A Sample of STARRR Training

The list of the inter-related themes that are included in the STARRR Training program is presented in the appearance of a linear-sequential, chronological order. In practice, the topics will overlap.

Workshop #1

LESSON PLANNING
Composing ARTS-Driven Language Arts Lessons;
Storytelling

Workshop #2

LESSON PLANNING
Using Vocal, Verbal and Movement Activities to Teach Language Arts Standards

Workshop #3

LESSON PLANNING
Teaching Children to Recite and Perform Poetry and Spoken Word

Workshop #4

PEDAGOGY;
LITERATURE
The Liberal Arts Tradition

Workshop #5

LESSON PLANNING
Play-Making from Read-Alouds


Workshop #6

ASSEMBLIES
Staging  Spoken Word or Dramatic Performances in Schools


Workshop #7

PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE

Workshop #8

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
Conventional Approaches


Workshop #9

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
Unconventional Approaches


Workshop #10

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
Using “The Intentional Periphery”


Workshop #11

CONCLUSION

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SAMPLE FINAL EXAMINATION

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Based on what you see in the pictures and cartoons below, write a structured¬† answer to the given question. Add one sentence to explain your answer further.
  • With a partner, describe the picture fully, read the question exactly, and read the two sentences of your answer so far. Have your partner suggest a third sentence to explain the answer more. After you approve, add it to the paragraph.
  • With a different partner, describe the picture fully, read the question exactly, and read the three sentences of your answer so far. Have your partner suggest a fourth sentence to develop the answer. After you approve, add it to the paragraph.
  • On your own again, re-read your paragraph of four sentences and add a fifth.
  • Share the picture, question and your paragraph with the whole group.
  • Open discussion

A.

1. How will we break the cycle of making the same foolish mistakes over and over?

B.

2. What does this picture demonstrate about how children learn?

C.

3. What is the pedagogical difference between the schools these boys go to?

D.

4. Pedagogically speaking, why is this scene comical?

E.

5. What can a substitute teacher learn from the tailor?

F.

6. Why is this boy sitting in the corner wearing a pointy hat?

G.

7. How is a substitute teacher like James Gagney?

H.

march_gandhi

8. How is a substitute teacher like Gandhi?

I

9. What are three ways you can undermine your own authority in the classroom?

J.

10. How is a substitute teacher like Philippe Petit?

Cartoons from The New Yorker

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