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Effective Classroom Discipline: Anger Management, Part II

EDUC 600




Instructor: Sophia Thwaites, {Presenter: Diane Wagenhals}

Grading: Letter

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $145

Partner 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

**Registration Instructions:

Register for this class through KDSi.  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. 

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