EDU 684: Including Diverse Populations Session 10
Housekeeping • Questions • November 15th • School visit papers due • Group Presentation Dates • 3 stories
Reasons Why I Invited Nick • Teaches high school • Teaches math • Is a career changer • Is a product of an alternative certification program • Will be here to answer questions the week after Mark (11/8).
Agenda • Listen/talk with Nick. • Discuss Hamre & Oyler’s views on inclusion. • Watch/discuss issues involving dropout. • Teach/learn from our mini-lessons. • Planning time for book presentations.
Guest Speaker • Nick Capofari • Susan Wagner High School
Journal Discussion • Britt Hamre and Celia Oyler
70 % overall in the US graduate high school Closer to 50 % in urban areas Why do students drop out? How can schools prevent? How can individual teachers prevent? Dropout Concerns
Mini-lessons • Mini-lesson, not maxi-lesson. • Popular structure: The “Workshop Method” • ~10 minute mini-lesson • ~25 minute independent work • ~10 minute share/review • Boredom = no learning. • Keep it simple.
Mini-lessons (cont.) • Important components: • Aim/objective – What do we want the students to learn? • Motivation – How will we *spark* interest for our lesson? (less than 1 minute) • Materials – What supplies do we need? • Procedure – numbered list – What steps will we take to teach our lesson? • Questions – What are some key questions we will ask during the lesson to check for understanding?
Mini-lessons (cont.) • Independent work – What will the class do to practice the new skill that you have taught them? • Student evaluation – How will you assess if the students learned the material? • Follow up – What will be your next lesson/homework assignment to build on this learning?
Motivations! What we want them to know What they already know Education! • The most important part of the lesson! • Assumption: kids are hostile to learning. • The goal of education: • The clock is ticking! 60 seconds or less?
Motivations! • Some ideas for motivations: • Pictures! (Look at this . . .) • Jokes • Stories • Topical issues
Mini-lessons Grade Levels Subjects Topics
Group Meeting Time • Book Presentation Groups
For Next Time . . . • For November 22nd . . . • Read and be ready to discuss Baldwin (1963) • Read Ch. 3 in textbook. • Be thinking about your upcoming assignments (see syllabus). 11/29 – Group Presentations begin 12/13 – Researched Position Due 12/13 – Participation Reflection Due