Beth Gryczewski

What do you hope to get out of this chat?
I would love to connect with other History teachers who want to do something else in their History classes. Hope to get ideas, connections, and perhaps even influence others to consider doing inquiry in their History classes.

What, in general, do you like about Twitter chats?
I love connecting with other teachers, getting and sharing ideas, lesson plans and resources. I have definitely become a better teacher from the awesome things I've learned in chats.

What, in general, do you not like about Twitter chats?
The flurry of activity makes it difficult to follow threads of conversations. At times, the subjects seem too scattered, like participants are flitting from one subject to the next without really delving into a single subject. Also, sometimes I don't even notice that someone tried to start a conversation with me until after the fact. I don't like seeming rude by ignoring the comments.


Joe Taraborrelli

What do you hope to get out of this chat?
I am looking to get tips, see examples, and get feedback about teaching strategies/techniques that get Ss "doing" history. I consider myself a novice when it comes to creating lessons that do *more* than getting Ss somewhat superficially looking at single primary sources.

What, in general, do you like about Twitter chats?
Lots of motivated teachers who are willing to share wisdom, resources. Nice to have an outlet for my ideas. Don't always feel I get that in my building.

What, in general, do you not like about Twitter chats?
I often enjoy conversations that are focused on a text of some kind, an essay, a book. Those conversations are not as common on Twitter. Can be difficult to follow a single train of thought, but that is the nature of this medium!


Andrew Rowe

What do you hope to get out of this chat?
I'm still a relatively new teacher (3rd yr) and I'm always looking for new ways to engage my students and to constantly find ways for the students to better connect to the content. Also I'm a big believer in learning by doing, which inquiry based lessons, etc offer

What, in general, do you like about Twitter chats?
Infinite resources and ideas, I haven't participated in many, but in just a short time, I feel I've gotten more concrete help and resources than I ever would at school or in Grad classes

What, in general, do you not like about Twitter chats?
Definitely can be overwhelming and the conversation can lots of different ways that one can't always follow.


Ryan Folmer

What do you hope to get out of this chat?
Expand ideas and opportunities for inquiry with my students.


What, in general, do you like about Twitter chats?
Sharing, info and ideas


What, in general, do you not like about Twitter chats?
Can be overwhelming.