Don Wettrick is a teacher in Noblesville, Indiana and founder of StartEdUp Innovation. He can be found on Twitter at @donwettrick, and his podcast on iTunes He is the author of “Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next Level”

  • How to make standards real.
  • Begin in Elementary school
  • 2 negatives to this
    1. Grades go down in other classes!
    1. Kids can get full of themselves.
  • Pockets of teachers vs. teachers being innovative vs. principals being innovative.
  • How to get leaders to buy in.
  • We need to push out the awesome things that we are doing in our schools.
  • Is 20% time enough time?
  • Imagination, Creativity, Innovation, Entrepreneurship.
  • How to be a transformative principal? Go to people and say do something amazing.
  • It gets worse before it gets better!

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Don Wettrick is a teacher in Noblesville, Indiana and founder of StartEdUp Innovation. He can be found on Twitter at @donwettrick, and his podcast on iTunes He is the author of “Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next Level”

  • Innovation class, teaching kids to innovate
  • Daniel Pink’s innovation time Ted Talk.
  • Pure Genius Book
  • Why can’t my child have this class?
  • 20% time for ourselves.
  • How to think like a startup/entrepreneur.
  • Mindset Course
  • We like to complain about things.
  • How do we change things?
  • It is easier to complain than to do hard things.
  • Collect and Connect
  • ROTH IRA
  • Deliberately take social media seriously.
  • Rule of thirds (1/3 personal interest, 1/3 skill acquisition, 1/3 benefit to others)
  • Innovation is an idea.

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Zaretta Hammond is the author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students.

  • Second phase - building capacity of teachers.
  • Learning partnerships.
  • We can’t learn when we don’t trust.
  • How to quickly build trust through trust generators.
  • Selective vulnerability.
  • Social pain and physical pain are equal as far as the brain is concerned.
  • Power of acknowledging students out in the community.
  • Culturally responsive teaching isn’t about just relationships.
  • We have the relationship so the teacher can push when the learning gets hard.
  • 4 cultural learning tools.
  • Understand there is a common thread through most cultures - collectivism.
  • Individualism vs. Collectivism - figuring out a problem together.
  • This is not a subject area you need to tackle, but something that you need to bring into the meeting.
  • World cafe - strategy for teacher discussion.
  • How to be a transformative principal? Facilitative leadership. How do you create an agenda that is equity focused?

 

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Zaretta Hammond is the author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students. You can find her on the web at Ready4rigor.com and on Twitter at @ready4rigor

  • Culturally responsive teaching is seen as classroom management or one-off - both of these are wrong. It is really about learning.
  • Dependent vs. Independent learners
  • Brains aren’t any different, but the system is stacked against them.
  • It’s about getting students to take control of their own learning.
  • Once learning is relevant, then students can be engaged.
  • Multi-cultural education vs. culturally responsive education.
  • Where to start (Thanks to @feedurmind_read) in culturally responsive teaching.
  • Leader to create the conversation to talk about our students.
  • Counter-narratives - acknowledge the dominant narratives. Not about preaching from the leader.
  • Trust undermines culturally responsive teaching.
  • Here’s the three things we believe about our X students.
  • What’s being said in the media about those students?
  • Teachers are mirroring what they are seeing in the media.
  • Starts with relational trust and creating counter-narratives.

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Dr. Stephen Sroka (Twitter grew up in poverty and is now an educator and keynote speaker. Be sure to check out his great YouTube page.

  • Drugs and alcohol exposure to kids.
  • Perceived risk of harm is minimized because of decriminalization.
  • Addiction rate doubles when kids use marijuana and alcohol in high school or before.
  • The reality is that you don’t know if it is a gateway drug.
  • Marijuana is not good for the adolescent brain.
  • If you get addicted to opiates in high school, you will likely relapse.
  • Focus on coping skills to help them deal with life.
  • Give kids options. What do you want to get high on?
  • Trauma-informed strategies for students.
  • Predictors of success: when every staff member learns every student’s name.
  • If you don’t have relationships, kids won’t trust you and kids won’t do what you ask.
  • What can we do to be a transformative Principal? Know kids by name. Honest, humor, hope. Look and Listen. Smile and Say Hi to everyone.

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