Grammar school teacher practicum 101
About the cohort
This cohort is designed for grammar school teachers who are new to teaching or experienced teachers who are looking for guidance in best practices in the classroom. Each discussion will provide strategies that are ready for implementation over the course of the year. The course will also feature wisdom and insight from a variety of veteran teachers through sharing what they wish they would have known when they started.
Meeting Dates and Times: Begins August 23rd, then every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7 pm.
Meet Your Cohort Leader
- We will be addressing successful tools for a nurturing and peaceful classroom. Specific topics will be developing routines, establishing calm in the classroom, the importance of greeting, making every minute meaningful, and communicating clear expectations.
- In this module, we will discuss high level view of the year and strategies for covering curriculum that meets administrative expectations and provides a framework for the year.
- Using the principles from Module 2, we will work through breaking the year down into smaller segments, discuss different examples of good lesson planning, how much detail should be included, and making adjustments when needed.
- In Module 4, we will be discussing the importance of positive interactions with parents and other school constituents such as donors and prospective parents, and challenges that can come with working in a dynamic environment of a young institution. We will also cover effective communication with parents, including addressing concerns with struggling students, informational updates, and composing report card comments that are both gracious and true.
- This module will be focused on better understanding of realistic and age-appropriate expectations of students. The reading material will specifically address language processing speed, developmental milestones, behavioral expectations, and personal responsibility. Emphasis will be on how this information can assist in knowing how to create high expectations within reason.
- In this module, we will review the curriculum framework overviews in Module 2 and assess progress. Emphasis here is on what is working, what’s not, and how to make mid-year adjustments.
- In this module, we will be reviewing examples of larger project and substantial assignments and looking at various ways to create projects that are mindful of family life, meaningfully connected to classroom content, and realistic in terms of expectations. Guidance will be provided for writing instructions that help parents understand the scope and nature of the project.
- Module 8 will be focused on providing reasonable review materials and time for review leading up to assessments, as well as writing meaningful assessments that can be graded in a timely fashion.
- We will discuss navigating the demands of teaching, taking time to rest, effective strategies for using planning periods well, completing grading on time, and when and how to ask for help.
- We will discuss here strategies for addressing difficult challenges in the classroom and when to ask for administration to be involved. Areas of focus will be:
- Academic outliers
- Behavioral outliers
- Parent interactions
- Asking for help
Grammar School Teacher Practicum 101
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Joining a cohort
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