- Manage It All: Students, Curriculum, and Time
Good classroom management begins long before the first day of school, and in this course, veteran teacher Dr. Debbie Silver offers educators the strategies they’ll need to succeed. From arranging the furniture to establishing rules, from modeling expected behavior to communicating privately with disruptive students, Dr. Silver provides classroom-tested tips for creating an environment conducive to learning for all students. With strategies in place for managing the classroom, Dr. Silver shifts to designing high-quality curriculum using backwards design principles and activities developed to suit different learning styles. Dr. Silver explains how she uses “discrepant events” to challenge students’ prior assumptions, a technique that improves learning and increases retention. Finally, because teachers never have enough time in the day to do everything, they learn how to evaluate and prioritize their own activities, delegate, and make time to reach their personal and professional goals. Designed for new and veteran teachers, this course provides timesaving strategies, practical tips, and great ideas for all teachers to create an effective learning environment for their students.