“Believe I Can Learn”Presenters: Tesha Isler, Ed.D. Wendy Piro Trammonieo Cooper
What I believe is important? T= Teach the Whole Child, (Think, Teamwork, Technology) E= Engage Students in Meaningful and Relevant Learning Activities S= Support Students to Become Independent Thinkers, Serving others H= Honor and Create Successful, Lifelong Learners A= Assess often, accept responsibility
What I believe is important? I= Instruct, Influence, Innovate S= Support, Strive, Survey L= Lead, Love, Listen E= Engage, Empower, Expect R= Resolve, Recognize, Respect
Agenda for our Time Together • Reflect • How do you get good at what you do • Reinforce Effort • Differentiation • Engaging Instructional Strategies
Meaning does not exist onpaper. The only thing youwill ever find on paper areblack marks. Meaning is inpeople. People give, assign,or ascribe meanings whichthey already have in theirexperiences. Neil Postman 5
ReflectIf you could look through the windowof your classroom on your best day,what do you think you would see?If you could look through the windowof your classroom on your mostchallenging day, what do you thinkyou would see?
Purpose• Purpose exists when children take responsibility for who and what they want to become.• Self-Worth occurs when children know they are valued members of the community; have a person they can trust; believe they can achieve.
Student Aspirations•SELF WORTH •Belonging •Heroes •Relationships •Sense of Accomplishment•ACTIVE ENGAGEMENT •Fun & Excitement •Relevance •Curiosity & Creativity •Spirit of Adventure•PURPOSE •Leadership & Responsibility •Rigor •Confidence to Take Action
"You dont have to change the studentpopulation to get results; you simply have to change the conditions under which they learn." - Pedro Noguera
How do you get good at what you do?• The great seem to have the ability to work through their weaknesses.• Being just a slight bit better makes all the difference in the world. – Diligence – Doing it right – Creativity
It takes work• Listen and be heard• Communicate needs• Make content personal• Music fuels dialogue – get into the student’s world• Educate consequences of relating• View non-verbals• Recognize your own strengths/weaknesses• Use technology• Use gender to help• Build trust
Teach Me…Basic Skills: Higher Order Thinking• Oral communications Skills: (speaking and listening) • Problem solving• Reading, especiallyunderstanding and • Learning skills, strategiesfollowing directions • Creative, innovative• Basic arithmetic thinking • Decision-making• Writing
Teach Me…• Dependability/Responsibility • Adaptability, flexibility• Positive attitude toward work • Enthusiasm, motivation• Conscientiousness, punctuality, • Self-discipline, self- efficiency management• Interpersonal skills, • Appropriate dress andcooperation, working as a team groomingmember • Honesty/integrity• Self-confidence, positive self- image • Ability to work without supervision
Building Background: Getting to Know Your Students• 21st century students are not all the same. Each student has his or her own special needs and unique learning styles.• Getting to know your students at the beginning of the year can help you form relationships and bonds that will aid with classroom management, differentiation, and parental involvement.• Most importantly, it conveys a message to students that you care and you “Believe I Can Learn.”
Believe I Can Learn Believe I can learn When Others believe I can not Do not give up on me And my potential Believe I can soar and give me more Attention, knowledge, love, and hope Make me believe I can cope With all the pressures in this world Believe I can learn And make something out of myself Even though people in society Think I am doomed Help me believe, I can do all things If I work hard and have faith Help me escape from this mean cruel world Into a desire to be better than the rest A Desire to be better than myself Believe I can learn Because this is my first step A positive solution to my Destiny Please don’t give up on me BELIEVE I CAN LEARN! Written by Tesha Isler
Additional Resources Gardner, H. (1999). Intelligence reframed: Multiple intelligences for the 21 st century. New York: Basic Books. Herrera, S., Murry, K. (2005) Mastering ESL and Bilingual Methods, Boston: Pearson. Herrera, S., Murry, K., Cabral, R. (2007) Assessment Accommodations For Classroom Teachers of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Student, Boston: Pearson. Kagan, S., Kagan, M. (2009) Kagan Cooperative Learning, San Clemente, CA: Kagan Publishing. The learning strategies contained in this presentation have been adapted to fit our classroom instruction and students’ needs. Learning strategies have been gained from the instruction and lesson materials within the Project LEAP coursework. Strategies gained from workshops on Kagan and SIOP have also been used in regards to some of the differentiated and cooperative learning instruction. The above listed textbooks are references to where more information about the learning strategies presented in this presentation can be found.
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