Principles of Teaching
Bloomsburg University
Summer 2005

Thursday, June 30, 2005

In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then he made school boards.
Mark Twain
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
Mark Twain



What are some common student and teacher behaviors related to classroom management?

What are strategies for differentiating instruction?

What do YOU believe about YOUR learning style?



9 - 9:10 Distribute the articles for the INNER CIRCLE/OUTER CIRCLE discussion.  Please be ready for this activity on Tuesday, July 5.

9:10 to 10:10 Complete the Discipline Help Behavior Summaries

10:10 - 10:30 BREAK

10:30 - 11:30 Jigsaw Activity

11:30 - 11:45 Summaries from online learning styles surveys

11:45 - 12 Large group discussion of today's activities What are some DI strategies that you would use?  What can we conclude about learning styles?


Discipline Help Behavior Summaries

Discipline Help's Solutions for Handling Misbehaviors

Form a large group circle.  Remaining students should report their misbehavior to the class. After this activity, discuss these question:

What are some common causes of student misbehaviors?

What are some common teacher actions?

What are some common teacher mistakes?

Jigsaw Activity with the Tomlinson Book
Chapters in the Tomlinson Book


You will be assigned to a jigsaw group.  Each expert will have approximately 10 minutes to present the information from her/his assigned chapter.  Although experts do not need to be "timed" she/he should be sensitive to the time allocated for the group.  In order to make this presentation more active, each expert must be asked at least ONE question by a member of the jigsaw group.


Learning Styles Summaries

In your jigsaw groups: Each person should report their results and discuss whether you agree with them and why.  Save these printouts for you final portfolio.

Learning Styles Inventory(Print your results only)

Hemispheric Dominance Inventory (Print your results only)

 New Multiple Intelligence Inventory (You will have to enter Name, email, and some other information.  Print your results only)





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Raymond S. Pastore, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education
1148 McCormick Center
Bloomsburg University
Bloomsburg, PA 17815-1301