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Friday, February 23 • 12:30 - 14:00
Less is More: Increasing Student Learning while Reducing Teacher Workload

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Less is More Philosophy goes against the current reality of teachers workload and demands. Students can learn more content while doing fewer traditional assignments. Teachers can reduce their workload and increase their effectiveness. This session focuses on strategies that can work in any classroom.

Teachers are doing more each year. More + More + More = A bad crash Speaking about crashes, we will identify thirteen different factors led to the 1912 Titanic disaster. Changing just one or two of those thirteen factors changes everything about the avoidable shipwreck. This session provides practical ways classroom teachers can reduce their workload; one or two teacher initiated course changes can help classroom educators weather the storms we will face. Provide practical classroom proven strategies that will provide the over worked teacher tools to increase their effectiveness in the following ways: *What is Your Ideal Day? *Curriculum Management *Preparation work *Student Evaluation *Classroom Organization *Math routines and procedures that work *Classroom Discipline and Routines that can simplify class structure Less is More philosophy has application not only in our professional lives but in our personal lives; going against the trend where the busy day to day family and community lives that keep us trying to do more in all areas of our life.

Speakers
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Rob Ficiur

-Taught 28 of 29 years in a multi-graded classroom in a multi-graded classroom a Hutterite Colony School. -Editor / Writer of the Hutterite Teachers’ Newsletter since 1994. The goal of the quarterly newsletter is to share practical teaching ideas that can be implemented by teac... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 12:30 - 14:00
PE 040 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport & Wellness (PE Building), University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4