“Principals for the 21st Century-----Are We Ready ”

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					If Its’ Not Broken –
     Break It”

 Effective Schools Workshop
      J. Joseph Whelan
   International Consultant
“All children can
 learn to their
   potential”
  Lip Service or a
       Belief?
       Important Assumptions
   “All Children can Learn
   TO THEIR POTENTIAL”
               NOW

50% Urban School Children Drop Out
    ? ? ? ? ? QUESTION ? ? ? ? ?

    “Why Do YOU Give D’S, F’S to
   Students If They All Can Learn?
All children can
      learn
but not in the
   same way
     or the
   same day!
         Effective
             vs
 Ineffective Teacher?????




What would be a description?
   Ability to Accurately
Describe your own Classroom




   WE NEED TO HEAR
   STUDENT VOICES
    Description

 Teaching Objective
   On Grade Level
     Taxonomy
 Text and Materials
Bloom’s Taxonomy
   Knowledge
 Comprehension
   Application
    Analysis
   Synthesis
   Evaluation
8 Critical Qualities of Student
             Work
             Product   Focus
     Clear and Compelling Standards
Protection from Adverse Consequences for
              Initial Failures
  Affirmation of the Significance of the
               Performance
                Affiliation
           Novelty and Variety
                  Choice
               Authenticity
          Description

      Instructional Strategies
        Learner Engagement
 Survey of the Learning Environment
    Survey of the Learning Environment

 Walls reflect what is being taught
  that day
 Walls reflect Bloom’s
 Walls reflect power standard and
  objectives for that day
 Rubrics posted
 Student work displayed with teacher
  feedback
 If we believe all kids can learn…...
             3 Questions
1. What is it we expect them to learn?

2. How will we know when they have learned it?

3. How will we respond when they don’t learn it?
4. How will we respond when they already know it?
 Baby of
the Family
        4 Schools of Thought
 All students can learn based on innate ability.

CHARLES DARWIN SCHOOL
•Sort and select by grouping
•Identify the winners
•Remove students from class who do not have
 the skills
•Bell-shaped curve
The Normal Curve


Losers             Winners


         Average
      4 Schools of Thought
All children can learn if they take advantage of
                 the opportunity.

       The MULLIGAN SCHOOL
•Our job is to teach, your job is to learn it
•We teach and we wash our hands of
 the responsibility
•Learned vs. Learner
Whistle




          MEOW
     4 Schools of Thought
All students can learn something, and we will create
             a warm environment for all.

THE CLEVELAND BROWNS SCHOOL
•Low expectations
•182 school days- we hope growth occurs some days
         4 Schools of Thought
All students can learn and we will do whatever it takes
to be sure they reach the agreed upon standards.
 J. JOSEPH WHELAN SCHOOL
•No excuses
•Reteaching in a different way
•Frequent monitoring of student progress
•Learning based on standards
•School is designed for learning not teaching
•J-curve
     The J Curve
100% Mastery




   Time
All 4 schools exist in the same hallway.
Room 21 - “Some of my kids belong in special education
classes.”

Room 22 - “I taught it - they just didn’t learn it.”

Room 23 - “I think they are learning something.”

Room 24 - “No excuses - all students will learn.”
 Good – Better – Great
Never let it rest until the good gets better
        and the better gets great!
  Good is
the ENEMY
  of Great
Myth Vs. Truth

    Past Public
     Schools Taught
     More Effectively
     & Children
     Learned More
     Thoroughly.
Schools are not as
good as they used
 to be, of course
 they never were.
             Will Rogers
         1987: College Freshman are
                    Born!

   Liberace, Jackie Gleason and Lee Marvin
    have always been dead
   Voice mail has always been available
   Bill Gates as always been worth at least a
    billion dollars
   The Starship Enterprise has always looked
    dated!
   Snowboarding has always been a popular
    winter pastime.
   They never saw the shuttle Challenger fly.
   “Whatever” is not part of a question
          5 Living Generations in
                  America
   Each is unique

   Each sculpted by national events

   Trends of its childhood each
    affected the American family
Greatest Generation
    1921-1930


       Examples:
        John Kennedy
        Ronald Reagan
        Lyndon Johnson
        John Wayne
        World War II
  Greatest Generation



    Great Depression
     World War II
 Hard working and frugal
       Brand loyal
Silent Generation
    1931-1945

      Examples:
      Colin Powell
      John McCain
      Elvis Presley
      Martin Luther King
      Woody Allen
      Gloria Steinem
        Silent Generation
Didn’t want to change they system,
  wanted to make it better (“helper
                 role”)
 Encountered cultural revolution in
                mid-life
       Eisenhower generation
   Ozzie and Harriett Generation
    Man in the Grey Flannel Suit
         Did not make waves
Baby Boom Generation
     1946-1966

        Examples:
         Bill & Hillary
          Clinton
         George W. Bush
         Steven Spielberg
         Jim Morrison
         Bill Bennett
         J. Joseph Whelan
      Baby Boom Generation

                  TV
         Women’s Movement
     Lived through Vietnam War
        Assassination of JFK
     Assassination of Malcolm X
         Religion – Vatican II
 Parents divorced in record numbers
   Moms went off to work – kids to
                 daycare
Generation X
 1967-1982

   Examples:
    Kurt Cobain
    Tiger Woods
    Chris Rock
    Salma Hayek
            Generation X

    The “disconnected” generation
       Institutions failed them
          Divorce rates soar
      Computers, but no internet
          Latch-key children
          Grunge to Hip Hop
    “Slackers” labeled by boomers
 Dads not home to teach home repair
  Millenials
1982 - present

    Examples
     Jessica Lynch
     Sarah Hughes
     Michelle Wie
     Charlotte Church
     Kaitlyn & Megan
      Whelan
                 Millenials

             Generation 9/11
   Community Services/civic engagement
           Helicopter parents
         Desire to be with Family
          Katrina/Social justice
        Long Term War on Terror
Grandpa Joe’s
 Brag Book
KAITLYN and MEGAN WHELAN
 Kaitlyn and Megan Whelan
where will their learning be in
            2015?
What kind of workers will
 Kaitlyn and Megan be?
   BLUE COLLAR: Factory Workers




         WHITE COLLAR:
          Accountants

   GOLD COLLAR: Computer
    engineers and computer
    technicians
    Truth
   Until WWII the
    Average American
    Did Not Graduate
    From High School.
   Drop-Out Is a New
    Term -- Most Kids
    Hadn’t Dropped in
    Until the 1950’s.
   “Why Johnny Can’t
    Read” Was
    Published Over 50
    Years Ago.
        Teachers
   21st Century -
    Teachers Still
    Telling --------------
   Students Still
    Assume That
    Remembering
    What They Have
    Been Told Is the
    Key to Success.
      Parents
   Parent Questions:

   1970s, 80s, 90s “Why
    Aren’t Schools More
    Like They Were in My
    Youth?”

   21st Century “Why
    Aren’t the Schools
    More Different?”
If You Can’t

Be on Time

  Be Early
   --B.J. Guilfoyle
What is the
 Toughest
 Grade to
 Earn???
A B C D F?
   Eye have a spelling chequer
     It cam with my pea sea
It plainly marques for my revue
  Miss stakes eye kin knot see.

Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased two no
 Its letter perfect awl the weigh
   My chequer tolled me sew.
    VIPER EFFECT
  NO PUT DOWNS!
 NO THROW AWAY
      SARCASM!
     NO RHETORICAL
         QUESTIONS!
To Joe Whelan,
     Your “Viper Effect” when pronounced
by a student/teacher becomes “Wiper
Effect,” which is exactly what
                 Put downs
                 Sarcasm
                   and
          Rhetorical Questions


     do to others, Wipes them Out!
Burning out
a Student’s
Candle does
 not make
    the
 Teacher’s
   burn
 Brighter!
    10.
    Mississippi          3. Richard Nixon’s first
                         Vice President
9. DeChamplain    TEST
founded                  4. 2nd President
                    13. George
                    Washington
                    took Office




                                  15. State due North
20. Current Chief        TEST     of Alabama
Justice
   What is the lowest point in the
               world?

The lowest point on earth is at the
 Dead Sea, on the border of Jordan
 and Israel. The Dead Sea lies at
 1,312 feet (400 meters) below sea
 level.
What is the lowest point in the
        sea on earth?

The lowest point in the sea is the
 Pacific Ocean’s Marianas Trench. It’s
 near Guam and is 35,840 feet (10,924
 m) deep.
How High Is Mount Everest?
 How High Is Mount Fuji?




              Mt. Everest
  Mt. Fuji
1 + 1 + 1 + 4 = Long Term Memory

                 1 Day later Review

                         +

  1 Week later write in plan book to review again

         (ALWAYS REVIEW DIFFERENTLY)

                         +

  1 Month later write in plan book to review again

                         +

  4 Months later write in plan book to review again



Increased Achievement/Proficiency Scores
 1+1+1+4=Long Term Memory
     Mammal’s – 4 Traits
1 day later – state in your own words the traits of a mammal
(review)
+
1 week later – make a distinction between the traits of a
   mammal and
(review)        that of a reptile
+
1 month later – choose the animal pictures that have all 4 traits
   of a
(review)         mammal and justify your answer
+
4 months later – defend your position that a whale is a mammal
(review)
    ASK YOURSELF:

?                       ?
  It’s 2015 - What Skills
     Do Your Students
      NEED to Develop
       NOW in Order
   To Fully Participate
    In & Make Positive
      Contributions To
Society in the 21st Century   ?
      RESTRUCTURING FOR THE
       21ST CENTURY LEARNER
               KNOWLEDGEABLE
          CONTENT - FLUENCY & AUTHORITY
       STRONG SENSE OF WHAT THEY BELIEVE AND WHY

                    CARING
           COMMUNICATION WITH OTHERS
VIEW THEMSELVES AND THE WORLD THROUGH THE EYES OF
                     OTHERS

               SELF-DETERMINED
  HIGHLY MOTIVATED, FEEL GOOD ABOUT THEMSELVES
          VALUES HARD WORK & PERSEVERE

                   STRATEGIC
        DETECT ERRORS & FALLACIES IN THEIR
          THINKING & THINKING OF OTHERS
       PROBLEM SOLVING & CREATIVE THINKERS
                            Sound moral character

   Good Decision Maker                                Sense of Humor
                                          Self-confidence

                  Desire to learn                           Ability to Communicate
Well rounded/
  Diverse


                             21st Century
 Technology
                               Learners                               Team worker



              Responsible                                 Social skills
                             Good listening skills
  Flexible
                    Self-discipline         Critical thinker/ Problem solver
    Skills Desired by
 Fortune 500 Companies
(In order of importance)
 1. Teamwork
 2. Problem Solving
 3. Interpersonal Skills
 4. Oral Communications
 5. Listening
         QUESTIONS TO ASK 21ST
 ?         CENTURY TEACHERS ?
     ?
•WHAT KIND OF CLASSROOM BEHAVIORS & TECHNIQUES
           WILL NEED TO BE DEVELOPED?


•WHAT WILL DAILY CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES UNDER MY
      SUPERVISION, LOOK LIKE TO PROMOTE
           THESE STUDENT BEHAVIORS?


•WHAT CAPABILITIES DO TEACHERS HAVE TO POSSESS
   IN ORDER TO DESIGN AND CARRY OUT THOSE
           ACTIVITIES AND ACTIONS?
 Great Minds Discuss Ideas


     Median Minds Discuss Events


Small Minds Discuss People