Professional Reading

10 May

http://alterrabank.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/20min-small.jpg?w=319&h=320

Quality relationships have long been the defining feature of good schools. When we talk about a teacher’s contribution to student learning outcomes, it is understood in the context of the teacher’s ability to relate to each student. This year we have focused in our annual plan on relationships. These quality relationships lead to trust which leads to deeper thinking conversations.

Have you ever wondered how long it takes to change a student’s life – to move them from being disengaged to challenged? It’s an idea Canadian Professor Ben Levin examines in his 2008 article ’20 minutes to change a life?’

Based on studies and discussions, Levin concluded that in many cases a 20-30 minute per day conversation can have a positive impact. Be it with a struggling student over a period of time or a middle manager that needs support.

It’s a concept worth considering when discussing ways to improve school culture

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Mytwosentences

Thoughts and Observations from Edward Roads

TheoPop

Theology, Religion, Education and Other Big Questions in Today's World

Learn To Love Food

Food Fun For Feeding Therapy and Picky Eaters

Enseñar a pensar

Metodologías de innovación educativa

youreffectiveleadership

This WordPress.com site is the cat’s pajamas

NotesFromNina

Meaningful learning and effective teaching with a Finnish twist

where the mountain meets the surf, anything is possible

karen spencer

reimagine learning. make a dent.

Education in the Age of Globalization

where the mountain meets the surf, anything is possible

Teaching & E-Learning

Learning in Today's World

A View from the Middle

where the mountain meets the surf, anything is possible

Powerful Learning: It's a Digital Thing

where the mountain meets the surf, anything is possible

Search Msdn

where the mountain meets the surf, anything is possible

where the mountain meets the surf, anything is possible

Artichoke

where the mountain meets the surf, anything is possible

Mike's Blog

where the mountain meets the surf, anything is possible

Back2skool

Technology lessons from the classroom...

Welcome to the Frontpage

where the mountain meets the surf, anything is possible

Mark's Learning Log

Director of Learning Inquiries Pty Ltd (an experienced educator from Principal to Coach)

Mal Lee

where the mountain meets the surf, anything is possible

%d bloggers like this: