Identity 101: Knowing Self & Knowing Your Students
*Note: with this purchase & download, you receive a version ready for print and a digital version that has fillable sections!
Professional learning is important. Knowing your students is important. So is knowing yourself. Welcome to Identity 101: Knowing Self & Knowing Your Student, the first in a series called DIY Educator Professional Learning Practice.
The most influential factor in student learning is the classroom teacher. And, we know that identity impacts teaching and learning. As teachers we can enhance learning for our students by investing time into our own professional learning.
The trouble with a lot of PD out there is that it takes us out of our classrooms, it’s irrelevant, boring, or doesn’t provide you with specific ways to connect your learning to your classroom practice.
This inaugural mini-course draws upon how identity impacts teaching and learning and provides specific activities for your students that will inform your professional learning and practice.
It is designed specifically for middle and high school teachers. All teachers would be able to access the Teacher Reflection Exercises and Teacher Activities, but the Student Activities are most appropriate for middle and high schoolers.
Unique details of this DIY mini-course?
- Professional learning designed to fit YOUR schedule…you’re the boss of your time,
- Research-based, references included,
- 7 Teacher Reflection Exercises,
- 3 Teacher Activities,
- 2 Student Activities,
- Link to additional (free) resources,
- #hashtag provided to help you connect with other educators and the creators of the mini-course!
We provide you with a suggested timeline of two weeks, but the design of the mini-course allows you to complete it in as little or as much time as you want (or have)!
This detailed DIY mini-course includes:
- Table of contents that highlights key aspects of the mini-course
- A letter to you from us about the inspiration and purpose of the mini-course
- How to Use Guide
- Two Guiding Questions
- 7 research-based, teacher reflection exercises
- 3 teacher activities designed to help you explore your teacher self and model how you can approach connecting with your students
- 2 student activities, each print-ready, to help you better understand your students and to help them in self-reflection and communication
- A Link to our blog post: 10 Ways to Apply Identity to Pedagogy (free resource)
- #hashtag on relevant pages to help you connect with other educators and the creators of this mini-course. You are not alone!
- Reference list for the research used in the design and curriculum of this mini-course.
- Google forms link for you to provide feedback and to let us know what other topics and skills you’d like to see in our DIY Professional Learning & Practice Series
Skills developed in this DIY mini-course::
- Developing a reflective teaching practice
- Gaining a better understanding of the research on identity and teaching and learning
- How to better connect with and learn about your students
- Application of learning to classroom practice
- Taking ownership of your own professional learning
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Sincerely, Beth Salyers, PhD
Founder & Educator
Off The Beaten Path - Curriculum & Instruction