Classroom Management

Course Details

Course Number: EDUC 3162  Spring 2012

Location: Off-Campus

Days & Times:

Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:40-10:30



Course Attachments

Syllabus Classroom Management  Classroom Management Syllabus.doc

Textbooks

MSU Faculty Member
Dr.   Darrell Mohr   
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Course Objectives

The teacher candidate will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to create a classroom environment of respect and rapport that fosters a positive climate for learning, equity, and excellence. The knowledge and skills will be developed within the following areas:

  • Engaging student learning through appropriate instructional planning
  • Creating an environment of respect and rapport
  • Establishing an environment for learning and excellence
  • Managing classroom procedures and student behavior
  • Maintaining a physical and emotional environment that is safe and productive

(Adopted from the PEDAGOGY AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES STANDARDS; EC-GRADE 12)

 

Content/

Assessment

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Learner Objectives: The beginning teacher knows and understands, and is able to:

 

 

Creating an Environment of Respect and Rapport

Chapter 1

2.1k; 2.2k;2.3k

the importance of creating a learning environment in which diversity and individual differences are respected;

the impact of teacher-student interactions and interactions among students on classroom climate and student learning and development; and

ways to establish a positive classroom climate that fosters active engagement in learning among students.

 

 

Establishing an Environment for Learning and Excellence

Chapter 1

Quiz 1

Midterm

IRIS

2.4k; 2.5k;

 

 

2.5s

the importance of communicating enthusiasm for learning; and

the necessity of communicating teacher expectations for student learning.

ensure that instructional goals and objectives, activities, classroom interactions, assessments, and other elements of the classroom environment convey high expectations for student achievement.

 

 

Maintaining a Physical and Emotional Environment that is Safe and Productive

Chapter 2

2.19k; 2.20k

2.21k

2.22k

 features and characteristics of physical spaces that are safe and productive for learning;

 the benefits and limitations of various arrangements of furniture in the classroom;

 procedures for ensuring safety in the classroom;

 physical accessibility as a potential issue in student learning.

 

 

Managing Classroom Procedures

Chapter 2

Midterm

C.O.R

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2.11k

 how classroom routines and procedures affect student learning and achievement.

 non-instructional duties (e.g., taking attendance) and procedures for performing these duties effectively.

 

 

Managing Student Behavior

Chapter 3

Quiz 2

Midterm

Mgmt. Plan

IRIS

2.14k

2.15k

2.16k

appropriate behavior standards and expectations for students at various developmental levels;

the significance of district policies and procedures for managing student behavior and ensuring ethical behavior in the classroom; and

the importance of establishing classroom standards of student conduct and clear consequences for inappropriate behavior.

 

 

Managing Classroom Procedures

Chapter 4

Quiz 3

Midterm

IRIS

Work Sample

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2.7k

2.8k

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2.10k

The beginning teacher knows and understands:

how classroom routines and procedures affect student learning and achievement;

 how to organize student groups to facilitate cooperation and productivity;

 the importance of time management for effective classroom functioning;

 procedures for managing transitions; and

 routines and procedures for managing and using materials, supplies, and technology.

 

 

Communication

Chapter 5

3.1k

the importance of clear, accurate communication in the teaching and learning process.

 

 

Interacting and Communicating with Families

Chapter 5

Midterm

4.2k

appropriate ways for working and communicating effectively with families in varied contexts.

 

 

Managing Student Behavior

Chapter 6

C.O.R.

2.13k

theories and techniques relating to managing and monitoring student behavior.

 

 

Interacting and Communicating with Families

Chapter 6

4.2k

theories and techniques relating to managing and monitoring student behavior.

 

 

Creating an Environment of Respect and Rapport

Chapter 7

 

Quiz 4

Mgmt. Plan

Final

2.1k; 2.2k;2.3k

the importance of creating a learning environment in which diversity and individual differences are respected;

the impact of teacher-student interactions and interactions among students on classroom climate and student learning and development; and

ways to establish a positive classroom climate that fosters active engagement in learning among students.

 

 

Engaging Students in Learning

Chapter 7

3.10k

 different types of motivation, factors affecting student motivation, and effective motivational strategies in varied learning contexts.

 

 

Creating an Environment of Respect and Rapport

Chapter 8

Quiz 4

Final

2.1k

2.2k

2.3k

 the importance of creating a learning environment in which diversity and individual differences are respected;

 the impact of teacher-student interactions and interactions among students on classroom climate and student learning and development; and

 ways to establish a positive classroom climate that fosters active engagement in learning among students.

 

 

Engaging Students in Learning

Chapter 8

3.10k

 different types of motivation, factors affecting student motivation, and effective motivational strategies in varied learning contexts.

 

 

Managing Student Behavior

Chapter 9

Quiz 5

Final

2.13k

2.14k

2.16k

2.17k

2.18k

 theories and techniques relating to managing and monitoring student behavior;

 appropriate behavior standards and expectations for students at various developmental levels;

the importance of establishing classroom standards of student conduct and clear consequences for inappropriate behavior;

 the value of encouraging students to work in an ethical manner and monitor their own behavior; and

 appropriate responses to a variety of student behaviors and misbehavior.

 

 

Maintaining a Physical and Emotional Environment that is Safe and Productive

Chapter 9

2.23k

students’ emotional needs and ways to address needs.

 


Course Expectations

Demonstrate professionalism

Professionalism is shown when students (a) attend all classes on time; (b) participate in class

discussions and lectures; (c) dress appropriately; (d) are flexible to schedule changes; and

(e) respect the opinions and rights of others.  Professionalism is a significant part of your course grade.

 

Each student will be responsible for all required readings prior to the time they are to be discussed.  All assignments should be turned in on or prior to the day they are due. Late assignments will be accepted at instructor’s discretion up to 24 hours past the due date, and the score will be reduced one letter grade.

 

It is expected that all assignments be completed independently, and that all assignments are the

original work of the student, developed for this class only.  All written assignments completed

outside of class must be presented in computer generated form, and whenever possible or appropriate, adhere to APA (6th edition) format.  In all cases, written assignments should adhere to standard usage of English grammar and be free of typographical errors. 

 

Exams and Quizzes

There will be two exams (one midterm and one final exam). The final is not comprehensive, per se,

but may have questions pertaining to information covered prior to the midterm. Quizzes will be given according to the class calendar.

 

Classroom Management Observation Report

Through observation, you are to identify and describe the various organizational and behavior

management techniques and questioning strategies utilized by the teacher in the classroom in which

you have been placed for practicum. Your report should include recommendations that would improve classroom organization/management and questioning strategies, thereby improving the teaching/learning process.

 

IRIS Modules

You will complete six learning modules at http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt/resources.html. Access the

modules under the topic heading, “Behavior and Classroom Management.” Complete all activities in each module and turn in a type-written copy of the assessment questions and answers to the instructor.

 

Classroom Management Plan

For this assignment you will produce a comprehensive plan to include classroom structure, rules,

and positive and corrective consequences. You will also give an indication of the procedures and

expectations, and how you will proactively teach them to your students.

 

Teacher Work Sample

You will create a useful tool to be used in the classroom  (e.g., organizational, behavioral, procedural). Write a one-page summary regarding its purpose and the rationale for its use (e.g., benefits). Finally, share It with the class.


Grading Standards

Professionalism -- 25pts

Classroom Management Observation Report -- 50pts

IRIS Modules  (6 x 25 pts.) --150pts

Teacher Work Sample -- 25pts

Classroom Management Plan--50pts

Quizzes ( 5 x 10 pts.)--50pts 

Midterm Exam-- 50pts

Final Exam --100pts

 

Total-- 500pts

 

A = 90-100%

B = 80-89%

C = 70-79%

D = 60-69%

F = 59% and below


Submission Format PolicyNote: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

 Professional teachers are dependable, reliable, and responsible. Therefore, candidates are

expected to be on time and in attendance at every class, and to stay for the entire class. 

Candidates will receive a grade of F on the third absence from both block courses. After the

 second absence from the course it is mandatory that a student schedule an appointment with the

course instructor to discuss attendance. Failure to schedule and attend a conference will result in

 the grade for the course being lowered by one letter. It is the candidate’s responsibility to make

up any missed work. It is also expected that you will complete all course field experience hours in

a professional manner. Professional conduct is expected when observing or participating in school

settings (e.g., dressing appropriately, arriving on time, remaining for the entire pre-arranged time,

not canceling, and demonstrating respect in all interactions with young people, parents, teachers,

and staff). If you must miss your field experience for any reason, you are expected to call the school

 and the teacher you are working with before school begins for the day. You must also contact the

course instructor by e-mail or phone to let me know you will not be present and arrange a time with

me when we can discuss the most appropriate way to make up that absence. Three instances of

tardy arrival will be counted as one absence.


Other Policies

You begin creating your professional reputation as a teacher when you are an undergraduate.  The reputation you create will follow you.  The policies in this class are the most elemental of guidelines in establishing your professional reputation.

 

1.  You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

 

2.  Plagiarism is the use of others' thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

 

3.  Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities:

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

 

 


Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.