Slide 1: Introduction slide-say: Hello and Welcome to a change. Think about have we have given new meaning to straightforward things or ideas. This one just happens to be a BIG DEAL.
Slide 2: Take an in-depth look at this drawing. I found this under my Agenda book on my desk. I have a routine of picking up my agenda and make a notation of where I am leaving off in the lecture for the next time, I meet with that class period. I do it all day, and everyone that needs to speak with me has watched this routine. It is something I do, OCD working the best way for me.
Slide 3: Think about every time you have to be in professional development, and it had nothing to enhance your teaching style. You knew it had nothing to really help you with a new practice. Did anyone that was planning ask, what would you like to learn?
Slide 4: The next week, I found this picture in the same place after the same class as before. When I released the students, I went right to my agenda, and there it was. Is someone sending me a signal? I need to ask questions. So I made it a point to ask my students questions that had to do with their feelings and not about the work. How were their weekends? Did anything happen that made them feel trapped or boxed in?
Slide 5: I learned that I have a secret superpower. That power was showing empathy to my students. Yes, it took a lot of my own personal energy, but the vibrations I was sending out allowed my students to trust me and to feel say in my classroom. We learned to treat everyone the wat they wanted to be treated. We as Educators have the power to open and feel the different energies that come in and out of our classrooms
Slide 6: CALL to ACTION!! In order to have a meaningful and worthy of the teacher’s time PD, there are 5 Principles of Effective Professional Development. Willingly my PD, which I use the terms Professional Learning because we are in a consistent mind frame to learn to be more effective when educating our students. The 5 principles are as follows. Please read and think about that time…that PD…that feeling.
Slide 7: Support in ant way that teachers need. Spend time wisely. Be able to navigate through the frustrations. Show empathy and practice it.
Slide 8: Support in any way that teachers need. Spend time wisely. Be able to navigate through the frustrations. Show empathy and practice it.
Slide 9: We should think about how we give new instructions or concepts to our own students. Have the teachers actively participating in their learning to make sense of it all. Create those station rotations for teachers to move around and apply the new concept. Have visuals were as they can relate to the original image.
Slide 10: My most favorite principle of all five is number 4, the Modeling. Yes, imitation is the best form of showing you care or like a person. But to model a new concept from a teacher who has embraced the practice and has success at it. When you model, you are actively deciphering the concept and placing yourself in the place to execute what needs to be done for best practices.
Slide 11: Always give the teacher what they need and what they want. Never have teachers in PD that have nothing to do with their discipline or have anything to do with what they are passionate about. If you find yourself having to give a PD and it seems to be generic, see where you can make it work for that teacher. For example, All my teachers are using technology, and we have several levels of usage and understanding of the new applications. I have to send surveys to see precisely what they need and how can I make it applicable to their teaching style.
Slide 12: Look at each picture and try and feel what you see…this works best when you allow yourself to have a connection with being able to process others feeling. Consider this when creating meaningful PD and lessons for your students.
Slide 13: Read each point and think before you read the next one.
Slide 14: Using our brains and heart, we can accomplish this Big Hairy Audacious Goal. Which is Cultivating empathy in a digital environment?
Slide 15: Thank you for your ears as well as your hearts—peace family.
Slide 16: Thank you for listening.