Course curriculum

  • 2

    Belonging

    • The Social Contract is Founded on Inclusion

    • The Power of Names

    • Knowing Your Students

    • Group Students with Inclusion in Mind

    • Games and Activities that Build Connections

    • More Inclusive Celebrations

    • Language that Emphasizes Collaboration Instead of Competition

    • Key Take-Aways

  • 3

    Equity

    • Sparkly Gels Pens and Equity

    • What's the Difference Between Equity and Equality?

    • Inequities Hidden in Plain Sight

    • What is Unconscious Bias?

    • Planning for Diverse Learners: An Introduction to UDL

    • Conclusion

  • 4

    Voice

    • Elevating Student Voice

    • Co-Create Routines with Students

    • Student Choice: From Simple to Complex

    • Student Choice: A Brief Overview

    • Student Choice: Key Benefits

    • Language that Emphasizes Student Ownership

    • Conclusion

  • 5

    Responsibility

    • With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

    • Co-Create Rules with Students: Why

    • Co-Create Rules with Students: How

    • A Constitutional Convention

    • Consequences that Are Fair

    • Natural and Logical Consequences

    • Getting Consistent with Consequences

    • Language that Elevates Moral Thinking

    • From Responsibility to Action

  • 6

    Civil Discourse

    • A Democracy Relies of Civil Discourse

    • Teach Skills of Communication: What to Teach

    • Teach Skills of Communication: Eliciting Ideas from Students

    • Teach Skills of Communication: Effective Modeling

    • Class Meeting--From Discourse to Action (An Introduction)

    • Language that Models Respect

    • Civil Discourse Conclusion

  • 7

    Final Take-Aways

    • What Are You Going to Try?

    • Before You Go, Help Me Improve this Course

Meet Your Instructor

Mike Anderson

Mike Anderson has been an educator for more than 25 years. A public school teacher for 15 years, he has also taught preschool, coached swim teams, and taught university graduate level classes. He now works as a consultant providing professional learning for teachers throughout the US and beyond. In 2004, Mike was awarded a national Milken Educator Award, and in 2005 he was a finalist for NH Teacher of the Year. In 2020, he was awarded the Outstanding Educational Leader Award by NHASCD for his work as a consultant. A best-selling author, Mike has written eight books about great teaching and learning. When not working, Mike can be found hanging with his family, tending his perennial gardens, and searching for new running routes around his home in Durham, NH.