People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. MayaAngelou
Student Supports Lori Dehart, KEDC John Winslow, OVEC Leslie Flatt, WKEC Carla Jordan, OVEC Renee Leach, SESC Kelly Walker, Big East Brenda Combs, KVEC
Carla Jordan, Strategies Consultant Carol Beth Mooneyhan, Strategies Consultant Sharon Dawson, Strategies Consultant Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative
Leader Scribe Time Keeper Develop Your Team!Name It
ConsensogramYellow Dot • I’ve never connected student/teacher relationships with increased student achievement • I’ve never deliberately built in activities to improve student/teacher relationships • I do attempt to build relationships but not consistently • I understand the importance of consistently planning and monitoring activities to build positive student/teacher relationships
Expected Outcomes Participants will….. • Understand the importance of student/teacher relationships • Increase behaviors for building positive relationships with students • Develop a plan to implement and monitor behaviors that increase positive student/teacher relationships
Instructions • Take one minute to write your initial “individual” thoughts • With your team, discuss your initial thoughts and together create one statement that describes your “collective” thoughts • Write that on chart paper and post somewhere near your table
Students with academic failure and problem behaviors likely will drop out of school and be involved with the corrections system be single parents be involved with the social services system be unemployed be involved in automobile accidents use illicit drugs Why Focus on Teacher Student Relationships?
Why Focus on Teacher Student Relationships? • Since 1999 the number of students being home schooled has increased 56.6% • In a recent survey more than half of 414,000 students surveyed said they felt that teachers did not care about their problems or feelings
Why Focus on Teacher Student Relationships? Research shows that ….relationships play an important role in reducing the achievement gaps …Impact of the classroom teacher on learning is key in student achievement …The classroom teacher is the single best influence on student achievement and the best form of intervention
Simply The Best 29 Things Students Say the Best Teachers Do Around Relationships Kelly E. Middleton & Elizabeth A. Petitt
No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship….Dr. James Comer Do we maximize their experiences? Do we make them feel important & valued? Do we really know our students? Do we know them as individuals?
What would we see? Understanding? Tick? Connections? Hope? Interest?
Team Teaching What Co-Teaching Model was just demonstrated?
Activity 1 Multiple Intelligence Inventory Participant Packet
Instructions • Pull your Multiple Intelligence Survey Sheet (White), your Multiple Intelligences: Strategies in the Classroom (Pink) • Take your chairs and go where directed • Complete the white copy of the Multiple Intelligence Inventory individually and tally your score • Wait quietly while your team members are finishing • Compare your results with your team members • Using the Strategies in the Classroom (pink sheet) discuss how you can use this to develop your lessons
Parallel What Co-Teaching Model was just demonstrated?
It’s all about Relationships Customer Service
80% of companies believed they provided SUPERIORservice to their customers Only 8% of customers agreed
Discuss results and answer the following questions: Were you surprised at the results? Did you think they would be higher or lower? Is this indicative of good customer service?
What Co-Teaching Model was just demonstrated? One Teach One Assist
Which were you? Every child requires someone in his/her life who is absolutely crazy about them…UrieBronfenbrenner
Reflection #1 A trip down memory lane
1. Students say the best teachers Know us personally
2. Students say the best teachers Let us know who they are as individuals or people Interest? Hobbies? Pets? Family?
3. Students say the best teachers Smile at us Does my teacher like me?
Positive Interactions The single most important thing that a teacher can do to improve the overall behaviors of students in the classroom is… to increase the number of positive interactions
Ratios of Interactions Create more positive than negative interactions: 4 to 1
4. Students say the best teachers Remember our names and use them
5. Students say the best teachers Speak to us They say hello and good-bye
6. Students say the best teachers Argue (banter, tease, joke) with us in a fun way in informal situations Sarcasm Increases attention Increases student achievement Increases motivation
7. Students say the best teachers Visit us at our homes before school starts
8. Students say the best teachers Check on us when we are sick Or even when we have sickness in our family
9. Students say the best teachers Remind us about school events and activities and encourage us to participate
10. Students say the best teachers Come see us perform in activities beyond the school day Teacher commenting the next day makes it even more powerful!
11. Students say the best teachers Establish rules for everyone including themselves Model Rules
Rules Rules are the FOUNDATION for EFFECTIVE classroom management Safety Respect Responsibility
The number one problem in the classroom is not discipline, it is the lack of procedures and routines
Research says….. you can avoid most (if not all)of behavior problems by clearly defining for yourself and communicating to your students how you expect them to behave Every classroom activity Every Transition
Procedures things you want your students to do
Routines things you want your students to do automatically
Teach Model Monitor
12. Students say the best teachers Show no favoritism or perception of favoritism
13. Students say the best teachers Are Consistent Teachingschoolwide and classroom expectations is the way to provide consistency
14. Students say the best teachers Cook (or do something special) for us Share a special skill