The needs of students in today’s classroom are so diverse that they can be overwhelming. Several students may speak different languages at home than they do at school. Some students come to school hungry or unsettled from the challenges they face at home. Regardless of students’ socioeconomic background, they may enter the classroom with various personal struggles that affect day-to-day learning and interaction with peers. How do you address these classroom management challenges in ways that cultivate your students’ sense of self, support them in making more appropriate choices in the future, and create an environment in which they can thrive emotionally and academically? In this course, you’ll find answers to these questions and more. You’ll explore 21st-century research-based approaches to classroom management. Using these strategies, you’ll be able to create a classroom that enhances students’ emotional intelligence and academic achievement, boosts their confidence, and equips them with skills that will help them succeed in your class and beyond. You will build routines and expectations that empower students to choose positive behaviors and take ownership of their actions, thus cutting down on interruptions and power struggles while you are teaching. The techniques in this course will enable you to create thriving, positive learning environments for your students—and for you.