I look forward to getting to know you better! Reviewing their notes and adding any new insights or connections Summarizing their learning in the last segment of the lecture Pairing up to compare or contrast notes perceptions and connections. The best way to prepare students for all three of these, Schmoker argues, is to refocus on literacy in every single class.
In a majority of schools, we do not yet have such curricula, even though this may have more impact on learning than any other factor. Schmoker says to focus on authentic literacy, so in my class we are writing more often, and more than just essays.
Only after multiple requests did I finally receive an answer: At this point, simple is NOT a trending concept in education. Direct teams of teachers to create and help each other implement common curriculum for every course Direct teachers to ensure sound, ever-improving instruction and lessons.
Page 28 Content undergirds critical thinking, analysis, and brought her informational literacy skills. Nothing rivals these three considerations. These educators, and their districts, had invested enormous amounts of time, treasure, and hope in this pedagogical approach.
Follow the task, text, talk framework: And they understand that throughout the year, we will work through our struggles together. In these ways, Differentiated Instruction, or DI, corrupted both curriculum and effective instruction.
Literally hundreds of studies confirm this. Build the bulk of instruction on some textbook reading with a lot of supplemental and primary source reading, along with articles on current events. But I think there is a place for simplicity and tradition in education, and Mike Schmoker agrees.
And it dumbed down instruction: The real power of this simple, multipurpose template is in its being done regularly and frequently. So, as you make your own decisions about what to teach and how to teach it, keep simplicity in mind.
Page 75 We will never educate all students until we appreciate the value of time and stop preventing them from engaging in immense amounts of reading, discussion, and writing. Math Reduce the overall number of standards and teach them with more depth and meaning.
Currently, the drive is for college and career readiness, and the argument here is that we are also preparing kids to be citizens. Third, we need to honor, beyond lip service, the nearly half-century-old model for good lessons that all of us know, but so few consistently implement except, notably, when being formally evaluated.
In the first two days of school my kids read a poem, wrote both days, and discussed in small groups and as a whole class. Page There should be four or five of the following cycles in any class period. Social Studies Reading and writing must be at the core: The underperformance of schools can be directly attributed to a failure to implement three simple well-known elements: They will never become informed citizens, and that is a scary future.
Page 15 Priorities are fragile and high maintenance. Rather than our daily warm-ups and the handful of essays we usually attempt throughout the year, instead we are writing almost every day. Students should be involved in discussions at least three times per week, with established criteria to guide them; write at least one formal essay per month or a minimum number agreed up on by PLCs ; and give one or two presentations per semester based on their formal writing.Reading, Writing, and Thinking for All.
Article reading, writing, or discussing the issues they encounter in their readings. Mike Schmoker ([email protected]) is an author, speaker. Reading, Writing, and Thinking for All.
Mike Schmoker. Critical thinking, cultural awareness, impassioned writing. These skills aren't just for the college bound. Harvard president Derek Bok recently appeared on National Public Radio emphatically endorsing the value of a basic liberal arts education.
Bok extolled such an education not only for. Focus: Mike Schmoker. Authentic literacy – purposeful reading, writing, and discussion as the primary modes of learning both content and skills (Page 26) The most simple obvious tasks that prepare students for college, careers and citizenship: meaningful reading, writing, speaking, and thinking.
(Page 28). When Pedagogic Fads Trump Priorities. discussing, arguing, and writing about what they read every day in multiple courses. We can do this: Consider that students spend about 1, hours per year in school.
We could make breathtaking strides toward ensuring a high quality of education for all. Mike Schmoker is an author, speaker, and. Transcript of Focus by Mike Schmoker. Mike Schmoker Focus What We Teach 1) Adequate Content 2) Actual Skills 3) Authentic Literacy How we Teach Intellectual/Thinking Skills Purposeful reading, writing, and discussion as the primary modes of learning both content and thinking skills chapter 2 chapter 3.
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