ASAP® Workbooks are available for professional development and school leadership programs for K-12 educators. Each workbook consists of four chapters of study and activities, which can be broken out weekly or monthly, culminating with a project or presentation to be shared at a group learning event.
The ASAP Workbooks are aligned with the requirements of the 2015 Professional Standards for Educational Leaders and your provincial leadership standards.
Workbooks are delivered digitally through your online ASAP account, where you can download and print copies for distribution within your school district on an as-needed basis.
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Workbook: Building Community in the Classroom
An effective leader focuses on recommended classroom management procedures and routines by developing relationships and building community. It is important to understand the difference between classroom management and discipline. These two concepts are often used interchangeably, but they are very different. For the purpose of this module, classroom management and discipline are defined as follows:
Classroom management deals with how things are done in the classroom including the procedures, routines, and structures. Classroom management is the responsibility of the teacher.
Discipline in our changing world is no longer about ensuring the compliance of children or young adults to an authority figure. It is about students taking responsibility for their own behavior and self-monitoring their behavior while working collaboratively with their peers. Students should work with their teacher(s) to create norms and sanctions for their classroom community.
Effective teachers develop routines and procedures that facilitate and provide a learning environment where all learners work collaboratively to establish and maintain a caring classroom community. A caring community provides a safe, non-threatening environment, where learning is enhanced. Teachers guide students through thoughtful processes, which provide students with the tools and strategies to function as caring and productive citizens.
This workbook will introduce various classroom management routines, procedures, and structures which, when implemented, will build a sense of community that will provide students with the skills and abilities to be disciplined for learning today and living tomorrow.