This course will provide not only ideas to improve your classroom, but a philosophy, called “Green Light” teaching.
It is not just about the latest teaching fad, it is about taking what is good about many ideas and combining them to boost student achievement. Throughout the course, you will be encouraged to look at applications of various ideas always keeping in mind the idea, “How could I apply this to my work with students?”
In this course you will:
- Discover field-tested, ready to apply strategies to improve student achievement.
- Distinguish between traditional “Red Light” teaching strategies and “Green Light” methods.
- Explore numerous lesson ideas of how to apply the following strategies in your classroom: memory, connections, movement, novelty, tone, emotion, socialization, drama, and visuals.
- Sample the lessons of over 200 teachers to provide inspiration for designing dynamic and effective lessons.
- Learn ideas to increase student engagement to open the door to higher levels of learning.
- See how “Green Light” strategies can be easier on the teacher and lead to less disciplinary issues than traditional strategies.
“I enjoyed taking Green Light Classroom. It was good to see things that I’ve been doing that are of value to my students. I had allowed myself to be swayed in some areas by Red Light teachers who made me feel some things weren’t as beneficial. This course has given me a spark back that what I’m doing is best for my students no matter what others may think. I enjoyed seeing the different lessons and how teachers are implementing things in green light classroom. This course was a beneficial on to take.” -Brenda D., OH
“I loved the convenience of taking this course at my leisure, in addition to having some amazing communication with the staff when problems arose. I’ve taken graduate courses elsewhere, but I tend to gravitate toward options from Be a Great Teacher as they seem relevant and practical to our classroom life currently.”–Nicole S., SD
“I enjoyed the book Green Light Classrooms and gained so many great activities and strategies to incorporate into my classrooms in the future. I enjoyed how the course got me thinking about ways to improve the learning strategies that I am already incorporating, as well as many new ideas. This course will help me to keep my students engaged in their learning and provide a fun environment for them.”–Korene F., NE
“This was an intriguing course. The text encouraged teachers to think creatively to put an engaging spin on lessons. I enjoyed the opportunity to take my own teaching practices and consider ways to elevate and enhance learning opportunities in my music classroom.”–Jennifer A., IA
“This was a great course to take. It gave ideas on how to make yourself a better teacher. I gained great ideas to make my classroom more engaging. I am excited about using more music and movement in my room next year.”–Melinn Y., NE
“I thought this course was well organized. The text and the assignments were very applicable to the course. I really like this format of learning. Self-study works very well for me. I have taken other recertification courses that have rubrics and I find those courses very confusing. My goal in taking this course is to be more prepared to excite my students to learn all they can about anatomy, biology, and chemistry. I want them to have fun learning and be involved in lab activities to develop the use of Green Light Strategies.”–Richard K.–IA