Topic: Behavior Management/Social Skills
Instructor: Jodi Slonaker
Method: Online (OWRK)
Sponsor: Teach n' Kids Learn, Inc.
Center Offered: OLPD

Course Description:

Developing Students’ Self-Awareness and Self-Management

Research clearly indicates the benefit of incorporating Social emotional Learning (SEL) into instruction. Positive emotions and strong relationships can greatly benefit and facilitate learning in the classroom, and conversely, negative emotions, stress, and a lack of positive relationships can hinder or even stop the learning process. Negative and destructive behaviors such as bullying and drug use have been linked to poor social-emotional skills in students.

 When students develop SEL competencies such as self-awareness and self-management, they are more pivoted to learn and are more committed to school and education. Students are more likely to have improved attitudes toward themselves and others and decreased problems such as acting out in class, getting suspended or held back.

 Beyond behavior, SEL integration has shown to increase academic achievement by an average of 11%. These results are consistent across all grade levels, rural and urban schools, and school types, including schools with ethnically and racially diverse student populations.

 In this course, we will focus on how to help students develop self-awareness and self-management skills in the classroom that will not only serve their educational needs but also help them to be more successful in life.

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Additional Notes:

You can register and begin the course at any time and have until the end of Ashland University’s academic year to complete it. Within 24-48 hours of your registration you will receive an email from your course content provider that contains your course access information. Plan to spend a minimum of two weeks in the course.  Once you complete your course, your grade will be submitted to Ashland University for processing. This course is web-based so you can access it from any computer with internet access. It is also self-paced, so you can work entirely at your own pace, when it is convenient for you. There are no specific times you must be online and no individual deadline dates for assignments. They can be submitted any time, so long as everything has been submitted by the end of the academic term.

Within 24 hours of your registration you should be able to establish a login for your student account at Ashland University, WebAdvisor. You can use WebAdvisor to view your registrations, see when your grade is posted, and print detailed receipts and grade reports. Please click here for instructions on obtaining a username and password. The instructions also include a link to our Records and Registration's webpage where transcript ordering instructions can be found. It is advised that you review your record before ordering transcripts. 

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Cost: $400
Timespan of Course:
September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020
Contact E-mail:

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    online, self-paced format
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Course Number: EDU*6130*U15
Academic Term: 20/GW
Academic Level: GW
Semester Hours: 2.00
Subject: EDU