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
The required text for this course is The First Days of School, 4th Edition by Harry Wong. 978-0-976-4233-1-7
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.
Session 1: Introduction and Overview
Objective: Evaluate present level of classroom management skills.
Session 2: The Effective Teacher
Objective: Review research on classroom management.
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.
Session 4: How to Have Your Classroom Ready and Your Reputation Will Precede You
Objective: Evaluate a classroom to determine the level of readiness.
Session 5: Classroom Procedures
Objective: Evaluating current classroom procedures.
Session 6: Classroom Rules, Consequences, and Rewards
Objective: Develop appropriate rules for the classroom.
Session 7: Developing Procedures
Objective: Understand why procedures are essential.
Session 8: Working Cooperatively
Objective: Creating a cooperative learning classroom.
Session 9: Powerful Learning
Objective: Understand the components of Powerful Learning.
Session 10: Your Personal Growth Plan and a Model Discipline Plan
Objective: Develop a model discipline plan.
Online 3-graduate credit courses are 13 weeks in length.
On-site weekend 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 page for specific university information as well as course numbers which are specific to the university partner.
Students are required to purchase their own textbook, the information for which can be found here. If no book is required it will be specified on the list. We have copies of many of the textbooks should you wish to purchase directly from TEI.
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 and reflect the course title, dates of attendance, and credit hour information.