EFFECTIVE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT-Techniques, methodologies and disciplinary strategies (6-day/ 7-day course) Limassol

Keeping a classroom under control requires considerable skills in managing the multitude of tasks and situations that occur during the school day.  Apart from the teacher’s preparation,  certain procedures, methods and teaching techniques are required that promote a safe and efficient environment that allows students to feel comfortable and safe; enhance their motivation and progress; and develop the sense of belonging. Diversity management methods and techniques for dealing with behavioral problems are also important for reducing phenomena such as indiscipline, bullying and racism.

This 6-day course gives participants theoretical background about effective classroom management, as well as practical guidelines to integrate activities and implement programmes across the areas of curriculum and school life. Discussions, site visits and group work will enrich sharing ideas and exchange of practice between participants. There is also the possibility to extend the course to 7-day.

The  cost for 6-day course is  480 euro and for 7-day course is 560 euro. It  includes course fees, course material, entrance to museums and tours.

Objectives

During the course, participants will:

  • examine the importance and factors that influence classroom management
  • study techniques and strategies for effective Classroom management
  • examine routines, norms and practices that improve teaching and learning
  • discover ways to develop Teacher –student relationships and communication skills with the students
  • learn techniques to maximize students’ attention
  • learn productive  ways for time management and controlling stress  and pressure
  • understand and address students’ diversity during teaching
  • learn ways to handlebehavioral problems like indiscipline, racism and bullying
  • examine the use of technology for classroom management; for sharing data & communication; for creative activities
  • visit sites, museums and monuments in Cyprus and plan activities/ programmes
Methodology

The working methods that are used are highly practical and participatory. The experiential method is used to encourage the search for contemporary pedagogical theories and teaching approaches. The hands-on approach is used to examine real examples, case studies, surveys and simulations. The group activities foster mutual learning, cooperation and collaboration between participants. The discussions encourage sharing ideas, intercultural dialogue and the exchange of good practices between the participants. Social, networking and cultural activities give participants the opportunity to establish professional cooperation and links with teachers, staff, schools and organisations in Europe. At the end of the course, participants fill in an e-questionnaire for evaluation.

Course schedule
DAY 1
  • The importance of effective classroom management
  • Factors that influence classroom management
  • Effective classroom management & Lifelong learning skills
  • Activities for team building
  • Effective classroom management plan
  • What is effective classroom management
  • Classroom management strategies
DAY 2
  • Visit to Limassol Old city center, Carob Mill Museum, Medieval Castle & Museum and other monuments.
  • Doing activities in the city center.
  • Data collection for the group work.
DAY 3
  • Teaching procedures and routines
  • ICT tools for sharing data & communication
  • Classroom setup
  • Developing learning goals
  • Teacher –student relationships
  • Communication skills
  • Activities that encourage communication
  • Non-verbal communication
  • ICT tools for creative activities
  • Teaching & learning outdoors
DAY 4
  • Time management
  • Maximizing students’ attention
  • Factors that affect teaching and learning
  • Controlling stress
  • Interactive teaching strategies
  • Understanding and addressing students’ diversity
  • How do we deal with classroom diversity?
  • Multicultural & Intercultural education
  • Intercultural activities in a multicultural classroom
  • Handling indiscipline and other behavoural problems
  • Activities that enhance the sense of belonging
DAY 5
  • Dealing with racism
  • Dealing with bullying
  • Good practices for facing behavioural problems
  • Teaching skills & teachers’ competence
  • Activities in Limassol Archaeological museum
  • Data collection for group work.
DAY 6
  • School climate & policy
  • Curriculum
  • Dealing with parents
  • Relationships with staff and administration
  • Activities for secondary education
  • Participants complete the group work, presentation of group work, review of the course, certificates.
DAY 7 (optional)

TOUR TO PAPHOS TOWN
It includes a tour with 5-stops (9:00 am- 5:00 pm)
• Tomb of the kings
• Catacomb of Agia Solomoni
• Paphos Archaeological Park with Roman mosaics
• Paphos Medieval Castle and port
• Petra tou Romiou (birthplace of Aphrodite).

Course fees

480 euro (6-day) & 560 euro (7-day)

Sessions
    • 19.02.2024.- 24.02.2024 Confirmed
    • 09.03.2024 - 14.03.2024
    • 20.04.2024 - 25.04.2024 Confirmed
    • 06.07.2024 - 11.07.2024
    • 12.10.2024 - 17.10.2024
    • 09.11.2024 - 14.11.2024
    • 01.02.2025– 06.02.2025
    • 08.03.2025 - 13.03.2025
    • 12.04.2025 - 17.04.2025
    • 12.07.2025 - 17.07.2025
    • 04.10.2025 - 09.10.2025
    • 01.11.2025 - 06.11.2025

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