PD 360: Classroom Instruction That Works, K-12

PD360 is an online professional development resource with video segments that can be viewed online. The videos can be used as part of a school or district inservice or as part of a teacher's professional growth plan.

Every teacher has to deal with distracting and inappropriate behavior in the classroom at some time. Whether you are a new or experienced teacher, a review of effective classroom management can be helpful. Carol Cummings, a nationally recognized expert on classroom management, identifies four key principles for addressing misbehavior.

  • Maintain student dignity - humiliating a student actually causes more bad behavior.
  • Create a lasting change in behavior - putting a cap on a problem will only fix it temporarily.
  • Keep cool - be a model of social/emotional intelligence.
  • Use punishment as a rare and last resort - make sure to match the degree of punishment to the infraction.
Click on these hyperlinks then enter the school EBSCO username and password to view the video segments.
Segment for elementary teachers:

Segment for secondary teachers: