Cut through the clutter and teach like a hero with this workshop-styled, self-paced professional development course from Dave Stuart Jr.
Enough of the noise: in this course, we explore how to increase the quantity of texts our students read using solid, quality articles, without sacrificing our sanity. Here are some of the questions we'll explore:
This course, made by a teacher for teachers, aims to help with those problems. Ain't no such thing as a silver bullet, but this course serves as a sword for slaying some of the dragons that badger secondary teachers across the content areas.
What Students Are Saying
Teaching with Articles helped to solidify my reasoning for teaching articles of the week. I found the before, during, and after segments to be the most helpful as I'm already completely sold on using AoWs. I also enjoyed peeking into Dave's class. It's nice to get a glimpse of what really goes on (the good and the normal) and how everything works with real students. Dave is fun, knowledgeable, and easy to listen to. The interviews at the end are fantastic. You can't go wrong with this course!
--Kristy L from Alabama
"I am an overthinker and need to be more efficient, so I've liked how you boil everything down to what really matters - not what matters in THE IDEAL WORLD ALL THE TIME, but what matters and works and still allows us to be human beings."
"What you have created here is stunning. I love quality professional development, and this is good stuff.
Here is what I like:
Thank you for all the work you have put into this and your other offerings."
8 Reasons to Invest in this Workshop
We start with the heart of the matter in Part I: Clarity, Purpose & Obstacles. I especially love the section where I address student motivation, a topic I’ve been thinking about a lot this school year.
We get practical in Part II: Finding the “Right” Articles. This section covers issues like text complexity, curricular fit, and student interest, without getting bogged down in mind-numbing minutiae. Then I actually show you (while timing myself) how I would go about finding articles if I had only 5 minutes a week to do so.
Part III is all about instructional moves. In it, I cover the 9 strategies I limit myself to when seeking to provide authentic literacy experiences in my classrooms. I’ve often written on my blog about the importance of getting kids reading, writing, and speaking purposefully and often — in this section, you see exactly how I approach those tasks.
Part IV involves unfriendly ground for me because it includes the G word (“grading”). When and how should we grade article-based work? What is the role of effective feedback?
Part V includes over 3 hours of conversations between myself and some incredible leaders in education. We're talking about major heroes of mine, like:
All those expert interviews are downloadable, meaning you can listen to them on your commute or when away from an Internet connection.
Cost-effectiveness far exceeds traditional workshops. Teachers get more than a full day's worth of a professional development workshop without expenses like travel and registration; plus, bulk pricing options are available for licensing groups of 4 or 8.
Finally, I'm a teacher. I understand the stresses, pressures, and passions of classroom educators because that is what I am.
It's probably not a bad time to tell you a bit about me. Hi there, I'm Dave Stuart Jr., the creator of the Student Motivation Course. I’m a husband and dad who teaches high schoolers in a small town. I am animated by a simple belief: all students and teachers should flourish. I write about teaching at davestuartjr.com, and I've spoken to over 10,000 teachers about my work through keynotes and workshops at conferences and school-based events around the USA. Each month, over 35,000 people read my articles.
**Looking for more bulk pricing options? Contact Dave: dave_at_davestuartjr.com**