Engaging, Motivating, and Managing Your Students

(Grades 4-8) / Flex Course

PDI Course Number: 6T02 / UCSD Course Number: EDUC40127

Course Description

Does your classroom seem like a nightmare at times? Let’s face it — we’ve all been there at one time or another. It doesn’t matter if you are new to the profession or a seasoned veteran, there’s no doubt about it — managing an entire classroom of students can be tough. This online course addresses some of the most daunting classroom management issues including how to keep your students motivated, working with diverse student populations, social and emotional learning, and engaging students with limited resources. Teachers will also enjoy learning about the importance of being organized and proactive, as well as how to create clear and concise rules and routines which have logical consequences. Rounding out the course is managing small groups, developing a discipline plan, and how to prevent and address bullying issues, among others. This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units/5 quarter units (50 hours of training) from UC San Diego Extension. For detailed information on university credit, click here.

"I found the content and resources for this course to be extremely relevant to my teaching and will certainly be utilized in the classroom." - Kristen Ruehl

Enrollment Options

Course Only

$124 with the discount

Course with Credit from UCSD Extension

$329 with the discount

This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units or 5 quarter units of graduate-level credit from UC San Diego.

You have up to one year from the date you are enrolled to complete a flex course.

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UCSD Course Number: EDUC40127
Unit One
  • The Importance of Classroom Management
  • Introduction to Different Management Styles
  • Finding the Right Fit
  • Assignment #1: Write an autobiography
  • Test #1
Unit Two
  • Creating a Positive Classroom Climate
  • Respecting Diversity and Differences
  • The Power of Proactive
  • Assignment #2: Article reflection
  • Test #2
Unit Three
  • The Character Education Connection
  • Response to Intervention
  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • Assignment #3: Share your expertise
  • Test #3
Unit Four
  • The Importance of Organization and Routines
  • Developing a Discipline Plan
  • School-Wide Management
  • Test #4
Unit Five
  • Working with Small Groups
  • Motivation Matters
  • Working with Diverse Student Populations
  • Test #5
Unit Six
  • Preventing and Addressing Bullying
  • Engaging Students with Limited Resources
  • Home-School Connection
  • Assignment #4: Create solutions to classroom management scenarios/issues
  • Assignment #5: Course Reflection

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