Responsive Classroom Management


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Nobody gets into teaching because they like enforcing rules. But generating alot of learning means having high behavioral expectations for your students. When students don't meet those expectations, it’s incumbent upon the teacher to react consistently, fairly, and in a way that ensures all students will be able to quickly resume learning. This course will show you how to consistently implement effective responsive management moves to respond to different levels of suboptimal student choices. With the right responsive moves, you can effectively manage your classroom to promote learning while maintaining and rebuilding your relationships with individual students.

 
  • Learn to be more consistent in how you manage student behavior so that students understand and stick to your expectations
  • Build a tool kit of responsive management moves that will simplify decision making when you need respond to student behavior
  • Improve your ability to rebuild relationships with students after you correct their behavior 
     

Syllabus


Lesson 1: Intro to Responsive Management

In an ideal world, the only classroom management you’d do would be issuing reminders about your expectations. Unfortunately, all teachers will need a toolbelt for reacting to unmet expectations. Without one, not even a superb lesson plan is going to salvage the learning.

Estimated Time to Complete: 20 minutes

Lesson Parts:

Video

Reading

Quiz

Discussion

Lesson 2: The Consistent Teacher

If you aren’t consistent in enforcing your expectations, students could begin to perceive them as unimportant. Being consistent and predictable in how you respond to minor misbehavior is so important to promoting learning that we’re devoting a whole lesson to it.

Estimated Time to Complete: 25 minutes

Lesson Parts:

Video

Reading

Quiz

Discussion and Practice (optional)

Lesson 3: Responsive Moves

Having to respond to misbehavior during a lesson isn’t fun for anyone. But there are ways to make such moments painless and business-as-usual as you guide students back to learning. We describe a ladder of responsive management moves that you can employ, from unobtrusive reactions that won’t disrupt your lesson, to more serious consequences you might need to deliver.

Estimated Time to Complete: 20 minutes

Lesson Parts:

Video

Reading

Quiz

Discussion and Practice (optional)

Lesson 4: Relationships and Conflict

What happens after a student challenges your expectations is often as important as what happens while it's occurring. In this lesson we cover three rebuilding moves that can redirect students back to a learning mentatility and rebuild teacher student relationships.

Estimated Time to Complete: 20 minutes

Lesson Parts:

Video

Reading

Quiz

Discussion and Practice (optional)

Assessment

(Please complete previous section first)