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        CRLA ANNUAL CONFEENCE, TEMPE, ARIZONA, MARCH 8,1995
 
                WEATHER:  BEAUTIFUL 75 DEGBREE TEMPERATURE @ 9am
                          PREDICTION FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE IN 80s
                          BALMY EVENINGS: 7mph WIND FROM WEST
 
        PLENARY SESSION  8:30am  -  9:20 am
                        "New Traditons for the Next Century"
 
                Tom Grier, CRLA President
 
        CRLA will be establishing new traditions in 1996.  For example: CRLA
will host its first International Symposium at Kananaskis Lodge, Alberta,
Canada, in April, 1996, and will hold its first annual fall conference at
Albuquerque, New Mexico in October, 1996.  These new traditions and breaks
from the past offer the CRLA membership a rare opportunity to examine a wide
variety of CRLA traditions and to shape new ones.  Those attending the Plenary
Session had the opportunity to voice new traditions and voice new ones.
Participants worked in small groups in order to examine the needs of the
CRLA membership.
 
                PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS
                        Tom Grier, CRLA President
 
                "The Educational Courmet: Ingredients for Successful
                        Teaching and Learning"  9:30 - 10:30am
 
 
                Having surveyed various CRLA members including some who had
been awarded the "Long and Outstanding Achievment Award," Dr. Grier developed
a recipie that typified the qualities of a successful teacher in our pro-
fession. Ingredients for this recipie included the folowing traits:  Causa-
tive, supportive, encouraging attitude; enthusiam; solid base of knowledge
in the field;  ability to use varied modalities; a warehouse of strategies
and skills;  and an awareness of special needs of students -- in short,
a Renaissance person.
 
                He introduced what he called the Colonel Sanders' Recipie:
 
                        KFC - PH -- an acronyum that translates thusly,
 
        KNOWLEDGE -- of subject matter
        FLEXIBILITY -- ability to change the coice of content delivered
        CONCERN -- for students
        PASSION -- for teaching and learning
        HUMOR -- enjoyment of teaching that is exhibited to students
 
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