How Might These Behaviors Affect Attitudes and Perceptions

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Mary MacKillop College




                         Prayer  and Welcome:              Mr. Niall Coburn ‐ College Principal

                         Learning Enrichment :             Mrs. Michelle Fountain – Learning 
                                                           Enrichment Co‐ordinator

                         Pastoral Care Information:  Ms. Kendal Reilly, Mrs. Samantha Gagel, 
                                                           Mrs Kerry  Heath‐ House Co‐ordinators

                         Sports Information:               Mr Wayne Horne ‐Sports Coordinator 


                         Learning at Mary MacKillop College: 
                                                           Mr. Wayne Chapman – Deputy Principal –
                                                           Director of Studies




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                                                                              Personal  
                                                                            Development 
                                                                            Programmes




 Narelle Dobson ‐       Deputy Principal, Students
 Kerry Heath –          Fitzroy House Coordinator

 Samantha Gagel –       McCormack House 
                                                           Commitment 
                                                                 & 
                                                                           Pastoral        Restorative 
                                                                                            Practices
                        Coordinator                        Participation
                                                                            Care
 Kendal Reilly –        Penola House Coordinator

 Aime Culpeper ‐        Counsellor

 Mary Hilton –          Deputy Principal, Mission
                                                                              Uniform
 Michelle Fountain –    Learning Enrichment 
                        Coordinator




A Restorative approach to behaviour
management, provides our young women                 Parents are welcome at all of our 
with opportunities to develop self‐discipline        carnivals
and positive behaviours.
A Restorative approach...                            All students must attend all carnivals 
□ encourages students to appreciate the              participating where possible in races or 
consequences of their actions for others             in support of house spirit
□ enables students to make amends where              A medical certificate is required for non 
their actions have harmed others
□ requires students to be accountable for            attendance on these special occasions 
their actions
□ encourages respect for all concerned 




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It is an expectation that the uniform is 
worn correctly as listed in the diary.
Consequences of incorrect uniform
  Given 1 chance to take responsibility for 
  wearing the correct uniform
  Subsequent breach requires the student to 
  take a letter home notifying you of the 
  situation and for them to spend a lunch time 
  with a House Coordinator
  If issue is ongoing, you are contacted and your 
  daughter is sent home.




It  is an expectation that all students be at 
school be at school by first bell which is           Our aim is to build healthy relationships 
8.20 am.                                             with you and your daughter and we are 
House Group commences at 8.25 am                     pleased to be in contact with you.
Students not present require a note in their 
diary, a text message or phone call from 
their parents
A text message is sent to parents of 
students who are late without explanation
Absentee Hotline is 3266 5733 – just leave a 
message.




 Mrs. Michelle Fountain




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Instrumental Music lessons 
are available on all                                                                Lessons are conducted by 
instruments (woodwind,                                                              talented, highly qualified and 
brass, strings, guitar,                                                             passionate music teachers:
percussion, piano and voice).
                                                                                        Alyson Locke A.Mus.A. ATCL  
Lessons are available for                                                                  Guitar, Percussion, Drums, 
beginners or experienced                                                                   Guitar Band
instrumentalists.                                                                       Ben McPherson A.Mus.A 
                                                                                           Brass
                                                                                        Jennifer Ogle B.Mus 
Students receive one lesson                                                                Voice, Viva La Voce Choir
every week and are scheduled 
                                                                                        Josephine Pollicina A.Mus.A. 
around a revolving timetable 
so that students do not miss                                                               Strings, String Band
the same class each week.                                                               Toby Hibbard A.Mus.A. 
                                                                                           Piano, Keyboard 




 Students develop 
 strong performance 
 skills by performing 
 regularly at school 
 functions and music 
 concerts. 

 All students enrolled 
 in the Instrumental              A sequential, aural‐based classroom music program is offered to 
 Program are provided             students from Year 8 to 12, which is inspired by the philosophies 
 with complimentary               of the Hungarian composer and educator, Zoltan Kodály (1882 –
 enrolment and tuition            1967).
 in a school band or 
 choir.                           This sequential approach to music education improves students’ 
                                  vocal technique, music literacy, coordination, concentration and 
                                  memory, and is used in music classrooms throughout the world.




                                  The Guitar Band is open to all students from Years 8 to 12 with who play electric 
                                  guitar or drums. 
     Viva La Voce is an un‐
     auditioned choir, open to    The band plays rock music and performs in concerts, functions and competitions.
     any student in Years 8 to 
     12 with a passion for 
     singing and performing.      Rehearsals: Tuesday mornings from 7.30am to 8.25am.

     Students in Viva La Voce 
     learn to read music, 
     perform with confidence 
     and sing with correct 
     vocal technique. 

     Rehearsals:  Monday and 
     Thursday mornings from 
     7.30am to 8.25am.




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                                                    The Concert Band is            The String Band is open to all students from Years 8 to 12 who 
                                                    open to all students in        play any string instrument. The band plays music from a wide 
                                                                                   variety of styles and eras, and performs in concerts, functions 
                                                    Year 8 to 12 who play a        and competitions.
                                                    woodwind, brass or 
                                                    percussion instrument. 
                                                                                   Rehearsals: Tuesday mornings 7.30am to 8.25am.
                                                    There are also positions 
                                                    in the band for electric 
                                                    guitar, bass guitar, voice 
                                                    and keyboard. 

                                                    Rehearsals will 
                                                    commence after the 
                                                    2010 College Musical.




Please see Mrs Natalie Otto, Music Coordinator, at the end of the 
presentation for enrolment forms or for any queries about the College’s 
Music Program.




                                                                                  Dimensions of Learning:

                                                                                                          Habits of Mind
                                                                                                       Use Knowledge
                                                                                                    Extend and Refine
                                                                                                        Meaningfully
                                                                                                       Knowledge
                                                                                                              Acquire and
                                                                                                               Integrate
                                                                                                              Knowledge



                                                                                             Attitudes and Perceptions
                                                                                             Positive Attitudes and Perceptions




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                          …is a model/framework that
                          provides a common understanding
                          and language related to learning.
                                                              … is about   thinking
                           …is based on over thirty years     strategies
                           of cognitive and classroom
                           research.

                           …has been proven through
                           research to positively impact on
                           student learning outcomes.




                                                                                 Habits of Mind
                                                                                  Use Knowledge
                                                                                   Meaningfully

                                                                                 Extend and Refine
                                                                                    Knowledge


                                                                                    Acquire and
                                                                                     Integrate
                                                                                    Knowledge


                                                                              Attitudes and Perceptions




Perceptions:
•Are you naturally positive
(5% of people are)

•Are you naturally negative
(5% of people are)

•90% will sway between.

•New brain research
(2007/8) says we can
constantly re-train our
thinking....                                                                    DOL 1 is about being prepared for
                                                                                school with positive attitudes and
(The brain that changes itself, Doidge
2007, Blame it on my Brain, Morgan                                              perceptions
2008)




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                                                                                Attitudes & Perceptions: What can parents do?
           Attitudes & Perceptions                                          I.     About Classroom Climate
                                                                                   The College has many structures in place to
    I.       About Classroom Climate                                                   develop a positive classroom climate.
             •   Feel accepted by teachers and peers
             •   Experience a sense of comfort and order                           •     Our Restorative Justice approaches to
                                                                                        classroom management are aimed at
                                                                                        maintaining student dignity and developing
    II.      About Classroom Tasks                                                      positive attitudes about classroom climate.
             •   Perceive tasks as valuable and interesting
             •   Believe they have the ability and                                 •    The College House System is aimed at positive
                 resources to complete tasks                                            interactions. Parents can assist by supporting
             •   Understand and be clear about tasks                                    college procedures. E.g. checking the diary,
                                                                                        ensuring that students meet uniform
                                                                                        requirements




                                                                                Attitudes & Perceptions: What can parents do?

                                                                            II.    About Classroom Tasks

                                                                            •     Speak positively about school

                                                                            •     Practice positive self-talk with students ‘You can
                                                                                  do it’, “Why not ask your teacher tomorrow?”

                                                                            •     Sit down and have your daughter explain each task
                                                                                  to you. (Make this a routine)




    Attitudes & Perceptions: What can parents do?

II.        About Classroom Tasks

•         Assist with Goal Setting, sub goals, steps to achieve goals and
          rewards along the way. (See the Personal Development
          Booklet)

E.g. Goal: You want a B in Science
     Sub-goal: I want to pass each revision test

Steps:
            1 Do extra revision each week
            2 Do all homework each night
            3 Attend the free tutoring at lunchtime or afterschool
            4 Listen and ask questions each lesson




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              Habits of Mind
               Use Knowledge
                Meaningfully

               Extend and Refine
                  Knowledge
                                              What thinking habits would you like your
                                              daughter to develop by the end of Year 12?
                 Acquire and
                  Integrate
                 Knowledge


           Attitudes and Perceptions




                                               Creative Thinking
Critical Thinking
 Be accurate and seek accuracy                   Persevere
 Be clear and seek clarity
                                                 Push the limits of your knowledge and
 Maintain an open mind
 Restrain impulsivity                            abilities
 Take a position when the situation              Generate, trust and maintain your own
 warrants it
 Respond appropriately to others’ feelings       standards of evaluation
 and level of knowledge                          Generate new ways of viewing situations
                                                 that are outside the boundaries of
                                                 standard conventions




Self-Regulated Thinking
 Monitor your own thinking

 Plan appropriately

 Identify and use necessary resources

 Respond appropriately to feedback

 Evaluate the effectiveness of your actions




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Listening with Empathy and Understanding
Thinking Flexibly                                        Help students understand habits of mind
Metacognition – thinking about thinking
Questioning and Posing Problems                          Help students identify and develop strategies
Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations                related to the habits of mind
Creating Imagining and Innovating
Finding Humour                                           Create a culture in the classroom, school and
Gathering Data Through All Senses
                                                         home that encourages the development and use
Remaining Open to Continuous Learning
Responding with Wonderment and Awe                       of the habits of mind
Taking Responsible Risks
Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision    Provide positive reinforcement to students who
Thinking Interdependently (Costa et al 2009)             exhibit the habits of mind




Use this language at home (a common language
between home and school) i.e use the Habits of
mind in conversations
 “Have you planned appropriately for the next
 4 weeks of school?”
 “You really persevered through completing
 that assignment?”

Use language that encourages deep thinking:
 “I wonder which of these two cereals is more
 nutritious?”
 “How do you think saying that would make
 your sister feel?”




                                                        Homework minimums:
Different from Primary School
Homework usually due the next day or the day              •Year Eight 1 to 1.5 hours minimum
after (not all due at the end of the week)
Some set work / some self‐generated work
                                                          •Year Nine 1.5 to 2 hours minimum
Assignments, class tasks, exam preparation
                                                          •Year Ten 2 to 2.5 hours minimum

                                                          •Years Eleven and Twelve 2.5 to 3 hours minimum




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Students need to ‘own’ their home study



                                              Complete ‘set homework’
                                              Complete Assignments
                                              Summarise and re‐write class notes repeatedly
                                              Access Moodle for handouts and class work  
                                              (http://moodle.ccc.qld.edu.au/moodle/) 
                                              List questions to ask teachers
                                              Persevere, persevere and persevere




                                          Ensure the home study environment is
                                          appropriate:
                                           Fresh air, good lighting

                                           No computers or mobile phones in student bedrooms

                                           Have students commit to a written study/ homework
                                           schedule (Personal Development)

                                           Monitor homework through the diary

                                           Reward good use of habits of mind at home

                                             e.g We will have a Pizza night on Friday night if you do
                                           all your homework (otherwise.... Brussell sprouts???)




                                                     Monday   Tuesday   Wednesd Thursday   Friday   Saturday   Sunday
                                                                          ay
                                           Before
                                           School
                                           Study
                                           Lesson
                                           3:30 –
                                           4:30
                                           4:30 –
                                           5;30
                                           5:30 –
                                           6:00
                                           6:00 –
                                           7:00
                                           7:00 –
                                           8:00
                                           8:00 –
                                           9:00
                                           9:00 –
                                           10:00
                                           10:00 –
                                           11:00
                                           11pm-
                                           12am




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          Monday   Tuesday Wednesd Thursday
                             ay               Friday   Saturday   Sunday              Monday   Tuesday Wednesd Thursday
                                                                                                         ay                  Friday   Saturday   Sunday
Before
                                                                            Before
                                                                                                                  Hwk/      Hwk/
School
                                                                            School
                                                                                                                  Study     Study
Study
Lesson                                                                      Study
                                                                            Lesson
3:30 –
4:30                                                                        3:30 –
                                                       Clean
4:30 –                                                 the
                                                                            4:30                          Hwk/                        Clean
5;30                                                   house                4:30 –                        Study                       the
                                                       for Dad              5;30                                                      house
5:30 –             Dancing                                                                                                            for Dad
6:00                                                                        5:30 –             Dancing
6:00 –             Dancing         Work at                                  6:00                       Hwk/
7:00
                                   Chunky                                   6:00 –             Dancing Study      Work at   Hwk/
                                   Chicken                                  7:00
                                                                                                                  Chunky    Study
7:00 –                                                                                                            Chicken
8:00                                                                        7:00 –
                                                                            8:00      Hwk/     Hwk/
8:00 –
                                                                                      Study    Study
9:00                                                                        8:00 –
                                                                            9:00
9:00 –
10:00                                                                       9:00 –
                                                                            10:00
10:00 –
11:00                                                                       10:00 –
                                                                            11:00
11pm-
12am                                                                        11pm-
                                                                            12am




   Use the Diary!                                                          1 Brisbane City Council Library
   Record all tasks for the term from the                                  Membership
   Assessment Calendar  (will come out next week)
                                                                           2 All students have this
   Plan your execution of these tasks in your diary                        Student Manual which is full
                                                                           of ways for parents to assist
   Persevere ‐ Stick to it!
                                                                           students at home and for
                                                                           guiding independent student
                                                                           study.

                                                                           3 Guide to referencing and bibliographies (library)




                                                                                                       Habits of Mind
                                                                                                         Use Knowledge
                                                                                                          Meaningfully

                                                                                                         Extend and Refine
                                                                                                            Knowledge


                                                                                                           Acquire and
                                                                                                            Integrate
                                                                                                           Knowledge


                                                                                                 Attitudes and Perceptions




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                      Descriptions:
                        Vocabulary terms
                        Facts
                      Time Sequences
                      Process/Cause-Effect
                      Relationships
                      Episodes
                      Generalizations/Principles
                      Concepts




                                                    The student manual includes examples of all these
                                                    patterns and shows you how to use them




                                                         Storing Declarative Knowledge
                                                                                        One - bun
                                                   Dimension Two provides a             Two - shoe
                                                   whole range of strategies           Three - tree
                                                   related to ‘memory”
                                                                                       Four - door
                                                   One example is the “Rhyming          Five - hive
                                                   Pegword” method                     Six - sticks
                                                                                      Seven - heaven
                                                                                       Eight - gate
                                                                                        Nine - line
More Student Manual                                                                     Ten - hen
examples:




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                                                                                         Habits of Mind


                                         Skills & Processes 
        Content Knowledge                    (Procedural)
            (Declarative)                                                                Extend and Refine
                                                                                            Knowledge
                                          Construct Models
        Construct Meaning                      Shape 
            Organize                         Internalize
              Store


                                    Lots of home practice!!!!!!                     Attitudes and Perceptions




Dimensions 3 and 4: Complex Reasoning Processes


 … Newmann and Associates (1996) suggest                                   Dimension Three describes the following
 that when students from all backgrounds are                               complex reasoning processes:
 expected to perform work of high
 intellectual quality, overall student academic                                           Comparing
 performance increases… From this research,                                               Classifying
 we would generalise that a focus on high                                                 Abstracting
 intellectual quality is necessary for all                                                Inductive Reasoning
                                                                                          Deductive Reasoning
 students to perform well academically.
                                                                                          Constructing Support
                                                                                          Analyzing Errors
 (Queensland School Reform Longitudinal Study, 2001a, p.                                  Analyzing Perspectives
                                                     3)




   1.    When you are examining an issue about which people          1.   What is one point of view?
         disagree, first identify and clearly articulate a
         perspective.                                                2.   What are the reasons for this point of view?
   2.    Once you have identified a perspective, try to determine
         the reasons or logic behind it.
                                                                     3.   What is another point of view?
   3.    Next, identify and clearly articulate a different
         perspective.
   4.    Try to describe the reasons or logic behind the different   4.   What might be some reasons for this other point of view?
         perspective.




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                                                     Issue
                                                                            Computer in my bedroom
                                                                            I want to be able to have a computer in my
Issue                                                Personal               bedroom .
                                                     Perspective

Personal Perspective
                                                     Reasons/ logic          Because I need it for school work and for
                                                     behind my personal      communication. It lets me do my homework
Reasons/ logic behind                                perspective             whenever I like
my personal 
perspective                                                                  My parents want the computer to be in a
                                                     Different
                                                                             visible space in the house
                                                     perspective
Different perspective

                                                     Reasons/ Logic         I will waste time on non-school things, safety from
Reasons/ Logic behind 
                                                     behind different       internet predators, to avoid cyber-bullying. They want
my different                                                                me to succeed at school to my potential.
                                                     perspective
perspective
Conclusion/ Awareness                                Conclusion/
                                                                          I understand mum and dad’s perspective. I can
                                                     Awareness
                                                                          negotiate some non-school time on the computer.




                            Habits of Mind           Dimension Four Complex Reasoning Processes that Use
                                                                   Knowledge Meaningfully
                             Use Knowledge
                              Meaningfully                                   Decision Making
                                                                                   Problem
                                                                                   Solving
                                                                                  Invention

                                                                           Experimental Inquiry
                                                                               Investigation
                                                                             Systems Analysis



                         Attitudes and Perceptions




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Take this opportunity to put a face to a name  
with your daughter’s teachers




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