College Classroom Management: Taming the Unruly Elephant in the Room

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., in KIPJ-A

Students today are diverse in background, responsibility, preparation for college work and clarity in their expectations of college. We seek creative, sensible ways to manage common distractions (cell phones, side talk, the dog-ate-my-homework), we also face challenging behavior once rare in the traditional college classroom: lack of preparation, an attitude of entitlement to course completion with little effort, hostility, verbal challenges, grade disputes, instructor bullying, low motivation and more.

Effective classroom management has no one-size-fits-all model, but five simple principles provide clear guidance for a professor’s choices, increase the chances of calm and order, reduce the probability of disruptive behaviors, and increase the trust that underlies successful learning. We will (1) identify those principles, (2) learn to apply them to classroom problems, with examples from many sources, including the audience, and then (3) Leave the session with practical solutions to common problems, and empowerment to manage anything that comes your way. This content will be helpful to front-line faculty, department chairs, and faculty developers.

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You can register for this session in one of three ways:

  1. Online  http://www.sandiego.edu/cee/events/registration.php
  2. Email  cee@sandiego.edu
  3. Phone  (619) 260-7402
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