Course Description

Students need strong relationships with teachers in order to be able to effectively and authentically engage with their learning. In this course, we will study why these relationships are so crucial and learn practical strategies you can implement immediately to make positive changes. Our textbook, No More Teaching Without Positive Relationships by Howard, Milner-McCall and Howard will inspire and equip you to make lasting changes that will not only benefit you and your students but your entire school community. Grades K-12.
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Section Title
Relationship Focused Teaching
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Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (3 units) $690.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Must Be Purchased Separately:

Howard, Jaleel R., et al. Not This but That: No More Teaching without Positive Relationships. Heinemann, 2020.



Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Innovative Northwest Teacher (TINT)

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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