In the first half of this course, students will explore the concept of resilience as a process of adapting to and thriving in adverse and stressful conditions. The course will utilize current research, teaching strategies, and the ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) curriculum to learn how to effectively create a trauma sensitive classroom. The second half of the course will explore best practices with regard to teaching both high ability and special needs students. Throughout the course, students will review and learn how to apply resilience skills in a variety of situations. Students will explore how to promote, instill and encourage resilience in their classrooms.
Prerequisite(s): EDUC 5110 Positive Education: Positive Psychology for Teachers and Students or permission of the program director.
This course draws upon cognitive-behavioral theories and social problem-solving skills. Participants will examine ways to integrate skills of resilience, optimism, and other components into the culture of their classroom. Emphasis will be placed on first developing skills of personal resiliency before examining how to build a classroom characterized by these habits and practices.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.Ed program.