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SI: Getting Unstuck: Helping Your Students Ask for Help is a Course

SI: Getting Unstuck: Helping Your Students Ask for Help

Starts Jun 7, 2021
3.0 credits

$45 Enroll

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.

Course Introduction

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.

Learning Objectives

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


Course Dates

June 7

Required Live Sessions:

None; this course is fully asynchronous.

Course Instructor(s)

Jackie von Spiegel

Summer Institute Course Theme

Social and Emotional Learning



information iconCredits: Participants will receive documentation for the successful completion of this course. No university credit will be earned. Contact hours, listed as credits on this enrollment page, are defined as time spent under scheduled instruction, which can be synchronous or asynchronous. 1 Credit = 10 Contact Hours. For additional details on how contact hours were determined for this offering, please review our Contact Hours Guide.


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