6. I came back to GAETC 2006 and learned some more.
people across the
world has challenged
“The majority of my partners
wanted to contribute
meaningful to the
Horizon Project Students
8. Won ISTE Online Learning Award 2006
(presented at ISTE 2007 in Atlanta)
“was its own society itself”
“taught us a lesson in life”
The truth may
set you free…
but it will probably
tick you off
“We who lived in concentration camps can
remember the men who walked through the
huts comforting others, giving away their last
piece of bread. They may have been few in
number, but they offer sufficient proof that
everything can be taken from a man but one
thing: the last of the human freedoms— to
choose one’s attitude in any given set of
circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
Frankl, Viktor E. (2006-06-01). Man's Search for Meaning (p.
66). Beacon Press. Kindle Edition.
The most important “A”
in your classroom
DO YOU HAVE THE HEART?
To be a great teacher, we need heart.
“Santa’s Mo+o” in my
Dr. Robert Rosenthal, Harvard University 1960’s
Three teachers were told,
“because of you teaching styles you are the three best
teachers in the school as a special reward we are going
to give each of you one classroom of the brightest
children in the school selected based on IQ tests – we
expect them to jump 20-30% in academic achievement.
Keep this conﬁdential, we don’t want anyone to know.”
At the end of the school year
• Led the school and district in standardized test
• Jumped 20-30% in academic achievement
over previous year.
Rosenthal, R., and Jacobson, L. (1968). Pygmalion in the
classroom: Teacher expecta5on and pupils' intellectual
development'. New York: Rinehart and Winston. Read
• The selec.ons were RANDOM.
– Students were a mix of good/bad/ medium.
– So were teachers!
Rosenthal, R., and Jacobson, L. (1968). Pygmalion in the classroom: Teacher
expecta5on and pupils' intellectual development'. New York: Rinehart and
You Believe, You Receive!
“In experiment a7er experiment, it has been
demonstrated that when teachers EXPECT their
students to perform well, the students work
hard and live up to their teacher’s
Brian Tracy, Maximum Achievement
Audience is Important
“Technology creates opportuni7es for
students to do meaningful work that has
value outside school, receive feedback on
their work, and experience the rewards of
publica7on or exhibi7on.”
Peck & DorricoD, 1994
1. Occur in a group context
(i.e. collaborative teams)
2. Project Based
3. Authentic Focus
Kearsley, G. & Schneiderman, B. (1999). Engagement
theory: A framework for technology-based learning
and teaching. Originally at
Retrieved 14:42, 11 September 2006 (MEST)
A framework for
Let’s Review What We’ve Learned
1. Conversations are important
2. Change is happening faster than ever
3. You have to relate before you educate
4. Model of Innovation
• Innovate Like a Turtle
• Pick 3 Things
5. Set high expectations you can explain simply
6. Guard your heart and choose your attitude
7. Students need creativity and non-routine thinking
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