Creating  S.M.A.R.T.  Students:  High Achievement for All   Presented  by  Angela Maiers, 2007
SMART Non-Examples Examples Characteristics Definition
<ul><li>All valuable things, material,  </li></ul><ul><li>spiritual, and moral which we receive </li></ul><ul><li>from soc...
<ul><li>S:   See Success: </li></ul><ul><li>YOUR ATTITUDE MATTERS! </li></ul><ul><li>M:   Monitor and Manage </li></ul><ul...
Unleashing Success <ul><li>Phase One:   Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Phase Two:   Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Phase Three: ...
S.M.A.R.T.   Learners Are… <ul><li>POWERFULLY CURIOUS </li></ul>
‘ Wonderful <ul><li>Admiration </li></ul><ul><li>Astonishment </li></ul><ul><li>Reverence </li></ul><ul><li>Surprise </li>...
 
Genius Questions What if…? Is ______ the reason for…? I wonder why…? Can…? If…? Would you rather…? What is it that…? What ...
Rocks! <ul><li>Why are rocks important?  </li></ul><ul><li>Do they even matter to nature or are they just there? </li></ul...
<ul><li>Much of what we know about intelligence and achievement show that the power of what individuals know depends in ve...
Wonder Boxes <ul><li>To awaken, applaud, and operationalize the curiosity and inquiry skills of children from the earliest...
Success Is… <ul><li>The ability to take your skills and talents and  apply them  in a pursuit of something worthy. </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Creating S.M.A.R.T. Students: High Achievement for All Presented by Angela Maiers, 2007
  2. 2. SMART Non-Examples Examples Characteristics Definition
  3. 3. <ul><li>All valuable things, material, </li></ul><ul><li>spiritual, and moral which we receive </li></ul><ul><li>from society can be traced back </li></ul><ul><li>through countless generations </li></ul><ul><li>to certain </li></ul><ul><li>amazing individuals . </li></ul><ul><li>~Albert Einstein~ </li></ul>Learning from Those Who Have Achieved
  4. 4. <ul><li>S: See Success: </li></ul><ul><li>YOUR ATTITUDE MATTERS! </li></ul><ul><li>M: Monitor and Manage </li></ul><ul><li>A: Ask Questions: </li></ul><ul><li>BE CURIOUS! </li></ul><ul><li>R: Risk Take: </li></ul><ul><li>Redefine F.E.A.R </li></ul><ul><li>PUSH YOURSELF! </li></ul><ul><li>T: Tools for Success </li></ul>©Angela Maiers,2006 I’m thinking …
  5. 5. Unleashing Success <ul><li>Phase One: Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Phase Two: Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Phase Three: Action </li></ul><ul><li>Phase Four: Reflective Practice </li></ul>
  6. 6. S.M.A.R.T. Learners Are… <ul><li>POWERFULLY CURIOUS </li></ul>
  7. 7. ‘ Wonderful <ul><li>Admiration </li></ul><ul><li>Astonishment </li></ul><ul><li>Reverence </li></ul><ul><li>Surprise </li></ul><ul><li>Amazement </li></ul><ul><li>Awe </li></ul><ul><li>Excitement </li></ul><ul><li>Joy </li></ul><ul><li>Marvel </li></ul><ul><li>Endeavor </li></ul>
  8. 9. Genius Questions What if…? Is ______ the reason for…? I wonder why…? Can…? If…? Would you rather…? What is it that…? What would it take to…? When is it…? Why is it that…? Who could…? Would ______ be possible if…? How is ____ like _____? Is it possible to…? When is…? Could…? What could happen if…? How can…? If it were possible…? What is your opinion about…? Are there…? Is it right to…? Why is…? I wonder when…? How…? I’m wondering if…? Where did…? How could it…? Do you…? Why are…? Does it matter if…? If I ______, could_____? When is it …? What can…?
  9. 10. Rocks! <ul><li>Why are rocks important? </li></ul><ul><li>Do they even matter to nature or are they just there? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the oldest rock? </li></ul><ul><li>How are rocks formed? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there new kinds of rocks being created today? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there anything in the world that is harder than a rock? </li></ul><ul><li>Who invented that saying, “harder than a rock?” </li></ul><ul><li>How many kinds of rock have been identified? </li></ul><ul><li>What if we could turn all rock into fuel? </li></ul><ul><li>How many uses are there for rock? </li></ul><ul><li>What rock has been the most valuable? </li></ul><ul><li>How does rock turn into diamonds or other jewels? </li></ul><ul><li>Where can I find the largest rock? </li></ul><ul><li>When climbers climb rock, how do they hold on? </li></ul><ul><li>How many injuries have occurred because of rocks? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there still rock slides in America? </li></ul><ul><li>Has anyone ever died from a rock slide? </li></ul><ul><li>What make the colors in rocks? </li></ul><ul><li>When rocks form, how long does that take? </li></ul><ul><li>Is gravel cheap rock? </li></ul><ul><li>Do other planets have rock like Earth? </li></ul><ul><li>Is volcanic rock softer than normal rock? </li></ul><ul><li>When does a rock turn into a mountain? </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Much of what we know about intelligence and achievement show that the power of what individuals know depends in very large part not on the information they control but on the SCOPE and ORIGINALITY of the questions they ask. </li></ul><ul><li>-Pat Wolfe, 2002- </li></ul>
  11. 12. Wonder Boxes <ul><li>To awaken, applaud, and operationalize the curiosity and inquiry skills of children from the earliest grades and onward . </li></ul><ul><li>Debbie Miller </li></ul><ul><li>Reading for Meaning </li></ul>
  12. 13. Success Is… <ul><li>The ability to take your skills and talents and apply them in a pursuit of something worthy. </li></ul>

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