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EDC 256 - Classroom Management: Secondary

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 grades 7-12. Includes learner differences, motivation, interpersonal relationships, teacher expectations, communication, and collaboration. Also includes organizational strategies, procedures, routines, 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. Working with Diverse Learners
    1. English language learners
    2. Diverse cultures
    3. Socioeconomic Status (SES) 
    4. Students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
    5. Low achievers, underachievers, and high achievers
  2. Establishing the Learning Environment
    1. Planning for the first days of school
    2. Communicating effectively with parents/guardians
    3. Teaching students to take responsibility
  3. Establishing Classroom Rules and Procedures
    1. Encouraging student participation in rule development
    2. Rules, procedures, and routines
  4. Organizing the Physical Space
    1. Arranging the room
    2. Storing and accessing materials
  5. Classroom and Behavior Management Strategies
    1. Managing student work
    2. Managing cooperative learning groups
    3. Maintaining appropriate student behavior
    4. Managing problem behaviors
    5. Managing special groups
  6. Building Relationships
    1. Establishing a positive climate
    2. Practicing empathetic listening
    3. Tapping intrinsic motivation
    4. Using praise, incentives and rewards
    5. Implementing restorative practices
    6. Making connections
    7. Effective communication
  7. Responding to Undesirable Behavior
    1. Differentiating between non-problems, minor problems, and major problems
    2. Maintaining objectivity
    3. Handling issues firmly and consistently
    4. Solving problems privately
    5. Implementing consequences
    6. Discussing concerns with caregivers
  8. Effective Instruction
    1. Making learning engaging and meaningful
    2. Keeping learners on task
    3. Cooperative learning groups
    4. Feedback