sec532 | Graduate
Secondary - Creating An Effective Learning Environment
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- Describe the roles that diverse cultural backgrounds, experiences, developmental levels, and skills can have in classroom management.
- Compare technology resources that can assist in classroom management.
- Analyze reasons and methods for establishing classroom expectations and procedures according to purpose, age-appropriateness, and ease of implementation.
- Compare models of classroom management and discipline.
- Analyze how instructional planning affects classroom management.
The Classroom as a Community
- Describe the importance of creating a positive learning climate to facilitate learning.
- Analyze the influence of mutual respect, diverse backgrounds, cultural norms, valuing differences, and ability levels on the interactions between teachers and students.
- Generate problem-solving strategies related to building a classroom community.
- Investigate characteristics of a classroom community that promotes open communication and positive dialogue that values all learners.
Engaging the Learner
- Analyze strategies for involving students in the learning process and supporting students in accountability for their learning.
- Describe how effective instruction, along with teacher and student relationships, can enhance student engagement and productivity.
- Explain how student behavior and motivation is affected by reward and punishment.
- Survey components of the physical environment and how they promote student learning, engagement, and management.
- Examine ways to use a wide variety of resources, including technology, to support and engage learners.
Working With Parents and Addressing Behaviors
- Describe the benefits of a collaborative approach for dealing with behavior challenges.
- Evaluate strategies to promote effective communication between parents and teachers.
- Determine proactive strategies and effective responses to off-task and disruptive behaviors.
- Examine methods of documenting behavior to share with parents and colleagues.
- Identify ethical standards guiding teacher conduct.
- Examine the use of self-reflection for improving classroom management.
- Identify resources and professional development opportunities specific to classroom management.
Todayâ s Classroom
- Describe the legal aspects and ethical considerations in a classroom management plan.
- Analyze the multiple perspectives of a classroom management plan, including family, personal, community, and cultural norms.
- Identify how collaboration with the home, community, and school can impact classroom expectations and discipline issues.
- Evaluate the impact of oneâs beliefs, background, community, and experiences on developing a personal classroom management plan.
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