Instructor Training Program: Classroom Management

For our purposes, classroom management will include ethical and professional behavior, learner needs, diversity, and classroom layout. First we will discuss ethics. Defined broadly, the study of ethics focuses on the moral principles underlying how we interact with others. Ethics define the "good" and "bad" in how we think about and treat other people. But how do ethics carry over to the classroom? As an instructor for a Parks and Public Lands Agency, you will interact with a number of people on a daily basis: students, community leaders, managers, supervisors, and colleagues, to name just a few. Establishing ethical, professional behavior in these interactions, both in and out of the classroom, is essential for your success.

Secondly, we will review the basics of professional behavior in the classroom and why it's important. We will then look at the emotional safety of the learner and how you as the instructor are responsible for ensuring that safety.

Lastly, you will learn about appropriate classroom layout. How your classroom is arranged can have a direct impact on how well your instruction is received and how well your students learn.

As a leader in the classroom, you are responsible for ensuring your classroom is a safe and professional learning environment for your students. You will also need to insist upon ethical behavior among your students to make the learning environment as effective as possible for all learners. This course will discuss specific ways you can manage your classroom ethically and professionally.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, you should be able to: