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Developing Your Classroom Management Plan
Taught by: Peter Cookson

Description
E-Seminar Description
As a teacher begins a career in the classroom, his/her expectations are certainly high. Teachers can hardly wait to share the excitement of learning with students; after all, that's why they've chosen teaching as a profession. At the same time, and realistically, the concerns are many. Foremost among them—for most new teachers—is how to juggle the many details of organization, discipline, and instruction that together create a successful daily learning environment.

This e-seminar is designed to help beginning teachers strengthen their classroom management skills from the start. You will learn to develop practical strategies, skills, and techniques that can be utilized to create a positive, cooperative classroom climate where maximum learning takes place.

Developing Your Classroom Management Plan is organized according to factors that most affect a teacher's classroom experience: It will aid you in identifying and modifying personal teaching style; provide practical strategies on better managing student misbehavior and mediating your classroom conflicts; offer an interactive, step-by-step approach for creating a personalized classroom management system; detail how teachers, administrators and other faculty members may help foster a positive classroom culture in the context of the school environment; and explore techniques for establishing a positive identity in the community outside your classroom.

Throughout the e-seminar a user will be able to print out the work s/he has completed, including a personal classroom management plan, reflective writing, activities, and resources for future reference.

E-Seminar Length:3-5 hours
Start Date:Anytime
Credits:Not-for-Credit
Prerequisites:None
Moderator:None
Columbia Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni:FREE

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E-Seminar Objectives | Outline | Instructor's Background | Recommended Reading | Technical Requirements

E-Seminar Objectives
•   Help beginning teachers strengthen their classroom management skills.

•   Develop techniques that can be utilized to create a positive, cooperative classroom climate.

•   Use the interactive Online Journal to record thoughts, experiences, and responses to e-seminar questions and scenarios.

•   Respond to self-evaluation exercises to determine and help refine your own teaching style and gain tips and insights about how to become a better teacher.

•   Watch master teachers and principals in action and learn how they deal with students, classrooms, and parents.

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Outline
1.My Self
2.My Students
3.My Classroom
4.My School
5.My Community
6.My Journal
7.Resource List
8.Conclusion

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Instructor's Background
Instructor's Background
Peter W. Cookson, Jr. is President of TC Innovations. He is a Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University and has published widely in the area of school change and school improvement. Peter has authored and/or coauthored numerous books on educational policy and reform. The former Founder and Director of Teachers College's Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation, he has been involved in professional development for nearly a decade. Peter holds a Ph.D. from New York University.

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Recommended Reading
Baumrind, Diana. "Diana Baumrind's Theory of Parenting Styles: Original Descriptions of the Styles." (n.p., 1967).

Charles, C.M. Building Classroom Discipline. Prentice Hall, 1999.

Sack, Joetta L. "An Ounce of Prevention." Education Week on the Web (1999).

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Technical Requirements
You will need to use a computer with Internet access to complete this course. We recommend the following minimum configurations:

IBM-COMPATIBLE PC
Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP, or NT
64 MB of RAM (128 recommended)
Monitor: 800x600 resolution recommended
Connection: Internet service and 56K modem minimum
Browser: Internet Explorer 4 or above (Internet Explorer 5 strongly recommended) or Netscape 4.7 or above
Sound Card (if you can hear audio you have a sound card)
Plug-ins: RealPlayer 7 or later; Flash Player 5 or later; Acrobat Reader 5 or later
(all plug-ins are free)

MACINTOSH
MAC OS 8.6 or higher
64 MB of RAM (128 recommended)
Monitor: 800x600 resolution recommended
Connection: Internet service and 56K modem minimum
Browser: Internet Explorer 5 or above or Netscape 4.7 or above
Sound Card (if you can hear audio you have a sound card)
Plug-ins: RealPlayer 7 or later; Flash Player 5 or later; Acrobat Reader 5 or later
(all plug-ins are free)

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