Centennial Public School • March 12, 2012 • Toby Boss • Today’s Objectives • Discuss successes and challenges • Provide strategies for routines and engagement • Provide iPad resources
Team Discussions • Utilize the MRL- Strategy/Technique Implementation form for your team discussions.
Resources • Craft Knowledge Form – fill this out as we go. • The Art and Science of Teaching Graphic • Centennial Wiki: http://centennialinstruction.wikispaces.com • Craft Knowledge Wiki: http://esu6craftknowledge.wikispaces.com • ESU 6 PD YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/esu6pd
Video Rounds • Consider: • Affirmations: What did I see that validates what I do? • Questions: What questions did this generate about what I’m doing in my classroom? • Applications: What’s one thing I might try in my classroom?
Presumptions • Teaching is complex • The model should be “robust” enough to capture this complexity – 41 strategies • Teachers need not do them all • Gains are incremental - get better at a few each year • Feedback using a common language of instruction is critical
Lesson Segments • “Thin slices” of instruction • Those involving routines • Those involving content • Those enacted on the spot
The Art and Science of Teaching ENACTED ON THE SPOT Student Engagement INVOLVES ROUTINES Learning Goals and Feedback Rules and Procedures ADDRESSES CONTENT IN SPECIFIC WAYS Teacher/Student Relationships Adherence to Rules and Procedures Interacting With New Knowledge Generating/ Testing Hypotheses Practicing and Deepening High Expectations
Lesson Segments Involving Routine Events • Design Question #6 What will I do to establish and maintain classroom rules and procedures? • What do I typically do to establish and maintain classroom rules and procedures? • What do I typically do to organize the physical layout of the classroom?
Establish Rules & Procedures • Rules • Identify general expectations or standards for student behavior • “Treat others the way you would want them to treat you.” • Procedures & Routines • Expectations and process for specific behaviors to realize the rules • how to assemble in three-ish groups (Marzano, 2007, p. 119)
“Most behavior problems in the classroom are caused by the teacher’s failure to teach students how to follow procedures.” (Wong & Wong, 1998)
APL (Sharer, Anastasio, & Perry, 2007, p. 47) Front Load Expected Behaviors • “If you want it, teach it.” • Teach vs. Tell • proactive vs. reactive approach • student self-control vs. constant teacher control • Prioritize, teach 2-3 most important per week until all have been taught
APL (Sharer, Anastasio, & Perry, 2007, p. 47) Teach Expected Behaviors:Five Steps for Getting Kids Ready • Brainstorm the expectations; determine and teach the content. • Model the behavior. • Practice the behavior. • Reinforce the behavior. • Re-teach the behavior. “If you want it, teach it.”
Flexible Grouping • Clock Partners • Base Group – Lineup • Pair – Random Split • Wagon Wheel
Things to keep in mind… • If you want routines – they must be explicitly taught. • Be random – avoid student choice • Room arrangement – use the entire room • Student arrangement – knee to knee and on same level • Use a time stamp – keep it short and to the point – then move on.
Base Group • Group that can be used to start any activity. Students should understand their base group as a routine. • How to set them up: • Birthday Lineup • Let’s try it
Clock Partners _________________ ________________ _______________ ________________ _______________ ________________ _______________ ________________ _______________ ________________ _______________ _______________
Clock Partners • Cooperative learning activity/Base Group • The teacher designates a time, the students meet, and share ideas on designated topic. • A specific time, for example 12:00 is designated as homework partner. That clock partner is responsible for getting assignments and handouts when either is absent. • For today fill in a different partner on your clock for 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, and 9:00 • One appointment can be the base group
Pair – Random Split • With students in their base group – choose one person to leave. • Half the room will be moving. • Make them go halfway across the room. • Let’s try it – pair with your 12:00 partner
Pair- Random - Split • Have one person leave or stay: • The (oldest, youngest) • The one closest to… • The one who traveled the (least, greatest) distance to get here • The one who got up earliest this morning • The one with the most feet in their household
Wagon Wheel • Variation of inside/outside circle • 8 chairs – 4 clustered back to back; 4 facing • There will be a number of “wagon wheels” as opposed to one big circle. • Rotate inside and outside circles
Lesson Segments Enacted on the Spot • Design Question #5 What will I do to engage students? • What do I typically do to notice when students are not engaged? • What do I typically do to use academic games? • What do I typically do to manage response rates? • What do I typically do to use physical movement? • What do I typically do to maintain a lively pace? • What do I typically do to demonstrate intensity and enthusiasm? • What do I typically do to use friendly controversy? • What do I typically do to provide opportunities for students to talk about themselves? • What do I typically do to present unusual or intriguing information?
Line Up • Students line up along a continuum based on their opinion. • Based on a prompt. • Ours will be Reality TV • Fold the line • Split the line
TABOO president This favorite game is a great tool for students to practice vocabulary and summarize. The object is to get someone to say the word using clues that don’t use the “taboo” words. Obama White House Republican Washington Lincoln
Let’s play • Get with your 6:00 partner
TABOO Star Wars Luke Skywalker Darth Vader Yoda Movie Princess Leia
TABOO Abraham Lincoln Civil War President Assassination John Wilkes Boothe Ford’s Theater
Get One, Give One • List items individually • Walk around room • Find someone • Give them something off of your list • Get something from their list • If nothing new create a new item • Go until you get 6 ideas • Time limit 90 seconds
Musical Cards • On an index card write one of the “Craft Knowledge” strategies you like the best and a short description of that strategy.
Musical Cards • This activity is designed to help you become familiar with several topics, not necessarily to determine a winner. • Walk around the room shake hands and introduce yourself to people in the room and trade index cards. (model) • When the music stops, remain with that person. • Read each card and together distribute 7 points between the two cards to represent the degree to which the strategy enhances student learning. Points may awarded 7-0, 6-1, 5,2 or 4-3 • Write the points awarded on the back of the card.
Continue • Trade cards and walk around the room until the music stops again. • Share the information on the cards, assign points and trade cards. • After several rounds stop and add up the total number of points for each card. • Cards with the highest point total do the best at meeting the desired criteria.
Group Password • One person faces the screen or knows the word. 3-4 people face away and are trying to guess. • Let’s try – I will give the category, the “clue giver” will try to get their group through the list as fast as possible. • Ready?
Presidents Lincoln Washington Jackson Wilson Ford Carter Clinton
iPad Resources • Features • Apps
2-1 Activity 2 things that you learned, pondered, or thought differently about: 1 thing you will do based on this information:
Team Discussions • What will you try in your classroom? • What will we be expected to report next time? • Next Session: April 20