It's tough to teach when your student's aren't listening. That's why great classroom management is key to any successful classroom.
Think of it as the foundation - it's not really exciting, and it's not the most fun piece of the house to work on, but without it, everything else you build will eventually come crashing down.
So if you're struggling with classroom management, this isn't something you can just ignore and hope it gets better. You have to make changes. You have to figure this out.
And that's why we're here.
What if you could walk into your classroom, say a quick phrase, & immediately have your students' attention?
How would it feel to teach a lesson without a million interruptions?
What if you could keep your students focused and on task without bending over backwards or going crazy?
It'd be incredible, right?
You'd actually be able to teach, inspire, and make meaningful connections with your kids.
You'd finally be able to enjoy teaching, instead of constantly feeling stressed and frustrated.
You'd be able to make a real difference in your students' lives.
If you're having trouble with classroom management, please know you're not alone.
I sure had trouble my first year of teaching. I thought I knew what to do, but I made some big mistakes, and a few months into the year I had a bit of a mess on my hands. I was frustrated and stressed – this was just not how I envisioned that teaching would be.
Thankfully I didn't stay there. I sought advice and counsel and worked hard to make some serious changes. It took a lot of time, planning, and effort, but over the next year I was able to see tremendous improvement. And what a joy when I finally got to the point where my students were (for the most part) orderly, on-task, and fun to teach.
When I thought back to my own classroom management challenges, I knew I wanted to share the lessons I'd learned with other teachers who were struggling. So I wrote Create Your Dream Classroom and started Teach 4 the Heart. I've loved sharing some of the knowledge and skills I've learned and it's been such a joy to be able to help and encourage other teachers.
But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that classroom management is very nuanced. There's not one magic technique that will correct all your problems. Instead, there are a variety of elements that need to all be in place in order to truly be effective.
I'd shared many lessons on Teach 4 the Heart, but I wanted to put everything in one place. To provide teachers with a complete, organized system that would ensure they had all the tools and training they needed to develop and implement a strong classroom management plan.
And that's when Classroom Management 101 was born.
Classroom Management 101 is here to make sure you don't miss any crucial elements when developing your classroom management plan. It's here to give you everything you need to establish that strong foundation so that you can build an amazing classroom and make a lasting difference in your students' hearts and lives.
When your enroll in Classroom Management 101, you get…..
This course is for any teacher who wants to improve their classroom management. A new teacher or a teacher who's struggling to control their classroom will gain the knowledge they need to succeed, and a veteran teacher who has the basics down will pick up additional skills and ideas to take their classroom to the next level. This course is great for any K – 12 teacher. I mostly taught middle school, so many of my examples relate best to those grades, but I also relate the principles to all grades, from kindergarten up to high school.
If you've been following Teach 4 the Heart for very long, you may have noticed that my primary audience is Christian teachers. Since I am a Christian and taught at a Christian school, I use Christian or Scriptural examples from time to time throughout the course. This course, however, is designed for Christian and non-Christian teachers alike, who teach in both private or public schools. (In other words, I think the course is great for anyone who needs help with classroom management, but if a mention of Scripture is going to upset you, then it's probably not for you.)
This course will definitely give you all the practical knowledge you need to manage your classroom. It will help you learn what how to prepare, how to prevent problems from happening in the first place, what to do when a student misbehaves, how to motivate your students, and how to handle challenging situations. Of course, you actually have to follow through and implement what you've learned, but I'm sure you'll be able to do that.
The course contains over 6 hours of video. Each module contains about 10 lessons, and each video lesson is typically 5-10 minutes long. You can watch these videos online anywhere that you have an internet connection. Also included are downloads and links to additional resources. When you purchase the course, you will have as long as you'd like to complete the course.
If you have been struggling with controlling your classroom then, yes, absolutely. I know that when I first started teaching the stress and frustration of having an out-of-control classroom was just overwhelming. By taking this course, you'll learn how to manage your classroom, control your class, and inspire your students. As a result, you'll feel better and actually start to enjoy teaching. And that is well worth the price of enrollment!
When you finish the course you'll be able to download a certificate of completion stating that you completed the 6+ hour course. You can then submit this certificate to your administrator for approval for professional development or continuing education credits.
*ACSI teachers/schools: This course has been approved by ACSI for 1 CEU. Contact me upon completion of the course for official ACSI paperwork/credit submission.
*AACS teachers/schools: You can receive PD credit for this course by filling out the AACS PD form requesting approval to receive credit for this course. (AACS teachers have successfully received PD credit for this course in the past.)
I don't want you to have to worry about whether or not this is worth the money, so let me give you a guarantee. I'm confident you'll love the course, but if for any reason you're not completely satisfied with the content provided, let me know within 30 days and I'll refund the entire purchase price. No questions asked.
"I truly wish I had found this before starting my first year of teaching (last year). It would have made the year much, much better."
"It was filled with wonderful ideas, suggestions and most importantly (for me) examples. I also love that I can go back and review what I learned and listen whenever I need or want to."
"If you're struggling with classroom management then Classroom Management 101 can give you a fresh perspective, new ideas, encouragement, and information to help you succeed in the classroom."
"I really appreciate all the very specific suggestions and the encouragement that anyone can have a well managed class."
I always wanted to be teacher, and was so excited for my first real teaching position that I could hardly think straight. But a few months in, I realized teaching was a whole lot harder than I thought it would be.
Too many of my students just weren’t listening to me, and many were outright belligerent. My confidence plummeted, and as much as I didn’t want to admit it (even to myself), I wasn’t enjoying teaching. It wasn’t just the “you need to pull it together” meeting with my principal and the “I can’t face my class” 7:45am crying fit in the back hallway. It was the everyday struggle, the constant feeling that I was failure in my own classroom.
Praise the Lord, He didn’t let me stay there. Through the advice of trusted mentors, a much-needed book, a bit of trial and error, and much prayer, I gradually learned how to keep my students’ attention, and I started to gain the confidence that I could actually do this.
As I stopped living in fear of the next problem, I began to look forward to teaching my next class. And while I loved those ah-ha moments when my students finally got how to solve equations, the truest joy came from watching God soften hearts and change lives right in front of me. No matter what challenges you’re facing, you too can rekindle your passion for teaching. You’re in the right place. Let’s dive in.
BONUS Back-to-School Module
Short on time!? The back-to-school bonus module will get you up & running in time for that critical first day of school.
You'll how to use that invaluable first week of school to your advantage - how to establish the right tone from day 1, set yourself & your students up for success all year long, and create the productive classroom environment you've always wanted.
Have a limited budget? Well.....
Ask your administrator to purchase a school-wide license for your school. This is a huge savings & gives all your school's current & future teachers full access to the course.
Send them this link. It's got all the info: http://teach4theheart.com/classroommanagement/
Please note that this course contains references to Scripture. As such, some public schools may choose not to purchase this course with school funds.
More of what students are saying....
"This course has helped me organize my thoughts on management to levels that I can actually implement. College just threw a whole bunch of strategies at me, but your course helped me actually plan it all out. Thank you!"
"This course is definitely worth your time and $. The information is helpful, the videos lessons are short and can be managed into our own busy family lives. There are notes provided to always have on hand, and lots of additional resources."
"My second year of teaching is about to begin, and I feel much better prepared to handle the multitude of management situations that will soon come my way Thank you!"
"I love the emphasis on dealing with the heart of the student, administering grace while running a well-structured and ordered classroom."