Presentation on theme: "Welcome to the Learning Workshop 4 Parents Haha ʻ ione Elementary School A PCNC “PLO” J. Maielua, Ph. D. 9/12/13."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to the Learning Workshop 4 Parents Haha ʻ ione Elementary School A PCNC “PLO” J. Maielua, Ph. D. 9/12/13
“There is no more complex and tender geography than the borderlands between families and schools.” (Lawrence-Lightfoot, 2004) How can we work together for our children? Learning Workshop: Purpose
Learning Workshop: Tonight’s Agenda O How do I learn? O “The 3 Legged Stool” or The BIG Picture O Academic / Social / Emotional O School / Family / Community O What’s in the Zone? O Learning & Memory O The Purpose of Failure O Study Skills in the Home: The Plan! O “The 5 Ts” Skills of the PYP programme O Teachers’ Tips O Next Steps
Learning Workshop: Quotes “If you can’t make a mistake, you can’t make anything.” Marva N. Collins, educator “Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.” Vince Lombardi, Coach What is the connection between these two quotes and education?
Learning Workshop: How do you learn? Here’s your learning opportunity to practice before you teach: Fill out the worksheet. Share the info with your neighbor.
Learning Workshop: The BIG Picture Academic EmotionalSocial
Learning Workshop: Spheres of Influence School FamilyCommunity Epstein, 1995
Learning Workshop: The 3-Legged Stool, “tender geography” School FamilyCommunity Academic EmotionalSocial Epstein, 1995
A few ideas about learning… Think: How do the following ideas apply to you? To your child?
Learning Workshop: What’s in the Zone? Level 1: Model Learning by observation of mentor, peers Level 2: Scaffold Learning w/ support of the mentor, others Learning by doing/errors, repetition Level 3: Automatic Mastery! Skill is now automatic. Level 4: Add ins New learning added to prior knowledge Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD)
Learning Workshop: Learning & Memory O Helpful terms: O Encoding new information O Storage phase O Recall / Retrieval of old information O Learning Acquisition: O New learning or information “gets integrated into existing data” O Memory school tools O Use of graphic organizers / planners O “Writing in the air” O Mnemonics “Learning and Memory,” K. Wesson, 2011
Learning Workshop: Learning from Failure O Learning from failure/mistakes O Taking risks can be good! O Appropriate consequences Cohesion or Collision? What are some ways in which we can turn a negative learning experience into a positive one? How do we convey this to our children? “I haven’t failed. I found 10,000 ways that don’t work.” Edison
Learning Workshop: The 5 Transdisiplinary “TD” Skills Can you identify what these skills look like at home? In school? At work? O Self-management Skills O Social skills O Communication skills O Thinking skills O Research skills
Learning Workshop: Study Skills in the Home O “Routine, routine, routine! A set time everyday for children to do their work; a place to study.” (Gr.5) O Using time wisely O Use an egg timer to set limits; break up HW into smaller chunks; scale back other activities O Balance O Learning, play & family time O Importance of homework/education in general “School-like families and family-like schools.” Epstein, 1995
Learning Workshop: Study Skills in the Home O Using resources appropriately O Child-friendly dictionary O Checking different parts of text O Incentives/extrinsic to intrinsic O Independency O When does it start? O Coaching vs. doing O Asking guiding questions, not giving answers O “What do you think will happen? Why?” O “How can you solve the problem? What steps?”
Learning Workshop: “Tips from the Teachers!” O “Routine!” O “Check the homework folder / planner daily.” O “Practice math facts using flashcards.” O “LOTS of sleep.” O “Check school supplies each quarter.” O “Read all kinds of materials!” O “If your child is having difficulty with homework concepts, let me know.” O “Don’t give up, ask questions, get help!” O “Give child time to learn skills.”
Learning Workshop: Next Steps…Academics O Start observing your child’s homework habits, learning style, attitude towards school O Scaffold/support your child’s learning style O Set up routines for HW time & stick to it O Build a partnership w/the teacher O Write a note to teacher about observations during homework time, e.g. which HW seemed harder to do, ask for ideas O Follow up with the teacher’s suggestions O Find/ask for resources O Arrange for a study buddy Allow time for & learning from mistakes!
Learning Workshop: Next Steps…Social/Emotional O Be explicit & matter of fact when explaining things, answering questions, giving examples O Make adjustments to the family schedule to make routines simpler, easier to manage O Build in transition times between activities O Strive for balance! O Add in physical play time for the entire family O Participate in community events, service O BE PRESENT, BE FLEXIBLE! O Pay attention to & engage your child without interruption & the tech stuff! Allow time for & learning from mistakes!
Learning Workshop Finally, last thoughts... “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” Aristotle
“‘A ‘ohe pau ka ‘ike i ka halau ho‘okahi” All knowledge is not taught in one school. One learns from many sources. ‘Olelo No‘eau Mahalo nui! Johnette_Maielua@notes.k12.hi.us 397.5822, ext. 283
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