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Classroom Management to Promote Student Learning

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Overview / Abstract:

In today’s diverse classrooms, where students come with a range of learning needs as well as social and emotional needs, there is no single formula or model for effective classroom management. This graduate-level course explores several approaches to creating a supportive and respectful learning environment. Build a repertoire of research-based strategies that work best for you, and reclaim class time once lost to handling classroom disruptions and behavior problems.

Credit is not available for this course if you have taken Managing Behavior in the Diverse Classroom.

Teaching Tangibles
Learn how to design rules and procedures to increase students’ sense of responsibility.
Learn how to integrate social skills and civic values to foster cooperation.
Understand and apply basic categories of behavior management models.
Discover how to use preventive, rather than reactive, management strategies.
Create a plan for teaching a conflict resolution process.
Increase parental support of student learning and good behavior.


Oct 16, 2020


Education (K-12)





Credits / Hours

3 semester hours

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Carolyn Evertson, Ph.D.

Dr. Evertson chairs the education department of Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. She initiated the Classroom Organization and Management Program (COMP), a teacher-training curriculum implemented extensively throughout the United States. She and her colleagues developed the program to help beginning teachers learn effective classroom management. Dr. Evertson has written and edited numerous books and articles. She co-authored Classroom Management for Elementary Teachers; Classroom Management for Secondary Teachers; Student Characteristics and Teaching; and Learning from Teaching.

Marilyn Gootman, Ed.D.

Dr. Gootman is a consultant with Gootman Education Associates. Her book credits include The Caring Teacher’s Guide to Discipline. She has written extensively about the impact of emotional trauma on student behavior and learning. Her articles, presentations, and books have made her a national spokesperson on positive approaches to discipline and mediating teens as they deal with grief and trauma.

David Johnson, Ed.D.

Known as a pioneer in cooperative learning, Dr. Johnson is an expert in several aspects of building a cooperative classroom community. He has earned international acclaim for his research and has published countless articles and books. He has co-authored 10 books, including Teaching Students to Be Peacemakers and Creative Controversy: Intellectual Challenge in the Classroom. Dr. Johnson is a professor of education at the University of Minnesota, a fellow of the American Psychological Association, and the recipient of numerous awards.

David Johnson has also authored books available through Canter’s partner, Corwin press.

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