Boot Camp for New(ish) Teachers | Gratz College

Boot Camp for New(ish) Teachers

Many new teachers wake in the middle of the night worrying about setting up a classroom, planning for the first day, organizing lessons, and keeping everything engaging. This class will prepare new Supplementary School teachers for the challenges that lie ahead by offering a solid introduction to many core aspects of teaching in a part-time Jewish educational program. Topics include: kehillah (community) building, classroom management, learning styles and multiple intelligences, special needs, child development, lesson planning, instructional strategies, and student engagement.

Course Objectives:
At the conclusion of each course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe strategies to construct a classroom community exemplifying Jewish values
  • Develop lesson plans that are practical, goal oriented and measurable.
  • Design lessons that can be individualized and geared to a variety of learning styles
  • Implement lessons using engaging and motivating strategies
  • Investigate and identify classroom management techniques that will encourage student engagement, bolster confidence and foster the creation of an optimal learning environment.

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Semester Information: 
Summer B: July 6