#31 How to Amplify Your Students’ Voices — Katelynn Giordano (如何幫助學生找回學習自主權)

In this episode, it is all about amplifying your students’ voices.  We are really happy to have Katelynn Giordano joining us and sharing her teaching strategies of years. 

Katelynn Giordano is a Middle Level Language Arts Educator,  a blogger at Curriculum Coffee, a writer for the Teachers on Fire magazine, and a Director of Curriculum & Instruction for the Teach Better Team
She is a dynamic educator who is passionate about student voices, promoting equity, and valuing teachers as professionals.

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  • [01:30]  Not only Katelynn is a 6th grade teacher but also an instructor in Northwestern University Center for Talent Development and working for the Teach Better Team.  Except for being a 6th grade teacher, how did Katelynn decide if she wanted to take on these roles and thus actualize her beliefs in education ?
  • [03:26] What did Katelynn want to do for a bigger reach in Education at the beginning?
  • [05:05] The reason why Katelynn is passionate about advocating amplifying students’ voices.
  • [07:14] From Katelynn’s personal take, what does it mean by giving your students’ voices.
  • [09:30] How do students behave differently before and after having their own voices out?
  • [12:30] Tips to give students more voices or choices in writing classes.
  • [14:46] How did Katelynn help students to find their own passion for projects?
  • [16:54] How long to do “soul searching”?
  • [17:30] Tools Katelynn used for students’ feedback.
  • [22:38] How did Katelynn know that she addressed the feedback on point?
  • [24:08] When and how did the students do the feedback form?
  • [25:33] Books that influenced the core values or thinking of Katelynn.
  • [28:46] If Katelynn has a superwoman power, what does she want to change the education system of the US?
  • [30:04] Parting thoughts.

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Reflections

  • Can your curriculum help your students to see who they are ? Or is the curriculum written by the people from the homogenous or diverse background?

What can you do tomorrow

  • Start from one writing assignment. Let your students write about their passion projects and see how that trigger their intrinsic motivations.

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#30 融入跨領域與資訊科技的教學設計 — 黃加明老師

這集司南老師將帶您深入淺出:如何融入跨領域與資訊科技於教學中,這次非常榮幸邀請到黃加明老師!

加明老師已於教育界服務二十來年,目前是臺北市政府教育局支援教師,曾任西松高級中學教務主任,老師在教學設計和行政奉獻甚多,曾獲2016全國學校經營與教學創新KDP國際認證獎,教學創新類佳作,也協助推廣臺北酷課雲數位學習平臺等等。老師時時具備他五「心」級教育信念:『愛心』、『耐心』、『善心』、『真心』與『熱心』。

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回顧我們的教學 Reflections

  • 您覺得學生只需具備學科內的能力,就足以面對新世代的挑戰嗎?
  • 您是否融合學科外的能力,例如:說故事或是簡報技巧,於自己的課室中呢?

改變的一小步 What can you do tomorrow

  • 若想要培養學生的表達力,不妨給予自由,讓學生選擇有熱情的主題發揮,這不僅激勵更深層的學習,也往往讓師長有意外的收穫,促使教與學的相互成長。

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#29 Bringing Socratic Seminars Into Your Teaching with Kerry Graham (如何融合蘇格拉底式討論於教學中)

“I just want them to grow in their confidence and I want them to know that being uncomfortable doesn’t mean something impossible. I want them to know the power of their voices and how special their thoughts are. I want them to be good listeners and compassionate with their spoken words” — Kerry Graham

In this episode, it is all about Socratic Seminars. Socratic Seminars is a teaching strategy to guide student-led discussion. This time, we are excited to have Kerry Graham joining us and sharing her experience in this strategy. 

Kerry is not only a teacher but also a writer.  She lives and kayaks in Baltimore, MD, USA, after graduating from Johns Hopkins University School of Education,.  Kerry prioritizes laughter, compassion, and self-expression in her English classroom. She’s grateful for and humbled by her ten years as a public school teacher. 

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  • [01:46] As a writer, the core message or feelings Kerry wants to deliver through her stories.  
  • [03:54] For Kerry, personally, how does she express her love to her students and let them know that she care about them? 
  • [05:35] In the high school Kerry is teaching is very diverse. 50% percent from Baltimore while the other 50 from the globe. Other than Baltimore, what are the countries the students came from?   Do most schools in Baltimore have diverse population? 
  • [07:56] How did Kerry change her teaching approaches for diverse students?
  • [10:18] What is Socratic Seminar?
  • [11:21] Step by step how Kerry used  Socratic Seminar in her own classroom. 
  • [15:50] How does Kerry assign students into groups?
  • [16:40] The seating setup in Socratic Seminar.
  • [18:40] Outer circle student’s tasks when observing inner circle discussion.
  • [19:35] Example of the Socratic Seminar topics and the questions students came up with.
  • [21:13] Is there any boundary for students when crafting their questions?
  • [22:32] How many minutes does each group have for discussion? And how many students are there in a group?
  • [24:43] The ways to help students stay on the track without diverging too much.
  • [26:33] How does Kerry give feedback to her students in Socratic Seminar?
  • [32:06] Kerry’s personal goals for students to learn in Socratic Seminar.
  • [34:01] The most common mistake teacher made in Socratic Seminar and approaches to prevent it from happening.
  • [37:00] 1 to 2 books that influence Kerry ‘s core values or thinking.
  • [39:00] If Kerry has one superwoman power to change the education system in the US, what would it be?
  • [41:26] Parting thoughts

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Reflections

  • What is your teaching goals personally for any student led discussion in your class?

What can you do tomorrow

  • When there is a topic you want your students to discuss in class, try to ask them coming up their own questions before the class. In class discussion, give your students a safe space to speak without intervening too much.

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#27 如何活化漢字,增進特殊孩子識字的能力 – 李雪娥老師 (How to learn Chinese by understanding its meaning behind)

“我們需要了解教學的教材是什麼,它的本質又是什麼,所以教學障的孩子並不是把教材簡化,教學速度放慢,這樣是不能解決問題。” – 李雪娥老師

哈囉司南聽眾們,這集我們將探索如何使用有生命的漢字課程幫助孩子解決讀寫問題這次非常開心能邀請到李雪娥老師,雪娥老師不僅是一位老師,也是學習障礙孩子的家長,老師最為人所知的就是他所推廣的部件意義化識字,除此之外,老師主編的<有生命的漢字>,集結了許多生動的學習教材,幫助縮小孩子與漢字間的距離。

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  • [1:12] 老師專研特教的啟程。老師分享當初如何發現自己小朋友有學習障礙。
  • [4:30] 確定有學習障礙後,老師尋求的援助。
  • [9:56] 老師在2012年時,提出了「形→義→音」的中文學習模式,稱做為「部件意義化識字教學法」,為什麼傳統 形 > 音 > 義的模式不適合?
  • [12:47] 部件意義化識字教學法的實際例子。
  • [14:09] 課堂上,老師使用的輔助工具以呈現漢字的意義。
  • [19:13] 每個文字都有辦法用意義帶出來嗎? 
  • [21:46] 哪個時刻讓老師發現「部件意義化識字教學法」是值得推廣。
  • [23:26] 圖畫識字的教學法,但無法套用在老師學障的孩子身上。
  • [25:56] 老師發展「部件意義化識字教學法」的起承轉合。
  • [32:20] 利用小篆為媒介帶出漢字意義的例子。
  • [39:34] 部件意義化識字教學法不僅只適用於學障孩子。
  • [42:45] 如果老師有一個超能力去改變台灣教育,最想改變的是什麼?
  • [50:19] 結語

回顧我們的教學 Reflections

  • 當您孩子時常無法記起某個字時,您會如何教導他們呢?
  • 對於學習有困難的孩子,您的教導策略是什麼呢?

改變的一小步 What can you do tomorrow

  • 從醫學或科學角度了解學習狀況較特殊的學生或孩子,進而之,您或許能發現適合他們的方式而非簡化教材。
  • 對於孩子無法了解的漢字,嘗試拆解部件且教導其意義。(不知如何踏出第一步? 歡迎參考雪娥老師的臉書,其分享許多解析鷹架。)

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#21 喚醒讀的好奇心與建立寫的思辨力 – 林怡辰老師 (Awaken Kids’ Curiosity in Reading and Develop the Writing Skills)

司南聽眾,您們曾經懊惱無法激起您學生的讀寫興趣嗎?還是您小時候像我一樣很討厭閱讀和寫作文嗎?這集我們將一起探索讀寫教育的滋養。非常開心這次邀請到林怡辰老師與我們分享她多年的經歷。

怡辰老師是彰化縣原斗國民小學的高年級導師兼教務組長和國語日報講師。老師已是許多教師培訓的資深講師,生動有趣地分享她的讀寫實務教學。大家最熟知老師的作品就是他去年出版的暢銷書從讀到寫,林怡辰的閱讀教育:用閱讀、寫作, 讓無動力孩子愛上學習

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回顧我們的教學 Reflections

  • 您如何引導高年級的學生閱讀較艱深的文章或是書籍呢?
  • 在日常教學中,您如何依學生程度,給予不同的課題?

改變的一小步 What can you do tomorrow

  • 利用早晨的十分鐘,一起和您學生或孩子閱讀各自喜愛的書籍。
  • 舉辦一場小辯論會,藉由貼近學生日常的主題,增進口語與思辯能力。

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#18 Nurture Young Readers by the Philadelphia Method with Elisa Guerra (Philadelphia 方法培養年幼讀者)

中文讀者歡迎到此頁,閱讀其中文版喔!

This episode is all about cultivating our young readers.  I’m really happy to have Elisa Guerra joining me who is a well-known expert in early childhood development. 

Elisa Guerra is the founder and teacher at Colegio Valle de Filadelfia . It is a school for (PreK -9th), helping students achieve their fullest potential. Her school model has been replicated in 11 campuses and 5 Latin American countries. She was one of the  TOP50 finalists for the GLOBAL TEACHER PRIZE  in both 2015 and 2016. This award has been called the “Nobel Prize” for Teaching.

Elisa has authored many great books for teaching. For example,   “Learning to read at 3: Doman Method applied in the Preschool Classroom” . This book has been, consistently, first placed in sales in Amazon Mexico.  The most recent book of hers is Hope where are you? is the story of six children around the world who are experiencing school closures because of the pandemic. The book is free and has more than 30 languages.

Connect with Elisa Guerra:
Facebook Twitter Website | Instagram

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Reflections

  • How do you teach your students to read? Do you use phonetic method? How do you connect meaning with words?
  • How many students of yours love reading?

What can you do tomorrow

  • Create your word cards for your students.
    • No pictures on the cards.
    • Present the pictures or the physical things to your kids to connect the meaning with words in other section.
    • Show the flash cards 3 times a day in short duration.

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#5 Barbie Magoffin: Cross-Curricula Teaching and How to Understand your Students Better

Barbie Magoffin is an English teacher in San Diego High School of Business and Leadership and a co-director in San Diego High Bridges Across Borders.

When Barbie just got out of school, she worked on marketing for few years but it didn’t feel right for her.   So she decided to try teaching given her innate love for kids.    After some observation hours on campus, she immediately knew it is the home for her.    Today in our conversation, we are gonna talk about how teachers can  do to understand their kids more and what cross curricula teaching looks like. 

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Show Notes

  • [01:22] What is your core value or competency that you want to nurture in your students through literature?
  • [02:41] When looking into your experience, one thing really stood out for me is how much you care about students wellbeing. You taught kids yoga and you’re certified in mental health first aid. Is there any tools you use for social emotional learning ?
  • [07:56] Could you tell us what is cross curricula teaching and with some examples would be great?
  • [14:03] If a group of teacher wants to try out cross curricular. And do you have any tips that you can offer so that they can collaborate with each other without too many conflicts? Because like different subject teachers working together, I believe they all have their own perspective
  • [18:05]. When you were a baby teacher or what is the worst advice you were given
  • [20:27]. Parting thoughts.

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#4 Ms. Plante – Teach Humanity with Thematic Instructions and Creative Student Book Report

Nicole Plante had been a middle school (English + Social Studies) teacher for almost 8 years though now she pivoted her career as an amazing designer.

Her first stop as a teacher is in New York City Department of Education. She Instructed suspended students or at-risk youth from diverse schools and socio-economic backgrounds. This unique experience laid out the foundation for building humanity and resilience in her teachings.

After NYC, Nicole moved to bay area and taught in Corpus Christi school which is hugely different from her pervious one. It is a Catholic school that nurtures students not only academic but also spiritual growth.

To learn more about Nicole, please visit: http://nicolemplante.com/

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Show Notes

01:28 : What are the responsibilities as a homeroom teacher in Corpus Christi
04:52 : How to prepare subjects that are out of our expertise
06:29 : How do you usually structure your course throughout a semester
08:52 : Examples of using thematic instructions
12:17 : Other interesting and useful teaching methods.
17:05 : Advice for teacher who wants to be a teacher in the US


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