Classroom Management: Preventing and Responding to Disruptive Students in and out of the Classroom

Friday, September 20, 2019 | 12:45-4:30pm
Gifford Auditorium, Campbell Building

W. Scott Lewis, J.D | Bio

Classroom Management: Preventing and Responding to Disruptive Students in and out of the Classroom Over the last ten years, there has been an increase in the number and severity of behavioral incidents in the classrooms and on campuses. More and more, it is incumbent upon instructors to intervene in the classroom to address behaviors that can interfere with teaching and learning. Using a combination of lecture and case studies taken from actual incidents, this workshop will provide instructors with tools to appropriately address these behaviors. Participants will be provided with skills to prevent disruptive behaviors, to react to them, and tips on how to enhance their own campus procedures to address abhorrent behaviors.

Participants will:

  • Gain a perspective on trends in behaviors on higher education campuses
  • Gain a perspective on the realities of campus responses to incidents of classroom disruption
  • Be able to utilize pedagogical methods and teaching strategies to reduce the probability of disruptive behaviors
  • Be able to develop and/or utilize individualized syllabus statements for class management
  • Be able to appropriately respond to disruptive behaviors in and out of the classroom
  • Be able to assist their home campuses in policy development in the area of classroom management