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EDUC 2040 - Classroom Management

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3Lab None
Course Description: The focus of this course is to guide future and current educators as they develop strategies for creating productive classroom environments. Fundamental principles of classroom management and discipline are presented along with ways to create positive learning environments.
MnTC Goals
None

Prerequisite(s): Assessment score placement into RDNG 1000  or completion of RDNG 0900  or RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Basic computer literacy.

Major Content
  1. Research strategies for classroom management:
    1. What is classroom management?
    2. Models of discipline
  2. Classroom conduct, procedures for classroom routines:
    1. Establishing standards for appropriate behavior
    2. Rules and consequences
  3. Fostering cooperation and preventing discipline problems:
    1. Strategies for interacting with students
    2. Ways to communicate with parents
  4. Interaction of paraeducator and teacher
  5. Motivating students to engage in learning activities:
    1. Motivating, directing, and monitoring Engagement
    2. Designing and conducting engaging learning activities
  6. Off-task behaviors:
    1. Modifying off-task behavior patterns
    2. Develop strategies to exchange off-task behavior patterns with on-task behavior patterns
  7. Personal model of classroom management:
    1. Determining one¿s own management system
    2. Incorporating classroom management strategies into your style
  8. Techniques for setting up effective learning environments:
    1. Preparing for the school year
    2. Organizing the classroom and materials
  9. Understanding and managing diverse students :
    1. Sources of student diversity
    2. Creating an inclusive, multicultural classroom

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. describe theories and instructional applications of classroom management.
  2. demonstrate problem solving/decision making skills through reflective practice and collaborating with others.
  3. apply effective communication in classroom exercises.
  4. describe ways to create a climate of openness, inquiry, and support in the classroom.
  5. describe the Core Instructional Competencies for Minnesota Paraprofessionals in the area of Managing Student Behavior and Social Interaction Skills.
  6. develop creative strategies that will motivate students to learn.
  7. employ appropriate strategies to manage student behavior.
  8. demonstrate the principles of effective classroom management through the use of strategies that promote positive relationships, cooperation, and purposeful learning in the classroom
  9. describe the relationship between educators and paraeducators.


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