Jul 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDU 510 - Creating Positive Learning Environments

This course emphasizes creating, building, and sustaining a positive classroom environment as a foundation for learning. We will examine frameworks from a variety of disciplinary traditions including behaviorist multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) and restorative justice practices. In the interest of meeting the needs of both group dynamics and the individual needs of K-12 students, the course emphasizes organization of the physical classroom, creating universal standard operating procedures (SOPs), and the importance of universal high expectations. Students will explore social frameworks, including culturally responsive teaching, teacher-student relationships, school-family partnerships, and community building. Students will gain strategies to promote motivation for learning by empowering K-12 students to engage in self-directed learning in inclusive, democratic classrooms.


Co-requisite(s): Co-requisite enrollment in USM teacher education internship/student teaching course - EDU 543  or EDU 550  
Credits: 3

Course Typically Offered:
Course Type: seminar

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