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

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