Cohesive Classrooms

Topic: Curriculum and Instruction
Instructor: Renew A Teaching License
Method: Online (OWRK)
Sponsor: Renew a Teaching License
Center Offered: OLPD

Course Description:


A teacher’s role can be summarized as ‘the provider of learning.’ This course helps teachers recognize key warning signs and navigate mental health issues to build safe classroom environments and encourage optimal learning.

The first section, Classroom Collaboration, is designed to educate teachers about collaborative instruction, involving joint intellectual effort by students, and teachers together. Strategies, examples, and printable templates are included to help teachers implement improved practices in their own classrooms. 

Taking this forward, the second section focuses on Mental Health, helping teachers understand mental illness, and accommodate students who have been diagnosed with mental illnesses, in their classrooms. This section also provides the key warning signs of early-onset mental illnesses in children and adolescents, the potential connection to substance use, knowledge of steps to be taken if such warning signs are observed; as well as information about specific conditions like ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Depression, and Bipolar Disorder.

To equip teachers for adverse circumstances, the third section titled, ‘Suicide Prevention’, focuses on the role teachers can play in preventing suicide. The creative techniques presented in this course can be used to build strong, understanding, empathetic and caring students. The warning signs of suicide will help teachers recognize students who may be at risk for suicide. 

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize common mental health conditions, including ADHD, ODD and Anxiety, that a teacher may encounter in the classroom.
  • Review policies and procedures for safety in the classroom and school-wide.
  • Explain collaborative learning techniques to enhance cohesive classroom spaces.

** TO REGISTER CLICK HERE to be directed to Renew a Teaching License to register for the course and pay the instruction fee of $140. Renew a Teaching License will then provide you with a link to register and pay Ashland University $140 for graduate credit. Thank you. 

Course Documents:
Costs: $140, $140
Timespan of Course:
September 1, 2023 to August 31, 2024
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Course Number: EDU*6130*B6
Academic Term: 24/GW
Academic Level: GW
Semester Hours: 1.00
Subject: EDU