NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

No-Nonsense Nurturer Classroom

EDUC 600




Instructor: Sophia Thwaites

Grading: Letter

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

Partner Course Fee: $295

Partner Class Offered Through Knowledge Delivery Systems

Course Description:

In classrooms in traditionally underserved communities, building strong relationships with students is fundamental to establishing a classroom culture where students are motivated to stay on task and achieve to a high level.


After completing this course educators will know:

  • The attributes of No-Nonsense Nurturers
  • The attributes of Unintended Enablers
  • The attributes of Negative Controllers
  • The mindsets and relationships that are imperative for their students’ academic growth and achievement

Student Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course educators will be able to:

  • Establish a No-Nonsense Nurturing culture in their classrooms;
  • Use the No-Nonsense Nurturer Four-Step Model;
  • Build strong relationships with their students, especially with those whom teachers find most challenging;
  • Identify and overcome disempowering mindsets that impact student growth;
  • Build strong relationships with their students’ family members.

**Registration Instructions:

Register for this class through KDSi. NOTE: Upon registration, you have 2 months for course completion. Although many of our courses are approved for both 1 and 3 graduate professional development credits, participants can only receive credit for one version of each course. 

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