Noted psychologist Abraham Maslow shares that people have specific needs in their lives. Areas of safety and belonging are critical components to a healthy person. Unfortunately, put-downs, gossip, and criticism abound throughout our schools, leaving many students feeling isolated, picked-on and unsafe. This course will examine strategies that will help you create a milieu of success and positive interactions in your school. Strategies to develop classroom discipline plans, classroom rules, building-wide discipline plans, and ideas for helping students avoid criticism, gossip and rumors will be presented. A major emphasis will be on how gossip, rumors and negative comments impact students and adults.
This course is appropriate for all educators K-12.
We advise you to review and download a summary of the course syllabus
Once you register, log onto the instructorʼs website at www.michaelsedler.com. Click on Classes, then scroll down and click on Student, Classroom & Whole School Discipline manual. The manual will download as a PDF file to your computer.
Climate change poses the single largest, global threat to life on Earth, and yet the United States and our schools lag far behind the international community in educating and acting responsibly to mitigate the causes and effects of a warming planet. This online course for grades 3-7 teachers uses excellent platforms developed by NASA and the EPA to educate about the science of climate change in kid-friendly, interdisciplinary ways. Youthful graphics, games, lesson samples that cut across science, social studies and math, virtual expeditions to places where climate change is visible, CO2 footprint calculators and more make this a rich learning environment from which grades 3-7 teachers will develop their own units and themes—whether that’s oceans, birds, butterflies, fish, trees, fresh water supplies. Many of your common science units can be modified with a climate change perspective (ie ocean life, plants and animals).