(14 Hours) Building clear and consistent processes that promote your classroom expectations can help you build a predictable environment to support effective student learning. This course will show you the specific processes to effectively manage your classroom and maintain order throughout your lesson cycle. Through detailed analysis and application of the strategies presented throughout this course, you will learn how to decrease disruptions and improve student learning.

  • Price: $40

  • Credit Type: Professional Development

  • Credits: 14 PD Hours

  • 9 High-Quality Resources Provided With The Course


  • 21st Century Learning
  • Class Management/ Behavior
  • Teaching Strategies
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Course Objectives:

What You Will Learn
  • Learn Key Strategies & Techniques to Help You Manage Your Class
  • Learn How to Implement: Daily Routines, Smooth Transitions, Pacing, Attention Getters, Silent Signals, & More
  • Learn How to Incorporate Efficient Classroom Management Techniques Into Your Lesson Planning & Build a Behavior Management Culture in Your Classroom

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Building clear and consistent processes that promote your classroom expectations can help you build a predictable classroom environment to support more effective student learning. As you know, children crave an orderly environment where expectations are clear and predictable. An orderly classroom allows students feel safe, allowing them to focus all of their attention on learning. This course will teach you specific processes to effectively manage your classroom and maintain order throughout your lesson cycle. Through detailed analysis and application of the six strategies presented throughout this course, you will master methods to decrease disruptions and improve student learning. This online training is ideal for new or aspiring teachers that would like to establish clear and consistent procedures in their classroom, and for experienced teachers that would like to refine the processes in their classroom and perfect their classroom management.

This course covers:

  • The six classroom strategies used to create a more efficient environment for student learning
  • How to analyze classroom processes to identify areas for improvement
  • A clear method for designing an action-plan to implement the course strategies into any classroom

Course Guiding Question:

Course Guiding Questions

How can I improve my classroom process to build a more efficient environment for student learning?

What a great course!

I loved the resources and the way this course was presented.  I learned some great new strategies for how to establish a more organized classroom and how to address behavioral issues.  Would recommend this course to both new and experienced teachers!

-Math Teacher

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Professional Development Credits:


At the conclusion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 14 Professional Development Hours (Clock Hours, CPEs).

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This course is Pre-Approved in the following states for License Renewal and Continuing education:

  • Texas – CPE’s, TEA-Approved
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  • Pennsylvania DOE – ACT 48-Approved
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  • Nevada DOE
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Course Sections

Topics Covered and General Course Outline

Section 1 – Overview of Efficient Classroom Processes

  • Learn how classroom processes promote student learning, then reflect on your own procedures, routines, and transitions to determine areas of need.

Section 2 – Strategies

  • Strategy 1: Structured Daily Routines
    Learn strategies for implementing structured daily routines and a rationale behind choosing certain routines for your classroom. Then, reflect on a routine expectation you have experienced and identify areas of the strategy that might have been improved upon.
  • Strategy 2: Daily Procedures
    Learn strategies for implementing daily class procedures into activities, classroom expectations, and what classroom procedures to teach your students. Then, reflect on a class procedure expectation you have experienced and identify how or why the strategy broke down.
  • Strategy 3: Smooth Transitions
    Learn transitioning activities for students and how strategies supporting smooth transitions can improve your classroom. Then, reflect on a transition strategy expectation you have experienced and identify one that may have broken down upon implementation.
  • Strategy 4: Pacing
    Learn how to pace your lesson and activities, including the use of timers and other strategies, then reflect on pacing strategies that have been used in the past and can be improved.
  • Strategy 5: Attention Getters
    Analyze strategies to implement attention getters and quickly regain control of the classroom, then reflect on an attention getter strategy that might not have been implemented properly and analyze the cause.
  • Strategy 6: Silent Signals
    Various silent signals and strategies for implementation will be pretend and then analyzed. Then, you will reflect on usage of silent signals in the past and consider methods for improvement.

Section 3 – Building Your Strategy Focus Plan

  • Review the steps to developing a focus plan targeted on efficient classroom process and the strategies needed to implement it fully into the classroom. Then, reflect on the strategy you feel would need to be implemented into a future or current classroom of your own.
Professional Development Course Resources

Helpful Resources & Templates Included With the Course
The course comes with 9 templates, tools, and graphic organizers ready to be used in your classroom!
These Include:

  • Classroom Design Worksheet
  • Lesson Plan Outline
  • Lesson Plan Template with Sample
  • Blended Learning Model Rubric
  • Student Activities Worksheet
  • Student Resources Worksheet
  • Implementation Observation Checklist with Sample
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