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1 The Power of a Teacher: Larry Bell Redelivery & Refresher http://www.education-world.com/a_admin/columnists/bell/bell005.shtml

2 Word Splash On the first flap of your notes flipbook, please list 5-10 qualities of: 1. your favorite teachers 2. qualities that youd like to have as a teacher You are a teacher. You are all that and a bag of chips! ~Larry Bell

3 You became a teacher because you wanted someone to need you. Guess what? You got your wish! ~Larry Bell

4 At-Promise Kids Many 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 somebodys hero. ~Larry Bell

5 Prepare Kids for Standardized Tests Prepare kids for long tests Practice timed tests Give higher order thinking questions Know your kids test data Teach the language of the test (12 Power Words) Give some homework/quiz questions in test format Explain to kids what test day will be like Discuss test anxiety Tell students you believe in each one of them At beginning of the year, tell kids that No child will fail! Be a 100%er

6 12 Powerful Words Directly teach these words (Dont assume they are understood.) Put them in words that kids can understand Use them on tests & quizzes Talk to kids about what the question is asking Word of the week Share with parents Post in the classroom Show the 12 Power Words PowerPoint regularly PowerPoint If we keep on doing what weve always done were going to keep on getting what weve always gotten. ~Dr. John Maxwell

7 Unraavel Reading Teach to kids through modeling on a PowerPoint or on chart paper. Have kids keep directions in their binders. Teach songs Expect kids to use this strategy regularly. Explain to parents Online Resources Show a little passion child! ~Larry Bell

8 Unraaveling A Paragraph Underline titleUnderline title Now predict the passageNow predict the passage Run through and number paragraphsRun through and number paragraphs Are you reading the questions?Are you reading the questions? Are the important words circled?Are the important words circled? (Write down their meaning) (Write down their meaning) Venture (read) through the passageVenture (read) through the passage Eliminate the obviously wrong answersEliminate the obviously wrong answers Let the questions be answered and write the paragraph # where you found the answers next to the questionLet the questions be answered and write the paragraph # where you found the answers next to the question Double check your work! Double check your work!

9 Math UNRAAVEL Unraavel A Math ProblemUnraavel A Math Problem Keep directions in binders It is in us, and it is up to us. ~Larry Bell

10 MATH UNRAAVEL Underline the questionUnderline the question Now predict what you need to do to solve the problemNow predict what you need to do to solve the problem Read the word problemRead the word problem Are the important words circled?Are the important words circled? (Especially the clue words?) (Especially the clue words?) Apply the steps you chose to solve the problemApply the steps you chose to solve the problem Verify your answerVerify your answer (Is it reasonable? Does it make sense?) (Is it reasonable? Does it make sense?) Eliminate the wrong answersEliminate the wrong answers Let the answer stay or rework the problemLet the answer stay or rework the problem Double check your work! Double check your work!

11 Techniques 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 Emerson We educators must show every day what we want our students to feel. Somebody needs you.

13 Ignite Your Passion Read the list of quotations that Mr. Bell uses in his presentationsRead 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!


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