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99 GOTS 18 april 2011.2 by Steve McCrea Draft of Guide On The Side

99 GOTS 18 april 2011.2 by Steve McCrea Draft of Guide On The Side

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No more boring classes
 
 
Let’s lecture less
 
 
GuideOnTheSide.com
 
1.
 
Survey about “The Reader’s Attitude aboutTeachers” 
Let’s ask some questions about your assumptions about teachers and learning.
To Start: Please take this short survey
 
(1) “The teacher knows what I should belearning.” 
 
Circle one: agree / not sure / disagree
 
(2) The teacher should teach usinformation about what’s going to be onthe test.
 
Circle one: agree / not sure / disagree
 
(3) Students should listen, take notes andthen ask questions.
 
Circle one: agree / not sure / disagree
 
(4) The best way to learn is to listencarefully to the teacher.
 
Circle one: agree / not sure / disagree
 
Write at least two sentences to reply to the next three statements. You can use another page.
 
(5) Describe the way or ways that you liketo learn something new. Example:
“I like a teacher to tell me how to learn. I cannot work by myself.” 
 
(6) Lectures are sometimes boring, butthey are better than reading the textbook.
 
(7) When lectures are boring, teachersshould use bright colors, music, videos andpictures.
 
Survey:
Please give your opinion aboutthese statements and answer thequestions. If you don’t want to write youranswers, you can work with a partner(who can write what you say) or you candictate your response to a teacher. Youcan also send the response by email to VisualAndActive@gmail.com.
 
(This survey was given to middle school students. For results of the survey, visit VisualandActive.com.) 
 
 
GuideOnTheSide.com
 
No more boring classes
 
 
Find this book on scribd.com
 
 
Let’s lecture less
 
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2.
 
The Quotes
Can you match at least one of these quotes to the following people? 
1 The teacher of the future is a GUIDE on the SIDE, not a sage on the stage.2 Education is NOT the filling of pail, but rather the LIGHTING of a FIRE.3 Most students might forget what you taught them, but they will always remember how you treated them.4 A big obstacle to bringing Computer Assisted Instruction into the classroom is the teacher,because teachers love to perform.5 Jack is a boy from Brooklyn who dropped out of school to avoid terminal boredom.6 I never let school get in the way of my education.7 Drive out fear.8 Never do for a child what a child can do for himself.9 There are 2 billion children in the developing world. Instead of asking their teachers to "reinvent the wheel" every day, why not share lesson plans that work with their 59 million teachers? 10 Keep Teacher Talking Time to minimum.11 What a gift some power could give us: to see ourselves as others see us.12 The goal is t
gradually transfer responsibility for learning 
to the student.13 Schools teach children to obey. But we need creative answers to the challenges of our times. Many of the people who've had the greatest influence on our times were failures in school.14 The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I dinot exist.” 15 Let 
ʼ   
s create people who are 
 
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No more boring classes
 
 
Let’s lecture less
 
 
GuideOnTheSide.com
 
capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.16 Innovative schools offer small classes, individualized instruction,and flexible curricula which can accommodate the child. The same teacher stays with the same group of children for as many as eight grades.The teacher has to grow and learn with the children.17 Many teachers believe that they need to control how they teach and how they test. Other teachers negotiate with their students what they will learn, when they will learn it and how we will check that they have learned it.18 Until we find the child 
ʼ   
s passion,it 
ʼ   
s just school. When the child finds his passion, we teach to that passion. We can find internships for high school students: Kids say, “I love this internship!” 19 Unfortunately, to most people,teaching is the giving of knowledge. What are you going to tell the students? What is your expertise? But teaching is really about bringing out what's already inside people.20 If individuals have different kinds of minds, with varied strengths,interests and strategies, then could biology, math and history be taught AND ASSESSED in a variety of ways? 21 Trust. Truth. No Put- downs. Active Listening. Personal Best.22 Learning should be fun.Students should enjoy performing their understanding.
We often forget 
the most overlooked resource in the school: the students.
We ought to close the textbooks, turn off the teacher talk and ask students to talk and share their concerns and let them practice speaking. Instead of forcing in another week of grammar,why not allow them to speak and reveal their grammar gaps as well as their passions? 
 The Student is the Class The teacher 
ʼ   
s job is to ask the 

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