GMT, Friday 9am AEST, 11am NZT, 7am Singapore) as we discuss What Is School? #whatisschool

Questions #whatisschool, August 6, 2015 7PM EDT

1) In the classroom setting, what does ‘challenging’ mean to you?

2) In your classroom, what has been a large, persistent challenge to learning that you would like to eliminate?

3) Where does the challenge to learning originate? Where does it draw its energy from?

4) What do you do that keeps the challenges to learning alive and energized?

5) You don’t have to stand alone, who can help you eliminate the challenge?

6) What is your first step …… What strategies will work?

About author View all posts Author website

Craig Kemp

Craig Kemp

I am a passionate Global EdTech Consultant based in Singapore but working with Schools and EdTech companies all over the world. 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.

Have something to say?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Loading Facebook Comments ...
Loading Disqus Comments ...