IT IS VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO MAKE THINGS RELEVANT FOR, OR EXPECT PERSONAL EXCELLENCE FROM A STUDENT YOU DONT KNOW. Carol Ann Tomlinson
I am proud of my school.T = 85 S = 50 I am excited to be working with students.T = 96 Teachers enjoy working with students.S = 56 Students have fun at school.T = 78 School is boring.S = 47 NATIONAL DATA Delusional Discrepancies Copyright 2008 Quaglia Institute
Students make school an exciting place to work. T = 87 Teachers make school an exciting place to learn. S = 31 I have fun at school. T = 85 Teachers have fun at school. S = 39 Students care if I am absent from school. T = 78 Teachers care if I am absent from school. S = 46 I enjoy working here. T = 88 I enjoy being at school. S = 50 NATIONAL DATA Delusional Discrepancies
I am excited to tell my colleagues when I do something well.T = 59 I am excited to tell my friends when I get good grades.S = 57 I see myself as a leader.T = 75 S = 58 My colleagues see me as a leader.T = 50 Other students see me as a leader.S = 34 I feel comfortable asking questions in staff meetings.T = 66 I feel comfortable asking questions in class. S = 66 NATIONAL DATA Sad Similarities Copyright 2008 Quaglia Institute
DEVELOP RELATIONSHIPS Spend class time early in year, with students sharing information about themselves. Make it a point to connect with students through their activities, sports, school events, jobs. Let students know you are a person with hobbies, family, activities, likes and dislikes.
1 Knowledge of one discipline 2 Application within discipline 3 Application across disciplines 4 Application to real-world predictable situations 5 Application to real-world unpredictable situations
BIO-DIESEL PROJECT GROUPS Production/Manufacturing Chemistry Construction Graphics Design, Multi-media, Web Technologies Marketing Accounting
DOES THE PROJECT HAVE THE 3 RS? Rigor High level thinking in the creation process for each group Relevance Real world application as each group makes its contribution Relationships Teacher to Student, Student to Student, Group to Group
2 POINT SUMMARY Work to make sure instruction has Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships Instruction that follows the Application Model is more likely to be successful.
Know that your CTE Instruction makes a difference in your students futures, and that the rest of the academic world will soon be looking to the Application Model (the model of CTE) as a means for improving instruction.