Passion, Purpose, Perspective and a Pirate Attitude

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As teachers we all have an enormous responsibility......every single day; we take on the important task of nurturing the impressionable minds of future generations. But what does it take to be an outstanding teacher?

What does "peak performance" look like for an educator? In particular, what skills, attitudes and beliefs are helpful to us if we want to be the best teachers we can be?

When you look at what great teachers do, there is always a common thread....a collection of core qualities that they all seem to possess, so how do we learn to deliberately cultivate these?

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Passion, Purpose, Perspective and a Pirate Attitude

  1. passion purpose perspective pirate and a attitude@betchaboywww.chrisbetcher.com
  2. http://meetingwords.com/itlmc #itlmc
  3. What does it take to be a champion sportsperson?
  4. What does it take to be a champion educator?
  5. Don’t smile till EasterCC BY-SA-NC www.flickr.com/photos/vixl
  6. PassionCC BY-SA-NC www.flickr.com/photos/rogianesi/
  7. PurposeCC BY-SA www.flickr.com/photos/quinnanya
  8. PerspectiveCC BY www.flickr.com/photos/goincase
  9. A Pirate AttitudeCC BY-NC www.flickr.com/photos/cayusa
  10. “Professor John Hattie has spent his life studying the studies to find out what works in education. His advice to teachers?” Just shut up. Professor John Hattiehttp://www.smh.com.au/national/education/just-shut-up-and-listen-expert-tells-teachers-20110609-1fv9y.html
  11. “When teachers stop talking deep learning takes place” “We need to see learning through the eyes of kids”
  12. What are the qualities and attitudes that facilitate learning? Realness or genuineness Prizing, Acceptance, Trust Empathic Understanding Carl Ransom Rogers (1902 - 1987)http://www.infed.org/thinkers/et-rogers.htm
  13. “We cannot teach another person directly; we can only facilitate their learning.” “The structure and organization of the self appears to become more rigid under threat”http://www.infed.org/thinkers/et-rogers.htm
  14. The educational situation which most effectively promotes significant learning is one in which: 1) threat to the self of the learner is reduced a minimum 2) differentiated perception of the field of experience is facilitated.http://www.infed.org/thinkers/et-rogers.htm
  15. in other words
  16. Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care
  17. “If you want to teach young people, first you must love them; you must love them all equally.Saint Marcellin ChampagnatFounder of the Marist Brothers
  18. Professor Stephen Heppell www.heppell.net
  19. “A word of advice, Durk: It’s the Mesolithic,We’ve domesticatedthe dog, we’re using stone tools, and no one’s naked anymore.”
  20. 1998 2011
  21. In early 1998 could you have predicted how much the world would change in 13 years?Image: ashamedhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/24471966@N04/3114343040
  22. 2011Kindergarten ? 2024 Year 12
  23. How do we prepare for a future that we can’t possibly even imagine?Image: flehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/23474554@N00/2619625163
  24. We need to producepeople who knowhow to act when they’re faced withsituations for which they were not specifically prepared. Seymour Papert
  25. CC BY-SA www.flickr.com/photos/spursfan_ace
  26. WTF?
  27. 24/7 access p2p learning online learning mobile learning home schooling cloud computing open learning spaces open learning resourcesco-constructed knowledge abundant information game based learning digital convergence
  28. We have entered an era where self-motivated students with a personal device and broadbandaccess can learn more than they could in school.
  29. What do you need to know to teach a dog tricks?
  30. More than the dog
  31. CC BY www.flickr.com/photos/lomoholga “Don’t worry that your children don’t listen to you. Worry that they are watching everything you do.”
  32. Do you know how to...
  33. create a network for learning?
  34. manage information overload?
  35. work collaboratively?
  36. build content?
  37. make information work for you?
  38. use information legally and ethically?
  39. How are YOU with these things?
  40. Your students have many strengths
  41. quick learners enjoy challengesseek engagement no fear willing to try willing to fail
  42. BUT
  43. Students Teachers quick learner enjoys a challenge seeks engagement no fear willing to try willing to fail enjoys learning worldliness wisdomknows what’s possible
  44. Students Teachers quick learner enjoys a challenge seeks engagement no fear willing to try willing to fail enjoys learning worldliness wisdomknows what’s possible
  45. Students Teachers quick learner enjoys a challenge seeks engagement no fear willing to try willing to fail enjoys learning worldliness wisdomknows what’s possible
  46. Students Teachers quick learner enjoys a challenge seeks engagement no fear willing to try willing to fail enjoys learning worldliness wisdomknows what’s possible
  47. Students Teachers quick learner enjoys a challenge seeks engagement no fear willing to try willing to fail enjoys learning worldliness wisdomknows what’s possible
  48. What do you think sets an excellent teacher apart from an average one?What do great teachers do that makes them great?
  49. What do you think sets an excellent teacher apart from an average one?What do great teachers do that makes them great?
  50. CC BY-SA-NC www.flickr.com/photos/courosa
  51. CC BY-SA-NC www.flickr.com/photos/courosa
  52. In your teaching career, have you ever donesomething with your students that... was out of the ordinary? you feel exceptionally proud of? you think was exemplary education? you know made a difference?
  53. Did you have to bend a few rules to do it?
  54. Great people who did not wait for permission
  55. Great people who did wait for permission
  56. Make it look like you’re following instructions while saying “screw it”
  57. "Its fun" "I learned most of it from the teacher, but then... I started doing stuff for myself""I found my way and worked it out by myself, and tried to solve my own problems" “It makes you think a lot about the problem solving" "It helps you create your inner awesomeness!"
  58. Perhaps we could endeavour to teach our future the following:• How to focus intently on a problem until its solved.• The benefit of postponing short-term satisfaction in exchange for long-term success.• How to read critically.• The power of being able to lead groups of peers without receiving clear delegated authority.• An understanding of the extraordinary power of the scientific method, in just about any situation or endeavour.• How to persuasively present ideas in multiple forms, especially in writing and before a group.• Project management. Self-management and the management of ideas, projects and people.• Personal finance. Understanding the truth about money and debt and leverage.• An insatiable desire (and the ability) to learn more. Forever.• Most of all, the self-reliance that comes from understanding that relentless hard work can be applied to solve problems worth solving. Seth Godin

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