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Title: New Teacher Orientation


1
Starting on the Right Foot
  • New Teacher Orientation
  • Asheboro City Schools
  • August 9-11, 2010

2
Welcome to ACS
  • Candybar Test!
  • Directions Select a candybar.
  • Did you select a
  • Baby Ruth?
  • Three Musketeers?
  • Butterfinger?
  • Snickers?
  • Herseys?
  • Almond Joy?
  • Clark?
  • What does your candybar choice say tell us
    about your personality?
  • SMART BOARD ACTIVITY!

3
Handshake Activity
  • 1. Greet someone in the group with a
    handshake.
  • 2. Introduce yourself.
  • 3. Discuss with your partner your expectations
    for the next three days.
  • 4. At the signal, find another person, and
    repeat steps 1-3.

4
Parking Lot
  • What are your top three concerns or questions
    that you hope to have addressed or answered
    during this orientation?

5
  • Every day millions of students arrive at
    American classrooms in search of more than
    reading and math skills. They are looking for a
    light in the darkness of their lives, a Good
    Samaritan who will stop and bandage a burned
    heart or ego.
  • -Jim Trelease

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7
The Effective Teacher
  • The 4 Stages of Teaching
  • Fantasy
  • Survival
  • Mastery
  • Impact

Reference Ryan, Kevin. The Induction of New
Teachers, Fastback 237. Bloomington, IN Phi
Delta Kappa, 1986.
8
  • The very first day of school is the most
    important day of the school year What EFFECTIVE
    TEACHERS do on the very first day will determine
    the success of the class.
  • Harry Wong, (2009), The First Days of School.

9
The Effective Teacher
  • The EFFECTIVE TEACHER
  • 1. Is A Good Classroom Manager
  • 2. Designs Lessons To Reach
  • Mastery
  • 3. Has Positive Expectations That
  • Students Will Be Successful

Reference Good, Thomas L. and Jere Brophy.
Looking in Classrooms. Harper-Collins, 1994, pp.
376-377.
10
Creating A Climate For Learning
  • Effective teachers believe that all students can
    learn and be successful. Effective teachers
    consciously create a climate in which all
    students feel included. Effective teachers
    believe that there is potential in each learner
    and commit to finding the key that will unlock
    the potential.
  • Gregory Chapman. (2007). Differentiated
    Instructional Strategies One Size Doesnt Fit
    All.

11
  • Closely related to teachers behavior is the
    development of a classroom climate conducive to
    good thinkingstudents cannot think well in a
    harsh, threatening situationTeachers can make
    their classrooms more thoughtful places by
    demonstrating in their actions that they welcome
    originality and differences of opinion.
  • Marzano. (1992).Dimensions of Learning.

12
The Seven Things Students Want to Know on the
First Day of School
  • Am I in the right room?
  • Where am I supposed to sit?
  • What are the rules in this classroom?
  • What will I be doing this year?
  • How will I be graded?
  • Who is the teacher as a person?
  • Will you treat me as a human being?
  • (Wong, Harry.(2009).The First Days of School.

13
  • Group Norms

Table Talk
14
Group Norms
  • Be on time. (Repsonsibility)
  • Turn off pagers or cell phones. (Respect)
  • No sidebar conversations. (Respect,
    Self-discipline)
  • Listen. (Respect)
  • Honor one anothers strengths and differences.
    (Honesty, Respect, Self-discipline)
  • Share your ideas. (Citizenship)
  • Give credit for others ideas. (Kindness)
  • Participate. (Courage)

15
  • Learning from the Past
  • Cooperative Group
  • Activity
  • Directions
  • 1.Select a Facilitator, Recorder, Reporter, and a
    Runner.
  • 2. Use the chart paper provided. Divide the paper
    into two columns
  • Least Favorite Teacher and Most Favorite
    Teacher.
  • 3. Think of the very best teacher that you had
    while you were in school. What qualities did
    that teacher have that made him/her special.
    List those qualities in the appropriate column.
    Repeat these directions for your least favorite
    teacher.
  • 4. Share!
  • 5. Debrief roles for cooperative learning.

16
BRE
AK
17
The Seven Things Teachers Want to Know on the
First Day of New Teacher Orientation
  • Am I in the right room?
  • Where am I supposed to sit?
  • What are the rules in this classroom?
  • What will I be doing this year?
  • How will I be graded?
  • Who is the teacher as a person?
  • Will you treat me as a human being?

18
Asheboro City Schools
  • www.asheboro.k12.nc.us
  • Asheboro City Schools Beginning Teacher/Mentor
    Support Program
  • www.instructionmatters.wikispaces.com

19
Parking Lot
  • What additional thoughts/questions do you have
    about the Beginning Teacher Support/Induction
    Program?

20
  • LUNCH!
  • Thank you
  • Chick-Fil-A !

21
Panel Discussion
  • Ms. Kristen McClosky ACS TOY/BAL
  • Ms. Nicholl Hicks Teacher/DLL
  • Ms. Erin Wenger Teacher/DLL
  • Mr. Chris Burian Teacher/LP
  • Ms. Jill Snotherly Teacher/GBT
  • Ms. Kristen Chalifoux Teacher/CWM
  • Ms. Jamie Cope Art/SAMS
  • Ms. Makenzie Lore Teacher/NAMS
  • Ms. Leigh Jones Principal/NAMS
  • Ms. Ann Carol Grant Principal/SAMS
  • Ms. Julie Pack Administrator/BCA
  • Ms. Sherry Ficquette AP/GBT

22
Special Guest
  • Dr. Brad Rice, Director of Support Services
  • Educational Law What every new teacher needs to
    know!
  • Deborah Greenblatt legislation
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Bullying
  • Other Hot Topics!

23
Thinking Maps
  • http//www.thinkingmaps.com/

24
Wrap Up!
  • Day 2 Report to your school.
  • 800 300 pm
  • Day 3 Report to the Central Office Board Room.
  • 830 -400 pm

25
Reflections/Comments
What I am taking away today, What I still
hope to get,.
26
That Noble Title Teacher As you begin this school
year, may you remember the fine nuances and the
distinguishing essence of that proud word
Teacher. Let you be reminded of the tools you
have at your command, because of your talents,
your traits, and your trainingand because you
chose to become a Teacher. Teacher you are a
poet, as you weave with your colorful magic
language a passion for your subject. You create a
vast and grand mosaic of curiosities to imagine,
secrets to unfold, connections only to begin the
cycle of learning. Teacher you are a physicist,
as you bring magic, logic, reason, and wonder to
the properties, changes and interactions of our
universe. Teacher you are a maestro, a master
of composing as you conduct and orchestrate
individuals thoughts and actions from discordant
cacophony into harmonic resonance. Teacher you
are an architect, as you provide each student a
solid foundation, but always with a vision of the
magnificent structure that is about to
change. Teacher you are a gymnast, as you
encourage the contortions and gyrations of
thoughts and the flexing and strengthening of
ideas. Teacher you are a diplomat and the
ambassador of tact and sensitivity, as you
facilitate productive, positive interactions
among the multiplicity of personalities and
cultures, beliefs, and ideals. Teacher you are
a philosopher, as your actions and ethics convey
meaning and hope to young people who look to you
for guidance and example. -Trish
Marcuzzo Omaha Public Schools
27
Reflections/Comments
What I am taking away today, What I still
hope to get,.
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