Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Gary Prest: What It Takes (closing session keynote) - notes

It is more important to put the student needs fist and empower the student than just manage the situation.

MPLS - lets idenity the students we don't know, put a sticker by the names of students they knew, those students who had no stickers the teachers focused on and made an effort to meet and get to know

There is no way a single teacher by themselves can get a child to achieve their full potential. We need collaboration. People working together achieve a lot more.

Teaching is a public activity. Students learn early how to draw lessons from a teacher's character.

There is very little literature on what motivates teachers.

Teaching is intensly personal.

It is our responsibility to act as tallent scouts with our students and identify their strengths.

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