Course curriculum

  • 2

    Recharge Your Battery

    • "If You Haven't Got Your Health, You Haven't Got Anything."

    • Eat Well

    • Hydration

    • Sleep Well

    • Exercise

    • The Power of Accumulation

    • Taking It Schoolwide

    • A Few Other Resources

  • 3

    Recover Your Swagger

    • Why Are Competence and Purpose So Important?

    • Prioritize

    • Feed the Right Wolf

    • Say "No" or Be Able to Say "Hell, Yes!"

    • Dress for Success

    • Taking It Schoolwide

  • 4

    Rekindle Your Professional Fire

    • Why Are Autonomy and Curiosity So Important?

    • Reclaim Your Autonomy in the Midst of Scripted Curricula

    • Don't Outsource Your Teaching and Planning

    • Try an Inquiry Investigation

    • Is It Time to Really Shake Things Up?

    • Taking It Schoolwide

  • 5

    Refresh Your Spirit

    • Why Are Belonging and Fun So Important?

    • Try Planning a Super Fun Awesome Unit!

    • Connect with Positive Colleagues (and Avoid the Crabs in the Bucket)

    • Smile More

    • Enjoy Your Students

    • Taking It Schoolwide

  • 6

    How to Change--Like, Really!

    • Want to Grow? Something Needs to Change.

    • Step 1: Create a Good Goal.

    • Step 2:Use Practical Strategies to Help You Set a New Habit.

    • Step 3: Set a Timeline for When to Check In and Reassess

    • Fires Need Tending

    • Before You Go, Help Me Improve this Course

Included in This Course

Through this course you will gain information and skills to help you better teach your students the social and emotional skills they need to be successful students. You will...

  • Better understand what social and emotional learning is and why it is so important for students--both now and later

  • Explore several SEL frameworks and understand how to apply them to academic work

  • Engage in practical planning to support your academic teaching in grades K-2

  • Learn several strategies you can use to teach SEL as a part of your everyday academic teaching

  • Be able to print a certificate showing 6 hours of professional learning

Meet Your Instructor

Mike Anderson

Mike Anderson has been an educator for more than 25 years. A public school teacher for 15 years, he has also taught preschool, coached swim teams, and taught university graduate level classes. He now works as a consultant providing professional learning for teachers throughout the US and beyond. In 2004, Mike was awarded a national Milken Educator Award, and in 2005 he was a finalist for NH Teacher of the Year. In 2020, he was awarded the Outstanding Educational Leader Award by NHASCD for his work as a consultant. A best-selling author, Mike has written eight books about great teaching and learning. When not working, Mike can be found hanging with his family, tending his perennial gardens, and searching for new running routes around his home in Durham, NH.