EDST 498K: Managing and Leading a Classroom

July 4 – July 21 (Monday to Thursday) |  9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Format: In-Person


This course will provide a space for the participants to explore the ideas and practices that underpin effective classroom management and transformative classroom leadership. With topics ranging from structures and routines for management to community-building for classroom leadership, this course will cover a wide range of tools and understandings around both management and leadership within the classroom. The objective of this course is to explore the psychology and practicality of classroom management and recognize its importance as a condition for effective classroom leadership.

Participants in this course will be able to understand:

  • and implement classroom structures and routines that foster a strong sense of classroom accountability and community
  • how attachment theory informs relationship-building in the classroom
  • how emotional intelligence helps educators discern the unmet needs that underpin behavioural challenges in the classroom
  • the nature of effective discipline through the CPS (Collaborative and Proactive Solutions) model
  • how to foster the development of leadership qualities and dispositions within students

Adrian Zuyderduyn

Adrian Zuyderduyn has been an educator within the Central Okanagan Public Schools since 2000.  Having taught both middle and secondary school for 16 years, he then transitioned into a school leadership role as an elementary school vice-principal.  Adrian completed his Master of Arts under the guidance of Dr. Sabre Cherkowski, researching how school leaders might explore their inner landscape in community; finding a passion for this field of research, he intends to pursue a doctoral degree in this area.  Adrian is part of a number of committees within the Central Okanagan Public Schools, particularly around personal and professional wellness, along with the school district’s work regarding the Equity in Action Agreement and its focus on anti-racism.  Adrian is the father of two teenage girls, one with special needs, and they are his inspiration for growing as both a person and a school leader.  Adrian loves the outdoors and spends his summers in wide open spaces.  As someone who loves rich conversation around meaningful topics, Adrian is very much looking forward to engaging with the participants in this course; managing and leading a classroom is rich, complex work – but when the learning environment is structured and the community of learners is focused on growth, wonderful things take place.

How to register

This course is limited to Bachelor of Education, OSE graduate students, OSE certificate or diploma students, and practicing educators only.

To register for courses, please visit the Student Information Service Centre (SISC).

Please note, this course requires third-year standing or above. Those who do not meet the requirements will be dropped from the course.

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the Student Information Service Centre (SISC).

If you are looking to transfer a course into UBC Vancouver, or another institution, please confirm transfer credit will be approved prior to registering for a UBC Okanagan course.

*It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the course is accepted towards the completion of a program.

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the Student Information Service Centre (SISC). You must have current Summer registration eligibility. If not, please email sie.education@ubc.ca.

If you are looking to transfer a course into UBC Vancouver, or another institution, please confirm approval of transfer credit prior to registration.

*It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the course is accepted towards the completion of a program.

Apply to take select coursework as a non-degree student at through the Non-Degree Access Studies Application.

If you require assistance, please email sie.education@ubc.ca

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the  Student Information Service Centre (SISC). You must have current Summer registration eligibility. If not, please email sie.education@ubc.ca.