Summer Term: 1 July - 23 August
Autumn Term: 14 October - 9 December
Award: Continuing Professional Development Certificate
“I really enjoyed the flexible time frame which meant I could work around school commitments.”
The most crucial variable associated with student achievement is good classroom management. Its importance has been highlighted across numerous research studies over many years. Being an effective teacher means having the ability to create an optimal learning environment for all students. This process requires ongoing development and application of a range of appropriate management skills every day and in every class. We know that effective teachers create and maintain an orderly, stimulating and motivating learning environment. This environment is purposeful, safe and supportive while being positive and enjoyable. It is also a place where self-discipline, responsibility and creativity are fostered and where students develop an awareness of the consequences of their own behaviour. The environment enhances each student’s psychological, emotional and physical well-being and encourages effective resolution of conflict. This course helps teachers to advance their skills in creating effective learning environments at the whole-school and the classroom level.
Who is this course aimed at?
This course is designed for teachers at both primary and secondary level. It may also be helpful for parents who want more detailed information about the development and education of children and young people.
This course provides the latest research, detailed information and practical skills and strategies essential to running an effective and well managed classroom. It will equip you with in-depth understanding and knowledge of the critical importance of classroom management and its role in the overall behaviour and discipline of students in schools. The course builds on your existing capacity to manage your classroom effectively thus creating an environment that maximises learning for all students.
Classroom management is not just about behaviour or misbehaviour although using student behaviours as criteria for assessing the effectiveness of classroom management makes sense since one of the main goals is to foster student cooperation and involvement in learning. You will be encouraged to examine your own practice and develop and implement best practice approaches and policies at the level of the classroom and in your own school in relation to supporting all students.
The focus of the course is to help teachers to develop a learning place where respect and responsibility are fostered and where students and teachers work together towards mutual goals of learning and behaviour.
The course provides a review of existing tried and tested techniques for managing classrooms effectively. Topics include; implications of effective classroom management; characteristics of effective classroom management in teachers; making positive connections and motivating reluctant learners; setting up effective classrooms; setting expectations for behaviour; managing inappropriate behaviour; promoting appropriate consequences; managing academic work; encouraging student self-discipline, self-respect and responsibility; promoting choice and autonomy.
Key Course Information
The course comprises 5 interactive learning modules, each taking approximately four hours online study time to complete, or 20 hours in total
Completion of a Reflective Assignment gives you the opportunity to analyse the key learning points from the course and how they can be applied
On completion of the course you will receive a Certificate of Continuing Professional Development which can be included in your CPD portfolio
Learning is self-paced, allowing you to design your own study schedule around existing commitments, and giving you total freedom and flexibility
Participants are encouraged to interact with each other via the online discussion forum, allowing learners to enter active discussions with their colleagues and receive feedback from the expert course tutors.
Tuition and Support
Specialised tutors working in the area of learning disabilities will provide you with individual support and guidance as you complete your studies online
Technical support is provided by our dedicated team of qualified learning technologists, who can be contacted by telephone or email.
Assessment & Award:
Each student is required to complete the following items
Interactive Learning Assignment per module
On successful completion of the course, students will receive a Certificate of Professional Development.
Course Fee: £89
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