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Creating a Highly Engaged and Effectively Managed Classroom Environment

TLC Educational Solutions Strategy-Based Professional Development workshops and remote sessions are specifically designed to provide the skills needed for educators to teach and interact with today’s students, "to stay on the cutting edge of their profession". Educators are challenged to maintain a classroom climate that has students clearly on task, well behaved, and actively engaged in the lesson. With the support of our TLC Educational Solutions Training Resource Manuals, which each workshop participant receives, step by step strategies are provided and can be incorporated into lessons the very next day. Whether at an on-site workshop, web-based workshop, or remote-learning session, we provide teachers and administrators with strategies designed to actively engage students and provide for a well-managed classroom.

Implementation of strategies designed to develop and support effectively managed classrooms results in students on task, well-behaved, and engaged in their learning. Research shows students who are ineffectively managed classrooms demonstrate increased learning and cause less disruptive behavior problems in the classroom. Educators will gain skills and strategies for building positive relationships with and between students, modeling appropriate behavior and social skills, setting expectations, responding to day-to-day challenges, and making their classroom environment an asset for learning.

Workshop Sessions

Modeling “Responding Right”

Modeling acceptable communication and behavior for students allows them to experience and develop the skills necessary for positive collaborative interactions with others. Strategies that manage challenging situations, avoid power struggles, and develop de-escalation skills give teachers the ability to handle day to day challenges. This allows the teacher to focus more on instruction, modeling positive responses, and encouraging responsible behavior.

Teaching Expectations & Procedures and Modifying Student Behavior

Teaching expectations and procedures gives students the opportunity to fully understand and appropriately respond to those expectations. Systematically teaching these concepts and processes provides the same emphasis as found when teaching content such as reading, writing, and mathematics. By following guidelines for modifying student behavior the teacher makes it academic in nature and instills in students expected behavioral norms. With these research-based strategies, teachers provide clear expectations and students learn valuable life skills.

Developing a Learning-Based Classroom Environment

Creating a classroom climate that is designed to enhance student academic and behavioral success leads to providing an environment that is an asset to both teacher and student. Simply stated students learn more and behave better. Assessing the classroom and strategically planning the environment to optimize student learning and behavior creates a classroom that supports positive student behavior, stimulates student engagement, and leads to more student academic success.

Building Classroom Relationships and Collaboration Through Student Engagement

Implementing engaging collaborative instructional strategies enhances learning and increases partnership and teamwork. Developing classroom rapport using the research-based Resistance Breaking Process strengthens student to student relationships. Students involved in positive student-student and teacher-student interactions during the learning process make huge gains both academically and socially.

 

Training Agenda Topics
 Modeling “Responding Right”
  • Modeling acceptable communication and behavior

  • Managing challenging situations

  • Developing de-escalation skills

  • Derailing power struggles

  • Demonstrating: Calm is Contagious, Silence is Powerful

Teaching Expectations and Procedures
  • Frontloading behavior expectations

  • Systematically teaching expected behavior

  • Developing lesson plans for teaching expectations and procedures

  • Teaching expectations and procedures using the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model (Teach-Model-Practice-Apply)

  • Providing opportunities to learn appropriate social behaviors

Modifying Student Behavior
  • Making modifying student behavior academic in nature

  • Taking Care of Small Things

  • Providing Wait Time and Think Time

  • Utilizing Invitation and Command

  • Employing Four Key Questions for modifying student behavior

Developing a Learning-Based Classroom Environment
  • Assessing the classroom environment

  • Creating an active, engaging climate for learning

  • Planning classroom arrangement to support student behavior management

  • Controlling factors that contribute to learning and behavior

  • Making the classroom an asset for student behavior

Building Classroom Relationships and Collaboration Through Student Engagement
  • Engaging students with active, collaborative learning experiences

  • Building healthy classroom relationships (student-teacher & student-student)

  • Utilizing teamwork and partnership to develop collaboration

  • Employing purposeful and random grouping and seating strategies

  • Developing classroom rapport using the Resistance Breaking Process

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CLICK HERE for a downloadable PDF outline of the: Creating a Highly Engaged and Effective Managed Classroom Environment workshop and seminar available from TLC Educational Solutions.