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Creating a Culture for Learning: Classroom and Behavior Management Plans that Work

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Course Description

Classroom management has been a priority for teachers for nearly 40 years, or for as long as there have been opinion of educational priorities. When polled educators consistently cite classroom management/school discipline as a major issue for teachers nationwide.
In a 2006 survey of Pre-K through 12th grade teachers conducted by the American Psychological Association (APA), teachers identified help with classroom management and instructional skills as their top need. Results from over 2300 responses showed that teachers wanted assistance with classroom management because of their concerns about student safety and their desire for strategies to deal effectively with students’ negative and/or disruptive behaviors.
Educators have consistently rated discipline as one of the most serious obstacles to promoting effective teaching. In addition:
• Classroom management has been cited as one of the most prevalent reasons for job burnout and attrition of first-year teachers;
• Teachers’ concerns over their own safety directly relate to the use of effective classroom management programs.
Students in public schools have also reported that they “feel unsafe due to lack of effective disciplinary procedures and potential for violence.” (from American Psychological Association, Tom Kratochwill, PhD, University of Wisconsin)
This course will teach you about the Safety, Order and Rights® value set and how to use it to construct a classroom management plan and effectively collaborate and communicate with your students about the plan. You will also learn a deceptively simple verbal technique that will greatly assist you in moving students from undesirable behaviors to more desirable behaviors, helping you to maintain order in your classroom, while at the same time building your students understanding about the choices they are making and they can begin to discern to make different choices.

Instructor: Steven Dahl

How do I sign up?
Register as usual using the LAPDA Registration for REGISTER HERE. For graduate credit, Download the Grad Reg Form Here complete and submit the Union Institute Credit Registration form to LAPDA prior to commencing the course. Once your registration has been processed, which may take to a week, you will receive a course code via email from LAPDA with instructions on how to sign in to access the course. The course must be completed within 105 days. Upon completion, your grade will be submitted to Union Institute then you can request your transcript within 4 weeks.

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