ASCD Webinar - What Matters Most as a New School Year Begins?
If you joined us for this awesome webinar presented by Carol Ann Tomlinson, we invite you to share your thoughts and insights. What was your greatest take-away, your "aha" moment? Do you feel you are better prepared to set yourself and your students on a promising learning path for the year ahead?
At the end of the webinar you mentioned that the webinar will be available on the ASCD website in "on demand" format? Where and when will it be available? Thank you!0
@Marilyn Webb you can access the on-demand version of past webinars at www.ascd.org/webinars. The Tomlinson webinar will be available no later than Monday, August 23, 2021.0
As you prepare for the new school year here are a few questions Carol Tomlinson poses for self-reflection:
- What percentage of time would you say you spending thinking about, planning for, and talking with “the class” compared to thinking about, planning for, and talking with students as individuals?
- How do keep of negative comments from colleagues or stereotypes that exist in and beyond the school from shaping your sense of who a student is and might become?
- How do you seek to understand your own biases? (We all have them. They are part of being human.) In what ways do you actively work against those biases?
Did you miss the What Matters Most as a New School Year Begins? webinar? Or want to watch it again for more insight and/or inspiration? The recorded session is now available on the ASCD website. Click here to watch!5
I wasn't able to attend this webinar live, but found time this morning and am so thankful I did! Carol Ann Tomlinson is so knowledgeable and articulate in regards to learner centered communities. The understanding of curriculum and how to get back to the 'art of teaching' was great. This is exactly what my region needs in order to help raise the level of achievement and learning that our students make. I am excited and invigorated to try and bring this conversation out to the nearly 3,000 educators that I work with! Thank you!1
@Sarah Paquette Thank you for sharing! Be sure to let us know how ASCD resources are helping you make an impact with the educators and students you work with. We love to see and highlight examples from the field. Wishing you all the best this school year!1
I am new to this space and have just discovered some ASCD resources with Carol Ann Tomlinson. I was deeply challenged by her question: What percentage of time would you say you spending thinking about, planning for, and talking with “the class” compared to thinking about, planning for, and talking with students as individuals? This question is a phenomenal reflection tool to bring one's practice into alignment with a Learner-Centered philosophy in planning, instructional, and feedback processes. In particular, I appreciated Carol mentioning how much intentionality is required in this process of "listening." It requires setting aside time to observe what's happening outside of the classroom, building relationships, and being open to really hear what kids are saying.
Thanks for the great resources!1