Hormone Alert - The Young Adolescent


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Hormone Alert - The Young Adolescent

  1. 1. EDPS 310: Managing the Learning Environment “The good teacher unconditionally accepts students as they are, and expects them to become all they can be". ***Holly Holland ” Week #2: The Young Adolescent – Hormone Alert
  2. 2. Pedagogy, Philosophies, Portfolios and Plans • Discussion: What is good teaching? • I am a gardener – Sliderocket presentation: http://www.sliderocket.com/ • Discussion: What are my beliefs about managing the learning environment? • Life in the Beehive – interactive “choral reading” poem, What does this say about management? • Brief Overview: Professional Portfolios, Professional Growth Plans, Setting Goals and Reflection Portfolio Piece #1: My Philosophy of Classroom Management
  3. 3. Retreat Shelfari – Book Review Twitter Tips Chapter Presentations (start in two weeks) Course Participation Tasks Google Classroom Rules/Cohort Norms/ Cohort Covenant/Mission Statement Course Readings Final Exam
  4. 4. Young Adolescents: Who Are They?
  5. 5. Adolescent Stereotypes “Labels Belong On Cans”
  6. 6. Who am I and where am I going?
  7. 7. Things to Think About… 40 Generic Principles of Classroom Management – What is the single most important influence on the classroom learning environment? – What range of professional responsibilities do teachers need to accept in the classroom? – What ideas and strategies must teachers develop if they are to have a classroom that is characterized by a high level of on-task student behaviour? – If students are to display appropriate behaviour in class, what preplanning is necessary for teachers? – A problem exists whenever a behaviour interferes with the teaching act, interferes with the rights of others to learn, is psychologically of physically unsafe, or destroys property. – For effective teaching to take place, teachers must be competent in managing student misbehaviour so as to maximize the time spent on learning. – Teachers who manage their classrooms effectively enjoy teaching more and have greater confidence in their ability to affect student achievement. – An awareness of the causes of misbehaviour enables teachers to use positive control techniques rather than negative techniques, which stem from erroneously viewing misbehaviour as a personal affront. – Basic human needs such as food, safety, belonging and security are prerequisites for appropriate classroom behaviour. – The need for a sense of significance, competence, virtue, and power influences student behaviour. – ……………………..See our Google Site for the remaining principles …regarding Classroom Management
  8. 8. Reflecting on our Adolescence: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly What was your adolescence like? What was the good, the bad, and the ugly of these years for you? Think of the following questions:
  9. 9. Remembering your Grade 8 Experience • Your Geography: Where did you live? What school did you go to? • Your Free Time: How did you spend your free time? After school? Weekends? Who was your best friend? Who was in your gang? What did you talk to your best friend about? What did you not talk about? What were you sure of? What were you confused about? • Your School Time: What was your favourite class in school? Why? Who was your favourite teacher in the school? Why? What was the best thing about school? What was the worst thing about school? Did you play sports? Did you have a girlfriend/boyfriend? What adjective would you use to describe your grade 8 year? What was something pleasant you remember? • Your Learning: How did you learn best? How were you taught? How did you behave? How were you disciplined? How were your classes managed? What were the positive consequences of behaving well? What were the negative consequences of behaving poorly?
  10. 10. The Final Word…. Code 42