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Differentiated Instruction: Why Relationships STILL Matter in Learning

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Overview

Our focus as administrators since NCLB has been on improving quantitative measures such as API and AYP scores and on implementing solutions that "take emotion out of the equation." This webinar will focus on why qualitative measures such as student enjoyment, affectivity in the classroom, and the quality of teacher-student match-ups are equally as important for student learning. We will also cover what principals and admins should expect from teaching staff during school hours in order to inspire students toward self-directed learning during out-of-school time.

Details

Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: General
Last aired on: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 @ 2:00 PM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Administrator Resources, Differentiated Learning
Tags: Adminstrator Resources, differentiated instruction, DOLadminJune13, inspire students, student learning

Reviews (13)

Full Member
 
Thank you!
Basic Member
 
Very interesting ideas. Teachers really need a great understanding of their students to connect the lessons with their learning and personality traits.
Full Member
+5
 
Great information!
Basic Member
+2
 
Very intersting concepts. Great way to help understand realationship building inside and outside of the classroom.
Full Member
+8
 
I think determining the major learning styles prevalent in the classroom could be very helpful when working toward differentiated instruction. Thanks!
Full Member
+7
 
Thank you for the information.
Basic Member
 
Very interesting. Wanted to know what differentiated learning was all about. Thank you.
Full Member
+7
 
Good information but i would have liked to hear more about relationship building and the importance of emotional quotient.
Full Member
+10
 
Great info
Basic Member
 
Thanks for the message, Seawink! If a class is split in several different ways with no dominant area, this is a great class in which to use groupings by personality type compatibilities. In this way, you can make sure (for instance) that you don't group 3 extraverts with one introvert where the introvert's learning progression is reversed and will get "talked over" or vice versa...or you don't put practice groups together with uneven perceivers/judgers, since your perceivers enjoy more playful learning & your judgers more structured learning.

If one area is very dominant, but you have two to three outliers, it can be helpful just to know that as a teacher so that you can segment those kids into groups with closest matches to their learning preferences or in a group that enables their strengths to shine.

It's also criticalparticularly in a class with just a few outliers, but all students can benefit from thisto help their parents understand how they can more effectively help with homework based on some of these personality type patterns. The parents will not only benefit from it during the year that YOU teach their kids, but the whole family can benefit from this knowledge throughout their kids' educational careers.

If you're interested in learning more about the type of info we provide at Kidzmet, you can try our segmenter tool here (made for mobile but accessible on all web-enabled devices):
* http://breakout.kidzmet.com

An example of the Student Snapshots we encourage member teachers to send to parents can be found here:
* http://www.kidzmet.com/img/screen-captures/studentsnapshot.png

Hope this helps! If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to email me directly, as I just checked this forum by chance. :)

jen.lili@kidzmet.com
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