Presentation on theme: "The Power of a Teacher: Larry Bell Redelivery & Refresher"— Presentation transcript:
1The Power of a Teacher: Larry Bell Redelivery & Refresher
2“You are a teacher. You are all that and a bag of chips!” ~Larry Bell Word SplashOn the first flap of your notes flipbook, please list 5-10 qualities of:1. your favorite teachers2. qualities that you’d like to have as a teacher“You are a teacher. You are all that and a bag of chips!” ~Larry Bell
3You became a teacher because you wanted someone to need you. Guess what? You got your wish! ~Larry Bell
4At-Promise KidsMany students in the bottom-quartile come from homes that cause them to be labeled “at-risk”.How we label someone determines how we approach them.All students have promise.It is OUR job as educators to bring out that promise.“On your worst day on the job, you are still somebody’s hero.” ~Larry Bell
5Prepare Kids for Standardized Tests Prepare kids for long testsPractice timed testsGive higher order thinking questionsKnow your kids’ test dataTeach the language of the test (12 Power Words)Give some homework/quiz questions in test formatExplain to kids what test day will be likeDiscuss test anxietyTell students you believe in each one of themAt beginning of the year, tell kids that “No child will fail!”Be a 100%er
612 Powerful WordsDirectly teach these words (Don’t assume they are understood.)Put them in words that kids can understandUse them on tests & quizzesTalk to kids about what the question is askingWord of the weekShare with parentsPost in the classroomShow the 12 Power Words PowerPoint regularly“If we keep on doing what we’ve always done we’re going to keep on getting what we’ve always gotten.” ~Dr. John Maxwell
7“Show a little passion child!” ~Larry Bell Unraavel ReadingTeach to kids through modeling on a PowerPoint or on chart paper.Have kids keep directions in their binders.Teach songsExpect kids to use this strategy regularly.Explain to parentsOnline Resources“Show a little passion child!” ~Larry Bell
8Unraaveling A Paragraph Underline titleNow predict the passageRun through and number paragraphsAre you reading the questions?Are the important words circled?(Write down their meaning)Venture (read) through the passageEliminate the obviously wrong answersLet the questions be answered and write the paragraph # where you found the answers next to the question Double check your work!
9“It is in us, and it is up to us.” ~Larry Bell Math UNRAAVELUnraavel A Math ProblemKeep directions in binders“It is in us, and it is up to us.” ~Larry Bell
10MATH UNRAAVEL Underline the question Now predict what you need to do to solve the problemRead the word problemAre the important words circled?(Especially the clue words?)Apply the steps you chose to solve the problemVerify your answer(Is it reasonable? Does it make sense?)Eliminate the wrong answersLet the answer stay or rework the problem Double check your work!
11Techniques to Transcend Cultural Barriers Tell kids you care. Explain that you have high expectations because you believe in them.If a child gets in trouble, ask to see him or her later. Give calm down time. Later, have a “start over visit”.Consider your tone. Is it the same with every child?Connect with EVERY child.Surprise and engage students.Assess understanding daily.Authentic praise.Consider that all students learn and communicate differently.“Every teacher can reach and teach every child.” ~Larry Bell
12“Nothing great is ever achieved without enthusiasm.” ~Ralph Waldo EmersonWe educators must show every day what we want our students to feel. Somebody needs you.
13Ignite Your PassionRead the list of quotations that Mr. Bell uses in his presentations.Choose one that is most inspirational to you as a teacher.Be ready to share your quote!