The “Nuts & Bolts” of Teaching Presenters-J. B. Pike & Nancy G. Warrenfeltz What is the “S.A.S.” program? Student Achievement Specialist Program • Goals— – To work with, develop and help to retain excellent teachers in Berkeley County. • Purpose— – Provides help with curriculum and instruction – Provides help with classroom management – Provides help in professional development You are a Walking & Talking Advertisement! “You were hired to take a group of possibly disinterested, howling, and unruly people and turn them into interested, disciplined and productive learners in a well-managed environment!” --Alice Waters What To Do Your First Few Weeks! Learn to know “ ” people Secretaries Custodians Administration Mentor Teacher and/or Department Chair Teachers (who work nearby) Teachers (with common content/grade) Technology Specialist Learn the “Lingo” • OEPA—Office of Educ. Performance Audits • WVEIS—WV Education Information System • NCLB—No Child Left Behind • AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) • Cell Size (50 students in any subgroup) • CSO—Content Standards/Objectives • Curriculum Mapping more “Lingo”— • SpEd—Special Education • IEP (Individualized Education Plan) • BD, LD, MM, MD, MS, AU • ESL—English as a Second Language • LEP (Limited English Proficiency) • SAT—Student Assistance Team • Disciplinary Terms— • ASD (After-School Detention) • ISS (In-School Suspension) • OSS (Out-of-School Suspension) Prepare— • Your Room— • Keep it colorful, subject-related, well-organized and informative! • Your Rules— • Keep them clear and simple! • Your Grade Book— • Keep in mind this is a “legal” document! • Document! Document! Document! • Your Lessons— • Keep them usable and up-to-date! • Sample Lesson Plan Characteristics of an Effective Teacher Four Characteristics of an Effective Teacher 1. Professionalism 2. Classroom Management 3. Positive Expectations 4. Mastery Teaching 1. Professionalism • Working with Students – Mutual respect • Working with Peer Educators – Sharing • Working with Administration – Initiative & commitment • Working with Parents – Be supportive • Personal Appearance – Attire and behavior/mannerisms Classroom Management Well-Ordered Environment + Positive Academic Expectations = Effective Classroom What is a “well-ordered environment”? • There’s a place for everything—and everything is in its place! • Student agendas • Room is a neat and inviting learning environment! • Work areas are easily monitored! • Materials and equipment are organized and easily accessed! Positive Expectations “There is absolutely no research correlation between SUCCESS and family background, race, national origin, financial status, or even educational accomplishments. There is but one correlation with SUCCESS, and that is ATTITUDE.” “The First Days of School” HOPE Have Only Positive Expectations Positive Expectations Attract Positive Behaviors & Results Positive Expectations— for the “Teacher” • Show respect & take responsibility • Be prepared & understanding • Be consistent • Be a good role model • Get to know your students • Communicate with the parents Positive Expectations— for the “Student” • Show respect & take responsibility • Be prepared each day • Work cooperatively with others • Be willing to take risks • Do their best at all times Positive Expectations— for the “Parent” • Be involved • Communicate with the teacher Mastery Teaching— Key Elements • The key elements in mastery learning are: Clearly specifying what is to be learned and how it will be evaluated, Allowing students to learn at their own pace, Assessing student progress and providing appropriate feedback or remediation, and Testing that final learning criterion has been achieved. Mastery Teaching— Basics • The “basics”— • Explain! • Rehearse! • Reinforce! Bloom? Marzano ? Hunter? Wong? Carroll? Classroom Management “A P L” • Basic Class Structure— – Anticipatory Set/”Bell Ringer” • Reviews Previous Information or • Prepares class for what is coming today – Stating the Objective—”Explain” – Teaching the Objective—”Rehearse” – Guided Practice—”Reinforce” – Closure—”Wrap Up the Lesson” Additional “APL” Terms • • • • • “Check for Understanding” “Wait Time” “Pass Option” “Pair & Share” “On the Clock” More detailed training will follow! Final Thought! " Teaching is the profession that creates all others. I teach. It's kinda like having a love affair with a rhinoceros." --- Author Unknown Just One More!! In the teaching profession— " Those who can laugh . . . last." --- Stacy Lynn Skinner SEE YOU SOON! Have a great year!