Learn foundational principles related to the brain’s structure, functioning, and development, especially related to relationships and stress, in order to better create, through definite actions, a conducive learning environment.
Learn the value of movement and exercise with the benefits it provides to learning, health (including physical, mental and social health), behavior, and classroom management in the classroom. Even discover how it can enhance your ability as an educator to thrive in the teaching profession!
Provides in-depth exploration of universal factors of success: character traits and ways of thinking that can be fostered and developed through guidance and practice that enable people to triumph over adversity and behave with integrity when faced with problems.
Through this course, participants gain and sharpen skills and tools to develop practical classroom management strategies that are both imbued with the principles of Restorative Justice and contextualized to their classrooms.
This course explores and informs upon the impermissible gaps our students face based on linguistic backgrounds, socio-economic levels, gender, race, and other factors. Gain a renewed conviction as well as an enriched repertoire of strategies that will increase equity in and through education.
Trauma can greatly affect students' ability to learn. But through trauma-informed instruction, teachers and other education professionals can be factors of healing toward success, despite these odds. This course guides educators through a paradigm shift, toward deeper understanding, heightened sensitivity, and increased efficacy in teaching students affected by trauma.
Learn to integrate the critical component of formative assessment into your teaching practices to support students’ mastery of ALL academic standards and provide quality instruction. Build up your understanding, knowledge-base, and repertoire of techniques and strategies related to formative assessment. If you care about providing quality instruction, this course is a must for every K-12 educator!
Learn to develop students’ capacity to effectively express themselves, in academic discourse, public speaking, and much more. You will gain a strong conviction of the power and importance of each human voice, including your own and that of each of your students, and be equipped with ways to lift those voices.
Enhance your instructional ability and start to master teaching mathematics by listening to your students, understanding their thinking, providing support for their learning, and planning for engaging mathematical activities in your classroom. This course is aligned with Common Core State Standards.