11.125 Exploring K-12 Classroom Teaching

Spring 2005

School teacher and student.

A new school teacher and student in Landaff Center, NH, circa 1941. (Image courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.)

Course Highlights

Both the readings and related resources sections provide a detailed set of on-line resources helpful to new teachers. The assignments section helps provide a structured outline of assignments to prepare young teachers for the challenges they might face in the classroom.

Course Description

This subject uses K-12 classroom experiences, along with student-centered classroom activities and student-led classes, to explore issues in schools and education. Students in this course spend time each week observing pre-college math and science classes. Topics of study include design and implementation of curriculum, addressing the needs of a diversity of students, standards in math and science, student misconceptions, methods of instruction, the digital divide, teaching through different media, and student assessment.

Technical Requirements

Flash™ Player software is required to run the Flash™ media found on this course site.

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Prof. Eric Klopfer

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session



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