EDUU 9987: Teaching Life’s Essentials – Happiness

Online Course

Isn’t it true that the greatest teachers are born not made? We say “no way not at all”. With the guidance of the courses in this series, you can take your teaching to a new level; one that brings the highest degree of satisfaction to yourself and your students. Great teachers are remembered not for the knowledge they impart but for the way they encourage and lift their students’ achievement, not just in a subject, but in the important skills of living a fulfilling life. These skills of happiness, of inspiration, compassion, curiosity and resilience are essential for both the learner and the teacher. This course will bring research to inform along with techniques and activities to imbue your delivery of required curriculum with the essence of greatness-both yours and your students’.

Teachers will read and view research that confirms the importance of developing certain skills and practices to bring about happiness. Following directed practice activities, they will engage in a positive attitude and life style that can serve as a model for their students.

Course Objectives

In this course participants will have an opportunity to:

  1. Read and study given website resources
  2. Practice skills that can lead to a happy life style
  3. Model their happy life style to their students
  4. Project success in creating a happy classroom
  5. Communicate with other teachers about happiness
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Kathy Vining

B.S., M.Ed., Admin; Certificate in Equity & Urban Education

38 years in K-12 and post-secondary education, AVID teacher, Path Specialist, Multicultural Specialist.

AVID staff developer, Equity trainer, REACH facilitator, Equity/TitleIX/Section 504 Compliance, Officer.

My goal is to support teachers as they strive to become more culturally responsive in order to meet the diverse needs of their students.

I enjoy writing, painting, ATV’ing, camping, fishing, and other outdoor activities.