1. You are not like them (or me)
* not better or worse - just
"I am not teaching me, I am
teaching them" (Heather
2. Supervise yourself! or Take
control of your supervision!
Some ideas to try
3. Make use of all your class
time - have students talk outside
the room and enter the room
ready to start - reading
material, math problem on the
board, a news item to think
about, a science oddity to
ponder and explain, a poem to
4. Never stop learning – subject,
student’s cultures, whatever.
5. Try to make contact with
everyone every class.
6. The only real crisis in your
classroom is the one you create.
7. Communication is mainly
It's way more than text!
- eyes, arms, motion, timing,
smell, stance, etc
8. Just because someone is quiet
does not mean s/he is not
interested or not listening (but it
Technology can help give them a
place to express themselves!
8. Technology does not solve
problems --- people solve
●Technology should be about helping
individuals, groups and society.
9. Multimedia is the 'black
hole' of time
●minor adjustments will take inordinate
amounts of time
●this is why you want students creating
the multimedia stuff - you don't have
10. Any activity has to make it
better for learning
●or not hurt learning while making it
easier for the teacher.
11. Technology is not neutral
●it is Western, white, male, military,
democratic, consumer centric and
12. Once the mark is given, the
13. Don't complain about the
marking - you assigned it! Make
You do not have to mark
14. Know when to throw out the
An A that doesn’t represent
personal struggle and growth is
Carol Ann Tomlinson - Educational Leadership (69, 3) Nov. 2011 p. 86
15. Perception is reality.
●Yours, students, parents, admin,
16. Use your style – no one else’s
But don't let that limit your
students! See rule # 1.
17. Discipline - make students
●They will usually choose well, but may need reminders to
help them stay on course/