NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Positive Thinking & Behavior for Today’s Schools

EDUC 600




Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca

Grading: Letter

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Correspondence

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $365

Class Offered Through Teachers Learning Center

Course Description:

This course will present writing techniques and self-talk language that goes beyond the   superficial educational phrases or cliché's used in schools. Instead of self-esteemology, it presents the concept of right thinking and the truth about who we really are. Teachers will learn to write and use positive affirmations that are meaningful as well effective in shaping human behavior. They will also be exposed to new ways of thinking regarding the miss-programming of our minds and how the brain works.  Educators will apply the concepts into schools settings by developing writings, lessons and classroom activities.


1.  Educators will learn how to go beyond positive thinking to develop right thinking and to realize the power and potential truth about ourselves that we possess.

2. Teachers will examine myths and misinformation about superficial positive thinking
and show how to take self-talk affirmations to a higher and more effective level.

3. Educators will be presented with writing samples and techniques for developing effective positive affirmations and self talk for writing assignments and classroom use.

4. Students will be able to use quality positive affirmations to improve their instructional delivery and writing as well as student empowerment and personal success.
5.  Teachers will develop writings, lessons and affirmations for classroom and student applications as well as for their own personal effectiveness.


Beyond Positive Thinking: Getting the Results You Want by Robert Anthony. 2007 Garden City, NY: Morgan James.  287 pages.

About The Instructor

Joseph C'de Baca
Joseph C'de Baca

Joseph C'de Baca earned his M.Ed. from the University of Phoenix, Denver, CO in Educational Administration. He earned his BA in Industrial Technology from the Metropolitan State College of Denver. Joseph is a former Social Studies and Industrial Technology teacher for 15 years.



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