Classroom Management & Advanced Pedagogical Techniques in Higher Education

Course Length: 1 Hour
Course Style: High-Definition On Demand Video

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this comprehensive and engaging course, you will be able to:

  1. Create a sense of belonging among students in your classroom
  2. Use positive (and avoid negative) non-verbal language to enhance your teaching style
  3. Describe 4 key methods of increasing discussion participation in your classroom
  4. Model active listening as an instructor to build rapport and improve student engagement
  5. Navigate difficult topics in the classroom to have a respectful discourse that respects students’ unique backgrounds
  6. List common signs of student distress and monitor student wellness
  7. Identify, address, and document minor and severe classroom disruptions
  8. Avoid the 6 most common mistakes when confronted with classroom disruptions
  9. Implement 5 advanced pedagogical techniques in your classroom, including Problem-Based Learning, Flipped Classroom, Inquiry-Based Learning, Service-Learning, as well as Metacognition and Reflective Practice


Raenita Fenner, PhD is an Associate Professor and Chair of Engineering at Loyola University Maryland. Dr. Fenner is also the Director of the African and African American Studies interdisciplinary minor at Loyola. Having completed her PhD in Electrical Engineering at Michigan State University, she has received grants from funders including the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Engineering Information Foundation. An innovative and experienced educator, Dr. Fenner is dedicated to the mutual sharing of thoughts and ideas in the classroom, as well as fostering enthusiasm in undergraduate and graduate students to become life-long learners. In addition, as a Senior Member of the IEEE, Dr. Fenner is an accomplished researcher in her area electromagnetic material characterization, having published in leading peer-reviewed journals such as Progress in Electromagnetics Research, IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, and Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications. Dedicated to professional service, she serves as faculty advisor of the Society for Women Engineers (SWE) and provides professional workshops to support students’ career development, writing skills, and quantitative literacy.

DISCLOSURES: This course can be classified as video-based homestudy without interactivity, and has an intended audience of professionals in the following sectors: Non-profit, Industry, University, Community College, Government Agency, Hospitals & Clinics, and Independent Researchers. Publication Academy, Inc. reports no conflicts of interest and has received no commercial support in the development and hosting of this training from its instructors. Publication Academy, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. If you wish to enquire about a refund due to technical difficulties, please e-mail

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