GRADUATE Course – Cohesive Classroom Communities

“This is a comprehensive, practical and useful course on early onset of mental health issues in the classroom. As a Special Education teacher for 17 years – many of those years spent in alternative school settingeas – this course still had much in the way to offer in terms of knowledge, resources, and up-to-date perspectives […]

PACKAGE: Mental Health (25 Hours)

“The format of the online courses is very accessible and easy to use. This is a great benefit considering how precious time can be.”
Educators and parents, by virtue of their roles in a child’s life, are often the first people to notice that a child may be experiencing problems that threaten […]

PACKAGE: Essential Teaching Package #1 (25 Hours)

“Your courses fit my needs perfectly.
They were ideal for someone who does not
have a great deal of flexibility, and I learned a lot.”
The Essential Teaching Package #1 provides a foundation in skills applicable to teachers across the curriculum and grades:

Essential Teaching Package #1

# Hours

Accommodating all Learners

5

Classroom Management for Positive Behaviors

5

Reading across […]

How can I Deal with Violent Anger in the Classroom?

How can I Deal with Violent Anger in the Classroom?

A lot of mental health disorders, like Schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder, result in students not being able to handle their emotions and responding in a violent manner. Most students with mental health disorders may be watched carefully for signs of violence and a plan may be made to deal with such a situation.
In case a […]

PACKAGE: The Everything Package (125 Hours)

“Your courses fit my needs perfectly.
They were ideal for someone who does not
have a great deal of flexibility, and I learned a lot.”
You’ve heard of the everything bagel, Professional Learning Board presents the first everything PD course package, The Everything Self-Study Package, which includes the following TWENTY TWO self-study courses and […]

SELF-STUDY: Recognizing Early-onset Mental Health Disorders (5 hours)

“This course is an excellent overview of extremely complex student issues faced by all of us in the teaching profession today.”
As educators and parents we are often, by default, among the first people to notice that a child may be experiencing problems. Completion of this course results in a basic understanding […]

PACKAGE: Minnesota Relicensure Package #1 (25 Clock Hours)

“Your courses fit my needs perfectly.They were ideal for someone who does nothave a great deal of flexibility, and I learned a lot.”
The Minnesota Relicensure Package #1 meets the Minnesota relicensure requirements:

Minnesota Relicensure Package #1

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English Language Learners

5

Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies: Classroom Management for Positive Behaviors

5

Reading Instruction: Reading Across the Curriculum

5

Mental […]

What Role might a Teacher play in Suicide Prevention?

What Role might a Teacher play in Suicide Prevention?

Students with mental health disorders can be prone to suicidal tendencies. Some of the red flags that should put a teacher on alert include:

Threatening suicide.
Looking for access to means.
Talking or writing about death, dying, suicide.
Made a previous attempt that was serious enough to require hospitalization.

If you have a student in your classroom who fits into any […]

What are the Signs of Schizophrenia in Children?

What are the Signs of Schizophrenia in Children?

Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder marked by delusions and hallucinations and plagued by apathy, withdrawal and lack of motivation.
Childhood schizophrenia is rare, affecting 1 in 40,000 children under the age of 15 and rarely observed at all before the age of five. The schizophrenic psychosis  (hallucinations, delusions and disordered thinking) develops gradually in children […]

Signs of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children

Signs of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a neurobiological disorder that involves recurrence of senseless, intrusive, continuous, anxiety-producing thoughts and impulses (obsessions), that children attempt to ward off with rigidly patterned, irrational behaviors (compulsions).
Almost as common as ADHD, this illness affects more than a million children and adolescents, with boys twice as likely to be stricken as girls.
Signs […]

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