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New Teacher Presentation by Carolyn Nixon


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New Teacher Presentation by Carolyn Nixon

  1. 1. YOU . . . are the chosen ones.
  2. 2. Willard R-II extends to you <ul><li>the invitation. </li></ul>
  3. 3. 12:00 APPOINTMENT <ul><li>“ A” begins. </li></ul><ul><li>Tell your partner about your favorite teacher. Describe the characteristics that made him/her an effective instructor. </li></ul>
  4. 4. If we are to become. . . <ul><li>Lighters of candles </li></ul><ul><li>Igniters of fire </li></ul><ul><li>Beacons of hope </li></ul><ul><li>Champions of learning </li></ul>
  5. 5. I’m okay, you’re okay. <ul><li>“ You can lead horses to water, but you can’t make them drink.” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Determined behaviorist. . . <ul><li>“ With enough rewards and punishments the horses will do whatever we ask them.” </li></ul>
  7. 7. If the horses are dying. . . <ul><li>buy a bigger whip. </li></ul><ul><li>move the horses to another pasture. </li></ul><ul><li>say, “This is the way we’ve always done it.” </li></ul><ul><li>visit other stables where they care for dying horses more efficiently. </li></ul><ul><li>blame the parents for poor breeding. </li></ul><ul><li>tighten the cinches. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Brain compatible practitioners . . . <ul><li>“ How can I get these horses to eat?” </li></ul>
  9. 9. 3:00 APPOINTMENT <ul><li>“B” starts. </li></ul><ul><li>What things would you consider/include when developing a “Brain Compatible” lesson plan? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Brain compatible learning involves. . . <ul><li>social interaction as the basis of construction of meaning and cognitive change in the learner. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Brain compatible learning involves . . . <ul><li>Carefully constructed lesson plans which include a variety of research- based learning strategies. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Brain compatible learning requires . . . <ul><li>Learning targets stated in user-friendly language </li></ul><ul><li>Learner self-assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Descriptive feedback </li></ul>