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2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDC 254 - Classroom Management: Elementary

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

Overview of classroom management styles and strategies that support student engagement and achievement in the elementary grades. Includes learner differences, motivation, interpersonal relationships, teacher expectations, communication, and collaboration. Also includes organizational strategies, procedures, current trends and restorative practices.

Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Explain strategies for building positive relationships. (Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) 3)
  2. Describe effective classroom rules and procedures. (InTASC 3)
  3. Explain the continuum of restorative practices. (InTASC 3)
  4. Identify appropriate responses to behavior issues. (InTASC 3)
  5. Describe strategies to support learners with special needs. (InTASC 2, 7)
  6. Synthesize key concepts in classroom management. (InTASC 2, 3, 7)

  1. Organizing the Physical Space
    1. Arranging the room
    2. Storing and accessing materials
  2. Establishing Classroom Rules and Procedures
    1. Encouraging student participation in rule development
    2. Establishing, practicing and reinforcing procedures
  3. Procedures for Managing Student Work
    1. Communicating high expectations
    2. Providing effective feedback to students
  4. Planning Instruction
    1. Differentiating instructional activities
    2. Making learning engaging and meaningful
  5. Conducting Instruction
    1. Utilizing group attention signals
    2. Implementing smooth transitions
    3. Maintaining momentum
    4. Managing whole group instruction
    5. Managing cooperative learning groups
    6. Managing individual and small group instruction
  6. Building Relationships
    1. Establishing a positive climate
    2. Using praise, incentives and rewards
    3. Implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
    4. Implementing restorative practices
  7. Working with Diverse Learners
    1. English language learners
    2. Socioeconomic status (SES)
    3. Students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
  8. Responding to Student Behavior
    1. Differentiating between minor problems, and major problems
    2. Avoiding power struggles
    3. Solving problems privately
    4. Implementing consequences
    5. Discussing concerns with caregivers