How can you reach students in the high school class? What can you do to motivate and teach so that your students are ready to succeed in life as well as school? In this course, you'll learn about the latest teaching strategies and techniques that can help your secondary students achieve academically and behave responsibly.
The course covers a broad range of topics, including differentiated instruction, classroom management and discipline, assessment strategies, and gaining parental support. We'll cover tips for creating need-fulfilling lessons that engage students, suggestions for using simulations and games that make learning enjoyable, and how to teach your students the social-emotional skills they need to succeed both in school and in life. You'll also learn how to motivate students with recognition, rewards, and reinforcement, how to deal with discipline problems, and the value of varying your assessment strategies.
Throughout, you'll view videos that illustrate the concepts you're learning. You'll hear from education experts and see actual classroom teachers demonstrating the techniques taught in this course. Guest experts appearing in the videos include Dr. William Glasser (Choice Theory), Dr. Carol Tomlinson (The Differentiated Classroom), Dr. Jane Bluestein (The Win-Win Classroom), and Jon Erwin (Inspiring the Best in Students). By the end of this course, you'll have mastered proven ways to help your high school students succeed both in school and in life!
Note: To receive 25 hours of instruction in the State of Oregon, please ensure your school is eligible to issue professional development units, and that the course is approved by your professional learning coordinator.
About The Instructor
James E. Thompson, Ph.D., is a pioneer in the field of distance learning courses for educators. He has created 30 video-based courses that have been offered by more than 100 colleges and universities. More than 250,000 educators have taken these courses for credit. Dr. Thompson is author of Teaching Children Responsible Behavior and currently teaches "Solving Classroom Discipline Problems, Parts One and Two" and "Teaching Adult Learners."