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Cultivating Emotional Resilience In Educators

EDUC-938
3 Credits
Online
5.00/5.00
'To help children build their emotional intelligence and resilience, we must simultaneously tend to our own emotional intelligence and resilience.' (Aguilar, 2018). This course is designed to empower educators to acquire resilient dispositions in order to better face the many changes and challenges that occur throughout the school year. The strategies taught in this course benefit both new and veteran educators who desire to make a positive transformation in their classroom and school sites. Topics include managing daily stressors, rebounding from inevitable set-backs, listening to students and their families, taking in painful information, confidence in handling emotions of self and others, approaching difficult conversations, healthy camaraderie, and transformational school change.

NOTE: Required book must be acquired separately.

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Amy Holland

Instructor
As a Special Education teacher, I desire for every school campus to support inclusion and celebrate diversity. I believe in order to do so, educators must have the right tools and strategies to meet the needs of all their students. As a part of my master’s thesis, I developed a professional development training which included defining trauma, the ACE Study, the brain’s response to trauma, effects of trauma, neuroplasticity and healing from trauma, trauma-informed schools, vicarious trauma, etc. In my course Trauma-Informed Teaching, I share trauma-sensitive strategies so that educators are better empowered to support students who have experienced trauma. My course Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators is designed to empower educators to acquire resilient dispositions in order to better face the many changes and challenges that occur throughout the school year.