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Unpacking the Standards. The presentations below are intended as a resource to support those working across the education sector to become familiar with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

Unpacking the Standards

Each PowerPoint includes notes for the presenter. New Unpacking and implementing the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (90 mins required) This presentation focuses on both unpacking the Standards and exploring AITSL tools and resources to support implementation of the Standards. There are two activities requiring preparation and the materials for these activities are also listed below. Unpacking and implementing the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (ppt 4550kb) Activity 1 Standards jigsaw instructions (pdf, 110kb) Activity 1 Standards jigsaw baseboard (pdf, 33kb) Activity 1 Standards jigsaw cards (Color) (pdf, 76.5kb) Activity 1 Standards jigsaw cards (B&W) (pdf, 62.5kb) Activity 2 Exploring AITSL tools and resources (pdf, 65.6kb) Watch the Standards animation (2:13 mins)

The Ten Components. Lesson plan template and guidelines. Relearning the Art of Asking Questions. Proper questioning has become a lost art.

Relearning the Art of Asking Questions

The curious four-year-old asks a lot of questions — incessant streams of “Why?” And “Why not?” Might sound familiar — but as we grow older, our questioning decreases. In a recent poll of more than 200 of our clients, we found that those with children estimated that 70-80% of their kids’ dialogues with others were comprised of questions. But those same clients said that only 15-25% of their own interactions consisted of questions. Think back to your time growing up and in school. Because expectations for decision-making have gone from “get it done soon” to “get it done now” to “it should have been done yesterday,” we tend to jump to conclusions instead of asking more questions.

Aside from not speaking up enough, many professionals don’t think about how different types of questions can lead to different outcomes. Consider these four types of questions — Clarifying, Adjoining, Funneling, and Elevating — each aimed at achieving a different goal: Adult Learning Principles. Courses - Mindworks. Leading Early Educators § Language Diversity & Literacy Development Research Group. Skip to main content.

Leading Early Educators § Language Diversity & Literacy Development Research Group

Leading Early Educators Lead Early Educators for Success is a series of briefs written for leaders dedicated to promoting children’s learning and development through high-quality early education. The series focuses on supporting early educators to cultivate high-quality learning environments by revisiting assumptions that guide current policies and practices, outlining common pitfalls, and presenting actionable strategies for pressing issues. Download all available briefs here Brief 1: A New Era for Early Care and Education Brief 2: Barriers to R2 Learning Environments Brief 3: The R2 Educator Brief 4: Professional Development for R2 Learning Environments Brief 5: Connected Coaching for R2 Learning Environments Brief 6: Using Data for R2 Accountability and Improvement Brief 7: Implementing R2 Structures Brief 8: Implementing R2 Processes Briefs 9 & 10: R2 in Action Course Navigation © 2010 President & Fellows Harvard University.

10+ Getting to Know You Activities for Teens & Adults. Groupthink - The New Yorker. In the late nineteen-forties, Alex Osborn, a partner in the advertising agency B.B.D.O., decided to write a book in which he shared his creative secrets.

Groupthink - The New Yorker

At the time, B.B.D.O. was widely regarded as the most innovative firm on Madison Avenue. Born in 1888, Osborn had spent much of his career in Buffalo, where he started out working in newspapers, and his life at B.B.D.O. began when he teamed up with another young adman he’d met volunteering for the United War Work Campaign. By the forties, he was one of the industry’s grand old men, ready to pass on the lessons he’d learned. His book “Your Creative Power” was published in 1948. An amalgam of pop science and business anecdote, it became a surprise best-seller.

“Your Creative Power” was filled with tricks and strategies, such as always carrying a notebook, to be ready when inspiration struck. The book outlined the essential rules of a successful brainstorming session. The results were telling. Exploratree - Exploratree by FutureLab. Qualities of a Good Trainer.

Adult learning has a much greater chance of success when the trainer or teacher is competent.

Qualities of a Good Trainer

An instructor that strives for excellence will demonstrate each of the following qualities of a good trainer. Exudes Patience A good trainer needs to have incredible patience. Often learners are frustrated when introduced to new concepts and they need the trainer or teacher to re-frame the information in a way that will encourage them to see beyond a block in learning. Explains Concepts Simply Often in an attempt to convey a new concept, poor trainers tend to over complicate with providing a high level of detail. Facilitates Active Learning Lectures provide information to the masses but for true learning to occur, a good trainer facilitates active learning by finding ways for the learner to uncover the key concepts through discovery and practice. Uses Creative Approaches Variety is the spice of life and it also spices up learning.

Demonstrates Acceptance of Different Views.