UCET 2015 Notes-Keynote, Vicki Davis
Transform with positive attitude – VICKI DAVIS @coolcatteacher
Here is the Slide Deck to see what Vicki Davis covered at UCET 2015:
Brain Rules – John Medina “Exercise boosts brain power.”
Better than depression medication!
Printed by Dave Ramsey
Relative Influences on Learning What Can We Change
What Helps Student Learn
Spotlight on Student Success
Goalsetting with tools like Trello
More parents involved in FB than any other communication
More than just a bake sell
Story about elderly, Mrs. Adkins: Not a Turtle, a Titan (she would read 3 folders a weekend)
Testing results for each student, calls parents, Thinking about "John".
There are NO DIGITAL NATIVES, etc.
REBOOT to fix & reset for tomorrow!
The Morning Miracle “I CAN CARE ABOUT ME”
Innovate like a turtle –
Can’t do everything, but can do something.
The Global Project Journey – 1 thing at a time.
Flat Classroom Project
Genius Hour (fantastic best practice)
If you want it to be permanent, let the older students teach.
Audience is Important – Peck & Corricott, 1994
Instant messaging in Kitar
(we don’t ride camels & live in tents)
Habit #3 People-Related Habits
Connect: Synchronous (mystery skype)
Not what are you keeping out, what are you brining in?
Students are involved in the evolutions of technology integration”
Leading & Bleeding Edge – Sometimes we lead, and sometimes…
John Seely Brown et al
The Power of Pull, Kindle loc.495
Institutional leaders will need to seek out “reverse mentors” among (often younger) individuals who can help them understand…
Focus Groups at end of year
Beginning of day in Google Form
Worst lesson of the whole year? Goal, next year make it the best. Next year make it The Best.
Don’t be a Test Zombie, be a human and take the test.
You brought it, so we brought it.
I can control me in my classroom!
We can make almost anything exciting.
Rather have a pity party, than a victory party.
PINK SHIRT DAY – no bully
Story of seniors wearing pink shirts the 2nd day of school.
Olweus training – Empower others
“Premotor Cortex and the recognition of motor actions”
Watching others helps to learn to develop habits, skills, abilities…
Bad habits, bad lunchtable companions…
Want to be the person people want to be around.
Toxic waste for teachers.
WE mirror behaviors of those we are around.
We Become who we think about.
University of Georgia Website, Michelle van Dallon
Phone took 70 years to get 70 million subscribers.
38 yrs to get 50 million subscribers – Radio
Google 4 years to get 50 million
35 days – Star Wars
Keep up in days of rapid change..
Chat on Twitter!!!!
Wed in Utah #UTechchat
Build you own Personal Learning Network.
Only only thing you can control – ME!
Formal Leaders & Opinion Leaders *****
You don’t’ influence everyone at once.
WORK WITH OPINION LEADERS.
KNOWLEDGABLE TRUSTWORTHY & GENEROUS WITH THEIR TIME.
CHANGE – Vicarious Learning
Irrational fear of sharks….people have all kinds of fears.
My New Word: Teachnology
Fear of Technology – it doesn’t hate you, it is dumb
Influencing deep beliefs:
Bandura How long does it take to overcome a phobia?
3HOURS is how long it took to get over phobia of snakes by watching others handling them and trying it themselves.
Students in Dubai (her students on Twitter)
Stronger Connections – Less Fear
Vicarious Learning & Teachable Moment
Kaizen: Embed Learning
15 minutes 2Xper week to look at Social
Creativity scores plummeting, because test scores are focus.
20% Time Project – Apps for Autism @Apps_For_Autism
Authentic Focus – brings engagement
Digital Citizenship – engage BRAIN (software)
More and More classes are being taught online – more students learn online
Embrace multi-sensory learning.
Treat every student differently
Learning spaces are important – byod – more necessary
VICKI DAVIS – Keynote – ended with story about Sue.
Country, poor, dirt floor – bus stop – teacher talked to Sue – could not miss the bus…
Told Sue she was a leader and should run for Stu Gov
Not popular because poor.
She had a lot of poor friends. More poor than rich at her school. She ran….received negative feedback.
She Won. Sue was a Leader. This is who she was.
Sue became a teacher – she was her (Vicki Davis') Mother.