Is Joy Still a Thing?

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  • Thank-you! I feel ready to take on the day 'joyfully'
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  • Hi Justine, sorry for taking so long to respond.

    I think if you create the idea of a community of learners, the idea is that all and any contributions are valuable. That means asking a question is a form of teaching and encouraging others to take the reigns too. Sometimes that means keep quieting instead of solving every problem. This takes great skill, some of which I'm still working on since it's really a moving target.

    Once you relinquish some of that control it takes the pressure of you and puts part of it back to the learner. The key is continuing to see the learning and teaching as a somewhat shared experience. Easy to say, hard to do.
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  • HI Dean.
    This is just what I needed at the moment!! I posted a Tweet last night: 'Apart from Student Voice, how do you involve students in your professional learning? Do you have an expectation of letting them teach you?' No responses yet. My expectation is that my students teach me.
    Our class had a motto - 'We're all teachers and we're all learners in our learning environment.' If they can get it, then I'm not sure why we can't. I guess, for some, it's the fear of the unknown - of giving up 'control' of the learning and teaching.
    If we share the learning and teaching then the joy will be there - as long as it's relevant and real learning.

    Justine
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  1. 1. Is Joy Still a Thing? Dean Shareski PETE & C Hershey, PA Feb 11, 2014 http://www.flickr.com/photos/arichards-gallery/9215560918
  2. 2. shareski.ca @shareski
  3. 3. shareski.ca @shareski
  4. 4. shareski.ca @shareski
  5. 5. Meet the Shareskis
  6. 6. Meet the Shareskis 3 2 4 1
  7. 7. Meet the Shareskis 4 3 1 2
  8. 8. #pete2014 http://shareski.ca/y/pete2014
  9. 9. Who’s the big kid in the suspenders?
  10. 10. Why Doesn’t Christina Ever smile?
  11. 11. Is Joy Still a Thing? http://www.flickr.com/photos/arichards-gallery/9215560918
  12. 12. “People seem to get nostalgic about a lot of things they weren't so crazy about the first time.” http://www.flickr.com/photos/chicagogeek/3288238069
  13. 13. Do you Believe Learning is Like Buckley’s?
  14. 14. Do you Believe Learning is Like Buckley’s?
  15. 15. Stop Explaining Learning Like This
  16. 16. Stop Explaining Learning Like This
  17. 17. Every Mission Statement on the Planet
  18. 18. Every Mission Statement on the Planet rigorous and relevant education to all students in a learning environment that fosters high expectations and data
  19. 19. Feel-Bad Education The Cult of Rigor and the Loss of Joy by: Alfie Kohn http://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/edweek/feelbad.htm http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/2333068171/
  20. 20. Feel-Bad Education The Cult of Rigor and the Loss of Joy by: Alfie Kohn http://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/edweek/feelbad.htm "Why are our schools not places of joy?" http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/2333068171/
  21. 21. Feel-Bad Education The Cult of Rigor and the Loss of Joy by: Alfie Kohn http://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/edweek/feelbad.htm "Why are our schools not places of joy?" http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/2333068171/
  22. 22. Feel-Bad Education The Cult of Rigor and the Loss of Joy by: Alfie Kohn http://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/edweek/feelbad.htm "Why are our schools not places of joy?" http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/2333068171/
  23. 23. Feel-Bad Education The Cult of Rigor and the Loss of Joy by: Alfie Kohn http://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/edweek/feelbad.htm I’m appearing to accept an odious premise—namely, that joy must be justified as a means to the end of better academic performance. Not so: It’s an end in itself. http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/2333068171/
  24. 24. With regards to creating a video like that do you:
  25. 25. With regards to creating a video like that do you: A. Do it because it's not only fun but likely does address some curricular outcomes but you might have to look them up later. Fingers crossed.
  26. 26. With regards to creating a video like that do you: A. Do it because it's not only fun but likely does address some curricular outcomes but you might have to look them up later. Fingers crossed. B. Do it and to heck with the outcomes, doing joyful things with students is important.
  27. 27. With regards to creating a video like that do you: A. Do it because it's not only fun but likely does address some curricular outcomes but you might have to look them up later. Fingers crossed. B. Do it and to heck with the outcomes, doing joyful things with students is important. C. Do it but perhaps as an extra-curricular activity because you're not sure where it fits with a robust curriculum but still think it's important.
  28. 28. With regards to creating a video like that do you: A. Do it because it's not only fun but likely does address some curricular outcomes but you might have to look them up later. Fingers crossed. B. Do it and to heck with the outcomes, doing joyful things with students is important. C. Do it but perhaps as an extra-curricular activity because you're not sure where it fits with a robust curriculum but still think it's important. D. Not do it at all because it’s a waste of time.
  29. 29. http://www.flickr.com/photos/cristic/359572656
  30. 30. http://www.flickr.com/photos/cristic/359572656 test obsessed student achievement accountability data driven
  31. 31. http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaswenden/116786466 Why Do I Have to Learn This?
  32. 32. positive school environment is provided to enhance, empower, and promote the value of lifelong learning for our students
  33. 33. joy /joi/ Noun
  34. 34. joy /joi/ Noun 1.the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires 2.the expression or exhibition of such emotion
  35. 35. You know it when you See it
  36. 36. You know it when you See it
  37. 37. Is Joy Really the Schools Responsibility? http://www.flickr.com/photos/departmentofed/9609419838
  38. 38. Is Joy Really the Schools Responsibility? http://www.flickr.com/photos/departmentofed/9609419838
  39. 39. Do We Teach Students How To Be Happy?
  40. 40. Do We Teach Students How To Be Happy?
  41. 41. Planning and Designing For Joy
  42. 42. Wonder
  43. 43. Boring
  44. 44. I’m bored
  45. 45. “Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the Stryrofoam cup: The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, Everything I Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten but we are all like that.”
  46. 46. “We Have Responsibility to Awe”
  47. 47. How often do your students get to wonder?
  48. 48. Be Interesting
  49. 49. “one of the best things you can do for your students is to be an interesting person” Gary Stager
  50. 50. “We needed to deliver something more, give the viewers another reason to tune in.”
  51. 51. “We needed to deliver something more, give the viewers another reason to tune in.”
  52. 52. “We needed to deliver something more, give the viewers another reason to tune in.” “...it was a show about people who loved what they were doing, who were informed, but who were also trying to bring a smile and a laugh to their audience.”
  53. 53. How Do You Learn?
  54. 54. How Do You Learn?
  55. 55. Inquiry: It’s not just for students http://growaloafofbread.blogspot.ca
  56. 56. Inquiry: It’s not just for students http://growaloafofbread.blogspot.ca
  57. 57. SAGE ON THE STAGE
  58. 58. SAGE ON THE STAGE
  59. 59. GUIDE ON THE SIDE
  60. 60. GUIDE ON THE SIDE
  61. 61. MEDDLER IN THE MIDDLE
  62. 62. The Learning Project
  63. 63. My Teaching Staff
  64. 64. What are you learning right now? Do your students know about this? (Bonus points if it has nothing to do with your job) How are your interests/passions infused into your classroom?
  65. 65. Share It
  66. 66. “TO GET THE FULL VALUE OF JOY YOU MUST HAVE SOMEONE TO DIVIDE IT WITH.” Mark Twain
  67. 67. "The pursuit of happiness is not a solitary goal," said James Fowler, a researcher at the University of California, San Diego. "We are connected, and so is our joy." living near a friend who becomes happy increases the probability of a person becoming cheerful by 25 per cent. The study, published in December 2008 in the British Medical Journal, suggests that Researchers also theorize that friends of friends — up to three degrees of separation — can also affect a person's degree of happiness.
  68. 68. "The pursuit of happiness is not a solitary goal," said James Fowler, a researcher at the University of California, San Diego. "We are connected, and so is our joy." living near a friend who becomes happy increases the probability of a person becoming cheerful by 25 per cent. The study, published in December 2008 in the British Medical Journal, suggests that Researchers also theorize that friends of friends — up to three degrees of separation — can also affect a person's degree of happiness.
  69. 69. Cantiague Weekly Update @Cantiague_Lead
  70. 70. Cantiague Weekly Update @Cantiague_Lead
  71. 71. How are you spreading and sharing joyful moments in your school/classroom?
  72. 72. Just do It
  73. 73. "There is a direct correlation between the level of happiness in one's life and the amount of silliness they allow into it." She said, "I know. I've done studies."
  74. 74. When’s the last time you did something in which its primary purpose was to bring joy to you or your students?
  75. 75. Be Grateful
  76. 76. GRATITUDE
  77. 77. GRATITUDE
  78. 78. GRATITUDE
  79. 79. Leaders Who Praise and Support Publicly
  80. 80. Leaders Who Praise and Support Publicly
  81. 81. Leaders Who Praise and Support Publicly
  82. 82. How are you showing gratitude to your students? parents? colleagues?
  83. 83. It’s an End in itself
  84. 84. It’s an End in itself
  85. 85. It’s an End in itself
  86. 86. @shareski shareski.ca Thank inyou It’s an End itself

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