Introduction to the Course TED 377 Management in Sec. Ed. Secondary Education Courses • TED 356 Curriculum in Sec. Educ. – 1 credit – 1st 5 weeks: MWF 9:00-9:50 a.m. • TED 367 Methods in Sec. Educ. – 2 credits – 2nd 10 weeks: MWF 9:00-9:50 a.m. • TED 377 Management in Sec. Educ. – 1 credit Secondary Education Courses • TED 356 Curriculum in Sec. Educ. – Helps you answer the question: WHAT DO I TEACH? • TED 367 Methods in Sec. Educ. – The next course asks a different question: HOW DO I TEACH? • TED 377 Management in Sec. Educ. – The third course will address the third and maybe hardest question: HOW DO I MANAGE? Course Web Page • Choose this course from Dr. Steve’s home page: www.misericordia.edu/academics/education/drsteve Download course syllabus, modules, and other material from this Website. Syllabus: Evaluation • Assessment will consist of the following elements: – Modules (30%) – Projects (30%) – Ongoing Course Project (10%) – Culminating Course Project (20%) Syllabus: Evaluation • Modules (30%): Mastery of each of the objectives assigned to this course will be developed via a series of activities listed in the modules. Students are expected to submit modules by the due date established by the instructor. Syllabus: Evaluation • Projects (30%): Included in each module are projects. Students will complete activities/projects as members of Cooperating Learning Groups (“CLGs”) or in Think-PairShare dyads. Each group will present material and/or submit the project results to the instructor. – Students who are not present to participate in a group activity must complete the activity independently. Syllabus: Evaluation • Ongoing Course Project (10%): Participate as an author and organizer of a classroom management online resource, in the form of a class Wiki. Research as needed, submit material to the Wiki, and participate in organizing the information into a practical, usable resource. Syllabus: Evaluation • Culminating Course Project (20%): As a culmination to this course, students will prepare a classroom management system. Syllabus: Evaluation • Due to the in-class nature of many of these activities, students must be present to participate in the activities. • Students who have unexcused absences will not be permitted to make up any of these activities. • Even students with excused absences may not be able to complete the activities. Syllabus: Inclement Weather • In case of inclement weather, commuting students should exercise good judgment before attempting to drive to class. • Students are advised to register their email addresses with the University so as to receive alerts related to school delays, closings, and other situations that may impact class meetings. Syllabus: Inclement Weather • During inclement weather or at other times when circumstances might force the cancellation of a class meeting, the instructor reserves the right to change the in-person class meeting to “distance mode,” in which students will engage in learning activities away from the classroom via educational technologies. Syllabus: Evaluation • Students are expected to submit modules by the due date established by the instructor. • Points may be deducted for late submission. Syllabus: Attendance • Attendance will be taken at each class meeting. • To be excused from class, students must report off by calling Mrs. Rose Hometchko (570-674-6270) and by contacting the instructor (either by phone or by e-mail). Syllabus: Objectives 1. Explain the roles and responsibilities (including confidential record keeping and reporting) of classroom teachers relative to motivating and managing students in secondary programs, including: – Legal rights and responsibilities of teachers, students, and parents, such as those related to in loco parentis, the reasonable person rule, the uses/abuses of punishments, and obligations related to child abuse and neglect. Syllabus: Objectives 2. Explain types of motivation and behavior management problems presented by secondary students, including integrated students with disabilities. Syllabus: Objectives 3. Explain techniques such as token economy systems, contracts, and assertive discipline to motivate students and manage behaviors and to teach prosocial behaviors in secondary classrooms. Syllabus: Objectives 4. Explain techniques secondary teachers use to address harassment and bullying by peers in secondary education. 5. Explain how secondary teachers as part of building level teams address students who demonstrate problems created by substance abuse. Topics/Modules • Mod 1: Intro. to Classroom Management. • Mod 2: Advanced Preparation for the School Year. • Mod 3: Legal Rights and Responsibilities. • Mod 4: Motivation and Behavior Management Challenges. – – – – A: Motivating students. B: Maintaining appropriate behavior. C: Managing problem behaviors. D: Managing students with special needs. Topics/Modules • Mod 5: Planning and Conducting Instruction. • Mod 6: Developing a Classroom Management System. Textbook Information • Middle and High School Teaching: Methods, Standards, and Best Practices • By James A. Duplass • Houghton Mifflin • ©2006 • ISBN 0-618-43575-1 Textbook Online 1. Textbook online resources: – http://college.cengage.com/education/duplass/ middle_high/1e/students/index.html 2. Click on 1. Middle and High School Textbooks. 3. Password information: – Username: secondary – Password: methods Mark this down! Introductory Thoughts What do you know already about classroom management? What are your concerns about classroom management? What would you like to learn in this course? What is teaching like in the real classroom today? Wiki: Collaborative Web Pages What Is Wiki? • Wiki – Comes from the Hawaiian term, wiki wiki (meaning "quick"). What Is Wiki? • Wiki is a “quick” Web page that readers of the Web page can edit (make permanent changes to). • Press the edit button to make changes to the Web page for everyone to see. First Wiki was created in 1995. Reasons for Validity of Wikipedia • • • • Everyone uses it. Many editors. Becoming a trusted source Easy to track the editors and remove vandalism. APA (version 6) recognizes the following sources: Newsgroup, online forum comment, electronic mailing list message, web log post, video file. Using Wiki in the Classroom • Democratic process of knowledge construction. • Students negotiate: – Meaning, relevance, wording, accuracy. • Students learn to respect: – Intellectual property. – Work and ideas of others. Using Wiki in the Classroom • Facilitates collaboration. – Teachers: compile and share best practices. • Allows students to learn from the work of other students (along with edits by the teacher). • Enhances student motivation. – Work can be made “public” (class, school, or everyone). • Can provide more student control and independence in learning activity. Using Wiki in the Classroom • Can invite contributors/editors from outside of the class. • Allows student to demonstrate work over time (deter online plagiarism). • Allows students to participate in a meaningful, real-life project. • Facilitates construction of knowledge. Student Wiki Use: Dr. Steve’s Personal Research • Students are: – Excited to try the new technology. – Excited about producing a meaningful, usable product (being producers of information). – Appreciate a break from traditional assignment formats. Our Course Wiki • Check out our course Wiki at WikiSpaces.com. Course Wiki Assignment: By next week, register/join our course Wiki. We will then consider how to begin creating the Web page resource. Next Class • Begin our look at classroom management at the secondary education level.