10-4-2023, 10-18-2023 - Less is More: Running an Efficient Classroom 


Less is More:
Running an Efficient Classroom 

Wednesday, October 4, 2023
2:00-4:00 PM (Hybrid: Attend in person or via Zoom)

at First Literacy
160 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02116 (across from the Boston Common)

Wednesday, October 18, 2023
2:00-3:00 PM (Zoom Only
(Please note: This is a two-part workshop. By registering you are committing to both sessions.)

Workshop Description:
In this workshop, participants will explore classroom routines and tools to simplify both their workload and their learners' experience. By drawing on the Montessori concept of the “prepared environment”, teachers can create a classroom flow that encourages learner independence and ownership while also more easily addressing the range of levels and learning needs the adult learner brings to the classroom. Participants will come away with practical ideas for both the ESOL and ABE classroom. 

Workshop Learning Objectives - Participants will:

  • Identify routines that create learner independence in the classroom  
  • Understand the concept of the prepared environment and apply it to their adult classroom  
  • Identify tools to simplify their systems of tracking learner participation and progress 

Alex Babbist (she/her) is the Program Coordinator of the Family Development Program at Julie’s Family Learning Program in South Boston, MA. Her professional work includes ABE, ESOL and family literacy teaching and program management. She lives in North Cambridge, MA with her wife and their 4 year old. You can usually find her at the public library. 

This workshop is free to staff of all Massachusetts non-profit ABE and ESOL Programs.

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