The challenges teachers face in today’s classroom are astounding. As well as teaching content, teachers need to be data analysts, content and standards experts, and technology gurus. The individual needs of students present additional obstacles for teachers. In some classes, over a dozen different languages other than English are students’ first languages, and some students come to school hungry and/or scared, or unsettled from the challenges they face at home or in their neighborhood. No matter what a student’s socioeconomic background, s/he 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 this question. You’ll explore 21st-century research-based strategies and approaches to classroom management that will help you create a classroom that enhances students’ emotional intelligence and academic achievement, boosts their confidence, and equips them with skills that will help them succeed today, tomorrow, and throughout their future. The approaches and strategies in this course will enable you to create thriving, positive learning environments for your students – and you.