Mr Kemp NZ

What is School? “Connections”

I am excited to be back leading #whatisschool again this week after several weeks away leading learning in schools around the globe. I am so happy to be joined this week by the amazing Justin Hill from Australia. Justin is a Junior School Design Specialist Teacher at St Pauls School in Brisbane, Australia. This week we are looking at connections and we will give you the opportunity to share your favourite ideas. ‘It takes a village to raise a child’. Teachers have a plethora of colleagues, parents and the broader community to draw on when it comes to providing learning experiences for students. How do you utilise others to create authentic learning opportunities for your students?Come and join us for an engaging chat.

Remember that our chat times for around the world are: (updated 26 September 2019)

  • Thursday 4pm Pacific Time
  • Thursday 6pm Central Time
  • Thursday 7pm Eastern Time
  • Thursday 11pm GMT
  • Friday 12am CET
  • Friday 7am Singapore/Manila/WA (Perth)
  • Friday 9am AEST
  • Friday 12pm NZT (NOTE: Timezone change)

Make sure you put this week’s chat in your diary. Join the conversation on Thursday 3 October 7pm ET (Thursday 11pm GMT, Friday 9am AEDT, 12pm NZT, 7am Singapore) as we discuss What Is School? #whatisschool

Questions #whatisschool, October 3, 2019 7PM ET

1) Other than Twitter, how do you make meaningful connections with other teachers?
2) How do you connect with your students families? What tools do you use?
3) Who in your school community have you connected with to create a great learning experience for your students? Please describe this experience.
4) How do you connect with your broader community to create authentic learning experiences for your students?
5) How has someone in your twitter PLN been a great connection for you? Please share and tag them in and explain.
6) What ideas have you taken from today’s chat and who are you going to connect with yo make a learning experience for your students better?

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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.

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  • Mr.Kemp

    I wanted to share and thank you for allowing me to be a part of your famous hashtag #whatisschool. Your in-prompt-to “Connections” for #whatisschool for Twitter EdChats have been exactly what I needed to help me join a social community, online source of networking, and extremely knowledgable platform for my future in education. I recently joined two chats during my recent exploring of Twitter. While doing so, I stumbled upon your name in one of my textbooks, The Global Educator. I have been reading through some other Global Educators’ posts, blogs, insights on their methods, and their opinions too on other technological tools. There has been a domino effect ever since I opened up this textbook, my online tools, especially Twitter, and becoming apart of this community.

    Questions #whatisschool, October 3, 2019 7PM ET

    1) Other than Twitter, how do you make meaningful connections with other teachers?
    2) How do you connect with your students’ families? What tools do you use?
    3) Who in your school community have you connected with to create a great learning experience for your students? Please describe this experience.
    4) How do you connect with your broader community to create authentic learning experiences for your students?
    5) How has someone in your twitter PLN been a great connection for you? Please share and tag them in and explain.
    6) What ideas have you taken from today’s chat and who are you going to connect with yo make a learning experience for your students better?

    These questions were from my last chat, I found so many other useful ways to build my PLN. Number 5, started with my professor for Global Learning: Web Tools course this semester, but soon realized there have been so many others that have encouraged, assisted, and educated me further on how to continue on this new path of learning. I am excited to see where my future will take me. Thank you for taking the time out to read this comment and share your skills, mentoring, and a life-long love of learning with the world, ( including this Newbie).
    Thank you again,
    Cori

  • Hi Mr.Kemp,

    I’d like to weigh in on these questions posed here.
    1) Other than Twitter, how do you make meaningful connections with other teachers?
    It seems like any time I go anywhere, farmers market, feed supply, library, auction space, supermarket (you get the point) There is at least one teacher in the mix. I usually get connected with them over facebook. We may take a picture, or tag each other in a post, then reconnect later. It is always a good experience and I see feed back from teachers I have connected with on post that I have regarding school or just life in general.

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