Classroom Management That Cultivates Respect and Rapport: Grades K-12 – No. 300

This e-course, based on Danielson’s Domain 2a: Creating an environment of respect and rapport, will delve into the rules for appropriately handling delicate teacher-student situations in the classroom by understanding how to diffuse conflict through the six steps to problem solving. Participants will come to understand and appreciate the systemic nature of negotiation by examining common classroom scenarios, common teacher-student interactions, and practicing with appropriate teacher-to-student interaction protocols that lead to genuine respect and trust while building rapport in the classroom. As participants read and view examples of appropriate interactions, they will integrate the rationale behind the art of negotiation reinforced through effective classroom management. Participants will learn how to teach students the same appropriate discussion protocols through the power of example, by using them with each other, and self-rating for effective use through a communications rubric in order to realize and understand the classroom potential in turning behavior around.  Control of the classroom conditions, the use of communication protocols, viewing and reading classroom examples that facilitate student respect and further student accountability for learning without using force will be the critical drivers of this course.

Course Outcomes:

  • Practice with appropriate teacher-student and student-student interactions that lead to genuine respect and trust, reinforced through classroom environment and recognition of cultural diversity.
  • Plan for instruction by embedding newly learned strategies that facilitate classroom respect and rapport with awareness and consideration of cultural diversity.
  • Demonstrate and communicate warmth, sensitivity, and caring for all students at all levels of their development, and reinforce these behaviors through a classroom environment that accommodates respect and rapport.
  • Demonstrate mastery of appropriate discussion protocols, and embed these protocols and strategies into lessons to teach and reflect on their use in course discussion forums.
  • Use appropriate discussion protocols with students to demonstrate their use among peers, and facilitate this use in appropriate learning instances.
  • Embed relevant content into lessons that help students develop genuine respect, appreciation for content, and take ownership of their own learning.