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Diploma in Teaching Skills for Educators - Revised 2017

Learn effective classroom management techniques, from communication to planning skills, with this free course.

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Alison offers a free online Diploma in Teaching Skills course for Educators that will teach you how to become an effective teacher or trainer. Being a teacher takes more than just accumulated knowledge. With this course, you will learn different techniques to effectively communicate with your students, motivate them to learn, and implement successful instructional planning within the classroom. Level up your skills with this course now!





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Effective teaching skills can have a big impact on each individual student in the classroom. This course begins by introducing you to verbal and non-verbal communication and how to use these tools to stimulate a student's thinking. You will also learn the four main participation structures that guide communication, including their advantages and disadvantages. The lessons will also cover how a teacher uses communication in contrast to how a student uses communication.

Next, the course will tackle instructional planning. You will be introduced to the US National and State learning standards and understand the difference between curriculum frameworks and curriculum guides. Additionally, you will learn how to formulate strong, measurable objectives using cognitive or behavioral approaches as well as how to motivate students using theories of motivation, attribution, interest, and self-efficacy. You will also learn how to select general learning goals for your students.

The educational strategies and behavior management skills taught in this course will benefit all educators and trainers who want to learn more about effective teaching and classroom management. An American writer once said "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." Check out this online course and learn how to inspire your students today.

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Module 1: Communication in the Classroom

Module 2: Effective Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication

Module 3: Structures of Participation

Module 4: Using Classroom Talk to Stimulate Students' Thinking

Module 5: Diploma in Teaching Skills For Educators - First Assessment

Module 6: Selecting General Learning Goals

Module 7: Formulating Educational Objectives

Module 8: Students as a Source of Instructional Goals

Module 9: Enhancing Student Learning

Module 10: Creating Bridges Between Goals and Experiences

Module 11: Diploma in Teaching Skills for Educators - Second Assessment

Module 12: Behavior and Goals as Motivation Sources

Module 13: Motivation Related to Attributions and Interests

Module 14: Self Efficacy

Module 15: Self-Determination

Module 16: Combining Motivation Theories

Module 17: Diploma in Teaching Skills for Educators - Third Assessment

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the different functions which communication serves in the classroom.
  • Effectively use verbal and non-verbal communication.
  • Dentify and describe the four main participation structures that guide communication in ways expected by the class, including their advantages and disadvantages.
  • Use communication in the classroom to stimulate students’ thinking.
  • Identify the differences between how a teacher uses communication and how a student uses communication.
  • Select general learning goals for their students.
  • Formulate specific educational objectives using cognitive or behavioral approaches.
  • Explain the theories of behaviorism, self-efficacy and self-determination.


All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire an official Diploma, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Diploma is:

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