Lutheran educators want to set their students up to win.  Thoughtful classroom and transitional procedures can preserve instructional time, add structure, and minimize opportunities for misbehavior.

In this course, participants will

  • Identify areas that could be strengthened with procedures,
  • Plan out appropriate steps to accomplish the task at hand, and
  • Implement in their own classrooms.

This course is based on research and tested in practice.  A collaborative approach allows participants to problem-solve with the help of peers and share successful techniques.  Implementation in the classroom allows for immediate feedback and reflection to refine procedures to fit the needs of the students and the teacher.

This course makes use of the Teaching That Works instructional model. This model is based on research-based professional development practice.

Classroom Procedures That Work utilizes the following instructional methods:

  • Job-embedded: Participants will identify areas that would benefit from structured procedures, craft procedures to guide students through the particular process, introduce and practice the procedure with students. This allows the procedures to be tested immediately and tailored to fit each teacher’s needs.
  • Collaborative: Participants will refine their understandings, discover applications, and reflect on their practice with colleagues. Participants may converse online via conveniently written forum discussions or through computer-aided, face-to-face technology.
  • Practical: After learning about the effective development of procedures and seeing it modeled, the participant creates his/her own classroom procedures and puts them into practice.
  • Reflective: The teacher and instructor review the lesson and discuss what went well, what can be better, and how to improve.

Read more about Classroom Procedures in our Issues in Lutheran Education blog

Instructor: Professor Benjamin Clemons, MLC ’03