Tony Gurr

MOTİVASYON – …when TEACHers “LEARN” other TEACHers!

In Classroom Teaching, Our Schools, Our Universities, Teacher Learning, Teacher Training on 15/06/2013 at 5:25 am

A couple of posts ago…I left things with the word LEARNacy!

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Nativation (blog)

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That was a test…and a few of you still need to hit that “little, red word” (I have one of those lovely chaps/chapettes, their “happiness engineers”, at WordPress just sitting there…just for me…analysing my blog data…and she works 24/7…for “free”)!

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LEARNacy is a real word…honest to God!

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But as I have already done a load of posts on it, suffice to say…time to hit the “little, red words” again”:

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Come on…it’s weekend… – “bedtime READing” is what weekends were imagineered for!

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LEARNacy (new ver TG)

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When I work with TEACHers on motivation, sometimes I get the feeling that we (as a profession) thunk that it is a whole different story…when it comes to kids in the CLASSroom.

To get round this, I try a little exercisea little “pop quiz”…if you will:

Motivation (the QUIZ)

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TEACHers actually like this question (esp. when we take “money” off the table – I am sorry…there is nothing wrong with wanting to “feed your family” and it’s high time we stop beating up on TEACHers for “needing” what every single one of us needs) …and the answers we get would surprise you:

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Motivation (the ANSWERS)

Yes, we TEACHers are human beings, too!

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Now, I think I may have actually “stolen” this idea from somewhere – but, can’t…for the life of me…remember where. The point is that we all need to see that “kids” are not that different to us (when we get them away from the EXAMocracy mentality…and the silly pressures that parents…yes, mummy and daddy…place on their kids)!

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Many of our motivations for coming to school…are social, emotional…all that touchy-feely stuff!

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When we ask TEACHers (as I did with the idea in the last post) if they can apply (or adapt) these “understandings” to their CLASSroom practice, they can…they do:

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Motivation (the AKP plug)

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…but for some reason – this little graphic has been getting me in trouble of late! I paid bloody good money for that image!

so TOLERATE ME!

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Neyse…this is where…and all TEACHers “love” this…we get people to:

Share Share Share

YES! …again! TEACHers looovvveee sharing…and giving helpful ADVICE!

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but...

Even with all this thunking and sharing going on in my TRAINing room…I still get the occasional “question”, every now and again. The kinda question no trainer wants to get when they have just run a great workshop or seminar:

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Motivation (final question from TEACHers)

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Tony! Go on…TELL ME!

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I have another “graphic” up my sleeve…for times like that:

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Motivation (the CHALLENGE)

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Your choice!

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Just remember this one thunk – TEACHers always do it better with other TEACHers!

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BTW…Put these books on your SUMMER READing Listyou will not be disappointed!

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  1. Another grand sweep, Tony – cue roar of approval.

    While attending a recent workshop on innovation (no, innovation workshop is not an oxymoron) where Simon Breakspear impressed with a message of disruption, transfer to some attendees failed since they proclaimed possession of – often backward looking – answers for what was broken. Wrong metaphor.

    Alchemy through collaboration, yes?

    A message for upward management, methinks.

    Practitioners versed in these arts know and are clothed in your learnacy language. Political impetus, and the willpower to shift is what’s lacking.
    Have been experimenting with this interrogative practice myself: http://toleranceforambiguity.wordpress.com/2013/06/15/work-shadowing/

    Take no prisoners!

    Sam

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