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Address Bullying & Aggression for SEL

3 Credits
3 Credits

In the Address Bullying & Aggression for SEL course, you will enhance your awareness of and response to victims of violence and aggression in school. You’ll also expand your understanding of the victimizers and the factors that lead some students to respond to life challenges, conflicts and difficulties with unwarranted aggression and bullying behavior.

What is the Bullying and Aggression Course?

The Bullying & Aggression course explores various prevention and intervention techniques within the classroom, campus, and larger school community.

The course is based on the principles of Social Emotional Learning. The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning defines Social and Emotional Learning as the “process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and share empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions.”

The Bullying & Aggression course meets the requirements of national standards related to the school environment, developmental instruction, classroom management, family support and guidance and advisement to students.

What Will You Learn?

The course framework encompasses five core competencies:

  • Self-awareness
  • Self-management
  • Social awareness
  • Relationship skills
  • Decision-making

Participants engage with each of these areas, covering the human concerns of self-regulation, frustration tolerance, aggression, passivity and responses to life's challenges and difficulties.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and respond to students who are victims of violence and aggression at school or in the home
  • Identify and formulate a response to students who react with undo aggression and violence to conflict and difficulties
  • Demonstrate and describe their knowledge of physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect, and how these stressors relate to developmental, social and academic functioning
  • Formulate strategies for developing prevention, intervention and support in the classroom, playground and community
  • Identify and compare school and community resources, professionals and agencies

What Are the Assignments and Projects?

Topics, assignments and activities include:

  • Course introduction
  • Defining your context and experience
  • Reading and responses to introductory article on bullying and SEL
  • Written responses to textbook chapters 1-9
  • Annotated bibliography
  • Student intervention project
  • Course wrap-up

What Educators Who Took the Address Bullying & Aggression for SEL Course Are Saying

“I recommend this course… it helped me to identify the holes in my school's anti-bullying policy, and find practical tools and strategies to build in prevention education and proper responses for bullying, intimidation and harassment.”

– Educator, Texas

“​​I really enjoyed this class. It taught me a lot about not only the victim but about bullying. I liked all the assignments and the project. I really liked that I can do the assignments when I want to and not when something is due. The instructor also gave great feedback.”

– Educator, Maryland

NOTE: Required textbooks must be acquired separately.

This course is applicable towards the Social Emotional Learning Certificate.

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Connie Enns-Rempel

Educators are among the most important and influential members of our society. Along with families and religious communities, our teachers, administrators, coaches and counselors have a critical impact on the shaping of our children and youth. In my years as a school counselor, I have been deeply impressed that as teachers work to meet the academic and educational needs of their students, they also feel increasing demands to meet students’ social, cultural, emotional and behavioral needs as well. My courses are designed to assist educators in addressing these challenging concerns by providing both helpful and relevant theoretical information as well as very practical, hands-on resources.