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Stress Management: For Teachers & Their Students

Learn practical, scientific ways to reduce anxiety in our online course for educators. Discover new stress management techniques for teachers and students.
All learners will receive a certificate for 10 professional development hours upon completion of a PowerPD unit
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"Brain Power Academy is a great way to keep your mind sharp!"
Brenda Morrow
Windham School District
     | 4.67 rating

"This is such an informative, applicable, and fun PD!"
Ashley VanEarden
Edinboro University
 
      | 4.67 rating

Target Audience

This course is recommended for classroom teachers and special education teachers, particularly those who work with students in grades 3 - 9. Additionally, support staff and other individuals who work with students to support their social-emotional development would benefit from the skills and strategies mentioned throughout this course. 

Course Purpose

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 Power PD unit, 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 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 Description

By signing up for this Power PD 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. 

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Understand risk factors and the basic brain science of stress
  • Regain control of your body’s stress responseUse 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
Course Structure

All Brain Power Academy 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

Course contents

Testimonial

"'Stress Management: For Teachers and Their Students' is a great resource for learning about stressors-- how they affect students and myself-- and ways to combat stress so that we all have better experiences!"
Crystal Brown
Northwestern Consolidated School District
      | 4.25 rating
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The Brain Power Team

Experienced educators and neuroscientists.

The Brain Power 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.
"I find the lessons on stress to be very interesting and relevant for teachers."
Aubrey Quamina
City of New York Schools
     | 4.4 rating
"Brain Power Academy is a great way to keep your mind sharp!"
Brenda Morrow
Windham School District
     | 
4.67 rating
"This is such an informative, applicable, and fun PD! "

Ashley VanEarden 
Edinboro University
      | 4.67 rating

Gain the skills and knowledge you need to effectively teach in today's challenging environment!

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course take place?

All of our PowerPD units are self-guided so you can explore at your own pace! Once you enroll in a unit, you will have lifetime access through your Brain Power Academy account. 

Our units are setup to allow for free navigation; however, we recommending completing the lesson activities in order for full synthesis of the content. 
To navigate through a unit, click on the lesson from the unit's landing page, or click on “Continue Learning” to be redirected into the course player. By doing this, you will always continue straight from the last learning activity you have visited. 
Once inside a lesson, you will see all of the different learning activities on the left-hand menu, and the content will appear on the right. Use the left and right arrows to navigate.

How do I complete the course?

In order to complete a 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!

Can I receive professional development credit for this course?

All of Brain Power Academy's Power PD 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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