Classroom Management in the 21st Century
Instructor: Joan Sousae, MAED
Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)
Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
NDSU Credit Fee: $150 + Partner Course Fee: $199
Partner Class Offered Through NaMaYaPD
Classroom management is the orchestration of the learning environment of a group of individuals within a classroom setting. Teachers' management decisions typically were viewed as precursors to instruction, and were treated in the literature as if they were content-free. Though now we know that educators need to be able to demonstrate that management and instruction are not separate, but are inextricably interwoven and complex. All educators are CEO’s of their classrooms and therefore need to understand how to ensure everything from their lessons, to the setup of the desks, to what they put on the walls, to how they present themselves creates a specific environment that is either a positive of negative learning classroom. Students will gain a prospective teachers of the skills needed to create a positive classroom community. This course presents fundamental principles of classroom management and discipline along with ways to involve students in the creation of their learning environment. We will use the teachings of some of the foremost educational experts in the industry to create examples and show how to effect change through classroom management.
The student will be able to:
1. Summarize historical context of discipline and classroom management, describe major theories of human behavior and application to classroom management practices.
2. Analyze research-based instructional strategies for effective classroom management compatible with the developmental characteristics, learning styles and cultural backgrounds of students.
3. Self-assess organization of space, materials, equipment, procedures, and routines for scheduling instructional time.
4. Critique scenarios and analyze best practices for effective classroom organization to minimize disruptive behavior and increase engaged learning.
5. Apply organizational techniques and technologies to assist with time management of paperwork/email and efficiently manage transition time.
6. Apply methods for developing student-teacher rapport in the classroom and design learning activities to encourage positive social interaction, active engagement, and self-regulation for every student.
7. Analyze student learning and thinking styles and the impact on classroom management.
A list of readings will be provided upon course enrollment.
Pre-registration with NaMaYa PD is required.
Please register at http://school.namaya.com/pd/ before registering for NDSU Credit.
NOTE: Upon registration, you have 4 months for course completion.