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Magical Metaphors

NEW TEACHING STRATEGIES

Magical Metaphors

I recently left the Comcast Studio whereas I was a cameraman. We had completed recording program about Breast cancer. The host of the show explained that she was never going to get another one because they flattened her breast in a machine. She looked horrified when she explained the procedure.

So when I arrived home, I asked my best friend (a female) about her experiences getting a…

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Added by William Lambert on July 29, 2015 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Micro facial expressions and TEACHING and LEARNING

Micro facial expressions and TEACHING and LEARNING

Microexpressions are likely signs of concealed emotions. (They may also be signs of rapidly processed but unconcealed emotional states.) They occur so fast that most people cannot see or recognize them in real time. The idea that microexpressions exist has its roots in Darwin’s (1872) inhibition hypothesis that suggested that facial actions that cannot be controlled voluntarily may be produced involuntarily even if the…

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Added by William Lambert on April 18, 2015 at 12:36pm — No Comments

YOUR OWN YOUTUBE CHANNEL –A TEACHING AND LEARNING CONCEPT

YOUR OWN YOUTUBE CHANNEL –A TEACHING AND LEARNING CONCEPT

 

Do you have your students do projects? Do your students ever do a presentation in front of the class? If so consider this. Tell your students you want to make them look good to their parents, friends (or enemies) and the world. Tell them you are going to get them to do a presentation and you are going to put that video on the class “YOUTUBE CHANNEL”. Tell them you are not going to videotape ant mistakes…

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Added by William Lambert on April 17, 2015 at 6:57am — No Comments

CALIFORNIA CLOSET –A TEACHING AND LEARNING CONCEPT

For many of us we just throw things in the closet.  Some have a dirty clothes hamper, so things get thrown in there. Unattached males, sometimes just throw in the closet. There was an episode of Cosby whereas the son’s room was clean but when the closet door was opened; all kinds of things came pouring out, like a cornucopia.  The California closet concept is “a place…

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Added by William Lambert on April 17, 2015 at 6:56am — No Comments

The BillBoard Concept

The Bill Board Concept

I was on an assignment as an S.T.E.P. Academics Tutor. My assignment was to tutor students in three Earth Science classes. In one of the classes I noticed a huge blank wall outside the room. Of course there are always walls but this particular wall was covered with what appeared to be…

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Added by William Lambert on December 5, 2014 at 7:01am — No Comments

WHAT SCHOOLS SHOULD BE TEACHING (NOT THE STANDARDIZE TEST). THE RIGHT SEQUENCE

WHAT SCHOOLS SHOULD BE TEACHING (NOT THE STANDARDIZE TEST).  THE RIGHT SEQUENCE

 

WHY-HOW-WHICH-WHEN-WHAT-WHERE-WHO

 

WHY LEARN

STUDENTS MAY NOT BE INTERESTED IN THE SUBJECT THAT IS CURRENTLY BEING TAUGHT. THAT IS MORE OFTEN THAN NOT BASED ON THE ENTHUSIASM LEVEL OF THE INSTRUCTOR. WE MUST REMIND THE STUDENT THAT HE/SHE WILL BE REQUIRED TO LEARN SOMETHING. HE MUST LEARN TO SURVIVE. PEOPLE HAVE TO LEARN. WE LEARN TO DRIVE, OPERATE CELL PHONES, AND…

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Added by William Lambert on May 15, 2012 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Teaching technique – teach them how to learn part 2

Teaching technique – teach them how to learn part 2



When my students entered the classroom (the first day of classes) I told them,”welcome to biology class”. I quickly inform them that they will learn biology (Failure was not an option). I explained that the focus of the class would be how to learn. I explained that it would be as if I am teaching you how to drive a car. The car is biology. The car is not important-How to drive is important. I am going to teach you how to learn. I am… Continue

Added by William Lambert on February 20, 2011 at 2:34pm — No Comments

TEACHING TECHNIQUE -WHO DO YOU WORK FOR? I did a workshop for teachers recently. I asked a question of the teachers. The question was “who do you work for?” Some teachers replied by naming the princ…

TEACHING TECHNIQUE -WHO DO YOU WORK FOR?



I did a workshop for teachers recently. I asked a question of the teachers. The question was “who do you work for?”

Some teachers replied by naming the principal of the school. Other teachers replied by shouting out the name of the school. Still other teaches replied by saying “the board of education”.

I asked that the teachers think for a minute. I asked that they think how they happen to be in the field of education. I asked was it… Continue

Added by William Lambert on August 19, 2010 at 4:47am — No Comments

Improving Your Teaching Technique



Improving your teaching Technique



If you are having less than desired success, do not place the blame on the students, or on the times. If you are having less than desired successes “do something different”.

What do you do? Here is one suggestion that may give you greater success with this generation of students.

A simple suggestion that must be initiated with care is the recommended idea.

Ask them (the students) how you can better serve them. Do not use…
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Added by William Lambert on May 11, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments

TEACHING TECHNIQUES -THE BEST ONE OF ALL



TEACHING TECHNIQUES-THE BEST ONE OF ALL…

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Added by William Lambert on February 18, 2010 at 4:44am — No Comments

TEACHING TECHNIQUES-TEACH THE BRAIN

TEACHING TECHNIQUES-TEACH THE BRAIN, NOT THE STUDENT I am an enthusiastic teacher that believes every student is capable of great success. I have two great friends and one soon to be great friend that cautions my enthusiasm, their contention is that the teacher’s ability may be good or even great, but we must place more accountability on the student. I agree.



When I do "how to learn" presentations for students, I tell them they can learn regardless of how negative or…
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Added by William Lambert on February 5, 2010 at 4:00am — No Comments

Make Education Better! HOW?





Make EDUCATION better! HOW?



I would like for all teachers to think about this. If the school system you work for tripled your salary

Want would you different in the classroom?



My guess is that you are already doing all that you know how to do.

More money spent on teacher salaries would not make teachers currently employed any better.



If teacher salaries were tripled, MAYBE more people would be attracted to the…
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Added by William Lambert on February 3, 2010 at 1:54am — No Comments

IQ test do Not Measure your thinking ability



IQ tests do NOT measure your ability to solve problems

This software comes close.



I am excited about this simple computer game. I found a very old version of a Japanese computer game called Sokoban and I love it. You can google it and get a copy, Its free. It measures your ability to think. Solve problems and see relationships.



I have taught in the public school system for over 15 years and I am sure IQ tests scores do NOTaccurately predict…
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Added by William Lambert on December 30, 2009 at 2:37pm — No Comments

NEW TEACHING TECHNIQUES number 1



NEW TEACHING TECHNIQUES



Someone asked me “How would I teach in today’s environment, what techniques would I employ?



I replied, “How much time do you have to listen”.



Let me share just one with you.



It is believed that there are

10% very smart students,

10% very slow learners

and every one else is in the middle.



Assuming I taught 180 days a year, I would create 180 Video DVD Lessons. Each DVD would contain…
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Added by William Lambert on December 23, 2009 at 5:12am — 1 Comment

Teaching Technique-Stop the Tape



TEACHING TECHNIQUE---STOP THE TAPE



Early in my teaching career there was only 16mm film. The Memphis City Schools Board of Education published a film catalog listing hundreds of film available for teachers to show in their classrooms. The usual procedure for the teachers that worked in the school with me was to order a film, get a student to put it on and monitor it and then go to the teacher’s lounge.

Of course no teacher does that today. (hopefully…
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Added by William Lambert on October 15, 2009 at 5:30am — No Comments

Teaching Technique-WHAT DID YOU LEARN TODAY?





Teaching Technique-What did you learn in school today?



There was a time Parents would ask their student offspring, “What did you learn in school today”.

Do you know what the reply was then? Do you know what the reply would be today?

You got it; the reply would be “Nothing”



TEACHERS, that’s our fault.

We are involved in the lecture method of teaching. It’s the least effective technique. That’s just one problem. But we won’t focus on…
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Added by William Lambert on September 3, 2009 at 4:54pm — 2 Comments

Teaching Technique-expectations



Teaching Technique-EXPECTATIONS

First a story

When I taught in the Memphis City School System, I also worked summers for the Memphis City Park Commission. I worked at a Community Center. The Director of the center and I became friends. Years after leaving the Park Commission job the Director (a lady) shared this information with me.



Her story is this. “I was in a very sleazy night club (if you could really call it that) one night. I was with…
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Added by William Lambert on August 8, 2009 at 6:08am — No Comments

Teach Lifes Lessons part 4-ROI

Teach Life Lessons-ROI return on Investment



If your classes are 55 minutes as were mine when I taught, I suggest you use the last 5 minutes to teach Life Lessons. I know you are evaluated on state or national test score results, but our kids need more. (I often wonder what was Bernard Madoff's (he stole millions from his friends) test score or Marshall Applewhite’s ( Heaven’s Gate Suicide cult leader) test score.



I would like to suggest that you teach ROI

ROI is an… Continue

Added by William Lambert on July 17, 2009 at 5:08am — No Comments

Teach Lifes Lessons part 7- Favorite Book Favorite Author



Teach Life Lessons-Favorite Book, Favorite Author



If your classes are 55 minutes as were mine when I taught, I suggest you use the last 5 minutes to teach Life Lessons. I know you are evaluated on state or national test score results, but our kids need more. (I often wonder what was Bernard Madoff's (he stole millions from his friends) test score or Marshall Applewhite’s ( Heaven’s Gate Suicide cult leader) test score.



I would like to suggest that you…
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Added by William Lambert on July 17, 2009 at 5:07am — No Comments

Teach Lifes Lessons part 6- The Resume



Teach Life Lessons-The Resume



If your classes are 55 minutes as were mine when I taught, I suggest you use the last 5 minutes to teach Life Lessons. I know you are evaluated on state or national test score results, but our kids need more. (I often wonder what was Bernard Madoff's (he stole millions from his friends) test score or Marshall Applewhite’s ( Heaven’s Gate Suicide cult leader) test score.



I would like to suggest that you teach “the…
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Added by William Lambert on July 17, 2009 at 5:06am — No Comments

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