Starting the Year with Proactive Classroom Management Strategies, Grades 3-6

Online Course

Course Objective/Goals

Getting the school year off to a good start is foundational to effective classroom management. This video-based course focuses on vital beginning of the year practices that set the stage for a well-organized learning environment and reduce the potential for misbehavior. Beginning teachers as well as experienced educators will find ideas and strategies they can use with their own intermediate grade students. The course includes examples of classroom-based strategies as well and interviews of practicing classroom teachers.

The purpose of this course is to demonstrate how to create a dynamic first day of school and incorporate strategies that lead to cooperative, learning-filled classroom settings, grades 3-6. Teachers demonstrate positive, productive ways to establish a solid management foundation and strategies ideally suited to the opening weeks of school to promote cooperation and minimize misbehavior.

You will learn how to:

  • Launch a success-filled first day of school
  • Establish routines and procedures
  • Reinforce expectations
  • Develop class rules with student “buy-in”
  • Create a cooperative classroom environment

Watch an excerpt from this course:

How This On Demand Course Works

Optional Graduate Credit

EDCU 9097


"I thought the video course was helpful to me.  I especially appreciated being able to see the steps in action.  Also the resources seem comprehensive."
              - S. Sharkey

"The videos and comments as well as the resources were excellent! I feel like this was a good use of my time and helpful for starting new next year. I got lots of good ideas and resources to use with my class."
              - L. Hirakawa

"I really enjoyed the course! I loved how the videos followed teachers working in the classrooms.  It was wonderful to see the ideas in action!  I really made things very clear! "
              - M. Michaud

"I love the practical suggestions and the support materials.  The videos do a great job of demonstrating what different techniques look like in the classroom."
              - L. Worpenberg

"This course was informational and helped me in planning my for my future class rooms."
              - J. Miller


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