Teach Middle School Like a Rockstar!!
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Teach Middle School Like a Rockstar!!

How to Make Today's Middle School Classroom ROCK!!
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Created by Angela McCord
Last updated 8/2017
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  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 7 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • Easily apply techniques and strategies to engage middle school learners.
  • Best practices in technology integration
  • Understand instructional frameworks and how to apply them for rigorous instruction and student achievement
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  • Have a desire to teach middle school learners more effectively.
  • Have a desire to learn with an open mind.

Working with and teaching middle school students can be very challenging and rewarding. It 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 structure and manage your classroom to improve student behaviors

2. How to structure Lesson Plans to engage students bell to bell

3. How to communicate with students and parents

4. How to choose appropriate grading and assessment strategies

5. 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, hundreds of observations as an instructional coach, and research from my Doctor of Education program to bring you what does and does not work well in the 21st century middle school classroom.

Join the course and help your current and future middle school students become successful in all of their endeavors!

Certificate of Completion will be emailed after satisfactory course feedback is completed. 

Who is the target audience?
  • New teachers to middle school
  • Veteran teachers who would like to add new strategies
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Curriculum For This Course
31 Lectures
Welcome / Introduction to Teach Like a ROCKSTAR
3 Lectures 06:30

The ROCKSTAR Rationale

Effective Classroom Management
7 Lectures 01:00:30
Intro to Classroom Management

Importance of Routines & Procedures

Structuring the Physical Environment

Creating A Mission Statement Downloadable Workmat

Establishing a Positive Learning Environment

Effective Planning for Instruction
7 Lectures 01:12:19
Setting the Planning Stage

Planning for Instructional Frameworks

Effective Instructional Frameworks, Explained

40 Ways To Leave A Lesson

Planning to Implement Engaging Instruction

Test your knowledge on effective planning for instruction with this quick quiz.

Check for Understanding
5 questions

Effective Grading & Assessments
6 Lectures 53:13

Effective Grading & Assessment Techniques

Assessment Overview

Rockstar Teachers Utilize Rubrics

Formative Assessments that ROCK!

Check your understanding of assessment practices with this short quiz. 

Check for Understanding
7 questions

Technology Integration Bonus Section***
4 Lectures 19:19
Formative Assessment with MasteryConnect

Planning with Stick Pick

Planning with Padlet

Using Socrative for Quick Checks and Formative Assessment
Course Reflection
4 Lectures 04:19
Ready To Teach Like A ROCKSTAR? YES!

The most important responsibility of every educator is to provide the conditions under which people’s learning curves go off the chart. Whether one is called a principal, a teacher, a professor, a foundation official, or a parent, our most vital work is promoting human learning ... and above all our own learning. (Barth, 1996, p. 56) 

In the comment section, share at least two practices that you are confident to begin right away. What made you choose the two?

Lessons Learned

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Blackburn, B. R. (2013). Rigor is Not a Four-Letter Word. Second Edition. New York, NY: Routledge.
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Danielson, C. (1996). Enhancing professional practice: A framework for teaching. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Dodge, J., & Duarte, B. E. (2017). 25 quick formative assessments for a differentiated classroom. New York: Scholastic.
Dueck, M. (2014). Grading Smarter, Not Harder: Assessment Strategies That Motivate Kids and Help Them Learn. Alexandria: ASCD.
Farr, S. (2010). Teaching as leadership the highly effective teacher's guide to closing the achievement gap. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Marshall, J. C. (2016). The highly effective teacher: 7 classroom-tested practices that foster student success. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.
O'Connor, K. (2011). A repair kit for grading: 15 fixes for broken grades. Boston: Pearson.
Wong, H. K., & Wong, R. T. (2009). The first days of school: How to be an effective teacher. Mountain View, CA: Harry K. Wong.
Wormeli, R. (2006). Fair isn't always equal: Assessing & grading in the differentiated classroom. Portland, Me.: Stenhouse.

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About the Instructor
Angela McCord
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Instructional Coach and Technology Integration Specialist

I am a National Board Certified Teacher in Adolescent Mathematics. In addition to teaching middle school math and science, I have served as a school improvement specialist, math coach, school district integration technology specialist, and adjunct instructor for Coastal Carolina. I am passionate about engaging teachers with best practice instructional strategies; and students with technology integration, in such a way that prepares them today, for tomorrow's possibilities.