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1 Introduction, Chapter 1


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1 Introduction, Chapter 1

  1. 1. Foundations of Education<br />
  2. 2. Foundations of Education<br />
  3. 3. Foundations of Education<br />Why Teach?<br />Find a partner – someone you do not know.<br />Choose who will be “A” and “B”.<br />Question<br />Reflection Time – 1 Minute<br />Response 1 – The speaker will have one minute to respond to the question. (The listener may not talk for the entire minute.)<br />Response 2<br />Chapter 1<br />
  4. 4. Foundations of Education<br />Why Teach?<br />Question #1<br />Why did you choose a career in education? What are some things that influenced <br />this decision?<br />Chapter 1<br />
  5. 5. Foundations of Education<br />Why Teach?<br />Question #2<br />What are some reasons that you stay in the profession or chose to continue your education?<br />Chapter 1<br />
  6. 6. Foundations of Education<br />Why Teach?<br />Question #3<br />What are some values or ideals that you are not/will not be willing to compromise in your profession?<br />Chapter 1<br />
  7. 7. Foundations of Education<br />Teaching is rocket science!<br />Why is the teaching profession so complex?<br />National Board Standards for accomplished teachers:<br /> 1. Teachers are committed to students and learning.<br /> 2. Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students.<br /> 3. Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning.<br /> 4. Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience.<br /> 5. Teachers are members of learning communities.<br />Chapter 1<br />
  8. 8. Foundations of Education<br />Project<br />Add features to the poster of the teacher. <br />You may draw, add words, exaggerate features, etc.<br />What do you think someone who works with children should look like, speak, dress, act as well as other important features he/she should possess?<br />Chapter 1<br />
  9. 9. Foundations of Education<br />Pedagogy<br />-the art and science of teaching children.<br />Chapter 1<br />
  10. 10. Foundations of Education<br />Pedagogy<br />Chapter 1<br />What do you see in this picture that shows the art of teaching?<br />What do you see in this picture that shows the science of teaching?<br />
  11. 11. Foundations of Education<br />Pedagogy<br />Pedagogical Competencies<br /> 1. Purpose<br /> 2. Content<br /> 3. Communication Skills<br /> 4. Professional Development<br />Chapter 1<br />
  12. 12. Foundations of Education<br />Pedagogy<br />Purpose <br />--what do you expect to accomplish by teaching?<br />--philosophy – educational beliefs and goals.<br />--professional attitude – affects who you are as a teacher.<br />Chapter 1<br />--style – integrating teaching strategies with one’s personality. <br />
  13. 13. Foundations of Education<br />Pedagogy<br />Content<br />Static content – knowledge of “what” you teach.<br />--Elementary teachers are responsible for everything:<br />>Reading – scientific inquiry<<br />Dynamic content - knowledge of “how” to teach. <br />--always changing<br />--effectively teaching: instruction, monitoring, adjusting<br />--Piaget – child development, Bloom – thinking skills, Maslow – hierarchy of needs.<br />Chapter 1<br />
  14. 14. Foundations of Education<br />Pedagogy<br />Communication Skills<br />-teachers must communicate effectively and determine whether students are learning<br />Students: instruction, expectations, respect<br />Parents: listen, positive, openness, respect<br />Chapter 1<br />Colleagues: professional, helpful, respect<br />Community: represent the school, seeking support, respect<br />
  15. 15. Foundations of Education<br />Pedagogy<br />Professional Development<br />-intended to improve one’s abilities as an educator.<br />As Learners: classes, workshops, trainings, renewing certifications<br />As Mentors: helping other teachers, leading trainings, sharing successful strategies<br />Chapter 1<br />As researchers: learning what works<br />
  16. 16. Foundations of Education<br />Conclusion<br />Teaching is rocket science! <br />Effective teachers are able to find their own combinations of these four competencies and integrate them seamlessly. <br />Do you know of a teacher who does this? <br />Maybe they are the reason you are here today!<br />Chapter 1<br />
  17. 17. Foundations of Education<br />Questions/Comments<br />Chapter 1<br />
  18. 18. Foundations of Education<br />Assignment<br />You are going to observe a teacher…<br /> *Another instructor *Elementary Teacher<br /> *Sunday School *Preacher<br />*Coach<br /> *Anyone you consider to be a teacher!<br />Make notes on the teacher’s pedagogy. <br />Chapter 1<br />
  19. 19. Foundations of Education<br />For next week…<br />Bring any questions that you have about the course.<br />Bring any questions about pedagogy assignment.<br />Be ready to review “pedagogy”.<br />Reflect on what kind of teacher you want to be, which of these competencies are your strengths/weaknesses? How can you develop your strengths and overcome weaknesses?<br />Read Chapter 2 and be ready to discuss how teaching has changed over the years.<br />Chapter 1<br />