1. @ukedchat @VictoriaPendry1 @EnterpriseSBox @UnioByHarness @GovernorSchool @MrLPeachey @keran77 @voice21oracy @Mrs_Clark2 #UKEdChat A8 It's really important to be able to foster personal relationships in school so that you do have the spaces to talk about your needs and well-being
  2. In my years of working with parents within education many spoke of how their own school years influenced how they now interacted as adults with schools of their children. Make it a whole school approach to inspire confidence., #ukedchat
  3. #UKEdChat A8 In my experience, #teacherwellbeing and needs are often the lowest priority and sometimes people don’t want to admit they are struggling for fear of looking like they are failing.
  4. @UKEdSch @ukedchat A8 There’s never enough time for everything... the key Q is do we want to privilege this kind of talk AND create opportunity & safe space for it? #UKEdChat
  5. A8 they can be. As can Twitter and initiatives like @MartynReah’s #teacher5aday movement. Support for #wellbeing @ukedchat
  6. My focus is on facilitating 'conscious conversations' in education that creates an environment where each student feels valued and gives time and focus to encouraging individual potential #UKEdChat
  7. #UKEdChat Q8
Are schools good places to talk about you and your needs and well-being? Is there time to talk?
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    #UKEdChat Q8 Are schools good places to talk about you and your needs and well-being? Is there time to talk? Use the hashtag & A8... @ukedchat pic.twitter.com/QJooxMWXak
  8. #UKEdChat Q8
Are schools good places to talk about you and your needs and well-being? Is there time to talk?
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    #UKEdChat Q8 Are schools good places to talk about you and your needs and well-being? Is there time to talk? Use the hashtag & A8... pic.twitter.com/MnCFcfmeL7
  9. @ukedchat @voice21oracy @VictoriaPendry1 @EnterpriseSBox @CoachBrightUK @GovernorSchool @MrLPeachey @keran77 Texting for school-wide communications to parents. Face-to-face/calls home ideal for most things but tricky in secondary unless there's a real issue. I like postcards for positive praise.
  10. @UnioByHarness @VictoriaPendry1 @ukedchat @EnterpriseSBox Yes! We must teach children to navigate the expectations for oracy in different contexts through the provision of a wide and varied curriculum
  11. #ukedchat a7 Everyday communication...is only effective if it is build on trust, mutual respect, honesty and a visible commitment to other school values  https://twitter.com/ukedchat/status/933799219437154305 
  12. @ukedchat @voice21oracy @VictoriaPendry1 @EnterpriseSBox @CoachBrightUK @UnioByHarness @GovernorSchool @MrLPeachey A7 I have a chat with chns parents at the end of most days. We send text mesgs of thanks for parents coming into sch for an event or to remind them about trips. Monthly newsletters that are interesting to read are liked by parents too #ukedchat
  13. @ukedchat @voice21oracy @VictoriaPendry1 @EnterpriseSBox @UnioByHarness @GovernorSchool @MrLPeachey @keran77 #UKEdChat A7 Where possible, speaking to parents face-to-face is a more effective approach and helps when building trust in both the teacher and the school
  14. #UKEdChat Q7
What are the most effective ways for everyday communicate with parents and the community?
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    #UKEdChat Q7 What are the most effective ways for everyday communicate with parents and the community? Use the hashtag & A7... @ukedchat pic.twitter.com/mgvJs64Pwp
  15. #UKEdChat Q7
What are the most effective ways for everyday communicate with parents and the community?
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    #UKEdChat Q7 What are the most effective ways for everyday communicate with parents and the community? Use the hashtag & A7... pic.twitter.com/RB9hmMW1tE
  16. @ukedchat @VictoriaPendry1 @EnterpriseSBox #UKEdChat A3 yes! We have started teaching the skills for exploratory talk - the difference in quality of group discussion is amazing
  17. @ukedchat @VictoriaPendry1 @EnterpriseSBox @CoachBrightUK @UnioByHarness @GovernorSchool @MrLPeachey A6 Depends on circumstances but usually face-to-face if it's SEN or health related but this depends on availability of outside professionals. #ukedchat
  18. A5. Perhaps depends on size of the meeting and whether it's 2-way? If there's an agenda and a decent speaker, that help toos. Otherwise, staff will say 'I wish he'd just emailed us that PowerPoint!' #ukedchat
  19. A3 @voice21oracy are a good example of debating and public speaking coaching. #ukedchat
  20. A5 - yes. Should try to remove all admin matters from them too. If I told you, you have an hour with fifty professionals, to do something worthwhile, what would you plan? Hopefully not reading off powerpoints! #ukedchat
  21. @UnioByHarness @MrLPeachey @ukedchat @VictoriaPendry1 @EnterpriseSBox Brilliant, at least it had a happy ending! Stress can definitely come out over email, particularly when they've come into work to a sea of unread emails. It's overwhelming and stressful! #ukedchat
  22. @CoachBrightUK @ukedchat @VictoriaPendry1 @EnterpriseSBox @UnioByHarness @GovernorSchool @MrLPeachey A5 We have staff meetings when we need them e.g. updates about subjects, SEF review etc. That seems to work for us as they have a purpose and we are not just meeting because it's timetabled. #ukedchat
  23. #ukedchat I think 'staff meetings' (timetables, urgent data, notices etc) should be separate to CPD which should be more innovative, creative and shared...and 'sold' as such  https://twitter.com/CoachBrightUK/status/933796747624755200 
  24. @CoachBrightUK @ukedchat @VictoriaPendry1 @EnterpriseSBox @UnioByHarness @GovernorSchool @keran77 Also depends on what info you are sharing and to what audience. You need to be flexible in your approach. #ukedchat
  25. @ukedchat Absolutely! Every child deserves a talk-rich education. Speaking skills vital for success in school and, more importantly, life!
  26. #UKEdChat Q6
How does your school communicate with outside professionals/agencies? Are there alternatives?
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    #UKEdChat Q6 How does your school communicate with outside professionals/agencies? Are there alternatives? Use the hashtag & A6... @ukedchat pic.twitter.com/DbBTxefzLc
  27. #UKEdChat Q6
How does your school communicate with outside professionals/agencies? Are there alternatives?
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    #UKEdChat Q6 How does your school communicate with outside professionals/agencies? Are there alternatives? Use the hashtag & A6... pic.twitter.com/Xnlp8tCbJi
  28. @ukedchat @VictoriaPendry1 @EnterpriseSBox @UnioByHarness @GovernorSchool @MrLPeachey @keran77 No - I think it's very difficult to judge if you have full engagement in staff meetings. People either tend to take them too seriously or not seriously enough #ukedchat
  29. @CoachBrightUK @MrLPeachey @ukedchat @VictoriaPendry1 @EnterpriseSBox Yes! I remember thinking one geography teacher colleague of mine was a total dragon based on her emails before meeting her IRL and finding she was a sweet and lovely person. Just v. busy!
  30. #ukedchat Yes, yes, yes!! Communication channels are pretty constant so it's temping to share all...which can be positive...But also overwhelming.  https://twitter.com/ukedchat/status/933795755919331328 
  31. @CoachBrightUK @ukedchat @VictoriaPendry1 @EnterpriseSBox @UnioByHarness Agreed! I have fallen victim to this before. I now speak with staff. Helps with moral, proves SLT are not robots and we are human #ukedchat
  32. @VictoriaPendry1 A2 I've also found thinking activities and posing what if questions generate interesting discussions. I get asked questions I've never been asked before. That makes me smile #ukedchat
  33. @MrLPeachey @ukedchat @VictoriaPendry1 @EnterpriseSBox @UnioByHarness Absolutely. Emails can also be written in a hurry and subsequently read and taken the wrong way #ukedchat
  34. @CoachBrightUK @keran77 @VictoriaPendry1 @EnterpriseSBox @UnioByHarness Interesting you said 'want' rather than 'need'. Is there a choice about some of the communication we do? Do some people think better of it and not bother? #UKEdChat  https://twitter.com/CoachBrightUK/status/933795073782964224 
  35. @CoachBrightUK @keran77 @ukedchat @VictoriaPendry1 @EnterpriseSBox Good point. This should go for emails too. Remembering to say 'hi' and 'thanks' and 'hope you're not too snowed under with marking'. When we're in a rush we can be curt & this can negatively affect future relations #ukedchat
  36. #UKEdChat Q5
Are staff meetings the most effiective way to disseminate and discuss issues with staff?
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    #UKEdChat Q5 Are staff meetings the most effiective way to disseminate and discuss issues with staff? Use the hashtag & A5... @ukedchat pic.twitter.com/4Tt0unfOJh
  37. A2 #ukedchat Yes. P4c is brilliant at developing a sense of 'its good to talk' especially where we value appropriate challenges to thinking and encourage curiosity  https://twitter.com/keran77/status/933794749961703425 
  38. #UKEdChat Q5
Are staff meetings the most effiective way to disseminate and discuss issues with staff?
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    #UKEdChat Q5 Are staff meetings the most effiective way to disseminate and discuss issues with staff? Use the hashtag & A5... pic.twitter.com/eGUjo1VLrv
  39. @keran77 @ukedchat @VictoriaPendry1 @EnterpriseSBox @UnioByHarness Much of it is also building a good rapport with colleagues which often encourages people to want to communicate with you #ukedchat
  40. Did you miss our webinar w/ Wendy McCracken & Helen Chilton from @OfficialUoM on improving teacher education & the importance of self-reflection using video observations for all #teachers?  http://bit.ly/2m50Uj9  #HigherEd #EdChat #EdTech #UKEdChat #AussieEd #ProfDev #K12 #edu
  41. @ukedchat @VictoriaPendry1 A2 Chn will discuss things when they feel they are in a safe environment in terms of making mistakes. I've found philosophy type talking sessions encourage all chn to participate #ukedchat
  42. @GovernorSchool @ukedchat @VictoriaPendry1 @EnterpriseSBox @CoachBrightUK Ah sorry, ignore me. I thought the question was referring to staff between different schools :) Your answer is self-explanatory. No need to Tweet across a school building :)
  43. @ukedchat @VictoriaPendry1 @EnterpriseSBox @CoachBrightUK @UnioByHarness Face to face interactions are the way forward. Emails are emotionless and contribute to workload and anxiety #ukedchat
  44. @ukedchat @VictoriaPendry1 @EnterpriseSBox #UKEdChat A3 Absolutely, it's important to be able to communicate properly. Many young people reach 16 and don't have the ability to adapt the way they speak to a different audience other than their mates. This has to come from school and home
  45. @ukedchat @VictoriaPendry1 @EnterpriseSBox @CoachBrightUK @UnioByHarness A4 A staff info sheet with things happening in the week ahead works well at our school and a diary in the staffrm for day to day mesgs. Seeing ppl about important info too #ukedchat
  46. @GovernorSchool @ukedchat @VictoriaPendry1 @EnterpriseSBox @CoachBrightUK This is a very good point. What's the best way when everyone is super busy? Social channels like this? Formally arranged visits?
  47. Q4. Teacher-led CPD opportunities like TeachMeet events and Tweetchats #ukedchat
  48. #UKEdChat Q4
Communication is notoriously poor between staff in schools. How can this be improved?
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    #UKEdChat Q4 Communication is notoriously poor between staff in schools. How can this be improved? Use the hashtag & A4... pic.twitter.com/vl1tBMuHZZ
  49. @lcatherine91 @ukedchat #ukedchat a2 Yes. That safe environment is important and it comes in part from a visible mutual across the schl community
  50. #UKEdChat Q4
Communication is notoriously poor between staff in schools. How can this be improved?
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    #UKEdChat Q4 Communication is notoriously poor between staff in schools. How can this be improved? Use the hashtag & A4... pic.twitter.com/0sWzhoWvhp
  51. @ukedchat @UKEdSch Asking primary school children to explain their answers and reason with their classmates can help them to make more progress in these core subjects, research published by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) suggests (there's evidence from secondary too)
  52. @ukedchat @VictoriaPendry1 @EnterpriseSBox I think yes to both. Something which I missed in my own schooling (was shy🤨), but skills I have hard won as an adult would have been useful earlier. #ukedchat  https://twitter.com/ukedchat/status/933791433580011521 
  53. A3 YES without doubt. Political and economic engagement will be much stronger of debating understood. Charities support this. #ukedchat
  54. @ukedchat @EnterpriseSBox #ukedchat a3 Yes. I think so...as long as there are rich, purposeful, RELEVANT and increasingly complex contexts within which this skill is developed.
  55. #UKEdChat A2 Through good quality planning, you can move away from a dictatorship system and create a productive environment for pupils  https://twitter.com/ukedchat/status/933789326495944704 
  56. @UKEdSch @ukedchat Q3. Yes! Education endowment foundation research found that talk leads to better results :) Oracy is a hugely valuable skill #ukedchat
  57. @ukedchat @VictoriaPendry1 A2. By building relationships with pupils and providing a safe environment where pupils feel comfortable sharing their opinion and ideas. #ukedchat
  58. @ukedchat That may be true but it's very difficult to fight against an entire system on an individual level #UKEdChat
  59. #UKEdChat Q3
Should (a) pupils and (b) teachers actively be taught rhetoric / speaking skills?
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    #UKEdChat Q3 Should (a) pupils and (b) teachers actively be taught rhetoric / speaking skills? Use the hashtag & A3... @ukedchat pic.twitter.com/3WaV1N5nDv
  60. #UKEdChat Q3
Should (a) pupils and (b) teachers actively be taught rhetoric / speaking skills?
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    #UKEdChat Q3 Should (a) pupils and (b) teachers actively be taught rhetoric / speaking skills? Use the hashtag & A3... pic.twitter.com/vfGDNoccai
  61. @CoachBrightUK If it is of value, why would schools/staff engage in tokenism? #ukedchat
  62. @SusanSEnglish How much of the discussion is pupil and how much is teacher/staff lead would you say? #ukedchat
  63. @ukedchat A1: No, they're hierarchical institutions run by a very small leadership team. In most cases, input from children, parents or staff is tokenistic (said the cynic!) #UKEdChat
  64. RT @UKEdSch: It's 8pm. Welcome to #UKEdChat. The first question will be coming up in a moment.
Remember to use the #hashtag in all of your tweets and answer questions with A1, A2, A3 etc https://t.co/Blh9JieWJm
    RT @UKEdSch: It's 8pm. Welcome to #UKEdChat. The first question will be coming up in a moment. Remember to use the #hashtag in all of your tweets and answer questions with A1, A2, A3 etc pic.twitter.com/Blh9JieWJm
  65. A2 use @Ted and @TEDx talks to promote opinion sharing. Also new SincerelyX podcast from TED take anonymous views. #UKEdChat
  66. @ukedchat #ukedchat a2 Use resources that have some resonance with pupils and offer a further insight into something they know a little about...and now want to find our more!
  67. @ukedchat #UKedchat yes - all the time. Subj & non subj discussions. In tutor time etc too
  68. A2 Ground rules. Respect and guidance. Articles to spur debate from different perspectives. Different Authors/views. @UKEdSch #ukedchat
  69. @ukedchat #ukedchat A1 Valuing time to breathe and reflect ...look at the bigger picture and consider how programmes/projects etc support the school community to reach own aims...rather than somebody else's.
  70. @EnterpriseSBox What I have seen is control, or at least the fear of losing it. #UKEdChat
  71. #UKEdChat Q2
How can individual teachers encourage pupil discussion and engagement?
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    #UKEdChat Q2 How can individual teachers encourage pupil discussion and engagement? Use the hashtag & A2... pic.twitter.com/Eu4iecrvOJ
  72. @ukedchat A1 In a very controlled way, perhaps. But genuine discussion isn't welcomed IMHO. Alas! #UKEdChat
  73. A1. Yes. I deliver sessions on #cancer and #domesticabuseand always discuss. Also daughter in A level Eng and Geog always does. #UKEdChat
  74. @ukedchat #UKEDCHAT A1 I see great variance here. Lots of children encouraged to explore, explain, enquire...but teacher CPD varies...there seems more content to drive forward than journeys to explore
  75. #UKEdChat Q1
Are our schools places which encourage discussion? What is your evidence?
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    #UKEdChat Q1 Are our schools places which encourage discussion? What is your evidence? Use the hashtag & A1... pic.twitter.com/f5LxXJCLIA
  76. It's 8pm. Welcome to #UKEdChat. The first question will be coming up in a moment.
Remember to use the #hashtag in all of your tweets and answer questions with A1, A2, A3 etc https://t.co/rUTZGPC4OJ
    It's 8pm. Welcome to #UKEdChat. The first question will be coming up in a moment. Remember to use the #hashtag in all of your tweets and answer questions with A1, A2, A3 etc pic.twitter.com/rUTZGPC4OJ