Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire (Book Circle #2) Presentation By: Gabby Albertson

Organization (First 1/3)

  • Shows an example on how not to handle a student when they are unorganized and suggested ways on how to handle it.
  • Ways Not to Handle Being Unorganized: Yelling at the student, taking a picture of a messy backpack and showing it to parents, and throwing trash in the student's backpack for being messy.
  • Ways to Handle Being Unorganized: Classroom management, trust, being dependable, and a role model.

Kohlberg's Six Levels (First 1/3)

  • Students experience these levels throughout the early years of education.
  • Six levels: I Don't Want to Get in Trouble, I Want a Reward, I Want to Please Somebody, I Follow the Rules, I Am Considerate of Other People, and I Have a Personal Code of Behavior and I Follow It.
  • All ties together with Fear and Trust.

Strategies for Reading and Writing (First 1/3)

  • Sharing a favorite book.
  • Expressing the importance of going to the library through the resources offered.
  • Improving Grammar skills.
  • Balancing time management skills.

Preparing For Standardized Tests

  • How to Study: Effectively.
  • "Creating the conditions of the test" (Esquith 77).
  • Example: Using common sense over flash cards.
  • Consequences: Teaching students to not stress about tests.
  • Making jokes and horror stories about tests can help relieve the pressure of taking a test.
  • A test can be seen as a thermometer.
  • Test-Taking Skills: Multiple Choice Tests.
  • Example: Math- solve all multiple choice answers A, B, C, D.
  • State why an answer is wrong.
  • Grade each other's work to learn from each other's mistakes.

Mastering Social Studies

  • Roam Around the World
  • A website to help teach students about the world map is called worldatlas.com
  • Table Points is a game to teach students where countries are located on a map.
  • Done in small groups and it is done individually.
  • The Extra Mile
  • Films, Audio Books, and Historic Speeches are all ways to further the knowledge for Social Studies.
  • Holding lessons or activities after school would be beneficial.

The Importance of Science

  • Please Touch!
  • Conducting a Science Experiment using Delta Education products.
  • Finding the Money
  • Programs like Science have been disappearing from Elementary schools.
  • I Don't Have Time to Teach Science
  • Science is very expensive but throughout the year the Science lessons can grow.
  • Failure Is Good!
  • Let the students figure out their own mistakes.
  • Lab Rats
  • High Schoolers tend to not care about science.
  • Spencer Reams a High School Science Teacher made his Science lab extraordinary.

Incorporating The Arts into Learning

  • Caution: Let Them Play
  • Children have potential and many talents that adults seem to forget and not realize.
  • Example: Rafe Esquith's student Joann performed in Candide.
  • Five Can't-Miss Art Projects
  • Art Projects used to learn about the importance of art.
  • Example 1: Matisse Cutouts, in place of painting.
  • Example 2: Halloween Masks, teaches children to be gentle.
  • Example 3: David Hockney, self-portraits.
  • Example 4: Mondrian Magic, experimenting with primary colors.
  • Example 5: Beautiful String Art, creating art through string art.

Learning From Sports

  • Playing Correctly
  • Room 56 Goals for Physical Education: daily exercise, proper fundamentals, outstanding sportsmanship, value of teamwork, and apply what they learn to other experiences.
  • Baseball: The Most Sacred Game Ever Invented
  • Playing sports teach individuals respect.
  • Example: Baseball
  • The Ultimate Record Keeping: World Series Night
  • A good way to learn mathematical skills is by watching sporting events and keeping score.

Jobs for the classroom

  • Values of Money
  • Keeping track of all banking statements.
  • Paying rent for their desks.
  • Holding class auctions.

Work Cited

  • Esquith, R. (2007).¬†Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire The Methods and Madness Inside¬†Room 56.¬†United States: Penguin Group.
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