Presence and Poise: Keys to Commanding the Classroom


Being a master of your content area is half the challenge of being an effective teacher. What is the other half? The delivery. The ability to execute your lesson plans, to keep your audience of students engaged and connected. For some, this comes naturally; the entertainer, so to speak, emerges when the bell rings and we put on the show. For others, however, commanding the room is not so easy. Sometimes, it’s about confidence. Sometimes it’s about finding ways to make the material relatable. And sometimes it’s a matter of employing a few proven tactics to ensure the classroom environment is orderly, respectful, and productive. Teachers enrolled in this course will explore tried and true tactics and tools that will facilitate consistently effective leadership. This course is applicable to all educators, guidance counselors/social workers/psychologists, administrators, and any related service providers of all subjects, grades K-12.

45 hours / 3 credits inservice and graduate credits.

Please note: If taking this course for MNU graduate credit, there is a TWO step registration process.

Step 1) Register with OSA by purchasing your Graduate Credit course below.

Step 2)Register with MNU:

OSA will email you a registration link within 3 days. Click the link and complete your MNU registration. The seperate fee to MNU will be $270.

$240 (OSA) + $270 (MNU)= $510 per graduate course with MNU.


Lee Markowitz


(3 Credits / 45 hours)



Type of Credit

Inservice Credits and Graduate Credits

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