"We are living a public life on a global stage, the ones who can express themselves best, will be heard." -Laura Hill, Author The Great Story World Mix-Up, co-creator #whatisschool

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My Chat #whatisschool


Laura Hill at student assembly
#Whatisschool is one of those forums that sprang up organically and took off like wildfire. That can only mean one thing, the ideas and topics discussed are immensely important to you and thousands of educators around the globe.

I initially joined Twitter to align ideas for  The Great Story World Mix-Up, a book series I write with my daughters, with the needs of educators.  I was surprised to find teachers teaming together to navigate navigate a raging tech sector that was changing everything in its wake, including education.  To me this change is exciting! The downside I found is my daughter’s education is not keeping pace.

You're crafting my child's future
With a fire lit, I decided to form a chat that focused on re-imaging the future of education and asked Craig Kemp  to join me .  Together we created #whatisschool.

Use this space #whatisschool and www.whatisschool.org to connect with innovative educators and concerned persons from around the globe, all are welcome to come grow their PLN! We gather on Twitter each Thursday at 7PM EDT to discuss ways to make school better for students, educators and parents with innovative topics like edtech, global classrooms, mindset, and practical real world applications.  Scroll down to view past topics in the archives then connect with the people who interest you.

I would love to hear your ideas about how to grow #whatisschool to better assist educators.  I am available to speak at your school or conference, to your teachers or student body.  Together, with the thousands of educators who tune in each week, we can re-imagine school to be an amazing place of learning and discovery for everybody. -Laura 
email me at laurahillbooks@gmail.com or tweet me @candylandcaper

Chat times for around the world are:
Thursday 4pm Pacific Time
Thursday 6pm Central Time
Thursday 7pm EDT
Thursday 11pm GMT
Friday 7am Singapore/WA (Perth) Time
Friday 9am AEST

#Whatisschool Archives

October 22, 2015 Writing for 21st Century Communication 

October 15, 2015 Growing Your Brain, Growth Mindset

October, 2015 Are Online Games and Apps helping or hurting in the classroom

July 16, 2015 Making Connections with Gwen Pescatore!

July 9, 2015 Innovative Mindsets with Pushing The Edge creator Greg Curran

July 2, 2015 Technology and Learning with Mark Weston

June 18, 2015 Student Blogging Strategies with Expert Dave Mitchell
  June 11, 2015 Bullying In A Digital Age

June 12, 2014 What Is School?

June 19, 2014

June 26, 2014

July 3, 2014

July 10, 2014

July 17, 2014

July 24, 2014

August 7, 2014 Live Global Classrooms with Steve Anderson

August 14, 2014 Student Engagement VS Work Readiness

August 21, 2014 be a Now-ist

August 28, 2014  Re-Imagining School for Fall

September 4, 2014

September 11, 2014 Edtech Part 1

September 18, 2014 EdTech with Steve Anderson Part 2

September 25, 2014 Digital Citizenship

October 2, 2014 Connected Educator
October 9, 2014 Based Learning

October 16, 2014 Homework and Learning

October 23, 2014 Which Students Get The Best Opportunities?

October 30, 2014 Whose Pulling The Strings?

November 6, 2014 Evaluation Tool

November 14, 2014 How Does Communication Effect Teaching?

November 20, 2014 Writing Powerful Communications

December 4, 2014 Global Students Skill set

December 11, 2014 Global Collaboration Projects

December 18, 2014 Computer Programming

February 5, 2015 LMS

February 12 2015 School Culture

March 5, 20145 Classroom of the Future