10.25.15 #oklaed chat questions
I hope you can join me tonight for the weekly #oklaed chat from 8:00 to 9:00. I will have three co-moderators: leadership students from each of the high schools in the Mid-Del school district.
We have a group of 24 students – juniors and seniors, eight from each school – who meet monthly to discuss a variety of issues. They are nice enough to invite me to join them, so I’ve spent a couple of days asking them to come up with questions they’d like to ask us.
Here’s where we’re headed tonight:
Q1 How can schools balance the need for increased security measures with having a welcome climate for students and parents? #oklaed
Q2 What has your school or district done to make high school schedules align with research on teenage sleep patterns? #oklaed
Q3 What should schools do to help students use technology more effectively and responsibly? #oklaed
Q4 How can schools give students more academic choices and autonomy? #oklaed
Q4b How can schools make electives as important as core classes? #oklaed
Q5 Should high schools students be asked to select a major or area of academic emphasis? #oklaed
Q6 What can we do to make teachers feel less rushed and less focused on testing? #oklaed
Q7 How can schools help students with testing anxiety? #oklaed
Q8 How can schools hold teachers and coaches accountable for the balance between homework, activities, and life in general? #oklaed
Q9 Should all students have a career path chosen by the end of high school? #oklaed
Q9b What should schools do to help students explore careers? #oklaed
Q10 Should schools limit the number of AP classes students take at any one time? Why or why not? #oklaed
We’ll start promptly at 8:00 with introductions, and begin with the questions at 8:04. About every 5 minutes, we’ll add a new question, but as always, feel free to keep the conversation going on anything that you feel remains unfinished.
And get your own students to participate, if you can. We need to hear their voices too.
See you tonight!