NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Positive Relationships: Opening the Doors to Learning

EDUC 600




Instructor: Charles North

Grading: Letter or S/U

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

Course Fee: $299

Course Description:

This course designed to lay  groundwork of why there is the need for strong relationships between teacher and student and teacher and home in order for optimal learning to occur.  Once the groundwork is set, we look at the many ways which relationships can be nurtured to make sure they are deeply engrained in the culture of the learning situation.  With a little bit of planning and some strategic communications, keeping the lines between home, school and students open is a piece of cake.


1. Implements best practice and strategies into the educational system.

2. Understand brain research on relationships and learning.

3. Grow knowledge of the importance of positive relationships.

4. Understand how positive relationships can be created and enhanced.

5. Demonstrate the need for positive relationships in schools.

Required Student Resources:

Computer with speakers or headphones, internet access and active email account.

About The Instructor

Chuck North
Charles North

Charles North earned an M.A. in Secondary School Administration from Central Michigan University, where he also earned a B.S. in Secondary Education with a major in Mathematics and minor in Earth Science. Charles has experience teaching high school and in educational leadership positions to include the titles of principal, federal funding director, and district curriculum coordinator. Charles has published articles in the School Recognition Journal from the Department of Education and in publications from Central Michigan University.

**Registration Instructions:

Register & pay at:http://healthyteachingonline.com/

A minimum $20 processing fee will be assessed per person for cancellations received after the start of the course. Refunds are not issued after the start of the course or after access to the course has been provided.