Course Description

The Heart of Teaching is a focused examination of the key ingredients of teaching. It is designed for educational practitioners in classroom and administrative positions and is premised on the belief that only those who have a thorough knowledge of great teaching should be allowed to teach our children. The primary objective of this course is to encourage and assist students in a personal examination of their character, personality, and behavior as compared to the themes common to the best teachers. Research shows clearly what our best teachers are and do. The Heart Of Teaching will not only examine these, it will allow the student to experience a strength inventory. This inventory will provide valuable personal insight into his/her strengths as compared to the best in the field.

Learner Outcomes

By the conclusion of the course, each participant will:

  1. Be able to identify the major themes of people that are seminal components of quality teaching.
  2. Have developed an “eye” for identifying quality teaching by descriptions of themes of teachers.
  3. Have learned the connection between personal character and teacher quality and how this translates into the idea that we teach “who” we are.
  4. Have experienced the interaction of community in learning about quality teaching and quality Schools
  5. Have learned love as a teaching tool and demonstrate its utility in the learning process.

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Section Title
The Heart of Teaching
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (3 units) $525.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook
Optional: Teaching With The Heart by Roland Barth and Why Don’t Students Like School? by Daniel Willingham
Section Notes

Course is self-paced. Completion time up to 8 weeks.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

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