A chat based on education, pre-K through 12+. All are welcome to join, it is an open community. We cover a wide range of educational topics, and occasionally (often) get off topic. That is part of the fun of this chat, and a good one for those new to twitter education chats. We often are a cozy group and it often moves at a more moderate speed. This can change depending on several factors, such as when we team up with other groups like #SSDchat and #UDLchat, but often it cools back down between those weeks.
Sticking with our welcoming objective, we aim to look at more than one side of issues with respect. We want to learn and understand each other and pedagogy, so we welcome debate, share fact, pose opinion, and facilitate discourse. For example, our chats on homework bring folks from both sides, and often I leave with better understanding and a change or alteration in my practice.
Furthermore, many of us participate in many larger or more focused chats. Some of the chats that folks from #LIVedChat participate in are #MichED, #IowaEdChat, #5thChat, #TLAP, #SSTLAP, and the list goes on and on. Ideas from the larger chats inspire many of our discussions with this smaller group, and that can take the discussion in new directions.
One of the most helpful parts about finding a chat that works for you is understanding the name. Since we don’t just teach, we live education, #LIVedChat is a place to share thoughts, feelings, and ideas relative to that. It is no coincidence that this chat originated in Livingston County, MI., but unlike the county, the chat has no borders. I look forward to connecting with you there!