PPT_Dialogue, Reflection and Feedback are Three Simple Words


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Aviva Shapiro
Dialogue, Reflection and Feedback are three simple words but also three straightforward methods which can enhance and positively impact your English classroom. I will review these ways and show how they will help you manage any class. Come prepared to participate!

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  • Explain my rationale of the use of feedback / reflecction and dialogue.. ( we are partners.. Kids need to be active and NOT passive learners.. And need to figure out (with me) how to do this..
  • Your job is to know how to manage the kids and teach them how to manage themselves
  • Kids want you to hear them.. REALLY listen to them.. They expect it , need it and have a lot to say.. So how do you this when you have so many pupils.. ??
  • As teachers we need to let our pupils know that we are there behind them and have expectations.. And that we believe in ALL of them.. IF not.. Uh oh..
  • So step ONE was setting YOUR attitude .. And it really is STEP ONE !! SMILE..
  • If they can learn how to assess themselves.. And you can engage them in a dialogue ..
  • I will discuss a few ways today.. But there are many more.. We must get our students to learn to think about the part they play in the learning process. WE can be great teachers and know our material but if the kids are NOT with us (for a million reasons then we won’t be teaching them anything)
  • What do you do with this feedback ?? THAT is what is important ..
  • Discuss the importance of Feedback from kids in all ways, shapes and forms. Ask if anyone uses them . HOW.. Say that there are summative and formative.
  • Ask if they know what formative feeedback is ?? An xample of the beginning of a feedback page.. What does it do to the kid when s/he reads the first questions.. (ASK them )
  • Intro summative pages.. WHY ? WHEN..
  • You need to know that you can really hear the student and that he can hear you !!
  • Opening remarks.. This talk will focus on why reflection is a useful / effective tool.. And how it can make our students partners in the learning process. Make them responsible and be better learners.. And of I will give some ideas how to do it ( use reflection in the classroom)
  • Teaching them to reflect is a giving them an opportunity think about what they are doing/ why they are doing.. And making learning.. Sometihng.. Which progresses and doesn’t get stagnant..
  • For what is reflection if not a way to transform ourselves..
  • Try to encourage them to truly look at both their weaknesses and their strengths. Where do I need help ? How can I get it ?
  • Discuss here how the teacher needs to monitor them and help them reflect .. Do they really see themselves ..
  • We really need to guide them here.. To set short term goals which are achievable or doable.. Goals which are realistic.. ( NOT get 100 on every test ).. And the goals must be their own. OWNERSHIP is so very important.. !!
  • PPT_Dialogue, Reflection and Feedback are Three Simple Words

    1. 1. 3 techniques for managing your class and teaching responsibility
    2. 3. <ul><li>In order to be an effective teacher .. You need to manage your classroom.. And believe it or not.. It all begins with YOU... </li></ul>
    3. 4. <ul><li>How and why to use dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>How and why to use feedback </li></ul><ul><li>How and why to use reflection. </li></ul>
    4. 5. <ul><li>Listening to Your Pupils And Teaching them how to take Responsibility </li></ul>
    5. 6. <ul><li>“ The remarkable thing is, we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.” </li></ul><ul><li>Charles R. Swindoll </li></ul>
    6. 7. <ul><li>“ We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.” </li></ul><ul><li>Elbert Hubbard </li></ul>
    7. 8. <ul><li>“ “ The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude . </li></ul><ul><li>Oprah Winfrey </li></ul>
    8. 9. <ul><li>Step ONE: YOUR ATTITUDE </li></ul><ul><li>Step TWO: Class Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Step THREE Written Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Step FOUR : Response to Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Step FIVE: Pupils Set Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Step SIX : Dialogues </li></ul>
    9. 11. <ul><li>Students need feedback to learn and get better at what they are doing – learning. </li></ul><ul><li>By asking students to evaluate their own learning you are teaching them to take responsibility for the process of learning. </li></ul><ul><li>There are many ways to get feedback from students on where they are and if they are satisfied with where they are. </li></ul>
    10. 12. <ul><li>Instant feedback – Orally - by asking questions , a show of hands.. </li></ul><ul><li>Written feedback pages – either formative/ summative </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection journals </li></ul><ul><li>Dialogue journals </li></ul><ul><li>Face to face mini-talks </li></ul><ul><li>Face to face meetings </li></ul>
    11. 13. <ul><li>Use FEEDBACK pages to get the kids to stop and think where they are, and why they are there. </li></ul>
    12. 14. <ul><li>This type of feedback should be done during a lesson , right after a unit or at the end of the semester to find out what is going on and be able to make a change . </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>
    13. 15. <ul><li>There are other forms of feedback which are summative . These can be used at the end of the semester. They should allow the kids to relate to the teacher, the class , the material taught and himself as a learner. </li></ul>
    14. 17. <ul><li>Step 1: ECHO Listen to the person talking When s/he finishes, repeat what s/he has said . TRY to use almost the exact words. </li></ul><ul><li>Step 2 : CONFIRM Repeat in YOUR own words. Confirm that this is correct . </li></ul>
    15. 18. <ul><li>Step 3 . EMPATHIZE . Be open to what you have heard . By showing empathy you let the person know you really hear him or her. </li></ul><ul><li>Step 4 . GET A REQUEST Ask the person what s/he wants from you or what s/he wants from himself. Repeat the request to make sure you have understood. Suggest what you feel you can do. Ask him/her if this is ok. </li></ul>
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    17. 20. A higher level of critical thinking occurs when one is aware of one's thought processes .
    18. 21. <ul><li>“ A school is not a factory. Its raison d'être is to provide opportunity for experience. “  James Lloyd Carr </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s give them the experience to grow .. And we can do this by encouraging them to think about what they do (which is to reflect) in order to progress, to learn and to develop as better learners. !! </li></ul>
    19. 24. <ul><li>Teach the pupils what you want – class discussion on reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Give them prompts </li></ul><ul><li>Give them time to sit , reflect and write it down . </li></ul>
    20. 25. <ul><li>Write about an activity we did in class this week which you enjoyed and explain why ? </li></ul><ul><li>Write about an activity in class this week which you didn’t like and explain why ? </li></ul><ul><li>Write about something which you feel you learned this week and explain why and what you know about it . </li></ul><ul><li>Write about something which was difficult for you this week and explain what you want to do to change this what will help you in the future . </li></ul>
    21. 26. Student Self Assessment/Reflection Page WEEK of : Name : My Behaviour Very good Good OK Needs Improvement My Use of English in class Most of the time Some of the time A little bit Not much I was On Task The whole lesson Most of the lesson Some of the lesson Not really I did my homework All done Most done Some of it done Not done The Effort I made : Very good Good OK I need to improve Problems Circle as many as you need to. Talking to friends and fooling around Not understanding the material Not understanding the teacher Getting low grades .
    22. 27. However it does depend on the angle you view yourself from <ul><li>Reflection helps you grow and develop as a learner. </li></ul>
    23. 29. Reflection empowers you !!