First Advisor

Woodrow, Kelli


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

Master of Education


School of Education and Counseling

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access



Number of Pages

93 pages


Many factors affect student achievement, however, an effective teacher has been found to be the most influential. A prerequisite of an effective teacher is the ability to manage his or her classroom. However, due to the high rate of attrition of teachers within the first five years of service, coupled with the paucity of the training, and time it takes to learn to effectively manage a classroom, often student achievement suffers. Because authors of many studies have found that new teachers cite student discipline problems and lack of classroom management preparation as major factors for their attrition, this author created a more nuanced approach to classroom management training. This in-service combines opportunities for self-reflection regarding teachers' beliefs and values regarding control in the classroom, a presentation of research based classroom management and discipline approaches, and time to collaborate and work through scenarios of common discipline problems.

Date of Award

Spring 2008

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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