This course will cover 5 main areas that over the years that I have been teaching have been proven to be highly effective in managing students both for behavior, academic achievement, and classroom organization. When you finish this course you will have a firm understanding of how to implement classroom management strategies. Classroom management in my opinion is one of the most important aspects of being a teacher. You will also leave this course with some great websites to help with your classroom management and also a bunch of goodies that I have used over the years from trial and error and also from other teachers that have helped me along my teaching career. The course is not designed to take weeks and weeks to complete rather it's straight to the point useful information that you can take to your classroom the next day to use. The course is structured as a self paced course.
Learn the effectiveness of classroom arrangement and the effects it can have on classroom behavior. Learn how to apply different arrangements of seating to yield different academic and behavioral goals.
They will understand that setting rules and consequences minimizes the need for other types of more corrective discipline.
The student will be able to utilize strategies for helping to maintain positive student behavior
The student will learn the importance of creating a positive climate in the classroom and how to maintain that.
Students will learn effective teacher moves and the importance of musical anchors to reduce wasted time and saving your voice.
Students will learn about some technological tools to help with behavior management. Students will also be able to obtain blackline masters of some highly effective behavior management strategies.
Founder of Classcraft, Shawn Young, gives an overview of the web-based program Classcraft and how it began.
Teacher testimonial about how Classcraft changed student behavior for the better in his classroom.
This is an overview video on Classdojo and provides a student introduction to the program and what they can expect.
A good reminder of the power of teaching character in the classroom and how it can have an impact on the classroom environment and behaviors.
Teacher testimonial on how Classdojo helps to encourage students to make the right choices.
Parent testimonial on how Classdojo showed them the positive behaviors occurring in class with their child. They share their stories.
Joshua DuCharme has been working in the education system for the last 10 years. He holds a Masters in Education from National University, a CA Cleared Credential (CLAD) from National University, and a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from National University. In this last 10 years he has accomplished many things. He has taught Kindergarten, second grade, fifth grade, special education, and online collegiate classes. He continues to serve on boards and committees at his school involving the CA state testing, WASC Accreditation, and helped in creating the technology task team at his school. He helped design the school's website. He continues to serve in the community offering free tutoring services to struggling students and counseling to parents. His expertise extends much farther than the classroom and reaches deep into the community in which he lives. Among these things, Joshua DuCharme has been creating curriculum for K-12 and higher education and continues to teach both in the elementary classroom and the collegiate setting (both onground and virtual).