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Effective Classroom Management

This course is designed to assist teachers and administrators in public and private schools to effectively manage the behavior problems impacting modern classrooms. This requires new skills and strategies relating to classroom management. Students will participate in discussions and assignments that reinforce the concepts and strategies found in the textbook The First Days of School by Harry and Rosemary Wong. Most of the assignments require access to a classroom and are designed for currently employed teachers, although special provisions will be made for participants who do not have access to a classroom.

Carlow University ED 626 • Madonna University EDU 5960.10 • Notre Dame College ED 556 D • The College of Saint Rose EDC 667


Graduate participants earn 3 semester hours of graduate credit and will receive a transcript from one of our partner institutions below. Professional development participants will receive a certificate of completion for 45 hours of professional developments credit for face-to-face classes and 60 hours of professional development credit for online classes.

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Course Schedule

  • 10/8/18 - 1/8/19
  • 12/11/18 - 3/12/19
  • 2/12/19 - 5/14/19
  • 4/9/19 - 7/9/19
  • 6/11/19 - 9/10/19
  • 8/13/19 - 11/12/19
  • 10/8/19 - 1/14/20
  • 12/10/19 - 3/10/20

Course Schedule

2019

Garden City

          January 4-6 & January 18-20

Session 1: Introduction and Overview

Objective: Evaluate present level of classroom management skills.
Contents:

  • Course Requirements, Goals, and Expectations
  • Introduction of Class Members
  • Setting Personal Goals
  • The Nominal Group Process
  • Evaluation of Present Level of Classroom Management Skills

Session 2: The Effective Teacher

Objective: Review research on classroom management.
Contents:

  • The Research on Effective Classroom Management.
  • Efficient vs. Effective
  • The Four Stages of Teaching
  • Don't Be A Pal

Session 3: Why Positive Expectations are Important & How to Welcome and Invite Students to Learn and Behave

Objective: Understand the importance of conveying high expectations.
Contents:

  • The Importance of Conveying High Expectations
  • Developing and Applying Skills for Welcoming Students
  • Developing and Applying Skills for Sending Positive Invitations to Students

Session 4: How to Have Your Classroom Ready and Your Reputation Will Precede You

Objective: Evaluate a classroom to determine the level of readiness.
Contents:

  • Evaluation of a Classroom to Determine the Level of Readiness
  • Understanding How Effective Reputations are Developed

Session 5: Classroom Procedures

Objective: Evaluating current classroom procedures.
Contents:

  • Entering the Classroom
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Starting the Class
  • Taking Roll
  • Class Assignments
  • Homework

Session 6: Classroom Rules, Consequences, and Rewards

Objective: Develop appropriate rules for the classroom.
Contents:

  • General Rules
  • Specific Rules
  • Your Rules
  • Presenting Your Rules
  • Area of Freedom
  • Why Consequences Are Needed
  • Negative Consequences
  • Rewards or Positive Consequences
  • Postive Language, Rewards, and Praise

Session 7: Developing Procedures

Objective: Understand why procedures are essential.
Contents:

  • Why Have Procedures?
  • What Procedures are Needed
  • Teaching Procedures
  • At-Risk Students and Procedures

Session 8: Working Cooperatively

Objective: Creating a cooperative learning classroom.
Contents:

  • The Benefits of Cooperative Learning
  • Dividing Your Class into Groups
  • Who is in the Group?
  • Making Cooperative Learning Work
  • Structuring a Cooperative Learning Activity
  • Implications for Teachers and Administrators

Session 9: Powerful Learning

Objective: Understand the components of Powerful Learning.
Contents:

  • What is Powerful Learning?
  • The Components of Powerful Learning
  • Implementing Powerful Learning

Session 10: Your Personal Growth Plan and a Model Discipline Plan

Objective: Develop a model discipline plan.
Contents:

  • Teaching as a Profession
  • Improving Your Performance
  • Taking Risks
  • Classroom Rules
  • Positive Consequences
  • Negative Consequences
  • Course Evaluation
Objectives
  • Evaluate present level of classroom management skills
  • Identify goals for the course
  • Evaluate the importance of “withitness”
  • Evaluate teachers based on the Four Stages of Teaching.
  • Analyze the impact of expectations on students and teachers
  • Create an invitational idea
  • Evaluate a classroom to determine the level of readiness
  • Analyze how effective reputations are developed
  • Evaluate current procedures used in the classroom
  • Develop appropriate rules for the classroom
  • Develop consequences and rewards for rules
  • Develop appropriate procedures to insure a well-managed classroom
  • Evaluate the importance of cooperative learning, how to make cooperative learning work, and how to structure a cooperative learning activity
  • Compare and contrast the components of Powerful Learning
  • Develop a personal growth plan
  • Develop a model discipline plan
Partner Universities

Our Partners are well-established regionally and nationally accredited colleges and universities, recognized for academic excellence and their commitment to teachers.

Important Information

Online 3-graduate credit courses are 13 weeks in length.

Face-to-face courses are held Friday evening from 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday/Sunday, 8:30am-5:30pm.

Weekday courses are Monday-Friday from 8:00am- 6:00pm.

It is the responsibility of the student to check with their state, county, district, or school to ensure that all requirements are being met by the course you're taking.  

Check the Partner Universities tab for specific university information as well as course numbers which are specific to the university partner. 

Students are to purchase their own textbook, the information for which can be found here.  Most courses require a book but some do not, so check the list for your specific course. If no book is required it will be specified. 

Professional development (PD) participants receive a certificate of completion from TEI for 45 hours of PD credit for face to face classes and 60 hours of PD credit for online classes. These certificates are mailed within one week of the end of the class.