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EFFECTIVE LESSONS = EFFECTIVE TEACHING. Fayetteville High School January 2012. TODAY. Review the 5.0 Version of the Classroom Walkthrough (CWT) document and effective strategies being used in your classroom. YOUR FAVORITE TEACHER. What made the teacher so memorable?

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Effective lessons effective teaching

EFFECTIVE LESSONS=EFFECTIVE TEACHING

Fayetteville High School

January 2012


Today

TODAY

Review the 5.0 Version of the Classroom Walkthrough (CWT) documentand effective strategies being used in your classroom.


Your favorite teacher

YOUR FAVORITE TEACHER

  • What made the teacher so memorable?

  • What were specific characteristics/behaviors?

  • How do you compare your performance with your favorite teacher?

    similarities / differences?


What students want in an effective lesson

WHAT STUDENTS WANTIN AN EFFECTIVE LESSON

  • Be pushy!

  • Have clear objectives, clearly communicated.

  • Make the lesson relevant to their life.

  • Be relatable.

  • Teach with words, sights and sounds.

  • Be consistent and firm.

  • Believe in ALL students.

  • Explain, Explain, Explain.

  • Use time wisely.

  • Be a good example.

  • 2011 The College Board


Purpose of walk throughs

PURPOSE OF WALK-THROUGHS

  • Everyone involved is working on their practice

  • Everyone is obliged to be knowledgeable about the common task of instructional improvement

  • Develop Instructional Leadership

    • Move from management to instructional leadership

  • Create Common Language and Expectations

  • Decrease variability between classrooms

  • Increase teacher effectiveness and create an environment of continuous learning.


Componets of an effective lesson

COMPONETS OF ANEFFECTIVE LESSON

  • OPENING

    Hook, focus, engage, grab

  • INSTRUCTION

    Tell, lecture, sit and get, stand and deliver

    demonstrate, show, explore

    Today we will cover the causes of the civil war

    Today we will explore different reasons the civil war began

    Incorporate Technology

  • MONITORING

    Who understands (all, most, some, few, none), checking

    for understanding

  • RELATIONSHIPS

    Positive, their world, attitude, caring

  • CLOSING

    Give students feedback, ask what they learned, time it to the bell


Technology work to be done

TECHNOLOGYWork to be done!

  • Integration of Technology

  • Types of technology/computers.

    • Smart Boards, White Boards and other technology.

  • Creating Product

  • Dependability.

  • Replacement / 1500 District Wide

  • Cutting Edge

  • Common Core and more testing

  • District Committee


  • Opening getting students to start thinking how will i communicate the expectations for the day

    OPENINGGetting Students to Start ThinkingHow will I communicate the expectations for the day.

    • The lesson is well planned/collaboration.

    • Use of relevant connections.

    • Review/Follow-Up of work from previous day.

    • Clear purpose for learning.

    • Materials and resources are well aligned. And congruent to the standards and objectives.

    • Clear ties to adopted standards based curriculum.

    • Standard/Objective is posted and used in instruction.

    • Activity while you prepare for opening.


    Instruction a variety of instructional strategies

    INSTRUCTIONA variety of instructional strategies

    • Lecture does not meet the needs of students.

    • Take the back seat.

    • Real world ties.

    • Vocabulary Practices.

    • Gradual Release Model.

    • Graphic Organizers.

    • Student write to communicate learning –quick writes.

    • Students’ use or creation of charts, maps, graphs, tables or other visual representation.

    • Research-based literacy strategies (Big 8 High Yield Strategies)

    • Experiments, simulations, model creation, role play, discussion groups Socratic Seminars, etc.

    • Students engage in complex or real world problems, inquiry-based learning/theme/project/problems based performances, service projects.

    • Students use of hands on material.

    • Lab based

    • Student collaboration provides rigorous and relevance practice for each student.


    Monitoring

    MONITORING

    • Frequent checks for understanding.

    • Teacher uses questioning techniques that give opportunities for all students to respond.

    • Teacher provides opportunity for feedback and adjustment or scaffolding of instruction is the result of checking for understanding.

    • Students ask questions to clarify information or aid learning.

    • Students build on answers of others.

    • Movement in the room by the teacher.


    Leadership strategies growth in years

    LEADERSHIP STRATEGIESGrowth in Years

    • Formative Evaluations

    • Providing Feedback

    • Student Teacher Relations

    • Prior Achievement

    • Professional Development

    • Peer Tutoring

      Scholastic


    Relationships we survey

    RELATIONSHIPSWE Survey

    • Students are engaged in dialog with peers around learning activities.

    • Students are working on producing a prduct a high level of rigor and/or relevance.

    • Teacher relationships with students are positive and aid learning.

    • Ask the students about their world.

    • When was the last time you attended one of their activities?

    • Lesson organization and management aid learning.


    Closing

    CLOSING

    • Timed to when the bell rings.

    • Closing is rigorous and relevant to aid student retention and comprehension.

    • Closing is well planned and ties to stated standard/objective.

    • Responsive to current student needs.

    • Ask the students what they learned.

      • Check for understanding


    Level of student learning

    LEVEL OF STUDENT LEARNING

    C D

    A B


    What did we learn today

    WHAT DID WE LEARN TODAY?

    • CWT Document.

    • Successful Teaching Practices.

    • One practice you can leave here with today and use in your classroom this week?


    What did you learn today

    WHAT DID YOU LEARN TODAY?

    • Evaluation

    • Idea you can take away to implement within the next week?

    • Follow – Up?


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