Twelve habits of     Top 21   st Century Educators@coolcatteacher   www.flatclassroombook.com
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We’re looking at the vital          behaviorsthat move us towards effective   21st Century Classrooms
Isn’t the way we’ve always taught good enough?
There Is Growing Demand For An Increasingly Educated Workforce              Workforce job requirements, by education level...
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Just a high school degree with rote   memorization will not create         success!
Why do we even care about        flattening     Our classrooms?
The FACTS of 21st century life.Successful people will have to  work with and market to China, India, and beyond.
Write thisDown!              Habit #1         I believe in myself, my            students, and my                 school.
“Santa’s Motto” in mychildhood home    “If you    believe      you   receive.”
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The end of the school year• Led the school and district in standardized test  scores• Jumped 20-30% in academic achievemen...
Guess what?• The selections were RANDOM.    – Students were a mix of good/bad/ medium.    – So were teachers!Rosenthal, R....
You Believe, You Receive!“In experiment after experiment, it has beendemonstrated that when teachers EXPECT theirstudents ...
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Transmitters    Transformers          Dale Carnegie,How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
Transformers“Turn the negativity into  something positive.”
“The budget cuts  have become  opportunistic because we are having to think   outside the    box.”JodyKennedy, TeacherWhit...
CAN      1. Remove the obstacle.      2. Be the obstacle.
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21st   Century Skills  21st     Century  CONNECTIONS
Audience is Important• “Technology creates opportunities for  students to do meaningful work that has value  outside schoo...
TEAMS“Working withpeople across theworld has challengedme.”“The majority of my partnerswanted to contributesomethingmeanin...
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“Institutional leaders will need to seek out ‘reverse mentors’     among (often younger)individuals who can help them  und...
Write thisDown!             Habit #3        “In my classroom,     students are involved in         the evolution of     te...
“If they help build it, they   are already THERE.”               Build a participatory culture
“Flatten new technology    implementation”   Admin   Teachers   IT   Students
“                 Rather than dealing with each technology in isolation, we would do better to take an ecological      app...
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“We are better atcoping than exerting     influence.”             Kerry Patterson et al,Influencer: The Power to Change An...
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We        mirrorthe behaviors of those    we are around.
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Habit #5      I connect        myselfto a good personal learning network.
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Habit #5      I connect        myselfto a good personal learning network.
“Exercise boosts brain power.”       Brain Rules by John Medina
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Habit #6 to    I connect        myself       throughexercise, humor, time alone and time with        family.
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ARE      1. Knowledgeable      2. Trustworthy      3. Generous with their Time               The Influencer by Kerry Patte...
Successful  technology integration ispeople-centric.
Habit #7        I use      vicarious  learning and theteachable moment.
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Habit #7        I use      vicarious  learning and theteachable moment.
Habit #8Learning is a habit embedded in my weekly routines.
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KAIZEN = Slow, steadyimprovement
“You cannot step in the same river        twice.” Heraclitus
Habit #8Learning is a habit embedded in my weekly routines.
Habit #9   I examine assessment   carefully because my   classroom becomes aproduct of what I measure.
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Habit #9   I examine assessment   carefully because my   classroom becomes aproduct of what I measure.
Habit #10I model and discussdigital citizenship by  holding students  accountable and  including them.
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Habit #11      I embracemultisensory learning.
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Habit #12      Out of love andrespect, work hard to find    and encourage the strengths in every child.
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Habit #12      Out of love andrespect, work hard to find    and encourage the strengths in every child.
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Twelve habits of     Top 21   st Century Educators@coolcatteacher   www.flatclassroombook.com
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  • Brian Tracy in his book, Focal Point, tells the story of a nuclear power plant that was having trouble. Something was wrong in the control room, but they couldn’t figure out what. So, they called for a consultant. The consultant spent three days observing and scribbling notes on a clipboard. Then, he asked for a step stool and stood up high on the stool, pulled out a piece of chalk, and drew an “x” on one knob. He gets down from the stool and turns to the control room manager and says “replace that knob” and strolls out. The next week, the plant manager received a bill the next week for $10,000. The plant manager called the consultant and questioned the bill, asking for an itemized list of expenses, and this is the bill he got…
  • For placing x on gague $1.00 – for knowing which gague to place an “x” upon - $9,999.Knowing where to put the “x” in each part of your life is the critical determination. Additionally, according to influence research, you must find the vital behaviors – the few things that you place an “x” upon to work to change.
  • Who is the one person I can control in my district? ME!
  • Who is the one person I can control in my district? ME!
  • Who is the one person I can control in my district? ME!
  • You can’t spend that money.
  • You can’t friend your students on Facebook.
  • You can’t teach because we have to give another test.
  • Can’t
  • Can’t
  • Can’t
  • Because there are things I CAN do.
  • I don’t know about you but I’ve had enough of can’t! Let’s get rid of CAN’T!
  • Right here and right now!
  • Who is the one person I can control in my district? ME!
  • The world is waiting on superman but education
  • Doesn’t need a superman what education needs is a
  • Super Can.
  • You see in the wide world of education if I realize that I can control
  • Who is the one person I can control in my district? ME!
  • I can become one person, but if you realize the same thing that – hey, I can control
  • Who is the one person I can control in my district? ME!
  • Then we have another person, but then, look at what can happen if a lot of us decide that we can control “me”
  • Then we have another person, but then, look at what can happen if a lot of us decide that we can control “me”
  • And if an overwhelming majority of “me’s” decide we do something, then we become a
  • A super majority. A super majority is a resounding number of me’s who say they can. So really, what education needs is!
  • Super can. Because you know what,
  • Who is the one person I can control in my district? ME!
  • So, to talk about technology change, let’s talk about real change – life or death. Live or die kind of change by talking about the guineau worm. In 1986 there were 3.5 million cases in 20 countries. This parasitic worm can only live in a human host and its larvae are carried in the bellies of fleas in stagnant water. A person drinks the water and after the worm has grown for a year, it emerges through a blister in the skin as it slowly starts to exit the skin. It is horribly painful and the only relief from the pain is to submerge in water. So, as people with this worm immerse in water, the worm lays eggs which are eaten by the fleas and the cycle begins again. So, to get rid of this worm, they have to convince people to not only use special filters but also to completely care for the person who has the worm to keep them away from water –they have to feed them and their families for the one month it takes to get the guineau worm out of a person. By influencing change in this way, in 2009 there were only 3,190 cases in four countries and after smallpox, this looks as if it will be the second eradication of a major human disease in the world. To eradicate the guinea worm they identified the VITAL BEHAVIORS!.
  • So, in order to influence change, Researcher Kerry Patterson says, “discover a few vital behaviors, change those, and problems –no matter their size- topple like a house of cards.” Today, we are talking about the vital behaviors to move our schools into the 21st century.
  • We are working to determine the vital behaviors that will move us towards effective twenty first century classrooms. We’ll call this Flat Classroom. But I want you to remember as we look as the vital behaviors that there is one thing you can completely influence. What is the one thing you have complete and total control over in your district?
  • Who is the one person I can control in my district? ME!
  • We are working to determine the vital behaviors that will move us towards effective twenty first century classrooms. We’ll call this Flat Classroom. But I want you to remember as we look as the vital behaviors that there is one thing you can completely influence. What is the one thing you have complete and total control over in your district?
  • Who is the one person I can control in my district? ME!
  • The first thing to understand is that technology integration and improvement EVOLVES! The globally connected twenty first century classroom does not happen overnight! So, let’s look at my story a moment…
  • In his book Pymalion in the classroom, Dr. Robert Rosenthal of Harvard University shared his experiment from the late 1960s. Beginning of school year three teachers were called into the office and told that “because of their teaching styles you are the three best teachers in the school as a special reward we are going to give each of you one classroom of the brightest childre in the school selected based on IQ tests – we expect them to jump 20-30% in academic achievement. Keep this confidential, we don’t want anyone to know.”Teachers were psyched. They were enthusiastic. At the end of the year.
  • In Dale Carnegie’s book How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, he interviewed a woman with cancer who said “My doctors later told me there are two kinds of people when it comes to cancer: transmitters and transformers. Transmitters take the negative experience and transmit the negativity to everyone around them.
  • Transformers turn the negativity into something positive.”
  • You, see, Jody understands something – that in my district the only thing I can control is
  • Me – so I have to be careful who I surround myself with. So the first VITAL behavior for positive technology change has to do with ME.
  • The first thing to understand is that technology integration and improvement EVOLVES! The globally connected twenty first century classroom does not happen overnight! So, let’s look at my story a moment…
  • The first thing to understand is that technology integration and improvement EVOLVES! The globally connected twenty first century classroom does not happen overnight! So, let’s look at my story a moment…
  • During that time, in December 2005, I began blogging at the Cool Cat Teacher blog and used my experience from the business world as a general manager as well as my teaching, professional development teaching I’ve done for adults in technology at the college level, and my experience as IT director for my school to this blog. But you see, I still view myself as the
  • Georgia Educators Technology Conference in Atlanta with a commission from my curriculum director to bring technologies back to my classroom that would enable me to better facilitiate
  • Understand that flat classrooms are based upon things you already understand – Research Based Best Practices such as differentiated instruction, authentic assessment, cooperative learning, and project based learning. The only difference is that your classroom is merged with other classrooms and your student’s partners are in other time zones and locations.
  • This is how I felt!
  • event for my classroom and I when I wrote a blog post in October 2006 called “My students weigh in on Friedman’s Flat World.”
  • Julie Lindsay, now one of my dearest friends responded with a simple request:“It would be great if we could interact with your students! Would you be willing/ have the time to participate in an online debate or discussion? My students are Bangladeshi and Indian nationals and have a perspective from the ‘other side of the flat world.’”
  • She was at the International School Dhaka, Bangladesh. Her students were primarily Indian and Bangladeshi nationals who practiced the Muslim, mine, primarily Anglo Christian background.
  • In addition to the wiki, the students also created videos about their topic where that to outsource, or receive video from their partner on the other side of the world and this is the type of video that emerged.
  • Connecting with others – audiences are important as per the research.
  • First you must connect yourself! Learn to pull resources to you that will help you learn.
  • Peck and Dorricott 1994 demonstrated that audience gives meaning to the student work and improves student performance. Peers and cultures.
  • So, literally, you can see my student Casey here who graduated from Westwood being able to say that she served as project manager for a group of students from China, Australia, and Qatar in a global collaborative team experience. This is where we need to go in all of our schools… but how do we get there.
  • It depends upon selecting two types of communications: sychronous and asychronous. You can’t always link up simultaneously because of time zones especially if you want to collaborate outside the United states, so let’s take a look at these technologies.
  • Synchronous means doing things at the same time and in the same place such as these synchronized swimmers. The classroom is a synchronous environment – we are synchronized and all inhabiting that classroom in the same time and space. We are together. Schools are already good at enriching our synchronous classroom environment using tools like video conferencing, webinars, and live broadcasts from around the world. However, synchronous is no longer enough.
  • Asynchronous means NOT at the same time – for example this famous statue by Rodin was created by him over 100 years a go and we enjoy it now. We did not get to enjoy it or interact with him while he worked.
  • We are working to determine the vital behaviors that will move us towards effective twenty first century classrooms. We’ll call this Flat Classroom. But I want you to remember as we look as the vital behaviors that there is one thing you can completely influence. What is the one thing you have complete and total control over in your district?
  • We are working to determine the vital behaviors that will move us towards effective twenty first century classrooms. We’ll call this Flat Classroom. But I want you to remember as we look as the vital behaviors that there is one thing you can completely influence. What is the one thing you have complete and total control over in your district?
  • We are working to determine the vital behaviors that will move us towards effective twenty first century classrooms. We’ll call this Flat Classroom. But I want you to remember as we look as the vital behaviors that there is one thing you can completely influence. What is the one thing you have complete and total control over in your district?
  • It depends upon selecting two types of communications: sychronous and asychronous. You can’t always link up simultaneously because of time zones especially if you want to collaborate outside the United states, so let’s take a look at these technologies.
  • So, the question is that are you evolving and connecting with multiple audiences, peers, and cultures using sychronous and asychronous communications methods. So, how do you decide what technologies to use as you integrate technologies? Where do you start?
  • Wonderful book called the “power of pull” by John Seely Brown et. Al, talks about empowering innovation and change - he says “institutional leaders will need to seek out ‘reverse mentors’ among (often younger) individuals who can help them understand and master edge practices.” Well, who are the reverse mentors we should empower?
  • Our students! Some schools have tech angels programs at our school this year, when I took a group of students to our Flat Classroom conference in India, the rest of the school immersed in everything India and the students we left behind in the 10th grade worked with the technology integration! Empower your students and make the part of technology integration. But again, even if your school does not – there is only one thing in your district that you can control – what is it?
  • Build a participatory culture – if they help build it, they are already there.
  • Include admin, teachers, it and students when you implement new programs.
  • There is too much information and you need to rely on your friends as your filter. Additionally, this isn’t just about lifelong learning but about lifelong renewal – we have to keep relearning or we FORGET!! As Socrates said, “we lose the remembrance of them.” Additionally,
  • Are you finding “reverse mentors” are you asking and involving students in the decisions you make? The last day of school I always do a survey and ask my students to give me feedback on the course – what did they learn, what did they like, what did they hate? LISTEN. But, we’re talking about change here – and it is more than just me that determines change – so we’ve got to
  • Influence Behavior! But here is the problem, we are
  • We are better with coping with problems than exerting influence to change them. Last January, I was the heaviest I’ve ever been in my life and decided to change. In July, I took up running, now I’m almost 20 pounds lighter. It was a struggle, but what I was doing before was just buying larger clothes, moving my seat back in the car – I was coping – but when I started exerting influence and self control that was when positive change happened.
  • We’re too busy having a pity party to exert the influence to have a victory party.
  • The tools of influence are value neutral. The same methods of influence that took
  • Belting pants below the waist in one inner city to a nationwide trend and problem can be used to influence positive change because we
  • Mirror those we are around.GiacomoRizoolatti and LeanoardoFogassi were studying a monkey’s brain when an accident happened. Fogassi reached for a banana and the neuron’s in the monkey’s brain fired not as expected – the neurons that fired were those that fire as if the monkey was reaching for the banana himself. They called these MIRROR neurons. Our brains fire and imitate those we see and who is around us!
  • Researcher Kerry Patterson says, “discover a few vital behaviors, change those, and problems –no matter their size- topple like a house of cards.”
  • Researchers from the University of Georgia had people list friends and family in 2 lists: those with self control and those without. Then, they had the subjects take a computerized test to measure self control. The name of a person flashed on the screen in 10 milliseconds – this was enough time to go into their subliminal mind but not slow enough to be read. What they found is that Those who saw the name of a person in their subconscious mind who had self control showed more self control and those who saw the name of one without had less. They found self control is contagious – that is why many overweight people report losing weight after watching things like the biggest loser.But how does this relate to technology and change – it relates heavily. Remember, the only thing I can change is --
  • Influence Behavior! But here is the problem, we are
  • Me – so I have to be careful who I surround myself with. So the first VITAL behavior for positive technology change has to do with ME.
  • Connect to yourself through exercise, humor and time alone.
  • Flattening your classroom is connecting yourself. And the first step is to connect yourselves to others. Your teachers should also connect themselves. Have an RSS reader, join the diigo educators group, listen to the current conversations at edtechtalk – join Twitter and follow at least 50 educators before you make your call on it – watch videos at the free k12 online conference and encourage networking in organizations like the Google teacher Academy, Discovery Educators, Flat Classrooms Ning.
  • Me – so I have to be careful who I surround myself with. So the first VITAL behavior for positive technology change has to do with ME.
  • Connect to yourself through exercise, humor and time alone.
  • You see, exercise boosts brain power. Some of you get this.
  • If people mirror you what will they look like? Lazy, crabby and unmotivated – we’ve proven that these things spread from person to person. So, it is vital that you.
  • Connect to yourself through exercise, humor and time alone.
  • And you’ll be surprised at how quickly me turns into We!
  • You don’t have to influence veryone at once –the formal leaders are easy to find – the opinion leaders are a little tougher, but if you ask around, you know who they are. Work on them when you are promoting acceptance of technology. And here is one thing about influencing them.
  • You don’t have to influence veryone at once –the formal leaders are easy to find – the opinion leaders are a little tougher, but if you ask around, you know who they are. Work on them when you are promoting acceptance of technology. And here is one thing about influencing them.
  • You don’t have to influence veryone at once –the formal leaders are easy to find – the opinion leaders are a little tougher, but if you ask around, you know who they are. Work on them when you are promoting acceptance of technology. And here is one thing about influencing them.
  • This is our bridge to the next few vital behaviors. People-related vital behaviors. Because the only thing I can transform in my school is
  • Me but we have to change me into
  • And you’ll be surprised at how quickly me turns into We!
  • So you should be a transformer of others – turn the negativity into something positive. You can do that! But now, we want to talk about influencing – I know that the only person I can completely control is…
  • Let’s go back to my irrational fear of sharks. I live in Camilla, Georgia – and let me tell you, we don’t have sharks in Camilla!
  • But we’re dealing with different phobias here, perhaps, which the biggest of which is Techno-phobia. You’ve got a lot of teachers to lead, how do we apply current research on promoting change AND what needs to happen with 21st century skills in your classrooms to help move your schools forward.
  • Let’s look at the research on phobias as discussed with Kerry Patterson’s book Influencer: the Power to Change Anything. On your pencil or piece of paper, I want you to jott down, how long do you think it took researchers to help someone overcome a fear of snakes?
  • Well, what the researchers have found is that lectures don’t work. You can talk to someone all day, however, it will not change them. Additionally, when someone has a phobia, you CANNOT, I repeat CANNOT just force them to do it. They respond with such fear that they become dysfunctional. The only way to help a person overcome a phobia is through Vicarious experience. A vicarious experience is when someone watches another person do the thing in which they fear. So,
  • Back to our question. How long does it take to overcome a phobia of snakes? The researcher Albert Bandura proved that this only took
  • An average of 3 hours! Three hours!!! First the person watched someone through the glass and then were allowed to get closer and closer, until finally, they were sitting in a chair with a snake across their lap, petting the snake! We can do the same with technology! We must empower key teachers to pilot programs and experience technology transformation in schools and allow other teachers who may be techno-phobic to learn vicariously.
  • when I take students to the Flat Classroom Conference in Qatar last year and in Mumbai, India in two weeks, grades 2-8 will travel with us virtual and connect with those who are going via skype, voicethreads, and our blogs to learn about and immerse in India.
  • This is also the transformation that allowed this picture to happen last year – with these five students from four different continents including one from my school, one from the Middle East, another from Africa, and a fourth from Australia.
  • So you should be a transformer of others – turn the negativity into something positive. You can do that! But now, we want to talk about influencing – I know that the only person I can completely control is…
  • Our professional development looks like this – we put so much into 10 hours that they cannot digest it all. It is too much and overloads them.
  • Instead your professional development should be in small succulent bites – on a weekly basis through these global connections – reading our RSS reader. In fact,
  • So, I embed my learning and take 15 minutes 2-3 times a week to learn and explore new technologies and this, has been the thing that has led to the complete transformation of my classroom! But you don’t have time – you say.
  • If you look at change – Kaizen as advocated by the japanese is the best method of change – slow and steady
  • In today’s society everything changes except the law of change…As Heraclitus said, “you cannot step in the same river twice.” Once you’ve stepped in the river, your simple stirring of the mud at the bottom has changed the nature of the river itself. WE must realize we all have our own story and must keep learning so we must adapt – the river has changed since someone else stepped in a river before us.
  • Our professional development looks like this – we put so much into 10 hours that they cannot digest it all. It is too much and overloads them.
  • Use your brain – Hurst’s law – An unbounded data stream becomes irrelevant.
  • I’d like to ask you if Helen Keller were in your school today, would she become Helen Keller? It took one of the greatest teacherpreneurs of all time, Anne Sullivan, to reach and unlock this student!
  • The first thing to understand is that technology integration and improvement EVOLVES! The globally connected twenty first century classroom does not happen overnight! So, let’s look at my story a moment…
  • How do you eat a watermelon?
  • If you eat it whole, you’ll choke.
  • No, the way you eat a watermelon is one bit at a time.
  • And that is what I suggest for you to do today. Your assignment for this webinar today is to come up with your “Big Three” at the end of the webinar. Pick three things – start there!
  • Me but we have to change me into
  • “Every day is a new day to a wise man.” Start now.
  • Do the things that sit at hand like Thomas Carlyle said. “Our job is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.” Investigate your next three things.
  • We don’t teach blogging, wikis, podcasting for their sake, but for what they let us do.
  • Me but we have to change me into
  • And you’ll be surprised at how quickly me turns into We!
  • The first thing to understand is that technology integration and improvement EVOLVES! The globally connected twenty first century classroom does not happen overnight! So, let’s look at my story a moment…
  • I can do something. I
  • Can. I can.
  • I CAN. So, angela, what can we do in our schools and classrooms today that will make a difference?
  • And you’ll be surprised at how quickly me turns into We!
  • Transcript of "12 Habits of a Top 21st Century Educator"

    1. 1. Twelve habits of Top 21 st Century Educators@coolcatteacher www.flatclassroombook.com
    2. 2. ITEMIZED BILLFor placing “x” on gauge $ 1.00For knowing which gaugeto place the “x” on $9,999.00Brian Tracy,Focal Point: A Proven System to Simplify YourLife, Double Your Production and Achieve All YourGoals, p 8
    3. 3. CAN’T
    4. 4. CAN’T
    5. 5. CAN
    6. 6. ME
    7. 7. ME
    8. 8. Majority
    9. 9. CAN
    10. 10. Write thisDown! Top Teachers begin by: Determining the focal point for myself and my classroom at each moment.
    11. 11. GuineaWorm
    12. 12. Write thisDown! “Discover a few vital behaviors, change those, and problems – no matter their size – topple like a house of cards.” Kerry Patterson et al,
    13. 13. We’re looking at the vital behaviorsthat move us towards effective 21st Century Classrooms
    14. 14. Isn’t the way we’ve always taught good enough?
    15. 15. There Is Growing Demand For An Increasingly Educated Workforce Workforce job requirements, by education level100% 7 Graduate 10 11 10 degree 980% 19 Bachelor’s 12 21 23 degree 8 10 Associate’s60% 12 degree 40 19 17 Some 1740% college HS 34 30 28 diploma20% 32 HS 11 dropouts 10 Facts for your future 10 0% 1973 1992 2007 Caucasian white people will be the minority in the US by 2042. 2018Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, December 2009
    16. 16. Man from Bangladesh on my plane“This is your last generationof prosperity because none of you want to work. My friends and I are coming here and taking all your jobs. Enjoy your life.”
    17. 17. Just a high school degree with rote memorization will not create success!
    18. 18. Why do we even care about flattening Our classrooms?
    19. 19. The FACTS of 21st century life.Successful people will have to work with and market to China, India, and beyond.
    20. 20. Write thisDown! Habit #1 I believe in myself, my students, and my school.
    21. 21. “Santa’s Motto” in mychildhood home “If you believe you receive.”
    22. 22. Study of Expectations• 20% of students in the student were said to have “unusual potential for intellectual growth”• Three teachers selected were told they were selected because they were the best in the school.Rosenthal, R., and Jacobson, L. (1968). Pygmalion in the classroom: Teacherexpectation and pupils intellectual development. New York: Rinehart andWinston.
    23. 23. The end of the school year• Led the school and district in standardized test scores• Jumped 20-30% in academic achievement over previous year.Rosenthal, R., and Jacobson, L. (1968). Pygmalion in the classroom: Teacherexpectation and pupils intellectual development. New York: Rinehart andWinston.
    24. 24. Guess what?• The selections were RANDOM. – Students were a mix of good/bad/ medium. – So were teachers!Rosenthal, R., and Jacobson, L. (1968). Pygmalion in the classroom: Teacherexpectation and pupils intellectual development. New York: Rinehart andWinston.
    25. 25. You Believe, You Receive!“In experiment after experiment, it has beendemonstrated that when teachers EXPECT theirstudents to perform well, the students workhard and live up to their teacher’s expectations.”Brian Tracy, Maximum Achievement
    26. 26. They are part of this• Best Wiki in Education 2006, 2008• ISTE Online Learning Award 2007• TIG Best Online Project 2006• WISE Shortlist Finalist, Pluralism• Open Sim Pioneers 2009• Finalist Best Wiki 2010• Digital Youth – Edutopia Winner• Wall Street Journal, WIRED, Boston Globe, Edutopia
    27. 27. The most important “A” in your classroomAtt-I-tude
    28. 28. Transmitters Transformers Dale Carnegie,How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
    29. 29. Transformers“Turn the negativity into something positive.”
    30. 30. “The budget cuts have become opportunistic because we are having to think outside the box.”JodyKennedy, TeacherWhite Plains Middle School New York
    31. 31. CAN 1. Remove the obstacle. 2. Be the obstacle.
    32. 32. Write thisDown! Habit #1 I believe in myself, my students, and my school and transform situations by removing barriers and with my positive attitude.
    33. 33. Write thisDown! Habit #2 “My classroom evolves and ______ with multiple audiences …”
    34. 34. “Cool Cat Teacher”Vicki Davis
    35. 35. B Pe rs at c t i c e
    36. 36. Flat Classroomhttp://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com
    37. 37. “was its own society itself” “taught us a lesson in life”
    38. 38. Student Produced Video Student Video (Producer) Final Video Explaining Topic Outsourced Video (Partner)
    39. 39. Write thisDown! Habit #2 “My classroom evolves and connects with multiple audiences …”
    40. 40. CONNECT
    41. 41. HorizonProject 2008
    42. 42. See Chapter 3: ConnectionFlattening Classrooms, Engaging MindsLindsay & Davis
    43. 43. 21st Century Skills 21st Century CONNECTIONS
    44. 44. Audience is Important• “Technology creates opportunities for students to do meaningful work that has value outside school, receive feedback on their work, and experience the rewards of publication or exhibition.” Peck & Dorricott, 1994 http://caret.iste.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=evi dence&answerID=9&words=audience
    45. 45. TEAMS“Working withpeople across theworld has challengedme.”“The majority of my partnerswanted to contributesomethingmeaningful to theproject.”Horizon Project Studentshttp://horizonproject.wikispaces.com
    46. 46. India 2010 Qatar 2009
    47. 47. Write thisDown! Habit #2 “My classroom evolves and connects with multiple audiences, peers, and cultures using both synchronous and asynchronous communications methods.”
    48. 48. NOTWhat are you keeping out?
    49. 49. What are you bringing in?
    50. 50. How are youconnecting?
    51. 51. Write thisDown! Habit #2 “My classroom evolves and connects with multiple audiences, peers, and cultures using both synchronous and asynchronous communications methods.”
    52. 52. “Institutional leaders will need to seek out ‘reverse mentors’ among (often younger)individuals who can help them understand and master edge practices.” John Seely Brown et al, The Power of Pull, Kindle loc. 495
    53. 53. Write thisDown! Habit #3 “In my classroom, students are involved in the evolution of technology integration.”
    54. 54. “If they help build it, they are already THERE.” Build a participatory culture
    55. 55. “Flatten new technology implementation” Admin Teachers IT Students
    56. 56. “ Rather than dealing with each technology in isolation, we would do better to take an ecological approach, thinking about the interrelationships among different communication technologies, the culture communities… the activities they support.” Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture, McArthur Report
    57. 57. Write thisDown! Habit #4 I promote change by influencing BEHAVIOR…
    58. 58. “We are better atcoping than exerting influence.” Kerry Patterson et al,Influencer: The Power to Change Anything, p 8
    59. 59. •Couch to 5K App•Weight Watchers App
    60. 60. Write thisDown! Tools of influence are value neutral!
    61. 61. Mirror Neurons: Giacomo Rizzolatti et al., “Premotor Cortex and the Recognition of Motor Actions,” Cognitive Behavior Research, 3 (1996) 131-141.
    62. 62. We mirrorthe behaviors of those we are around.
    63. 63. Self Control is ContagiousUniversity of Georgia Website, Michelle van Dellen, Physorg.com 1/14/2010 9:10 am
    64. 64. Write thisDown! Habit #4 I promote change by influencing BEHAVIOR which I do not confuse with outcomes.
    65. 65. Habit #5 I connect myselfto a good personal learning network.
    66. 66. Seren -DIP- ity
    67. 67. Serendipity• Being in the right place at the right time!• You can create an environment that brings learning to you!
    68. 68. Media Diet“A bit literate approach involves creating and maintaining a media diet, a constantly pruned set of publications (digital, print, and other media) that keeps us informed about what matters most to us, professionally and personally.”Mark Hurst, Bit Literacy, Loc 781
    69. 69. Connect yourself!Personal Learning Network / Media Diet! – RSS Reader - www.igoogle.com – eBook Reader - Kindle – Diigo http://groups.diigo.com/groups/educators – Listen in – http://www.edtechtalk.com – Join Twitter – http://www.twitter.com – K12 online – http://k12onlineconference.org – Networking Organizations • Discovery Educators • Flat Classrooms – http://flatclassrooms.ning.com
    70. 70. Habit #5 I connect myselfto a good personal learning network.
    71. 71. “Exercise boosts brain power.” Brain Rules by John Medina
    72. 72. If people mirroryou, what will they look like?
    73. 73. Habit #6 to I connect myself throughexercise, humor, time alone and time with family.
    74. 74. I CAN
    75. 75. I CAN
    76. 76. I CAN
    77. 77. CAN O T H E R S
    78. 78. You don’t have to influence everyone at once Leverage Influence: Formal Leaders Opinion Leaders
    79. 79. You don’t have to be the admin if youcan influence the admin.
    80. 80. You don’t have to be theteacher if youcan influence the teacher.
    81. 81. ARE 1. Knowledgeable 2. Trustworthy 3. Generous with their Time The Influencer by Kerry Patterson, et al, p 154
    82. 82. Successful technology integration ispeople-centric.
    83. 83. Habit #7 I use vicarious learning and theteachable moment.
    84. 84. Phobias we’re dealing with• Ideophobia- Fear of ideas• Kainophobia- Fear of anything new•• Phronemophobia- Fear of thinking
    85. 85. Influencing deep beliefs Vicarious PersonalLectures Experience Action
    86. 86. How long does it take to overcome a phobia of snakes?Albert Bandura, N. Aclan, J. Beyer “Cognitive Process Mediating Behavioral Change.” Cognitive Theory & Research, 1 (1977): 287-310 .
    87. 87. hours
    88. 88. Flat Classroom ConferenceDoha, Qatar 2009Mumbai India 2010http://flatclassroomconference.wikispaces.com
    89. 89. Habit #7 I use vicarious learning and theteachable moment.
    90. 90. Habit #8Learning is a habit embedded in my weekly routines.
    91. 91. Our PDlooks likethis
    92. 92. It shouldlook likethis
    93. 93. 15 minutes2-3 times a week
    94. 94. KAIZEN = Slow, steadyimprovement
    95. 95. “You cannot step in the same river twice.” Heraclitus
    96. 96. Habit #8Learning is a habit embedded in my weekly routines.
    97. 97. Habit #9 I examine assessment carefully because my classroom becomes aproduct of what I measure.
    98. 98. ExamineData StreamsF - alseE - videnceA - ppearingR - eal
    99. 99. Habit #9 I examine assessment carefully because my classroom becomes aproduct of what I measure.
    100. 100. Habit #10I model and discussdigital citizenship by holding students accountable and including them.
    101. 101. Online behavior hasoffline consequences.
    102. 102. Multitasking lie. is a
    103. 103. Blocking answer.is not the
    104. 104. Global Cultural Social Individual TechnologyEnlightened Technology TechnologyDigital Access Access © 2011 All Rights Reserved Vicki A Davis and Julie LindsayCitizenship Fllattening Classrooms, EngagingMinds
    105. 105. Habit #11 I embracemultisensory learning.
    106. 106. If HelenKellerwere inyourschool, would shebecomeHelenKeller?
    107. 107. Habit #12 Out of love andrespect, work hard to find and encourage the strengths in every child.
    108. 108. Do you see any numbers?
    109. 109. Habit #12 Out of love andrespect, work hard to find and encourage the strengths in every child.
    110. 110. Write thisDown! Habit #1 I believe in myself, my students, and my school.
    111. 111. HOPE
    112. 112. Eat awatermelon
    113. 113. Notwhole!
    114. 114. Smallbites!
    115. 115. Pick threeThe power of Three!
    116. 116. Thomas Carlyle“Our job is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.”
    117. 117. 1. List your Big 32. Build your Personal Learning Network3. Find the “X”
    118. 118. Write thisDown! My Most Essential Skill Determining the focal point for myself and my organization at each moment.
    119. 119. CAN
    120. 120. CAN
    121. 121. Who am I?TEACHER
    122. 122. @coolcatteacherVicki Davis
    123. 123. Twelve habits of Top 21 st Century Educators@coolcatteacher www.flatclassroombook.com

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