Overview: Instructional time is every teacher's most precious commodity. It's what educators always wish they had more of. But unless the school day or the school year is extended, the only way for a teacher to dedicate more class time to instruction is by designing and teaching meaningful procedures to their students.
What you’ll achieve: In this project-centered course*, you will create a meaningful procedures plan that will help you save time in your classroom and improve the efficacy of your teaching. You’ll identify time-wasting moments, and minimize the time spent on procedures (such as moving students around your classroom) that tend to consume valuable teaching time. You’ll also prepare to implement your plan, beginning with teaching the new procedural protocols to your students.
What you’ll need to get started: Although anyone can benefit from the principles we’re teaching, this project-based course is specifically designed for educators who work with young people. If you're a classroom teacher, after-school coach, music teacher, youth group leader, or student studying to be a teacher, this course is for you.
*About Project-Centered Courses: Project-centered courses are designed to help you complete a personally meaningful real-world project, with your instructor and a community of learners with similar goals providing guidance and suggestions along the way. By actively applying new concepts as you learn, you’ll master the course content more efficiently; you’ll also get a head start on using the skills you gain to make positive changes in your life and career. When you complete the course, you’ll have a finished project that you’ll be proud to use and share.
Time: 1 hour of study, 2 hours of active project work