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Teaching 101: An Auxiliar Crash Course

 

When does Teaching 101 start?

The online, teacher-led Teaching 101: An Auxiliar Crash Course starts on the following days:

  • June 15th, 2019 (full- over capacity)

  • September 1st, 2019 (Sign-up for the waiting list here)

  • February 1st, 2020 (Sign-ups will begin in January)

See “topics” below for a preview of some of the course material.

Why Should I Take Teaching 101?

92% of auxiliares de conversación reported they were unprepared for the level of teaching required in the classroom.

It’s no wonder why—you’ll get less than 2 hours of teacher training at orientation (and I know you don’t want to read teaching manuals over summer).

Take our free, self-paced online course instead. Teaching 101 will prevent first-day butterflies without wasting your time or money.

So I’ll be a more prepared auxiliar de conversación - what else?

As a bonus, we’re raffling off a Chromebook and other goodies. Whether it’s your 1st year or your 10th, you’ll learn practical, research-based strategies to improve your teaching!

What will i learn?

The class is completed asynchronously (whenever you want) online via Google Classroom in 18 sessions adapted to your level of experience. Complete as much or as little as you want. We will “meet” a few times during Google Hangouts as well- but no problem if you can’t make it.

Topics include:

  • Unit 1- An “Auxiliar” Mindset

  • Unit 2- Setting Up Your Classes (& Year) For Success

    • Classroom management

    • Building a community

    • 100% participation

    • Growth mindset

    • Your first week

  • Unit 3: How To Be the Fun Teacher

    • Boring Activity Supercharger

    • Formative assessment (Checks for understanding)

    • Engagement

  • Unit 4: Don’t Always Be the “Sage On the Stage” - Try Being the “Guide On the Side”

    • Student Centered Teaching

    • Project Based Learning

    • Zero Prep Activities (I need something NOW)

  • Unit 5: Hey, This is Fun! What Else Can I Try?

    • Culture, Culture, Culture (Advanced Methods for Teaching & Comparing Cultures)

    • Strategies for Previewing, Reviewing & Reflecting

    • Collaboration

    • Advanced Teaching Techniques

    • Digital Citizenship

  • Unit 6: Oh *#($@! What Do I Do Now?

    • Dealing With Difficult People

    • Expectations Regarding Lesson Plans

    • Communicating Goals

    • Talk With An All-Star Auxiliar de Conversación

    • Help During the Year: 1-1 Mentoring, Activities, Auxiliar Groups, Website, Help From Me

  • Bonus Unit: So You Want To Teach…

    • How To Actually Lesson Plan

    • How Being A Teacher is Similar & Different To Being An Auxiliar

  • End of Course

    • Raffle: Swag

    • Official Sticker & Certificate

  • During the Year

    • Additional Modules Based on Auxiliar de Conversación Interest

  • End of Year

    • End of Year Survey

Each lesson contains

  • A preview activity

  • Explanation of a new skill (Hyperdoc format)

  • Video examples

  • Assessment (A different format each time)

  • How you can use this in your class with plenty of examples

  • Talking with other auxiliares in the class

  • Whats App