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Prospective Teachers Participate in Campus Workshop

March 20, 2013

Category: Academics, Events, Students, Teacher Education


by Lizzle Davis, Class of '13
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Catawba College students pursuing careers in teaching participated in a free workshop on campus that will help better prepare them for their pending jobs. Catawba's Teacher Education Department hosted the Spencer Kagan workshop, "From Survival to Success: Essential Strategies for New Teachers" at the Center for the Environment on March 14 and 15 for juniors and seniors majoring in Education.

The workshop relayed a variety of cooperative learning techniques and instructional strategies for use in the beginning years of teaching. The strategies focused on creating a nurturing and safe class community in which students are best suited to learn. These strategies also reinforced processing and critical thinking, as well as social and team-building skills.  


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