This course will provide students with an in-depth understanding of classroom management and child guidance techniques. Strategies to support the development of a positive, supportive and respectful classroom environment, including teaching social competencies that facilitate responsible student behavior will be examined. Theories and research related to approaches to classroom management and guidance will be presented and discussed. Specific behavioral challenges and issues will be investigated. The course provides students with a broad theoretical foundation of behavioral intervention strategies to support children with emotional, behavioral and social challenges. Students will be required to complete 10 hours of observation in a classroom setting throughout the semester.
Prerequisites: TCHE100M or ECE100 AND either TCHE104M or ECE104 or TCHE110M.