March 2021 #NCTEchat: Tooling a "Good Generation" as 21st-Century Problem Solvers - National Council of Teachers of English
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March 2021 #NCTEchat: Tooling a “Good Generation” as 21st-Century Problem Solvers

Join us on Sunday, March 21, at 8:00 p.m. ET for an #NCTEchat about creating a “Good Generation” as 21st-century problem solvers, hosted by members of the NCTE Standing Committee on Global Citizenship.

Special thanks to committee members Mary Fahrenbruck @Marylovesbooks3, Danielle Filipiak @flipster33, Kylowna Moton @EnglishMajorRu1, and Michael Seward @unreconstituted.

The March #NCTEchat was inspired by a conversation with policy advisor Simon Anholt @SimonAnholt last month. Read more at

We will share the following questions during the Twitter chat:

WARM-UP: Please introduce yourself. Tell us your name, location, and the level you teach. #NCTEchat [8:04 p.m.]

Q1: @SimonAnholt posits that education is the solution to the world’s challenges, including climate change, extremism, pollution, racism, corruption, violence, poverty, and inequality. Do you agree or disagree? Why? [8:10 p.m.]

Q2: @SimonAnholt highlights that globalization necessitates an acknowledgment that we are living in an interconnected and interdependent world. How do we invite opportunities for students to both experience and understand the power of this interconnection? Share resources. #NCTEchat [8:18 p.m.]

Q3: What are young people teaching us, right now, about what it means to be better stewards of the world? Are we creating spaces that allow their perspectives to be centered? [8:26 p.m.]

Q4: @SimonAnholt suggests that collaboration will be a central skill. How have you taught the skills of collaboration and created student experiences in the classroom to subvert the expectation that schools ought to reinforce competition at the expense of collaboration? #NCTEchat [8:34 p.m.]

Q5: What is one action educators worldwide can take up today to help create and sustain a “Good Generation?” #NCTEchat  [8:42 p.m.]

Q6: What’s one takeaway from tonight’s chat that you’re going to investigate further tomorrow? [8:50 p.m.]

We hope to see you there! Be sure to join us by using #NCTEchat.

Never participated in a Twitter chat before? Check out this guide to help you get started.