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Classroom Management that Maximizes Learning and Leadership - #SPC22009

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 Steven Swanson
Reviewed 5 months ago
Professor Novak does a great job! I really enjoyed my time in class and took away so much from it!

By Jessica Pink
Reviewed 7 months ago
Paul was amazing and always provided clear feedback!

By Jessica Templin
Reviewed 9 months ago
I enjoyed the class and learned a lot.

By Alan Love
Reviewed 9 months ago
The instructor was very helpful and encouraging.

By Danielle Osborne
Reviewed 3 months ago
Great experience overall, really pushed my thinking as an administrator on what areas staff need to be better supported.

By Matthew Weger
Reviewed 10 months ago
Was a great facilitator of conversation and I enjoyed learning from him.

By Nabila Jahangir
Reviewed 8 months ago
Paul was an excellent teacher who always provided thoughtful insight in a very timely manner! I have taken 3 courses with Paul!

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