Friday, 8 August 2014

MOOC - Rookie Teachers

Hi all,

Coursera, one of the larger Massive Open Online Course platforms have a new course open for enrolment that might be of interest to you, here's the blurb:

About the Course

Frustration. Hard Knocks. Sleepless nights. Tears.

Those are just a few of the ways that rookie teachers describe their first year in the profession. And those sentiments have been validated by countless research studies that show that students, on average, learn significantly less when they’re taught by rookies. Unfortunately, many educators believe this is a necessary “rite of passage” – a sort of hazing that one must experience on their path to effective teaching.

We don’t believe that.

Over the past 6 years, the Match Teacher Residency has developed and refined an approach to specifically address the challenges that are unique to the rookie teacher experience. In this four-week course, we’ll explore the three ideas that we've found to contribute radically to success as a rookie teacher. 
Check out the video and course information here:

https://www.coursera.org/course/rookieteaching

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