Course No. ED466g, ED566g
All the learning in the world isn’t worth much if we’re not happy. If we want the youth in our care to be happy and to be successful and motivated we as teachers and parents need to ensure they have the skills and knowledge necessary to create happy lives for themselves. In this course for educators K-12 we will learn from brain research how to positively and authentically effect our state of mind. Happiness skills can be taught, such as how to shift perspective about difficult situations, through selected reading and class discussions. Through a conscious choice of attitudes, beliefs, intentions, personal philosophy, precepts and daily practices you will discover happiness is under your control and how to model that for students. Our highly recommended text, Modeling Happiness: A Guide for Teachers and Parents, is about $15 used on Amazon or free on Kindle.
This course is designed to be completed individually or as a group collaboration project.
This course is applicable for any K-12 teacher, administrator, or anyone looking to better their ability to embody happiness.
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Upon completion of this course, participants will have:
- A concrete understanding regarding how the brain contributes to ones perceived happiness.
- A clear picture as to how happiness impacts health and social wellbeing.
- An understanding as to how happiness impacts those around us and can change one's environment.
- Precepts or action steps needed for happiness.
- An action plan to integrate happiness goals within instruction, and to apply knowledge acquired in the course.
The text is approximately $15 from Amazon.com and student-identified online resources and research are generally free.
I really enjoyed this course! I think all educators would benefit from it.
2nd Grade Teacher
Charity Staudenraus teaches one of the most important subjects in the teaching profession - Happiness! Charity will bring out the best of you and, in turn, teaches you how to bring the best out of your students. Not only is her course enlightening, but it is also a clarion call for parents and educators around the world to turn the tide against the growing number of young suicides. After taking Charity's course, you'll want to join the cause!
Charity was a brilliant instructor! I genuinely enjoyed her feedback and felt that she personalized my instruction. Thank you for the great course, I learned a lot!
Charity Staudenraus was insightful, engaging and an excellent Educator.
3rd Grade Teacher
Charity's Teaching Happiness course was fantastic. The readings and assignments were well laid out and applicable to my life as a teacher and a human. The course was encouraging and I have found myself talking about many of the videos I saw and readings I read...very cool!
9th Grade Teacher
I knew next to nothing about technology and on-line classes. I was able to learn the program and complete the course.
4th Grade Teacher
I really enjoyed this course and felt that the lessons were relevant to the students that I teach. Charity's ideas and suggestions were easy to implement and I truly feel that my students and I benefited from this course. Thank you!
3rd Grade Teacher
Grateful for Heritage courses! The topics matter and the convenience is appreciated. Excellent feedback from instructors. Thank you!
8th Grade Teacher
I want to thank Charity for such an incredible course. This offered me an instructive and insightful view into myself and my students. School begins in a few days and I cannot wait to put my HAPPY ideas into action.
7th Grade Teacher