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Follow the Breadcrumbs: Tracing Student Behaviors to their Source

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Dates: March 14, 2019 – May 9, 2019
Time: 5:00 – 8:00 pm
New Visions’ Fee: $25*
Related Materials: Syllabus


This course prepares teachers to manage their classroom environments effectively and efficiently. It is designed to support both teachers who are currently struggling with classroom management and teachers who are looking to improve their strategies. Grounded in research by Dr. Ross Green and others on effective methods for interpreting and responding to challenging behaviors, this course emphasizes viewing behavior as a form of communication, recognizing lagging skills and unmet needs, learning how to teach skills and meet needs within the classroom environment, and the importance of building a strong teacher-student relationship in order to avoid classroom problems. Teachers enrolled in this course will develop their own classroom community and engage in reflection about their own practice.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to articulate concrete strategies for building relationships with students, model behaviors for students, use a process for structuring classes to support student engagement, and identify the lagging skills and unmet needs most commonly seen in their classrooms.

Participants who successfully complete this course will demonstrate the ability to develop, deploy, and reflect upon classroom management strategies that support instruction.

This class will be taught by

Kit Golan

Kit Golan is an MfA Master Teacher currently teaching 6th and 7th grade math at Hunter’s Point Community Middle School. Cultivating classroom community is vital to his practice, and he spends a lot of time considering how to facilitate productive classroom discussions, including using the five practices and instructional routines. He has mentored student teachers and facilitated professional development at Math for America and for the NYC Department of Education’s STEM department. He is constantly reflecting on his own practice, sharing those reflections in his blog at http://teachdomore.wordpress.com and tweeting at @MrKitMath.


Watch Kit Teach!

Watch the instructor of the course, Kit Golan, teach Connecting Representations, an instructional routine designed to support meaningful mathematical discussion.

Course Location

New Visions for Public Schools
205 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

Course Fees & Registration Policy

*New Visions is covering the course fees for educators who work in a New Visions school (charter or district). See our terms & conditions page for further information regarding registering with the DOE for P-credit and other details such as our refund policy.