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  • PO Box 2640 Toowoomba Queensland Australia 4350 Tel: 61-7-4638 8326 Fax: 61-7-4638 8366 www.itcpublications.com.au ITC Publications Pty Ltd

    Explicit Instruction -

    Engaging Teachers

    at Staff Meetings.

    November. 2013

    Presented by Eric Frangenheim

    Its the

    VERB!!!

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    Major Goal

    for the

    session

    RAS Alert. Inside cover

    Engaging Staff Meetings

    To avoid this!

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    Your Context. Meetings

    Thinking Skills Framework

    6-8 thinking skills/tools

    Reflection on these tools

    Transfer of these tools to your context

    RAS Alert for Engaging

    Teachers at Staff Meetins

  • TYPES OF STAFF MEETINGS

    1. INDIVIDUAL

    2. SMALL GROUP

    3. WHOLE STAFF

    Eric Frangenheim

    PROF REVIEW

    INTERVIEW-POSITION

    COURAGEOUS

    CONVERSATIONS

    PASTORAL CARE HOH

    CURRICULUM HOD

    MANAGEMENT-SLT

    ADMINISTRATION

    INFO DISSEMINATION

    INITIATIVE-CONSENSUS

    IMPROVEMENT-

    OWNERSHIP

  • Eric Frangenheim

    Get involved!!! (p 3)

    List the impediments or barriers to

    Innovative thinking

    engagement

    discussion,

    questioning,

    involvement at staff meetings

    How? Noisy Round Robin

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  • Eric Frangenheim

  • Eric Frangenheim

  • Reflecting on our staff

    meetings Inside front cover.

    Please complete these four questions

    No feedback required

    Sharing OK

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  • Activity 1.

    Who is more crucial here? P2.

    How? Think:Pair:Share

  • Prin

    ciple

    s - Thin

    king

    C

    lassroo

    m Who is more

    crucial here?

    1. Think:-3 reasons

    2. Pair:

    3. Share:

    A B

  • Explicit

    instructions Think:Pair:Share

    or ?

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    Explicit thinking

    intentions and

    explicit thinking

    instructions

  • Maps

    Moral/spiritual/ethical

    Values

    Family/relationships

    Financial

    Career

  • Excuse me teacher. Why are

    we learning this?

    Common language for

    road users?

    Mr Majolas Question

  • Acting like an internet

    database to recall facts,

    information and data. LIST

    DEFINE MATCH

    Acting like an expert, showing

    understanding of words, concepts,

    cause and effect and reasons for!

    EXPLAIN CLASSIFY

    INTERPRET COMPREHEND

    Acting to apply new skills, rules and

    concepts to related and new

    situations.

    SOLVE PLOT CALCULATE PRACTICE

    Fo

    un

    da

    tion

    Th

    ink

    ing

  • Acting like a magnifying glass to closely

    examine and identify the component

    parts of an issue, situation or object.

    INVESTIGATE DEBATE DISCUSS

    IDENTIFY

    Acting like the scales of justice to

    weigh up

    the evidence to make and justify a

    decision.

    DETERMINE / DECIDE JUSTIFY JUDGE

    Acting like an inventor, experiencing

    light bulb moments to generate new

    products, ideas or ways of doing

    things.

    DEVELOP CREATE INVENT MODIFY

    PROPOSE

    Hig

    he

    r ord

    er th

    ink

    ing

  • Its the VERB!!!

  • Ownership leads to Motivation

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    APPLY

    acting like a

    How To

    Manual

    applying

    previously

    learnt data in

    similar or novel

    situations

    applying, calculating,

    classifying, compiling,

    completing,

    constructing,

    demonstrating,

    dramatising,

    employing, illustrating,

    inferring, operating,

    practising, showing,

    solving, using, writing

    Applying previously learned knowledge, construct

    Using your knowledge of, formulate 6 questions

    Write a letter to the editor pointing out

    Classify the followinginto their correct

    Write a news report

    Construct a flow chart for

    Interview a group of peopleto identify

    Silent Card Shuffle

    POE

    Role Plays

    UNDERSTAND

    acting like a

    Dictionary

    understanding

    words,

    concepts,

    cause-effect

    and reasons

    for

    classifying,

    comprehending,

    describing, discussing,

    explaining, interpreting,

    outlining, paraphrasing,

    recognising, restating,

    translating

    Explain howhas impacted on

    Describe in clear logical steps

    Paraphrase in your own words

    Give reasons for

    Using words, pictures and icons, restate what you

    know about

    Use the metaphor ofto help you understand

    Research songs to help you understand

    State three things you know about

    Concept Maps

    CauseEffect Maps

    Double-Bubble Maps

    PCQ

    Silent Card Shuffle

    Jigsaw

    Y-Chart

    REMEMBER

    acting like an

    Encyclopaedia

    where one finds

    information,

    facts, data

    defining, describing

    (facts), finding,

    labelling, listing,

    locating, matching,

    memorising, naming,

    quoting, recognising,

    repeating, reproducing,

    retelling, stating, telling

    Describe what happened at

    List all the

    Name all the

    What is (facts/definition etc)?

    List the attributes of

    Write 10 facts about

    Make an A-Z list of

    Recall

    Mnemonics

    Rhymes/Music

    Acronyms

    KWHL

    Silent Card Shuffle

    Pairs & RAS Alert

  • Ownership leads to Motivation

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    CREATE

    acting like

    Thomas

    Edison,

    always

    improving,

    designing,

    planning

    creating, devising,

    embellishing,

    extrapolating,

    forecasting,

    formulating

    generalising,

    generating,

    hypothesising,

    improving, inventing,

    modifying, planning,

    predicting, proposing,

    synthesising,

    Design an improvedfor

    Formulate a set of criteria to judge

    Compose a song, jingle or rap to

    Modifyin order to create a fairer

    Develop an argument to persuade people

    Generate key questions for

    Create a role play/experiment to

    Devise a new code for

    1:4:P:C:R

    Y-Chart

    MAS

    Round Robin/Hot Potato

    Image Associated Ideas

    Word Association

    EVALUATE

    acting like

    a Judge,

    based

    on the

    evidence

    arguing, assessing,

    concluding, deciding,

    critiquing, debating,

    determining, grading,

    judging, justifying,

    prioritising, ranking,

    recommending,

    selecting, verifying

    Which of the twowould be better for

    Choose and justify a theme song for

    Justify the decision of

    Determine which is the more effective

    Evaluate the effectiveness of

    Select which is the best optionor

    Rank the following fromto most

    Debate the issue

    Decision-Making Matrix

    Human Continuum

    Round Robin/Hot Potato

    Judge Jury

    PCQ

    Elimination Draw

    Y-Chart

    ANALYSE acting like a

    Sorting Tray,

    examining and

    breaking up an

    issue into its

    component

    parts

    analysing, arguing,

    categorising,

    comparing,

    contrasting, critiquing,

    debating, deducing,

    differentiating,

    discussing,

    distinguishing,

    examining, explaining,

    identifying, inferring,

    investigating,

    separating

    From at least 4 peoples viewpoint, analyse

    Discuss the similarities and differences between

    Compare and contrast

    Investigate all the factors that could influencein

    Summarise the reasons for

    Deduce how the parts interact in

    Conduct research on the issue of in order to gain

    a deeper understanding of

    List the pros and cons of

    Decision-Making Matrix

    Round Robin/Hot Potato

    Judge Jury

    KWHL

    PCQ

    Icon Prompt

    Double-Bubble Maps

    T-Chart

    Y-Chart

    Jigsaw

  • Which picture am I asking my

    students to act like?

    The WHY

    Cognitive

    outcome

  • Four Choices for a Unit. P 2

    Choice 1. Largely information and

    skills based

    Choice 2. Largely aimed at in-depth

    research/investigation/explanation

    Choice 3. Largely at judging material

    investigated

    Choice 4. Generating

    alternatives. Improvements,

    new ideas

    Unit: Our Community

  • Four Choices for a Unit

    Choice 1. Largely

    information and skills

    based

    Choice 2. Largely

    aimed at in-depth

    research/investigation/

    explanation

    Choice 3. Largely at

    judging material

    investigated

    Choice 4. Generating

    alternatives.

    Improvements, new

    ideas

    Unit: Our Community

    Show the basic history,

    commerce and facts about

    our community/society and

    how it works

    What is our community

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