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Report
Classroom
Conflict
•
Prevention
Developing Learning
Cohesions
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Resources
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What do students want from
us?
 Know
my name
 Follow through on what you tell me
 Take some interest in me as a learner
 Know your content
 Explain assignments and my grades
 Be available when you say you are
 Return my emails
Strategies
 First
Night Introductions PowerPoint
 Student Information Form
 Online Introductions
Pictures
Be Proactive
 Clear,
Accessible Expectations

Clear grading criteria for the course &
assignments
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Clear policies (attendance, lateness, late
assignments, make-up exams)
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Ensure that students understand policies
Strategy
 Navigation
Exercise
Keep it Positive!
 Respect
is paramount. We want to
create a fun, supportive, and valuable
learning community in EDUC 120.
Students can expect a supportive
learning environment. The professor will
be accountable and provide prompt and
frank feedback on students’ academic
work and commitment. (EDUC 120
Course Calendar)
Express Your Accountability to
Students:
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Posted on my Bb sites:
I try to be very accountable to my students. Please
review the syllabus for my office hours, both on
campus and online. Email is the best way to
contact me outside of face-to-face classes and
on-campus office hours. I will respond to your
email or phone calls usually within 24 hours.
Course assignments will be returned within 7 days.
If you have a question or need feedback, do not
hesitate to get in touch with me!
I look forward to working with you this semester!
Here's to a great semester!
Be Proactive: Develop a
Learning Community
 Establish
rapport with students and
between your students for a positive
learning environment
 Studies show that “caring” has a strong
influence on learning.
 Learn students’ names ASAP
 Use of peer learning strategies
 Ask for ongoing student feedback
 Be organized; Have a plan and share it
Classroom Conflicts
 What
about college vs. high school?
 Now we are paying for an education.
 Brookhaven College: Classroom
Management: Dealing with Difficult
Students
Sample Faculty Resources
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The Center for Research on Teaching and
Learning, The University of Michigan
http://www.crlt.umich.edu/
Managing Classroom Conflict, Center for
Faculty Excellence, UNCH, November 2004
http://cfe.unc.edu/pdfs/FYC22.pdf
YouTube
On Campus: Center for Teaching & Learning
Faculty Support
SYLLABUS
Chair or
SECURITY
& 911
Director &
Student
Data
You
CARE
TEAM
EARLY
ALERT
INTEGRITY
CODE
Document! Document!
Document!
 Notes
to self
 Keep student and your chair/director
updated
 Work with advising and if applicable,
Student Support
Try to Make Classroom
Conflicts a Teaching Moment
 Stop
 What
do you want to achieve?
 React appropriately
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Listen activity and watch body language of
everyone, including yourself
Prepare for the next time
Closing Thoughts
 I’ve
come to the frightening conclusion
that I am the decisive element in the
classroom. It’s my personal approach
that creates the climate. It’s my daily
mood that makes the weather. . . .
Haim Ginott, 1976
 “If teaching were easy, everyone would
be doing it!” Anonymous

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