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13 educator roles that help students to learn. Includes, for example, asking students questions, collaborating with students, trying new things out, and constantly learning. …

13 educator roles that help students to learn. Includes, for example, asking students questions, collaborating with students, trying new things out, and constantly learning.

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  • 1. Educator roles that help students to learn
  • 2. Input # 1 Ask questions to students
  • 3. Some questions to light the fire in a student? What do you love to do? What do you feel really great about? What do you want to change about your education? What is a great teacher., minute 28.
  • 4. Questions that encourage reflection Question # 1 What was the most important thing you learned from your research? Question # 2 What questions do you ask yourself to get motivated? Question # 3 What would you do differently to learn more / better?
  • 5. The engine of good education is fantastic questioning. What is a great teacher., minute 21.
  • 6. Tips to increase motivation
  • 7. Input # 2 Listen to students
  • 8. Do you lead with your mouth – or with your ears?,-Say,-and-Do.aspx
  • 9. Most effective education Students teach Students try out new knowledge at work Students talk about working experiences and ideas on social media Students watch presentations Demonstration Read Least effective education Lecture
  • 10. Teaching is a lot about listening. Michael Sandel, minute 25.
  • 11. Teachers / professors who wish to remain relevant will have to start listening and conversing with students – shifting from a broadcast style and adopting an interactive one.
  • 12. Listening tips
  • 13. Input # 3 Connect with students
  • 14. Steven Herder: “What is a teacher?” International Teacher Development Institute webinar, December 17th, 2011.
  • 15. Connect with individual students. Then the individual students will connect with the topic to be learned. What is a great teacher., minute 10.
  • 16. For all 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. Source George Couros.
  • 17. Students are likely to be most motivated to buy the product - achieve success and learn responsibility when they feel connected, competent, and in control.
  • 18. 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.
  • 19. Input # 4 Create spaces for learning
  • 20. The purpose of the designer is to create spaces for learning, whether they are in person, on paper or online.
  • 21. Use of stools, tall tables and whiteboards Source
  • 22. Working together Social media Lecturing Supply focus / curriculum focus Demand focus / real problem focus
  • 23. Sources
  • 24. Teachers who blog are the best teachers. Dean Shareski
  • 25. 11 advantages of using a blog for teaching
  • 26. Twitter for education
  • 27. Input # 5 Give students freedom to personalize their education
  • 28. Personalized learning means, for example, that learners learn anytime and anywhere.
  • 29. Encourage students to choose themselves  what they learn,  when they learn,  at what pace they learn,  where they learn.
  • 30. Personalized learning is self-initiated / self-directed / self-driven / curiosity-based / self-prioritized. Examples of what the learner does:  Identifies potential topics to learn.  Publishes.  Connects with peers.  Makes self assessment.
  • 31. Giving students choices - about their homework, assignments, how they're grouped, and so on leads to higher levels of student engagement and achievement.,-Say,-and-Do.aspx
  • 32. Input # 6 Inspire students
  • 33. Teachers will still be there to motivate and inspire.
  • 34. Offer objective advice. Provide a fresh perspective.
  • 35. Provide an abundant supply of interesting and useful materials and resources.
  • 36. Source
  • 37. Input # 7 Collaborate with students
  • 38. Sharing information and connecting with others - whether we know them personally or not - has proven to be a powerful tool in education.
  • 39. Sources
  • 40. Input # 8 Challenge students using moderated exercises
  • 41. Often it is the task of the skilled educator to deconstruct, confront and challenge so that unlearning and then relearning can be facilitated.
  • 42. The educator’s role is changing from being a provider of information to a facilitator or moderator.
  • 43.
  • 44. Creative thinking exercises
  • 45. Input # 9 Encourage learners to give feedback to each other
  • 46. Embed mechanisms for students to provide feedback to one another.
  • 47. Peer tutoring helps students who are acting as tutors confirm and deepen their understanding of a particular topic and enables struggling students to get help even if the teacher is unavailable.
  • 48. Grades cause an emotional reaction - either positive or negative. Feedback causes you to think and engage, which is reflective learning. Dylan William
  • 49.
  • 50. Input # 10 Encourage students to give feedback to each other
  • 51., minute 12.
  • 52. Communicate with individual students about the difference between  the progress they make, and  the goals they set.
  • 53. Input # 11 Learn constantly
  • 54.
  • 55. 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.
  • 56. Great teachers acknowledge that teaching is a learning experience – no matter how experienced they are. What is a great teacher., minute 6.
  • 57. Taking time for professional development, personal renewal and reflection is important to creating passionate learners.
  • 58. Input # 12 Try new things out
  • 59.
  • 60. Source Jörn Loviscach.
  • 61. 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.
  • 62. Rethink education
  • 63. Input # 13 Be yourself
  • 64. Find out who you are. Be yourself. What is a great teacher., minute 32.
  • 65. Questions to discover your values
  • 66. Thank you for your interest. For further inspiration, feel welcome to visit Have a great day.