Counseling & Special Ed
Course No. SS401P, SS501P
This course emphasizes the critical nature of self-esteem in each person. According to Abraham Maslow, self-esteem is one of the basic needs we have in our life. It is the pillar on which we are built. Too often, schools see children with low esteem that then interferes with their education. By examining motivational theory and strategies, we will find ways to increase the self-esteem and motivation in children. In addition to examining your own behavior style, each educator will learn successful ways of planning for a studentsʼ success. This class will quickly illustrate ways to make a difference in your school and classroom.
Through hands on applications within the schools, reading materials and analyzing case studies, each student will be able to develop effective strategies for students.
This course is designed to be effective for all K-12 educators, regardless of teaching level or job description.
|We advise you to review and download the course syllabus before registering.
1. Stated the aspects of positive self-esteem.
2. Recognized aspects of depression and low self-image that may lead to peer problems.
3. Developed activities to increase self-esteem in students.
4. Analyzed and synthesized aspects of motivational theory and strategies.
5. Investigated their own areas of self-esteem to find areas of personal growth.
6. Listed, analyzed and developed a plan for supporting students in the area of motivation.
A course manual may be downloaded, from the instructor’s website at http://www.michaelsedler.com/ without charge, once you have registered for this course.
Click on classes, from there scroll down the page and click on the orange lettering ‘Manual’ next to the class “Increasing Motivation”. It will download as a PDF.
While there is no fee for the manual, you may have to pay in order to order a book from the bibliography. Or, you may borrow one from a friend or check one out at the public library for free.