Classroom Management

Course Details

Course Number: 3162  Section Number: 101 and 102

Fall 2013

Location: Off-Campus

Days & Times:

MW 8-2:20

TR 8-2:20



Course Attachments

Textbooks

Effective Classroom Management  ISBN: 013705503x

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Susan Cooper   
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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, and you will demonstrate skills from each of the following categories as you complete the assignments for this class:

 

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

 

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


Course Expectations

Assignments

All written work must follow APA guidelines as specified in the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2009). All assignments will be submitted via D2L or TK20. Some assignments may also require a hard copy or interaction with a Wiki-space. Use the review format.

 

 

Assignment

Course Objective Connection

Tentative

Date Due

Best/Worst Teacher Description. Include: ( 50 pts )

  • Physical room
  • Teacher’s attitude
  • Classroom rules
  • Homework
  • Whatever else stands out in your mind

Must be under 500 words. Upload to D2L.

1, 2, 5

Due 9/12

 

 

Submit to D2L

Lesson Planning Assessment ( 50 pts  )

  • Use designated format
  • Proper application of TEKS
  • Uses backward design
  • Applies active learning

1, 3

Due 9/19

 

 

Submit to D2L

Group Chapter Presentations ( 250 pts  )

  • 20-30 minutes on your model
  • Must include a “what it looks like in the classroom”
  • Pros and cons of models
  • Your presentation must employ active learning

2, 3, 4, 5

Ready by 10/3

 

Presented in class;  graded by rubric

Assessment Example ( 50 pts )

  • Using previous sample plan, write an assessment that applies levels of Bloom’s taxonomy
  • Must write one good question of each type discussed in class that could be used to assess lesson

1, 3

Due 10/3

 

 

Submit to D2L

Behavior Management Plan ( 400 pts )

  • Includes all elements from IRIS website discussed in class (purpose, rules, procedures, consequences, action plan) as well as classroom layout.
  • Include also a 250 words or less explanation of how your management plan fits with your personal philosophy and which of the views of classroom management it best demonstrates

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Rough draft due 10/31

Final due 12/3

 

 

Submit to D2L

Peer Lesson Critique (100 pts)

  • Videotape one of your lessons (it does NOT matter for which content area)
  • Arrange to sit down with one of your class peers who will review the lesson for you
  • Complete the Shared Personal Practice, Pt 1 BEFORE watching the video
  • During the video (which you watch together) your peer completes the Lesson Plan Checklist
  • After watching the video, your peer will use the checklist to provide feedback to you and to complete the Shared Personal Practice, Pt 2
  • After watching the video, you will complete Shared Personal Practice, Pt 3

1, 3, 4

Before 11/20

 

 

Submit to D2L

**The person whose lesson is being observed will submit the entire “packet”. The person doing the observing will submit the checklist and part 2 to his/her own D2L for grading

Demonstration of Skills (100 pts)

  • Based on lessons taught in 4102, 4202, and 4302
  • Taken from Domain IV of the Evaluation
  • Note that you’re the score from your first observation will count for fewer overall points than your last observation—I expect them to get better in this area throughout the semester.

1,2,3,4,5

Before 12/5

Class Participation  (100 pts)

  • Based on teacher assessment of how well you:

Participate in class discussions and activities by making meaningful, thoughtful contributions; don't monopolize discussions; actively include other class members in discussions; demonstrate that you have read all readings when assigned.

2, 3 + Teacher Dispositions

Scored end of the semester

Best Lesson Plan and Reflection (0 points)

  • Chosen from the lessons you write for methods portion of Block II
  • Must be uploaded to TK20 by the due date, or you will receive an Incomplete

 

Before 12/5

 

 

Submit to TK20

 

 

**NOTE: This schedule is tentative and may change based on the needs of the students and the professor. Additional assignments may be added as needed to enhance student understanding of concepts taught in class.

  

All field experience hours must be documented to be eligible to receive a final course grade. The gold field experience document will be turned in at the end of the semester to your classroom management professor, or you will receive an incomplete. If you must turn in an assignment late, arrangements must be made in advance, and a deduction of 1 letter grade per day late will be assessed except in terms of MAJOR catastrophes (ie-a tornado destroys your house, or you must have a lung transplant).

 

 

In all formal written assignments that you complete in this class (e.g., papers, essays, presentations), you WILL BE GRADED upon both the quality and the content of your writing.

 

Mechanics are especially important to presenting yourself as a knowledgeable professional, and thus all writing assignments must be submitted free of spelling and basic punctuation errors. These are errors that could easily be corrected if you read through your paper prior to submission. I WILL NOT GRADE PAPERS THAT CONTAIN SUCH ERRORS. If I find such an error, I will return the paper to you ungraded, and you will have one day to edit and resubmit the work (without any changes to the content), with a DOWN GRADE of 1 letter grade. AFTER THIS ONE CHANCE, ANY OTHER SUBMITTED WORK THAT CONTAINS SUCH ERRORS WILL RECEIVE A GRADE OF ZERO.

 

 


Grading Standards

Final Grade Scale and Grading Policies

          93-100% = A

          86-92% = B

          78-85% = C

          70-77% = D


Submission Format Policy

All written work must follow APA guidelines as specified in the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2009). All assignments will be submitted via D2L or TK20. Some assignments may also require a hard copy or interaction with a Wiki-space. Use the review format.



Note: 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.

Late Paper Policy

If you must turn in an assignment late, arrangements must be made in advance, and a deduction of 1 letter grade per day late will be assessed except in terms of MAJOR catastrophes


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. Tardiness, leaving early, and absences are considered evidence of lack of dependability, and are taken seriously.
  • Course grades will be affected by each absence. Daily grades are given for class participation and in-class assignments. Daily work cannot be made up. I will only take responsibility for having handouts and materials at class on the day initially provided. If you have to be absent, be sure you have arranged for A PEER to obtain materials for you. Call or email the appropriate professor/mentor teacher if you are going to be late or absent for lecture or internship.
  • Absences will cost you 20 points per class. Any absences beyond 3 will demonstrate the candidate’s lack of professional responsibility and may result in the candidate being dropped from the course or issued a fitness alert. It is the candidate’s responsibility to make up any missed work.

Other Policies
  • Internship Experience: Throughout your internship experience ask your mentor teacher to give you some constructive feedback to lessons taught and/or planned. Use this information to make changes in the remaining lessons. Always conduct yourself in a professional manner. Any missed field experience days will be made up on a different day of the week and will be coordinated with the mentor teacher.
  • Attendance: 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. Tardiness, leaving early, and absences are considered evidence of lack of dependability, and are taken seriously.
  • Course grades will be affected by each absence. Daily grades are given for class participation and in-class assignments. Daily work cannot be made up. I will only take responsibility for having handouts and materials at class on the day initially provided. If you have to be absent, be sure you have arranged for A PEER to obtain materials for you. Call or email the appropriate professor/mentor teacher if you are going to be late or absent for lecture or internship.
  • Absences will cost you 20 points per class. Any absences beyond 3 will demonstrate the candidate’s lack of professional responsibility and may result in the candidate being dropped from the course or issued a fitness alert. It is the candidate’s responsibility to make up any missed work.
  • Participation: It's not just enough to show up! Be prepared. Participate in class discussions and activities by making meaningful, thoughtful contributions. Be sure you don't monopolize discussions; actively include other class members. You must read all readings when assigned.
  • Attitude: Demonstrate the following dispositions essential for learning:
    • curiosity (ask questions, look for additional information, probe, reflect);
    • flexibility (take alternate points of view, venture new ideas; be open-minded and playful);
    • organization (plan ahead);
    • patience (take time to reason, be persistent in efforts);
    • risk-taking (try things beyond current repertoire);
    • care/passion (invest in ideas/process/product).
  • Be aware of how your attitude is conveyed to others (body language, conversation, neatness and completeness of work, willingness to assist and contribute, etc.). A sense of humor and ability to be flexible are crucial!
  • Preparation: Complete all assigned readings before class and be ready to fully participate in class activities. Complete written assignments on time. Note: Be sure and keep a back up of all work.
  • Respect: Be considerate of others. Do not talk while others are talking; do not use foul language; behave in an ethical manner. Remember we are guests in the Burkburnett school district.
  • Professional Development: Remember that teaching requires a commitment to continual learning. Demonstrate your eagerness to learn outside of the classroom by reading professional journals and attending professional meetings when possible.                                              

 

 

Academic Honesty

 

MSU students demand of themselves the highest level of academic honesty as delineated in their honor creed.  Academic honesty involves the submission of work that is wholly the student's own work, except in the case of assigned group work. Additionally, academic honesty involves the proper citation of other authors' works.

 

By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a "limited right" in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The "limited right" shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student's work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes.


 

 

 

 

 

Disability Support

 

As the faculty of the West College of Education, we are dedicated to helping meet the needs of our students with disabilities and are eager to provide the accommodations to which such students are entitled. If you have a documented disability and are registered with the Office of Disability, please let your instructor know to expect a letter from that office describing the accommodations to which you are entitled. If you have a documented disability but are not registered with the Office of Disability, please contact that office immediately to register.


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.