Course Description

Classroom management issues are one of the leading causes of teacher frustration and burnout. In this practical course, find the solutions for improving your classroom management skills. Evaluate your current practices in light of the latest research. Learn how to analyze problematic behaviors and their cause, and the difference between control and management. Through study of the text No More Taking Away Recess And Other Problematic Discipline Practices, by authors Gianna Cassetta and Brook Sawyer, learn how you can improve your classroom environment so that all students are engaged and real learning can take place. Grades K-8.


I have really enjoyed this class, specifically the prompts for self-reflection and goal setting. I am excited by the goals that I've set. I plan on using these as a tool for implementation next year. ---2017 Spring Student

I really enjoyed reading through this text. I am NOT a reader….It is not something that I fill my time with. I appreciated how the reading was short and sweet for each assignment….but it made sense and it was beneficial. Students are always evolving and changing as does my classroom management plan. As I think I am refining and getting closer and closer there will always be room for improvement. I got some new ideas and was reminded of some things I have forgotten over the years. ---2018 Winter Student

This was my first course through TINT, and I couldn't be more pleased with the level of professionalism the instructor showed as well as the content material. As a teacher, being able to complete assignments on a flexible schedule with immediate feedback is invaluable. Based on my experience in this class, I plan on taking additional classes through TINT.

---2017 Spring Student


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Section Title
Effective Classroom Management
Start Now, you have 364 days to complete this course once enrolled.
Delivery Options
Various Media  
Course Fee(s)
SPU Tuition credit (3 units) $660.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Innovative Northwest Teacher (TINT)

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

Section Materials
  • Textbook (Mandatory) No More Taking Away Recess and Other Problematic Discipline Practices by Cassetta, G & Sawyer, B
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