Classroom Management and Communication

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Course Description:
This course covers basic skills and knowledge for creating a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction and effective communication among members of the learning community. The course emphasizes ethics, attitudes, language patterns, values and behaviors, and includes methods and strategies for consulting with other school professionals and parents. Additionally, students will be required to arrange visits totaling at least 10 hours to area schools to observe various classroom management strategies in action.


Course Details


Dr. Jajuan Clark


Required textbooks/ course materials:

Kagan Cooperative Learning, Kagan, Spencer and Kagan, Miguel. 2015.  ISBN: 9781933445403

I Want To Be A Teacher: Identifying Your Why, Clark, J. 2017.  ISBN: 9781478760856


Assignment/course outline:

See first-day handout.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

E – 1   Designs and plans effective instructional lessons.

E – 2   Maintains a student-centered learning environment that is safe, organized, equitable, flexible, inclusive and collaborative.

E – 3   Delivers and facilitates effective instruction.

E – 4   Analyzes and applies data from multiple assessments to diagnose learning needs and inform instruction.

E – 5   Designs purposeful professional goals for continuous improvement to strengthen instructional effectiveness and impact student learning.

E – 6   Practices professional responsibility and ethical conduct and fulfills expected obligations to students, the public, and the education profession.


Course-level learning outcomes:

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Describe the legal and ethical issues associated with the teaching profession.

Analyze tips for circumventing potential problems for the beginning of the school year.

Demonstrate enhanced communication skills by working more effectively with members of the school community.

Discuss techniques for beginning each day and week.

Summarize the connection between management and instruction.

Describe techniques to increase parental involvement.

Examine behaviors of students and focus on understanding why these behaviors occur.

Discuss solutions for dealing with severe and chronic misbehavior.

Prepare to manage special needs students.

Describe cultural concerns related to management.

Develop a systematic plan of action for effective, character based classroom management.

Develop a lesson that demonstrate promoting a positive learning environment that promotes high expectations, student engagement, and age-appropriate social and emotional growth.




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Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

Field experience is the primary method of instruction. Students are expected to be attentive, participate with their assigned cooperating teachers, and are encouraged to ask questions. Lectures are used to deliver instruction for students to gain instruction to be used in their field experience placements. The lectures will come primarily from the textbook in formats that may include power point presentations, white board illustrations, videos, and web-based technologies. Field experience activities are designed to correlate with the lecture material to aid in student understanding. Homework assignments conducted in the field experiences, are required. Tasks, that vary in content from semester to semester, are also utilized to expand student knowledge and understanding of the course material. 

1. Office appointments will be made to discuss progress, as needed.

2. Tutoring will be available through the Academic Center of Excellence (ACE Lab).

3. On occasion exponential learning will be made available by visiting available agencies to augment the learning process.


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