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1 Habits for Highly Effective learners Noreen Caplen-Spence 12 th March 2011 TESOL Arabia 2011 Noreen Caplen-Spence

2 Please greet the person next to you. TESOL Arabia 2011 Noreen Caplen-Spence

3 Water TESOL Arabia 2011 Noreen Caplen-Spence

4 Ideas and framework inspired by Stephen R. Covey TESOL Arabia 2011 Noreen Caplen-Spence ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ (2004 edition

5 Overview Definition Identification Consolidation TESOL Arabia 2011 Noreen Caplen-Spence

6 Which face do you like most?

7 A habit is…. TESOL Arabia 2011 Noreen Caplen-Spence

8 A habit is… An acquired pattern of behaviour that has become almost involuntary as a result of frequent repetition. TESOL Arabia 2011 Noreen Caplen-Spence

9 What are habits? ‘ We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit …’ (Aristotle in Covey 2004) TESOL Arabia 2011 Noreen Caplen-Spence

10 Recognise this character? TESOL Arabia 2011 Noreen Caplen-Spence

11 Ability and desire TESOL Arabia 2011 Noreen Caplen-Spence

12 What makes a habit? SKILLS (how to) DESIRE (want to) HABITS TESOL Arabia 2011 Noreen Caplen-Spence Knowledge (what to do & why do it)

13 Pairs - A & B Listening and speaking TESOL Arabia 2011 Noreen Caplen-Spence

14 Me What I think & feel about this session so far What I want to know from this session to know from this session Why I came to this session TESOL Arabia 2011 Noreen Caplen-Spence In pairs A & B

15 Habit 1: Be Proactive Dependence (You) I wait for someone else to do it for me. I need others to get what I want. Independence (I) I’m responsible. I choose. I get what I want through my own effort. Interdependence (We) We can do it. We can co-operate. We combine our efforts with the efforts of others to achieve greatest success. TESOL Arabia 2011 Noreen Caplen-Spence

16 Habit 1: Be Proactive “Change starts from within.” Act rather than react. The role of questions in the learning process. TESOL Arabia 2011 Noreen Caplen-Spence

17 Bridging the gap Between what the learner understands through their own experience _______X_______X__________________ and what they can do with the help with ‘more able’ others. TESOL Arabia 2011 Noreen Caplen-Spence

18 Habit 1: The role of questions People ContextResources Questions? TESOL Arabia 2011 Noreen Caplen-Spence

19 Habit 1: Be Proactive Summary Highly effective learners want: 1) To learn 2) To know what changes are needed 3) To know how to make changes 4)To discover…so surprise them sometimes TESOL Arabia 2011 Noreen Caplen-Spence

20 Habit 2 Put first things first Find a partner Tell your partner something you are good at. How did you become good at it? When did you know you were good? What are the implications for the classroom? TESOL Arabia 2011 Noreen Caplen-Spence

21 Habit 2: Put First Things First Are you any of these? Focused, hard-working, talented, motivated, independent, fearless, confident, reflective TESOL Arabia 2011 Noreen Caplen-Spence

22 Habit 3: Begin with the End in Mind ‘All things are created twice.. The mental, first creation, and the physical, second creation …’ TESOL Arabia 2011 Noreen Caplen-Spence

23 Habit 3: Begin with the End in Mind Backward Design Process What do we want our students to know and be able to do? TESOL Arabia 2011 Noreen Caplen-Spence

24 Autobiography in 5 chapters Chapter 1 I walk down the street There is a deep hole in the sidewalk I fall in I am lost It is not my fault It takes forever to find a way out It is not my fault TESOL Arabia 2011 Noreen Caplen-Spence

25 Autobiography in 5 chapters Chapter 2 I walk down the street There is a deep hole in the sidewalk I pretend I do not see it I fall in again I cannot believe I am in the same place But it is not my fault It still takes a long time to get out. TESOL Arabia 2011 Noreen Caplen-Spence

26 Autobiography in 5 chapters Chapter 3 I walk down the street There is a deep hole in the sidewalk I pretend I don’t see it, I still fall in My eyes are open, I know where I am It is my fault, I get out immediately TESOL Arabia 2011 Noreen Caplen-Spence

27 Autobiography in 5 chapters Chapter 4 I walk down the street There is a deep hole in the sidewalk I see it, I still fall in It is a habit My eyes are open, I know where I am It is my fault, I get out immediately TESOL Arabia 2011 Noreen Caplen-Spence

28 Autobiography in 5 chapters Chapter 5 I walk down ………………….. Adapted from a poem by Portia Nelson 1985 TESOL Arabia 2011 Noreen Caplen-Spence

29 Habit 3: Begin with the End in Mind SUMMARY: 1)Have some clear goals 2)Know how to….. 3)Know who can help 4)Encourage discovery TESOL Arabia 2011 Noreen Caplen-Spence

30 Put the me in memory. What were the first 3 habits? Put me in me mory..Re me mber TESOL Arabia 2011 Noreen Caplen-Spence

31 Habit 4: Seek First to Understand … Then to be Understood ‘Communication is the most important skill of life’ (Covey 2004) TESOL Arabia 2011 Noreen Caplen-Spence

32 Habit 4: Seek First to Understand … then to be Understood - listen to concern - listen to ideas - understand that interdependence can be stronger than working independently TESOL Arabia 2011 Noreen Caplen-Spence

33 Habit 4: Seek First to Understand … then to be Understood TEAMTEAM ogether veryone chieves ore

34 Habit 5: Synergize Synergistic communication Opening Head, Heart and Hands Synergy in the classroom Brainstorming Synergy and communication Opportunities for excitement and creativity TESOL Arabia 2011 Noreen Caplen-Spence

35 ‘ … that which we persist in doing becomes easier – not that the nature of the task has changed, but our ability to do has increased …’ (Emerson in Covey 2004) TESOL Arabia 2011 Noreen Caplen-Spence

36 Put the me in memory. What were the five habits? Put me in me mory..Re me mber TESOL Arabia 2011 Noreen Caplen-Spence

37 Habit 6: Think win/win L1 and L2 self? Third culture kids? TESOL Arabia 2011 Noreen Caplen-Spence

38 “The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.” Carl Rogers

39 Ability and desire TESOL Arabia 2011 Noreen Caplen-Spence

40 Ability & Desire TESOL Arabia 2011 Noreen Caplen-Spence I can ……and I will

41 Time to reflect and consolidate Write/draw/paint what you have experienced in the last 40 minutes Put on the walls to share TESOL Arabia 2011 Noreen Caplen-Spence

42 Me What I think & feel about this session so far What I want to know from this session to know from this session Why I came to this session What I want to take away from this session. TESOL Arabia 2011 Noreen Caplen-Spence 11.20

43 Thank you Noreen Caplen-Spence43 TESOL Arabia 2011

44 Goodbye


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