Exploring techniques to develop your love for the classroom and inspire your students
For all teachers-
- - Primary, middle and senior school teachers
- - Overseas and Australian teachers
- The focus of the Creative Classroom course is student engagement, making content relevant and building a socially supportive classroom that will inspire students to learn and inspire you to 'love' teaching.
- The presenter, educator and author, Ian Moore, observed that students struggle to find meaningful relevance and motivation in the classroom.
- Some students lack confidence in their abilities to remember and apply these concepts.
Module 1: Unpacking topic 2, within a supportive classroom environment
Module 2: Using creative storytelling to develop engaging lesson plans
Module 3: Innovative systems for approaching assessments and examinations
Module 4: Shortcuts to make the administrative /compliance processes easier
- We will explore methods for designing tasks and teaching strategies to build self-efficacy, help students understand the content, enhance students memory, and minimise students’ examination fears.
- The twenty-first-century face to face classroom and online environments provide many challenges for students and teachers. "Teaching now is more dynamic, challenging and demanding than ever before. Teachers and school leaders are expected to continuously innovate, adapt, and develop their teaching practices to equip all students with the skills and knowledge they will need to succeed in life and work" (OECD report, 2018).
- A creative, "guided mastery" approach (Bundura,1977) is needed to help students overcome their fears, unpack these problematic concepts, find relevance, build literacy skills and develop effective writing and communication capabilities. John Hattie (2012) acknowledges the importance of enthusiasm for both learners and educators and the collaborative nature of active learning. "Passion reflects the thrill, as well as the frustrations, of learning; it can be infectious, it can be taught, it can be modelled, and it can be learned - It is among the most prized outcomes of schooling".
- Ronald Girmus (2012) also notes, 'there is a strong link between motivation and cognition; relevancy and learning.' Geoff Masters (2019) identifies the importance of igniting motivation in students to learn something interesting. However, teachers face internal and external pressures to deliver engaging, relevant learning material that meet the rising expectations of students, parents, reach standards and high grades.