Even as a veteran teacher, I felt that I benefited from the content of this class.
I found the course material very helpful and timely. It reinforced many of my practices and challenged me to change others or to refine my approach to certain situations.
I have attended many workshops and seminars on behavior management, but I consider your course to be one of the "BEST!". Your lessons were well organized and full of ideas that I took straight to my classroom. Thank you!!
I loved this class. I think everyone needs to take this class, especially parents. I think they need to make this class mandatory to new parents and teachers. I have learned so much from this class and will need to refer to my notes often until I can use this information as easy as I can write my name. Thanks for offering this class and with this instructor.
I think this was one of the best courses I have ever taken. I am going to suggest to our principal that this course be recommended for all of the staff in our school. The 5-step method is an excellent approach to discipline. Thank you Dr. Thompson!
This course really made me think about things I could change in my classroom management. I really enjoyed the teacher-student situations.
This was a wonderful course. I learned a lot from it, and I also implemented some of the models and strategies in my classroom. They really work!
What a wonderful instructor. I am a single mother with four children and I found this class to be very helpful to me, not only in my classroom, but in my own home as well.
Wonderful course, it sure turned this old Air Force Staff Sergeant around. I can't believe the knowledge and wisdom I received from this course. It has made a positive change in my classroom. Now, I feel like my second career choice to be a teacher was the right one. With more practice, I know it can only get better.
I just truly want to say thank you. This course has been life changing for me as a teacher, a wife, and a parent. Thank you.
Course Code: cdp
Learn a very important secret about children and discipline that will empower you to solve all classroom discipline problems, whether minor or severe. Then, explore what motivates student behavior and learn how to teach to students’ needs responsibly.
Learn about how the brain’s three control centers affect your students’ behavior and how to avoid ineffective responses that can only make problems worse. Then, learn the win-win approach to discipline.
Create a game plan for effective classroom discipline in which you and your students can agree on behaviors that are acceptable and which are not. Discover actions you can take when students choose to ignore boundaries, and learn about the reinforcing actions you should take when students choose to act responsibly.
Learn how to deal with specific problem behaviors: the attention-demander, the apple-polisher, and the whiner. Then, learn steps that you can take that will both stop the inappropriate behavior and teach appropriate, responsible behavior as well as how to effectively deal with the arguer or excuse maker, the bully, and the fighter.
Learn how to effectively deal with students who continually behave in ways that push your emotional buttons and try your patience and what to do when confronted with the defier, the disrespectful, and the disrupter. Then, gain a practical approach to helping students who have chosen to not work to their full potential and how to help problem students such as the do-nothing, the cheater, and the homework hater.
Examine discipline problems that arise out of students’ need for freedom and independence as well as how to successfully deal with the procrastinator and the rebel. Finally, you’ll look at some additional strategies you can use to solve severe or recurring problems.
James E. Thompson, Ph.D., is a pioneer in the field of distance learning courses for educators. He has created 30 video-based courses that have been offered by more than 100 colleges and universities. More than 250,000 educators have taken these courses for credit. Dr. Thompson is author of Teaching Children Responsible Behavior and currently teaches "Solving Classroom Discipline Problems, Parts One and Two" and "Teaching Adult Learners."
There are no prerequisites for this course.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.