EDC 624: First Six Weeks of School

Synonym:

83865 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Paula Denton

Credits:

1

Seats:

18

Semester:

Summer 2012

Meeting Schedule:

Mon 6/4 - 6/8 (8:30AM-11:59AM)

Description:

Competency Area: Curriculum & Instruction
Restricted to Education students through April 20; open to other master’s students on April 21st. Required Materials fee of $35 payable to the Education Department prior to the first day of class.
Using the book, The First Six Weeks of School (Denton and Kriete) as a starting point, participants will have opportunities to plan for the all-important opening weeks of schools in their own classrooms. Topics to be considered will include establishing routines, rules and consequences, creating a sense of belonging and significance for all students, and introducing academic curriculum while simultaneously building the social skills necessary for successful learning in an active and interactive environment. Approaches to classroom management in this course are based upon the work of Rudolph Driekurs and Jane Nelson and approaches such as Democratic Classrooms and The Responsive Classroom.