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Teacher Talk: Making Pedagogy Transparent and Collaborative

Teacher Talk: Making Pedagogy Transparent and Collaborative

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  • Teacher Talk:Making Pedagogy Transparent and Collaborative
    Meredith Stewart
    ASCD 2011
  • Why are we doing this?
  • What are your thoughts/reactions when you hear this question from students or teachers? http://tinyurl.com/ascd11
  • Coming Out From Behind the Curtain
  • Need to Control
  • Fear
  • Permissiveness
  • Authoritarianism
  • Fear of the unknown has misled many of us into thinking that the relationship between freedom and structure is an either/or proposition. As educators we’re either providing good, structured instruction or we’re refereeing spitball fights.
    Sam Chaltain
    American Schools
  • Not An Either/Or Proposition
  • Authoritarian Practice
    context that fosters dialogue
    democratic decision-making
    explicit teaching about how to assume responsibility
    Linda Darling-Hammond
    The Right to Learn
  • Dialogue
  • Decision Making
  • Responsibility
  • Concrete Opportunities
    Don't give the expedient answer
    Share your experiences & failures (transparency)
    Solicit and respond to feedback
    Offer choicesand opportunity to assume responsibility
  • Describe a time you felt excited by the possibilities offered by a class or meeting.
    What created that feeling?Describe a time you felt frustrated by the apparent uselessness of a class/meeting.
    What created that feeling?
    http://tinyurl.com/ascd11
  • What’s in it for teachers?
  • The teachers who get "burned out" are not the ones who are constantly learning… but those who feel they must stay in control and ahead of the students at all times. Frank Smith
  • Concrete Opportunities
    Write about your practice
    Class newsletter or blog
    Reflection blog
    For professional publications
    Discuss with others
    Online (blog comments, networks, Twitter)
    In a Critical Friends Group
  • All images are Creative Commons licensed
    Crazy student http://www.flickr.com/photos/wmiami/2724515344
    Professor http://www.flickr.com/photos/tim_ellis/145582914
    Curtain http://www.flickr.com/photos/cybaea/54679441
    Fear http://www.flickr.com/photos/neverylorakeet/4055975423
    All other images CC licensed by Meredith Stewart