ERASMUS+ KA1 COURSE
Effective Classroom Management
After participating in this Erasmus+ training course, the participants will gain a comprehensive insight into classroom management in general and their own class managing style, thus becoming capable of making improvements in their everyday teaching activity, if necessary. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to practice their English and establish connections with colleagues from other European countries, which might be a starting point for further school partnerships and projects.
Description of the training event
This course has been designed especially for preschool, primary, and secondary teachers of different subjects, but it could also be helpful for teachers from vocational schools, teacher trainers, and head teachers. The course aims at depicting significant challenges of classroom management nowadays and setting out practical ways of managing the classroom by presenting alternatives to traditional approaches to classroom management.
Are today’s students different from previous generations? Are teaching and classroom management more difficult than a few decades ago? If yes, in what way and for what reason(s)? If not, why do so many teachers find managing the classroom harder than before and experience so much stress during the school year? Why do so many students dislike or even hate school? Why is it so hard to motivate and gain students’ attention for learning purposes? Are these only present-day problems, or did they exist even when our parents and grandparents were students?
Through this course, we will answer these and many other impromptu questions which might occur during discussions about classroom management theories and strategies. Starting from a brief review of landmark theories and theorists on discipline/ classroom management, we intend to organize practical activities meant to discover aspects of these theories in landmark movies about teaching and classroom management and everyday teaching life. Thus, the course will also foster an exchange of good practices in classroom management between participants from different European countries.
Teachers (Pre-School, Primary, Secondary, Vocational)
Prior to the beginning of the training, the granted participants will be sent the detailed program of the course along with a pre-departure support consisting of the necessary information required to reach destination and to successfully manage within the course period in the new country.
Participants will be asked to fill in a questionnaire regarding their backgrounds and needs. They will also be sent the detailed program of the course and a list of films which should be seen in order to start a further discussion about classroom management theories and strategies.
Basic knowledge of main PC programmes and use of Internet
Basic use of Microsoft Word
Knowledge of the language course: English (minimum A2)
A brief insight into classroom management major theories; using educational games as tools for effective classroom management
Discipline – rules and strategies; preventing/ stopping misbehavior in classroom; case study – comparative film analysis
How to help “difficult” students give up inappropriate behavior, increase their self-confidence and assertiveness, & improve their academic performances; case study – comparative film analysis
Best practice exchange – classroom management strategies
Using outdoor activities to make school a more attractive environment for students on the edge of dropping out
The course will start with a brief review of major theories on classroom management and will focus on effective classroom management strategies as they occur in selected films and everyday teaching activities of participants.
The course sessions will be highly interactive, consisting of workshops, debates, film analysis, and best practice exchange.
Classes will be taught in a practical way based on the “learning by doing” principle, which is expected to stimulate attendees to use the newly acquired information and enjoy taking part in course activities.
During the last part of the course, participants will be asked develop their own activities based on the information they gathered within the course time.
An evaluation questionnaire will be given to the participants to gather participants’ opinions about the training and its contents, logistic organization, instructors, and materials provided and asses to which extent the course managed to improve participants’ competencies in the field of interactive and innovative teaching.
EUR 80 per day per participant. It includes course materials, help with needed documents, Certificate of Attendance and coffee breaks.
* We provide 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10 day sessions.
** Accommodation, meals, and social programmes are not included in this price. For accommodation, we recommend the most convenient possibilities, but the participants are free to choose.
The opportunities to visit the city and the neighbourhood will be introduced to the participants before the beginning of the course.