Topic Objectives

“Knowledge is like a garden: if it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested.”
African Proverb, Ovambo
  • Discuss decisions a teacher makes when managing a classroom
  • Evaluate the importance of teacher attitudes toward students, parents, peers, administration and subject matter
  • Identify and explain the characteristics of effective teachers
  • Identify best practices for effective classroom management
  • Discuss the art of reflective teaching
  • Introduce zone of proximal development, scaffolding and Jacob Kounin’s terms (with-it-ness, smoothness, and momentum)
  • Introduce questioning techniques and use of wait-time