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How to Survive and Thrive in the Classroom

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How to Survive and Thrive in the Classroom is a 3-credit hour, self-study/instructor guided course that builds on the 7 principles employed by master teachers presented by Robyn R. Jackson in her book Never Work Harder than Your Students. The course begins by teaching participants how to assess students’ cultural and intellectual currency to determine where they are, what they value and where they are going academically. Next, participants will investigate how to use supports and feedback to get students where they need to be. The culminating principle, never work harder than your students, will be discovered as teachers move through the guiding tenets for making students successful. 

Required Text: Never Work Harder Than Your Students & Other Principles of Great Teaching (2009) by Robyn R. Jackson is available for purchase through bookstores and on-line. Due to page and format differences between hard copies and electronic copies of the book, the Kindle version is NOT recommended.

Credit: 3 graduate credit hours

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