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2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDU 206 - Relationships in Classroom Settings

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Introduction to basic classroom management principles. Includes management of curriculum, instruction, the physical environment, psychosocial factors, student motivation, and special groups. Also includes a focus on disruptive family involvement, managing student behavior, communication, stress management, and appropriate record keeping.

Information: This class requires 60 hours of volunteering in a local K-8 school. Students must select their site by the first EDU206 class session and must have a fingerprint clearance card and background check before participation. This process could take four weeks (students should check with the school district where they will be volunteering for details).

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Discuss effective application of professional knowledge to create supportive physical and psychosocial learning environments that foster inclusion, active engagement in learning, self-motivation, dynamic inquiry, positive social interaction, and collaboration.

2. Describe the role and challenges of the professional educator.

3. Identify and describe elements that foster a community of learners in the classroom and how differentiated instruction is supported.

4. Identify, describe, and assess a variety of strategies that support the development of effective and efficient classroom operations.

5. Model a variety of instructional strategies used with direct teaching, facilitated teaching, and computer based teaching.

  1. Management Overview
    1. Purpose of classroom management
    2. Preparation- before school starts/first days of school
    3. C.Daily organization/conferences
    4. D.Curriculum management (mapping, standards, curriculum, thematic units)
    5. Planning for the school year
  2. Managing the Physical and Psychosocial Environment
    1. Floor, wall, shelf, and countertop space; classroom ambience
    2. Human relation skills and building positive relationships
    3. Teacher and student responsibilities
    4. Teacher-student/parent-teacher communication
    5. Maintaining a positive psychosocial environment
    6. Working with support staff/communication with colleagues
    7. Strategies for motivating students (a look at William Glasser, Howard Gardner, Fredric Jones, Spencer Kagan)
  3. Managing Instruction, Student Behavior, and Student Work
    1. Direct, facilitative, and computer assisted teaching
    2. Routines and procedures
    3. Strategies for correcting students’ work-related problems
    4. Cooperative/participative discipline techniques and strategies
    5. Providing assistance and useful feedback
    6. Review of programs and philosophies (Driekurs, Ginott, Canter, Jones, Glasser, Kyle, Kagan,  and Scott)
    7. Stress assessment and management strategies
  4. Special Groups
    1. Intellectual and communicative exceptionality
    2. Sensory and behavioral exceptionality
    3. Physical and multiple exceptionality
    4. Language and family diversity
    5. Homelessness
  5. Assessment and Record Keeping
    1. Key elements of assessment
    2. Authentic assessment and portfolios
    3. Rubrics and other tools