12 Habits of the Effective 21st Century Teacher

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Twelve habits of effective 21st century teachers based upon research and practical classroom experience. You the teacher are the most important resource in your classroom. Understand how to encourage and motivate yourself to excellence as you work to help students experience the world class 21st century education they need to succeed.

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12 Habits of the Effective 21st Century Teacher

  1. Vicki Davis vicki@coolcatteacher.com @coolcatteacher 12 Habits of Top 21st Century Teachers
  2. ITEMIZED BILL Brian Tracy, Focal Point: A Proven System to Simplify Your Life, Double Your Production and Achieve All Your Goals, p 8 For placing “x” on gauge $ 1.00 For knowing which gauge to place the “x” on $9,999.00 Read
  3. CAN’T
  4. CAN’T
  5. CAN
  6. ME
  7. ME
  8. Majority
  9. CAN
  10. Top Teachers begin by: Determining the focal point for myself and my classroom at each moment. Write this Down!
  11. Top Teachers begin by: Determining the focal point for myself and my classroom at each moment. Write this Down!
  12. FOCUS
  13. Guinea Worm
  14. “Discover a few vital behaviors, change those, and problems – no matter their size – topple like a house of cards.” Kerry Patterson et al, Influencer: The Power to Change Anything, p 28 Write this Down! Read
  15. Isn’t the way we’ve always taught good enough?
  16. Facts for your future Caucasian white people will be the minority in the US by 2042. Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, December 2009 32 10 11 10 40 34 30 28 19 17 17 12 8 10 12 9 19 21 23 7 10 11 10 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% There Is Growing Demand For An Increasingly Educated Workforce Workforce job requirements, by education level 1973 1992 2007 2018 Graduate degree Some college HS diploma HS dropouts Associate’s degree Bachelor’s degree
  17. Memorizing and not going to college will not create success!
  18. Why do we even care about having a 21st Century Classroom?
  19. The FACTS of 21st century life. Successful people will have to work with and market to China, India, and beyond. Read The Coming Jobs War by Jim Clifton
  20. I believe in myself, my students, and my school. Write this Down! Habit #1
  21. “Santa’s Motto” in my childhood home “If you believe you receive.”
  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: Teacher expectation and pupils' intellectual development'. New York: Rinehart and Winston.Read
  23. At 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: Teacher expectation and pupils' intellectual development'. New York: Rinehart and Winston.Read
  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: Teacher expectation and pupils' intellectual development'. New York: Rinehart and Winston.
  25. You Believe, You Receive! “In experiment after experiment, it has been demonstrated that when teachers EXPECT their students to perform well, the students work hard and live up to their teacher’s expectations.” Brian Tracy, Maximum AchievementRead
  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 • NCWIT Award winner 2011, 2014
  27. The most important “A” in your classroom Att-I-tude
  28. 2 kinds of people: Transmitters Transformers Dale Carnegie, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
  29. Transformers “Turn the negativity into something positive.”
  30. “The budget cuts have become opportunistic because we are having to think outside the box.”Jody Kennedy, Teacher White Plains Middle School New York
  31. Leaders CAN 1. Remove the obstacle. 2. Be the obstacle.
  32. I believe in myself, my students, and my school and transform situations by removing barriers and with my positive attitude. Write this Down! Habit #1
  33. Love
  34. “My classroom evolves and ______ with multiple audiences …” Write this Down! Habit #2
  35. B e s t P r a c t i c e
  36. Classroom Wiki (2005) K12 Online Conference Teacher Collaboration Wiki (2006) Flat Classroom™ Project (2006-2012) Horizon Project (2007- 2008) Digiteen Project (2007- 2012) Digiteen Island in Open Sim (2008-2010) Arab Israeli Conflict Simulation (2009, 2011, 2013) Flat Classroom Conference – Doha, Qatar (2009) NetGenEd Project (2009- 2013) – with Don Tapscott Flat Classroom Live at ASB Unplugged, Mumbai (2010) India Immersion Project (2010) Eracism Project (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) Flat Classroom Conference China 2011 China Immersion Project (2011) Hope for Slaves (2012) Gamifi-ed (2014) Physics of the Future (2014) A Global Project Journey
  37. TEAMS “Working with people across the world has challenged me.” “The majority of my partners wanted to contribute something meaningful to the project.” Horizon Project Students http://horizonproject.wikispaces.com
  38. Read #geniushour The Passion Driven Classroom by Angela Maiers
  39. Read #invent2learn Invent to Learn By Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager
  40. Hour of Code Code.org
  41. http://gamifi-ed.wikispaces.com
  42. “My classroom evolves and connects with multiple audiences …” Write this Down! Habit #2
  43. 21st Century Skills 21st Century CONNECTIONS
  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 =evidence&answerID=9&words=audience Read
  45. Horizon Project 2008
  46. “My classroom evolves and connects with multiple audiences, peers, and cultures using both synchronous and asynchronous communications methods.” Write this Down! Habit #2
  47. Understanding the Middle East through a Simulation Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher 9th Grade Students Westwood Schools Camilla, Georgia USA Dr. Jeff Stanzler Leah Stilman, Eliza Bivins-Fink, Crystal LaBrosse University of Michigan http://aic.conflix.org
  48. http://www.epals.com/
  49. NOT What are you keeping out?
  50. What are you bringing in?
  51. How are you connecting?
  52. “My classroom evolves and connects with multiple audiences, peers, and cultures using both synchronous and asynchronous communications methods.” Write this Down! Habit #2
  53. “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. 495Read
  54. “If they help build it, they are already THERE.” Build a participatory culture
  55. “In my classroom, students are involved in the evolution of technology integration.” Write this Down! Habit #3
  56. I promote change by influencing BEHAVIOR… Write this Down! Habit #4
  57. “We are better at coping than exerting influence.” Kerry Patterson et al, Influencer: The Power to Change Anything, p 8
  58. Tools of influence are value neutral! Write this Down!
  59. Mirror Neurons: Giacomo Rizzolatti et al., “Premotor Cortex and the Recognition of Motor Actions,” Cognitive Behavior Research, 3 (1996) 131-141.
  60. Toxic Waste for Teachers
  61. We mirror the behaviors of those we are around.
  62. I promote change by influencing BEHAVIOR which I do not confuse with outcomes. Write this Down! Habit #4
  63. I connect myself to a good personal learning network. Habit #5
  64. We Become Who We Think About University of Georgia Website, Michelle van Dellen, Physorg.com 1/14/2010 9:10 am
  65. yearsTo get to 50 million subscribers
  66. yearsTo get to 50 million subscribers
  67. yearsTo get to 50 million subscribers
  68. yearsTo get to 50 million subscribers
  69. daysTo get to 50 million subscribers
  70. How can we keep up in the face of such rapid change?
  71. Connect with authors
  72. Connect yourself! Personal Learning Network / Media Diet! – RSS Reader - Feedly ,Feedspot, Mr. Reader – Flipboard, Zite, Pulse – eBook Reader – Kindle, iBooks, Kobo – Diigo, Delicious, Reddit – Listen in – Bam Radio Network, Edtechtalk – Join Twitter – Online Conferences – Networking Organizations
  73. I connect myself to a good personal learning network. Habit #5
  74. “Exercise boosts brain power.” Brain Rules by John Medina
  75. I connect to myself through exercise, humor, time alone and time with family. Habit #6
  76. Pulled in so many directions 1. Family 2. Students 3. Parents 4. Admin / Colleagues
  77. I CAN Care about
  78. I CAN Care about
  79. I CAN Care about
  80. CAN Care about O T H E R S
  81. You don’t have to influence everyone at once Leverage Influence: Formal Leaders Opinion Leaders
  82. Leaders ARE 1. Knowledgeable 2. Trustworthy 3. Generous with their Time The Influencer by Kerry Patterson, et al, p 154
  83. You don’t have to be the admin if you can influence the admin.
  84. You don’t have to be the teacher if you can influence the teacher.
  85. Successful technology integration is people-centric.
  86. I use vicarious learning and the teachable moment. Habit #7
  87. Phobias we’re dealing with • Ideophobia- Fear of ideas • Kainophobia- Fear of anything new• • Phronemophobia- Fear of thinking
  88. Influencing deep beliefs Lectures Vicarious Experience Personal Action
  89. Albert Bandura, N. Aclan, J. Beyer “Cognitive Process Mediating Behavioral Change.” Cognitive Theory & Research, 1 (1977): 287-310. How long does it take to overcome a phobia of snakes?
  90. hours
  91. I use vicarious learning and the teachable moment. Habit #7
  92. Learning is a habit embedded in my weekly routines. Habit #8
  93. Our PD looks like this
  94. It should look like this
  95. 15 minutes 2-3 times a week
  96. Learning is a habit embedded in my weekly routines. Habit #8
  97. I examine assessment carefully because my classroom becomes a product of what I measure. Habit #9
  98. Examine Data Streams F - alse E - vidence A - ppearing R - eal
  99. Formative Assessment: Know what they know. Socrative ROCKS www.socrative.com! Tip: Play quizzes as races for review. Use open ended questions
  100. I examine assessment carefully because my classroom becomes a product of what I measure. Habit #9
  101. I model and discuss digital citizenship by holding students accountable and including them. Habit #10
  102. Onlinebehavior has offlineconsequences.
  103. Multitasking is a lie.
  104. Blocking is not the answer.
  105. By Vicki Davis Eye on Education May 2014
  106. http://tinyurl.com/kindle-notecard
  107. The Collaborative Writing Cloud 9 Wikis Collaborative Writing Apps Blogs Social Bookmarking Graphic Organizers Collaborative Notebooks ePaper Cartooning Cloud Syncing
  108. I embrace multisensory learning. Habit #11
  109. If Helen Keller were in your school, would she become Helen Keller?
  110. Out of love and respect, work hard to find and encourage the strengths in every child. Habit #12
  111. Do you see any numbers?
  112. Out of love and respect, work hard to find and encourage the strengths in every child. Habit #12
  113. “And you realize that the beauty of our flaws is to accentuate our better features.
  114. I believe in myself, my students, and my school. Write this Down! Habit #1
  115. Eat a watermelon
  116. Not whole!
  117. Small bites!
  118. The power of Three! Pick three
  119. My Most Essential Skill Determining the focal point for myself and my organization at each moment. Write this Down!
  120. Who am I? TEACHER
  121. Vicki Davis vicki@coolcatteacher.com @coolcatteacher 12 Habits of Top 21st Century Teachers

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