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Presentation for the end of Opening Day 2012 at the Kay Meek Theatre.

Presentation for the end of Opening Day 2012 at the Kay Meek Theatre.

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  • Link technology to physical activity and the arts – it is not just about language arts – integrate, integrate, integrate!  (High Tech High examples)
  • Start at Grades 4–7 (maybe 6-8 if a middle model) – spill both ways over time – the “sweet spot” extends from 4 – 10 depending on your school organization
  • Tension between formal and informal learning will increase; what matters most is what happens in informal settings – the true learning!

Opening Day - 2012 Opening Day - 2012 Presentation Transcript

  • He says the problem with teachers isWhat’s a kid going to learnfrom someone who decided his best option in lifewas to become a teacher?
  • He reminds the other dinner guests that it’s truewhat they say about teachers:Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.
  • ...I mean, you’re a teacher, Taylor.Be honest. What do you make?
  • This is . . .
  • OUR WORLD
  • OUR LIVES
  • OUR CHILDREN
  • OUR CURRICULUM
  • OUR CHALLENGE
  • OUR WORK
  • OUR ART
  • OUR JOY
  • You want to know what I make? I make kidswonder,
  • I make them question.
  • I make them criticize.I make them apologize and mean it.
  • I make them write.I make them read, read, read.
  • I make them spell definitely beautiful,definitely beautiful, definitely beautifulover and over and over again until they willnever misspelleither one of those words again.
  • ...and if someone ever tries to judge youby what you by what you make, you give them this.
  • ...Here, let me break it down for you, so youknow what I say is true:
  • Teachers make a goddamn difference! Nowwhat about you?
  • Happy New Year, SD45! Excerpts from poem: What Teachers Make by Taylor Mali