Friday, July 27, 2012

Anticipating The Art and Science of Teaching

We will spend some time introducing The Art and Science of Teaching on August 10th.  However, I wanted to post so that you might anticipate before 8/10 (and review after) the planning model and the design questions we will spend the year studying.
Essentially, the ten design questions (DQs) that we will be studying this year can be organized into three interdependent lesson segments:
  • Routine Segments
  • Content Specific Segments
  • Segments Enacted on the Spot
Routing Segments include those aspects of our teaching practice that we do routinely (that is for every lesson, every day).  They include:
  • Learning Goals and Feedback (DQ 1) and
  • Rules and Procedures (DQ 6).
We will review these on 8/10.
Content Specific Segments include those aspects of our teaching practice that we implement to help students learn the skills (procedural knowledge) and content (declarative knowledge) included in our curricula. They include:
  • Interacting with New Knowledge (DQ 2),
  • Practicing and Deepening (DQ 3), and
  • Generating/Testing Hypothesis (DQ 4).
We will review these in October, November, and January.
To help connect last year's and this year's learning, you can think of
  • Interacting with New Knowledge as acquisition,
  • Practicing and Deepening as making meaning, and
  • Generating/Testing Hypothesis as transfer.
Click here to refer back to last year's post about this. Consider also that I asked that you code your learning plan activities last year as A, acquire new or basic knowledge or skills, M, make meaning or gain a better understanding, or T, practice transfering knowledge, skills, and understandings to new situations.
Segments Enacted on the Spot include those aspects of our teaching practice that have the most variables and over which we have more influence than control.  They include:
  • Student Engagement (DQ 5),
  • Adherence to Rules and Procedures (DQ 7),
  • Teacher-Student Relationships (DQ 8), and
  • High Expectations (DQ 9).
We will reivew these in September, February, March, and April.
Design Question 10, organizing lessons into cohesive units, we will consider in May.  Last year, we spent a lot of time planning backwards from this.  Marzano does not put DQ 10 in any design segment above.

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