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Session 1 forum 1 themes and thoughts

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Session 1 forum 1 themes and thoughts

  1. 1. Themes and Thoughts Session 1, Forum 1: What was valued in your school and community growing up? How did that affect your view of yourself as a learner?
  2. 2. School culture
  3. 3. School culture Emphasis on achievement, competition, formal testing (IQ, SATs, etc.), traditional academics
  4. 4. School culture Emphasis on achievement, competition, formal testing (IQ, SATs, etc.), traditional academics Verbal/linguistic intelligence - key for success
  5. 5. School culture Emphasis on achievement, competition, formal testing (IQ, SATs, etc.), traditional academics Verbal/linguistic intelligence - key for success Multiple intelligences, particularly through arts & extracurriculars
  6. 6. School culture Emphasis on achievement, competition, formal testing (IQ, SATs, etc.), traditional academics Verbal/linguistic intelligence - key for success Multiple intelligences, particularly through arts & extracurriculars “One way of doing things” - particularly in subjects like math
  7. 7. School culture Emphasis on achievement, competition, formal testing (IQ, SATs, etc.), traditional academics Verbal/linguistic intelligence - key for success Multiple intelligences, particularly through arts & extracurriculars “One way of doing things” - particularly in subjects like math Role of $$$ in influencing school culture
  8. 8. School culture Emphasis on achievement, competition, formal testing (IQ, SATs, etc.), traditional academics Verbal/linguistic intelligence - key for success Multiple intelligences, particularly through arts & extracurriculars “One way of doing things” - particularly in subjects like math Role of $$$ in influencing school culture Variation in approach from elementary --> high school - leads to confusion
  9. 9. Characteristics of subjects...
  10. 10. Characteristics of subjects... Math - many of you shared a common experience of having phobia, difficulty -- Why??
  11. 11. Characteristics of subjects... Math - many of you shared a common experience of having phobia, difficulty -- Why?? Need for different methods, connections to other topics - music, social studies - not isolated
  12. 12. Characteristics of subjects... Math - many of you shared a common experience of having phobia, difficulty -- Why?? Need for different methods, connections to other topics - music, social studies - not isolated “Right answer”, “one way to do things”
  13. 13. Characteristics of subjects... Math - many of you shared a common experience of having phobia, difficulty -- Why?? Need for different methods, connections to other topics - music, social studies - not isolated “Right answer”, “one way to do things” Quality of teaching - one bad teacher ruining the subject for subsequent years
  14. 14. Teachers... Encouragement, motivation, bringing in different strategies and ways of approaching the topic -- making learning accessible Private help vs. public embarrassment
  15. 15. The role of emotions
  16. 16. The role of emotions Motivation - what makes a student willing to keep trying when a subject is difficult? What shuts a student down?
  17. 17. The role of emotions Motivation - what makes a student willing to keep trying when a subject is difficult? What shuts a student down? Self Esteem - feeling that being “smart” is part of one’s identity, feeling competent to tackle struggles
  18. 18. The role of emotions Motivation - what makes a student willing to keep trying when a subject is difficult? What shuts a student down? Self Esteem - feeling that being “smart” is part of one’s identity, feeling competent to tackle struggles Feelings of anxiety, fear, shame, guilt
  19. 19. The role of emotions Motivation - what makes a student willing to keep trying when a subject is difficult? What shuts a student down? Self Esteem - feeling that being “smart” is part of one’s identity, feeling competent to tackle struggles Feelings of anxiety, fear, shame, guilt Insecurity - even when succeeding, still worried
  20. 20. The role of emotions Motivation - what makes a student willing to keep trying when a subject is difficult? What shuts a student down? Self Esteem - feeling that being “smart” is part of one’s identity, feeling competent to tackle struggles Feelings of anxiety, fear, shame, guilt Insecurity - even when succeeding, still worried Competitive atmosphere heightening self-conscious worry, stress, overwhelmed feeling
  21. 21. Learning from being a student...
  22. 22. Learning from being a student... Early struggles preparing one for tougher work later on, in high school or college -- vs. coasting through early grades and being caught by surprise
  23. 23. Learning from being a student... Early struggles preparing one for tougher work later on, in high school or college -- vs. coasting through early grades and being caught by surprise Managing emotions associated with having to put in more effort to achieve same result
  24. 24. Learning from being a student... Early struggles preparing one for tougher work later on, in high school or college -- vs. coasting through early grades and being caught by surprise Managing emotions associated with having to put in more effort to achieve same result Empathizing with struggling students
  25. 25. Learning from being a student... Early struggles preparing one for tougher work later on, in high school or college -- vs. coasting through early grades and being caught by surprise Managing emotions associated with having to put in more effort to achieve same result Empathizing with struggling students Expanding knowledge base about different types of learning and learners
  26. 26. What else would you add?

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