Sample Assignment

Click here for the first chapter assignment for our course based on the reading of Teaching for Wisdom, Intelligence, Creativity, and Success. Click “Preview” under the book to read the first chapter of the book.

Each book, along with the course assignments, explores a teaching topic in depth. Each of our courses is broken down into nine assignments and a course project. Most assignments require essay responses and ask you to demonstrate content mastery by analysis and by connecting what you have learned to your teaching.

Most, but not all, courses require you to create lesson plans to connect what you have learned to your teaching. Some courses have up to four required lesson plans (out of the nine assignments). For example, Teaching for Wisdom, Intelligence, Creativity and Success has four required lesson plans in the course and five required assignments with essay questions. An example of a lesson plan assignment can be found here.

Besides the nine assignments, there is also a course project. The course project counts for nearly 20% of the course grade. You have a choice of two assignments. The first assignment it to create a lesson plan using ideas or practices presented in this course, teach the lesson, and reflect on it. The second project requires you to write an analysis/reflection of the book and complete the included TED Talk assignment.

Barnes and Noble has most of the first chapter of Teaching for Wisdom, Intelligence, Creativity and Success available for previewing (see the link above). Continue to scroll down that page to see more of that first chapter. It isn’t the complete required reading for the first assignment, but it should give you an idea of the required work.

As you read the first chapter, refer to the assigment (download link above). Before reading each chapter, look over the “Setting the Stage” questions. After reading each chapter, keep the “Reflection Questions” in mind. Both sets of questions are for your personal use and are intended to assist you in responding to the essay questions.

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