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Important ideas for_teachers fall 2011


Some ideas on good teaching

Some ideas on good teaching

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  • 1. Important Ideas for Pre-service Teachers!
  • 2. 1. You are not like them (or me) * not better or worse - just different"I am not teaching me, I am teaching them" (Heather Montague, 2010)
  • 3. 2. Supervise yourself! or Take control of your supervision!
    Some ideas to try
  • 4. 3. Make use of all your class time - have students talk outside the room and enter the room ready to start - reading material, math problem on the board, a news item to think about, a science oddity to ponder and explain, a poem to memorize ...
  • 5. 4. Never stop learning – subject, student’s cultures, whatever.
  • 6. 5. Try to make contact with everyone every class.
  • 7. 6. The only real crisis in your classroom is the one you create.
  • 8. 7. Communication is mainly nonverbal. It's way more - eyes, arms, motion, smell, stance, etc
  • 9. 8. Technology does not solve problems --- people solve problems.
    • Technology should be about helping individuals, groups and society.
  •  9. Multimedia is the 'black hole' of time
    • minor adjustments will take inordinate amounts of time
    • 10. this is why you want students creating the multimedia stuff - you don't have time1
  • 10. Any activity has to make it better for learning
    • or not hurt learning while making it easier for the teacher.
  • 11. Technology is not neutral
    • it is Western, white, male, military, democratic, consumer centric and emotionless ...
  • 12. Once the mark is given, the learning stops.
  • 11. 13. Don't complain about the marking - you assigned it! Make it interesting. You do not have to mark everything.
  • 12. 14. Know when to throw out the rubric
  • 13.
    • 15. Perception is reality. Yours, students, parents, admin, etc.
  • 16. Use your style – no one else’s But don't let that limit your students! See rule # 1.
  • 14. 17. Who are the digital natives?
    • If YouTube and Facebook are only 5 years old are we all native to them?
  • 18. Is it worth your time? Make it re-usable.
  • 15. 19. Promote higher order skills / problem solving
  • 16. 20. You don’t need to know the details of a program to have students use it.
    • You do need to know enough to assess the product.
  • 21. Which intelligences are:
    • enhanced by technology,
    • 17. which are diminished?
  • 22. Find the best uses of technology in your subject area.
  • 18. 23. How much time should be spent teaching how to use technology?
    • How much time do we spend teaching students to speak, read and write? These are also technology based.
  • 24. Break the rules when necessary
  • 19. 25. When is a movie (podcast, animation, glog,...) like an essay?
  • 20. 26. Discipline - make them choose.
  • 21.