Classroom Civility

  • A workshop by Dr. Barbara Frey, May 21, 2008

    About Dr. Barbara Frey

    Barbara A. Frey received her D.Ed. from Pennsylvania State University and her M.Ed from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a senior instructional designer in the Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education at the University of Pittsburgh, where she provides support and training to faculty on a variety of teaching and learning projects. In addition, she teaches as an adjunct assistant professor in the Learning and Performance Systems Department of Pennsylvania State University World Campus. Her research interests include web-based distance education, program evaluation, and human resource development. In addition to her work with instructional design, she has done presentations on promoting classroom civility.

    About the Workshop

    Students talking while the professor is lecturing, disrupting class work with inappropriate behavior, eatiing up teaching/learning time while they argue with the teacher, or challenging information or demanding additional class-time attention: these are the students that can make our roles as teachers frustrating and anxiety-ridden. How can we structure our classes and our relationship to our students to prevent such episodes? If they do occur, how can we best deal with them? Location: Folger Time: 9:00 a.m.– noon. Breakfast and lunch provided.


    Classsroom Incivility Case Studies (Word doc)

    Contract on Classroom Behavior (Word doc)

    Crowd Control: Promoting Civility in the Classroom Literature Review (Word doc)

    Crowd Control: Promoting Civility in the Classroom PowerPoint Presentation (PowerPoint)


    Barbara Frey in Classroom Civility Workshop
    Barbara Frey presenting Classroom Civility Workshop 

    Participants in Classroom Civility Workshop
    Participants in Classroom Civility Workshop