Classroom Management

Course Details

Course Number: EDUC 3162  Section Number: 101

Spring 2011

Location: Off-Campus

Classroom Number: IC Evans Room 29

Days & Times:

Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Course Attachments

EDUC 3162 Classroom Mangement Syllabus  Syllabus 2011.doc


CHAMPS, 2nd Ed.: A Positive and Proactive Approach  ISBN: 978599090306

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Phillip Jeffrey Blacklock   
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Course Objectives

West College of Education

Our Conceptual Framework

The outcomes for graduates of professional programs are based upon knowledge, skills, and dispositions in the following elements:

  • Learning Environment – Graduates of West College of Education (GWCOE) create challenging, supportive, and learner-centered environments in diverse settings
  • Individual Development - GWCOE demonstrate knowledge of individual differences in growth and development
  • Diverse Learners - GWCOE recognize the value and challenges of individual differences:
  • Reflection - GWCOE engage in individual and group reflection to improve practice.
  • Collaboration, Ethics, Relationships - GWCOE develop positive relationships, use collaborative processes, and behave ethically.
  • Communication - GWCOE communicate effectively both verbally and nonverbally through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
  • Professional Development - GWCOE actively engage in continuous learning and professional development.
  • Strategies and Methods - GWCOE use a variety of instructional strategies aligned with content to actively engage diverse learners.
  • Content Knowledge - GWCOE demonstrate mastery of the content area(s) and remain current in their teaching fields.
  • Planning Process - GWCOE demonstrate effective planning as part of the instructional cycle.
  • Assessment - GWCOE demonstrate formative and summative techniques to plan, modify, and evaluate instruction.

Specific 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:

  • 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


Course Expectations

Learning Module Activities 

Activities contained in the modules, including written assignments, account for this portion of your final grade. You may choose the activity which is of most interest to you. The choice activities include: Behavior Website Reviews and Reflection, IRIS Activity – Behavior Interventions and Reflection, Bullying – Plan and Reflection, Motivation Plan and Reflection

Group Chapter Presentations

Behavior Management Plan

Note: Classroom Management Plan is to be submitted through TK20and evaluated by the rubric.

Contextual Factors Paper 

Field Reflection Journal

Final Assessment

Shared Personal Practice and Video Reflection

Best/Worst Teacher Reflection

Classroom Management Profile

Semester Goals and Objectives

Grading Standards

Learning Module Activities (150 points)

Group Chapter Presentations (200 points)

Behavior Management Plan (200 points) 

Contextual Factors (100 points)

Field Reflection Journal (30 points)

Final Assessment (200 points)

Shared Personal Practice and Video Reflection (80 points)

Best/Worst Teacher Reflection (20 points)

Classroom Management Profile (10 points)

Goals (10 points)

Total Points (1000 points)

900 - 1000 points        A

800 - 899 points          B

700 - 799 points          C

600 - 699 points          D

599 or less points       F

Final Exam5/12/2011  8:00 a.m

Submission Format Policy

All written work must follow APA guidelines as specified in the 6thedition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association(2009).  All assignments will be submitted via Blackboard (Web CT)or TK20.  Some assignments may also require a hard copy or interaction with a Wiki-space. Each assignment must have a cover sheet.

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

Ten percent point reduction in assignment grade for each class period late. 

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. Three late arrivals to class or internship will constitute one absence. Candidates will receive no reduction for the 1st absence; a reduction of 30 points from the final grade for the 2nd absence; and an additional reduction of 80 points from the final grade for the 3rd absence.  Any absences beyond 3 will demonstrate the candidate’s lack of professional responsibility and may result in the candidate being dropped from the course. It is the candidate’s responsibility to make up any missed work.  An absence during internship will follow the same criteria and will also be made up on another day that works with your mentor’s schedule.

Other Policies

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, or call 397-4131.