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TOP - Building Your Teaching Capacity: How to Teach like America's GREATEST Teachers

TOP Keynote 2012
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Alexander Carter

on 12 August 2013

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Transcript of TOP - Building Your Teaching Capacity: How to Teach like America's GREATEST Teachers

The elements of

GREAT
teaching
Building Our
Teaching Capacity

Relationships
EXCELLENCE
Rapport
The key to developing rapport
GREAT teachers
use both
POSITIVE
and
NEGATIVE
motivation
Content
Pedagogy
@AlexMCSupt
The most important
element is
rapport
.
Why do
students
learn?
Student #1 learns
for
his
or
herself
.
Student #2 learns because
you care

that he or she is learning.
Student #3 only learns
if
he or she cares
that
you care
.
(in the three areas that matter most)
Matt Elfstrom
Student #1
Student #2
Student #3
TOP 2013
GREAT
Teachers
get
buy-in
from
each and every
student.

Buy-in
= Learning
How do
GREAT

teachers make
their students
care
?

What can we learn from
how
great teachers

develop relationships?
Wayside Teaching
Words of caution:
You
DON'T

need to be:
Your students'
FRIEND
.
Your students'
CONFIDANT
.
Your student's
ENABLER
.
You
DO

need to be:
Your students'
GUIDE
.
Your students'
RESOURCE
.
Your students'
ROLE MODEL
.
Your students'
ENABLER
.
Your students'
RESOURCE
.
Your students'
ROLE MODEL
.
TEACHING
How do teachers use
POSITIVE
motivation?
GREAT TEACHERS
don't develop
these relationships because they
like kids.
GREAT
teachers
leverage the relationships
they forge to help their
students
learn more
!!!
How do
GREAT
teachers
use

P
R
A
I
S
E
?
PUBLICLY
SPECIFICALLY
GENUINELY
GREAT TEACHERS
GREAT
TEACHERS
GREAT TEACHERS

attend
So what is
negative
motivation?
telling it

like it is...
Rules
GREAT
teachers
follow when leading
DIFFICULT DISCUSSIONS
with their students:
PRIVATELY
INDIVIDUALLY
HONESTLY
GREAT
teachers exhibit
95%
95%
of the time...and they find a reason to praise every student!
GREAT TEACHERS
use
positive motivation
negative
motivation =
GREAT teachers
make every second count.
Lesson of the day:
My
first day...
Lesson 2:
Get their attention from
the
first moment
of class.
Lesson #1:
The
first
lesson of the year
is the most important lesson
of the year.
Lesson #3:
Show them why you
LOVE
what you are teaching.
Lesson #4:
Now start
EVERY
lesson this way.
GREAT
teachers measure
learning in SECONDS...and
make every second count.
Consider

working with me
in Colorado!!!

Thank You!!!
Enjoy your time with these amazing teachers!!!
How does the average
teacher start class?
How does a
MASTER
teacher start his class?
GREAT
teachers practice
I know I'm
NOT
a
Matt Elfstrom (
AK, 11
)
their students at the door
(they usher them out at
the end of class too!!!)
(and I love it!!!)
CONSTRUCTIVELY
Wade Whitehead
Relationships
#the
raddest
superintendent
EVER
!
Special Welcome from
Tim Lanier, Board President
Alex Carter
Do you want to
know how to be a
GREAT
teacher?
All positions...
But especially
* Secondary Math
* Early primary (K & 1)
* Special Education
Think about words that
you want to
AVOID
saying
to your students on the
first day of school...
acarter@cortez.k12.co.us
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