EDCT 5687 - Teacher as Counselor
This course is designed to help you to develop advanced communication and problem solving skills while working with students in order to assist them with the plethora of issues that arise in any school setting, from Kindergarten through high school. As you read and reflect on the text, "Counseling Skills for Teachers" by Jeffrey A Kottler and Ellen Kottler, you'll learn the basics of counseling skills and realize how you can use these skills in your role as a teacher, and in your personal life as well. You'll explore related concepts such as Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs, Aaron Beck's cognitive behavioral therapy, Carol Dweck's growth mindset, and the importance of the creation of smart goals. Grades K-12.
Learner OutcomesThis course is designed to help you to develop advanced communication and problem solving skills in order to assist students with the plethora of issues that arise in any school setting, from Kindergarten through high school. Students will look within themselves to address their personal biases and develop skills to be active and empathetic listeners. Because educators are a first point of contact for many students, this course arms participants with knowledge and techniques that can be immediately put into practice. You'll explore related concepts such as Maslow's hierarchy of needs, Beck's cognitive behavioral therapy, Dweck's growth mindset, and the importance of SMART goals.
Testimonials“This has been a very helpful class and I am very thankful that I was able to dive in deeper to what it means to truly lead and guide in situations that might arise in my classroom where a child needs more than just a teacher. But also knowing that I am still just the teacher, but now I have more skills to help them and myself through these situations. Thank you Natalie for offering this class.” —TINT Student
“Thank you for your guidance and feedback throughout this course. I have definitely gained insight and experienced growth in my personal and professional life. This book will be a valuable resource moving forward.” —TINT Student
“This course has really been an eye opener for me. I have really enjoyed this class and have opened up a new line of self-help for myself.” —TINT Student