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Creating SMART Students

  1. 1. Creating S.M.A.R.T. Students: High Achievement for All Presented by Angela Maiers, 2007
  2. 2. <ul><li>In a world that is constantly changing, there is no one subject or set of subjects that will serve you for the foreseeable future, let alone for the rest of your life. The most important life skill to acquire now is learning how to learn. </li></ul><ul><li>~Bill Gates~ </li></ul>
  3. 3. SMART Non-Examples Examples Characteristics Definition
  4. 4. <ul><li>All valuable things, material, </li></ul><ul><li>spiritual, and moral which we receive </li></ul><ul><li>from society can be traced back </li></ul><ul><li>through countless generations </li></ul><ul><li>to certain </li></ul><ul><li>amazing individuals . </li></ul><ul><li>~Albert Einstein~ </li></ul>Learning from Those Who Have Achieved
  5. 5. Success Traits <ul><li>Think of someone you admire… </li></ul><ul><li>2. What are 2 or 3 things they do that stand out? </li></ul><ul><li>3. What character traits, abilities or practices do they employ to elevate themselves? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Possible Traits <ul><li>Attitude Conscious </li></ul><ul><li>Strong Model </li></ul><ul><li>Self Aware </li></ul><ul><li>Powerfully Curious </li></ul><ul><li>Endurance/Persistence </li></ul><ul><li>Risk Taker </li></ul><ul><li>Comfortable with Ambiguity </li></ul><ul><li>Achieve Balance </li></ul><ul><li>Value on Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Insatiable Desire to Learn </li></ul>
  7. 7. Our Dream Team Waipau High School <ul><li>Donald Trump </li></ul><ul><li>Einstein </li></ul><ul><li>Shakespeare </li></ul><ul><li>Da Vinci </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Jordon </li></ul><ul><li>John Glenn </li></ul><ul><li>Ghandi </li></ul><ul><li>President Bush </li></ul><ul><li>Oprah </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher: Mr. Reese </li></ul>Success is… Evidence of Amazing Human Potential
  8. 8. Reflection Questions <ul><li>Q1: Are these traits and habits </li></ul><ul><li>developed in our classrooms? </li></ul><ul><li>Q2: Are they evident in our daily </li></ul><ul><li>assignments, instruction, </li></ul><ul><li>discussions, demonstrations, </li></ul><ul><li>and practice opportunities? </li></ul>
  9. 9. NOW WE KNOW… <ul><li>WHAT CAN WE DO? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Creating S.M.A.R.T. Students: High Achievement for All
  11. 11. <ul><li>S: See Success: </li></ul><ul><li>YOUR ATTITUDE MATTERS! </li></ul><ul><li>M: Monitor and Manage </li></ul><ul><li>A: Ask Questions: </li></ul><ul><li>BE CURIOUS! </li></ul><ul><li>R: Risk Take: </li></ul><ul><li>Redefine F.E.A.R </li></ul><ul><li>PUSH YOURSELF! </li></ul><ul><li>T: Tools for Success </li></ul>©Angela Maiers,2006 I’m thinking …
  12. 13. Unleashing Success <ul><li>Phase One: Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Phase Two: Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Phase Three: Action </li></ul><ul><li>Phase Four: Reflective Practice </li></ul>
  13. 14. Step One: Defining the S.M.A.R.T. Student”
  14. 15. S.M.A.R.T. Learners… <ul><li>See Success </li></ul>
  15. 16. Controlling Your Frame of Mind <ul><li>Follow this exercise … </li></ul><ul><li>First: </li></ul><ul><li>Slump </li></ul><ul><li>Tilt head down, cross arms, pull into yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Stick out lips, put, frown, tense muscles </li></ul><ul><li>Now…Try to feel happy and optimistic </li></ul>
  16. 17. Now… <ul><li>Sit up straight and tall </li></ul><ul><li>Throw back your head and shoulders </li></ul><ul><li>Smile large and wild </li></ul><ul><li>Open and widen your eyes </li></ul><ul><li>Now-fell sad and depressed </li></ul>
  17. 18. See Yourself Successful <ul><li>My most valuable asset for learning success is… </li></ul><ul><li>Five messages I can use to motivate myself: </li></ul><ul><li>1. </li></ul><ul><li>2. </li></ul><ul><li>3. </li></ul><ul><li>4. </li></ul><ul><li>5. </li></ul>
  18. 19. Success Self- Assessment <ul><li>When I begin a project, I start with a </li></ul><ul><li>visualization of its successful completion. </li></ul><ul><li>I keep my priorities in perspective when I </li></ul><ul><li>am under stress. </li></ul><ul><li>I have faith in my own ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t let setbacks throw me off my course. </li></ul><ul><li>When I set a goal, I work with patience and dedication until </li></ul><ul><li>it is done successfully. </li></ul>
  19. 20. Attitude Hurdles <ul><li>Frustration: “I don’t understand…” </li></ul><ul><li>Embarrassment: “I don’t know…” </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation: “I don’t care…” </li></ul><ul><li>Perception: “I am not good at…” </li></ul><ul><li>Passivity: “I don’t want to…” </li></ul>
  20. 21. ATTITUDE CONSCIOUS RESOURCES <ul><li>Study Attitudes Of Characters and Successful People </li></ul><ul><li>Image Streaming-Athlete Examples </li></ul><ul><li>Address Attitude Hurdles </li></ul>
  21. 22. Attitude Prompts… <ul><li>When I think of school.., </li></ul><ul><li>The biggest problem for me as a learner… </li></ul><ul><li>When I am asked to read/work in class I… </li></ul><ul><li>Given my future plans, I see reading and writing.. </li></ul><ul><li>If teachers would________, it would help me a great deal to feel_________ </li></ul><ul><li>Most important thing I want teachers to know about me is that___________ </li></ul>
  22. 23. S.M.A.R.T. Learners… <ul><li>Monitor </li></ul>
  23. 24. Know Thyself: <ul><li>I am very good at… </li></ul><ul><li>Something positive about me is… </li></ul><ul><li>I really see results when I… </li></ul><ul><li>It doesn’t work when I… </li></ul><ul><li>I have a hard time… </li></ul><ul><li>If I was able to change… </li></ul><ul><li>One area I could improve on is… </li></ul>
  24. 25. My Learner Profile <ul><li>My Strengths: Examples of How My </li></ul><ul><li>Strengths Can Be Observed </li></ul><ul><li>1. _____________________ </li></ul><ul><li>______________________ </li></ul><ul><li>______________________ </li></ul><ul><li>My Weaknesses How I can Overcome These Areas </li></ul><ul><li>1. ______________________ </li></ul><ul><li>_______________________ </li></ul><ul><li>_______________________ </li></ul>
  25. 26. End if the Week Check In I’d like to spend more time learning about… I still need help with… I learned Things I accomplished this week
  26. 27. Continuous Learning Assessment So then I decided to… I discovered that… But I had difficulties with.. I tried to…
  27. 28. S.M.A.R.T. Learners Are… <ul><li>POWERFULLY CURIOUS </li></ul>
  28. 29. ‘ Wonderful <ul><li>Admiration </li></ul><ul><li>Astonishment </li></ul><ul><li>Reverence </li></ul><ul><li>Surprise </li></ul><ul><li>Amazement </li></ul><ul><li>Awe </li></ul><ul><li>Excitement </li></ul><ul><li>Joy </li></ul><ul><li>Marvel </li></ul><ul><li>Endeavor </li></ul>
  29. 31. Genius Questions What if…? Is ______ the reason for…? I wonder why…? Can…? If…? Would you rather…? What is it that…? What would it take to…? When is it…? Why is it that…? Who could…? Would ______ be possible if…? How is ____ like _____? Is it possible to…? When is…? Could…? What could happen if…? How can…? If it were possible…? What is your opinion about…? Are there…? Is it right to…? Why is…? I wonder when…? How…? I’m wondering if…? Where did…? How could it…? Do you…? Why are…? Does it matter if…? If I ______, could_____? When is it …? What can…?
  30. 32. Rocks! <ul><li>Why are rocks important? </li></ul><ul><li>Do they even matter to nature or are they just there? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the oldest rock? </li></ul><ul><li>How are rocks formed? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there new kinds of rocks being created today? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there anything in the world that is harder than a rock? </li></ul><ul><li>Who invented that saying, “harder than a rock?” </li></ul><ul><li>How many kinds of rock have been identified? </li></ul><ul><li>What if we could turn all rock into fuel? </li></ul><ul><li>How many uses are there for rock? </li></ul><ul><li>What rock has been the most valuable? </li></ul><ul><li>How does rock turn into diamonds or other jewels? </li></ul><ul><li>Where can I find the largest rock? </li></ul><ul><li>When climbers climb rock, how do they hold on? </li></ul><ul><li>How many injuries have occurred because of rocks? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there still rock slides in America? </li></ul><ul><li>Has anyone ever died from a rock slide? </li></ul><ul><li>What make the colors in rocks? </li></ul><ul><li>When rocks form, how long does that take? </li></ul><ul><li>Is gravel cheap rock? </li></ul><ul><li>Do other planets have rock like Earth? </li></ul><ul><li>Is volcanic rock softer than normal rock? </li></ul><ul><li>When does a rock turn into a mountain? </li></ul>
  31. 33. <ul><li>Much of what we know about intelligence and achievement show that the power of what individuals know depends in very large part not on the information they control but on the SCOPE and ORIGINALITY of the questions they ask. </li></ul><ul><li>-Pat Wolfe, 2002- </li></ul>
  32. 34. Wonder Boxes <ul><li>To awaken, applaud, and operationalize the curiosity and inquiry skills of children from the earliest grades and onward . </li></ul><ul><li>Debbie Miller </li></ul><ul><li>Reading for Meaning </li></ul>
  33. 35. S.M.A.R.T. Learners Are… <ul><li>RISK TAKERS </li></ul>
  34. 36. Why is Taking a Risk Hard? <ul><li>Old Paradigms </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of Failure </li></ul><ul><li>Comfort </li></ul>
  35. 37. Paradigm <ul><li>A perceived set of rules we use for evaluating information and incorporating it into our lives </li></ul>
  36. 39. Redefining Failure <ul><li>FAILURE= FEEDBACK! </li></ul><ul><li>What would you do if you know you would not or could not fail? </li></ul><ul><li>1. </li></ul><ul><li>2. </li></ul><ul><li>3. </li></ul>
  37. 40. TASK: Use four straight lines to connect the dots (each dot must be used only once!)
  38. 41. TASK: Using only four straight lines-connect the dots (each dot must be used only once!)
  39. 42. S.M.A.R.T. Learners Have… <ul><li>Tools </li></ul>
  40. 43. Success Tools <ul><li>Like any other set of tools, they do not do </li></ul><ul><li>anything by themselves…Students have to know when and how to use them !! </li></ul>
  41. 44. Success Tools <ul><li>Content Learning Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Memory Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Study Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Note-taking Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative Working Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Writing Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Time Management Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Test Taking Tools </li></ul><ul><li>OTHER… </li></ul>
  42. 45. Getting It Done!!! <ul><li>Set a Deadline </li></ul><ul><li>Break the Task into Parts </li></ul><ul><li>Select One Part at a Time </li></ul><ul><li>Reward Yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Remove Distractions </li></ul>
  43. 46. Success Is… <ul><li>The ability to take your skills and talents and apply them in a pursuit of something worthy. </li></ul>
  44. 47. Einstein: Thinking Like a Genius Week 8 Set up : Question Box Week 9 Trait 3: Asking Questions Redefining the Role of Questioning Week 7 Learner Profile Assignment Week 6 Trait 2: Self Monitoring Week 5 Attitude Inventories/Hurdles Ex: Coach Carter, Akeelah and the Bee Week 4 Trait 1: See yourself successful Success Story: Lance Armstrong Week 3 Share S.M.A.R.T. traits: Poster? Excelling in Science, Math, LA means…. Week 2 Defining SUCCESS: Research Dream Team Week 1 Materials Needed Mini Lesson Focus
  45. 48. Assignment Reflection with Active vs. Passive Learning Week 17 Review and Reflect on Initial SMART Definition Week 18 Active Learning Coding: Model and Demonstrate on Content Text Week 16 General Success Tool: Active Reading/Learning Brain Awake and Asleep Week 15 Trait 5: Success Tools Model and Demonstrate Tools that support your success Week 14 Redefining Failure Assignment Week 13 Redefining Failure Readings Week 12 Trait 4: Risk Taking : Discuss and Define Outside the Box Thinking Week 11 Model and demonstrate questioning during content learning (math, science, arts, etc..) Week 10 Materials Needed Mini Lesson Focus