This course examines (a) how classroom management affects student achievement, (b) specific techniques teachers find most effective, and (c) the importance of school-wide policies and practices in setting the tone for individual classroom management. Students will examine theories of behavior management, strategies for organizing and maintaining an optimal learning environment, and connections between management, instruction and assessment. The Understanding by Design Curriculum/ Planning model will be introduced. Students seeking certification in early childhood education will observe six to eight hours in PK-3rd grade public school classrooms. Students seeking secondary certification will observe six to eight hours in 6-12th grade public school classrooms within their content field. Project requirements will emphasize grade levels and content field for which pre-service teachers are seeking certification.pre-rec:
EDLA 200 and EDLA 289.