Principles of Master Teachers (K-12)


Is there such a thing as a “natural” teacher? Robyn Jackson answers this question in Never Work Harder than Your Students. She examines the qualitative aspects of master teachers and breaks down their teaching into specific skills all educators can learn. Jackson promotes a growth mindset, outlines seven principles of effective teaching, and shows how to change your teaching and classroom routines effectively. She reveals the steps necessary to become a master teacher one principle at a time.

Through reading and research, educators taking this course will examine the teaching methods of master teachers. They will explore how master teachers read state standards and implement strategies to streamline meeting them. They will analyze their use of feedback and evaluate the role of assessments in their classrooms. Educators will also investigate special topics and integrate new learning into their teaching environment.

This course is equivalent to 3 semester hours or 4.5 quarter hours. It is a graduate-level course intended for K-12 educators who have completed a bachelor’s degree. It is recommended that you receive board or district approval before registering with TPAI.

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