Beyond the Three Rs
What It Is
This workshop adapts the successful Situational Leadership model used across corporate America to the classroom. Focusing on increasing student achievement by adapting teaching strategies based on the needs of the students, it helps teachers pinpoint conflict-generating blind-spots in their interactions with students. This understanding then enables the building of successful, reality-based strategies for both delivering instruction and relating to students more effectively.
- understand the needs-based teaching model
- understand the four readiness levels for learners
- indentify the corresponding teaching styles
- discuss strategies for addressing students with low-will
- understand their default teaching style along with its strengths and weaknesses
Why You Need It
One definition of insanity is: “Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” This classroom approach, often the last resort of frustration, is of not benefit to anyone, teachers or students. We know that students have different needs and this model helps us to classify those needs then understand the best teaching approach based on those needs. Just as students have specific needs, teachers have teaching styles they tend to rely on. This model also helps us better understand those teaching styles and how best to adapt them to student needs in any given classroom.
Actual learning style + Actual teaching style = Beyond the Three R’s