|Course Number:||EDU 5515 C38|
|Instructor:||Laura Terry, B.Ed., BA.P., and P.G.C.SE.|
|Location:||Online via Canvas|
|Dates and Times:||October 21, 2019- January 13, 2020|
|Credits:||3 graduate credits|
This course focuses on the need for responsive teaching in our classrooms. By incorporating healthy and effective responsive teaching, all students with diverse needs and abilities will be successful. By learning how to implement curriculum and instruction thoughtfully and how to communicate what we teach, we as teachers build trusting and healthy connections and relationships with all our students. Students in our classrooms will then be empowered to be all they can be!
“Teachers need to communicate...I respect who you are as well as who you can become; I want to know you; You are unique and valuable; I believe in you; I have time for you; I learn when I listen to you; This place is yours too; and We need you here." (Tomlinson, 2003)
“I have the opportunity each and every day to help kids feel like competent, important people.” (Nieto, 2005)
“Teaching is based on trust, and when students see me as a real person who genuinely wants them to succeed, strong bonds are formed.” (Nieto, 2005)
“I teach because it requires that I become my most courageous self, and I am constantly inspired by students who learn the power of being whole people along
with me.” (Nieto, 2005)
The text, “Fulfilling The Promise Of The Differentiated Classroom" by Carol Ann Tomlinson will need to be purchased as part of the course. In addition, there will also be articles provided by the instructor.
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