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Uncommon Sense Teaching

Deep Teaching Solutions via Coursera Specialization


The Uncommon Sense Teaching Specialization is a foundational program that prepares you to teach based on leading-edge insights from neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and movie-making. Your instructors have real-world experience in teaching some of the world’s most popular courses, and they bring their background from academia and beyond, including perspectives that could be obtained only from decades of teaching at virtually every level, personal experience with neurodiversity, adventure from the Bering Sea to the South Pole Station in Antarctica, and much more. This specialization gives invaluable insight for: Teachers—K12, higher ed, adult learning, vocational trainers College students training to be teachers Professors and others who train teachers how to teach Industry trainers Coaches Tutors Parents, caregivers, and homeschoolers The Uncommon Sense Teaching Specialization provides a pathway for you to bring your teaching skillset to a higher level by helping you gain the knowledge and skills to level up your career or strengthen your teaching foundation—whoever you might be teaching. You can take either MOOC 0 or MOOC 1 first, and enjoy MOOC 2 after MOOC 1. Enjoy! Uncommon Sense Teaching Specialization MOOC 0: Teaching Online MOOC 1: Uncommon Sense Teaching MOOC 2: Uncommon Sense Teaching, Part 2


Course 1: Uncommon Sense Teaching
- Offered by Deep Teaching Solutions. Do your students spend too much (or too little) time learning, with disappointing results? Do they ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Uncommon Sense Teaching: Part 2, Building Community and Habits of Learning
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Course 3: Uncommon Sense Teaching: Teaching Online
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Taught by

Barbara Oakley, Beth Rogowsky, David Joyner and Dr. Terrence Sejnowski


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  • Manos Tsikalakis
    This was a life-changing experience for me. I loved the whole specialization. I think everybody must watch these. It does not matter who you are or what age you are. Every teacher and learner will benefit from the material. Many thanks for a really outstanding series of MOOCs.

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