Full course description
This is a for-cost course. To accept responsibility for payment and pay via credit card, use the Promotional Code: SendMeInvoice when signing up for this course. Once you are enrolled you will receive an invoice for the cost of this course. If payment is not received prior to June 1, 2021, you will be dropped from the course.
We all need a little help sometimes, but it is not always easy to ask for and get the help you need. Students may not have the social and emotional skills to ask for help, even when they know they need it. Learning adaptive help-seeking skills in the early years prepares students to advocate for themselves, and not to expect teachers and peers to anticipate their needs. Effective help-seeking strategies allow students to be more active participants in their own learning, along with increasing their confidence when encountering academic struggles. Knowing how and when to ask for help is one of the building blocks to maintaining successful relationships in school and beyond. In this workshop, participants will learn about the help-seeking process and the research from educational psychology that supports adaptive help-seeking as an effective learning strategy. Participants will reflect on their classroom environment and policies regarding help-seeking, discuss the impact of various types of help-seeking strategies, and develop classroom routines to normalize and support students' help-seeking attitudes and behaviors.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Define the help-seeking process
- Identify adaptive help-seeking attitudes and behaviors
- Identify potential barriers to help-seeking
- Create classroom policies and routines that support help-seeking
Required Live Sessions:
None; this course is fully asynchronous.
Jackie von Spiegel
Summer Institute Course Theme
Social and Emotional Learning
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