Understanding Classroom Problems

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Understanding Classroom Problems

  1. 1. There’s Something Wrong With My Class
  2. 2. Three Steps to Self-Diagnosis & Treatment
  3. 3. 1. Identify the Problem 3. Explore Strategies 2. Identify Possible Reasons
  4. 4. Problem Arenas
  5. 5. Cognitive-Intellectual Social-Emotional Physical-Environmental
  6. 6. Cognitive-Intellectual
  7. 7. Cognitive-Intellectual Problem: No discussion participation
  8. 8. Cognitive-Intellectual Possible reasons Lacking critical background knowledge Not keeping up with the readings Didn’t focus on relevant aspects of readings
  9. 9. Cognitive-Intellectual Sample Strategies “ Scaffold” reading assignments Hold them immediately responsible for readings Provide strategies for reading
  10. 10. Social-Emotional Physical-Environmental Cognitive-Intellectual
  11. 11. Social-Emotional Problem: No discussion participation
  12. 12. Social-Emotional Possible reasons Cultures’ values may inhibit participation No experience in discussions
  13. 13. Social-Emotional Sample Strategies Define expectations Outline your goals Allow students time to think
  14. 14. Social-Emotional Physical-Environmental Cognitive-Intellectual
  15. 15. Physical-Environmental Problem: No discussion participation
  16. 16. Physical-Environmental Possible reasons Intellectual environment not conducive Physical environment not conducive
  17. 17. Physical-Environmental Sample Strategies Affirm meaningful contributions Invite contradictory views Try different seating arrangement
  18. 18. Cognitive-Intellectual Social-Emotional Physical-Environmental
  19. 19. 1. Identify the Problem 3. Explore Strategies 2. Identify Possible Reasons
  20. 20. My students’ brains
  21. 25. Resources <ul><li>DiPietro, Michele, et al. (2009). Defeating the </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developer’s Dilemma: An Online Tool for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual Consultations. To Improve the Academy, 27, 183-198. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Carnegie Mellon University’s Enhancing Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web page ( www.cmu.edu/teaching ) </li></ul></ul>
  22. 26. Entelechy Productions (2009)

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