Which Teaching Seminar would get you excited to attend?

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  1. CharacterMatter

    CharacterMatter New Member

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    1. 7 Secrets To Success in the Classroom
    2. The 5 Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make
    3. 5 Most Dangerous Trends Facing Public Schools
    4. 4 Ways to Get All A’s – Advanced Academic Aristocrats
     
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  3. cutNglue

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    Either number one or two.
     
  4. Go 4th

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    1. I like positive sounding topics. I'd be afraid that I was making one o the 5 worst mistakes. :)
     
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    I agree with Go 4th. I would choose #1. It's free of the buzzwords in #4, and it sounds like a positive approach.
     
  6. ChangeAgent

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    I'd go with 3 or 4. Three would suggest sparking wonderful discussion (unless the discussion turned too negative), and I'd be curious what would be said in #4, especially regarding learning support students.
     
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    1 would be my choice... or maybe 3
     
  8. smalltowngal

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    1 or 2
     
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    I sorta like #3. Sounds intriguing.
     
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    I like 1 or 2
     
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    Personally, I would need more than a catchy title to give you my answer... I've read "seven secrets to teaching" type stuff in numerous articles, and often they aren't so secret, but are things that we already know to do... if I felt that these would be new to me, or at the very least a good refresher, I might be interested in that... but I would want more information. Am I overanalyzing it? Likely... but that's what you get when you ask my opinion! :)
     
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    I would go with #2 - Biggest Mistakes That Teachers Make. No, it's not positive, but for myself I need to identify weaknesses in my teaching that I can correct. The other seminars sound nice, but I feel like I've heard them a thousand times.

    #2 would be sure to spark discussion among teachers and you would probably leave that seminar with a lot more than 5 mistakes that teachers make. You could become aware of mistakes that you aren't even realizing you're making, and this could help you change your style fairly quickly.
     
  13. mmswm

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    If you're over analyzing it, then I fear what you would say about me. I would want not only a summary of content, but who would be facilitating the seminar and what makes them qualified to do so, among other things.

    Still, with just a title, probably number 2, though 3 sounds as if it might have promise.
     
  14. Writer's Block

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    I like number 2 for a few reasons. Yes, I would be afraid that I am making one (or all) of the mistakes, but I assume that the presenter would have ways to fix them. I would hope those fixings would benefit me.

    I am always looking to better myself. A better teacher makes better students!
     
  15. CharacterMatter

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    I so appreciate all of your responses and especially your reasons behind them. Please continue to vote on the ones that would get you excited about attending.

    Absolutely I agree that content, presenter and all other concerns are important. This is just the beginning... Many thanks.
     
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  16. Missy99

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    I like #3. Then again, I like playing devil's advocate :)
     

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