Classroom Management Essentials
What you'll learn
- Students who complete this course will develop the skills necessary to develop a safe, caring and orderly classroom where academic and social-emotional learning can occur.
- A basic understanding of the dynamics of an elementary, middle or high school classroom is required.
Classroom management is consistently identified as a major concern for teachers. Yet, it is absolutely an essential component of effective teaching. This course helps teachers learn how to effectively manage a classroom. The primary goal of the course is to introduce a practical model for understanding and deconstructing the tasks involved in the process of classroom management and on learning practical, easy to implement strategies that enable teachers to spend more time teaching rather than disciplining!
Specifically, participants in this course will learn:
- Common misconceptions about classroom management
- How to develop effective rules and routines
- The role relationships play in one’s classroom management plan
- Techniques for preventing misbehavior
- Strategies for dealing with minor and more serious misbehavior
- Plus much, much more!
The course is divided into seven chapters. Each chapter begins with a lecture presented by Dr. Tracey Garrett, a specialist in the field of classroom management. Then, each chapter has a self-guided component where participants can review and expand on the material presented in the first lecture at their own pace. Finally, the remaining lectures in each chapter are interviews of teachers at different grade levels offering insight into their practice.
Who this course is for:
- This target audience for this class is any novice or veteran teacher, supervisor, mentor or coach, and principals who would like to learn about effective classroom management.
Dr. Tracey Garrett earned her Ed. D. in elementary and early childhood education with a specialization in classroom management from The Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University. Currently, she is a professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Rider University in New Jersey and was recently awarded the University Distinguished Teaching award. Her first book entitled Effective Classroom Management: The Essentials was recently published by Teachers College Press. Her work has also been published in a variety of professional journals such as the Journal of Classroom Interaction, the NJEA Review and The New Teacher Advocate. She has presented at both regional and national conferences such as the American Educational Research Association, Learning Forward and the National Council for Teachers of English. In addition, she has presented hundreds of professional development workshops. She is also a former elementary teacher with experience teaching at the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade level. Tracey's unique combination of classroom management knowledge and practical experience allows her to successfully facilitate teacher growth.