Start of Class Activities Course 6: Class Participation – Admin Course


Presenter: Theresa Morris, MPASS Education Inc.
Core Area: Domain 2 Effective, Well-Supported Teachers Indicator 2.3; Domain 5: Effective Instruction Indicator 5.3
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 0.5 

Are you looking to harness the potential of the first 15 minutes of your class? In this 30-minute course from MPASS Education Inc., Theresa Morris reveals strategies for maximizing student engagement and participation. Discover the key to reclaiming 55 hours of lost instructional time every year and learn how to transform transitions into productive learning experiences.

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How do you turn the often-overlooked start of a class into a powerhouse of participation? MPASS Education Inc. presents a concise yet impactful course led by Theresa Morris, designed for administrators who aspire to enhance classroom culture and student involvement. In a mere half-hour, delve into the art of effective class starts, gain insights on implementing an engagement-boosting rubric, and learn to identify student motivation levels for tailored instructional strategies. This 30-minute course equips you with the techniques to kickstart each class with energy and purpose.

In this course, you will discover:

  • The importance of the first 15 minutes for setting the tone for participation
  • Implementing an engagement rubric to measure and foster class involvement
  • Strategies for greeting students to increase engagement and reduce disruptions
  • Assigning student roles to enhance a sense of responsibility and community
  • The impact of strategic activity selection on participation levels

This course is the part of a series on Start of Class Activitiess. The session titles are:

Orientation for Optimizing Instructional Time
Course 1: Implementation Rubric and Self-Assessment
Course 2: Rituals
Course 3: Routines 
Course 4: Activity Selection 
Course 5: Student Roles 
Course 6: Class Participation 
Course 7: Timing
Course 8: Implementation Rubric, Self-Assessment, & Growth

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SKU MPAS-909 Category