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Would Aristotle really recognize today’s classroom? Not if you change things up a bit. Are today’s students really digital natives, or are they simply distracted by their constant media use? Do ...

Would Aristotle really recognize today’s classroom? Not if you change things up a bit. Are today’s students really digital natives, or are they simply distracted by their constant media use? Do you teach the way that you were taught, or are you ready to stretch your teaching comfort zone?

There are myriad tools, methods and strategies available to enhance, facilitate and stimulate today’s learning process. Whether you are a new or veteran teacher, you will experience some of the techniques that current educational researchers report will help keep today’s students engaged and learning.

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  • I’d like to welcome you to my comfort zone … I’ve got my course outline, my board, my slides, assignments, labs and a whole mess of other paper, and last but not least, my marks spreadsheet. I’m ready for anything! BUT AM I???
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  • Meet Chris … one of my future students.
  • Meet Chris … one of my future students.
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Stretch your Teaching Comfort Zone Stretch your Teaching Comfort Zone Presentation Transcript

  • Nancy Nelson June 2010 Stretching Your Teaching Comfort Zone
  • Our Comfort Zone Stretching your Teaching Comfort Zone
  • Our Students’ Comfort Zone?
  • Stretching your Teaching Comfort Zone What do you think?
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  • Our Students’ Comfort Zone Stretching your Teaching Comfort Zone
  • Compatible Comfort Zones? Stretching your Teaching Comfort Zone Research Remember Learn
  • Stretching your Teaching Comfort Zone Media Use Technology Skills Multi-tasking Demands for use in class The Research says … not age or gender but MAJOR use for LIVING not learning suffer from CONSTANT PARTIAL ATTENTION want FTF use media for productivity, convenience, supplement
  • Constant Partial Attention http://comics.com/pearls_before_swine/2010-05-23/
  • How can we use that knowledge? Stretching your Teaching Comfort Zone
  • Stretching your Teaching Comfort Zone What makes a good learner?
  • Stretching your Teaching Comfort Zone The Reality CONTROL CONTENT METHODS TOOLS
  • Which are our Preferred Pedagogies? Separate and Sort most to least common
  • June 8, 2010 25% 54% 35% 33% 36% 58% 46% 42% 49% 55% 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  • What the Students Said …
  • Stretching your Teaching Comfort Zone The Stretch CONTROL CONTENT METHODS TOOLS Autonomy Authentic Context Their Methods Their Tools
  • Stretching your Teaching Comfort Zone Stretching toward AUTONOMY
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  • Stretching your Teaching Comfort Zone Set yourself an action trigger …
  • Stretching your Teaching Comfort Zone Stretching toward AUTHENTIC CONTEXT
  • Stretching your Teaching Comfort Zone Set yourself an action trigger …
  • Time for a Real Stretch! Please be back and ready to go at 10:30!
  • Stretching your Teaching Comfort Zone The Stretch CONTROL CONTENT METHODS TOOLS Autonomy Authentic Context Their Methods Their Tools
  • How most of us keep up …
  • Stretching our P ersonal L earning E nvironment ! Based on Gabi Witthaus’ PLE @ http://edtechpost.wikispaces.com/PLE+Diagrams#whitthaus
  • Warm-up PLE Stretch …
  • Cool Down Stretch … Even Tables create an Animoto summary of today’s session Odd Tables create a bubbl.us map of today’s session
  • S T R E T C H Stretching your Teaching Comfort Zone
  • Feel free to visit my wiki and blog for more details … http:// allthingsacademic.wordpress.com / Stretching your Teaching Comfort Zone http:// engagingourlearners.pbworks.com
  • Stretching your Teaching Comfort Zone Recap …