Mental Health and Wellness: Social Emotional Strategies for Students and Teachers

Topic: Behavior Management/Social Skills
Instructor: Carey Regur
Method: Online (OWRK)
Sponsor: Teach n' Kids Learn, Inc.
Center Offered: ONLINE PROF DEV

Course Description:

This course equips educators with a deep understanding of the mental health challenges students and teachers face. By addressing these challenges through the lens of social-emotional learning, educators develop practical skills to create nurturing, inclusive, and supportive classroom environments. As a result, they will be better prepared to enhance students' well-being and their own, ultimately contributing to a healthier, more productive educational community.
This course delves into the critical intersection of mental health and education, comprehensively exploring the challenges and strategies surrounding mental health and wellness in the educational context.
Educators explore the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on students' mental health and well-being. They learn to identify signs of ACEs, gain strategies for creating trauma-sensitive classrooms, and examine the prevalence of mental health challenges among students and the broader educational community.
The course also addresses the stigma surrounding mental health and ways to reduce it within educational settings. Educators will delve into the core concepts of social-emotional learning (SEL) and its role in promoting positive mental health. Through practical strategies for integrating social-emotional learning into classroom activities, educators learn how to implement techniques that promote mental health and well-being for students. The course explores the importance of self-awareness, self-regulation, empathy, and relationship-building in fostering students' well-being.
Educators face many stressors in their profession, and the course includes strategies to help teachers maintain their mental health and wellness. The course concludes with an examination of self-care techniques, stress management, and strategies for building a supportive professional community.


ADDITIONAL NOTES: TNKL courses receive letter grades. 



Course Location:


Within 1-2 business days of your Ashland registration, you will receive an email from your course content provider, Teach & Kids Learn, containing instructions on how to access your course materials. A note, their emails are sometimes forwarded to junk or spam folders. 

You will be working with TNKL, through their Learning Management System, to complete the course, after which, your instructor will record your grade on your AU transcript. We will notify you by email once this is done, with instructions on how to view and order transcripts. 

Ashland Professional Development:

Course Documents:
Cost: $600
Timespan of Course:
September 1, 2023 to August 31, 2024
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Course Number: EDU 6130 L9
Academic Term: 24/GW
Academic Level: GW
Semester Hours: 3
Subject: EDU