Introduction - Misericordia University

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
• TED 367 Methods in Sec. Educ.
– The next course asks a different question:
• TED 377 Management in Sec. Educ.
– The third course will address the third and
maybe hardest question: HOW DO I
Course Web Page
• Choose this course from Dr. Steve’s home
 Download course syllabus, modules,
and other material from this Website.
Syllabus: Evaluation
• Assessment will consist of the following
– 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
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
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
Syllabus: Attendance
• Attendance will be taken at each class
• 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
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.
• Mod 1: Intro. to Classroom Management.
• Mod 2: Advanced Preparation for the School
• Mod 3: Legal Rights and Responsibilities.
• Mod 4: Motivation and Behavior Management
A: Motivating students.
B: Maintaining appropriate behavior.
C: Managing problem behaviors.
D: Managing students with special needs.
• Mod 5: Planning and Conducting
• Mod 6: Developing a Classroom
Management System.
Textbook Information
• Middle and High School
Teaching: Methods,
Standards, and Best
• By James A. Duplass
• Houghton Mifflin
• ©2006
• ISBN 0-618-43575-1
Textbook Online
1. Textbook online resources:
2. Click on 1. Middle and High School
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
What would you like to learn in this
What is teaching like in the real
classroom today?
Wiki: Collaborative Web
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
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
• 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
• Enhances student motivation.
– Work can be made “public” (class, school, or
• 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
Course Wiki
Assignment: By next week, register/join
our course Wiki. We will then consider
how to begin creating the Web page
Next Class
• Begin our look at classroom management
at the secondary education level.