#whatisschool is always a learning experience and lately, we have been having almost 100 educators from every corner of the globe joining us to chat about Edu-topics that affect us all. I learn so much from my PLN and can’t thank you enough for continuing the learning discussions.
This week I am away in Sydney and Melbourne leading learning in schools, running workshops with staff, students and parents as well as running the 3rd annual #pubPD in Sydney 7-10pm AEDT Friday evening – be sure to join us and follow along on Twitter by following the hashtag #pubPD (Friday morning US time).
This week the amazing Ellen Deem and Mark Weston lead the #whatisschool chat. If each of us is truly honest, we have to let go of excess baggage before we can think about doing anything new. This can be difficult because it can require a great deal of time we don’t have, and it can stir up unresolved emotions regarding our past. Now is the time to determine what we need to let go of as we move forward. Join us this week for #whatisschool as we chat about letting go and moving on.
Remember that our chat times for around the world are: (updated 12 July 2017)
- Thursday 4pm Pacific Time
- Thursday 6pm Central Time
- Thursday 7pm ET
- Thursday 11pm GMT
- Friday 12am CET
- Friday 7am Singapore/WA (Perth) Time
- Friday 9am AEDT
- Friday 11am NZT
Questions #whatisschool, July 20, 2017 7PM EDT
1) How heavy is your load—physical, professional, personal? Are you overloaded?
2) Of the things that take up the most classroom, office, home space, which ones can you do without? How do these things prevent you from doing your best?
3) Professionally, what do you do that you don’t need to do? What would happen if you didn’t do it? What would you do instead?
4) What personal baggage (relationships, conflicts, losses, habits etc.) are you carrying that weighs you down? Why is this problematic for you?
5) What will you do to bag your baggage? Lighten your load? Seek help? Make Time? Key Steps?
6) What advice can you give to others who are seeking to lighten their load?