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Faculty Consideration of Wagner’s  Global Achievement Gap , Ch. 1 <ul><li>Six Discussion Groups Considered the Following: ...
1a. Arguing with Wagner:  <ul><li>Groups expressed the following about concerns or objections or questions to Wagner:  </l...
1b. Arguing with Wagner (cont.) <ul><li>Dislike his “sky is falling mentality.” </li></ul><ul><li>Value of educating for a...
1c.Arguing with Wagner (cont.) <ul><li>Too Alarmist. </li></ul><ul><li>Inaccurate comparisons with education in other coun...
2a.  Agreements  with Wagner <ul><li>Greatly Agree with ALL 7 Skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciate his endorsement of teac...
2b. Agreements with Wagner <ul><li>His 7 skills are important (but they are not new!). </li></ul><ul><li>Agree with his em...
2c. Agreeing with Wagner <ul><li>Appreciate his emphasis on curiosity and inquiry.  </li></ul><ul><li>Agreement with his K...
3a. Aspirations Wagner inspires  <ul><li>We aspire to:  </li></ul><ul><li>Examine the questions we ask our students.  </li...
3b. Aspirations Wagner Inspires <ul><li>We want to focus on how the 7 Survival Skills inform our teaching:  </li></ul><ul>...
3c. Aspirations Wagner Inspires <ul><li>More student centered teaching brings more learning.  </li></ul><ul><li>Involve st...
3d. Aspirations Wagner Inspires <ul><li>To build trust through emotional connections </li></ul><ul><li>Raise level of disc...
What Will Happen for our Students?  <ul><li>We only barely got this this fourth question, but one group offered:  </li></u...
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Faculty Consideration Of Wagner’S Global Achievement Gap,

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Faculty Consideration Of Wagner’S Global Achievement Gap,

  1. 1. Faculty Consideration of Wagner’s Global Achievement Gap , Ch. 1 <ul><li>Six Discussion Groups Considered the Following: </li></ul><ul><li>What Do We Argue with? </li></ul><ul><li>What we Agree With? </li></ul><ul><li>What does Wagner Inspire us to Aspire to? </li></ul><ul><li>What will be the Impact on Student Learning? </li></ul>
  2. 2. 1a. Arguing with Wagner: <ul><li>Groups expressed the following about concerns or objections or questions to Wagner: </li></ul><ul><li>What is the relevancy to independent schools? </li></ul><ul><li>Wagner is arguing against NCLB, not NAIS. </li></ul><ul><li>We do know, contrary to Wagner, what goes in classrooms. </li></ul><ul><li>Wagner is too serious; we should have fun too in our classrooms. </li></ul>
  3. 3. 1b. Arguing with Wagner (cont.) <ul><li>Dislike his “sky is falling mentality.” </li></ul><ul><li>Value of educating for active citizenship is given short-shrift. </li></ul><ul><li>Overt nationalism is hard to swallow. </li></ul><ul><li>Wagner seems to want economics to drive education. </li></ul>
  4. 4. 1c.Arguing with Wagner (cont.) <ul><li>Too Alarmist. </li></ul><ul><li>Inaccurate comparisons with education in other countries. </li></ul><ul><li>Devaluation of memorization. </li></ul><ul><li>Devaluation of liberal arts. </li></ul><ul><li>Too many anecdotes and generalizations. </li></ul><ul><li>Devaluation of AP. </li></ul>
  5. 5. 2a. Agreements with Wagner <ul><li>Greatly Agree with ALL 7 Skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciate his endorsement of teaching writing & communication. </li></ul><ul><li>Agreement with his concern that we over-emphasize standardized testing. </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciate his valuing of acute observation skills. </li></ul>
  6. 6. 2b. Agreements with Wagner <ul><li>His 7 skills are important (but they are not new!). </li></ul><ul><li>Agree with his emphasis on personal connection and meaningfulness as pedagogical tools. </li></ul><ul><li>Agreement with his characterization of teacher as model and facilitator. </li></ul><ul><li>Admiration for his emphasis on analytical skills and critical thinking. </li></ul>
  7. 7. 2c. Agreeing with Wagner <ul><li>Appreciate his emphasis on curiosity and inquiry. </li></ul><ul><li>Agreement with his Key skill of collaboration across networks. </li></ul><ul><li>Agreement that we need to do more motivation and engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Agreement on importance of excellent, broad communication skills </li></ul>
  8. 8. 3a. Aspirations Wagner inspires <ul><li>We aspire to: </li></ul><ul><li>Examine the questions we ask our students. </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate writing MORE> </li></ul><ul><li>Think through how to assess the achievement of the 7 skills </li></ul>
  9. 9. 3b. Aspirations Wagner Inspires <ul><li>We want to focus on how the 7 Survival Skills inform our teaching: </li></ul><ul><li>We want to strengthen our own master of the seven skills. </li></ul><ul><li>We want to encourage natural curiosity. </li></ul><ul><li>We agreed that there can be a balance of core skills and the 7 Skills. </li></ul>
  10. 10. 3c. Aspirations Wagner Inspires <ul><li>More student centered teaching brings more learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Involve students more in assessment. </li></ul><ul><li>We have many opportunities to practice 7Skills: </li></ul><ul><li>Ropes Course </li></ul><ul><li>Daily Meeting Student-led clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Many community protocols </li></ul>
  11. 11. 3d. Aspirations Wagner Inspires <ul><li>To build trust through emotional connections </li></ul><ul><li>Raise level of discussions and conversations in classes. </li></ul><ul><li>Exploit our smaller classes such that we can facilitate students asking better questions and taking more emotional risks. </li></ul><ul><li>Guiding our students to become greater “global citizens.” </li></ul>
  12. 12. What Will Happen for our Students? <ul><li>We only barely got this this fourth question, but one group offered: </li></ul><ul><li>Having more fun! </li></ul><ul><li>Learning for the love of learning, not the grade. </li></ul>

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