Those Who Can, Teach Their Children

What Good Teachers Do & How They Do It
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  • Lectures 18
  • Length 4 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2014 English

Course Description

This course was developed to help all teachers improve upon their craft. It is designed to be useful to all stages of teaching whether you are in the beginning or a veteran.

We have examined what has and hasn’t worked in our 15+ years of teaching and 10 years of homeschooling. We compiled our experience and resources to create a course that teaches you all the things that good teachers do, and how they do them.

In the course, we look at everything from examining your motives and objectives in teaching, classroom management skills, creation of tests & evaluative questioning techniques, record keeping, to lesson planning.

We show you how to understand your learners via their learning styles. We start by discovering which styles they have and then teach you how to develop strategies that best work with an individual’s strengths and weakness. Then we work on how to transform a learner's weakness into a strength.

We look into activating students’ brains for optimal learning. We do this by learning about the regions of the brain that different learning styles reside in. We teach you how to reach a developing mind creating long term memory recall.

All of this is designed to help you, the parent teacher, to create a zest for exuberant lifelong learning in your children.

What are the requirements?

  • Read our free Guide to Learning How to Create Avid Lifelong Learners available at

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Discover who you are as a teacher
  • Develop & fine tune your craft in teaching
  • Discover & develop your learners
  • Learn how to create an optimal enviroment for active, sustained learning

Who is the target audience?

  • Homeschooling Parents
  • Beginning Teachers
  • Veteran Teachers

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
Welcome to Teaching Your child's first course: Those Who Can, Teach Their Children. This course is a culmination of our experience, 15 years teaching, working with clients, & 10 years of being homeschooling parents. In this course we hope to teach you all about what good teachers do & how they do it. We want to encourage and equip you in your pursuit of being the best teacher for your children.
Section 2: Why We Teach
In this lecture we will define your educational goals. Clarify your educational motives and mission. Clearly identify what you want your kids to learn. Help you become aware of the less obvious traps and pitfalls of homeschooling. Learn how to deal with conflict.
Prerequisits: Guide to Learning
Section 3: Classroom Management
In this first Classroom Management module, we will look into what four concepts an effective teacher will use in managing her classroom.
Prerequisits: Guide to Learning (specifically chapters 3 & 4)
In this second module of Classroom Management, we take a look at what are six common behavior problems in the classroom, and how to manage them.

Prerequisites: Guide to Learning (specifically chapters 3 & 4), Classroom Management 1

In this third module of Classroom Management, we teach you behavior modifications to use with different learning styles.

Prerequisites: Guide to Learning (specifically chapters 3 & 4), Classroom Management 1 & 2


For our fourth module in Classroom Management, we discover how to best work in a multiage homeschool room.

Prerequisites: Guide to Learning (specifically chapters 3 & 4), Classroom Management 1, 2, & 3

In our final module for Classroom Management, we teach you when and how to implement the three tiered infraction steps.

Prerequisites: Guide to Learning (specifically chapters 3 & 4), Classroom Management 1, 2, 3, & 4

Section 4: Evaluations
In our Evaluations modules, we will look at why and how we need to evaluate, and what to look for in our evaluations.

Prerequisites: Guide to Learning (specifically chapters 2, 4, & 5)

Section 5: Questioning Techniques
In this Questioning Techniques module, we will look into what elements thought provoking questions will have. We will determine how we can best model thought process, and the benefits of “wait time”. We will discuss common questioning errors and how to avoid them. Lastly, we will teach you how to apply/identify cognitive skill levels to concrete examples of questions.

Prerequisites: Guide to Learning (specifically chapter 4), Evaluations module

Section 6: Portfolios
In this Portfolio module, we are going to teach you what a portfolio is, how and when to make one. What the benefits of having a portfolio are. Why portfolios are the best form of evaluation.

Prerequisites: Guide to Learning, Evaluations module, Questioning Techniques module

Section 7: Test Construction
In the Test Construction module, we talk about why tests should be used as a last resort of evaluations. We discover what the key aspects of Validity & Reliability are. We teach you guidelines to use when constructing a test. Finally, we practice application of these guidelines.

Prerequisites: Guide to Learning, Evaluations module, Questioning Techniques module, Portfolios module

Test Examples
2 pages
Section 8: Brain Activation
In this first module of Brain Activation, we are going to developed an understanding of what Brain Activation is & isn’t. We will teach you in which regions all the learning styles reside in the brain. Then we are going to learn how daily integration of Brain Activation in our teaching can increase memory recall for the long term.

Prerequisites: Guide to Learning (specifically chapters 1 & 3), all Evaluations modules

In this second module of Brain Activation, we are going to arm you with multiple ways to practically apply Brain Activation games/methods. We will also discuss how music can impact our Brain Activation.

Prerequisites: Guide to Learning (specifically chapters 1 & 3), & Brain Activation part 1

Section 9: Health, Fitness & Nutrition
In our Health & Fitness module, we will tackle issues with health and fitness like the biggest problem with fitness and nutrition. What is kids' fitness? We will identify keys to live by and how to make it easy. Finally we will cover how to set a good example.

Prerequisites: Guide to Learning, Brain Activation modules

Section 10: Curriculum Weaving
In our Curriculum Weaving module, we are going to learn How to weave a topic into all areas of study during lesson planning. Next, we will discuss the seven whys to curriculum weave. Finally, we will show you two concrete examples of how to curriculum weave.

Prerequisites: Guide to Learning, Why We Teach module, Classroom Management modules, Evaluations modules, Brain Activation modules

Section 11: Journaling
In this Journaling module, we are going to teach how & what we need to journal for individual kids &/or classes we teach. We will cover materials and methods to use in journaling. We will also discuss the important details to journal, and when the best time is to do that. Finally, we will look into the necessity of revisiting journals.

Prerequisites: Guide to Learning, Classroom Management modules, Portfolios module, Brain Activation modules

Section 12: Lesson Planning
This is our culmination module. We will take everything we have learned from all of our previous modules and teach you how to implement them in this Lesson Planning module. We will talk about what an effective lesson plan contains: pedagogical content knowledge, constructivism, movement, effective assessment. We will take a practical approach to crafting a lesson plan using a KWL chart, curriculum weaving, anticipatory sets, and deciding objectives. We will also teach you how to incorporate: movement, assessment, brain activation, and learning styles.

Prerequisites: Guide to Learning, All modules

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Instructor Biography

We are a homeschool family that has been involved with numerous aspects of education for over 15 years. For a number of years we ran a successful tutoring business that focused on helping struggling children excel.

Nicole is a veteran teacher who holds a teaching degree as well as a degree in psychology. She has had the opportunity to teach in public and private schools, teach a variety of ages, and teach numerous subjects.

It was not until Nicole had the opportunity to teach her own children that here passion for teaching fully matured. For the last 10 years Nicole has been fine tuning her craft with our own children and sharing her skills with numerous homeschool groups and co-ops that we have been involved with over the years.

Nathan is a homeschool father who is interested in seeing that his children get the best education possible. Though not excited about homeschooling in the beginning, Nathan has become homeschooling's advocate.

We are seeking to answer many of the questions we have been receiving for years. Our goal is to help new and veteran teachers improve their teaching and have fun in the process.

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