History of Teaching:
Becoming a Leader: Both in Your Classroom and in Your School
BECOMING A LEADER IN YOUR CLASSROOM:
Four Common Problems and Solutions for Classroom Teachers:
Challenge One: Capturing the attention of young people while introducing a topic.
CHALLENGE ONE SOLUTION:
WHILE WRITING LESSON PLANS:
- DETERMINE WHY YOU ARE EXCITED ABOUT TEACHING THIS LESSON!
- INTRODUCE YOUR TOPIC IN AN INTERESTING AND ENTHUSIASTIC WAY
- ENCOURAGE QUESTIONS AND OPINIONS.
- EXPLORE THEIR KNOWLEDGE/IDEAS. ASK, “WHAT IF?”
- DECIDE WHAT YOU WILL EXPECT THEM TO LEARN AND WHY?
- DECIDE WHAT CHOICES YOU WILL GIVE AS FAR AS ASSESSMENTS.
- BRAINSTORM QUESTIONS TO ASK AND PROBLEMS TO PRESENT.
- MAKE OR FIND GOOD EXAMPLES OF PAPERS OR PROJECTS.
Keeping your students’ attention in this Pokémon world!
SOLUTION TWO: KEEPING YOUR STUDENTS’ ATTENTION:
TEACHERS IN THE PAST
- Were isolated in the classroom.
- Taught using the teacher’s favored learning style.
- Saw other adults only in passing and felt responsible for their class only.
- Talked while the students sat and listened or worked quietly at their desks.
EFFECTIVE TEACHERS TODAY
- Work with other teachers to discuss lesson plans and teaching methods that have worked.
- Include many different learning styles/differentiated assignments that include every student’s strengths.
- Connect what is being taught to real life.
- Communicate with students.
- Are excited about what they are teaching.
Allowing for practice/ experimentation of concepts that were taught while controlling behavior.
SOLUTION THREE: EXTEND KNOWLEDGE AND REINFORCE LEARNING IN ORIGINAL WAYS
In Your Lesson Planning:
- Decide on projects, skits, or experiments ahead of time.
- Create a list of websites that you can explore together.
- Plan some out-of-your-seat activities for your class, not just worksheets but do not give instructions until you have everyone’s attention.
- Avoid situations where students are left with nothing to do.
- Hold a Quiz Bowl.
CHALLENGE FOUR: ASSESSING AND EVALUATING WHILE PROVIDING CHOICES
SOLUTION FOUR: PUBLISHING
In Your Planning:
- Consider alternative assessments.
- Let students present their finished products.
- Decide if you will use peer review or teacher review before assessments.
- Plan to ask your students what they have learned and consider options such as portfolios for assessments.
Part II.Becoming A Leader In Your School(And Why You Should Want To Be)
# 1.) You Care About Your School Including Teacher Leadership:
- Allows the school to take advantage of teacher experience and expertise.
- Promotes a more professional work environment.
- Promotes democratic schools and education.
- #2.) You Are A Grownup:
(Why Teachers Make Good School Leaders)
- Teachers practice daily the ability to be self motivated, to control impulses, and to control moods that have the potential to inhibit the ability to think.
- Teachers take responsibility for student growth and development.
- Teachers see themselves as part of something noble and will work together to benefit their students
- #3.) TEACHING IS A CALLING AND NOT JUST A JOB!
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