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Classroom Management for Today's Schools

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Course Description:
This 1-credit hour course provides teachers, staff members, para-educators, and administrators with researched based strategies to help guide the classroom climate and culture. by utilizing the text A Handbook for Classroom Management that Works by Robert J. Marzano, Barbra R. Gaddy, Maria C. Foseid, Mark P. Foseid, and Jana S. Marzano. The course provides proven strategies that assist with: development of rules and procedures, discipline and consequences, professional teacher-student relationships, guidance on the mental set, student responsibility, getting off to a good start, and how to handle management at the school level. Participants are asked to critically reflect and adapt their pedagogues as they learn, reflect and process new information through readings, activities, and discussions. A highly engaging class, it is designed to offer participants important information and requires meaningful application to their professional lives.

This course is presented completely online and self-paced. Participants are expected to access the course and post regularly (at least once a week) and make reasonable progress, but there are no due dates attached to individual assignments to provide flexibility and to better accommodate participants’ busy schedules. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE END OF THE COURSE TO TRY TO COMPLETE EVERYTHING.

This course does not fulfill the Missouri Initial Professional Certification requirement.

Required text:
A Handbook for Classroom Management that Works, Robert J. Marzano ISBN-13:Â 978-0135035818

Credit: 1 graduate credit hours

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