Course Description

This course is grounded in research, addressing the needs of trauma-affected students and their teachers. Fostering Resilient Learners will help you cultivate a trauma-sensitive learning environment for students across all content areas, grade levels, and educational settings. Reliable strategies help you to understand what trauma is and how it hinders the learning, motivation, and success of all students in the classroom. The course helps you build strong relationships and create a safe space to enable students to learn at high levels. Adopting a strengths-based approach leads to recalibrating how destructive student behaviors are viewed, while perceiving what students need to break negative cycles. Dealing with trauma-affected students is difficult, and the course helps to stave off frustration and burnout with essential self-care techniques that will help you and your students flourish.


This course is equivalent to EDCT 5801 'Post Pandemic Support for Students – Part 1 – Early Considerations'. Students can only enroll and receive credit for one of these courses.

A link to the Armchair Ed course assignments and exams will be included in the registration confirmation and receipt email that will be automatically sent to students immediately upon completion of the registration process. Any required textbooks must be purchased separately.

The link can also be accessed after enrollment by logging into the Student Portal and clicking the link listed under View Online Resources.

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Section Title
Book Study: Fostering Resilient Learners
Start Now, you have 365 days to complete this course once enrolled.
Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (3 units) $305.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Must be Purchased Separately:

Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom by Kristin Souers and Pete Hall, ACSD ISBN: 978-1-4166-2107-2

Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with ArmchairEd.

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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