Writing In An Educational Setting[1]

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Writing In An Educational Setting[1]

  1. 1. Writing in an Educational Setting An Interactive Power Point By: Meghan Tuinstra Ed 205, sect 16 quit
  2. 2. What this Power Point will Teach You <ul><li>The importance of proficient writing for teachers </li></ul><ul><li>How writing is incorporated in the everyday lives of teachers </li></ul><ul><li>The various types of writing in education </li></ul>quit
  3. 3. Home Page <ul><li>Title page </li></ul><ul><li>What this presentation will teach you </li></ul><ul><li>The interview </li></ul><ul><li>Example of daily writing </li></ul><ul><li>Example of beyond daily writing </li></ul><ul><li>Tone and Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Problems with writing in the workplace </li></ul><ul><li>What entry-level teachers should know </li></ul><ul><li>Author’s page </li></ul><ul><li>Resource page </li></ul>quit
  4. 4. The Interview <ul><li>For the majority of my information, I interviewed my cousin, Jamie, who is a high school teacher at Lansing Christian High School. </li></ul><ul><li>She shared with me the different types of writing there is for teachers, as well as her experience with writing in the workplace. </li></ul>quit
  5. 5. Different types of Writing for Teachers <ul><li>Everyday Writing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assignments, tests, lesson plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Letters home to parents, progress reports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emails to co-workers and parents </li></ul></ul>quit
  6. 6. Types of Writing, Continued <ul><li>Beyond Day-to-day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grants for your school or classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Letters or reports to the board of education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lesson plans or curriculum for an entire unit </li></ul></ul>quit
  7. 7. Tone and Structure <ul><li>Lesson Plans, tests, assignments: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clear and concise. Students want direct instructions that are to the point. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tone should be appropriate to the students level: use sensible language diction. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Letters home to parents and emails: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional, but friendly. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A teacher wants to appear approachable, yet hold their authority. </li></ul></ul></ul>quit
  8. 8. Privacy Issues <ul><li>When it comes to writing in education, teachers always need to be careful with their documents, since they contain information about minors. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All writing that contains information about a student should be kept confidential and filed privately . </li></ul></ul>quit
  9. 9. Teachers who have Difficulty with Writing <ul><li>Might be hesitant or dread teaching it to their students if they are struggling with writing. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers need to lead by example, and introduce writing as fun and exciting to motivate the students: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItAcd_9_5-M </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>May reflect the school poorly. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The school should be offering outside help to those teachers to accommodate their writing skills. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lack Authority </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When emails, letters, or reports have spelling and grammatical errors, the teacher may lose their authority in what they are saying . </li></ul></ul>quit
  10. 10. What Entry-Level Teachers should Know When it comes to Writing <ul><li>Lesson plans </li></ul><ul><li>Basic assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Email correspondence to staff and parents </li></ul><ul><li>Letters home, progress reports </li></ul>quit
  11. 11. About the Author <ul><li>Senior at Grand Valley State University and graduating this April. </li></ul><ul><li>Majoring in Group Social Studies, Minor in Elementary Education. </li></ul><ul><li>I plan to do my student teaching in Denver, where I also hope to find a fulltime teaching job. </li></ul><ul><li>Email me : </li></ul>quit
  12. 12. Resource Page <ul><li>Interview with Jamie, teacher at Lansing Christian High School </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItAcd_9_5-M </li></ul>quit

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