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The Center's Training Tutorials are organized topically, with readings and related activities for "preheating," active learning, and follow-up. All readings and activity guides are available on the website of the national Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA.

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Overview Guide

CLASSROOM CHANGES TO ENHANCE & REENGAGE STUDENTS IN LEARNING

Initial Resources to "Preheat" Exploration of this Matter

The following materials provide a brief introduction and overview to the ideas covered by the tutorial:

In readying others for training in this matter, display the attached flyer and the above article on a training bulletin board and provide copies to interested staff.

  • Re-engaging Students in Classroom Learning (tutorial flyer)

 

Learning Sessions

Topic 1: Getting out of the box: Rethinking what's possible in the classroom

Reading:

 

From: Enhancing Classroom Approaches for Addressing Barriers to Learning: Classroom Focused Enabling, read Module II, Unit A
>What is Good Teaching?


Activity:

Use the various attached materials as stimuli and tools to focus application of what has been read.

  1. Outline What Has Been Learned so Far Develop a brief outline of what seem to the most important features of good teaching (use the attached worksheet)

  2. Discussion Session Exploring the Outlined Features Form an informal discussion and/or a formal study group (see the attached guide sheet)

  3. Outline revision Make ongoing revisions in the outline (see the attached guide)

  4. Review the self-study survey entitled: Classroom-Focused Enabling

 

 
Topic 2: Engaging and Re-engaging Students in Classroom Learning: Understanding Student Motivation

Reading:

 

From: Enhancing Classroom Approaches for Addressing Barriers to Learning: Classroom Focused Enabling, read Module II, Unit B
>Engaging Students (and their Families) in Learning


Activity:

Use the various attached materials as stimuli and tools to focus application of what has been read.

  1. Write and discuss: Engaged and unengaged learning (use the attached worksheet as a guide)

  2. Classroom observation: Engaged learning (see attached guide)

 

 
Topic 3: Engaging and Re-engaging Students in Classroom Learning: General Classroom Practices                                               

Reading:

 

 

From: Enhancing Classroom Approaches for Addressing Barriers to Learning: Classroom Focused Enabling, read Module II, Unit C
>General Strategies for Facilitating Motivated Performance & Practice


Activity:

Use the various attached materials as stimuli and tools to focus application of what has been read.

  1. Lesson Plan Facilitating Motivation (see attached guide)

   

Follow-up for Ongoing Learning

As you decide to learn more about these matters, the following Center resources should be a helpful next step.

  1. Indepth materials from the Center include various guides, such as:
    • ENTER MATERIAL TITLE HERE

  2. The Quick Finds section of the Center website offers topic areas that are regularly updated with new reports, publications, internet sites, and centers specializing in the topic. Stakeholders can keep current on Classroom Changes to Enhance & Reengage Students in Learning by visiting topic areas such as:

  3. Consider forming ongoing study groups.

  4. Request ongoing inservice training and administrative support in developing these ideas

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