Monday, July 29, 2013

#MindsetBC Chapters 1 & 2

I'm so excited for our first #MindsetBC Twitter chat tomorrow night, July 30 at 9 p.m. CST. To be honest, I'm also a little bit nervous. I've never hosted a Twitter chat but I'm up for a challenge!

I've always said I'm a percolator. I like to let ideas drip through my mind like an old fashion coffee maker. I'm usually witty but I'm not always a quick wit. I think of my best ideas after the conversation ends. Usually in the shower after a run.

In case you're a percolator too, here are the questions I've brewed up for our first chat. I know we wouldn't get to all of these but better over prepared than under. Based on other chat's I've been a part of, I think we'll only get to 4 questions.  And I'll have to shorten them to fit in 140 characters ;)

  • Are you clearly one mindset or the other? Or are you a combination? 
  • The last paragraph in the section Is Success About Learning - or Proving You're Smart in Chapter 2 is from a 7th grade girl who says questioning increases her intelligence. Do we value our questioners? 
  • In the CEO Disease section of Chapter 2, are there parallels between Iacocca/Japanese story and current efforts to reform education? 
  • "Becoming is better than being" How can we foster this type thinking in students? 
  • "A test score is forever" With our standardized testing culture, how can we prevent students from defining themselves by their scores? 
  • What's your biggest AHA from Chapters 1 & 2? 

Please let me know if there's a question you definitely want to get to tomorrow night.  I can't wait to see everyone tomorrow night!!

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