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Parents Presentations, May 2011

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Slides used by James Nottingham for parents evenings at Yinnar Primary School, Melbourne Grammar School, and Scots College.

Slides used by James Nottingham for parents evenings at Yinnar Primary School, Melbourne Grammar School, and Scots College.

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  • 1. Helping Children Learn
    www.jamesnottingham.co.uk
  • 2.
  • 3. Scottish National Football Team
  • 4. Praise that can do more harm than good
    Clever girl!
    Gifted musician
    Brilliant mathematician
    Bright boy
    Top of the class!
    By far the best
  • 5. Carol Dweck
    www.carol-dweck.co.uk
  • 6. The effects of different types of praise
    Mueller and Dweck, 1998
    In six studies, 7th grade students were given a series of nonverbal IQ tests.
  • 7. Mueller and Dweck, 1998
    Intelligence praise
    “Wow, that’s a really good score. You must be smart at this.”
    Process praise
    “Wow, that’s a really good score. You must have tried really hard.”
    Control-group praise
    “Wow, that’s a really good score.”
  • 8. Number of problems solved on a 3rd test
  • 9. Boys get 8 times more criticism than girls
  • 10. The effects of praise
    Swimming
    “You do your best swimming when you concentrate and try your best to do what Chris is asking you to do”
    Ballet
    “What a brilliant ballerina you are!”
    A new Dawn (Fraser) ?
  • 11. Number of children who lied about their score
  • 12. John Hattie’s Visible Learning (2009)
  • 13. We praise children when they get 10 out of 10
    10/10
  • 14. Praise can make children afraid to try
    Our praise often teaches children that easy success means they are intelligent and, by implication, that errors and effort mean they are not.
    Prof Carol Dweck, Mindset
  • 15. Comparing test scores
    92
    85
    73
    64
    43
    32
    90
    86
    78
    70
    41
    35
    90
    85
    84
    78
    40
    34
  • 16. By the time they start school
    Some children start school knowing 6,000 words.
    Others, just 500 words.
    Source: BBC 2009
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8013859.stm
  • 17. 500 words at age 5
    Exam Pass Rates in UK
    6000 words at age 5
    100%
    97%
    73%
    75%
    50%
    21%
    0%
    National Tests for 16 year olds
    National Tests for 11 year olds
  • 18. Does Australia do any better?
  • 19. The Learning Challenge
    Concept
    Conflict
    Clarity
    1
    2
    Confusion
    The Pit
    107
  • 20. A selection of thinking skills
    GROUP
    HYPOTHESISE
    IDENTIFY
    INFER
    INTERPRET
    ORGANISE
    PARAPHRASE
    PREDICT
    QUESTION
    RANK
    REPRESENT
    RESPOND
    SEQUENCE
    SIMPLIFY
    SHOW HOW
    SOLVE
    SORT
    SUMMARISE
    SUPPORT
    TEST
    VERIFY
    VISUALISE
    ANALYSE
    ANTICIPATE
    APPLY
    CAUSAL-LINK
    CHOOSE
    CLASSIFY
    COMPARE
    CONNECT
    CONTRAST
    DECIDE
    DEFINE
    DESCRIBE
    DETERMINE
    DISCUSS
    ELABORATE
    ESTIMATE
    EVALUATE
    EXEMPLIFY
    EXPLORE
    GENERALISE
    GIVE EXAMPLES
    GIVE REASONS
    76
  • 21. Eureka moments come from challenge
    Eureka!
    Concept
    Conflict
    Construct
    Clarity
    1
    Confusion
    3
    2
    The Pit
    116
  • 22. Contact Details
    www.jamesnottingham.co.uk