Cohesive Classroom Communities (1 Iowa LRC - ISEA Member)
A teacher’s role can be summarized as ‘the provider of learning.’ This course helps teachers recognize key warning signs and navigate mental health issues to build safe classroom environments and encourage optimal learning.
The first section, Classroom Collaboration, is designed to educate teachers about collaborative instruction, involving joint intellectual effort by students, and teachers together. Strategies, examples, and printable templates are included to help teachers implement improved practices in their own classrooms.
Taking this forward, the second section focuses on Mental Health, helping teachers understand mental illness, and accommodate students who have been diagnosed with mental illnesses, in their classrooms. This section also provides the key warning signs of early-onset mental illnesses in children and adolescents, the potential connection to substance use, knowledge of steps to be taken if such warning signs are observed; as well as information about specific conditions like ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Depression, and Bipolar Disorder. To equip teachers for adverse circumstances, the third section titled, ‘Suicide Prevention’, focuses on the role teachers can play in preventing suicide. The creative techniques presented in this course can be used to build strong, understanding, empathetic and caring students. The warning signs of suicide will help teachers recognize students who may be at risk for suicide.
Online self-study courses help teachers in Iowa complete License Renewal Credit (LRC) requirements.
- Start ANY Time
- All ONLINE 24 x 7
- No Textbook Needed
- Includes ALL Content
- Official Transcript through the ISEA
After completing the course, you will be directed to the ISEA for registration.