Date: June 8 – August 12, 2022
Course #: EDMA 288:623
Credit Hours: 3
Registration Deadline: June 8th @ 5:00 p.m.
How to Survive & Thrive in the Classroom is a 3 credit hour course that builds on the 7 principles employed by master teachers presented by Robyn R. Jackson in her book Never Work Harder than Your Students, 2nd ed. The course begins by teaching participants how to assess students’ cultural and intellectual currency to determine where they are, what they value and where they are going academically. Next, participants will investigate how to use supports and feedback to get students where they need to be. The culminating principle, never work harder than your students, will be discovered as teachers move through the guiding tenets for making students successful.
The course is organized into 6 modules and presented in a modified, self-paced format. Participants are expected to access the course regularly and make reasonable progress, but there are no due dates attached to individual assignments. Instead there are 2 absolute due dates (mid-term and the last day of class) to provide flexibility and to better accommodate participants’ busy schedules. Lessons will be taught using a combination of text readings, external resources, reflections, discussions, activities, and assignments.
By the end of the course, participants will:
1. Cultural, intellectual & classroom currency
2. Non-cognitive skills
3. Objectives, curriculum goals, & learning goals
4. Student & teacher expectations
5. Creating a student support cycle
6. Feedback: giving it and getting it
7. Quality vs. Quantity: Toxic practices & load distribution
8. The Master Teacher Trajectory: Where are you at?
Grading is the same whether the course is taken for graduate credit or for license renewal. Students are required to complete all assignments and/or activities. A=90%-100%; B=80%-89%-Because this is a graduate level course, scores must be 80% or better to receive credit.
Required Text: Never Work Harder Than Your Students & Other Principles of Great Teaching, 2nd ed. (2018) by Robyn R. Jackson. It is available for purchase through bookstores and on-line.
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