3 Questions to Ask Teachers

If you are not subscribed to comments on this blog, you missed an awesome comment from Linda McDonald, queen of VC in Katy, TX; creator of Math Marvels and other cool collaborative projects. Her comment was in response to a question about how to start your VC program.

Be a listener!

  • Ask what about the critical target objectives based on testing data.
  • Ask about areas of curriculum that teacher think are important but don’t seem to have time to teach.
  • Ask which content students struggle understanding.

Help teachers build VC projects based on the answers above and you will have a “product you can sell.”

Do you ask teachers these questions? How do you follow-up? How do you help teachers see the connection between curriculum and potential content/projects/experiences?

40 replies on “3 Questions to Ask Teachers”

  1. Thanks for moving this comment to a post. Linda is THE queen of amazing curriculum projects. She is also the originator of the Landmark Challenge for second grade that we run each year and our teachers love!

    Linda, thanks for sharing.

  2. Heath says:

    I’ve known Linda for years from several professional engagements. A great lady who is willing to help anyone better their professional understanding and knowledge.

  3. Fang Woolridge says:

    I don’t have the equipment in the classroom. It’s informative but I can’t use it.

  4. Adriane Wuerch says:

    I don’t have this equipment in the classroom either.

  5. Melanie Moyer says:

    I do not have this equipment in my classroom

  6. Robert says:

    I do not have this equipment in my classroom,

  7. Loren Rankin says:

    I don’t currently have the VC equipment in my classroom, but if/when I do use it, I will make sure to ask these questions.

  8. Angela R says:

    We do not have all the VC equipemtn in my classroom but i will ask the IT of my school.

  9. Tina B says:

    In our district we have an awesome Tech team. I am sure they can help me get set up to use more VC in my classroom

  10. Tanya Solomon says:

    Our classrooms are not equipped with this technology, but we have access to video conferencing through our librarian.

  11. DeMesha Webster says:

    I ask myself these questions, and my goal is to determine how VC can address state standards.

  12. Nancy Longino says:

    At our school it is necessary to schedule time with Tech dept to use VC

  13. Whitney Gibson says:

    I would try it, but we don’t have this equipment in our classrooms.

  14. Kimberly Adams says:

    I don’t have this equipment in the classroom yet.

  15. Lonna says:

    We use the library to use VC

  16. Angela Barefoot says:

    I am very interested in using VC. However, I will check with my districts specific polices as well as my specific schools policies regarding the use of VC.

  17. Wanda S Poindexter says:

    Wanda Poindexter
    January 6, 2017
    I could see trying to make products to help teachers, however, for now it can’t be my focus.

  18. Destinee McDaniel says:

    I have not heard of our district using VC, but if/when a teacher uses VC, i will be sure to ask questions about their experience with it.

  19. Toni G Douthit says:

    We do have the ability to VC

  20. Ashley says:

    I was a classroom teacher, but the technology aide at our school did a good job of helping us to find video conferences that aligned with our content.

  21. Ursula says:

    With the ITs in my school and on the district level I think we could do a awesome job with IVC.

  22. Tara COnroy says:

    Our district has the ability to do VC whole group. All of my classes are different and I do what I can with each class that would benefit more effectively.

  23. Nancy Johns says:

    I don’t have the equipment

  24. Rebecca Walther says:

    We have chromebooks in my classroom which I believe could function in the same manner as the VC.

  25. Marisol Mercado says:

    Of course whatever VC you use has to be used with a standard you are teaching. I am not aware of the approved VC for my district

  26. Rickey Vandenburg says:

    I would love to try this out.

  27. Ellen Proctor says:

    This is great!

  28. Marquita Rawlins says:

    I follow up with a post – activity.

  29. Jennifer Rickman says:

    I would love this!

  30. amy d norris says:

    This would be a great teaching resource!

  31. Gabrielle Julia Meret says:

    I would love to do this.

  32. Moises Sanchez says:

    I am the teacher

  33. kathy says:

    I would like to do this with my classroom.

  34. Sauileoge Toafa says:

    Currently not have this in my classroom.

  35. Charles Ryan says:

    i do not have the equipment yet. We are moving into a new building and I am planning to use it.

  36. Nicolle Watkins says:

    I would ask our on campus tech just how this would work using our I-pads?

  37. Amanda Stapp says:

    would love to figure out if we have all the right components to bring this to our class, and to share with other teachers.

  38. Maria del C Rodriguez says:

    By now we ‘do not have that technology

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