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Reflecting on your teaching practice, reconnecting with what's valuable to you as an educator, revitalizing your passions as an educator.

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  • 1. Reect, Reconnect, Revitalize (Belief v. Practice) Joan Gallagher-Bolos, December 2010 Artwork by Doug SmithenryFriday, December 10, 2010 1Reect, Reconnect, RevitalizeIm sure that clears everything up for you...But just in case there a few lingering questions out there...
  • 2. ?Friday, December 10, 2010 2Such as...Why is she up there? Why are we listening to her? What is she talking about again?Id like to give you a bit of background as to why Im here speaking to you today.
  • 3. Friday, December 10, 2010 31. Paul asked meChemistry department conversation. Invited administrators. Paul thought there wassomething in my talk that the faculty might nd interesting...
  • 4. Friday, December 10, 2010 42) Why i said yesI love this stuff...
  • 5. Friday, December 10, 2010 53) Another reason why I said yes...Thought it would be a challenge for me...i give this as an introductory talk...challenge is in contextualizing what i love to talk about within the walls of my own school
  • 6. Friday, December 10, 2010 6Got to thinking about all the conversations Ive been a part of here at GBN over the past 16+years...
  • 7. Friday, December 10, 2010 7Seemingly disjointed conversations...Like...Schedules (block, mod, period), Hazing, Mission Statement, Technology, SIS,Construction...Recall some of the more recent conversations, including...
  • 8. Friday, December 10, 2010 8Randy Pauschs Last Lecture...
  • 9. Friday, December 10, 2010 9The Did You Know Videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL9Wu2kWwSY
  • 10. Friday, December 10, 2010 10Vision of Students Todayhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL9Wu2kWwSY
  • 11. Friday, December 10, 2010 11One of my favorite moments was when our very own principal became animated whensharing our recently delegated failing status.
  • 12. Friday, December 10, 2010 11One of my favorite moments was when our very own principal became animated whensharing our recently delegated failing status.
  • 13. Friday, December 10, 2010 12Last year, we were shown a picture of a path through a forest..., and asked to reect on the GBN path.Do we agree with it? Etc.As we proceed past fall and through winter, and eagerly await spring, sometimes not only is the pathforgotten, but the idea of a path is lost...
  • 14. Friday, December 10, 2010 12Last year, we were shown a picture of a path through a forest..., and asked to reect on the GBN path.Do we agree with it? Etc.As we proceed past fall and through winter, and eagerly await spring, sometimes not only is the pathforgotten, but the idea of a path is lost...
  • 15. Friday, December 10, 2010 13How did I resolve this challenge? Justify being here?We are all passionate about something. All of the important conversations we have are about children.I hope to provide tools that allow us all to stay true to ourselves, our craft...to help decide whatconversation to have, when to have it, and with whom.
  • 16. Friday, December 10, 2010 14Theres a level of trust Ive been given, by the administration, and I thank them for that. So I mustmake it clear that the views expressed here are mine, and are ALWAYS changing based on lifeexperiences. I thoroughly enjoy discussing these things, so I welcome conversation on my views at anytime!
  • 17. Mirror of Erised Shows your hearts greatest desire. ~Harry PotterFriday, December 10, 2010 15I was wanting to actually leave this talk untitled...So I have a favor to ask.Even though I seem to have reconciled a few things, Im hoping that you will recognize that the wholepoint of our discussion today is for you to reect, reconnect and perhaps revitalize your own practice.Think of the Mirror of Erised...
  • 18. Friday, December 10, 2010 16When giving a talk on education, Im never really sure where to start...
  • 19. Friday, December 10, 2010 17Usually end up by starting with the big picture...
  • 20. Friday, December 10, 2010 18...and move to the details...
  • 21. Friday, December 10, 2010 19RECORD FIRST...Then we can share...
  • 22. What do you VALUE as an educator?Friday, December 10, 2010 19RECORD FIRST...Then we can share...
  • 23. Friday, December 10, 2010 20RECORD FIRST...Then we can share...
  • 24. How will students be TRANSFORMED by their interaction with you?Friday, December 10, 2010 20RECORD FIRST...Then we can share...
  • 25. What do you VALUE as an educator? How will students be TRANSFORMED by their interaction with you?Friday, December 10, 2010 20RECORD FIRST...Then we can share...
  • 26. Friday, December 10, 2010 21Choose your top response...Sometime today, share your response with a colleague. At lunch. Send an email. To anyone at random. Noelaborate explanation needed. Just your bullet-points.
  • 27. Friday, December 10, 2010 22Follow-up question...even more important...
  • 28. How are your values communicated in your teaching?Friday, December 10, 2010 22Follow-up question...even more important...
  • 29. Friday, December 10, 2010 23Choose your top response...Sometime today, share your response with a colleague. At lunch. Send an email. To anyone at random. Noelaborate explanation needed. Just your bullet-points.
  • 30. Student VoiceFriday, December 10, 2010 24Contacted graduated students through facebook...
  • 31. Friday, December 10, 2010 25Movie showing graduated students perspectives
  • 32. Friday, December 10, 2010 26Follow-up to student thoughts...
  • 33. What would your students say?F