Teach Like a Champion
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Teach Like a Champion

How to Be a Great Teacher of Any Subject
4.8 (7 ratings)
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306 students enrolled
Created by Greg Vanderford
Last updated 7/2017
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Make a clear and effective plan for their courses
  • Manage the classroom effectively and efficiently
  • Grade/Mark assessments in a fair and efficient manner
  • Pace their courses effectively
  • Effectively manage relationships with students and parents
  • Successfully deal with the challenges of different types of school administrations
  • Create great assessments
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  • Have a desire to be a great teacher

Teaching is a very challenging and rewarding profession. It is also one that requires constant updating of skills to keep pace with the ever changing educational environment due to new rules and regulations, changing culture, and new technology.

In this teacher training course you will learn:

1. How to effectively manage your classroom

2. Plan your courses

3. Communicate with students and parents

4. Navigate the challenges of dealing with constantly changing laws

5. Efficiently create and grade assessments

6. Much much more

Many of the topics that are covered in this course are not taught in detail during most teacher preparation programs or are ignored entirely.

I have distilled many years of teaching experience in the classroom along with research from my own master's of education program to bring you what does and does not work well in the 21st century classroom.

Please join the course and help your current and future students become successful in all of their endeavors! 

Who is the target audience?
  • New teachers
  • Professional teachers looking to improve in their field
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Curriculum For This Course
18 Lectures
Introduction to Teach Like a Champion
1 Lecture 09:40

In this course you will learn what it takes to be a great teacher, including many topics that are only brushed over in most teacher education programs like classroom management, communicating with parents, and managing your relationship with school administrators. These are critical aspects of being a successful teacher and in my many years in the classroom they are topics that most teachers struggle with and in some cases, never really learn how to do. In this course, we will cover these vital teaching skills.

Preview 09:40
Classroom Management
4 Lectures 33:07

It's no secret that students can sometimes disrupt the classroom. In this lesson you will learn how to avoid and minimize these types of interruptions so that you can do what you were trained to do, teach.

Preview 11:08

Sometimes disruptions are unavoidable. In this lesson you will learn how to minimize the distraction so that you can get back to helping your students learn.

How to Stop Distruptions Once They Begin

In this lesson you will learn different seating arrangements and how they can be used to help you successfully manage your classroom.

Choosing an Appropriate Seating Arrangement

Some aspects of teaching, like having students raise their hands to answer questions seem like a no brainer. But in the 21st century we have to reassess these common assumptions to see if their isn't a more effective way or additional ways to effectively communicate in the classroom.

Choosing the Best Communication System for the Class
4 Lectures 27:31

In order to be a great teacher, you have to be an excellent planner, it's that simple. In this lesson we will cover some of the most important aspects of effective planning.

The Critical Importance of Planning

In this lesson you will learn how to plan an effective individual lesson.

How to Plan an Effective Lesson

In this lesson you will learn how to effectively plan a single unit within an overarching semester plan.

How to Plan an Effective Units

This lesson covers how to write a course syllabus and plan for the whole semester. What research has shown to be most effective may surprise you.

How to Plan for the Whole Semester
Assessments and Grading
4 Lectures 27:37

How to create effective assessments without using up all of your prep time.

Creating Effective Assessments

One of the most time consuming aspects of teaching is grading assignments and exams. In this lesson you will learn strategies to help lower the burden of grading by saving you both time and energy.

Efficient Grading Techniques

In this lesson we will examine the power of formative assessment and look at some of the most effective ways to utilize it.

The Power of Formative Assessment

Summative assessment is another potent tool that, if used effectively, can go along way to helping you students achieve success in the classroom. In this lesson we will assess the strengths and weaknesses of this type of evaluation.

The Strengths and Weaknesses of Summative Assessment
Relationship Management
4 Lectures 24:22

This is one of the most important aspects of teaching and one that in many cases is not covered AT ALL in teacher education programs. In this lesson you will learn how to effectively manage your relationship with students so that you can both do what you have come for, to learn and teach successfully.

Developing Healthy Relationships with Students

Communicating with parents can be one of the most challenging aspects of teaching as you will encounter all different kinds of personalities and emotions. In this lesson we will cover some important considerations and strategies when dealing with the critical partners that are our student's parents.

Communicating Effectively with Parents

Another very challenging aspect of teaching is dealing with administrators. Administrators can make a huge difference in terms of whether or not you enjoy your job and are able to teach effectively. Due to ever changing education laws and politics, this has become a difficult relationship to manage in many cases. In this lesson we will explore strategies that will help you to navigate this ever changing landscape.

Managing Management, How to Deal with the Boss

Teaching is extremely demanding of our energy and can at times be draining. In this lesson I will share with you many psychological techniques that I have learned throughout my career to help you cope with and ultimately overcome these challenges so that you can enjoy a long and enjoyable teaching career.

Psychological Tools for the Champion Teacher
1 Lecture 05:41

In this lesson we review the main ideas of the course and remind ourselves why we got into teaching in the first place!

Review the Key Ideas of the Course
About the Instructor
Greg Vanderford
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Teacher and Entrepreneur

My courses are designed based on my many years as a teacher and student of education and business. I hold a master's degree in curriculum and instruction and have been designing curricula for over a decade.

The business, language, and chess courses that I have built on Udemy are a reflection of this experience and dedication to education. My goal is to reach as many people as possible with my courses, which is why I have chosen the internet and the Udemy platform as my ideal mode of delivery.

The following is a little more about my expertise and background. I was born and raised in Sandpoint, Idaho. I attended the University of Idaho where I earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration in 2004. After a few years in the work force as an account manager I moved to Vietnam where I lived for over 5 years.

While in Vietnam I taught English as a second language for almost 2 years to students of all ages and backgrounds. For the 3 final years that I lived there I opened and ran a sports training company called Saigon Sports Academy. We coached sports such as soccer, chess, tennis, and basketball as well as ran large sporting events such as tournaments and leagues. My positions while at the company included Director of Strategic Initiatives as well as Director of the Chess Program.

While living in Vietnam I became fluent in the Vietnamese language and developed a deep love for teaching and traveling internationally. I then came back in the United States to work on a masters degree in education so that I would be an even more effective teacher in the future. It is my wish to be a positive force for education in the world, and to inspire my current and future students to be the best that they can be in whatever they do.