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Thread for ‘but is this happening in schools’ #Edutwitter. Yes it is. Firstly personal testimony: “the school nurse had referred her to the school counsellor [who] informed [her] that a hatred of one’s breasts could be an indicator of a non-binary”…
More testimony: “I am utterly horrified at what was taught at a PSHE lesson at my school recently. It was to a group of children, most are 11-12 years old. It is so, so much worse than I thought.” #Edutwitter #DiverseEd #LGBT…
More personal testimony: “We did request to see their transgender policy and it was kafkaesque – it repeatedly conflated sex & gender… & downplayed the effects of binders, blockers and hormones” #Edutwitter #WomeEd #PSHEPeeps…
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Today is the start of the spring semester! The following 🧵 is for my students enrolled in Teaching Ad Lit Methods. #ELAteachers #NCTEvillage #readingteachers and #teachertwitter feel free to add your recommendations! ...
Let's start with great professional organizations for educators related to teaching reading and language arts in grades 4-8:
@ncte @writingproject @RWTnow @ILAToday @ReadingRockets @AdLit
Here's a few great ELA educators & researchers (so many out there! Thanks for sharing your work and resources):
@Kylenebeers @MargaretGSimon @pennykittle @Bobprobst @hickstro @LindaMRief @KellyGToGo @EngageReaders @KristinRunyon @9thEvermore
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Interesting thread from @Headteacherchat. We would say the greatest #safeguarding concern for schools at the moment is the sheer volume of children needing help. We seem to be witnessing our safeguarding frameworks failing on a national level. In our opinion both @educationgovuk
& @Ofstednews have an insufficient understanding of child protection to enable them to effectively safeguard the nations children. There seems to be no oversight & no accountability from anyone. This includes @ChildrensComm. @UKParliament is in complete dereliction of duty
& seems to have forgotten that under 18’s are children & that every child matters. Even worse than @Conservatives washing their hands of their duty of care, is @UKLabour failing to provide any effective opposition, they are missing in action, only occasionally appearing to point
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ChatGPT doesn't just write your students' essays for you.

20 ways ChatGPT can help you teach/learn

🧵 /startthread

1. Ask ChatGPT to write your lesson plans. (Or at least to get some new ideas.)
(all of these and more at

2. Use ChatGPT as a more complex, nuanced source of answers to student questions than Google.

3. Ask ChatGPT for definitions on any level (complex, beginner, for an 8 year old ...)

#DitchBook #teachertwitter #edutwitter
4. Use ChatGPT to show students good writing examples.

Generate lots of essays, stories, poems ... anything. The more examples, the more they'll know what to emulate when they write.

It's like musicians who listen to lots of music. It influences the music they make.
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Yr 13 | Medic Applicants
BMAT results 2022
So how do the relevant Unis use the BMAT in the selection of applicants for interview?
Find out in this 🧵

Brighton & Sussex
•Assign marks to the BMAT;
•rank applicants according to scores;
•fill interview places with the top scorers who also meet these minimum scores:
Section 1: 3
Section 2: 6
Section 3: 2.5 C
Do not use personal statement (PS) at all.

Do not share a specific method of selection.
They take a holistic (though heavy weighting on academic) approach which Includes:
•GCSE results
•BMAT score

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🧵 I did 10 parent teacher conferences yesterday where my kids have an A in the class & I had nothing to discuss. I used the time to tell #TeacherTwitter a few things:
👉I know you risked your own health & life, & your family’s, to come to work in a #pandemic. #ThankYou

👉I know you spent 1.5 yrs teaching our kids virtually, navigating unfamiliar technology, staring at a little dot on your monitor instead of a class full of kids, not knowing if the kids with cameras off were there, wondering about the ones who never connect. #ThankYou

👉I know you are now trying to teach students this year’s content, but also content that was learned & forgotten during the #pandemic…or never learned at all. And that, as you do this, your schools, & in turn you, will be held accountable for how your students are performing. /3
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I have never seen so many anti-homework people in my life. I understand there should be some constraints around it and special cases but walking into a college campus with no preparation for how to manage your time, study on your own, organize, reflect,...🧵
is a disaster waiting to happen. Some of these students are the ones I teach and they are so lost that it breaks my heart. They are running underwater while some of their classmates run circles around them. Starting out behind the eight ball. #PurposefulProfessor #NoireSTEMinist
I feel that the main people saying this have never seen the other end and will blame the school and the professor when their "No having homework in high school kid" is failing out after their freshman year. 🧵#PurposefulProfessor
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As of 8am on 10/31 in San Diego:

407 children are occupying 407 beds at Rady's Children's Hospital.

Wait time at the ER is 6+ hrs.

My kids attend school <15 min from @radychildrens. My 3rd gr is the only 1 in his class wearing a mask.

@kprather88 @K_G_Andersen @EricTopol
What happened to "flatten the curve"?

Spring of 2020: we masked to reduce the strain on the healthcare system.

Fall of 2022: people refuse to mask while our pediatric hospitals are overflowing.

These are CHILDREN!!

@CAMathCouncil - I’m 👀 at you. Are you ok gathering so many unmasked teachers and sending them back to schools in SoCal?

@sdschools - I’m 👀 at you. My kids’ school follows your lead. It’s time to lead! Health & safety 1st.

#teachertwitter - I’m 👀 at you. Lead in your class.
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Today I got sent home for wearing this:
Thank you all for the support and solidarity. I’m going to stay & fight for my babies. Winter is coming so I’m trying to get holiday gifts, hand-warmers, & face masks for my kiddos. Here is our classroom list! Everything under $35! #teachertwitter…
Thank you for all of your support. Ya’ll are clearing us out! Transparency is my biggest policy so the items on my list now are for the amazing teachers in my life: my mom, my sister, my teammates at school. Ya’ll blessing tons of kids through your generosity.
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We speak with Dr. Justin Reich (@bjfr), director of the MIT Teaching Systems Lab (@mit_tsl), and host of the TeachLab podcast (@TeachLabPodcast), about education technology. (1/3)

#EdChat #EduTwitter #EdTech #K12…
Hailed by some as the great equalizer, the beneficiaries of ed tech tend to be white and affluent. Focused on equity by design, Dr. Reich observes that when teachers learn, they have insufficient opportunities to practice. (2/3)

#EdEquity #EquityInEd…
So he and his colleagues are creating digital clinical simulations, practice spaces for teachers. They’re also helping educators to figure out what they can stop doing, to allow more time for what’s useful. (3/3)

#Teaching #TeacherTwitter #EdLeaders…
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Informative speech from @SuellaBraverman to @Policy_Exchange. Stella’s stated aim was to provide ‘legal clarity’ Here are some highlights from her speech where she talks of her concern at laws being ‘misinterpreted’.

#edutwitter #WomenEd
@SuellaBraverman has seen many concerning examples of inclusion being used to trump fairness & incorrect interpretations of Equality Act 2010
@SuellaBraverman is clear that in England & Wales we do not have a system of ‘self ID’ for obtaining a gender recognition certificate.
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Here are some of my favorite education blogs. I visit these sites when I'm looking for information and inspiration. I think you'll like them. If you have some others that you like, share them here. #education #teachertwitter #blogs
✅ Cult of Pedagogy - Some of my favorite topics to explore on this blog are classroom management, technology, equity, and leadership. @cultofpedagogy
@cultofpedagogy ✅ Ditch That Textbook - A great resource for creative ways to incorporate technology into the classroom. @jmattmiller
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🧵 In light of the national book banning trends, I’ve been researching student engagement with controversial literature. For some context, last spring, I faced an emotionally taxing curriculum challenge over a book I taught in my AP Literature course.
I decided to use my summer grad courses to research, write, and reflect upon my experience to help others. Here are a few interesting findings.
Reading controversial literature helps students engage in civic dialogue.
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THREAD Yesterday Miriam Cates MP alongside @RosieDuffield1 @JackieDP secured an #RSEDebate. Opening speech here “The internet presents children with a vast array of false & damaging information about sex” #SafeguardingDisaster
Many of the #SafeguardingFail s we have hi-lighted over the past few years were included, alongside concerns raised by groups @Transgendertrd @BayswaterSG @ParentsForED @FamEdTrust. If you are new to these shocking failures we have links to further info on the cases mentioned.
BISH & School of Sexuality were mentioned, they both feature in our parents guide to #RSE & #PSHE (school of sexuality was previously sexplain) #edutwitter…
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🧵'In April, a YouGov poll commissioned by Sex Matters, a human rights group of which I am a director, showed that many schools are now giving trans-identified children access to spaces reserved for the opposite sex.' @RebeccaMKBull

@TES @SexMattersOrg…
@RebeccaMKBull @tes @SexMattersOrg "Providing trans-identifying girls with breast binders, or failing to tell parents of this safeguarding concern, might constitute less favourable treatment"

There is a wide range of free resources if you are concerned about your child's school/college.
Teacher policy tool-kits, guides on The Equality Act and a variety of resources are also available from @Transgendertrd, @Teach_Evidence, @SexMattersOrg @MyBodyIsMeBooks
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I'm seeing a lot of memes related to gas prices being shared today. It makes sense. Not only are high gas prices a source of extreme frustration, but memes are an easy and satisfying way to capture and share what are often complex ideas and feelings. 🧵1/
Most people don't think twice about engaging with these informational amuse-bouches. They often seem harmless and dismissible - which may be one reason why these image based info-nuggets have become a popular tool for spreading disinformation & hate. 🧵2/…
"For years there's been growing concern that deepfakes (doctored pictures/videos) would become truth's greatest threat. Instead memes have proven 2B a more effective tool in spreading misinfo b/c they're easier to produce & harder to moderate using artificial intelligence." 🧵 3/
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In January, a Tennessee school district issued a report on 31 texts from its K-5 English language arts curriculum that had been challenged as being obscene, “critical race theory,” or inappropriate for elementary-age children.

Ultimately, only one title was removed.
Complaints targeted books in all five grades, and just over one-third of the criticisms came from parents who have elementary-age children in the district. The remaining complaints came from community members whose students are older or have no children in the district at all. A graphic showing 31 texts ...
One of the most common criticisms was that the material exposed students to difficult topics too young, or were otherwise age-inappropriate. #EdChat #k12 #EduTwitter #TeacherTwitter "To some extend, age-a...
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THREAD Once again we are deeply disappointed with @NEUnion's understanding of #safeguarding. The NEU is once again putting politics ahead of what is in the best interests of children. Their latest statement on conversion therapy demonstrates this acutely.…
The @NEUnion statement is full of generalisations & ignores all evidence & considered responses to the consultation that have been put forward by groups concerned about children's welfare. #conversiontherapy #edutwitter #womenEd #teachertwitter #UKEdChat #safeguarding #SLTChat
We would urge @MaryBoustedNEU to read our statement where we explain very clearly why including gender identity in this bill would harm children #safeguarding #edutwitter #WomenED #conversiontherapy…
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The US gvm't says the population is “united” behind its war drive. This is a lie!

Here’s how US workers & youth really feel about the US/NATO drive to World War 3 & Putin's invasion.

RT, tag friends & add your voice! Post your video/pic & use #SpeakOutAgainstWW3!

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In the hours and days ahead the WSWS will be posting statements against war from workers & young people across the US. #antiwar sentiment is censored from the corporate media. Post yr statement to show the world that the US population does not want war! #SpeakOutAgainstWW3

Liz, a nurse from LA says: "All working class people from the US must unite w/ our Ukrainian and Russian brothers & sisters. We have to build a working class #antiwar movement because this drive to war w/ Russia is a very dangerous policy. They are taking us to the edge."

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This is a real comment on our FB page in a thread about MFL book ban attempts.

We're calling dibs on branding "nefarious librarians" - stay tuned for the t-shirt order link.

#librariantwitter #librarians #EdTwitter #publiced #teachertwitter
we made a thing.
now you can order your own shirt:…
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THREAD It’s #LGBTHM22 & the complaints are coming in thick & fast about school materials. First up we have this from @TheProudTrust Spoiler: It’s homophobic, a breach of the 1996 Education Act & @educationgovuk guidance #edutwitter #WomenEd #UKEdChat #RSE…
. @theproudtrust are being funded by @thetudortrust @EsmeeFairbairn & @SchoolsOUTUK. What research did they do before deciding to fund this controversial group? Do they approve of the dice game being used with 13 year olds? #LGBTHM #edutwitter #PSHE #RSE…
It admits on page 3 that it is a political document. @KemiBadenoch has been unequivocal that the government are against Black Lives Matter (the political group, not the sentiment) in schools. (See speech here This is against the 1996 Education Act. #PSHE
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🧵It is now clear that we are going to have to get people to #MaskUp to get thru winter without US health care system collapse. #Omicron is way too contagious. #VaccinesWork & #GetBoosted, but they will not be enough on their own. So this thread is for people who hate masks:
2/X: If you hate masks because the ear loops make your ears sore, google "ear savers." That's the term I've seen used for various products that spare your ears w/ masks. Examples in pics, but if you can sew on a button, make some. What else are you gonna do in #quarantine?
3/X: You can get a beanie, headband, baseball cap, head scarf, whatever & attach button or hooks of any kind that you can get from any sewing store or online, & attach your mask loops to that. Ear pain solved! It's important to have a snug fit so try diff distances.
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I know personally 3 people receiving monoclonal antibodies this evening. All have had 3 doses of #COVID19 #vaccine or prior infection + 2 doses of vaccine. All are careful. They all have risk factors, but all are pretty symptomatic. Jan is gonna be…rough. #MaskUp. #Omicron
Tweet 2: A lot of people seem to be panicking based on this anecdote. Panic is NOT productive. Instead you need to calmly plan & act to reduce your risk. These are some effective things you can do right now:
👉Upgrade your masks. No more cloth alone. Best is N95/KN95/KF94...
Tweet 3: As an alternative to N95/KN95/KF94, if you can't tolerate those or don't have them, I rec a surgical mask (ASTM level 3, 3-ply is great) w/ cloth mask over it. Read this:…. The non-profit @projectn95 has vetted, affordable PPE including masks.
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THREAD Welcome to our new followers. Thank you for joining us on our mission to uphold #safeguarding & ensure all children grow up safe from maltreatment in the best possible circumstances so they may have a successful outcome in life. This is who we are:
If you have any questions, look here. We receive no public money, all work & research is completed by volunteers. The only money we have is donations from the public which we are grateful for, these are spent on the website, resources & attending events.…
You can read some personal stories on how we all came to be involved here. If you have a story you’d like us to share please email us on #edutwitter #womenEd #parenting #parents #UKgovchat #Teachers #teachertwitter
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