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  1. 1. Teacher as Instructor: Lessons Learned (sometimes the hard way) By Ed Fox
  2. 2. Post daily outline
  3. 3. Post daily outline <ul><li>Example, </li></ul><ul><li>Go over HW </li></ul><ul><li>Types of verbs </li></ul><ul><li>Practice sheet </li></ul><ul><li>Quiz </li></ul><ul><li>Tonight’s HW </li></ul>
  4. 4. Post daily outline <ul><li>Daily outline </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Timing </li></ul><ul><li>Control </li></ul><ul><li>Tonight’s HW </li></ul>
  5. 5. Classroom Procedures: the mundane, yet important things that’ll keep your class running smoothly so you can teach. <ul><li>Need-to-know basis </li></ul><ul><li>Seating chart </li></ul>
  6. 6. Classroom Procedures <ul><li>Seating chart </li></ul><ul><li>Desk arrangement </li></ul>
  7. 7. Classroom Procedures <ul><li>Seating chart </li></ul><ul><li>Desk arrangement </li></ul><ul><li>When they enter classroom… </li></ul>
  8. 8. Classroom Procedures <ul><li>Seating chart </li></ul><ul><li>Desk arrangement </li></ul><ul><li>When they enter classroom… </li></ul><ul><li>Going to the bathroom </li></ul>
  9. 9. Classroom Procedures <ul><li>Seating chart </li></ul><ul><li>Desk arrangement </li></ul><ul><li>When they enter classroom… </li></ul><ul><li>Going to the bathroom </li></ul><ul><li>Pen v. Pencil </li></ul>
  10. 10. Classroom Procedures <ul><li>Seating chart </li></ul><ul><li>Desk arrangement </li></ul><ul><li>When they enter classroom… </li></ul><ul><li>Going to the bathroom </li></ul><ul><li>Pen v. Pencil </li></ul><ul><li>What materials to bring every day </li></ul>
  11. 11. Classroom Procedures <ul><li>Seating chart </li></ul><ul><li>Desk arrangement </li></ul><ul><li>When they enter classroom… </li></ul><ul><li>Going to the bathroom </li></ul><ul><li>Pen v. Pencil </li></ul><ul><li>What materials to bring every day </li></ul><ul><li>Sharpening pencils </li></ul>
  12. 12. Classroom Procedures <ul><li>Seating chart </li></ul><ul><li>Desk arrangement </li></ul><ul><li>When they enter classroom… </li></ul><ul><li>Going to the bathroom </li></ul><ul><li>Pen v. Pencil </li></ul><ul><li>What materials to bring every day </li></ul><ul><li>Sharpening pencils </li></ul><ul><li>Posting procedures </li></ul>
  13. 13. Classroom Procedures <ul><li>Seating chart </li></ul><ul><li>Desk arrangement </li></ul><ul><li>When they enter classroom… </li></ul><ul><li>Going to the bathroom </li></ul><ul><li>Pen v. Pencil </li></ul><ul><li>What materials to bring every day </li></ul><ul><li>Sharpening pencils </li></ul><ul><li>Posting procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Leaving the classroom </li></ul>
  14. 14. Timing and Structure: what to teach and when to teach it.
  15. 15. Timing and Structure <ul><li>Ask the vets </li></ul>
  16. 16. Timing and Structure <ul><li>Ask the vets </li></ul><ul><li>Textbooks and workbooks </li></ul>
  17. 17. Timing and Structure <ul><li>Ask the vets </li></ul><ul><li>Textbooks and workbooks </li></ul><ul><li>On-line teacher sites </li></ul>
  18. 18. Timing and Structure <ul><li>Ask the vets </li></ul><ul><li>Textbooks and workbooks </li></ul><ul><li>On-line teacher sites </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum maps </li></ul>
  19. 19. Teaching the material <ul><li>Teach to different learning styles </li></ul>
  20. 20. Teaching the material <ul><li>Teach to different learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>Repeat, re-teach, and review </li></ul>
  21. 21. Teaching the material <ul><li>Teach to different learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>Repeat, re-teach, and review </li></ul><ul><li>“ Learning Pyramid” – retention rates of various teaching techniques </li></ul>
  22. 22. “ Learning Pyramid” – retention rates of various teaching techniques <ul><li>Lecture = 5% </li></ul><ul><li>Reading = 10% </li></ul><ul><li>Audio-Visual = 20% </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstration = 30% </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion Group = 50% </li></ul><ul><li>Practice by doing = 75% </li></ul><ul><li>Teach others/Immediate use of learning = 90% </li></ul><ul><li>National Training Laboratories, Bethel, ME. </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Be aware of brain development </li></ul>
  24. 24. YouTube
  25. 25. Blogs Google Docs
  26. 26. Timing: the toughest thing ever. <ul><li>How do you fill every minute of every class period every day? </li></ul><ul><li>How long should you teach a unit before giving a test? </li></ul>
  27. 27. Control (a.k.a. Classroom Management) <ul><li>Giving directions </li></ul>
  28. 28. Control (a.k.a. Classroom Management) <ul><li>Giving directions </li></ul><ul><li>**Rule of 3’s**! </li></ul>
  29. 29. Control (a.k.a. Classroom Management) <ul><li>Giving directions </li></ul><ul><li>Rule of 3’s </li></ul><ul><li>Handling bad student behavior </li></ul>
  30. 30. Handling bad student behavior <ul><li>The most important rule for you… </li></ul>
  31. 31. Handling bad student behavior <ul><li>The most important rule for you… </li></ul><ul><li>Some techniques </li></ul>
  32. 32. Some techniques: Hey, these things work!
  33. 33. Some techniques <ul><li>Grow a scary goatee </li></ul>
  34. 34. Some techniques <ul><li>Grow a scary goatee </li></ul><ul><li>The Look </li></ul>
  35. 35. Some techniques <ul><li>Grow a scary goatee </li></ul><ul><li>The Look </li></ul><ul><li>Quick name call (use with The Look) </li></ul>
  36. 36. Some techniques <ul><li>Grow a scary goatee </li></ul><ul><li>The Look </li></ul><ul><li>Quick name call (use with The Look) </li></ul><ul><li>Proximity </li></ul>
  37. 37. Some techniques <ul><li>Grow a scary goatee </li></ul><ul><li>The Look </li></ul><ul><li>Quick name call (use with The Look) </li></ul><ul><li>Proximity </li></ul><ul><li>The Whisper </li></ul>
  38. 38. Some techniques <ul><li>Grow a scary goatee </li></ul><ul><li>The Look </li></ul><ul><li>Quick name call (use with The Look) </li></ul><ul><li>Proximity </li></ul><ul><li>The Whisper </li></ul><ul><li>The Quick In-the-Hall Conference </li></ul>
  39. 39. Some techniques <ul><li>Grow a scary goatee </li></ul><ul><li>The Look </li></ul><ul><li>Quick name call (use with The Look) </li></ul><ul><li>Proximity </li></ul><ul><li>The Whisper </li></ul><ul><li>The Quick In-the-Hall Conference </li></ul><ul><li>The note (email) home </li></ul>
  40. 40. <ul><li>It’s always easier to start tough… </li></ul>
  41. 41. Honor Code
  42. 42. Honor Code <ul><li>Read it </li></ul>
  43. 43. Honor Code <ul><li>Read it </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t handle violations yourself </li></ul>
  44. 44. Honor Code <ul><li>Read it </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t handle violations yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Know where they should go and the procedure for handling them </li></ul>
  45. 45. Honor Code <ul><li>Read it </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t handle violations yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Know where they should go and the procedure for handling them </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t ignore them if you see them </li></ul>
  46. 46. Honor Code <ul><li>Read it </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t handle violations yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Know where they should go and the procedure for handling them </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t ignore them if you see them </li></ul><ul><li>Try not to put your students in a precarious honor position. Make directions clear. </li></ul>
  47. 47. Honor Code <ul><li>Read it </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t handle violations yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Know where they should go and the procedure for handling them </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t ignore them if you see them </li></ul><ul><li>Try not to put your students in a precarious honor position. Make directions clear. </li></ul><ul><li>You can go years without seeing one </li></ul>
  48. 48. Extra Credit
  49. 49. Calling on males vs. females
  50. 50. You know more…
  51. 51. Any questions?
  52. 52. Tonight’s HW
  53. 53. The End
  54. 55. Teacher As Evaluator: More Lessons Learned <ul><li>By Ed Fox </li></ul>
  55. 56. Today’s outline <ul><li>HW discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Other HW considerations </li></ul><ul><li>Test questions </li></ul><ul><li>Grading / Grade Book </li></ul><ul><li>Honor code </li></ul><ul><li>Miscellaneous useful stuff </li></ul>
  56. 57. A useable homework discussion technique
  57. 58. Homework <ul><li>Why give it? </li></ul>
  58. 59. Homework <ul><li>Why give it? </li></ul><ul><li>Grading it </li></ul>
  59. 60. Homework <ul><li>Why give it? </li></ul><ul><li>Grading it </li></ul><ul><li>Work together? Make it clear. </li></ul>
  60. 61. Homework <ul><li>Why give it? </li></ul><ul><li>Grading it </li></ul><ul><li>Work together? Make it clear. </li></ul><ul><li>How do they know what the assignment is? </li></ul>
  61. 62. Homework <ul><li>Why give it? </li></ul><ul><li>Grading it </li></ul><ul><li>Work together? Make it clear. </li></ul><ul><li>How do they know what the assignment is? </li></ul><ul><li>Accept late work? Any school policy? </li></ul>
  62. 63. Homework <ul><li>Why give it? </li></ul><ul><li>Grading it </li></ul><ul><li>Work together? Make it clear. </li></ul><ul><li>How do they know what the assignment is? </li></ul><ul><li>Accept late work? Any school policy? </li></ul><ul><li>Absences </li></ul>
  63. 64. Writing test questions
  64. 65. Bloom’s Taxonomy <ul><li>Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehension </li></ul><ul><li>Application </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Synthesis </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul>
  65. 66. Knowledge: recalling info <ul><li>PbS is the chemical formula for _______. </li></ul><ul><li>The chemical formula for galena is _____. </li></ul><ul><li>PbS is the chemical formula for </li></ul><ul><li>a) pyrite b) galena c) fluorite </li></ul><ul><li>Other “Question Cues:” </li></ul><ul><li>List, define, tell, label, tabulate, name, who, when, where, identify. </li></ul>
  66. 67. Comprehension: grasping meaning <ul><li>Describe the differences between pyrite and galena. Or (even better) </li></ul><ul><li>Describe 3 differences between pyrite and galena. </li></ul><ul><li>Other “Question Cues;” </li></ul><ul><li>Summarize, interpret, predict, contrast, associate, estimate, diferentiate. </li></ul>
  67. 68. Application <ul><li>Demonstrate how MacGyver would use a ruler, gunpowder, galena, and asparagus to get out of jail. </li></ul><ul><li>Other “Question Cues:” </li></ul><ul><li>Apply, complete, illustrate, show, solve, examine, relate, modify, discover. </li></ul>
  68. 69. Analysis: seeing patterns <ul><li>Explain why these minerals are grouped together—pyrite, chalcopyrite, and galena. </li></ul><ul><li>Other “Question Cues:” </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze, separate, order, connect, select, compare, divide, infer, arrange. </li></ul>
  69. 70. Synthesis: using old ideas to create new ones. <ul><li>How would the world be different if Germany had won World War I? </li></ul><ul><li>Other “Question Cues:” </li></ul><ul><li>Combine, integrate, modify, rearrange, invent, design, rewrite, prepare, formulate, substitute. </li></ul>
  70. 71. Evaluation: assessing value of theories and recognizing subjectivity. <ul><li>Explain to a non-believer why global warming is actually happening, and why it is a serious problem for everyone. </li></ul><ul><li>Other “Question Cues:” </li></ul><ul><li>Assess, decide, rank, grade, judge, conclude, summarize, convince, recommend, support. </li></ul>
  71. 72. Other test-question-writing considerations
  72. 73. Other test-question-writing considerations <ul><li>Explain subduction. </li></ul>
  73. 74. Other test-question-writing considerations <ul><li>Explain subduction. </li></ul><ul><li>Explain subduction and give examples of where it’s happening today. </li></ul>
  74. 75. Other test-question-writing considerations <ul><li>Explain subduction. </li></ul><ul><li>Explain subduction and give examples of where it’s happening today. </li></ul><ul><li>Explain how plates move during subduction. Give examples of where subduction is happening today. </li></ul>
  75. 76. Other test-question-writing considerations <ul><li>Explain subduction. </li></ul><ul><li>Explain subduction and give examples of where it’s happening today. </li></ul><ul><li>Explain how plates move during subduction. Give examples of where subduction is happening today. </li></ul><ul><li>Explain how plates move during subduction. Give 3 examples of where subduction is happening today. </li></ul>
  76. 77. Testing Problems <ul><li>Student takes forever </li></ul>
  77. 78. Testing Problems <ul><li>Student takes forever </li></ul><ul><li>Student absent </li></ul>
  78. 79. Testing Problems <ul><li>Student takes forever </li></ul><ul><li>Student absent </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone fails </li></ul>
  79. 80. Testing Problems <ul><li>Student takes forever </li></ul><ul><li>Student absent </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone fails </li></ul><ul><li>Students finish way early </li></ul>
  80. 81. Testing Problems <ul><li>Student takes forever </li></ul><ul><li>Student absent </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone fails </li></ul><ul><li>Students finish way early </li></ul><ul><li>Cheating prevention </li></ul>
  81. 82. Testing Problems <ul><li>Student takes forever </li></ul><ul><li>Student absent </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone fails </li></ul><ul><li>Students finish way early </li></ul><ul><li>Cheating prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Test days </li></ul>
  82. 83. Testing Problems <ul><li>Student takes forever </li></ul><ul><li>Student absent </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone fails </li></ul><ul><li>Students finish way early </li></ul><ul><li>Cheating prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Test days </li></ul><ul><li>“ Horace’s Compromise” of tests </li></ul>
  83. 84. Grading: Things to Contemplate <ul><li>Quiz/Test ratio </li></ul>
  84. 85. Grading: Things to Contemplate <ul><li>Quiz/Test ratio </li></ul><ul><li>How much does HW count? </li></ul>
  85. 86. Grading: Things to Contemplate <ul><li>Quiz/Test ratio </li></ul><ul><li>How much does HW count? </li></ul><ul><li>Grade class participation? </li></ul>
  86. 87. Grading: Things to Contemplate <ul><li>Quiz/Test ratio </li></ul><ul><li>How much does HW count? </li></ul><ul><li>Grade class participation? </li></ul><ul><li>“ Responsibility grade” </li></ul>
  87. 88. Grading: Things to Contemplate <ul><li>Quiz/Test ratio </li></ul><ul><li>How much does HW count? </li></ul><ul><li>Grade class participation? </li></ul><ul><li>“ Responsibility grade” </li></ul><ul><li>Progress Reports </li></ul>
  88. 89. Items to include in your grade book <ul><li>Names </li></ul>
  89. 90. Items to include in your grade book <ul><li>Names </li></ul><ul><li>Advisors </li></ul>
  90. 91. Items to include in your grade book <ul><li>Names </li></ul><ul><li>Advisors </li></ul><ul><li>Type of graded assignment </li></ul>
  91. 92. Items to include in your grade book <ul><li>Names </li></ul><ul><li>Advisors </li></ul><ul><li>Type of graded assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Date of assignment </li></ul>
  92. 93. Items to include in your grade book <ul><li>Names </li></ul><ul><li>Advisors </li></ul><ul><li>Type of graded assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Date of assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Value of assignment </li></ul>
  93. 94. Items to include in your grade book <ul><li>Names </li></ul><ul><li>Advisors </li></ul><ul><li>Type of graded assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Date of assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Value of assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Attendance / lateness </li></ul>
  94. 95. Retirement and Flex money
  95. 96. Miscellany <ul><li>Handouts </li></ul>
  96. 97. Miscellany <ul><li>Handouts </li></ul><ul><li>Cover other classes when asked </li></ul>
  97. 98. Miscellany <ul><li>Handouts </li></ul><ul><li>Cover other classes when asked </li></ul><ul><li>Lost and Found </li></ul>
  98. 99. Miscellany <ul><li>Handouts </li></ul><ul><li>Cover other classes when asked </li></ul><ul><li>Lost and Found </li></ul><ul><li>Stay current </li></ul>
  99. 100. Miscellany <ul><li>Handouts </li></ul><ul><li>Cover other classes when asked </li></ul><ul><li>Lost and Found </li></ul><ul><li>Stay current </li></ul><ul><li>Keep nice notes </li></ul>
  100. 101. Miscellany <ul><li>Handouts </li></ul><ul><li>Cover other classes when asked </li></ul><ul><li>Lost and Found </li></ul><ul><li>Stay current </li></ul><ul><li>Keep nice notes </li></ul><ul><li>Thank your teachers </li></ul>
  101. 102. Miscellany <ul><li>Handouts </li></ul><ul><li>Cover other classes when asked </li></ul><ul><li>Lost and Found </li></ul><ul><li>Stay current </li></ul><ul><li>Keep nice notes </li></ul><ul><li>Thank your teachers </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul>
  102. 105. Miscellany <ul><li>Handouts </li></ul><ul><li>Cover other classes when asked </li></ul><ul><li>Lost and Found </li></ul><ul><li>Stay current </li></ul><ul><li>Keep nice notes </li></ul><ul><li>Thank your teachers </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook and MySpace </li></ul>
  103. 106. More Miscellany <ul><li>Sleep </li></ul><ul><li>Tutoring/house-sitting </li></ul>
  104. 107. More Miscellany <ul><li>Sleep </li></ul><ul><li>Tutoring/house-sitting </li></ul><ul><li>Xerox etiquette (3-holed and colored paper) </li></ul>
  105. 108. More Miscellany <ul><li>Sleep </li></ul><ul><li>Tutoring/house-sitting </li></ul><ul><li>Xerox etiquette (3-holed and colored paper) </li></ul><ul><li>In Winter, wash hands frequently </li></ul>
  106. 109. More Miscellany <ul><li>Sleep </li></ul><ul><li>Tutoring/house-sitting </li></ul><ul><li>Xerox etiquette (3-holed and colored paper) </li></ul><ul><li>In Winter, wash hands frequently </li></ul><ul><li>Case of the Mondays… </li></ul>
  107. 110. More Miscellany <ul><li>Sleep </li></ul><ul><li>Tutoring/house-sitting </li></ul><ul><li>Xerox etiquette (3-holed and colored paper) </li></ul><ul><li>In Winter, wash hands frequently </li></ul><ul><li>Siblings/Look-alikes </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance folks </li></ul><ul><li>Case of the Mondays… </li></ul><ul><li>And the most important thing… </li></ul>
  108. 111. <ul><li>Khaki + Water = Cessation of All Learning For the Day If Not the Year </li></ul>
  109. 112. <ul><li>Khaki + Water = Cessation of All Learning For the Day If Not the Year </li></ul><ul><li>And check your zipper </li></ul>
  110. 113. <ul><li>Khaki + Water = Cessation of All Learning For the Day If Not the Year </li></ul><ul><li>And check your zipper </li></ul><ul><li>And for toilet paper </li></ul>
  111. 114. The End

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