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1 Welcome to the Learning Workshop 4 Parents Haha ʻ ione Elementary School A PCNC “PLO” J. Maielua, Ph. D. 9/12/13

2 “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

3 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

4 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?

5 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.

6 Learning Workshop: The BIG Picture Academic EmotionalSocial

7 Learning Workshop: Spheres of Influence School FamilyCommunity Epstein, 1995

8 Learning Workshop: The 3-Legged Stool, “tender geography” School FamilyCommunity Academic EmotionalSocial Epstein, 1995

9 A few ideas about learning… Think: How do the following ideas apply to you? To your child?

10 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)

11 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

12 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

13 Study Skills in the Home The Plan!

14 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

15 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

16 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?”

17 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.”

18 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!

19 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!

20 Learning Workshop Finally, last thoughts... “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” Aristotle

21 “‘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! 397.5822, ext. 283

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