Learn Critical Teaching Strategies
with Our Learning Units
Our learning units will give you comprehensive information about managing your classroom, keeping students engaged, and planning your instruction for success. Our topics cover everything from the virtual classroom to active learning strategies, student misbehavior to rewards systems, student collaboration to assessment, and more! Each learning unit provides concrete, step-by-step classroom activities, visual aids, and downloadable resources. Choose your own learning units and steer your professional development to best suit your teaching needs.
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In addition to the curated searches provided at the links below, you can also freely search on your own by typing in the “Search Courses and Learning Units” space in header at the top of the page or by navigating to the “Search All Courses & Learning Units” links under “Courses” and “Learning Units.”
Once in the search bar, you can type in any keyword related to material you want to find. On the left side of the page, you can filter your search by type of learning unit, the grade level you teach, and/or a range of important topics (e.g. Active Learning, Lesson Plan Design, Student Misbehavior, etc.) by selecting the corresponding box. Searches will be automatically filtered once you’ve made your selection.
On the right side of the page, there is a “Sort by” drop down menu where you can choose to arrange your search by relevance, release date, alphabetization, or courses you have starred. You can start a new search at anytime by deselecting your filters on the left and entering a new keyword in the search bar.
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Learn about different teaching topics in our definition, rationale, and strategy units. Definition units are a great place to start exploring a specific area, while rationale units explain the importance of developing those skills. Strategy units give you detailed, actionable plans for immediate use, so you can begin growing in your profession from the moment you start a learning unit!
A definition unit details the meaning of an instructional skill or concept. It explains how the skill or concept relates to teaching success.
A rationale unit explains why it is important for a teacher to implement an instructional skill or concept in their classroom. It provides several reasons for the necessity of building this skill or concept, as well as probable consequences when it is neglected.
A strategy unit provides teachers with a specific activity to use in their classroom to address the instructional skill or concept. It includes a step-by-step strategy breakdown, tips for navigating potential complications, and questions that allow teachers to prepare and reflect with intention.