Uncommon Sense Teaching Specialization


The Uncommon Sense Teaching Specialization is a foundational program that prepares you to teach based on leading-edge insights from neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and movie-making. Your instructors have real-world experience in teaching some of the world’s most popular courses, and they bring their background from academia and beyond, including perspectives that could be obtained only from decades of teaching at virtually every level, personal experience with neurodiversity, adventure from the Bering Sea to the South Pole Station in Antarctica, and much more. This specialization gives invaluable insight for:
Teachers—K12, higher ed, adult learning, vocational trainers College students training to be teachers Professors and others who train teachers how to teach Industry trainers Coaches Tutors Parents, caregivers, and homeschoolers
The Uncommon Sense Teaching Specialization provides a pathway for you to bring your teaching skillset to a higher level by helping you gain the knowledge and skills to level up your career or strengthen your teaching foundation—whoever you might be teaching.
You can take either MOOC 0 or MOOC 1 first, and enjoy MOOC 2 after MOOC 1. Enjoy!
Uncommon Sense Teaching Specialization
MOOC 0: Teaching Online MOOC 1: Uncommon Sense Teaching MOOC 2: Uncommon Sense Teaching, Part 2

By the end of this specialization, you’ll be able to:Use the animations and illustrations provided in the specialization to develop best practices training sessions for your fellow teachers, and also help your students to learn more deeply and effectively. You’ll be a star with the latest insights on learning! Make or tweak a working lesson plan using the “Learn It – Link It” lesson plans guideline and blank template provided in the specialization.  You can use this lesson plan to help remind you of key best practices as you are teaching.  Teach online either “live” or via video with confidence that your methods are not only helping students pay attention, but that you are also helping them to more easily grasp the key ideas.Use techniques from movie-making to help motivate and inspire students, as well as to encourage your students shift and lift their very identity as learners.

What’s included