This course provides students with specific strategies to prevent and manage challenging student behaviors while maintaining a safe and positive school climate. Learning outcomes are based on the National Paraprofessional standards, Levels 1-3. Students are provided with numerous modes of learning, including lecture, group discussion, activities and classroom observations to assist them in learning and demonstrating the content of working with students with behavioral difficulties.
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Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- Summarize how appropriate practices can promote a safe and positive school climate.
- Describe Response to Intervention Framework and the role of paraprofessionals in supporting school climate in the general education and special education classrooms.
- Explain how paraprofessionals can work as a member of a team to improve student behavior.
- List the reasons why students act out and describe strategies to deal with each.
- Identify practices that a paraprofessional can use to improve interpersonal skills, proactive behaviors, reactive strategies and reductive techniques to avoid out of control behavior.
General Education Outcomes (GEOs)
Please check the applicable GEOs for this course, if any, by outcomes at GEO Discipline Search.
Course Activities and Grading
Discussions (Weeks 1-8)
Quizzes (Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5)
Classroom Observation, Verification & Reflection Form (Week 6)
Data Collection Assignment (Week 7)
Final paper assignment with scoring rubric completed by you (self-assessment) and a classmate (Weeks 7 & 8)
Note: Students will need to obtain the course materials through the respective publishers. We apologize for any inconvenience but this is the most cost effective method for students.
- Students may purchase Kunkel and MacDonald's The Path to Positive Classroom Management 3rd ed. by contacting CREC by email . The cost is $20.00 plus shipping.
Available in the Lecture folders
- COMPASS powerpoint lectures
Details posted in the Course Content section of the course
- Classroom Observation: Students will observe a paraprofessional working with students with disabilities. (Week 6)
Readings and Exercises
Topics: School Climate & Student Behavior
Topic: Mean Behavior
Topics: Behavior & Response to Intervention
Topic: Interpersonal Skills
Topic: Proactive Practices
Topic: Reactive Strategies
Topics: Reductive Techniques & Ways to Handle Out of Control Behavior
Topics: Review & Final Paper
Note: The instructor will assign you one of your classmates' papers to review, using the rubric found in Course Documents. You will have an opportunity to make changes to your own paper based on your classmates' review.
COSC Accessibility Statement
Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.
COSC Policies, Course Policies, Academic Support Services and Resources
Students are responsible for knowing all Charter Oak State College (COSC) institutional policies, course-specific policies, procedures, and available academic support services and resources. Please see COSC Policies for COSC institutional policies and the “Course Policies” link for specific policies related to this course. COSC Resources information regarding available COSC academic support services and resources.