Crossroads for Leaders
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- Building Character and Trust
- High Expectations: Teacher
- High Expectations: Student
- Homework Works!
- Improving Pacing
- Incorporating Technology
- Levels of Questioning
- Planning for Success
- Questioning as a Teaching Strategy
- Questioning: Engaging Students in Class
- Time Counts!
In this presentation, teachers are presented with ways to create a positive, constructive, safe environment of trust in their classrooms. Even as the correct and discipline, teachers can strengthen the trust that their students have in them. The focus of this presentation is on how to remain positive, helpful, and hopeful in students' eyes even while dealing the daily classroom issues.
Effective questioning is an art form perfected by master teachers. How can a teacher use questioning methods to make a class more engaging, improve pacing, and increase student learning? This MicroPD will demonstrate how questions are "tools" to improve instruction
Great teaching begins with great planning (and ends with the most effective learning). All teachers have been taught to plan but tend to "relax" in the planning after a few years. This presentation contains several new ways to look at planning the that will be refreshing to veteran teachers and life-savers to new teachers.
Teachers are professionals, but what does this mean? What is teacher professionalism? This presentation lays out a simple 4-step analysis of what a professional teacher acts like, looks like, and sounds like - apart from their expertise as instructors in content. For all teachers it is a great refresher course, and for some, information that may even be new.
This presentation is an introduction intended to help a faculty explore what they know and want to learn about questioning. Working together as teams, they can begin to identify their strengths and areas for improvement. This is an opportunity to introduce the PD Pro courses for the 2017-18 year so that teachers, as individuals or as teams, can plan their professional learning.
Effective questioning is an art form perfected by master teachers. How can a teacher use questioning methods to make a class more engaging, improve pacing, and increase student learning? This MicroPD will demonstrate how questions are "tools" to improve instruction.