Classroom Management Webinar Series
Classroom management is a critical skill area for today’s educators. This following recorded webinar series addresses a variety of evidence-based classroom management practices that are likely to be successful when consistently and effectively implemented in the educational environment.
A description of each webinar, by topic, is listed below. Click on the title of the session to watch the recorded webinar.
The purpose of this session is to examine proactive approaches to manage the classroom environment before inappropriate behaviors
occur. The presentation will focus on the key elements of minimizing distractions via maximizing classroom structure. Participants will acquire strategies that will minimize crowding and distractions in the classroom setting to promote increased student engagement and explore various arrangements of the physical classroom environment.
The purpose of this session is to identify, define, and teach a small number of positively stated expectations, or rules, that are broad enough to include all desired behavior and are mutually exclusive. The session will focus on teaching behavioral expectations in the same manner that academics are taught.
The purpose of this session is to provide the evidence base that supports actively engaging students in instruction to increase student achievement, as well as decrease disruptive behavior. This session will provide many practical teaching strategies that can be implemented in classes to enhance student engagement. The strategies presented are appropriate for all grade levels and all students.
The purpose of this session is to introduce the use of specific praise and group reward systems as methods of establishing positive teacher/student relationships, creating a positive classroom environment and rewarding students for engaging in appropriate behavior. Part 1 of this two-part topic will focus on the use of Contingent Praise and Group Contingencies as effective strategies for acknowledging students’ appropriate behavior.
The purpose of this session is to continue to examine the benefits and use of a continuum of evidence-based strategies to acknowledge appropriate behavior in the school environment. Part 2 of this Two-Part Topic will focus on the use of Token Economy Systems and the use of Behavior Contracting.
The purpose of this session is to examine the strategies to use when students fail to meet behavioral expectations. The session will focus on the effective use of behavior reduction strategies, including corrective feedback, ignoring inappropriate behavior, delivering reprimands, and time-out from reinforcement.
For additional information refer to the Teachers’ Desk Reference: Classroom Management.