Relationally Responsible Classroom Management

Engaging and motivating students is easier when the fundamental relationship between teachers and students is strong, meaningful, and productive. Getting there is difficult, particularly in diverse classrooms. Changing the way you approach your relationships with students can be hard - but might be the most important and influential teaching strategy you ever implement.
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Updated on: September 14, 2018

This course from PCG Education empowers educators to effectively teach an increasingly diverse student body through the cultivation of meaningful, responsive relationships. The course builds educators’ ability to plan and implement methods for connecting with all students, increasing student motivation, reducing behavior problems and improving academic achievement by fundamentally changing teacher to student, student to student and student to teacher relationships and engagement.

  • Create a culture that builds meaningful engagement
  • Learn from experts and real classroom scenarios
  • 3 CEUs or 3 graduate credits
Skills You'll Learn

In this course, you'll learn how to understand students' personal and communal cultures and how to use that knowledge to build a relationally responsive teaching practice. You'll also learn how to develop and cultivate a reflective practice that will enhance your classroom and career.

Course Overview

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About the Instructors

Dr. Alan Green joined Rossier in July 2009 as associate professor of Clinical Education and School Counseling Program Lead. He came from Johns Hopkins University School of Education, where he served most recently as chair of the Department of Counseling and Human Services. He earned a doctorate in counseling psychology from Howard University in Washington, DC and a master's degree in school and community counseling from California State University in Sacramento.

Dr. Xiomara Mateo-Gaxiola is an independent educational consultant who specializes in building the capacity of learning teams. She strives to foster an understanding of the connections and interplay between pedagogy, curriculum, and culture and the process changes necessary to shift the focus from teaching to learning. Through hands-on and learningcentered experiences Dr. Mateo-Gaxiola works side-by-side with K-12 students, teachers, and administrators to reexamine deeply held beliefs about teaching, learning, and culture.

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PCG’s Education practice offers consulting services and technology solutions that help teachers, schools, school districts, and state education agencies/ministries of education to promote student success, improve programs and processes, and optimize resources. PCG offers more than 50 online professional development courses to help teachers improve their skills, grow their careers and more effectively help and support their students.


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