Learning Styles Inventory: Master Instructor Style0 Take the LSI.0 Are you gearing your lectures and class activities only toward those that fit your style?0 Are you adapting your teaching style to meet the learning styles and needs of your students?
Turn “F” Into Feedback0 On what material did the teacher base test questions- readings, lectures, discussions, or other class activities?0 What types of questions appeared in the test – objective (matching, T/F, multiple choice), or short-answer/essay?0 What types of questions did you miss?0 Can you learn anything from the instructor’s comments that will help you prepare for the next test?0 Can you now correctly answer the questions that you missed?0 Did you make any of the mistakes mentioned in “Test taking errors and ways to avoid them” on page 68?0 Write a brief plan for avoiding test-taking errors in the future.
Turn “F” Into Feedback: Master Instructor Style0 What was your test material based on?0 What types of questions appeared in the test?0 Did students have difficulty with certain types of questions?0 Did the students provide any comments about why they did not do well?0 Can they demonstrate mastery of the test material in other ways?
Take the Next Step In Finding Your Speaking Voice
Taking the Next Step inFinding Your Speaking VoiceDiscovery Statement0 Think back to the last time you were called upon to speak before a group. Write what you remember about that situation. Describe things such as physical sensations you experienced before and during the presentation, the overall effectiveness of your presentation, and any feedback you received from the audience.Intention Statement0 Based on what you wrote above, what would you like to do differently the next time you speak? Describe the most important thing that you could do to become a more effective speaker.Action Statement0 Review the chapter for 5 suggestions that could help you make your intention a reality. Summarize each suggestion along with the related page number.0 Finally, choose 1 strategy from the list above that you will definitely use for your next presentation.
Finding Your Speaking Voice: Master Instructor StyleDiscovery Statement0 Think about a topic that you present in class that never seems to get your students motivated. What are you experiencing before and during the presentation? Rate your effectiveness. What kind of feedback do you get from your students?Intention Statement0 What do you think you should do differently next time? Get feedback from your colleagues about their experiences and brainstorm ideas.Action Statement0 Discuss steps you could take to make your intention(s) a reality.
Practice the Art of Saying NoDiscovery Statement0 Recall a situation when you wanted to say no to someone but did not. Were you making assumptions about how the other person would react? If so, describe what you were thinking.Intention Statement0 Consider some strategies for giving someone a no that’s both polite and firm. Describe those strategies.Action Statement0 Choose some key phrases in advance that will help you to effectively deliver your next no.
Practice the Art of Saying No: Master Instructor StyleDiscovery Statement0 Is there a classroom management issue or situation that arises in which you find it difficult to say no to your students? Describe that situation.Intention Statement0 Consider some strategies for standing your ground and sticking to your rules/policies.Action Statement0 Choose some key phrases in advance that will help you to effectively deliver your next no.
Try On A New Interpretation0 Think of a recent situation when you were in conflict with someone. In the chart, brainstorm a list of any behaviors that were involved in this conflict. List each behavior on a separate line. Then think of two ways to interpret each behavior. Finally, place a plus sign (+) next to any interpretation that could increase conflict. Then place a minus sign (-) next to any interpretation that could decrease conflict.
Try On A New Interpretation: Master Instructor Style0 Think of a time when a student exhibited “less than desirable” behavior. List at least 2 ways to interpret this behavior. Could their behavior be linked to issues they are dealing with outside of the classroom? Are they exhibiting these behaviors in other classes?
Discovery Wheel0 Allows students to honestly evaluate their skills and limitations at the beginning and end of the course0 10 Categories 0 Purpose 0 Learning Styles 0 Time & Money 0 Reading 0 Notes 0 Memory & Tests 0 Thinking & Communication 0 Relationships 0 Health 0 Major & Career
Discovery Wheel: Master Instructor Style0 Work with other faculty members to come up with 5- 10 categories/areas that are important in order to be an effective instructor.0 Identify 5 statements that relate to each of those areas. These statements should reflect ideal behavior/methods/pedagogy, etc.0 Rate yourself from 1-5 for each statement. Add your ratings in each area.0 Create your Discovery Wheel to identify areas of strength and areas for improvement.
Thanks For Participating! Amber M. Epps The Art Institute of Pittsburgh email@example.com www.facebook.com/eppsmamberwww.facebook.com/ambereppsismyfavoriteteacher www.slideshare.net/amepps @amber_e