How does classroom design and organization support learning and positive behavior?

Classroom Management Tools


Part One: Expectation and Consequences Posters

Create two posters that can be displayed in Birth to Age 5/Pre-K and K to Age 8/Grade 3 classrooms. The posters should outline your classroom guidelines for behavior expectations, reinforcers, and consequences.

Be creative and reflect the developmental level of each age group on the respective poster.

Part Two: Schedules

Design a schedule for both Birth to Age 5/Pre-K and K to Age 8/Grade 3 that includes a set of routines that are developmentally appropriate for each age group and that reflect a typical day (Birth to Age 5/Pre-K) or week (K to Age 8/Grade 3) in a classroom setting. Include family volunteers.

Each poster and schedule are to demonstrate best practices for developing a healthy, supportive environment for learning that embraces the diversity of your students, addresses challenging behaviors/special needs, and includes families as partners.

You may use Microsoft Word or Microsoft Publisher.

GCU format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

Submit posters and schedules to the instructor by the end of Topic 5. They will be returned to you with instructor feedback for revision and final submission with the Benchmark Assignment due in Topic 7.

ECH 135 Topic 6: Discussion Question 1
Discuss the difference between a teacher-centered and a learner-centered classroom. Do you think that one style is more appropriate? Why or why not?