Twitter chat with guest experts Dr. L. Powell and M. Constantinides

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We have already accomplished so many goals within the past three weeks of The Goal-Minded Teacher MOOC! We are now finishing up Unit 4, which focuses on Classroom Management and Parent Engagement.  We have organized a Twitter chat (#EduGoalsMOOC) with guest experts, Dr. Lynell Powell and Marisa Constantinides, which takes place on Twitter on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at 16:00 pm UTC/ 11:00 am ET/ 10:00 am CT/ 8:00 am PT.  Check your time zone here! During the time add #EduGoalsMOOC to the end of your tweets to take part in the Twitter Chat. Read more about our esteemed guest experts:

Dr. Lynell Powell (@DrJoy77) has been an educator for almost 2 decades. During this time, she has served as an elementary teacher, instructional specialist, professional learning leader, adjunct professor and educational consultant. Currently, she serves as an administrator for an elementary school! She is also the author of The Dr. Joy Blog and the host of her own podcast, The Dr. Joy Blog Radio Show, which showcases the voices of passionate educators. Dr. Powell has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, a Master of Arts in Teaching degree, and a Doctorate in K-12 Educational Administration and Supervision. She believes in the power of joy to transform all aspects of school.

Marisa Constantinides (@Marisa_C) is an award-winning teacher, teacher educator, and ELT author. She is the Director of Studies of CELT Athens. She has designed and run numerous seminars, workshops, presentations and keynotes in Greece and other countries for schools and teacher associations. Her main ELT qualifications are a Diploma in TEFLA and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Reading University. Marisa is also one of the founders of the ELTON nominated and shortlisted #ELTchat. Marisa also is the author of the award-winning blog, TEFL Matters. Find Marisa’s published articles in a variety of print and online journals  here.


To prepare for our Twitter chat check out Marisa Constantinides video of her funny Pecha Kucha IATEFL presentation here about classroom management. It is meant to be humorous and a spoof. Also, check out her ELF Magazine articles about the causes and solutions to several discipline problems. Check out Dr. Powell’s post about student voice and choice.

These are the 7 questions which will guide our discussion, but feel free to add more questions by submitting them to your moderators, @FabLCasellaEDU, @JKDNCN, or @ShellTerrell.

  • Q1: As leaders of teachers what are your classroom management expectations for teachers?
  • Q2: What are your top tips for classroom management?
  • Q3: When a student does mess up, what tips do you have for teachers so the situation doesn’t escalate?
  • Q4: How can partnering with parents enhance classroom management?
  • Q5: What are your top tips for teachers and administrators to engage parents?
  • Q6: What have parents expressed to you are their expectations for teachers and administrators?
  • Q7: What websites, blogs, or books do you recommend for classroom management and parent engagement tips?

Throughout the week we will also share videos of our experts sharing their expertise in the Goal-Minded Teacher Facebook group. We are looking forward to exchanging ideas with you on Twitter!