Social and emotional learning (SEL) has become quite the buzzword in education lately. SEL is a process for learning essential life skills such as decision making, problem solving, effective communication, empathy, perseverance, and coping, just to name a few. This online course is designed for K-12 teachers who want to focus on the whole students by supporting social-emotional learning skills but may not know where to begin. Teachers will learn specific strategies for addressing students’ social and emotional needs through such topics as mindfulness, resolving conflict, bullying, and character education. Teachers will also learn about the role they play in nurturing students’ self-efficacy, grit, compassion, gratitude, and positive attitudes as they work to help diverse groups of students manage their emotions and make good decisions.
Course Number: EDUC-40154
Credit: 5.00 unit(s)