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Classroom Management that Maximizes Learning and Leadership

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Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester Credits or 45 Clock Hours

Course Description

Participants in this course will learn and explore research-based strategies and frameworks that foster a classroom climate (in both virtual and in-person settings) that maximizes each student’s full learning potential. Strategies for creating a high-functioning learning community can promote skills that are critical for success both inside and outside of the classroom. The course will provide participants the strategies and techniques to design and foster environments, which are conducive to a safe place for teaching, learning, and connecting the community to the school. Participants’ classroom leadership abilities are developed as a result of engaging in this learning experience. Participants will learn ways to create a students-centered approach to classroom rules, norms, managing disruptive behavior through positive discipline, increase student responsibility/accountability, how social and emotional needs impact classroom management, and how grading/assessment practices can add to their classroom management culture. Self-assessment and reflection are built into the course activities, projects, and discussions so that participants can examine their growth in fostering a better student-teacher relationship that improves the classroom environment.

Global Goals of the Course

To deepen and/or apply the content and skills of the teacher’s existing professional knowledge base by meeting the following global goals of the course:

  1. Identify strategies and frameworks for improving classroom management in both the virtual and in-person classrooms
  2. Examine the key attributes of a transformative classroom and develop strategies to create a high-functioning learning community
  3. Identify how to proactively prevent misbehaviors and intervene effectively when misbehaviors occur
  4. Utilize self-assessment and reflection to examine personal dispositions and efficacy in classroom management
  5. Demonstrate proficient knowledge of strategies and activities that provide students the knowledge to measure their own growth and support their learning


By Danielle Osborne
Reviewed 1 year ago
Great experience overall, really pushed my thinking as an administrator on what areas staff need to be better supported.

By Veronica Reyes
Reviewed 10 months ago
I love CL link courses because they are so applicable to what I do every day in the classroom. I leave the courses feeling like I can implement practical strategies.

By India Baughman
Reviewed 2 months ago
Great course and a great instructor!

By Diana O'Connor
Reviewed 2 months ago
I thought the course material was comprehensive and that the modules were well organized. Steve Novack was responsive to student needs.

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07/08/24 - 07/21/24
Jul 08 - 21, 2024
Zoom Meetings will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays (July 09, 11, 16, 18, 2024) from 8:30am-10:00am Central Time.