Modules for Teachers
Classroom Management Modules for Teachers
At their November 2006 meeting, APA’s Board of Educational Affairs (BEA) recommended that the Board of Directors approve funds to support the development of online professional development modules to focus on instructional strategies for Pre-K-12 teachers. In response, the “Practical Classroom Management: Class-wide and Individual Strategies” and “Interventions for Classroom Disruption: Addressing Emotional and Behavioral Problems in the Classroom” modules have been developed by Dr. Russell Skiba and Dr. Jack Cummings from Indiana University. The first module covers recommendations for general classroom management. The second module focuses on dealing with disruptive classroom behavior, including students who leave their seats without permission, talk back to teachers and show physical aggression.
Applications of Psychological Science to Teaching and Learning (APS-TL)
These ten modules apply psychological science to teaching and learning.
APA Task Forces
- Violence Directed Against K-12 Teachers
The APA Violence Directed Against K-12 Teachers Task Force is in the process of producing materials for pre-service and in-service teachers. These resources will offer prevention and intervention tools for teachers facing violence, intimidation, and bullying in elementary and secondary school classrooms.
- Zero Tolerance Task Force Report
The APA Zero Tolerance Task Force report examines the impact of Zero Tolerance policies and makes recommendations regarding the implementation of these policies in elementary and secondary schools.
A March 18, 2010 article in the New York Times, School Suspensions Lead to Legal Challenge, featured conclusions from APA’s Zero Tolerance Task Force report.
APA's Zero Tolerance Task Force featured in Education Researcher (PDF, 129KB)
New Perspectives on School Safety and Violence Prevention (Feb 2010)