Teaching More with Less Stress (P-12)
Instructor: Ed Pino & Dan Slowey
Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)
Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
Partner Course Fee: $695
This course has been carefully designed around the research of the last fifty (50) years, which indicates that teachers as well as administrators are working in an ever-more stressful work environment. The course begins with a study of its theoretical base as presented by Lawlis and others. Based on the heralded research of Dr. Hans Selye, M.D., plus the applied classroom research of the instructor, this course focuses on the basic stressors facing the educators and students and the related principles, concepts and theories. Equally important, the course covers a wide variety of instructional strategies which, if followed, will result in higher student achievement levels. Finally, students of course participants will learn how to implement and value specific practical classroom ideas, materials, tools and activities for effective interventions in the better management of classroom stress and energy levels.
As the result of participation in this course, students should know and understand:
1. A working knowledge and understanding of the related research and theoretical base;
2. A working knowledge and understanding of the background, rationale, principles and concepts behind the current stress and energy management movement, using the tool of Bloom’s Taxonomy;
3. How to construct a meaningful and workable classroom design for stress management;
4. How to implement a variety of alternative stress management assessment tools;
5. A working understanding of the recommended Stress and Energy Management model;
6. How to implement at least five (5) specific stress management tools;
7. How to implement at least ten (10) specific school and/or classroom strategies;
8. How to develop a detailed Plan of Action to implement in the student’s professional settings focusing on student achievement.
The required texts are:
Basic Text: Lawlis, F. (2008). The Stress Answer. New York, NY: The Penguin Group.
Supplemental Texts: Selye, H. (1984). The stress of life. New York City, NY: McGraw-Hill Co. Inc., Pino, E. C. (2011). Teaching More with Less Stress. Menomonie, WI: Westwind Graphics.
The total cost includes the NDSU graduate credit however textbook(s) are not included.
You will be directed to the IGS website for registration.