Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators and Students

Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators and Students

According to the National Center for Education, "33% of current public school teachers do not expect to be teaching in K-12 schools five years from now." Regarding new teachers, the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future(NCTAF) states that "nearly 50% of new teachers leave the profession within their first five years."

While these are startling statistics, it does not describe all teachers. Every teacher has the choice and the ability to make a difference in how they shape their career and how they will leave a lasting impression on the students they teach. To further support this, the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Educational Statisticshas found that the statistics about teachers leaving their profession after five years are not nationwide. In fact, teachers who received support from high-quality mentors and received growth and development opportunities were more likely to stay satisfied in their profession.


Why do Educators and Students Need Emotional Resilience?

Resilience is how someone can cope and rebound after experiencing something difficult. In the case of most teachers, difficulties arise each day. When you have the right tools, and practice with cultivating your emotional resilience, you can more easily handle the stressors of your day-to-day environment and thrive. Furthermore, resilience is best fostered through the practice of specific daily habits.

In the three-credit course Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators and Students offered by Professional Development Courses at the University of La Verne, K-12 educators and administrators will learn the purpose and need for developing emotional resilience to combat fatigue and burn out. They will learn how to practice these skills, so they become new habits.

Developing emotional resilience skills is necessary for the teacher and administrator's health and these skills are essential qualities that a school leader must possess. Students model their behavior off the adults they interact with daily, and they spend much of their day in the company of education professionals. What you are modeling is being acquired by the young minds around you, and this behavior modeling happens in both face-to-face and virtual learning environments. Focusing on how you can boost your resilience is not a luxury but a requirement for performing your best so you can be effective in your profession for yourself and your students.


Benefits of the Course Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators and Students

Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators and Students, offered by Professional Development Courses at the University of La Verne, is designed for educators and administrators of every experience level. In this course, you will learn and practice ways to thrive in the classroom, to feel energized and joyful in your work, and to feel fully present in your profession.

Education professionals will benefit from extensive research by a world-renowned expert in the fields of emotional resilience, psychology, and systems thinking. K-12 educators and administrators will also be able to apply powerful tools and exercises found within the texts that can be used at every stage of their career to create a more positive and rewarding environment in the classroom and with their co-workers.

Additional benefits include:

  • Increase self-knowledge
  • Understand emotional intelligence
  • Facilitate collective empowerment
  • Build community
  • Practice mindfulness
  • Better deal with disillusion
  • Stay positive
  • Cultivate compassion
  • Learn to deal better with unwanted change
  • Learn to play again
  • Practicing gratitude
  • Revitalize lesson plans
  • Reinvigorate emotional resilience


Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators and Students Course Contents

Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators and Students features an in-depth and straightforward curriculum specifically designed for busy K-12 educators and administrators. Throughout this course, you will be guided by a series of practical projects and activities to develop resilience. These projects include the development of 12 essential habits, uncovering your true self and potential, using your energy where it counts, adopting a mindful approach to communication, utilize tools to make teaching fun and enriching for yourself and your students, decoding body language and nonverbal communications, and much more!

Contents include:

  • Know yourself
  • Understand emotions
  • Build community
  • Take care of yourself
  • Focus on the bright spots
  • Cultivate compassion
  • Be a learner
  • Play and create
  • Ride the waves of change
  • Celebrate and appreciate

The self-paced curriculum of this three-credit course was designed for busy working teachers who want the flexibility and convenience of a distance learning course that is rigorous enough to count for graduate credit from an accredited university. All content is self-paced, written in user-friendly language, and accessible online 24/7 or via PDF format delivered directly to your email inbox.

Successful completion of Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators and Students imparts exciting new skills as well as graduate credits to potentially boost your career, qualify you for promotions or pay increases, and aid with license renewal or recertification.

Note, the University of La Verne is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Since requirements may vary, students should check with their school district or state department of education before enrolling in a course.


How to Register

You are probably contemplating all the ways that practicing and using emotional resilience can help you personally and professionally, and you are ready to enroll in this course to get started. It is easy to enroll online or over the phone, and Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators and Students can be completed in an online or via emailed PDF format.

All books and materials are mailed to the student regardless of the format selected. Featuring online chat support and quick grading turnaround times, the course is open for registration at any time during a semester. Upon completion, students receive graduate, non-degree semester credit on official transcripts from the University of La Verne, an accredited university in La Verne, California. 

Registration is fast and simple. Course are offered on a rolling basis during three standard semesters, and you can begin whenever you are ready! The registration dates are:

  • Fall: September 1 - January 31
  • Spring: February 1 - May 31
  • Summer: June 1 - August 31

When you started teaching, what did you imagine? Did you dream about a classroom that flowed effortlessly and the ability to reach even the most hard-to-reach student? Somewhere along the way, this dream may have shifted, but your desire to succeed for your students remained constant. You are now ready to reinvigorate your career as a teacher or education professional, overcome stress, and thrive. But how do you reach the next level? Look no further than Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators and Students. Get ready to take back control of your stress and cultivate your emotional resilience!

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