Counseling & Special Ed
Course No. HE401M, HE501M
This class will address the important topic of childhood and adult stress. The impact of stress on any given child is significant and creates a tremendous strain on their academic learning. Though "stress" is often viewed as a negative impact on a life, this course will help each person to see the positive aspects of stress and anxiety. Recognizing that educators are in an excellent position to teach and impact each child, this class will give specific ideas to minimize the negative influence of stress/anxiety in the classroom. Specific strategies to help children to direct their stress into a positive arena and to learn critical coping skills will be taught. Peer relations, chaotic family structures, generalized feelings of anxiety, failure and negative thought processes, as well as many other topics will be addressed. Each person will have an opportunity to examine their professional sphere of influence, their personal sphere of influence and their collegial sphere of influence. The goal of this course will be to help each person find a better balance in their own personal and professional lives as well as to be able to effectively teach the skills to help children find that balance. It will be geared to a broad audience, encompassing K-12 students.
|We advise you to review and download the course syllabus before registering.||Syllabus|
Learned how to implement stress management theory into their personal/professional lives.
Gained an understanding of the relationship between achievement, stressors, and balance of life as it relates to the educational process.
Developed an effective teaching plan for students and adults that shares intervention approaches.
Evaluated classroom stress, indicators and ways to evaluate external demands.
Examined principles of time management as they pertain to our personal and professional lives.
Effectively transfered programs and interventions across domains (school, home, community.)
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 “Stress”. 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.