Course Description

Learning from Loss is an essential guide to getting started with grief work, providing a path that can help determine the best course of action in the wake of a loss that impacts a student or school community. The course includes research, stories, strategies, activities, and reflection questions that offer a map to navigate grief-responsive classroom practices. The course also includes suggestions for collaborating with a school counselor or other trained intervention professional when available, as well as alternatives if you do not. Create a trauma-informed, grief-responsive classroom, and discover tools to make a difference in the lives of students while protecting your own needs as well.

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Create a grief-responsive classroom
  • Identify how trauma and grief impact students
  • Identify how to collaborate with staff and other professionals


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: Learning from Loss
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:

Collins, B. R. (2022). Learning from loss: A trauma-informed approach to supporting grieving students. Heinemann.

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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