PLACES FOR LANGUAGE USE HOME LANGUAGE SCHOOL LANGUAGE ACADEMIC LANGUAGE PROFESSIONAL LANGUAGE
Identify a key concept from your academic discipline that when first introduced was difficult to understand (i.e., in government, the concept of “Due Process”)
Often Used Idioms A fixed, distinctive, and often colorful expression whose meaning cannot be understood from the combined meanings of its individual words, for example, “to have somebody in stitches” TWO PEAS IN A POD PRIME THE PUMP PUT YOUR HEADS TOGETHER BIT OFF MORE THAN HE COULD CHEW FOUGHT TOOTH & NAIL
Often Used Idioms (cont’d) SLIM CHANCE/FAT CHANCE SANCTUARY DO YOU HAVE A CASE UP THE CREEK WITHOUT A PADDLE DIAL THE PHONE “Side Kick”
Define these academic terms: LACHRYMOSE NOCTURNE PYROLYSIS GALLUSES “WITHITNESS”
Professional Acronyms ATE AACTE NCATE NCSS ABD ASCD UCEA CEC CACREP
Teacher Expectations Related to High Achievers vs. Low Achievers
Expectations In Israel, Babad and Taylor (1992) conducted a study that focused on non-verbal communication. Eighty-five people, ranging from 10 years old to experienced high school teachers, viewed Israeli teachers interacting in Hebrew with students. Using only teachers’ facial expressions and body language, judges were able to distinguish between the high- and low-expectancy students.
EXPECTATIONS 1 1. A student is seven years old. He cannot read. His mother tells you he didn’t speak until he was four. 2. A music teacher tells a student he is hopeless as composer. 3. A cartoonist is fired by his newspaper editor because he has “no good ideas.” 4. A student is rated as “mediocre” in college chemistry.
EXPECTATIONS 1 (cont’d) 5. In the store where he works, a man is not allowed to wait on customers because he “doesn’t have enough sense.” 6. A teacher tells a student he is too stupid to learn anything. 7. A boy fails sixth grade 8. A soldier enters a war as a captain and leaves the war a private.
EXPECTATIONS 2 1. Born in Cuba, fled the revolution led by Castro, came to the United States and did not speak English. 2. His father had to drag him out of the house to attend school in the first grade. He did not speak English and therefore he did not speak a word in school for months.
EXPECTATIONS 2 (cont’d) 3. She was born into a poor family in Brooklyn, NY, was sent to live in Barbados with her grandmother because of family financial problems. 4. Born a slave and forced to do adult jobs at a young age, was struck in the head by an overseer that caused her to fall into a coma.
EXPECTATIONS 2 (cont’d) 5. His father was a waiter and when he attended school he was usually in some type of trouble because he argued with teachers. He was denied admittance to law school because of his race. 6. Was one of the first women admitted to Harvard Law School and was told “Do you realize that you are simply taking the place of a qualified man?”
EXPECTATIONS 2 (cont’d) 7. She did not speak a word of English when she entered grade school. Both her parents were immigrants and neither parent had any type of formal education.
GENERAL THOUGHTS HELP STUDENTS VISUALIZE PHYSICAL EXAMPLES STUDENT PARTICIPATION VARY TEACHING ACTIVITIES DEMONSTRATE HOW YOU THINK ABOUT SUBJECT
GENERAL THOUGHTS PACE & CONTENT ATTITUDE TOWARD SUBJECT CURIOSITY/SUSPENSE ENERGY/ENTHUSIASM EXPECTATIONS
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