Peer Teaching Intro Briefing


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This is a presentation of elements of relational learning and how we should approach education that was given to teachers at a secondary school in Victoria, Australia.

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Peer Teaching Intro Briefing

  1. 1. Berwick Secondary College <ul><li>Relational Learning Professional Development </li></ul>
  2. 2. Relational Learning
  3. 3. Relational Learning <ul><li>Would we diagnose and solve the problem in such a profound way, before it got to the external specialist? </li></ul><ul><li>Would we see her gift and foster it? </li></ul><ul><li>How well do we manage a gifted dancer in English and Mathematics? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Finding Solutions ... <ul><li>For every complex question there is a simple answer.... </li></ul><ul><li>...that’s wrong. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Quality of Life Formula <ul><li>QL = NE x (H + S) </li></ul>QL = Quality of Life NE = Natural Endowment H = Contribution of Child’s Home S = Contribution of society
  6. 6. Quality of Life Formula <ul><li>This formula was applied to certain new born babies to see if they should still live. </li></ul><ul><li>Where was it? </li></ul><ul><li>When was it? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Quality of Life Formula <ul><li>1977 </li></ul><ul><li>Oklahoma Children’s Memorial Hospital </li></ul><ul><li>1977 - 1982 it was determined that 24 out of 64 babies with spina bifida were better off dead. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Quality of Life Formula <ul><li>QL = NE x (H + S) </li></ul>QL = Quality of Life NE = Natural Endowment H = Contribution of Child’s Home S = Contribution of society
  9. 9. Quality of ‘ Learning’ Formula? <ul><li>AS = NA x (H + SES) </li></ul>AS = Academic Success NA = Natural Ability H = Home Education Environment SES = Social Economic Status (Post Code)
  10. 10. Models of Teaching <ul><li>We all have models of teaching that we work from </li></ul><ul><li>Relational Learning is a model not a strategy </li></ul><ul><li>It requires a different view of problems and opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>We need to... </li></ul>
  11. 11. See Students Differently <ul><li>The Mental Model that frames as second best </li></ul><ul><li>Many kids see themselves as members of the B-team </li></ul><ul><li>I am dumb ! </li></ul><ul><li>Victim mentality </li></ul>
  12. 12. See Students Differently <ul><li>Relational Learning is not about being friends with your students </li></ul><ul><li>It is about finding out; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who they are? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehending their attitude to your subject </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coaching them to think differently </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. See Parents Differently <ul><li>Most people lead lives of quiet desperation </li></ul><ul><li>Thoreau </li></ul>
  14. 14. See Ourselves Differently <ul><li>What we do is governed by what we think </li></ul><ul><li>This semester we should be thinking and doing differently than last Semester... </li></ul>
  15. 15. Five Relational Learning Steps <ul><li>Relationship with Self </li></ul><ul><li>What is our self talk? </li></ul><ul><li>Do we reflect on our impact? </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship to Role as Home Group Teacher and Relational Learning </li></ul><ul><li>What is our attitude to implementing relational learning in our classrooms? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your internal objections and how can we engage them? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Five Relational Learning Steps <ul><li>Relationship with Leaders </li></ul><ul><li>What’s is the level of trust, integrity, and understanding between HGT’s and their Leaders? </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship with Peers </li></ul><ul><li>What are the attitudes and thoughts that propel us into, or away from team-teaching? </li></ul>
  17. 17. Five Relational Learning Steps <ul><li>Relationship with Community </li></ul><ul><li>What is our understanding of the place of our classroom in the wider community? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we see parents and outside organisations impacting the classroom and school? </li></ul>
  18. 18. Relational Learning Project
  19. 19. Relational Learning Project <ul><li>Life is abundant on the ocean side of the reef... </li></ul><ul><li>..with the danger </li></ul>
  20. 20. Relational Learning Project <ul><li>The lagoon side... </li></ul><ul><li>..the safe side... </li></ul><ul><li>is dead by comparison. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Community <ul><li>The core of community is mutual need </li></ul><ul><li>We need each other to operate </li></ul><ul><li>We are built for relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Rocky Balboa school of Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>“ I got gaps, you got gaps, we all got gaps.” </li></ul>
  22. 22. Team Teaching <ul><li>Purposes: </li></ul><ul><li>Create a forum for sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Build trust, teams and skills </li></ul><ul><li>Through one activity to try and embrace all elements five relational learning questions </li></ul>
  23. 23. Team Teaching <ul><li>Activity: </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Pairings </li></ul><ul><li>Short term activities </li></ul><ul><li>Home Group Focus </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional focus </li></ul><ul><li>Modified PEEL reflection strategy </li></ul>
  24. 24. Activity #1 <ul><li>Check-ins </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on every person </li></ul><ul><li>Build group cohesion </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional focus </li></ul><ul><li>Modified PEEL reflection strategy </li></ul>
  25. 25. Pre-CAL Testimony
  26. 26. Learning Teams