Becoming a Skillful Teacher Stephen Brookfield John Ireland

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Becoming a Skillful Teacher Stephen Brookfield John Ireland Endowed Chair University of St. Thomas

Becoming a Skillful Teacher Stephen Brookfield John Ireland Endowed Chair University of St. Thomas www. stephenbrookfield. com

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Home Page – STEAL!!! • www. stephenbrookfield. com • • Good pedagogy is informed

Home Page – STEAL!!! • www. stephenbrookfield. com • • Good pedagogy is informed burglary It’s not stealing because I give you permission! Click on links : Resources Click on link for Critical Incident Questionnaire • Listen to The 99 ers while you steal (www. the 99 ersband. com)

Who I Am As A Teacher • Framed by who I was/is as a

Who I Am As A Teacher • Framed by who I was/is as a learner …. • An average student – in the B stream • A failure at exams – failed my university entrance exams, in bottom half of my graduating class, failed my Master’s exam • Ph. D. - thrived when given control • My dissertation supervisor gave me bad news in a way that didn’t seem an arbitrary exercise of power • HENCE – always broadened assessment formats • HENCE - I have explored building trust

How My Learning Shapes My Practice • I’ve always been interested in broadening assessment

How My Learning Shapes My Practice • I’ve always been interested in broadening assessment formats & allowing students to show me how & what they’re learning • I always want to move to having students take control a. s. a. p. When is this appropriate? • I’ve always felt teaching is relational – especially when learning involves risk (critical thinking). How do we build trust with students? • I’ve become increasingly interested in what constitutes an ethical use of teacher power

Core Assumptions • Good Practice = Whatever Helps Students Learn • Best Teaching is

Core Assumptions • Good Practice = Whatever Helps Students Learn • Best Teaching is Critically Reflective • Most Important Pedagogic Knowledge - How Students Experience Learning • Context Changes Everything

Assumption Good Practice is Whatever Helps Students Learn …. Sometimes Counter- Intuitive • Leaving

Assumption Good Practice is Whatever Helps Students Learn …. Sometimes Counter- Intuitive • Leaving the room • You don’t have to speak • Social media live in class

Assumption • Best Teaching is Critically Reflective Examining assumptions we make about how best

Assumption • Best Teaching is Critically Reflective Examining assumptions we make about how best to foster student learning … • Visiting small groups • Self-deprecation builds confidence • I am a ‘Good White Person’

Assumption Most Important Pedagogic Knowledge - How Students Experience Learning • Critical Incident Questionnaire

Assumption Most Important Pedagogic Knowledge - How Students Experience Learning • Critical Incident Questionnaire • Backchannelchat. com

Critical Incident Questionnaire • Most Engaged Moment • Most Distanced Moment • Most Helpful

Critical Incident Questionnaire • Most Engaged Moment • Most Distanced Moment • Most Helpful Action • Most Puzzling Action • What Surprised You Most

How It’s Administered • Last 5 minutes of last class • Anonymous • Report

How It’s Administered • Last 5 minutes of last class • Anonymous • Report back main themes at the start of the next class • Respond to comments • Negotiation NOT capitulation

A Re-framed Practice: 1 st Class Speech • Call me Stephen – friendly atmosphere

A Re-framed Practice: 1 st Class Speech • Call me Stephen – friendly atmosphere • I look forward to teaching – I learn so much from my students • My job – help you realize what you know • Questions – encouraged but I don’t know all the answers / gifts for learning • Mistakes – richest moment in learning • Unexpected Event – pool our wisdom

Picture the Scene

Picture the Scene

1 st Class Speech • Call me Svetlana • I love teaching Intro. to

1 st Class Speech • Call me Svetlana • I love teaching Intro. to Rafting 101 – I learn so much from my students • My job – help you realize what you know • Questions on river are welcomed but I don’t know all the answers / gifts for learning • Mistakes – 3 mistakes last time on this stretch • Unexpected Event – form into groups

Resources rd (3. • THE SKILLFUL TEACHER Ed. 2015) • BECOMING A CRITICALLY nd

Resources rd (3. • THE SKILLFUL TEACHER Ed. 2015) • BECOMING A CRITICALLY nd REFLECTIVE TEACHER (2 Ed. 2017) • www. stephenbrookfield. com • www. the 99 ersband. com