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Effective Classroom Discipline: Anger Management, Part II

EDUC 600




Instructor: Sophia Thwaites

Grading: Letter

Monday, August 25, 2014 - Friday, December 12, 2014

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $145

Class Offered Through Knowledge Delivery Systems

Course Description:

The unruly emotion of anger can disrupt a classroom and frighten students and educators.  This course is designed to give participants control over anger—their own and their students—in order to manage their classrooms more effectively. Participants are introduced to current brain research that can help clarify neurological and bio-chemical responses to anger-evoking experiences. Research clearly indicates that students learn better when classrooms are emotionally safe and provide clear and consistent guidelines. Participants will also learn to deal with anger’s related emotion, shame, and keep that emotion from interfering with students’ learning. This course can be taken alone or with Effective Classroom Discipline: Anger Management, Part I.


  1. Knowledge –at the end of this course, participants will understand:
    1. The fundamental principles of anger.
    2. Effective strategies to connect discipline with violence and brain growth, development and functioning.
    3. How to differentiate between discipline and punishment.
  2. Skills –after this course, participants will be able to develop:
    1. Classic “I” messages.
    2. Ways to use the skill of “calm.”
    3. Specific steps to respond intentionally and effectively to anger.
    4. A discipline report card for assertive teachers.
  3. Dispositions –after this course, participants will appreciate:
    1. Critical components of nurture, connection, safety and security.
    2. The importance of brain growth and changes during adolescence.
    3. Connections among discipline, punishment, shame, anger, and aggression.


• Transcripts, handouts, and PowerPoint presentations

About The Instructor

Sophia Thwaites
Sophia Thwaites

Sophia Thwaites earned her M.A. in Education with a Social Studies concentration from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. She earned her B.A. in History from University of Florida.




**Registration Instructions:

Register for this class through KDSi. Effective January 1, 2015 the cost of this course will be $199.00.

NOTE: Upon registration, you have 2 months for course completion. Although many of our courses are approved for both 1 and 3 graduate professional development credits, participants can only receive credit for one version of each course. 

A minimum $20 processing fee will be assessed per person for cancellations received after the start of the course. Refunds are not issued after the start of the course or after access to the course has been provided.

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