Lecture by Dr. Donna MaharJake Lederman, Tami Gilbeaux
Dr. O’Conner starts us off. Althoughshe doesn’t have any hair in at thismoment, I choose not to make a baldjoke.
5 Practices Develop Dedication Build Self- Efficacy Show Students the Text’s Value Use Social Motivation Give Students Choices
• Use a variety of texts in addition to the text book. Develop • Show students they can dig deeper.Dedication • Show students they can learn from text books • Students need to successfully learn from readings.Build Self Efficacy • Continuously challenge students with readings that increase in difficulty. • Use and apply text book information in the classroom. Text’s • Show students that readings can be helpful in their education. Value • Use collaborative exercises in the classroom to help students solidify knowledge and learn how to consider other opinions. SocialMotivation • If possible, allow students to arrive at an answer on their own. • Allow students to have influence over types of readings and activitiesStudent’s • Allow students to voice their theories and help prove or disprove them. Choice
OUR MEETING We were supposed to be in Pod 10, but I kept hearing Dr. O’Conner’s voice in the sound check pod and it was quite distracting. So we moved to a nicer place. Jake edermanTamiGilbeau
Questions for the Dr.1) Many students observed are reading belowtheir grade level. How do we, as scienceteachers, increase their reading level whilemeeting all of our other goals (especiallypassing high stakes tests)?
And….2) If text books are eventually phased out, howmuch money can actually be saved to spend onother teaching materials inquiry basedclassrooms?
Finally…3) Which practices mentioned in yourpresentation have you personally used, andfound to be effective in motivating students toread and use informative texts?
It was nice to hear what we have been readingabout in our class reinforced, and spoken aboutby other educators. It lets us know we are onthe right path to a hopefully effective career.