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What doe DREAM mean?
Effort & Expectations
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.
Sense of well being
Readiness to do HW
Time and organizational management
Why are parents reluctant to talk to teachers?
2 don't understand importance
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?
Have students write letter to parents
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
Be a participant
How do you prevent misbehavior
Say - see - do, active participation
Be positive - be brief - be gone
Top five negative consequences
one minute detention
Writing assingment - think sheet
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
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
Teachers position in class
Use humor / betting
Four habits of an effective questioner
Question for depth
Question for breadth
Give useful feedback
Name the levels of Blooms Taxonomy
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
Sequentially and developmentally appropriate
5 steps for developing a lesson plan
Determine Acceptable Evidence
Plan the learning experience
Monitor and Adjust
Assess the lesson afterwards
The purpose of an anticipatory set
Relate to problem
Establish expectations for learning
Purpose of closure
Many Rich Students Play
Major points reviewed
Relate to prior knowledge
Summarize a discussion
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