We will continue our conversation from two weeks ago: https://youtu.be/DIJAke5otbQ
Here are the questions we ended with on April 1 and that we start with this Wednesday evening:
--Is diversity an issue in your rural community and schools? How do you deal with that?
--What teacher retention issues you face? How does this differ in rural vs. urban? [also recruiting and prep]
--How do we attract new talent to rural areas?
--What does it mean for a teacher to have a "visceral idea" of what it means to live in a rural community?
--How are you countering moves toward consolidation?
--What policy angles can we push with our representatives?
--How do we prevent the "brain drain" of rural youth?
--teacher autonomy - How does a teacher work within the system and make more of a difference?
--What and how can rural communities teach urban communities and vice versa?
--How do we promote self esteem (rural and urban)?
--How can place based education and argument encourage self awareness and self-esteem?
In addition, I wanted to invite you to join us in a conversation about this article and report:
Karen Volke http://wmich.edu/english/directory/faculty/vocke.html and Josh Anderson, a graduate student from Western Michigan, are planning to be with us, as is .
These new voices will join many of the people who were with us in the first conversation, including , and Thomas Pankiewicz, , and .
Please join us at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt this Wednesday, April 15 at 9PM Eastern/8PM Central/7PM Mountain/6PM Pacific. Watch the conversation, and join the chat.