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1 Making learning Irresistible Tom Robson Watch your thoughts, They become words, Watch your words, They become actions, Watch your actions, They become habits, Watch your habits, They become character, Watch your character, It becomes your destiny

2 Something to keep in mind Follow Your Curiosity I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.

3 Perseverance is Priceless “It's not that I'm so smart; it's just that I stay with problems longer.”

4 Make Mistakes Discover the power of making mistakes. I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again, if you want to succeed, triple the amount of mistakes that you make.

5 Knowledge Comes From Experience “Information is not knowledge. The only source of knowledge is experience.” You can discuss a task, but discussion will only give you a philosophical understanding of it; you must experience the task first hand to “know it.”

6 education What does it mean to you

7 Definitions

8 Making learning Irresistible Tom Robson Watch your thoughts, They become words, Watch your words, They become actions, Watch your actions, They become habits, Watch your habits, They become character, Watch your character, It becomes your destiny

9 What do inspirational teachers do?

10 Breath life into our learners The teachers we remember are the ones that leaves some of their breath inside us

11 The blue print for learning Predisposition to learning A love of learning Learning to love learning Content Principles Knowledge Concepts Ideas skills Relationships How we feel Emotional and spiritual space

12 My teacher taught me maths but not to love maths

13 Fragile learning Remember when you last did something that was hard to grasp while others were doing well? Now imagine a learner that has the same feelings on most days.

14 Think of something that you have achieved..... Now consider how you achieved it.....

15 Popular explanationsOccasional explanations Rare explanations Effort; support from others; perseverance; determination; risk-taking; having a go; enjoying the process; patience; coping with obstacles; practice; planning; persistence; encouragement; self-belief; trying a different approach; positive self-talk; advice; interest in it; thinking about times I have achieved difficult things before; imagining myself doing it; proving others wrong; constructive feedback; breaking it down into small steps; having a vision Luck; chance; faith; realism Natural ability; intelligence; aptitude; gift; talent Taken from the work of Barry Hymer 2009 How do your responses compare with these?

16 …something that has been done or gained by effort …the act or process of completing something successfully after working hard

17 …’overcoming difficulty’

18 Learning challenge The Map

19 Where are we heading? Shallow Change Policies/Documents/Resources Deep Change Skills/Knowledge (thinking and learning; personal and emotional; social; literacy; numeracy; ict capability) Profound Change Attitudes and behaviours (self confidence; personal responsibility; desire to learn; concern for others)

20 Who are you? Values Attitudes habits

21 Time for bounce Look at the extracts you have been given and in your team summarise what the main points are across all the readings What does this mean for you? What does it mean for your learners?

22 An answer is what you have left on the road behind you A question points to a new an exciting destination

23 Einstein's Mum used to say …. What questions have you asked today?

24 Asking questions TEACHER “What is the flower called?” PUPIL “I think it is called Betty”

25 Quick quiz compiled using research from Ted Wragg and Mike Hughes What percentage of teacher’s time is taken up asking questions? 10%, 30%, 70%. What percentage of questions asked are closed questions? 20%, 60%, 90% What percentage of our questions do we answer ourselves? 18%, 38%, 88% What is the average wait time between teacher’s question and pupil’s answer or when the teacher moves on? 0.7 seconds, 3.2 seconds, 5.1 seconds

26 How many questions do teachers ask in a typical day? 500, 300, 100 How many minutes into a ‘typical lesson’ does the first open question often appear? 5, 25, 45 minutes in

27 Problems with questions Used as punishment Pretend open questions Ignoring leaqrners’ questions Too many questions Difficult questions too soon Not enough time to think Only one type of questions

28 Questions to ask Knowledge – find out Comprehension – understand Application – make use of what you know Analysis – take apart what you know Evaluation – judge the outcome

29 Be creative Use all the information you have been given to produce a stand alone display that makes it clear why it is important to know: –What the right question is to ask –Why you are asking that question –When to ask the question –How to ask the question

30 Why are the leaves always green, Dad? Why are there thorns on a rose? Why do you want my neck clean, Dad? Why do hairs grow from your nose? Why can dogs hear what we can’t Dad? Why has the engine just stalled? Why are you rude about Aunt, Dad? Why are you going all bald? Why is Mum taller than you, Dad? Why can’t the dog stand the cat? Why’s Grandma got a moustache, Dad, Why are you growing more fat? Why don’t you answer my questions? You used to: you don’t any more. Why? Tell me why. Tell me why, Dad Do you think I’m being a bore?


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