Ditch those excuses: Helping our colleagues break barriers to change

#DitchBook Twitter chat

#DitchBook Twitter chat | Friday, April 20, 2018

Ditch those excuses: Helping our colleagues break barriers to change


How can we help our colleagues make the shift away from traditional teaching practices? What are simple ideas we can share with our fellow educators to support them without pushing them away?

I’m not tech savvy like you. I need worksheets to give grades. I’ve always done it this way.

Excuses, we hear them all the time. We may have even used them in the past as we were being pushed out of our comfort zone.

Moving away from traditional teaching can be hard for educators and no one likes to be told what to do.

So how do we support our colleagues as they embrace teaching practices that are different, innovative, tech-laden, creative and hands-on?

And how can we help get our tech-averse colleagues see that technology isn’t the only way to create innovative lessons?

In a recent Twitter chat moderated by John Hartman, the #DitchBook community shared their advice for helping our colleagues break barriers to change and start ditching too!

Check them out in the summary of this week’s chat below!

Want to get in on the next #DitchBook Twitter chat?

Having trouble? Still unclear on how a Twitter chat works? Feel free to tweet to these #DitchBook ambassadors and they’ll help — Karly Moura @karlymoura, Sean Fahey @seanjfahey, Sandy Otto @sandyrotto, Rachel Marker @rachelmarker, Evan Mosier @emosier3, Mandi Tolen @TTmomTT, Craig Klement @craigklement, Tara Martin @taramartinedu, Krista Harmsworth @zonie71, Anne Kamper @annekamper, Rayna Freedman @rlfreedm, Lance McClard @drmcclard, Stephanie DeMichele @sdemichele or David Platt @herrplatt!

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