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Adam Dyche @mrdyche Aurora, IL

High School Social Studies Dept. Chair, #Blended Learning Teacher, Standards-Based Grader, & always Back and Better Than Ever!

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@daveschmittou A3: Expanding inquiry education — learning driven by larger, compelling questions vs. unit plans. In… https://t.co/k2hss3NaJU
12/13
2019
@KatieBudrow I think the best approach to measuring all of the learning habits/behaviors is self-assessment and con… https://t.co/nhXkh4L90i
Retweeted by Adam Dyche @kenoc7 This is an immense and essential point, @kenoc7. Too often, effort is “judged” through our own experiences… https://t.co/OunGtk0oQo @kenoc7 Exactly. Clear definitions & expectations matter. Example, in my course, “deadlines” is used a tool for tim… https://t.co/13EEa5G6IuA3: Honestly, I’m not sure it’s fair to assume they aren’t motivated. Yes, sometimes kids just what to be done with… https://t.co/HFPBY7xooV @mac4cy And let’s them off the hook from bettering their academic comprehension—it’s human to take the path of leas… https://t.co/Ajjc6a1vLP @leeannjung And to your earlier point, it permits us to be more explicit in our instruction on successful adult beh… https://t.co/BhAMFB0Z3q
12/5
2019
@wv_english #DieHardIsAChristmasMovie https://t.co/s7GW7BL4D0
12/3
2019
@thierck A6: Much like visiting your doctor for your physical — where are you at health wise and what you need to d… https://t.co/e4YCyH3oOX @kenoc7 @MandyStalets @RStiggins Why do I feel we’ve, not surprisingly, uncovered a root problem of the inconsisten… https://t.co/F8zZxp1yy5 @MandyStalets @kenoc7 @RStiggins Since assessment evidence informs so much that we do, it’s not enough to encourage… https://t.co/CCUOChoFAK @kenoc7 @RStiggins Great reminder! Sadly, often not to our fault (because I seldom see training offered in assessme… https://t.co/pqkz5zWhSt
11/27
2019
@KatieBudrow A6: As a summative assessment, I’ve seen greater engagement from my Ss when I clearly layout the evide… https://t.co/UviiERTL7u @KatieBudrow A4: For many Ss, “assessments” are too often treated as autopsies which implies a rather morbid experi… https://t.co/b9kT0BDkjSA full house of #FutureVoters @WaubonsieValley!! 🇺🇸🏛 #ParticipatoryCitizen #BeWV https://t.co/igGIrpLXZm
11/21
2019
A5: “Facta, Non Verba”. Our practices (which is what is visible every day) must match our values. #MasteryChat https://t.co/DKBzLo61ZM @iluveducating A4: I uncovered a few 18year old grad school papers yesterday. Pleased that my vision/values haven’t… https://t.co/WOJdyNRh6J @alisonstoneCBSD I really appreciate how you’ve articulated this balance! 👍🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🤛🏻🤘🏻#MasteryChat @iluveducating A3: For me, it’s finding the balance between “what we believe” and “what we know”. #masterychat @iluveducating A2: Reflection is an act of openesss & vulnerability with yourself. This ability to view things diff… https://t.co/DoSPgWlUGX @iluveducating A1: Revisiting your vision allows you to (re)calibrate your practices (and behaviors). It is easy to… https://t.co/a9S9IRtP1X
11/15
2019
@MrAustinA2 @technolandy I’m curious what makes up your “process” assignments. I believe many schools follow the “8… https://t.co/Aq7cdXjXyz
11/13
2019
A greater reminder that we can’t assume “they should know this”. Wether it’s habits or skills, we need to lead Ss t… https://t.co/kNe0KKBPdT
11/12
2019
#DYK that Cog Sci has shown that re-reading text / re-writing notes yields illusions of mastery. While many us of l… https://t.co/rIegkbcV0I
11/8
2019
@KatieBudrow Exactly. Practice receives feedback, not summative grades. With that, we must show the link between pr… https://t.co/O3IlKhbNGEA2: Don’t call it “homework”. That term for many Ss most likely sends the messages that the work will be graded and… https://t.co/x7ATv3HUmI
11/7
2019
So proud and overjoyed for my second home!!! ❤️🇿🇦 What an amazing feat of unity and determination. Congrats… https://t.co/ntdVCh7zuv
11/2
2019
Great day to be a @WaubonsieValley Warrior!!! 💚💛#BeWV #CivicsIsBack @MikvaChallenge @ipsd204 https://t.co/w6u9xJXzYl
11/1
2019
This is always a highlight of the semester: watching the work we do with kids come together in meaningful ways.… https://t.co/32Q1AJdCKb
10/31
2019
Congrats to our Social Studies Students of the Month! We’re thankful for the passion our @WaubonsieValley Warriors… https://t.co/VBDs9udiiH @KatieWhite426 At the heart of the answer is how are we defining “common”? Is it the method or the evidence. In my… https://t.co/5mAnxPjpQR
10/30
2019
@TheWeirdTeacher When we threaten students with “the real world,” we proclaim the world as something created in our… https://t.co/WQtSSvjPVl @alicekeeler There is no such condition as not living in the real world. Rather let’s discuss adult skills or evolv… https://t.co/18de6922nJ
10/27
2019
@jasonvsmith1 Grading is measurement, not instruction. Instruction and intervention are what are effective. Measure… https://t.co/nMdGXT07tt
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10/26
2019
@jjanczak Hey Jason! We have not yet designated another course as blended yet, but potential options we’ve discusse… https://t.co/5uvAbFzgd3Do you give “pop quizzes” or other forms of “gotcha” tests? #DYK that the anxiety/stress generated in these moments… https://t.co/XdRMop55KZ
10/24
2019
@ncte @MsBridgesLHS Ever since @iamchiaravalli introduced me to “Letters to the Class”, I’ve been able to more effi… https://t.co/S9Hm9zQy9h
10/21
2019
@ipef204 @ipsd204 @WaubonsieValley @WVHSStipp @204Secondary This is a new race-to-tent PR! 🤣 The trick is to run th… https://t.co/r5BznjoJkJ
10/20
2019
@mrsbyarshistory @Catlin_Tucker I’ve come to accept that the”work-life” balance is a myth—work is life, and seldom… https://t.co/Utl89s5WsB @tguskey @truebluehes @kenoc7 @mctownsley @tombuckmiller @rickwormeli2 Agreed. With better data/platforms a RC can… https://t.co/vtFVMe7paa
10/19
2019
@brewer_kent @kenoc7 Agreed @brewer_kent that not all data is created equal—comments tell us more than letters/numb… https://t.co/OWs70v0iPb @truebluehes @kenoc7 @mctownsley @tguskey @tombuckmiller @rickwormeli2 Another layer to online grade books is the… https://t.co/kmkqf9WneF
10/18
2019
Do online grade books foster parental connections to schools, or harm student self-advocacy & independence? That an… https://t.co/dGjd8zeVdg @mrslocomb @RoweRikW Yes, Cog Sci uses speed to measure the accessibility of knowledge & skill. This is a indicator… https://t.co/x7GzRs6Ecz @JTsunami78 Like this 💯 times! If we’re talking about points and letters with Ps, instead of learning and belonging… https://t.co/Qp6bBglkyi @JTsunami78 @KatieBudrow Great reminder! If done well, we reduced the push back. But it will still come. Schools sh… https://t.co/LH5LQIKmAvA3: Whatever the method, it must been in comparison to traditional practices. We must demonstrate the gains of shif… https://t.co/1fKiPKzRVO @technolandy Valid and spot on points. But, traditionally, for Ps and Ss, an “A” is about accumulating points. SBG… https://t.co/586HYc8IEf @technolandy Ps, and Ss, (will always) want to know how to get an “A”. Which is easy to comprehend with points & pe… https://t.co/HaAAex4KI3 @KatieBudrow Definitely — and rightfully — the “why” question is asked. And once explained, far more often than not… https://t.co/IfAZcSYRHXAdam. HS Social Studies. Excuse any typing errors. Hands still frozen from XC meet! #sblchat
10/17
2019
@ryanr_lester Yes! We show a low opinion of our Ss (and curriculum) if we feel points/grades are necessary to “do t… https://t.co/8ZATt1Efkp @brucemellesmoen A2: From what I’m learning, not enough retrieval practice, or low-stakes “testing” (think practice… https://t.co/BrcZQW8fRBFuture voters @WaubonsieValley gather to watch the Democratic Presidential Debate, while playing a little… https://t.co/5fnzjNHPDY
10/16
2019
@Mrs_Giordano This is inspirational work & you just might be on to something. 😉 Keep it up! #NoInterruptions 👍🏻🤙🏻👏🏻🙌🏻
10/15
2019
@Mrs_Giordano @AaronSBlackwel1 @pernilleripp “We’re glad you’re here.” Love this message. We need to say it everyday. Every. Day. #tg2chat @Ed_by_design @Willmdunn Not sure anyone is advocating for that, rather knowing when it’s best to fill in the gaps… https://t.co/jkC11Hpo5w @AaronSBlackwel1 I wonder how often we don’t come back and ask “what did you learn here”? Such an integral step to… https://t.co/wVigxq3rJI @Willmdunn Spot on. We need to be less fragile about having to be the smartest person in the room. #tg2chatA3: The answer is right there in the question: “their learning”. Often we overlook this phrase, providing instructi… https://t.co/rvgftnlBUk @Mrs_Giordano Fancy, indeed. #tg2chat https://t.co/jxkKFthyZDA1: Without intention, the culture is “hidden”, which creates a climate of assumptions of habits, implicit bias, an… https://t.co/V4iWII0sYJ
10/14
2019
@coreyandreasen @DebbieBermeo @GregSederberg @DarrinPeppard @BiscottiNicole @Bill_Huber_ @raspberryberet3https://t.co/7XHyNyIGih
10/13
2019
What roadblocks prevent Ss from embracing struggle/willingness to admit “I was wrong”? Our growing… https://t.co/oMFP5WvAUS
10/12
2019
The goal is for Ss to acquire readily available knowledge & skill but our brains aren’t libraries; forgetting happe… https://t.co/GvG0V4XQV1 @RohsCourtney @NatajiaStampley I’m not sure I’m willing to make the assumption that they don’t care. Students want… https://t.co/gEB0luImBC @NatajiaStampley A6: They measure, and provide feedback on, what Ss were tasked with learning. If they don’t do tha… https://t.co/ki3pF1sKFi @CarolineGutsha1 A3: Checks for student learning / feedback from Ss. They’re the drivers of pacing and planning, mo… https://t.co/Cxc8G8lKuG @RohsCourtney A2: This maybe be cheeky, but the answer is “all of them”. 🙃 Any lesson that you can stop doing and n… https://t.co/YRhaxVxXU3 @TaylorGiese5 A1: For Ss, both can serve as low-stakes (aka ungraded) retrieval practices, which are key to develop… https://t.co/olWecEpdMt
10/11
2019
Assessments that are novel, such as movie trailers, are engaging as they grab Ss attention because they’re new & di… https://t.co/MGaQFhYL0I
10/8
2019
@JTsunami78 I enjoy the current capacity in which I serve. 😉A5: Democratize the process. “A classroom for, by, and of the people.” #sblchat https://t.co/0IsdhE8U3M @JTsunami78 Hey Jon! Work and home have me multitasking this evening so a lot more listening, than posting. (And of… https://t.co/sMYfUX9myBA3: This is how I/we re-assess. After reflecting and analyzing, they design the method that best communicates their… https://t.co/KWHPKeBxD0
10/3
2019
Remember your first year teaching or when you taught a new course? Our Ss feel the same in a class that’s new to th… https://t.co/uZQTyE3weL
10/2
2019
We empower teams with time & resources to develop curriculum to ensure consistency. Are curricular differences real… https://t.co/YNa219k0dl
9/28
2019
@kenoc7 For sure @kenoc7. It’s not about “point recovery” (which extra credit is typically dressed up as). Rather,… https://t.co/c1fmhq3LaII’ve seen Ts share various creative, engaging, relevant, authentic & student driven #ExtraCredit ideas. While amazi… https://t.co/92wRYxKSME
9/27
2019
#BlendedLearning by design utilizes various instructional modalities. This week in #WVBlendedGov Ss worked in small… https://t.co/GLi3D95m6D
9/26
2019
Personally Responsible Citizens are registered voters. Today on #NationalVoterRegistrationDay, the @LWVofNapervillehttps://t.co/RsnpSBB39l
9/24
2019
Think a STEM major guarantees the best financial future? The research says liberal arts majors often earn more by m… https://t.co/UCHjDBeuGf
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9/23
2019
@SBclassroom Agreed. Struggle infers growth, the ability to improve, yet can still lead to success. I struggled to… https://t.co/Ay43RhL2o9A6: Focus on your standards (evidence vs method), prioritize feedback, offer reassessment, foster self-assessment i… https://t.co/QkhFOyOnjFA5: I prefer “struggle” over “failure” because it’s far less binary (eg can or can’t; did or didn’t) and reinforces… https://t.co/BFdJN9piKgA4: Often. 😉 And I’ve found it best to dissect these practices along side traditional grading practices—this helps… https://t.co/O9wQUzpKfW @JTsunami78 Ahoy! Like most years: highs, lows, and creamy middles. 😉👍🏻🤙🏻🤜🏻 @leeannjung Many 👍🏻 to “calibration”!!! We don’t talk about this practice enough. We’re good at building, but don’t… https://t.co/agmQvNMbyCA2: Avoid grading as punishment. It can feel good to take points away from poorly behaved students, but this practi… https://t.co/ZjDKkqAZtSA1 With a history of grades being used as rewards and punishments, we need to be clear with parents and students th… https://t.co/1GPQkeL3sx
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9/19
2019
@MandyStalets A6: Winston Churchill said it best, “change is the price of survival”. #ATAssessment @MandyStalets A5: The problem, especially for tweens & teens, is they don’t know the difference because they’re use… https://t.co/hoko3MTyRy @MandyStalets A3: Nobody knows how long it takes anyone to learn anything, but in this case this is on me, the teac… https://t.co/yW2njE487B @MrAustinA2 @MandyStalets Agreed. It’s immoral to expect adult behaviors from 14-year olds. Rather, let’s teach the… https://t.co/Iwyttq0olwA2: Using “the real world” as intimidation turns a conversation about what best engages S learning into a conversat… https://t.co/COB5oMOMc2A2: Grades aren’t rewards & we have to stop treating learning like a competition. @rickwormeli2 says it much more c… https://t.co/wmlRkIKffy @cjakicic Indeed. We need to communicate the difference between the #LearningZone and the #PerformanceZone, otherwi… https://t.co/Ydj9nnbCNu
9/18
2019
Happy 232nd Birthday, U.S. Constitution! 🍰🎉🇺🇸🏛#ConstitutionDay2019 #ConstitutionDay #sschat https://t.co/TvqqymJXgcWe know it’s going to be a great year @WaubonsieValley when we have students in our classes with never-ending pass… https://t.co/DO0ZeIOpsN
9/17
2019
#NeverForget #911Memorial https://t.co/g6MtUQGCWl
9/11
2019

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