Maximizing Student Achievement through Classroom Management (Elem) (prev #: EDU-506YA)

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3 Units
Online Self-Paced

Course Description

Improve Your Classroom Management Skills - Convenient Online Professional Growth

This course will provide teachers with a variety of resources and strategies to help manage their classrooms to promote student achievement.  The focus will be on both effective prevention as well as intervention approaches.  Examine well-managed classrooms where students know what is expected of them, materials are stimulating and accessible, and teaching methods are appropriate to the students' learning styles and needs.

This course is also applicable toward the Effective Classroom Management Solutions Certificate course requirements.

Course Details

Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for all teachers (Grades K-6)

Course Materials: All materials for this course are included in the online course

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EDU-X796 – 019 Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 3 $504

Maximizing Student Achievement through Classroom Management (Elem) (prev #: EDU-506YA)

Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
Online Self-Paced
Mishelle Scragg

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What You Will Learn

  • Analyze classroom management styles
  • Identify the unique behavior management needs of a given classroom
  • Identify strategies for managing behaviors during group work
  • Identify character education strategies that support student achievement
  • Identify teacher behaviors that enhance or detract from student success
  • Develop rules and routines for an effective learning environment
  • Develop instructional strategies that promote desired behaviors
  • Create a classroom space that is affirming and welcoming for all learners
  • Create classroom management plans that promote student achievement


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This class was a great refresher of what I know, had helpful new ideas, and will help me be more successful in my classroom.