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Title: What Makes A Master Teacher ?


1
What Makes A Master Teacher ?
(Adapted from a blog by George Couros 4/12/10)
  • Brawley Middle School
  • August 19, 2011

2
EXCELLENCE BUILDER
Excellence can be attained if you risk more than
others think is safe, care more than others this
is wise, dream more than others think is
practical, expect more than others think is
possible.
3
1 - Connects with kids first
  • Learn ABOUT them and CONNECT with them
  • Find out who they are then find out how they
    learn
  • Learn their passions
  • Help them engage in their own learning

4
2 Teaches kids first and curriculum second
  • Differentiate learning and work
  • Meet the needs of each student
  • Understand how each student learns
  • Teach to the various learning styles

5
3 Ensures that they draw relevance to
curriculum
  • Answer the question, What does this have to do
    with real life?
  • Use mediums that are relevant to how students
    learn
  • Disconnect from how WE learn and connect to how
    THEY learn

6
4 Works with students to develop a love of
learning
  • Tap into ways that students love to learn
  • Create the spark in each student that leads to
    success and growth

7
5 Embodies lifelong learning
  • Grow alongside the students
  • Change practice as society changes
  • Be on the leading edge of developing thinkers for
    the future

8
6 Focuses on learning goals as opposed to
performance goals
  • Sets goals based on learning
  • Drive by Dan Pink is a great resource
    (motivation)
  • De-emphasizing the grades
  • Use assessments that gauge learning

9
7 Ensures that character education is an
essential part of learning
  • Teach the fundamentals of respect
  • Focus on listening and sharing with others
  • Ensure that students grow emotionally
  • Build a collaborative environment

10
8 Passionate about the content they teach
  • Enthusiasm is infectious
  • Share your passion with students
  • Find ways to spark YOUR passion in the subject
    area

11
9 A master teacher is a school teacher
  • Positive impact on the school culture
  • Connects with past or future students
  • Supports extra-curricular activities
  • Works with colleagues

12
10 Strong communication skills
  • Continually develops communication skills
  • Openly shares with students and parents
  • Shares knowledge back and forth between colleagues

13
Teacher Evaluation
  • Required by the state for all teachers
  • Based on NC Professional Teaching Standards
  • Minimum of 1 observation with a pre-conference
  • Required post-conference for all observations
  • 4 performance ratings
  • developing, proficient, accomplished,
    distinguished

14
Standard 1 Teacher Leadership Who Am I?
Understanding, Patient, Compassionate,
Collaborative, Positive, Supportive, Ethical,
Professional, Honest, Respectful, Fair, Excellent
15
Excellence In Teaching
  • What is your definition of excellence?
  • What qualities do you admire in an excellent
    teacher?
  • What teacher do you consider to be an excellent
    teacher?
  • How do you evaluate yourself in terms of
    excellence in teaching?
  • What do you look for in students that would
    signal that you are an excellent teacher?

16
EXCELLENCE BUILDER
We attract what we expect
We become what we respect
We reflect what we desire
We mirror what we admire
17
Role of the Teacher
  • becomes a planner, facilitator, observer, and
    evaluator
  • is a Guide on the side not a Sage on the
    stage
  • maintains class discipline and focus
  • keeps learners on-task
  • monitors the lesson flow
  • provides feedback throughout the lesson

18
Standard 2 Teaching Environment Who do I
teach? Where do I teach?
Diverse, Inclusive, Respectful, Supportive,
Balanced, Culturally rich, Sensitive, High
expectations, Integrated
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Positive Learning Environment
  • Student completes a biography or interest survey
    in the first days of school
  • Spend time with individual students daily
  • Display positive messages and quotes
  • Frequent positive and meaningful feedback
  • Student mailbox and outlet for expression

20
  • Daily community meeting with students
  • Schedule appointments for individual concerns
  • Clearly defined expectations regarding respect
  • Make discipline about accountability and growth
    rather than punishment
  • Provide for physical comfort and keep the tone
    cheerful

21
Standard 3 Teaching Content What do I teach?
NCSCOS, Literacy-based, Inter-disciplinary,
Common Core, Global, Relevant, Essential,
Focused, Creative, Investigative
22
NCSCOS and CCS
  • Literacy is taught in all content areas in all
    grade levels
  • Focus on nonfiction reading and writing
  • All teachers are reading and writing teachers
  • CFAs are used for information to adjust teaching
    and learning

23
Standard 4 Facilitate Learning How do I teach?
Adaptive, Facilitative, Creative, Aligned,
Technology, Higher order thinking, Cooperative,
Data-based, Differentiated, Empowered, FA/CFA
24
Teaching Methods
  • Imagination is vital in teaching
  • Be willing to take risks
  • Collaborate with peers
  • Work smarter, not harder
  • Use a variety of materials and resources
  • Incorporate technology often
  • Communicate expectations to students
  • Have patience with students
  • Be flexible

25
Advantages to Cooperative Learning
  • Satisfies social needs
  • Provides positive self-expression
  • Encourages leadership
  • Increases achievement
  • Increases motivation
  • Builds trust and interdependence
  • Encourages acceptance and tolerance of others
  • Less teacher dependent
  • Prepares for life situations

26
Accountability
  • Individual learning
  • - individual quizzes and tests
  • - select random answers
  • - self evaluation
  • Group learning
  • - create a group score / rubric
  • - assign an oral presentation
  • - grade a group performance
  • - assign a group report
  • - peer evaluation

27
Assigning Effective Homework
  • Serve as an intellectual discipline
  • Establishes study habits
  • Allows more time to cover curriculum in the
    classroom
  • Improves student achievement
  • Supplements and reinforces classroom work
  • Fosters student independence, initiative and
    responsibility
  • A link between school and home
  • Relevant and meaningful practice
  • Not busy work or given for punishment

28
Standard 5 Teacher Reflection Now what?
Systematic, Critical, Analytical,
Research-based, Aligned, Results-oriented, Goal-b
ased, 21st Century skills
29
Am I A Thinking Teacher?
  • Do I stress HOW to think rather that WHAT to
    think?
  • Are my students actively involved or passively
    present (mentally absent)?
  • Do I create an open environment that encourages
    cooperation, initiative, independence, and
    originality?
  • Do I ask a variety of questions at all levels of
    thinking?

30
  • Do I utilize a seating arrangement that
    encourages student-to-student interaction?
  • Do I frequently ask students open-ended
    questions, or questions with more than one
    answer?
  • Do I frequently encourage students to seek
    alternative solutions?
  • Do I monitor my responses to students answers?
  • Would I want to be a student in my
    classroom???????
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