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Subtitles: English
100% online

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

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Advanced Level

Advanced Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks, 4-9 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Why SEL and the teacher?

Here we introduce what SEL is and why it is important for all teachers. We elaborate the need for the teacher to enhance her/his knowledge of self, especially his/her own social and emotional terrain. A guiding premise is that deeper teacher self-understanding facilitates and enhances deeper student relations and greater chances for the transformative possibilities for student and teacher. A related premise is that by examining our deeply held cherished beliefs and emotional responses to situations and texts, we create opportunities for further insights into why and the ways we teach....
Reading
4 videos (Total 20 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Course Introduction Video3m
Instructional Introduction - Randy and Dan7m
Every Kid Needs a Champion - Rita Pierson7m
Reading2 readings
How you can earn 3 university credits from the University of Colorado-Boulder for this specialization4m
Module 1 Materials- PDFs and Website45m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 110m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

What does teaching do to teachers?

Here we further elaborate the need for the teacher to enhance her/his knowledge of self, especially his/her emotional responses as well as deeply held beliefs....
Reading
1 video (Total 4 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Reading1 reading
Module 2 Materials- Videos and PDFs30m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 210m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Sadness and despair in teaching

The value of reflection on and examination of sadness, despair, and related emotions in teaching is seen as one example of an enhanced “granularity” offered to teachers through reflection on emotions....
Reading
1 video (Total 3 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Reading1 reading
Module 3 Materials- Film and PDF40m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 310m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Joy, passion, and enjoyment in teaching

The value of reflection on and examination of joy and passion, as well as other related emotions in teaching is seen as another example of an enhanced “granularity” that can be gained by teachers through a reflection on emotions. ...
Reading
2 videos (Total 14 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
Attentive Love - Lure of Learning in Teaching - Dan11m
Reading1 reading
Module 4 Materials- PDFs50m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 410m
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Top Reviews

By APMay 25th 2018

There is a lot of material here that I need to read and re-read. I do not feel that I have completed a course...I think this is just the beginning of a whole new cycle. Thank you:)

By MGMar 11th 2018

Great insights on a much neglected or marginalized aspect of social and emotional learning that is centered on the teacher as the corner stone of a healthy educational environment.

Instructors

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Dan Liston

Professor
School of Education, University of Colorado Boulder
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Randy Testa

Associate Director PreK-16 Programs
Harvard Graduate School of Education

About University of Colorado Boulder

CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies....

About the The Teacher and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Specialization

Social and emotional learning, or SEL, programs have flourished in schools during the last decade. These programs vary widely but most share a concern for five individual, student competencies: self awareness; self-management; social awareness; relationship skills; and finally responsible decision making. It is important for teachers and parents to know about and understand these programs. While lots of SEL programs emphasize K-12 student social and emotional learning, only a very few programs exist to promote, and help teachers explore their own emotional well-being. In this Specialization our central premise is this: To facilitate students’ social and emotional learning, a teacher must know the student as a person. This means that the teacher must strive to know her or him self. In order to help students achieve a degree of well-being, teachers need to be aware of their own well-being. In our Specialization, “The Teacher and SEL” the instructors (Randy Testa and Dan Liston, as well as Emily Price and Ben Kirshner) examine kindergarten through high school SEL programs, looking at both established programs and less well-known community-based and youth empowerment approaches. Along with this examination of K-12 SEL programs, we bring a much needed emphasis on the teachers’ well being....
The Teacher and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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