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What doe DREAM mean?
- Effort & Expectations
- Active involvement
What is the level of Parental involvement in school's?
- Elementary = 59%
- Middle = 52 %
- High School = 36 %
Principals Perception of teacher involvement in with parents.
- Elementary = 77%
- Middle = 59 %
- High School = 36 %
Do Principals think 1st year teachers are prepared to work with parents?
- 33% of elementary
- less that 2% for Middle and HS
List 3 ways teachers can communicate in a postive way with parents
- 1) Phone call to say hello and start the semester off well
- 2) Sending home a post card praising student
- 3) Give the parent opportunities to earn perks for child by coming in to see the teacher.
Positive impacts of parental involvement.
- Academic achievement
- Sense of well being
- Readiness to do HW
- Time and organizational management
Why are parents reluctant to talk to teachers?
- 1 overwhelmed
- 2 don't understand importance
- 3 intimidated
- 4 school was a negative experience
- 5 only call when there is a problem
Why are teachers reluctant to speak to parents?
Parents can pose a threat, hold them accountable and be hostile.
Solution - start positive communication early.
How does one teacher communicate with 150 students parents?
welcome letters, emails, newsletters, postcards, two envelope system,
Most important reason teachers don't call parents?
Teachers lack confidence and skills to talk to parents.
What can teachers do to prepare for PTA meetings?
- -Collect all data
- -Find out who will be coming
- -Find suitable room for accomidating parents
- -Make accomdations for parents with limited english
- -Outline plan ahead of time to deal with problems
- -Start meeting by shaking hands and smiling and welcoming parents.
How do you motivate teachers to attend back to school night?
- Bonus coupons
- Have students write letter to parents
- Class video
- Have students work on display.
- Raffles and prizes
Ten steps to effective phone call
- Before calling collect all data
- Pick a good time to call
- Write an outline of what you want to discuss and possible solutions
- Start conversation on positive, show care and concern
- Clearly state problem and use data
- Stop! Ask parent input- use listening skills
- With the parent develop solution for problem
- Set a time for follow up conversation
- End call by reviewing plan and stating confidence
- Keep a log of all calls
What are the five keys to classroom management
- Code of conduct - rules
- Curriculum - interesting and relevant
- Instruction - active participation
- Relationships - meet students needs
- Parent support
- Be punctual
- Be polite
- Be prepared
- Be a participant
How do you prevent misbehavior
- Body language
- Say - see - do, active participation
- Be positive - be brief - be gone
Top five negative consequences
- one minute detention
- Writing assingment - think sheet
- Call parents
- Your detention - lunch - Before/ after school
- Refer to dean or AP
problem solving steps
- Start with a statement of care and concern
- Identify the problem
- Develop a solution
- Gain a commitment
Eight needs of young adolescents
List four observable characteristics of active listeners
- Sits still
- Ask questions for clarification
- Facial expression such as nodding
- eyes on speaker
- Does not Interrupt
- Does not Criticize
- Keeps and open mind
Four things teacher can do to improve student listening
- Note taking
- Teachers voice
- Teachers position in class
- Students location
- Students posture
- Personalize lesson
- Use humor / betting
Four habits of an effective questioner
- Wait time
- Differentiate questions
- Question for depth
- Question for breadth
- Give useful feedback
Name the levels of Blooms Taxonomy
- AP plication
Four characteristics of highly effective teachers
- Passion for what they do
- Compassion for students
- High levels of energy
- High levels of expectation
What is the first step in writing a lesson plan
- Student oriented
- Sequentially and developmentally appropriate
5 steps for developing a lesson plan
- Determine Objectives
- Determine Acceptable Evidence
- Plan the learning experience
- Monitor and Adjust
- Assess the lesson afterwards
The purpose of an anticipatory set
- Attention grabbing
- Relate to problem
- Establish expectations for learning
Purpose of closure
Many Rich Students Play
- Major points reviewed
- Relate to prior knowledge
- Summarize a discussion