In this course, the professional educator researches theories that support and sustain effective and successful classroom organization and management. The educator will review current school/system policies on discipline and behavior management and assess how these align with best practices. A critical review of the vision and mission statements of the school/system will support/negate the use of current discipline policies and procedures. Strategies to effectively deal with today’s students and families will be research and designed. Professional development opportunities to inform and assist faculty in these strategies will be planned. Communication strategies and technological facility permeate the course.
MAT 521 Effective Management Strategies