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Teaching Boys Who Struggle in School-MBI

Summary of Book by Kathleen Cleveland

Virginia Vann

on 14 January 2013

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Transcript of Teaching Boys Who Struggle in School-MBI

Pathways to
Re-Engagement Reinforce Support Guide Reduce - Replace - Rebuild - Reconnect Conclusion Reduce
Reconnect Pathway No. 1 Pathway No. 2 School versus Style Dynamics The Boy Code Access Points
Trusting Relationships
Non-threatening Learning Environment
Teacher Actions that Build Trust
Leader Coach Model
A Climate of Safety
Shared Principles
The 8 Keys of Excellence
Guidelines for Classroom Policies Teacher-to-Boy Interactions
Attends to my interests in some way
Cares about me individually
Easy to talk to
Helps me feel okay about myself
Knows how I learn
Knows me personally
Knows what I'm feeling
Listens to me; is understanding
Listens when I have a problem
Respects me
Talks to me about what interests me outside of school Fear Reduction
Doesn't humiliate me in front of the class
Explains policies and why they are being enforced
Relaxed and can laugh at own mistakes Support During Learning
Encourages me to try again
Explains work carefully
Helps me learn and makes sure that I get it
Helps me learn from my mistakes
Makes work interesting
Passionate about and committed to what is being taught Responses to Misbehavior
Doesn't hold a grudge
Gives me a second chance
Has no negative expectations
Likes me even if I mess up
Shows no favoritism Teacher Actions That Build Trust Shared Principles Goal Setting
Mistakes are OK Integrity
Failure leads to success
Speak with good purpose
This is it!
Balance 8 Keys of Excellence Guidelines for Classroom Policies Involve boys in creating policies
Limit to five or fewer
State positively
Full understanding before enforcement
Be consistent
Enforce matter-of-fact
Forgive and forget
Acknowledge effort Access Points
Clear Expectations
Informational Feedback
Positive Reinforcement
Basic Requests for Communicating
Effective Directions in a Nutshell Basic Requests for Communicating
Give me a way out
Help me know my strengths
Help me relax into learning
Help me save face
Inspire me
Keep it private
Let me know I matter
Make it real
Notice when I try
Speak to me with respect Effective Directions in a Nutshell
1. Change state
2. Explain relevance
3. Be crystal clear
4. Engage multiple modalities
5. Check for understanding
6. Announce duration
7. Pair verbal commands with
auditory start/stop signals
8. Provide back up
9. Give fair warning
10. Acknowledge effort Informational Feedback Private
Linked to opportunities for improvement
Encouraging view mistakes are part of learning Pathway No. 3 Access Point:
Tools for Communicating
Tools for Collaborating Communication and Learning Style Physical
eye contact
gestures Verbal
time and place
taking turns
voice control
greeting/closure Cognitive
emotion recognition
expressing/perceiving humor
conversation transitions
anticipating reactions Pathway No. 4 Adjust Access Point
Zones of Comfort
Physical Movement
Social Interaction
Reduce Distraction
Comfort Stations
Standing Study Buddy 1 in 4 walls
Traffic Lanes Manipulatives
Rocking Chairs Ignite Pathway No. 5 Active Learning "All genuine learning is active, not passive. It includes the use of the mind, not just the memory. It is the process of discovery, in which the student is the main agent, not the teacher."
-Mortimer Adler Involvement
Compelling Situations
Direct Experience
Enjoyable Setting
Frequent Feedback
Informal Learning
Patterns and Connections
Reflection Active Understanding
Relevance/Personal Meaning
Increased attention
Reduced Anxiety
Belief in Success
Consolidation of Learning
Insight Positive Outcomes Empower Pathway No. 6 Access Points
Literacy Building Activities in Other Disciplines Barrier Sensitivity to skills
Hopelessness Re-Engagement Interest
Rapid Success
Evidence of Growth
Choice and Control
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