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Teaching In An X,Y,Z World

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Teaching In An X,Y,Z World

  1. 1. Teaching in an X,Y,Z World Lori Elliott
  2. 2. Which Generation are You? Generation X Generation Y Generation Z
  3. 3. Generation X
  4. 4. Generation Y
  5. 5. Generation Z
  6. 6. How to Bridge the Generation Gap <ul><li>Reduce or remove any trace of threat from the learning situation </li></ul><ul><li>Make content meaningful for students </li></ul><ul><li>Promote physical stimulation to keep brains alert </li></ul><ul><li>Use social interaction to assist understanding and recall </li></ul>
  7. 7. Acknowledgment Teach students, not Content
  8. 8. Crest of the Wave <ul><li>Students need lessons full of dramatic action, sudden changes, and shifting points of view to hold their attention and keep them learning. </li></ul><ul><li>WHY? </li></ul>
  9. 9. How long can you pay attention? <ul><li>Evironmental Factors </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher’s Presentation Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Learners’ Physiology </li></ul><ul><li>Learners’ Internal Motivation </li></ul>
  10. 10. Reality <ul><li>On average, adults can focus up to 15 minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>Teens… eight to 10 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>12 and under even less </li></ul>
  11. 11. What do we remember? <ul><li>Material at the start of class the first 10-15 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Very little in the middle </li></ul><ul><li>Some points from the last moments of the lesson or class </li></ul>
  12. 12. Answer <ul><li>Brain Breaks every 15 minutes </li></ul>
  13. 13. Ideas <ul><li>Press/Release </li></ul><ul><li>Teach directly to the Point. </li></ul><ul><li>Vary tone and inflection </li></ul><ul><li>Stand and stretch </li></ul><ul><li>Tell a story </li></ul><ul><li>Play a 30 second game </li></ul><ul><li>Two minutes to edit notes or write reflection </li></ul>

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