Summer 2019 - EDUC 326 D100

Creating Positive Learning Communities (3)

Class Number: 5189

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Fr 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    SUR 3200, Surrey

  • Prerequisites:

    One of EDUC 100, 220, 230, or 240; or EDUC 401/402, or corequisite EDUC 403.



Prepares student teachers to design positive learning environments in K-12 classrooms. The focus will be on practical approaches to creating a space in which students and teachers can work successfully together toward common goals.


This course aims to provide students with a framework for thinking about different approaches to creating positive classroom environments that foster positive teaching and learning experiences. Topics such as building positive teacher-student relationships, school and classroom communities, and becoming a caring leader will be addressed.


  • Attendance and Class Participation 20%
  • Four Pop Quizzes (5% each) 20%
  • Individual Case Study 15%
  • Group Project and Presentation 25%
  • Final In-Class Essay 20%


  • Attendance is mandatory, roll will be taken in every class session.
  • Engagement in class discussions is expected; in-class activities are dependent on your active participation.
  • There will be no final exam, however, there will be a final in-class essay during the last regularly scheduled class time.
  • You should attend the first lecture even if you are on a waiting list only. Detail information will be given during the first lecture.



Nelsen, J. and Gfrowrer, K. (2017). Positive discipline: Tools for teachers. New York, NY: Harmony.
ISBN: 9781101905395

Supplementary articles and reading materials will be provided electronically via CANVAS.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University.