Classroom Management Essentials
4.3 (76 ratings)
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Classroom Management Essentials

Learn how to manage your classroom and spend more time teaching rather than disciplining
4.3 (76 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
371 students enrolled
Created by Tracey Garrett
Last updated 4/2018
English
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Price: $49.99
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 14 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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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.
Requirements
  • A basic understanding of the dynamics of an elementary, middle or high school classroom is required.
Description

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.
Course content
Expand all 28 lectures 01:51:18
+ Introduction
2 lectures 10:28

Dr. Tracey Garrett describes Classroom Management Essentials, a self-guided, interactive, educational course, which helps teachers learn how to effectively manage a classroom.

Preview 01:27

Get ready to begin your journey to become an effective classroom manager!  Watch this video and you will learn some common misconceptions about classroom management.  In addition, you will be introduced to a practical model for thinking about classroom management.

Preview 09:01
+ Physical Environment
5 lectures 20:07

Watch this video and learn more about how the physical environment of a classroom impacts a teacher’s ability to manage his or her class and some “best practices” for designing your own classroom!

Resources

  1. Explore some best practices for arranging the physical environment of your classroom.
  2. Examine the theory, pros and cons to four popular desk arrangements.
Physical Environment
08:18

Hear why Janet likes having tables rather than traditional student desks in her classroom.

Janet
02:23

Listen to the variety of factors that Carmen considers when deciding on how to organize the physical environment of her classroom. 

Carmen
02:25

What are the “must haves” in your classroom?  Hear what Emily has to say in response to this question!

Emily
02:27

Be sure to listen to Brian’s thoughts about how the placement of a teacher’s desk can convey various messages to the students.

Brian
04:34
+ Rules & Routines
5 lectures 17:35

In this video, you will learn all about developing rules and routines for your classroom.  Questions such as - What are rules and routines?  How are they different?  Why do I need them? and much more will be addressed!

Resources

  1. Sample Rules: Take a look at many potential rules for your classroom.
  2. Evaluate Your Rules: Use these questions to evaluate your classroom rules.
  3. Routines: Explore the three different types of routines including class running, lesson running and interaction routines.
Rules And Routines
08:27

Hear about the routine that Janet thinks is the most essential with respect to developing an orderly environment.

Janet
02:34

Be sure to listen to why Carmen chooses to develop her classroom rules with her students.

Carmen
00:58

Listen to why Emily believes that classroom rules and routines play such an integral role in her overall classroom management plan!

Emily
02:30

Hear how Brian uses brain research as a springboard to develop rules in his classroom!

Brian
03:06
+ Caring Relationships
5 lectures 16:53

Why are relationships part of classroom management?  Watch this video to find out all about the role that caring relationships play in a teacher’s classroom management plan and some specific strategies to build relationships with and among your students!

Resources

  1. Building Relationships: Check out the variety of strategies teachers can use to build relationships with and among their students.
  2. In The Students' Words: Check out the variety of strategies teachers can use to build relationships with and among their students.
Caring Relationships
08:08

Listen to Janet discuss the benefits of letting students know that their teacher cares about them.

Janet
01:35

Hear how and why Carmen fosters caring relationships amongst her students.

Carmen
01:33

Take note of the strategies Emily uses to let her students know that she cares about them.

Emily
02:39

Is it important for students to feel that their teacher cares about them?  Hear what Brian thinks!

Brian
02:58
+ Engaging Instruction
5 lectures 14:11

Did you ever think about the relationship between engaging instruction and classroom management?  Well, watch this video to learn about how the two go hand in hand!

Engaging Instruction
07:24

Listen to Janet’s example illustrating the many management issues she considers while getting ready for a lesson!

Janet
01:50

Hear how Carmen thinks about the relationship between classroom management and engaging instruction.

Carmen
00:39

Listen to what classroom management issues Emily thinks about when planning a lesson to ensure that it goes smoothly.

Emily
01:42

Take note of Brian’s tips for providing directions effectively.

Brian
02:36
+ Discipline
6 lectures 32:04

Addressing discipline problems can be a difficult task for teachers!  Watch this video and learn some key behaviors that teachers can implement to prevent discipline problems from happening in the first place as well as some strategies for dealing with minor misbehavior in the classroom.

Resources

  1. Logical Consequences: Explore sample logical consequences.
  2. Sample Rewards: Explore sample logical consequences.
Discipline Part 1
11:43

Sometimes situations arise that are more serious and require a different type of action on the part of the teacher.  Watch this video and learn some strategies for dealing with more serious misbehavior in the classroom!

Discipline Part 2
08:40

How do you decide when to call a parent?  Hear what Janet thinks about this!

Janet
03:38

Listen to how Carmen deals with minor misbehavior in the classroom.

Carmen
00:48

Should teachers treat all misbehavior in the same manner?  Listen to what Emily has to say about this!

Emily
03:19

Take note of how and when Brian might choose to use a behavior plan and/or consequences in his classroom.

Brian
03:56