Each school year is a chance for a fresh start! While it’s exciting to get to know all the new faces in your classroom, it can also be challenging as you learn how to connect with each student and discover what they need to connect to learning.
Because each student will have different needs, expanding your tool belt of connection-creating strategies will help start this year off on the right foot. From classroom videos to continuing ed courses, lay the foundation for learning and start creating meaningful classroom connections with the resources in this month’s round-up.
— Betsy Butler, Learners Edge
— Meagan England, Teaching Channel
— Tom Berger, Edutopia
— Meghan Mathis, We Are Teachers
—Teaching Channel Talks
Brave New Teaching: 111-113 Classroom Management Series:
— Learners Edge, EdWeb.net
— TED Talk
CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES
Course 5058 | 3-Credit | K-12+
Building relationships in a classroom with and among students of different cultures, languages, and life experiences can be a challenge for many teachers, but this course can help! Students are universally social beings who are hard-wired with the need to connect. By taking time to cultivate deep, authentic connections, educators can make a positive impact on student confidence and ultimately achievement. In this course, educators will examine the role that relationships play in creating the ideal learning environment and explore research-based strategies for developing strong individual and community connections as well as managing behavior challenges with non-punitive interventions.
Course 5109 | 3-Credit | K-12+
One of life’s universal truths is the need for connection. In Connection in the Classroom, you will learn how emotionally connected classrooms support students in achieving their goals and you will discover what neuroscience research says about why emotional connections are key to students’ success. This course will teach you how to create an emotionally connected learning environment that is safe, healthy, and nurturing.
Course 5101 | 3-Credit | PK-12+
Whether you are a teacher, leader, or learner, the revolutionary research by Dr. Brene Brown has transformed the way we view vulnerability in our relationships at home, at work, and at school. Learn how to nurture healthy emotions like trust and courage while combating shame and fear. Discover fresh ideas for cultivating a classroom community that supports all students and expand your understanding about how trauma impacts learning. Consider your process for providing feedback and gain new practices for growing gratitude for a greater sense of well-being.Teach your students that vulnerability is not always comfortable, but it is never a weakness,” as you explore how vulnerability empowers the way we teach, lead, and learn.
A Free Downloadable Guide from We Are Teachers
A Free eBook from Learners Edge
Never-Ending Random Acts of Gratitude Giveaway
With Never-Ending Random Acts of Gratitude, Learners Edge will randomly select one teacher every month to win a $250 gift card for self-care, simply because we know that teaching is selfless and heroic. Winners can use the $250 however they wish. Self-care is what you say it is!