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  1. 1. What do great teachers do?
  2. 2. Question # 1 What questions can we ask students?
  3. 3. What is a great teacher. http://youtu.be/is31rrXubQ0, minute 21. The engine of good education is fantastic questioning.
  4. 4. Question # 1 What do you love to do? Question # 2 What do you feel really great about? Question # 3 What do you want to change about your education? What is a great teacher. http://youtu.be/is31rrXubQ0, minute 28. http://www.edutopia.org/blog/appeal-to-what-students-value-heidi-olinger 3 questions to light the fire in a student
  5. 5. Ask children questions that you can't answer yourself. Stay curious as you learn what children find out. http://www.edutopia.org/blog/changemakers-educators-innovating-learning-matt-karlsen-laura-white
  6. 6. Question # 1 What was the most important thing you learned from what you worked on? Question # 2 What questions do you ask yourself to get motivated? Question # 3 What would you do differently to learn more / better? http://smartblogs.com/education/2013/04/09/ungraded-students/ http://www.teachthought.com/teaching/listening-teacher-getting-feedback-from-students/ 3 questions to help a student reflect
  7. 7. Further inspiration https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-do-you-motivate-yourself-1378486
  8. 8. Question # 2 How do we listen to students?
  9. 9. Teaching means to model curiosity. http://www.teachthought.com/pedagogy/what-teaching-means/
  10. 10. In a classroom setting, what would happen if we reduced teacher talk by 50%? http://www.edutopia.org/blog/stop-start-continue-conceptual-meets-applied-david-hawley
  11. 11. Do you lead with your mouth – or with your ears? http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/oct12/vol70/num02/Eight-Things-Skilled-Teachers-Think,-Say,-and-Do.aspx
  12. 12. http://youtu.be/v3HP_bSQpBk, minute 25. Teaching is a lot about listening. Michael Sandel
  13. 13. Further inspiration https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Listening-tips-1485898
  14. 14. Question # 3 How do we use social media?
  15. 15. Teachers who blog are the best teachers. Dean Shareski http://www.joebower.org/2013/01/want-to-be-better-teacher-blog.html
  16. 16. Sources https://www.blogger.com/ https://www.facebook.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/ https://medium.com/ https://wordpress.com/
  17. 17. To find out how to blog with 6 year olds, have a look at this posting: https://jocelynsutherland.com/2014/11/05/blogging-with-6-year-olds/
  18. 18. Further inspiration http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/11-advantages-of-using-a-blog-for-teaching
  19. 19. Question # 4 How do we connect with students?
  20. 20. What is a great teacher. http://youtu.be/is31rrXubQ0, minute 10. Connect with individual students. Then the individual students will connect with the topic to be learned.
  21. 21. For students to excel, teachers must learn about them and connect with each child. This is not just about finding out how they learn, but it is finding out who they are. It is essential that we get to know our students, learn their passions, and help them find out how we can engage them in their own learning. http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/3603
  22. 22. StevenHerder:“Whatisateacher?”InternationalTeacher DevelopmentInstitutewebinar,December17th,2011.
  23. 23. Students are likely to be most motivated to buy the product - achieve success and learn responsibility - when they feel connected, competent, and in control. http://www.good.is/post/should-teachers-view-their-students-as-customers/
  24. 24. If we are not connecting with our students in a meaningful and effective way, we cannot be surprised that they do not hear, see, or understand what they need to. http://campustechnology.com/articles/2008/11/microblogging-and-relevancy.aspx
  25. 25. Question # 5 How do we give students freedom to choose things themselves?
  26. 26. Help students to choose themselves  what they learn,  when they learn,  how fast they learn,  where they learn. http://voices.mckinseyonsociety.com/turning-school-upside-down/ http://www.personalizelearning.com/2013/01/culture-shift-when-learner-owns-learning.html
  27. 27. Personalized learning is self-initiated / self-driven. Examples of what the student does  He / she identifies topics to learn.  He / she creates.  He / she publishes.  He / she connects with people to learn from / with.  He / she makes self assessment. http://www.teachthought.com/learning/the-definition-of-personalized-learning/ http://www.teachthought.com/learning/the-difference-between-differentiation-and-personalized-learning/
  28. 28. Giving students choices - about their homework, assignments, how they're grouped, and so on - leads to higher levels of student engagement and achievement. http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/oct12/vol70/num02/Eight-Things-Skilled-Teachers-Think,-Say,-and-Do.aspx
  29. 29. Encourage students to write to anyone they want to write to, for example to friends / other students, parents, grandparents, and/or teachers. http://www.edutopia.org/blog/intrinsic-motivation-growth-mindset-writing-amy-conley
  30. 30. Question # 6 How do we inspire students?
  31. 31. Teachers will still be there to motivate and inspire. http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.com/2011/03/2020-teachers.html
  32. 32. Offer objective advice. http://hbr.org/tip?date=013012
  33. 33. Provide an abundant supply of interesting and useful materials and resources. http://www.jpb.com/creative/Creativity_in_Education.pdf
  34. 34. Source http://issuu.com/ http://www.pinterest.com/ http://www.scribd.com/ http://www.slideshare.net/ https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/
  35. 35. Question # 7 How do we work with students?
  36. 36. Sharing information and connecting with others - whether we know them personally or not - has proven to be a powerful tool in education. http://mindshift.kqed.org/2011/12/three-trends-that-define-the-future-of-teaching-and-learning-2/
  37. 37. Sources https://drive.google.com/ https://www.dropbox.com/ https://onedrive.live.com/ http://www.skype.com/ https://www.whatsapp.com/
  38. 38. http://www.edutopia.org/blog/golden-rules-for-engaging-students-nicolas-pino-james To make group work more productive, the teacher can, for example, foster individual accountability by assigning different roles.
  39. 39. Question # 8 How do we challenge students?
  40. 40. Often it is the task of the skilled educator to deconstruct, confront and challenge so that unlearning and then relearning can be facilitated. http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/learning-unlearning-and-relearning.html
  41. 41. The educator’s role is changing from being a provider of information to a facilitator or moderator. http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/projects/effective-use-of-social-software-in-education-finalreport.pdf
  42. 42. http://www.teachthought.com/learning/the-four-stages-of-the-self-directed-learning-model/
  43. 43. Further inspiration https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Brainstorming-the-SCAMPER-method-1452356
  44. 44. Question # 9 How can we help students give feedback to themselves?
  45. 45. http://www.ted.com/talks/daphne_koller_what_we_re_learning_from_online_education.html, minute 12.
  46. 46. 3 questions that drive feedback students give themselves: 1. Where do I want to go? 2. Where am I now? 3. What do I do now to get to where I want to go? Adapted from http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2015/11/11/students-self-assess-their-way-to-learning.html
  47. 47. Communicate with individual students about the difference between 1. the progress they make. 2. the goals they set. http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/literacynumeracy/inspire/research/StudentSelfAssessment.pdf
  48. 48. Question # 10 How can we help students give feedback to each other?
  49. 49. Embed mechanisms for students to provide feedback to one another. http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/7-strategies-make-your-online-teaching-better
  50. 50. Peer tutoring helps students, who act as tutors, to confirm and deepen their understanding of a particular topic. Peer tutoring also enables struggling students to get help when the teacher is unavailable. https://www.khanacademy.org/coach-res/for-teachers/what-is-a-ka-classroom/a/the-role-of-the-student
  51. 51. Grades cause an emotional reaction - either positive or negative. Feedback causes you to think and engage, which is reflective learning. http://www.joebower.org/2011/12/real-assessment-for-learning.html Dylan William
  52. 52. Students also need to be given opportunities to provide feedback to the teacher so that she can adjust the learning process, materials, and instruction accordingly. http://www.edutopia.org/blog/5-highly-effective-teaching-practices-rebecca-alber
  53. 53. http://www.slideshare.net/moravec/toward-society-30-a-new-paradigm-for-21st-century-education-presentation
  54. 54. All great teaching boils down to a 4-step, cyclical process. 1. Understanding what students need to learn. 2. Sharing this information in a manner that students can take in. 3. Practice. Giving students the chance to engage in content and master their new skills. 4. Giving feedback. http://mckinseyonsociety.com/mckinsey-wiring-students-success/
  55. 55. Further inspiration https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-do-we-give-and-receive-feedback-1761017
  56. 56. Question # 11 How can we praise students for their effort?
  57. 57. Praising effort helps build resilience and determination, while praising talent and ability results in risk-aversion and heightened sensitivity to setbacks. https://hbr.org/2013/12/building-a-feedback-rich-culture/ https://hbr.org/2012/01/the-right-mindset-for-success/
  58. 58. Study shows that students who were given daily feedback and worked with a tutor who personalized every aspect of their instruction performed better than 98% of students taught in the traditional fashion. http://mckinseyonsociety.com/mckinsey-wiring-students-success/
  59. 59. Ways of praising / rewarding process 1. Praise / reward a person’s focus on a topic. 2. Praise / reward the effort a person makes to reach a certain goal he/she has set. 3. Praise / reward a person’s improvement from period A to B. 4. Give the grade “not yet”. 5. Praise / reward a person’s perseverance.
  60. 60. 5 things you can say to praise effort 1. I like the way you tried different ways of finding solutions to that problem. 2. I admire how you concentrated as you did the work you did. 3. I was impressed about the time and energy you invested to better understand this issue. Your improvement shows it. 4. I found you showed great passion as you worked on improving that skill. How do you feel about how you worked? 5. Everybody learns in a different way. Let's keep trying to find out which learning strategy works well for you. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1327222891 Page 176.
  61. 61. Question # 12 How good are we at trying new things out?
  62. 62. http://educationaltech-med.blogspot.com/2011/01/21st-century-skills-teachers-should.html
  63. 63. In improvisation, one has some idea - perhaps a theme, perhaps an outline of a musical idea - and works with that, making changes as one goes along. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/12/14/1045226/-Some-thoughts-on-teaching
  64. 64. The purpose of the designer is to create spaces for learning, whether they are in person, on paper or online. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephen-downes/the-role-of-the-educator_b_790937.html
  65. 65. Question # 13 Hi teacher, how good are you at being yourself?
  66. 66. What is a great teacher. http://youtu.be/is31rrXubQ0, minute 32. Find out who you are. Be yourself.
  67. 67. Further inspiration https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Questions-to-discover-your-values-1329394
  68. 68. Question # 14 How do we continue to learn?
  69. 69. http://educationaltech-med.blogspot.com/2011/01/21st-century-skills-teachers-should.html
  70. 70. Great teachers acknowledge that teaching is a learning experience – no matter how experienced they are. Source What is a great teacher. http://youtu.be/is31rrXubQ0, minute 6. Sir Michael Wilshaw
  71. 71. Educators have always been collectors, from the days when they would bring stacks of old magazines into class to the modern era as they share links, resources, new faces and new names. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephen-downes/the-role-of-the-educator_b_790937.html
  72. 72. http://newsroom.opencolleges.edu.au/features/how-to-ignite-passion-in-your-students-8-ways-educators-can-foster-passion-based-learning/ Taking time for professional development, personal renewal and reflection is important to creating passionate learners.
  73. 73. Great teachers acknowledge that teaching is a learning experience – no matter how experienced they are. What is a great teacher. http://youtu.be/is31rrXubQ0, minute 6.
  74. 74. Further inspiration https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Learning-strategies-1487708