Course No. ED445X, ED545X
How do we set boundaries and guidelines without it turning into a power struggle? Is the way we set up rules at the beginning of a year that important? Is there a way to help children understand parameters without getting them frustrated? Finding the balance between rules, guidelines, boundaries, and suggestions can be a difficult one for an educator. We need to be consistent in our approaches, yet flexible in working with each student. This class will challenge each person to evaluate their own personal guidelines and rules for their educational setting. We will investigate various strategies to teach children how to follow rules without them becoming oppositional and defiant. In addition, each educator will be asked to explore ways to modify and negotiate new ways of presenting their educational behavioral plans for students. At the end of this course, each person will have a clearer understanding of their own value system, how it impacts their approach to students, and a more defined process of developing specific classroom/school rules.
This is a course designed for all educators working within the school setting, Preschool through High School.
|We advise you to review and download the course syllabus before registering.||Syllabus|
- Evaluated individual rules in the school as they impact each student.
- Presented rules in a way that increases the responsiveness from students.
- Helped each child to negotiate their frustrations with boundaries without becoming oppositional.
- Applied effective strategies within the classroom to benefit “special needs” children.
- Defined rules, give clear examples, practice successful approaches, and integrate these ideas into the classroom/school setting.
- Assessed a student need and developed strategies to help increase the success of that child.
- Understood the difference between implied rules and specified rules.
A course manual may be downloaded, from the instructor’s website at http://www.michaelsedler.com/ without charge, once you have registered for this course. Click on classes, from there scroll down the page and click on the orange lettering ‘Manual’ next to the class “Establishing Rules...”. It will download as a PDF. While there is no fee for the manual, you may have to pay in order to order a book from the bibliography. Or, you may borrow one from a friend or check one out at the public library for free.
Mike Sedler was a fantastic instructor. His feedback was timely and genuine. Readings were solid and good. I appreciated the variety of articles, handouts, and flexibility with course texts, so I could choose one that I felt would meet my needs best, at the level I teach. I would definitely take another of his courses again!
Mike thank you so much for offering this course especially for a group that we could all participate. It was fabulous.Teaching during Covid was not awesome, but this was a highlight of my 20/21 school year. Getting more classes to further my teaching advancement.
9th Grade Teacher
Really appreciated this course! Helped me with my classroom management! Thanks!
4th Grade Teacher
I Really enjoyed the Establishing Rules and Boundaries course!
3rd Grade Teacher
Mr. Sedler is the best! I've taken nearly every class he has offered. His classes are organized, easy to follow and relevant. I can recommend him without reservation.
5th Grade Teacher