Becoming a More Effective Teacher


Six weeks, one module per week
Affordable Course Content (ACC) provided at no cost to learners through generous donations.

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"Becoming a More Effective Teacher" is a free of cost, online, asynchronous course that facilitates professional growth and collaboration among peers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Online course fees are funded by committed donors to reduce barriers to access high quality professional development for teachers and school leaders. The monetary value of this course is $120USD.

However, we recognize that everything comes at a cost. Your investment as a learner requires:

Time - Once enrolled, you will have access to this course for six weeks.

Technology – You must secure a reliable internet connection to work through the course.

Course Description

This course is designed for current and future teachers who desire to improve their practice in classroom instruction. The course contains six modules:
Module 1: Role of the Teacher
This module explores the history of educational theory. The importance of the role of the teacher is introduced within the zone of proximal development. The module provides a thorough introduction to an effective method of instruction, the gradual release of responsibility. It explains techniques used for direct instruction, the first step in the gradual release of responsibility. Read more...
Module 2: Planning a School Day
This module explains that an effective teacher uses a plan for curriculum that includes a weekly plan and daily schedule. The module teaches about routines such as student schedules and morning messages. It provides a deep dive into the elements of a direct instruction lesson plan. Read more...
Module 3: Multiple Intelligences
This module provides definitions and characteristics of the seven multiple intelligences suggested by Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences. It explores how people with each intelligence learn best. The second step of the gradual release of responsibility is the focus, as the module provides activities for students to do during guided practice that incorporate the multiple intelligences. Read more...
Module 4: Differentiating Instruction
This module explores perspectives on learning as school leaders, teachers, and students. It instructs teachers to develop an effective learning environment, which includes the setting and culture of a classroom. The focus of the module provides different paths for students to master a lesson plan objective by challenging, reviewing, or reteaching during guided practice. Read more...
Module 5: Bloom’s Taxonomy
This module introduces Benjamin Bloom’s Taxonomy by investigating its six levels of thinking. It suggests that Bloom’s Taxonomy is useful to classroom instruction to ask questions of students and to write lesson plan objectives. The third step of the gradual release of responsibility is the focus, as the module provides tasks for independent practice that relate to each of the levels of the Taxonomy. Read more...
Module 6: Assessment
This module explores formative assessment used throughout the three steps of the gradual release of responsibility. Learners review ways to check for understanding during direct instruction. They learn how students can self-evaluate during guided practice. And they investigate a teacher checklist during independent practice. Equally, the module focuses on creating a summative assessment to determine if a student mastered the direct instruction lesson plan objective. Read more...

This course is also available in French:

Devenir un Enseignant Plus Efficace



“The course lessons were so interesting I couldn’t put it aside or on hold. I am excited to apply what have learned from the training.”
"I especially love the downloadable pages that can be printed and kept in a notebook."
"This course is really great! I didn't realize that there would be a live speaker with an audience, which makes you feel like you are part of the classroom."
"This course is very intuitive. I like the flow of the lesson and the embedded interactive mediums. It allows for engagement and follow-through with the lesson, not just skimming through it. The brevity of the lesson focuses on the essential things that take the message into practice with potential for impact."

Empower more learners with knowledge

We believe in trained teachers and school leaders! We strive to make this course accessible because of a deep respect for culture, an understanding of the context in which educators work, and a sincere desire to become more effective with colleagues to improve classroom instruction and a student’s learning environment.

Join our vision to transform classroom instruction as we seek to train thousands of underserved teachers and school leaders. If you are connected to an organization or government, TTT would be honored to partner with you to make this course open to all!

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Enrollment policy

Limit one six-week enrollment per individual

To increase mastery of the course, TTT requires enrolling in one course at a time.

Learners will be automatically unenrolled from the course after 14 days of inactivity.

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