Lesson Category: Course 2 | Building a Conducive Classroom Culture

Empathy Map Creation

Empathy Map Creation Prior to our course discussion, consider student experiences and create two empathy maps that reflect possible student reactions and experiences. We will discuss your empathy maps and their implications in moving toward a Socratic classroom. For the first, think about a student who would be excited to participate in a Socratic discussion. [...]

Final Discussion

Final Course Discussion Welcome to the final discussion for this course! Please respond to the following discussion prompts. Once you have posted, engage with other participants by commenting, connecting, and questioning the content of their post. Click the 'REPLY' button to respond. This forum is restricted to members of the associated course(s) and group(s). Private [...]

Helpful Exercises

Helpful Exercises The following reading provides two helpful exercises to help you master the norming process. Two Exercises that Support the Norming Process    Exercise #1Exercise #2Exercise #1 Exercise #1: What You Should Know about Us? Purpose Help learners accommodate classmates' needs. Description Before norming day, have students take the Kiersey Temperment Sorter, a personality [...]

Steps to Facilitating Classroom Norming

Steps to Facilitating Classroom Norming Now let's hone in in the steps to facilitating classsroom norming by continuing our reading of Todd Finley's The Science Behind Classroom Norming. The Science Behind Classroom Norming     by Todd Finley Step 1Step 2Step 3Step 4Step 1 Step 1: State the Goal When introducing a class to the [...]

Norming Overview

Norming Overview The following is an excerpt taken with permission from Todd Finley's The Science Behind Classroom Norming. The Science Behind Classroom Norming     by Todd Finley August 12, 2014 Celebrated teachers like Jamil Odom, Ron Clark, and Rebecca Mieliwocki create transcendent classroom cultures year after year. It’s not magic, it’s science. Our modern [...]

Culture and Group Dynamics

Culture and Group Dynamics Is your classroom culture ready for classroom discussions? Knowing how groups work together through the various stages can help plan for and facilitate productive group discussions. Additionally, using an empathy map can prepare the facilitator for both the over eager and the reluctant student. Culture and Group Dynamics     by [...]

Culture of Thinking in Schools

  Culture of Thinking in Schools The following text is from Creating Cultures of Thinking: The 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools by Ron Ritchhart. In this chapter, the author explores the purpose and value of schools. As you read, consider the following questions: To what extent do you agree with [...]