EDS Series: Classroom Management

Educational Development & Support Enrichment Series



Educational Development & Support Enrichment Series
Classroom Management 
Date: July 29, 2014
Time: 9 - 11 a.m.
Location: Gadsden Public School
4950 McNutt Road
Sunland Park, NM 88063
Hosted by: College of Education

Participants will receive a certificate for two professional development hours.



Featured Speaker
Carrie O'Donnell, EDS Specialist
In 1996, Carrie O'Donnell earned her bachelor's in Elementary Education from Arizona State University and a Master's in Multi-Cultural/Bilingual Education in 2000 from Northern Arizona University. She is currently completing her PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Grand Canyon University. Carrie O'Donnell began teaching second grade in 1996. Carrie has taught: 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades formally and tutored high school students in the areas of reading and writing. Carrie worked with second language learners since 1996 and is passionate about helping teachers develop teaching strategies that reach all learners. Carrie was also in administration from 2008-2010 before joining Grand Canyon University as a full time faculty member. Carrie is passionate about life-long learning and education.

Classroom Management
Setting up a classroom management system that works for all students is not easy. Just as students learn in different manners, they respond in a variety of ways to the classroom management that exists. Participants will discuss the importance of setting up a schedule, routines, and jobs/roles for students. In addition, different behavioral plans will be introduced so that students who struggle with classroom structure will have modifications and support so that they experience behavioral success. Finally, parent communication will be discussed. One of the most difficult portions of classroom management is communicating with parents if there is an issue. Parent communication and partnerships will be an integral part of classroom management, so opening the lines of communication prior to any negative "press" will be very important.