Setting the Tone
Full course description
In this course, you will learn how to establish a tone in your classroom that clearly communicates that you care about your students and that you will not only have high expectations for them, but that you will follow through with these expectations. This tone will help you build a classroom culture that supports learning and fosters trust.
During the five online sessions you will learn concrete techniques that establish this kind of tone in your classroom. You will read about these techniques and watch video clips of teachers using them with students. Following the online sessions, we will meet in person, and you will have the opportunity to practice these techniques with your colleagues.
The final assignment for this course will assess your ability to effectively communicate (verbally and non-verbally) using a "Warm/Demanding" tone during a mock lesson.