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Staff Twilight 15.1.09

  1. 1. What is funnier – a circle or a star? Which is louder – a wink or a smile? What is heavier – night or day?
  2. 2. South Molton Community College STAFF TWILIGHT Thursday, January 15 th 2009 “ Habits Of Mind”
  3. 3. “ HABITS OF MIND” How many can you name? <ul><li>By yourself </li></ul><ul><li>In pairs </li></ul><ul><li>As a table </li></ul>
  4. 4. WHY “HABITS OF MIND”? Mission Statement “ To Develop Responsible and Independent Learners for the 21 st Century”
  5. 6. WIFM # Better exam results # Better behaviour # Dialogue of learning # Whole school emphasis on learning # Involve parents # Umbrella for PLTS, SEAL, citizenship etc
  6. 7. WHAT IS A SOUTH MOLTON LEARNER LIKE? What do we see them doing? What do we hear them saying? What are they feeling?
  7. 9. WHAT DO WE WANT A SOUTH MOLTON LEARNER TO BE LIKE? What do we want to see them doing? What do we want to hear them saying? What do we want them to feel?
  8. 10. “ Twenty-first Century Tools for Twenty-first Century Learners” 3000?
  9. 11. It is estimated that today’s learners will have 10-14 jobs By the age of 38 The top 10 in demand jobs in 2010 did not exist in 2004
  10. 12. We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist – using technologies that have not yet been invented – in order to solve problems we don’t know are problems yet
  11. 13. We must get away from the idea: “ Forget the outside world, we’re going to teach things we’ve always taught and forget what’s going on out there” Outstanding OFSTED again? “ If you always do what you always did – you’ll always get what you always got”
  12. 14. PLTS QCA FRAMEWORK HABITS OF MIND THINKING TOOLS PLTS AT SMCC BIG PICTURE
  13. 15. <ul><li>Independent Enquirers </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Thinkers </li></ul><ul><li>Reflective Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Team Workers </li></ul><ul><li>Self-managers </li></ul><ul><li>Effective Participators </li></ul>QCA Awakens! Check your schemes!
  14. 17. INTRODUCE EMBED SPREAD
  15. 18. ‘ Habits of Mind’ – “ What I do when I don’t know the answer” (Student – St Cuthbert’s College, New Zealand)
  16. 19. What ‘Habits of Mind’ are demonstrated in these short films?
  17. 20. “ A habit of mind is a pattern of innate behaviour that leads to productive actions” Study the famous characters on the picture sheet. What habits of mind did/do these people demonstrate? Choose some more examples of people you admire
  18. 21. <ul><li>HABITS OF MIND & THE </li></ul><ul><li>QCA FRAMEWORK </li></ul><ul><li>Can you fit the 16 ‘Habits of </li></ul><ul><li>Mind’ to the QCA Framework? </li></ul>
  19. 22. HABITS OF MIND DIAMOND NINE
  20. 23. Excellent communicator Strategic thinker Work with stakeholders Innovative Reflective
  21. 24. Leadership skills Creative mind Willingness to take risks Communication skills Vision Inspire others Interpersonal skills Optomistic Resilient Creative
  22. 25. What 3 ‘Habits of Mind’ do you best relate to? What 3 ‘Habits of Mind’ do you find most difficult? Complete the ‘Habits of Mind’ self assessment HABITS OF MIND AND YOU
  23. 26. Within your own subject area, which 3 ‘Habits of Mind’ are your students good at? Which 3 ‘Habits of Mind’ do you feel they need to improve? HABITS OF MIND AND YOUR SUBJECT AREA
  24. 27. Think big and start!! Making ‘Habits of Mind’ explicit in lessons HABITS OF MIND AND SMCC ‘ Habits of Mind’ learning walk
  25. 28. Making ‘Habits of Mind’ Explicit A Single Lesson and Habits of Mind What ‘Habits of Mind’ could we make explicit in a lesson of work like this? eg What could we discuss in the debrief?
  26. 29. HABITS OF MIND AND SMCC HOW CAN WE INTRODUCE ‘ HABITS OF MIND’ AT SMCC? <ul><li>Whole school </li></ul><ul><li>In lessons </li></ul>- Shift existing system behind the Habits of Mind - Make them explicit!
  27. 32. “ Habit is like a cable, we Weave a thread of it each day, And at last we cannot break it” (Horace Mann)
  28. 33. THE SMCC LASER <ul><li>Avoid pockets of </li></ul><ul><li>development </li></ul><ul><li>We must focus our </li></ul><ul><li>efforts like the </li></ul><ul><li>coherent light of a </li></ul><ul><li>laser </li></ul><ul><li>We must ‘walk the walk </li></ul><ul><li>as well as talk the talk’ </li></ul>
  29. 34. HABITS OF MIND AND SMCC
  30. 35. <ul><li>Making ‘Habits of Mind’ Explicit </li></ul><ul><li>Earthquakes and Personal Skills </li></ul><ul><li>How good a listener are you? </li></ul><ul><li>How good a reader are you? </li></ul><ul><li>How good a speaker are you? </li></ul><ul><li>How good a writer are you? </li></ul><ul><li>How observant are you? </li></ul><ul><li>How well can you present yourself? </li></ul>
  31. 36. Making ‘Habits of Mind’ Explicit Earthquakes and Habits of Mind What ‘Habits of Mind’ could we make explicit in a unit of work like this? eg “Through your work, I am looking for evidence of ... “ eg Peer assessment sheet to rate persistence: 0 1 2 3 4 5
  32. 37. TRIOS EB KW BT KN HC JFS IM MH CB JG CH JS AF JSm MT NP LK BS HH SR GO SW RW NH JC RU BH DW IJ MG PB CM SP BY CW AP PR
  33. 38. TRIOS TIMETABLE Share practice STAFF June 29th Work in progress 1 LESSON JUNE 1 st Introduction TWILIGHT April 28 th SUMMER TERM Share practice STAFF March 30 th Work in progress 1 LESSON March 2 nd Introduction TWILIGHT January 15 th SPRING TERM
  34. 39. <ul><li>TRIOS </li></ul><ul><li>How can we introduce ‘Habits of Mind’ as </li></ul><ul><li>a whole school approach? </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on 1 ‘Habit’ using the resource </li></ul><ul><li>sheets available </li></ul><ul><li>Choose section(s) of your scheme of work </li></ul><ul><li>and identify where you can make ‘Habits </li></ul><ul><li>of Mind’ explicit. How will you do this? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Consider areas to be a focus </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>for future trios work </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  35. 40. Choose 1 unit and all HOM? Choose 3 HOM in all units? What does it sound like? What does it look like? What does it feel like? When is it important? Where is it important? What does it mean to you?
  36. 41. HABIT OF MIND: ____________ How could you help students develop this habit? How would you introduce this HOM into a lesson? Song, picture, person, film clip Slogan Simile
  37. 42. ASSESSMENT??? ASDAN Years 8&9 – 2 and a half D/E grades Years 10&11 – 2 and a quarter B grades Portfolios?
  38. 43. WHERE NEXT? <ul><li>TRIOS WORK </li></ul><ul><li>NING </li></ul><ul><li>- http://learningjourney.ning.com </li></ul><ul><li>DEVELOP ‘THINKING TOOLS’ </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CONTINUE TO DEVELOP </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>LANGUAGE OF HABITS </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>THE WIDER COMMUNITY </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ASSESSMENT </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  39. 44. “ We ourselves have to first become that which we want others to be” (Paul Marshall)
  40. 45. Are your lessons worth behaving for?
  41. 47. www.animoto.com
  42. 48. www.fodey.com

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