Prospective Teachers Participate in Campus Workshop
March 20, 2013by Lizzle Davis, Class of '13
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.