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Succeeding With Difficult Students®
Graduate Credit: 3 semester hours
Formats: Print & DVD or Online
Level: Grades K–12
Registration Deadline: July 19, 2013
Complete by: October 31, 2013
Course #: EDUC-6917
10 weeks after receipt of coursework
*For Print & DVD format, add $30 fee for Course Study Guide (required)
Do you find yourself in a constant struggle with the same students day after day? This graduate-level course offers a framework for succeeding with difficult students. You will learn to see the world from the difficult student’s perspective so that you may begin to build trust and ultimately the foundation for a positive relationship. Discover how to develop behavior management techniques that meet your difficult student’s individual needs. You may discover that helping hard-to-reach students to succeed can be one of the most challenging, and rewarding, experiences of your career.
- Understand when and why a student misbehaves.
- Learn how to respond proactively to even the most difficult students in a calm, professional manner.
- Explore the theoretical foundations for effectively dealing with students with serious behavioral and/or motivational problems.
- Plan strategies for establishing a positive relationship with difficult students and their parents.
- Develop an individualized behavior plan to utilize in the classroom with each difficult student.
- Appraise techniques for conducting one-to-one problem-solving conferences with difficult students.
Download a course fact sheet to share with your supervisor, principal, and other teaching colleagues who may be interested in learning more about Canter graduate courses. The overview includes a description of the course as well as information on:
- Course topics and outcomes
- Course assessment criteria
- System requirements (online format)
- Featured education experts
Lee Canter, M.S.W.Lee Canter is a nationally recognized expert in behavior management. His programs have helped more than 1.5 million educators create more harmonious classroom and school environments where teachers can teach and students can achieve greater success.
The following course materials are included in the cost of tuition and will be delivered directly to you.:
- Textbook: The Tough Kid Book: Practical Classroom Management Strategies, by Ginger Rhode,
William R. Jenson, and H. Kenton Reavis
- Textbook: Succeeding with Difficult Students,
by Lee Canter and Marlene Canter
- DVD: Succeeding with Difficult Students®
(For online format, the DVD is provided as backup to streaming video online.)
If you order the print & DVD format, you will also receive
- Study guide: Succeeding with Difficult Students®
- Course information packet
*For online format, the study guide and course information packet are provided in your online classroom.
This is a graduate-level course; therefore, you must have a bachelor's degree or above to enroll and receive credit.
Earning Graduate Credit
Total coursework for this course is equivalent to a 45 contact-hour course. Graduate credit will be issued when you successfully complete the following course requirements:
- Collaborate with study partner(s) (Print & DVD format only).
- Collaborate with colleagues through discussion boards (Online format only).
- View video segments.
- Complete required text/journal readings, assignments, and the final paper.
Course Completion Deadline
Print & DVD format: coursework must be submitted via email to WaldenCourseworkSubmission@waldenu.edu on or before October 31, 2013.
Online format: coursework must be submitted online on or before October 31, 2013.
Operating system for PC: Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, or
Operating system for Mac®: OS X or higher
Processor: 1 GHz, 32/64 bit or higher
Memory: Minimum 512 MB of RAM; 1 GB recommended
Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer® 6.0 or higher; Firefox® 3.6 (also for Mac®: Apple® Safari® 4 or higher)
Internet connection: Broadband (DSL, cable modem, or similar) required
Software: Microsoft Word®, Adobe® Flash® Player 7 or higher (free), Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® version 8 or higher (free)
Monitor resolution: 1280 x 800 pixels or higher
Note: If you are using a Macintosh®, please be sure to download Mozilla® Firefox® 3.6. It’s free, and the download should take only a few minutes at http://www.mozilla.org/.
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