Date: January 21 – June 1, 2021
Course #: EDMA 288:847
Meet Time: TBD
Elena Aguilar’s book & daily activity workbook helps educators cultivate their emotional resilience and thrive. Resilience in educators is key for creating quality classrooms and schools. The opportunity for becoming resilient originates in how an educator makes sense of irritants’ interruptions and unexpected events. By cultivating resilience, teachers can fulfill the intentions that brought them into the teaching profession. The book, Onward, is a practical resource for cultivating resilience and is based on research in emotional resilience, psychology, systems thinking, and change management.
The four-part conceptual framework helps participants determine who they are, where they are, what they do, and how they are. There are 12 habits and dispositions that can be cultivated to build resilience. This course will guide participants to embrace their whole and complex selves-to cultivate trust and empathy, to play and rest, build community with others.
Required Text: No text required. All materials are provided online.
This class is available for License Renewal & Graduate credit.