Classroom Basics for New Teachers

Classroom Basics for New Teachers

Think of this Magna Online Course as Teaching 101 … and 102 … and 103.

Classroom Basics for New Teachers is an essential resource for anyone new (or almost new) to the classroom. It delivers research-based, classroom-tested best practices on the myriad responsibilities and challenges of teaching, including:

  • Fundamentals of course development
  • Active learning tactics
  • Ways to keep lectures engaging
  • Assignments and activities that promote critical thinking
  • Approaches that drive robust classroom participation
  • Methods for evaluating technology tools to ensure relevance and avoid bad investments
  • Practices that maintain high academic standards and rigor
  • Ideas for sparking and managing lively classroom conversations
  • Impactful assessments and feedback

Presented in modules, Classroom Basics for New Teachers is a detailed, 15-hour course filled with practical ideas ready to implement in the classroom. It’s designed for both asynchronous and synchronous learning: Individuals can take it at their own pace, accessing it from almost any device, while learning communities can take it together as part of institution-wide professional-development programs.

A wealth of supplemental materials enhance the course content. They include handouts, readings, full transcripts, and links to online resources. In addition, learning checks throughout the course help affirm understanding of the material, and a final check leads to a certificate of completion.

Learning Goals

At the conclusion of the course, participants will have the ability to:

  • Design courses around learning goals
  • Establish a healthy classroom climate
  • Drive student engagement and enthusiasm for learning
  • Create impactful assessments and grading strategies
  • Teach higher-order thinking

Between hiring day and the first day of class, every new teacher needs to get up to speed quickly on good pedagogical practice and how to manage a classroom. Classroom Basics for New Teachers will give them “confidence in their competence” – order it today!

Who Will Benefit From This Course:

  • New faculty
  • Graduate assistants
  • Teaching assistants
  • Adjunct faculty


Reserve your seat(s) today. Discount pricing is for multiple seats purchased at the same time:

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For 40 or more people, please contact Magna Sales at or call 800-433-0499 ext. 183.

The course enrollment will expire one year from date of purchase.


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