Classroom management encompasses all of your interactions with your students, the classroom environment, rules and procedures, instructional strategies, and development of engaging work. If any aspect of classroom management is weak, student achievement will suffer. Sometimes this can feel overwhelming in the face of disorderly students and the numerous expectations placed on teachers.

In this course, you will develop practical, effective classroom management techniques based on current research and best practices. You’ll create a toolkit of behavior management approaches, including how to address off-task behaviors and develop positive rapport with students. When you arrange your classroom effectively and create appropriate structures, you’ll be able to teach students self-regulation and enhance social–emotional learning so that they will be more engaged in the topics at hand and less likely to be off task.

Using the strategies from this course, you will be able to create a classroom environment of mutual respect, positive interactions, and engaged, self-controlled learning.