Adventures In Attitudes - Human Relations for Educators EDT6692
Bringing out the Best in Students: -Developing Performance Character EDT6750
Brain Power Strategies EDT6900
Courage for The Discouraged EDT6901
The Well-Informed Educator EDT6932
Creative Teaching Strategies for Teaching Core Standards EDT6725
LifePOWER: -Strategies for Reducing Educator and Student Stress EDT6690
Engaging the 21st Century Learner thru Technology EDT6749
Educating for Character -Developing Moral Character EDT6724
Effective Instruction EDT6729
Hands on Math K-8 EDT6748
Succeeding with Students of Poverty EDT6916
IQ-EQ Connections - Helping Kids Care EDT6438
Literacy for Learning - Reading & Writing Across the Curriculum EDT6701
The Teacher's Toolbox EDT6915
Time & Life Mastery - Time Management for Educators EDT6696
Positive Discipline in The Classroom EDT6731
Risk to Resilience - Strength-Based Interventions for Students EDT6747


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Courage for The Discouraged

Author: Chris Haymond & Sam Porter



The framework of this graduate level course will be the Circle of Courage. This research based model, developed by Reclaiming Youth International, combines the best practices of modern psychology with strength-based family and child centered philosophies and traditions. The current trend in education, mandated by federal law, places emphasis on testing and the resulting data. This trend has resulted in the inclusion of many challenging students into the regular education classroom and curriculum, with maximum expectations and minimal support/training for the classroom teacher. At the same time, the trend in behavior intervention models has shifted from a deficit based system to a positive, strength- based model. These parallel trends have escalated frustrations for educators, administrators, and service providers, as they seek to positively assist and educate all children. Many students at risk of failing in our schools (and in our communities) present with behaviors resulting in multiple discipline referrals, failing grades, and low test scores. Participants in this course will explore a problem based and solution focused framework, and the insight and information that is essential to effectively educate students and empower teachers. Proactive (vs. reactive) strategies will be emphasized and will encourage and support educators to become and remain confident and competent in their chosen profession.

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