All the Back-to-School Feelings

By Vivett Dukes

#SafeSpaceConvos is a Twitter chat led and hosted by teacher, writer, and advocate Vivett Dukes on alternating Mondays at 8:30pm ET. In a forum that encourages honest dialogue and connection, we come together to learn, grow, and co-construct solutions to pressing problems for students. On September 9, 2019, we kicked off a new school year by connecting and sharing updates on the new school year.

Chat Highlights

Q1: How long have you been back to school? So far, how has this school year been for you?


Q2: How, if at all, has this school year begun differently than years past? How has it been the same?


Q3: What words of wisdom would you give to teachers just entering the profession?


Q4: For those who consider themselves more seasoned educators, how do you keep your students and yourself engaged and present?


Q5: What supports do you need in order to be your best this year? How can the #SafeSpaceConvos and Sevenzo communities be of assistance?


WHAT WORKS: Throughout the chat, we asked participants to share strategies and lessons that have worked well in their classrooms. We’ll continue to curate these from week to week. Here’s what folks shared:


Be bold. Be authentic. Join #SafeSpaceConvos

You’re invited to join the next chat on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 8:30pm ET. You can also read through these archived chats for insights and resources from your peers.