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Classroom Management: Center for Teaching & Learning

Classroom management is a term used by teachers to describe the process of ensuring that classroom lessons run smoothly despite disruptive behavior by students. The term also implies the prevention of disruptive behavior.
Located on the Library‘s ground floor, accessible through an outside entrance via the Clock Tower Patio, the Center for Teaching and Learning convenes professional conversations and learning events for faculty, staff, and administrators. Though many of these originate in the Center‘s program-planning process, others come from various parts of the college—Human Resources, the Classified Staff Development Committee, Information Technology, Distance learning, etc. All are facilitated through the Center‘s on-line Learning Calendar, which lists details for each activity and offers easy sign-up for participants. There is no charge for any of these services to Olympic College employees.

Center for Teaching & Learning

The Center

  • hosts reading and study groups,
  • creates workshops on significant topics related to the scholarship of teaching and learning,
  • provides opportunities for sharing new learning and research with others, and
  • produces the annual All-Faculty Retreat—which is typically held in late January.

The Center also offers resources to individual faculty, including:

  • private counseling about teaching and classroom-managementissues,
  • links to other faculty for peer mentoring, and
  • on-site analysis of classroom dynamics using a modification of Small Group Instructional Diagnosis to help faculty discern issues and formulate a professional development plan.

Adjunct faculty—and new teachers, in particular—are encouraged to contact the Center for further information about any of these services, either by stopping in, calling 475-7326, or sending an email to center@olympic.edu.

Learning & Training Events

Off-Campus Conferences and Workshops