Building relationships with the students is the key to a successful classroom. I appreciate how Dr. Thompson stressed this throughout the course."
Great course for parents and teachers!"
I enjoyed taking Discipline I and II. My instructor, JT was a great help to me and was a great source of information. I would take any course he teaches, and have recommended this class to all the parents in my class and the teachers in my school. THANK YOU."
Thanks again for another beneficial course! I have enjoyed both courses in Solving Classroom Discipline Problems. The lessons were great! I love the very practical information and examples. This has prepared me for another school year with middle school students."
Thank you for another wonderful course on classroom discipline. I have incorporated several strategies in extended substitute classes with success."
Thank you for sharing all the valuable information on discipline problems. I will definitely use the strategies when teaching and with my own children. This is a course both teachers and parents should take."
Thank you so much, Dr. Thompson! I think the combination of taking the first course last year, having a very challenging group this past year, and now completing the second course has really consolidated the concepts, I had so many AHA moments while thinking through and analyzing situations, I think I've gotten a much deeper understanding. I am ready for September. Thank you again."
This is definitely a helpful course, I learned a lot!!!"
I really enjoyed this class. It is a good accompaniment to the first course, and expounds more on difficult problems we face in the classroom. He even has chapters on current problems we face, like bullying and school violence."
Thank you for developing this class! It was a great addition to your first class! I learned a lot of helpful information!!"
Course Code: di2
Learn exactly what the five basic needs are and how they motivate your students. You'll also step into a few classrooms and learn how creating a needs-fulfilling environment can stop many problems before they begin. Then, learn a six-step approach that will keep you and your students' focus on the future instead of the past, on positives instead of punishment, and on hope instead of despair.
In this lesson, we'll focus on practical steps for creating a classroom discipline plan. We'll even compare ineffective plans with ones that work. Then, learn about the teaching time-out, which teaches children to become problem solvers and to take responsibility for improving their behavior.
In this lesson, you'll learn how class meetings allow students to discover that their class is a working, problem-solving unit. Class meetings can also prevent discipline problems by building a trusting, respectful, and productive classroom atmosphere. Then, learn how responsible teachers can connect with children who threaten, intimidate, or bully another person to address their unfulfilled needs. And you'll gain the necessary tools to solve problems of verbal abuse, stealing, and fighting.
In this lesson, you'll learn how to help middle school students when their behavior gets out of hand. You'll see specifically how to effectively deal with students who do no school work, students who talk back, and students who engage in vandalism. Then, you'll find out how to help children deal with emotions such as insecurity, fear, resentment, and anger.
Learn step-by-step solutions to some specific problems: not sharing, temper tantrums, and throwing things. Then, you'll learn about the causes of violent behavior and how to recognize warning signs. You'll examine three scenarios based on actual events and learn what to do when confronted with potentially violent situations at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.
Learn about the special problems substitute teachers encounter and what steps they can take to deal effectively with classroom discipline. Next, we'll focus on Attention Deficit Disorder and learn 35 actions you can take to help students improve their attention spans. And, you'll learn how academic problems can lead to discipline problems, along with steps to help students who are struggling academically. Then, you'll take what you've learned in all the lessons to create strategies for preventing severe and chronic discipline problems.
James E. Thompson, Ph.D., is a pioneer in the field of distance learning courses for educators with more than 25 years of experience. 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 his courses.
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits.
Once a course 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.
The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes two 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 two weeks plus 10 days (24 days total) to complete the final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.