#NewselaChat Recap: Voice + Choice
A1: Students have things to say and we have a LOT to learn from them. We should give kids the opportunity to lead instead of always expecting them to follow. They need to feel invested in their learning and giving them voice/choice helps make that possible #NewselaChat @Newsela— Miss Rafferty (@MissKRafferty) April 24, 2018
#newselachat A2 Our Ss have been able to share their voice thanks to our Indiana US Senators Todd Young & Joe Donnelly. Spent time speaking with our students and allowing them to ask questions. Great opportunity for our students to engage with their elected officials. pic.twitter.com/dRS4qLLttf— Todd Shriver (@ToddShriver) April 24, 2018
#NewselaChat— tammy odonnell (@tamathajane1) April 24, 2018
A3: I have seen my students' confidence skyrocket becsuse they were heard not only by the adults but also by their peers. They learned how to communicate and listen to each other because they had a stake in what was happening in the classroom.
A4: Letting go off one's macro-managing style would be a big challenge for some, ahem... 😊Also, making sure standards are being met, that activities are rigorous enough etc. The solution? Planning; making time to find good resources to support ss' choice #NewselaChat #Newsela— Monika Moorman (@MrsMoorman1) April 24, 2018
A5 @Newsela is my go to tool for reading and writing practice. It has so many great features that help my ELs develop their lang skills. Giving the Ss choice and engages them & it allows the tools to do their magic. From text sets, to annotations, to Power Words. #newselachat— Luis Oliveira (@loliveira55) April 24, 2018
Thank you to all who participated!