Course Description

This course focuses on connecting with and motivating students to embrace learning. The author focuses on forging positive relationships with students by meeting their individual social-emotional needs. The course includes step-by-step instructions for dozens of classroom activities for grades 3-12 that help build student-teacher relationships while teaching both content and skills. It also includes a thorough overview of William Glasser's Choice Theory and such core teaching and learning concepts as internal control psychology and total behavior. Focusing on giving students the freedom to make choices in a safe environment while also having fun, the more their enthusiasm for learning deepens, the more students remain engaged and inspired to achieve their best.


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: Inspiring the Best in Students
Delivery Options
Various Media  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (3 units) $250.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Must be Purchased Separately:

Inspiring the Best in Students by Jonathan Erwin, ASCD, ISBN: 978-1416609797

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: Withdrawal requests 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 at: https://ce.spu.edu under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

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