The keynotes by Jo Boaler and George Couros left me feeling, "All my teachers need to hear this!!"
I also appreciated the questions that attendees posed in my questions that furthered my thinking and continued to expose me to other perspectives. You can see all my session resources at 2017.cue.org
Here are my tweets that show my biggest takeaways from the conference:
The very best times for brain growth are when mistakes are made! #cue17— Crystal Kirch (@crystalkirch) March 16, 2017
We need 2let our kids make mistakes, and set up "productive struggle" to help them work through them.It's NOT just giving the right answer! https://t.co/rGkA0HFXXh— Crystal Kirch (@crystalkirch) March 16, 2017
"I am giving you this feedback because I believe in you". Do our Ss believe that? Do they sense that through our interactions? #cue17— Crystal Kirch (@crystalkirch) March 16, 2017
In what ways do we convey to students that speed and immediate accuracy is what matters? How can we overcome that? #cue17— Crystal Kirch (@crystalkirch) March 16, 2017
I used to think math was about right/wrong answers. Now I know it's about creativity. #growthmindset #cue17 @joboaler— Heather Christensen (@hchriste17) March 16, 2017
Tech is a tool that will help U improve&enhance learning, making it more effective&engaging. 2not use it is doing UR Ss a disservice #cue17 https://t.co/QbQ6krLPmW
— Crystal Kirch (@crystalkirch) March 17, 2017Comment: "I'm not really into tech"
Answer: "It's not about U,it's about the kids!"
Stop using excuses 4not innovating in your clsrm! #cue17
— Crystal Kirch (@crystalkirch) March 17, 2017
The art of teaching is knowing when2B sage on stage, when to be guide, when to be facilitator, when to be architect of learning #cue17— Crystal Kirch (@crystalkirch) March 17, 2017
Choose an image to start class with. Ask students to discuss how it connects to what they learned the day before. #cue17 @rushtonh— Crystal Kirch (@crystalkirch) March 17, 2017
"How do I find all of these educational Twitter chats?"— Matt Vaudrey (@MrVaudrey) March 18, 2017
FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK!https://t.co/Koaw8wlERC#cue17
A textbook will never solve the problems that teachers who desire them think they will. https://t.co/MW7vnQp4yY— Crystal Kirch (@crystalkirch) March 19, 2017