Here will be the students reaction when the bell rings after you have mastered these points of instruction.
INSTRUCTION THAT WORKS It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena … who, at best, knows in the end the triumph of great achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly. So that his place will never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat. Theodore Roosevelt, 1910
Actively communicate that you understand these differences and that you have a plan to address the differences. DIFFERENCES IN BACKGROUND RATE OF LEARNING DIFFERENCES LEARNING STYLES 1. RECOGNIZE INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IN STUDENTS
SAFETY WITHIN YOUR CLASSROOM 2. SAFETY WITHIN YOUR CLASSROOM Recognize the fear students may have of your or their classmates’ expectations. Eliminate the use of sarcasm and ridicule. Spend time building a community within your classroom. Making students feel comfortable with you and their classmates is the antidote to fear. And don’t do something like this!!! Once you've yelled you've lost the battle. This doesn't mean you won't have to raise your voice every once in awhile but teachers who yell all the time are often those with the worst classes. Or this!!!
RELATIONSHIPS 3. RELATIONSHIPS Be in the relationship business. Form a trust and talk about what you believe in. When students are absent, notice. Punishment and reward lose value over time but relationships gain value over time.
Don’t attach an academic penalty to a behavior.Don’t attach an academic penalty to a behavior. View student misbehavior as an academic problem not just misbehavior.View student misbehavior as an academic problem not just misbehavior. Create extra learning opportunities for your most challenging students.Create extra learning opportunities for your most challenging students. Most misbehavior happens because students are either bored or lost. Most misbehavior happens because students are either bored or lost. Behavior Solutions 4. Behavior Solutions
5. TEACH EVERYTHING Stop complaining about what they can’t do and teach them the way to do it right.Stop complaining about what they can’t do and teach them the way to do it right. Teach against student deficiencies.Teach against student deficiencies. Respect your power.Respect your power. When your future is intertwined with theirs, great things happen. When your future is intertwined with theirs, great things happen.
INSTRUCTION THAT WORKS What is the single most determining factor in in successful instruction? YOU, THE TEACHER! BL
INSTRUCTION THAT WORKS You can change behavior better from a position of friendship than that of an enemy. Create a checklist to help you know your students. Routines: Everything should stay the same except what they are learning. Find legends or traditions in your classroom. Check for understanding, don’t just ask if there are any questions.
Be at eye level and if possible, beside them. Use voice control, no yelling. Use active listening, repeat and give them and you time to respond. Think positive thoughts about your students. Move closer to the misbehavior and away when they comply. Use positive reinforcement, negative only when it could have a positive outcome. Punishment should be the last on the list of actions. POSITIVE DISCIPLINE
Believe that all students can learn.Believe that all students can learn. Use innovative instruction.Use innovative instruction. Use a needs based approach.Use a needs based approach. Pay attention to self-esteem.Pay attention to self-esteem. Choose cooperation over conflict.Choose cooperation over conflict. Don’t be bound by tradition.Don’t be bound by tradition. Be overwhelmingly positive.Be overwhelmingly positive. Use the control theory.Use the control theory. Be consistent yet flexible.Be consistent yet flexible. Change the teams.Change the teams. 10 CHARACTERISTICS OF LIFE CHANGING SCHOOLS
This information was from a conference by Pat Quinn called: This information was from a conference by Pat Quinn called: “Motivating the Unmotivated Students.” You can find more information about him and future seminars at: www.betterteachingonline.com www.betterteachingonline.com