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This course is designed for all educators and staff members in Connecticut schools.

Approx. 10 hours to complete
English

What you will learn

  • Educate school staff in the science and impact of stress

  • Provide school staff with the opportunity to build and apply social and emotional skills and strategies

  • Offer strategies for helping students to identify and manage their emotions

  • Provide resources and ideas that are relevant during this time of heightened stress and uncertainty

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100% online
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Beginner Level

This course is designed for all educators and staff members in Connecticut schools.

Approx. 10 hours to complete
English

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Yale University

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Introduction to SEL and Why Emotions Matter

1 hour to complete
7 videos (Total 16 min), 8 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
How We're Feeling and How SEL Can Help3m
Why Emotions Matter: Attention2m
Why Emotions Matter: Decision Making1m
Why Emotions Matter: Relationships2m
Why Emotions Matter: Physical and Mental Health2m
Why Emotions Matter: Creativity59s
8 readings
Introduction and Logistics3m
Important Step: Research Survey10m
SEL and Emotions2m
Why Emotions Matter1m
Why Emotions and SEL Matter Now3m
Action Planning Pitstop20m
Additional Articles and Resources1m
Looking Ahead1m
2 practice exercises
Reflection: How Are You Feeling? 5m
Why Emotions Matter10m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Identifying Our Emotions

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 10 min), 8 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Differences in Understanding Emotions3m
The Impact of Our Emotions on Our Students4m
8 readings
Reflection: Feelings Quote3m
How Are You Feeling?2m
Emotions are Information3m
Identifying Our Emotions Using the Mood Meter1m
Emotion Words: Let’s Get Specific2m
Action Planning Pitstop20m
Additional Articles and Resources1m
Looking Ahead1m
2 practice exercises
Practice: Plot Yourself on the Mood Meter10m
Practice: Differentiating between Closely Related Emotions10m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Managing Our Own Emotions with Action Strategies

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 10 min), 17 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Introduction to Healthy Emotion Management2m
Breathing: A Helpful Strategy2m
Having a Plan1m
17 readings
Managing Our Emotions2m
Strategies for Managing Emotions2m
Reflection: How Do You Want To Feel? 5m
Managing Emotions in Helpful Ways2m
Unhelpful Action Strategies3m
Helpful Action Strategies3m
Healthy Emotion Management5m
Healthy Eating2m
Engaging in Physical Activity2m
Getting Sleep2m
Touch2m
Connecting with Others2m
Doing What You Like2m
Healthy Strategies Take Effort!5m
Action Planning Pitstop20m
Additional Articles and Resources1m
Looking Ahead1m
1 practice exercise
Unhelpful vs. Helpful Action Strategies10m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Managing Emotions by Shifting How We Think

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 20 min), 12 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Positive Self-Talk7m
Positive Reframing5m
What is Mindfulness? 2m
12 readings
Introduction: Reflection2m
Quote Explanation2m
Other Strategies2m
Compartmentalize2m
Focus on Gratitude2m
Find Passion and Purpose2m
Savor the Good2m
Mindfulness3m
Mid-Course Evaluation5m
Action Planning Pitstop20m
Additional Articles and Resources1m
Looking Ahead1m
1 practice exercise
Defining Thought Strategies10m

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