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Tag Archives: teaching and learning
(Issue #510) The Third Grader In The Room
Posing questions sets up a vulnerability of sorts. Publicly admitting, “I don’t understand. I need you to help me.” Why? Simple question. Why? Seeking additional information to explain a situation. Why? We have heard young children ask that question as … Continue reading
Posted in Life lessons Tagged communication, effective teaching, growth, listening, questions, teaching and learning 3 Comments
(Issue #492) Using Demonstrations for Teambuilding and Prioritization
Regardless of the topic, demonstrations can drive home a point that may be lost in a lecture or in a reading. My decades of teaching, speaking, and facilitating have reinforced that people need to connect with the speaker and the … Continue reading
(Issue #485) Human Beings with Human Challenges
Benefiting from human connections. Effective teachers understand that they never know what questions or dilemmas a student will bring through the door. In addition to academic issues, students (just like the rest of us) always have a bag full of … Continue reading
Posted in assumptions, awareness, Communication, Community, Connection-Disconnection, curiosity, empathy, leadership, Life lessons, problem solving, Reflection, resilience Tagged aswareness, communication, faculty development, listening, relationships, resilience, student success, teaching and learning 1 Comment
(#421) Step Out, Stretch, and Experience
You make your partner look good. The scene is never about you…. When we learn we either acquire new skills and knowledge or modify old structures of knowing and doing. It helps us adapt, change, survive, grow, and thrive. The … Continue reading
Posted in accountability, awareness, Being REMARKABLE, change, collegiality, Communication, Discipline, Gratitude, growth, habits, laughter, teamwork Tagged awareness, change, collaboration, communication, laughter, respect, sharing, teaching and learning, teamwork 2 Comments
(#387) Lessons from Elementary School
Adults, are we listening? Three lessons from elementary school this week. (1) Mrs. Hullender teaches 1st grade at the Atlantic Beach Elementary School. Last Tuesday I had the opportunity to visit her classroom during a mini leadership conference. That’s right. … Continue reading
Posted in accountability, action, Being REMARKABLE, Goals, Gratitude, habits, happiness, initiative, inspiration, Teaching, teaching and learning Tagged atlantic beach elementary school, friendship, goals, inspiration, kindness, leadership, motivation, resilience, steve piscitelli, teaching and learning 1 Comment
(#379) Accommodations For My Students Made Me A Better Teacher
Being a teacher is more than knowing one’s content and “covering” the material. Effective teachers do what they can to connect with each student and build a community of learners who connect with one another. The Individuals with Educational Disabilities … Continue reading
Posted in accountability, awareness, Being REMARKABLE, Choice, coaching, Community, Discipline, emotional intelligence, faculty development, fortitude, Gratitude, growth, Integrity, intentionality, resilience, teaching and learning Tagged choice, community, disabilities, empathy, fortitude, grit, integrity, resilience, student success, teaching and learning 3 Comments
(#377) Your Future Self
These strategies can help students (and, after all, aren’t we all students?) stay the course, continue their journey, and enjoy growth and resilience. Last week, on a local TV morning show, I shared strategies to help college students adjust to … Continue reading
Posted in authenticity, awareness, core values, creating your future, curiosity, Dreams, Education, emotional intelligence, engagement, Goals, Life lessons, priorities, Reflection, Relationship, relevance, resilience, responsibility, self-efficacy Tagged curiosity, resilience, steve piscitelli, student success, teaching and learning 3 Comments
(#373) What Factors Affect Teaching Efficacy?
Teaching efficacy reflects the teacher’s belief that he or she can impact student learning. Video recommendation for the week. Let me reverse format this week and start with a video clip. While this post addresses “classroom teachers,” this topic (and … Continue reading
(#366) Why Not You?
Speaking and writing does not belong to some elite group of individuals. Have you considered publishing or speaking to broaden the powerful impact and reach you already have on those around you? It could be for a small local audience … Continue reading
Posted in change, collegiality, Community, courage, Goals, growth, Life lessons, resilience, self-efficacy, service Tagged change, confidence, courage, goals, memoirs, public speaking, teaching and learning, wisdom, writing 3 Comments
(#327) Structures for Organization: Implications for Teaching and Training
Just because it was tossed, doesn’t mean it was caught. Just because it was talked, doesn’t mean it was taught. How do you define “learning”? And, what causes it? How much of your schooling exposed you to a stream … Continue reading