The course is divided into three sections. In each section, Mr. Kajitani covers the following information:
- Examples of things teachers say that sabotage learning
- What students hear when teachers say them
- Important considerations to remember
- Two to three alternatives to use instead of each example
Each alternative includes easy-to-remember phrases that you can implement in your classroom immediately. These alternatives will help you turn a potentially discouraging situation into an empowering one — both for you and for your students.
Alex Kajitani (Kaw-juw-taw-nee) is the 2009 California Teacher of the Year, and a Top-4 Finalist for National Teacher of the Year. He is the co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Teachers, and his first book, Owning It was named “Recommended Reading” by the U.S. Department of Education. Alex is also on a mission to get every kid in America to learn their times tables, and to make this happen, he created the popular online program www.MultiplicationNation.com. Alex is a highly-sought after keynote speaker who supports and motivates teachers nationwide, and he’s known around the world as “The Rappin’ Mathematician.” Alex has a popular TED Talk, has been honored at The White House, and was featured on The CBS Evening News, where Katie Couric exclaimed, “I LOVE that guy!” For more of his innovative ideas, visit www.AlexKajitani.com.
Tony – FAIRBANKS LOCAL (verified owner) –
These were some good reminders on how to interact and repsond to students.
Timothy – TIPP CITY EXEMPTED VILLAGE (verified owner) –
debbie – NAVASOTA ISD (verified owner) –
I did like he gave us alternatives to say. I would be interested in reading his book when I get time. LOL
Maria – NAVASOTA ISD (verified owner) –
Florence – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner) –
This is one very good “Refresher/Reminder course of Positive Approaches for the classroom Modeling.
The topics Yield a positive productive behavior from students.
Bonnie – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner) –