How to Survive and 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 studentsâ 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.Â The culminating principle, never work harder than your students, will be discovered as teachers move through the guiding tenets for making students successful.
This course is 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.
This class is available for License Renewal, Graduate, Paraeducator or Audit credit.
Course Materials/Required Text:
Never Work Harder Than Your Students & Other Principles of Great Teaching (2018) by Robyn R. Jackson is available for purchase through bookstores and on-line.
Due to page and format differences between the hard copy and electronic versions of the text, the Kindle edition is NOT recommended.