We are getting very sophisticated regarding cultural differences ., But learning is the silent diversity that most people are so tolerant of
Lml intro new teachers
Let Me LearnMaking a difference…Judith BronstonLawrence Township Public Schools Staff Development 2012 firstname.lastname@example.org
LET ME LEARN Diversity in learning is both the largest and the most invisible source of diversity we interact with on a daily basis. Bonnie Dawkins,2010
Today you will… Find out how you learn Become aware of your learning and how it affects your teaching
The Let Me Learn Process® Is an advanced learning system that uses the most current research on the brain-mind connection Is validated both nationally and internationally Enables appreciation and acceptance of all learners Empowers the learner to achieve in and out of school
Let Me Learn CognitionThe Let Me Learn Process®is based on the Interactive ConationLearning Model (Johnston, Affectation1996). This depicts learningas a function of thebrain/mind connection.
The Interactive Learning Model Cognition Affective Thinking Feeling Intelligences Sense of Self Abstraction Values Experiences Will to Feelings Learn Conation Doing Natural skills Pace Copyright, 1994 Autonomy C. Johnson
Your Personal Learning Team Four operational patterns interact to define how you learn Precision Order, Accuracy, Planning & Detail & Organization InformationSequence Problem Ideas, Confluence Solving, Uniqueness & Relevance & ExpressionTechnical Autonomy
Let Me Learn ®“How we take in the worldaround us and make sense ofit, and then respondappropriately.”- Christine Johnston
By understanding learning patterns you will understand yourself. Are you the one… Who wants to do the research? Who’s wants to Who insists on a get his/her plan? hands dirty? Who wants to work alone? Who is playing a different tune? Who is organizing everything?
Learning Connections Inventory The tool used to capture our mental processes is the Learning Connections Inventory (LCI).
Learning Combination Inventory Adult Education Form www.LCRinfo.com Group Code: LTFAC On the homepage enter your case sensitive Group Code and click ‘enter’ Create a Profile (employee id and phone numbers not needed) Read and accept Consent page (you will not be given access if you decline) Once on the Welcome page, you can click “Take LCI” on the bottom right of the screen under “New Surveys” to access the LCI. Print results
Learning Connections Inventory Scores What do the scores mean? 25 – 35 Use First 18 – 24 Use As Needed 7 – 17 Avoid
SequenceI want: Clear, step-by-step directions To go over and over directions To see a sample Time to develop a plan
What you see… Lists Bullets, checks, asterisks Clarity of directions Looking to someone for feedback Neat copy or work product Symmetry
What you hear… “What am I supposed to do?” “What do I do next?” “Could I see an example?” “Wait a minute! Don’t go to the next one yet.”
I’ve been thinking about a couple of things that we might do while you arehere and I wanted to run them by you all to see what you think! I also don’twant to plan you to death, so let me know if you all want to do is sleep inand be beach bums all week – I can do that too:Option #1 – A trip to Waterside Park, (It’s only a 5 minute ride, but Ithought the girls might like to get out on the water and plus it is only 50cents!) Once we get to Portsmouth, we can walk to the Children’s Museum– a hand-on, non-stuffy museum with a cool dinosaur exhibit there now. Ithought then we could have lunch at Portside – an outside eating place withtons of choices, and then take the ferry back to Norfolk.Option #2 – A day at Mount Trashmore- feeding ducks, flying kites, playingin the playground…a neat place built by local school kids. I thought a picnicthere might be fun too.Option #3 – A day (maybe two?) at the beach. If the girls are scared of thewaves, we could go to the bay side instead. If you have an umbrella orbeach chairs, bring them along. We only have two chairs and one smallumbrella to cover us.
PrecisionI want: A lot of detailed information Time to see that my work is correct To look up additional information To ask a lot of questions
What you see… Labels Non-fiction books or magazines A lot of specific words Use of new or more complex vocabulary Correcting others Quotation marks or underlining words
What you hear… “Isthis right? What’s the answer?” “Where can I find the answer?” “Well, actually…” “Wait a minute. I’m still writing.”
TechnicalI want: To be left alone while working To build things to show my skills To learn from real world experiences To do projects instead of paper and pencil assignments
What you see… Basic drawings in black and white Working alone Mulling Manipulating objects Taking objects apart Illustrations in place of words
What you hear… “When am I ever going to use this?” “I can do this myself!” “Its my work? I’ll do it on my own time.” No words, just actions
ConfluenceI want: to get started and ask for directions later. to do assignments in a unique way. encouragement for new ideas. to take risks with new ideas.
What you see… Excitement of sharing an idea or story Doodling Use of different voices when reading Wide range of color on illustrations Fiction books or magazines Various interpretations of the directions
What you hear… “Who will care if I do it differently?” “I’ve got another idea!” “I have lots of things started but not much finished!” “I love the word, ‘imagine!’” This is fun!
Personal Learning Profile Use As Needed Avoid First Sequence 34 Precision 28 Technical 10 Reasoning Confluence 19SequenceI am a person who loves directions. I want to know what is expected. I thrive ondoing things in order. I seek organization, although sometimes it looks like a mess.I like consistency and dependability. I plan then act.PrecisionI use this as needed. I like trivia. I challenge statements that I doubt. I like peopleto share information with me. I read to have information to develop my plan.TechnicalI do not like to work by myself. I do not care about how things work. I avoid usinginstruments or tools. I rely on directions to lead me to the solution. I get frustratedbecause I can not figure things out.ConfluenceI will take calculated risks. I connect things. I can see the big picture. I do not likesurprises or changes that are unexpected. I have ideas.
By Understanding Learning Patterns the Teacher Gets a Picture of The Learner Who wants to do the research? Who’s wants to Who insists on a get his/her plan? hands dirty?Who wants to work alone? Who is playing a different tune? Who is organizing everything?