According to the authors of Reclaiming our Students, “Over the past two decades, children have lost twelve hours of free time a week, including eight hours of unstructured play and outdoor activities.” The authors contend that natural play is an important outlet and one of nature’s ways of handling anxiety and aggression in children. While we can recognize that technology, cultural shifts and family dynamics are responsible for this lost time, we must also recognize that these changes directly impact the emotional health of our students and schools.
How do we deal with the problems that today’s students bring with them into the schools and classrooms? How can we reach today’s troubled kids? Hannah Beach and Tamara Neufeld Strijack have written a modern guide to emotional health in schools that shows teachers how to reclaim their students.
Educators taking this course, through reading and research, will explore how emotional health affects student learning. Educators will also investigate special topics and integrate new learning into their teaching environment.
This course is equivalent to 3 semester hours or 4.5 quarter hours. It is a graduate level course and intended for K-12 educators who have completed a bachelor’s degree. It is recommended that you receive board or district approval before registering with TPAI.
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*You are responsible for purchasing your own course book.