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Power Teaching


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Power Teaching

  1. 1. POWER TEACHING Professor Shamshad eTrainer / Consultant By:
  2. 2. Activity 1 <ul><li>On a paper write down 2 things that you wish to get out of this session. (3 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>In groups of four compile a common list.(5 minutes) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Objectives <ul><li>By the end of the session Participants would be able: </li></ul><ul><li>To identify the qualities of an effective teacher. </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the meaning of the term Power Teaching. </li></ul><ul><li>To realize the value of power teaching in their classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>To gain an awareness of the elements common to effective Power teaching . </li></ul><ul><li>Will begun using some common power teaching techniques. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Activity 2 <ul><li>In groups list down all the things that a teacher must know and be able to do to make her teaching interesting. </li></ul><ul><li>Present your lists. </li></ul>
  5. 5. EFFECTIVE TEACHERS… <ul><li>Know the content of the syllabus </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the development of the student </li></ul><ul><li>Value the diversity of the students within the class </li></ul><ul><li>Plan strategic lessons using effective teaching strategies. </li></ul><ul><li>Use multiple assessments to evaluate progress. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a suitable learning environment </li></ul><ul><li>Adapt and modify instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Use effective communication </li></ul>
  6. 6. A VISION OF TEACHING <ul><li>Connect the dots in the puzzle using only four straight lines without lifting your pen/pencil off of the paper. </li></ul>How does this relate to our teaching?
  7. 7. <ul><li>A teacher who is attempting to </li></ul><ul><li>teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on a cold iron. </li></ul><ul><li>Horace Mann </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>WHAT IS POWER TEACHING? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Activity 3 <ul><li>Working Individually write down whatever comes to your mind about the term </li></ul><ul><li>POWER TEACHING. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Power Teaching is </li></ul><ul><li>a grassroots educational reform </li></ul><ul><li>that is based on interactive teaching strategies. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Why Power Teach? <ul><li>Students Enjoy well- designed learning games. </li></ul><ul><li>Students respond to Challenges. </li></ul><ul><li>And can make outstanding educational progress in the proper settings. </li></ul><ul><li>And </li></ul><ul><li>To do all this they need: </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>POWERFUL TEACHERS </li></ul>
  13. 13. Benefits of Power Teaching <ul><li>Teachers feel empowered. </li></ul><ul><li>Arsenal of teaching strategies make their students succeed. </li></ul><ul><li>Can build a sense of community and a family feeling for students and teachers alike. </li></ul><ul><li>It makes the most challenging students sit in the class and allow the teacher to teach and the students to learn. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Classroom procedures in Power Teaching <ul><li>Classroom procedures are different from classroom rules. </li></ul><ul><li>A procedure is something that you want your class to do many times a day. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Common procedures in a classroom <ul><li>The most common procedures are: </li></ul><ul><li>Paying attention to the teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Being seated. </li></ul><ul><li>Handing in/out papers. </li></ul><ul><li>Getting pencils sharpened. </li></ul><ul><li>Raising hands etc. </li></ul><ul><li>The more orderly your class performs procedures like these the less hair you will lose. </li></ul>
  16. 16. The Class Yes! <ul><li>The Attention Grabber: Class-Yes </li></ul>
  17. 17. Application of Class Yes! <ul><li>Use this technique whenever you want to quickly gain the attention of your class. For maximum effect, occasionally vary your tone of voice. </li></ul>
  18. 18. The organizer- Five Classroom rules. <ul><li>Follow directions quickly. </li></ul><ul><li>Raise your hand for permission to speak. </li></ul><ul><li>Raise your hand for permission to leave your seat. </li></ul><ul><li>Make smart choices. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your dear teacher HAPPY! </li></ul>
  19. 19. Follow directions quickly.
  20. 20. Raise your hand for permission to speak.
  21. 21. Raise your hand for permission to leave your seat.
  22. 22. Make smart choices.
  23. 23. Keep your dear teacher HAPPY !
  24. 24. The whole Brain Activator – Teach ! Okay! <ul><li>It is a crucial power teaching skill. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers must learn to speak more briefly. The longer we talk the more students we lose. </li></ul><ul><li>Researches show that the students learn the most when they teach. </li></ul>
  25. 25. The Whole Brain Activator: Teach-Okay Speak briefly and then ask students to paraphrase, with meaningful gestures, what you’ve said with a partner. Move around the classroom to monitor your students’ comprehension.
  26. 26. The Motivator: The Scoreboard <ul><li>Frequently reward positive behavior and penalize for negative behavior. Observe the plus/minus 3 rule and keep the positive and negative scores within three points </li></ul>
  27. 27. The Focuser: Hands and Eyes <ul><li>Use this technique whenever you want maximum attention . </li></ul>
  28. 28. Correcting Errors <ul><li>Its Cool is the most easiest and painless way of correcting errors. Telling your class that it is a difficult topic and it is ok to make a mistake. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Rewarding Students <ul><li>Whenever the student need a reward for the right answer or good behaviour, use a 10 finger woo. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Controlling Classroom Noise <ul><li>Using volume O-Meter helps in controlling the unnecessary sound in the Classroom. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Focusing on the Explanation <ul><li>This strategy is used when you need your students to be intensely focused on what you are saying. </li></ul>
  32. 32. . O. No “I can’ts”: <ul><li>We never want our students to say “I can’t” These are two of the most mind crippling words in our language. Instead of “I can’t”, instruct students to say “I cant ... yet! </li></ul>
  33. 33. Asking Questions <ul><li>There are various reasons for which students raise their hands. This gesture can be used to show that the student wants to ask a question. </li></ul>
  34. 34. Conclusion
  35. 35. A teacher is one who brings us tools and enables us to use them. Jean Toomer
  36. 36. <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>
  37. 37. Food for thought <ul><li>The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.  </li></ul><ul><li>~ William Arthur Ward </li></ul>