Strategic Classroom Management

Strategic Classroom Management

  1. Module Title: Strategic Classroom Management
  2. Module Prefix/Number: ED 410
  3. Credit Hours: Three (3)
  4. Description:
    This course examines the major models of classroom management to help students build a foundation in current approaches to their essential aspect of teaching. The course is built on the foundation to ultimately prepare students with the necessary know-how and tools to develop and put into practice effective classroom management program. It also covers diversity in the classroom, includes classroom safety, safe school, and coverage of bullying and violence.
  5. Student Learning Outcomes: At the end of this course students will have:
    • Demonstrate basic classroom management theories, methods, approaches, and research-based classroom models for effective learning needs
    • Be able to use strategies, approaches and techniques for facilitating the functional integration of students learning needs in various setting
    • Create classroom policies to manage and ensure a safe, positive and efficient environment for learning which diversities are valued
    • Compare and contrast different approaches and make informed decisions about applying effective classroom management models
    • Demonstrate knowledge in critical thinking and problem solving skills to design and implement management strategies
    • Gain knowledge in understanding human relations’ skills which support the development of human potential
  6. Grading Scale: Your letter grade in this course will be determined by calculating your score on all assignments and exams as a percentage of the total possible score, on a standard grading scale:
    Your Letter Grade Your Score as % of Total
    A 90–100
    B 80-89
    C 70-79
    D 60-69
    F 0-59

    Assignments 40%

    As part of the requirements, students must complete short assignments based on these studies. There will be 2 assignments, each attracting 20% of total course grade.

    Assignment (Essay) 20%

    Students are also required to turn in an essay assignment.

    Guidelines for the essay assignment:

    • Word limit: 1500 – 2500
    • The assignment should be typed using Times New Roman, 12-point size, double spaced, and 1″ margins.
    • The assignment should be edited for spelling and grammar.
    • References to be provided using the APA guidelines.

    Exam 40%

    There will be a Final exam. The exam will be based on material covered in the textbook readings and lecture notes.

  7. Course Outline
Topics
  • Introducing The Concept Of Classroom Management
  • Safe Classrooms And Safe School
  • Foundations Of Classroom Management:  Skinner, Redl, And Wattenberg; Glasser, Gordon, And Ginott
  • Behavioral Approaches To Classroom Management
  • Ecological Approaches To Classroom Management
  • Self-Regulating Approaches To Classroom Management
  • Exploring The Process-Outcomes Approaches To Classroom Management
  • Supportive Approaches To Classroom Management
  • Community Approaches To Classroom Management
  • Whole School Approaches To Classroom Management
  • Classroom Management In Inclusive Classroom
  • Cultural And Gender Diversity And Classroom Management
  • Developing Your Personal Classroom Management
  • Applying A Management Philosophy In Your Classroom
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