Power Struggles. Successful Techniques for Educators– Book Read Stripe Payment

1 Credit — Self-Paced Class
It’s every educator’s worst nightmare: a small classroom disruption evolves into a long-term, lose-lose classroom battle. In the second edition of Power Struggles, the authors offer a watertight set of theories, strategies, and prevention on how to defuse classroom disturbances while maintaining integrity and dignity along the way.

At the root of this resource you’ll find real-world stories of these strategies in action. Thoughtful activities and easy-to-learn methods of intervention will guide and support you. And, after developing a refined understanding of the root causes of misbehavior, you’ll embark on a path toward creating deeper, more meaningful learning in a behaviorally diverse classroom.

Coaching the Classroom

1 Credit Book Read (Online)
Maximize student self-efficacy and growth by providing high-quality feedback students can act on. In Coaching Your Classroom, authors Garnet Hillman and Mandy Stalets share a fresh perspective on effective classroom feedback for all grade levels and content areas. Explore the parallels between teaching students and coaching athletes, and learn how you can coach every student to success every day.

All Learning is Social and Emotional

1 Credit Book Read (online)

While social and emotional learning is most familiar as compartmentalized programs separate from academics, the truth is, all learning is social and emotional. What teachers say, the values we express, the materials and activities we choose, and the skills we prioritize all influence how students think, see themselves, and interact with content and with others.

50 Strategies to Boost Cognitive Engagement

1 Credit Book Read (Online)

Transform your classroom culture from one of passive knowledge consumption to one of active learning and student engagement. In this well-researched book, author Rebecca Stobaugh shares how to build a culture of thinking that emphasizes essential 21st century skills — from critical thinking and problem-solving to teamwork and creativity.

Gain 50 teacher-tested instructional and student engagement strategies for nurturing students’ cognitive development, and utilize the book’s Take Action activities to help you put the student engagement strategies to work in your classroom.

The Resilience Break-through

1 Credit Book Read (Online)

Christian Moore is convinced that each of us has a power hidden within, something that can get us through any kind of adversity. That power is resilience.

As he shares engaging real-life stories and brutally honest analysis of his own experiences, Moore equips you with twenty-seven resilience-building tools that you can start using today–in your personal life or in your organization.

Disrupting Poverty — Book Read Stripe Payment

1 Credit — Self-Paced Class
Drawing upon decades of research and myriad authentic classroom experiences, Kathleen M. Budge and William H. Parrett dispel harmful myths, explain the facts, and urge educators to act against the debilitating effects of poverty on their students. They share the powerful voices of teachers—many of whom grew up in poverty—to amplify the five classroom practices that permeate the culture of successful high-poverty schools: (1) caring relationships and advocacy, (2) high expectations and support, (3) commitment to equity, (4) professional accountability for learning, and (5) the courage and will to act.

Readers will explore classroom-tested strategies and practices, plus online templates and exercises that can be used for personal reflection or ongoing collaboration with colleagues. Disrupting Poverty provides teachers, administrators, coaches, and others with the background information and the practical tools needed to help students break free from the cycle of poverty.

The Book Whisperer — Book Read Stripe Payment

1 Credit – Self-Pace
Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child

Donalyn Miller says she has yet to meet a child she couldn’t turn into a reader. No matter how far behind Miller’s students might be when they reach her 6th grade classroom, they end up reading an average of 40 to 50 books a year. Miller’s unconventional approach dispenses with drills and worksheets that make reading a chore. Instead, she helps students navigate the world of literature and gives them time to read books they pick out themselves. Her love of books and teaching is both infectious and inspiring. The book includes a dynamite list of recommended “kid lit” that helps parents and teachers find the books that students really like to read.

180 Days of Self-Care for Busy Educators — Book Read Stripe Payment

Self – Paced 1 Credit
Rely on 180 Days of Self-Care for Busy Educators to help you lead a happier, healthier, more fulfilled life inside and outside of the classroom. With author Tina H. Boogren’s guidance, you will work your way through thirty-six weeks of daily self-care strategies and techniques, each corresponding with a week of the school year. Weekly themes range from creativity and inspiration to relationships and time management for teachers and administrators.

Follow this self-care plan designed to support your health and wellness during the school year:

Understand how prioritizing your own self-care will better equip you to positively impact student learning and achievement.
Discover low- and no-cost self-care ideas for teachers and administrators designed to help make meaningful, positive change.
Explore the dangers of stress in the classroom and in an educator’s personal life, and understand how this stress affects students.
Learn how to assess what you need, check in with yourself throughout the day, and act on what you learn.
Utilize reflection questions to help you think through which strategies worked — and which didn’t.
Let go of the expectations of perfection while practicing these self-care techniques and teacher wellness ideas.