Day 5 Presentations We are almost there!
Feedback • What four pillar components support implementation of these strategies?
Excel Specialists! Congrats! • Araminta Sorrell • Ryan Mattingly • Jennifer Huber
Can Do School Culture STF Summer Institute 2012
What Influences Student Achievement? Huge Analysis of 8,000 Studies Finds • Strongest Influence was Student Expectations-This was three times as powerful as teacher expectations • Second was Teacher Credibility in Eyes of Student- This was five times as powerful as matching teaching with student learning styles • Fifth was Teacher-Student relationships-This was three times as powerful as reducing class size
Can Do School Culture Matters Because • Student’s belief that will succeed if they work at it and • Teacher’s belief that the adults in the school can collectively create the conditions needed for students to succeed • Are what ultimately drive school and student success
The Enemy of Can Do School Culture is Poverty • It over-concentrates the neediest students in a sub-set of schools not designed for the educational challenge they face-which leads to adult burnout, disbelief, and a survivor/triage mentality • It teachers students that life is capricious. It is a high stress existence. Physical , emotional and mental stress all pull on the same energy reserves. This pushes students towards, absenteeism, low effort, poor behavior and limited expectations. It eats away at trust. • Dysfunctional School Responses then Make it Worse for Everyone
Do Not Despair-Knowledge is Power-We Have Assets on Our Side • Humans at their Core are Smart and Adaptive • Learning something is Inherently Joyful and Exciting (though the learning process is not always so) • Shaped Experience can Change Behavior
We Need Different Strategies for Adults and Students • For Adults-small, initial wins are important-to show that collective effort has positive impact • For Students, we need to create shaped experiences that show effort leads to success • Group Discussion-what are some challenges we will face/how can we overcome them?
The Wisdom of Crowds • Assemble at tables with other members from your school or city (if you are by yourself, assemble with others). • Assemble an Action Plan-to create Shaped Experiences that show students that effort leads to success