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1 Southern Regional Education Board Skills for a Lifetime: Teaching the Habits of Success Connections Conference Pheasant Run Resort St. Charles, Illinois March 16, 2011 Lois Barnes SREB/HSTW 1 Welcome!

2 Southern Regional Education Board Do Now! Draw a Pig! Use a pen or pencil and the page in your handout to draw a pig. Draw the entire pig, not just the head. Do not glance at others’ drawings! You will have a couple of minutes to draw your pig. 2

3 Southern Regional Education Board High Schools That Work (HSTW) The largest and oldest of SREB’s school improvement initiatives 1987 – 27 sites 2010 – 1,000+ sites in 30+ states Additional initiatives Making Middle Grades Work for middle grades schools 1998 – 25 sites; 2010 – 450+ sites in 22 states Technology Centers That Work for shared-time technology centers 2010 – 150+ sites in 15 states

4 Southern Regional Education Board High Schools That Work

5 Southern Regional Education Board HSTW Key Practices High expectations Program of study Academic studies Career/technic al studies Work-based learning Teachers working together Students actively engaged Guidance and advisement Extra help Culture of continuous improvement

6 Southern Regional Education Board Session Objectives Explain the six habits of success that all students need to learn Describe and practice a variety of strategies for teaching those habits.

7 Southern Regional Education Board Essential Question Why and how do we need to help students learn the habits of success?

8 Southern Regional Education Board If the pig is drawn:  Toward the top of the paper, you tend to be a positive, optimistic person.  Toward the middle of the paper, you tend to be a practical, realistic person.  Toward the bottom of the paper, you may look at the pessimistic side too often.  Facing left, you tend to believe in tradition, are friendly and remember dates, including birthdays.  Facing right, you tend to be innovative, creative, energetic and active, but perhaps forgetful.  Facing forward, looking at you, you tend to be direct, enjoy debating different ideas and viewpoints and are at ease with ideas and discussions. more……=> 8

9 Southern Regional Education Board If the pig is drawn:  With many details, you may be analytical, careful, thoughtful and deliberate in making decisions.  With few details, you may be ruled by emotion more than by thought, enjoy risk taking and prefer action as opposed to planning. With four legs showing, you tend to be secure, self-confident, well-grounded and loyal to your ideals.  With fewer than four legs showing, you are seeking or are experiencing a period of major change in your life.  With small ears, you may not be as good a listener as you would like to be.  With large ears, you are a good listener. 9

10 Southern Regional Education Board Teambuilding “What’s in a Name?” Lois Barnes

11 Southern Regional Education Board Jigsaw Reading The Habits of Success 11

12 Southern Regional Education Board Skills for a Lifetime: Teaching Students the Habits of Success 12 Section 1: The case for teaching the habits of success — research supporting the need Section 2: Approaches for teaching the habits of success — three examples from successful schools Section 3: Model lessons and activities — tools teachers can use now to embed the habits into their classrooms Three sections to walk schools through a process for creating their own system to teach the habits of success:

13 Southern Regional Education Board Jigsaw Reading - The Habits of Success Read the following excerpts: #1’s – “Chapter 1 –Connecting High School to Students’ Talents, Interests…. #2’s - “The Case for Teaching the Six Habits of Success” and habits 1 and 2 #3’s – Habits 3 and 4 #4’s – Habits 5 and 6 13

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16 Southern Regional Education Board Creating Positive, Productive Relationships Two central principles: “One, positive change cannot occur in isolation. In order for children to feel supported, the whole class, as well as the teacher, must be cheering for them, and believing transformations can occur. And two, classroom power has to be shared among its members. Children are more likely to work hard at learning if they’re included in the process of running the classroom and making decisions.” Adults set the tone for the class, but students have a voice…” From: Belonging: Creating Community in the Classroom 16

17 Southern Regional Education Board Creating Positive, Productive Relationships – Four Key Topics Getting to Know Each Other Involving Students in Extracurricular Activities Understanding How Families Support Academic Success Team Building 17

18 Southern Regional Education Board Creating Positive, Productive Relationships - Strategies Journaling “Check In” Message Center “Worst Case Scenario” (Analyze This) My Motto Cooperative Learning Teamwork Strategies Please and Thank You – How to Ask, How to Appreciate Teamwork Scoring Guide ( see handout) Administrative Speeches Formal Introductions Extra Curricular Fairs, Participation Intro to Conflict Management 18

19 Southern Regional Education Board Learning to Study, Manage Time and Get Organized - Strategies Study Environment Agenda Planners (handout pp. 5-6) Agenda Reviews “Check-In” Where Is It? Backpacks, Notebooks, Lockers Two-Column (Cornell) Note-taking “Study Buddies” Teaching Test Prep Tips for Taking Notes Class Performance rubric/checklist Teaching Test Types Listening Skills/Habits 19

20 Southern Regional Education Board 20 Improving Reading and Writing Skills Literacy Skills Reading Writing Speaking Listening Observing

21 Southern Regional Education Board Literacy Across the Curriculum

22 Southern Regional Education Board A Baker’s Dozen of Literacy Strategies Any Teacher Can – and Should – Use 1.Double entry or two column notes 2.Admit slips/Exit slips 3.ReQuest 4.Interactive CLOZE 5.Anticipation Guide/ Pre-learning Concept Checks 6.Jigsaw reading 7.Paired Reading 8.GIST 9.KWL charts 10.Graphic organizers (i.e. Frayer) 11.Riddle Me 12.RAFT 13.Readers Theater 22

23 Southern Regional Education Board Improving Mathematics Skills Focus on: Active Student Participation Development of number and operation sense in mathematics The use of many representations in developing knowledge and skills Helping students learn to communicate about mathematics The use of graphing calculators and computers in mathematics learning 23

24 Southern Regional Education Board Goal Setting and Planning - Strategies Journals Agenda/Planner Check In Sports Analogies: “Goal Line” “Half Time in the Locker Room” “Score!” weekly celebrations SMART Goals Being WISE Goal Grid Create Class Goals Career Planning and College Planning Activities 24

25 Southern Regional Education Board Sample Journal Prompts – Goal Setting There is only one thing that feels worse than being ready and not having opportunity knock…and that’s having opportunity knock and not being ready. Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare. If you wait to do everything until you’re sure you’re ready, you’ll probably never do much of anything! If you can DREAM it, you can DO it. –Walt Disney We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is nothing but a habit. – Aristotle The future depends on what we do in the present. – Mahatma Gandhi Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. – Michael Jordan Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you Yes, risk-taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking. 25

26 Southern Regional Education Board Being WISE about Goal Setting A goal doesn’t do the actual work for students ; it just helps them focus. Have students work in teams to brainstorm personal traits that help people reach their goals. Discuss ways of staying on track with goals. Students can create a master list and their own acronyms as a mnemonic device. One example is WISE: »Will power »Initiative »Stamina »Enthusiasm! 26

27 Southern Regional Education Board 27 GOAL GRID ACADEMIC GOAL WEEK _________ Write your goal and be able to prove it is... Specific I will _________________________________________________ Measurable by _________________________________________________ Action-Oriented by _________________________________________________ Realistic _________________________________________________ Timetable within _________________________________________________ This is what I will add:This is what I will give up: This is my support system:This is my reward: …and this is the motto that will inspire me when I want to give up:

28 Southern Regional Education Board Accessing Resources On-Campus Resources: College/career center, testing center Counseling offices Media Center Computer labs Distance Learning Lab Homework or Learning Center In-school suspension and/or alternative programs Peer tutoring Peer mediation Health clinic, school nurse School Resource Officer 28

29 Southern Regional Education Board Accessing Resources Community Resources 100 Black Men of America ASPIRA (Puerto Rican and Latino Community Technology Centers) Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Boy Scouts of America Faith-based organizations’ programs GREAT (Gang Resistance Education and Training) INROADS Junior Achievement Kiwanis La Raza (mentoring and tutoring for Hispanic youth) Lions Club Museums Upward Bound YMCAs/YWCAs 29

30 Southern Regional Education Board 25_Skills_for_a_Lifetime_Intro.pdf 30

31 Southern Regional Education Board Ordering Skills for a Lifetime Foreword and Introduction are available at Printed copies cost $12 each or $10 each for orders of 10 or more. They can be ordered: online — (www.sreb.org) by phone —(404) by —

32 Southern Regional Education Board Thank you for participating! Enjoy the conference! Lois Barnes SREB/HSTW


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