All about Managing College Environment

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Describe the importance of college environment management and its impact on academic learning time. Describe differences in the approach to classroom management from a behavioral, cognitive, and humanistic perspective.

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All about Managing College Environment:

Fill your mind with compassion …Gautam Buddha Luke 14:34..  "Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? All about Managing College Environment An Outline for Faculty & Staff Prof. Dr. S. Swapna Kumar

TEACHER:

TEACHER A child teaches itself. But you can help it to go forward in its own way. What you can do, is not of the positive nature, but of the negative. You can take away the obstacles , but knowledge comes out of its own nature. Education is the mother of leadership...Wendell L. Willkie Prof. Dr. S. Swapna Kumar

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3 P’s of Teacher Concept of subject Curriculum Relevant topic Pedagogical strategies Classroom management Intellectual curiosity Building student S & C Achievement of student Planning & rigid Vision & Mission Mentorship Empathic Nurturing. Passionate learning Personally committed Fair & non-authoritarian . Personal authenticity . Patience. Confidence presence. Enthusiasm Interpersonal skills. Self-insight & control . Compassion. Reflective practice. Time management Evidence based self-correction. Seeks feedback Participation and collaboration Effective stress management. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan "A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron." - Horace Mann Prof. Dr. S. Swapna Kumar

What is our goal?:

What is our goal? STUDENT READINESS Achievement and growth for all students GREAT TEACHERS AND LEADERS An effective teacher in every classroom and leader in college BEFORE TEACHING AND LEADING Develop effective teachers and leaders in preparation programs ▲ DURING TEACHING AND LEADING Use meaningful evaluation and professional development to increase effectiveness of teachers and leaders “The good teacher explains . The superior teacher demonstrates . The great teacher inspires .” – William A. Ward Prof. Dr. S. Swapna Kumar

Responding to Distressed Disruptive Difficult Student Behavior:

& Responding to Distressed Disruptive Difficult Student Behavior A Guide for Faculty & Staff Jesus on Cross……Luke 23:34- “Father , forgive them for they do not know what they are doing”. Prof. Dr. S. Swapna Kumar

The Research:

The Research “A significant body of research indicates that academic achievement and student’s behavior are influenced by the quality of the teacher-student relationship.” “…73% of students in the study who were low achieving, perceived their teachers as thinking poorly of them.” Englishpage.com, 2010 Research aside, tells us that a student who feels more comfortable in a college, classroom & with a teacher has a better chance of performing at their best. "Teaching is the greatest act of optimism" - Colleen Wilcox Prof. Dr. S. Swapna Kumar

Definitions:

Definitions Disruptive Students Students whose behavior makes teaching and learning difficult for others in the class Distressed students Students who are experiencing emotional and/or psychological problems that are interfering with their ability to learn Difficult Students Suggestions for best wording is only being accepted The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control...Galatians 5:22–23 Prof. Dr. S. Swapna Kumar

Disruptive Behavior:

Disruptive Behavior Takes many forms, varying in severity… Being late Making noise repeatedly interrupting Physical violence Passing notes, answering cell phone, texting Personal insults, harassment Matthew 5:7- Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Prof. Dr. S. Swapna Kumar

Related Causes:

Related Causes Student Related Causes Difficult transition to university classroom norms and academic standards Confusion about class expectations Sense of poor Classroom boorishness Poor academic and personal skills Underlying psychological problems Teacher Related Causes Poor structuring of classroom routine Overreliance on passive learning Distant or disrespectful Poor interpersonal relationships with students Lack of behavioral intervention skills Unrealistic expectations "A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations." - Patricia Neal Prof. Dr. S. Swapna Kumar

Counselling can help students….:

Counselling can help students…. Faculty and staff to observe signs of distress in students – Erratic, absences, declining academic performance, poor emotional control, moodiness …… Understand them change negative patterns Intervene in these situations Express concern about well-being. Provide free and confidential help (Uplift). “Most students respect faculty a great deal, even if they do not always demonstrate that respect; and your intervention may make the difference for that student.” Good teachers care more about their students learning than they do about their own teaching. Prof. Dr. S. Swapna Kumar

~Professionalism~ in the Workplace:

A group of moral principles, standards of behavior, or set of values regarding proper conduct in the workplace ~ Professionalism~ in the Workplace “Don't try to fix the students, fix ourselves first. The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior. When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed.” Prof. Dr. S. Swapna Kumar

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A professional person – an individual doing their job with sincerity who maintains accepted decorum and ethics while performing quality work. Rules, policies and procedures should be the same for everyone. Keep your word ; fulfill agreements and obligations both legally and morally. Follow through on deadlines . An attitude devoid of politics, mind games, bias, discrimination and blaming. Limit discussion of personal issues so that the environment is free of empathy related bias about productivity. Give credit to others. Avoid Jealous or ego. “A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.” …Gautama Buddha Prof. Dr. S. Swapna Kumar

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Strive for recognition on the basis of your work performance. Accountability – take responsibility for your actions/mistakes. Avoid gossip, colleague bashing, listening to and relaying rumors to co staff that come through the grapevine. Be proud of your work and let others know how much satisfaction it gives you. Show enthusiasm – it is contagious. Be flexible and patient; learn to collaborate. Remember students are client and it is the obligation of Teachers to fulfill the requirement of Management by molding the students towards vision. “You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself.” - Alan Wilson Watts Prof. Dr. S. Swapna Kumar

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Remember….. ~A professional learns how to balance confidence, temperament, assertiveness and humility, never allowing anyone to persuade them to change their code of ethic's or lower their standards.~ Matthew 7:2: "For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again."  Prof. Dr. S. Swapna Kumar

Angry and Aggressive Behaviors:

Angry and Aggressive Behaviors is probably the most poorly handled emotion. is aggressive or hostile takes tension atmosphere. can be caused by external or internal events. can be your friend or enemy; it depends on the way in which you choose to express it. Discipline of the disruptive students does not to equate to corporal punishment but necessary minor punishment as part of the socialization process of a civilized society. “During anger and hatred, violence of the tongue is very real- sharper than any knife .”…Mother Teresa Prof. Dr. S. Swapna Kumar

Discipline & Punishment:

Discipline & Punishment Discipline teaches self-control. Punishment controls behavior by using pain or unpleasantness but does not teach the behavior. http://osufacts.okstate.edu “All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?”…..Gautam Buddha Prof. Dr. S. Swapna Kumar

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Survey 1: Students don’t like about…. "Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty." Albert Einstein Prof. Dr. S. Swapna Kumar

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Survey 2: Qualities of an ideal teacher. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ....Nelson Mandela Prof. Dr. S. Swapna Kumar

Syllabus:

Syllabus Faculty must haves: Textbook & materials Course description Learning objectives Instruction techniques Assessments Tips for success Attendance Class participation Monthly progress chart Academic performance Classroom policies and expectations “Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.”  ― Robert Frost Prof. Dr. S. Swapna Kumar

Questions to Discuss in a Department:

Questions to Discuss in a Department If a student has been exhibiting unusual behavior and other students are complaining, what should I do? What are my rights as a professor? What are my students’ rights? What if a student confides emotional difficulties to me ? What if a student presents me with an overt or veiled threat? Can I tell a student to leave the class and not come back? What should I do if my students begin challenging my authority? Classes are getting larger and students harder to deal with. What can I do? Prof. Dr. S. Swapna Kumar

References:

Atherton , J. S. (2005) Learning and Teaching: Cognitive Dissonance and learning, [online]. Available: http://www.learningandteaching.info/learning/dissonance.htm [Accessed: 22 April 2009]. Azer , S. A. The qualities of a good teacher: how can they be acquired and sustained? [online] Available: http://jrsm.rsmjournals.com/cgi/content/full/98/2/67 [Accessed: 10 April 2009]. Cruickshank, D.R. & Haefele , D. (2001) ‘Good Teachers, Plural: What makes a teacher good? Looking at the ways we have answered that question in the past century may place the current evaluation craze in perspective’, Educational Leadership , February: 26-30. Guiding Young Children Series: Discipline Without Punishment Website contents that related to the preparation of slides…….. References "Reading thousand books, none became any wise, One who reads the half word of Love, then they only becomes wise “… Kabir Das When I tell any truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do.  ~William Blake Prof. Dr. S. Swapna Kumar

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THANK YOU Value Yourself. Be proud of who you are and what you do. As educators, we need to remember that everything we say and do in the presence of our students affects them. We have an overwhelming amount of power on their lives, and we need to be careful how we use it. We build too many walls and not enough bridges…Sir Isaac Newton Prof. Dr. S. Swapna Kumar

Dr. S. Swapna Kumar:

Dr. S. Swapna Kumar drsswapnakumar@gmail.com s.s.kumar@ieee.org Prof. Dr. S. Swapna Kumar

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