Solving Classroom Discipline Problems

Solving Classroom Discipline Problems

Enjoy a more peaceful, orderly classroom that is free of common discipline problems. This course provides a step-by-step approach to effective, positive classroom discipline, and it's continually rated by teachers as one of the most valuable they've ever taken.
6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs
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Details

Why do some teachers enjoy peaceful, orderly classrooms while other teachers face daily discipline battles? The answer is that many teachers have not been taught the secrets to solving discipline problems. This course reveals those secrets and presents a step-by-step approach to effective, positive classroom discipline. Teachers continually rate this course one of the most valuable they have ever taken.

Note: To receive 25 hours of instruction in the State of Oregon, please ensure your school is eligible to issue professional development units, and that the course is approved by your professional learning coordinator.

Enrollment Options:
Instructor-Led
6 Weeks Access Course Code: cdp
Start Dates*Aug 12 | Sep 16 | Oct 14 | Nov 11
*Choose start date in cart
$149.00 USD
Self-Paced
3 Months Access Course Code: T9286
No Instructor, Start Anytime
$149.00 USD

Syllabus

In the first lesson, you will learn a very important secret about children and discipline. Once you know the secret, you will be empowered to solve all classroom discipline problems, whether minor or severe. Armed with your new knowledge, you will be on your way to a more peaceful and productive classroom.

This lesson explores what motivates student behavior. Everyone comes into the world with a set of needs, and for the rest of their lives, they struggle to learn how to best meet those needs. In this lesson, you will examine students' needs and learn how to teach to them to meet those needs responsibly.

You may know what approaches don't work with students, but this lesson will explain why they don't work. You will learn about the brain's three control centers and how they affect your students' behavior. You will also learn how to avoid ineffective responses that can only make problems worse.

When discipline is practiced correctly, there are no losers, only winners. This lesson focuses on correct discipline practices. Teachers win because they are able to have their needs met without imposing authority. Students get their needs met because they get a say in the process.

If you just react as situations present themselves, you are going to continually have problems. In this lesson, you will create your game plan for effective classroom discipline. With this plan, you and your students can agree on which behaviors are acceptable and which are not in your classroom.

Now that you have a plan, what do you do when students choose to misbehave? What do you do when they behave responsibly? This lesson introduces actions you can take when students choose to ignore boundaries.

Now that you're halfway through the course, it's time to put your new knowledge into action. In the remaining lessons, you learn how to apply what you have learned to discipline problems that occur in any classroom.

This lesson focuses on solving problems that involve how students relate to and interact with each other. You will learn steps that you can take that will both stop the inappropriate behavior and teach appropriate, responsible behavior.

In this lesson, you will learn active listening and other techniques that you can use to defuse emotional situations. You will learn how to effectively deal with students who continually behave in ways that push your emotional buttons and try your patience.

Behavior problems often result in poor academic performance, either directly or indirectly. This lesson gives you a practical approach to helping students who have chosen to not work to their full potential.

Problems and Independence - In this lesson, you will examine discipline problems that arise out of students' need for freedom and independence. These problems occur more frequently in the preteen and teenage years, but independence can be an issue at any age.

What do you do if you try these new approaches, but they don't work? That's the subject of this last lesson. You will learn additional strategies you can use to solve severe or recurring problems.

Requirements

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Instructor

Annemarie Thompson is an award winning learning designer with over 15 years of experience in the distance learning industry. She produces courses on key teacher development topics including Differentiated Instruction, Classroom Discipline, and Classroom Management. Her courses have been offered by more than 100 colleges and universities and were the basis of an accredited online master's program.

Reviews

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!!

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!

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.