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Stress Management: For Teachers & Their Students

Stress is extremely powerful, and is everywhere--especially in the classroom! When teachers are feeling overwhelmed, they may not be the only ones paying the price. Students' stress levels are being elevated as a result of their teacher's exhaustion. The same can be true for when students are under stress--their behaviors can impact the classroom environment and ultimately their teacher’s performance. Student and teacher stresses can play off each other, and have negative consequences for both. This unit will allow you to explore the science behind why we experience stress, and will look at stress from both teacher and student perspectives. 
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All learners will receive a certificate for 10 professional development hours upon completion of a PowerPD unit
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Course Overview

Let’s start with something we can all agree on: stress stinks.

If it wasn’t already on your radar, the global COVID-19 pandemic has probably increased the level of stress in your life and your students' lives in many ways. As an educator, you feel responsible for teaching your students to the best of your ability - but how can you do that with the uncertainty and ever-changing landscape of education? Although acute (or short-term) stress exists in order to keep you safe from danger, chronic (or long-term) stress can be harmful for your physical, mental, and emotional health. Fatigue, high blood-pressure, and weight gain are just some of the symptoms of chronic stress and if left unchecked they can lead to chronic illnesses and premature death. 

By signing up for this online professional development course, you’ve already made an important first step in your journey towards managing your stress, as well as your students' stress, in a healthier way. Understanding that knowledge is power, we will teach you about what is happening in your brain that leads to excessive stress and give you cutting-edge techniques to get your mind back on the right track no matter what the situation is. Our team of teachers, scientists, and medical experts have created this Power PD unit with practical, neuroscience-based strategies to combat chronic stress both in the classroom (virtually or in-person) and at home, leading you towards a happier, healthier life.
Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Understand risk factors and the basic brain science of stress
  • Regain control of your body’s stress response
  • Use evidence-based techniques to manage stress healthily
  • Identify stress in their students, and the causes behind different stressors
  • Translate stress management techniques and social-emotional skills to the classroom for their students
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All Brain Power Academy Online Professional Development Courses consist of a blend of learning elements to engage you and empower you to implement new strategies and techniques with your students. 

Lessons consist of:
  • Engaging videos
  • Reading materials
  • Lesson assessments
  • Practice activities to apply strategies and techniques
  • Opportunities for reflection
  • Printable takeaways

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This SEL Core Competencies wheel illustrates CASEL's 5 core competencies and examples of corresponding behaviors.
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The Brain Power Academy Team is composed of neuroscientists, educators, and mental health experts who are dedicated to creating the best PD to empower you in the classroom. We specialize in translating the latest neuroscience research into easy, ready-to-use techniques and exercises that assist teaching and learning in this new distanced-learning environment.

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In order to complete a professional development course, learners must complete all learning activities within the course (including all videos, articles, reflection activities, assignments, and quizzes) in order to be awarded a certificate of completion. 

What kind of content can I expect to see in this course?

Access multimodal content including voiceover slide presentations, articles, videos, and other supplementary resources within all of the PowerPD lessons!

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All of Brain Power Academy's online professional development courses are eligible for 10 Professional Development Hours/Professional Development Points (PDPs). Learners must complete all learning activities within a unit (including all videos, articles, reflection activities, assignments, and quizzes) in order to be awarded a certificate of completion. 

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