In this course, participants examine strategies for managing their classrooms more effectively. Student behavior and misbehavior, techniques for classroom preparation, setup and management, and discipline models are explored. Participants learn how to establish and communicate expectations in their classroom and create a positive learning environment.
This graduate course is 4 weeks.
Attendance and participation are mandatory in all university courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.
This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky.
Topics and Objectives
Student Behavior, Misbehavior, and Discipline
- Differentiate between behavior, misbehavior, and discipline.
- Describe conditions that promote misbehavior.
- Determine the issues to address in a discipline plan.
- Compare discipline models.
- Explain how effective teaching techniques influence discipline.
Classroom Preparation, Setup, and Management Techniques
- Propose an ideal classroom setup.
- Identify ways to obtain parental support and involve parents in your classroom.
- Create a classroom management plan.
Student Accountability for Rules and Procedures
- Identify ways to respond to student violations of rules and procedures.
- Apply techniques to hold students accountable.
- Communicate rules and procedures to students.
Establishing a Positive Classroom Environment
- Explain how positive communication affects student behavior.
- Explain how diversity influences the dynamics of a class.
- Apply instructional strategies to increase student involvement.
- Describe how multiple intelligence strategies can promote a positive classroom environment.
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