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


Presenter: Theresa Morris, MPASS Education Inc.
Core Area: Instructional Planning and Delivery 1D; Knowledge of Students and Student Learning 2C; Learning Environment 4A, 4D; Professional Practices and Responsibilities 6A, 6B
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 0.5 

Are you maximizing the critical first moments of each class to build community and engagement? In this 30-minute course from MPASS Education Inc., Theresa Morris offers actionable strategies to reclaim those lost transitional minutes and transform them into opportunities for learning and connection. Discover how to kick-start your class with purpose and participation.

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How can the first 15 minutes of class set the tone for student achievement? In this half-hour journey with MPASS Education Inc., Theresa Morris dives into the intricacies of class participation during the critical start of class activities. Uncover the surprising amount of instructional time lost to transitions and how you can recover it to foster a more robust classroom culture. This course builds on previous content, encouraging educators to reflect on their current practices and adapt new strategies for immediate classroom application.

In this 30-minute course, you will discover:

  • Methods to evaluate and enhance class participation in the initial minutes of class
  • Strategies for implementing effective start-of-class activities that capture students’ attention
  • The importance of teacher-student interactions from the moment students walk in
  • Techniques to foster a community feeling and promote a sense of belonging among students
  • How to apply the implementation rubric to measure progress and set goals for class participation

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-910 Category