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Classroom Management (Foundation)

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Course ID


  • Burden, P. (2020). Classroom management: Creating a successful K-12 learning community. John Wiley & Sons.
  • Jones, V., & Jones, L. (2015). Comprehensive classroom management: Creating communities of support and solving problems, enhanced Pearson eText with updated loose-leaf version— access card package. Pearson.
  • Porter, L. (2020). A Comprehensive Guide to Classroom Management: Facilitating engagement and learning in schools. Routledge.
  • Smith, D., Fisher, D., & Frey, N. (2015). Better than carrots or sticks: Restorative practices for positive classroom management.

Course Objectives:

After completing this course, prospective teachers will be able to:

  • Define classroom management as a means to maximizing student learning.
  • Identify key features of a well-managed classroom.
  • Plan lessons, activities, and assignments to maximize student learning.
  • Differentiate instruction according to student needs, interests, and levels.
  • Design and practice predictable classroom routines and structures to minimize disruptions
  • Plan for a culture of caring and community in the classroom

Course Outline:

  • Why a course on Classroom Management?
  • How does a teacher’s personal philosophy about teaching and learning affect his or her beliefs about classroom management?
  • What happens in a well-managed classroom?
  • Classroom Observations and Data Collection (students spend 6 hours in a classroom including class and out-of-class hours)
  • What are the features of Classroom Management?
  • (physical environment, social environment) What challenges must teachers negotiate in the management of a classroom? How do classroom discipline and management differ? What kind of classroom environment do I want?
  • What do I need to think about in designing an effective classroom environment?
  • Identifying resources for learning
  • Using displays and visuals for enhancing the learning environment in the classroom
  • Seating arrangements for different kinds of learning experiences Physical facilities to enhance the learning environment
  • Building the social environment
  • Planning, motivation, teaching and assessing the curriculum, Differentiation of instruction, Multi-grade classrooms, Over-crowded classrooms
  • Routines, Schedules and Time Management in Diverse Classrooms Creating Shared Values and Community
  • Planning the Classroom Environment, I Would Like