#UTedChat Questions for 09/26 – Advice for New Teachers #IntroToEd

Written by Derek Larson on . Posted in #utedchat, Education



Tonight’s #UTEdchat is hosted by Krystle Bassett (@KrystleBassett). Krystle is an Innovation Specialist in Juab School District. She is currently teaching an Introduction to Teaching course at Juab High School and all of tonight’s questions were written with her high school students in that class. Krystle will be leading tonight’s #UTedChat with an awesome topic of Advice for New Teachers. Prepare for some great discussion and a lot of fun tonight. 

If you haven’t already followed Krystle via Twitter (@KrystleBassett) you should probably do so because it will help you to better follow the chat. 

As always, please be sure to include #UTedChat in your responses so everyone participating can see your thoughts and ideas.

Q1: I hear a lot about teachers leaving the profession. Why did you choose to be an educator? Why do you stay? via @AKeithAllred1

Q2: Everyone says that relationships matter most. What is one thing you do to connect with your students? Why does it work? via @Makayla46612690

Q3: A lot of teachers seem tired all the time. How do you get ‘it’ (grading, planning, etc) all done? via @erdmann_jamie

Q4: Would you tell your own child to become a teacher? Why/Why not? #UTedChat

Q5: I want my students to listen and learn, but I’ve heard they won’t learn from teachers they don’t like. How do you gain respect as a teacher? via @meganr0013

Q6: What makes a ‘good day’ at school for you and your students? What do you do to get more of them? via @gracie26880510

Krystle Bassett, Innovation Specialist at Juab School District (Follow them on Twitter at @juabsd), is a mom of four and an avid #sketchnote creator. She is currently teaching an #IntrotoEd course at Juab High School and she loves it! All questions tonight come from her current students.

You can follow Krystle via Twitter at @KrystleBassett.

– Chat Archive available via Wakelet.


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Derek Larson

Husband, father, teacher, learner, tech addict, musician, and friend. J. Derek Larson taught 4th and 5th grades in Southern Utah for 8 years, absolutely loving every minute, before becoming the Educational Technology Director for the Southwest Educational Development Center (SEDC) in Cedar City, Utah. Having completed his M.Ed. with an emphasis on technology, he feels technology is one of the most crucial aspects of teaching because of the way students are excited by and look forward to using it. If educators can find ways to effectively harness technology into their teaching, they will be better able to reach their students and help them catch the excitement of learning. This is one of Derek's goals as he works with teachers in rural districts across Southwestern Utah. He was awarded the 2014 UCET Outstanding Young Educator of the Year, an award presented to an outstanding young educator, in the first ten years of their teaching career, who demonstrates vision, innovation, action, and transformation using technology to improve teaching and learning. He also received the Certified Educational Technology Leader (CETL) certification from the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) in October of 2016. Earning the CETL certification helps education technology leaders demonstrate they have mastered the knowledge and skills needed to define the vision for and successfully build 21st-century learning environments in their school districts. More recently, Derek earned the Google Certified Educator Levels 1 and 2 along with his Google Certified Administrator certifications, showcasing his ability to effectively use the G-Suite toolset as well as effectively administer the back-end of the G-Suite productivity system. Derek is a moderator for #UTedChat, an education Twitter chat focused on Utah educators which happens every Wednesday @ 9 pm MDT. Come on by and join the conversation, non-Utahns are welcome as well. He is serving his 5th year as a member of the UCET Board where he is the currently working as the Public Relations Director. Derek has three kids and a wonderful wife who help him stay grounded in the things that matter most. He loves spending time with them in the mountains where he is reminded of the need to unplug occasionally to make sure he is the best person he can be.