Is there a moment to take the “teacher suit” off?
What kind of impact do teachers cause outside the classroom?
Chapter two of this book mentions a project in which teacher extended beyond the classroom to transform education in their community. It is a proper example of how important can be teacher’s roles outside the classroom. Reflection raises on the impact that teacher can cause outside the classroom, whether intentional or not.
Guilles, R., Ashman, A.,Terwel, J. (2008). The Teacher’s Role in Implementing Cooperative Learning in the Classroom. New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
Beyond the classroom and into the community
Four new features of GI: investigation, interaction, interpretation, and intrinsic motivation
Six stages of GI model
1. Class determines sub-tooi a and organized into resource groups
2. groups plan their investigation
3. Groups carry out their investigation
4. groups plan their presentation/feedback
5. Groups make their presentation
6. teacher and students evaluate their project.
Six mirrors of the classroom
1. Mirror one: the physical organization of the learning and teaching space.
2. Mirror two: Learning tasks - Using peers and computers as thinking and investigation resources
3. Mirror three: teacher's instruction
4. Mirror four: Teacher's communication
5. Mirror five: Pupil's academic behavior
6. Mirror six: Pupil's social behavior
Teachers' role in school-family partnership
Literacy-related activities (first graders): meetings and workshops with both cultures (Arab and Jewish participants)
Family storytelling as cooperative writing each month,