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Online Course

Teaching Character and Creating Positive Classrooms

Relay Graduate School of Education via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 1-3 hours a week
  • Duration 5 weeks long
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Overview

Positive psychology meets K-12 pedagogy. This course explores key ideas of positive psychology and shows how great teachers apply those lessons to maximize student engagement and accomplishment. Through lectures, discussions, interviews and footage of great educators in action, you’ll learn how to integrate character-based objectives into your own teaching.

Syllabus

Your Character Journey
-Let's begin with an exploration of our own strengths of character... we all have them!

The Science of Character
-This module explores the research base that supports the teaching of character.

Teaching Character in Every Moment
-Character education starts with an intentional approach to every human-to-human interaction.

Macro Structures
-Create a plan for teaching character and then work every day to make it happen.

Talking About Character Growth
-No one ever masters something like grit or gratitude; the goal is to integrate those lessons into our daily lives.

Taught by

Dave Levin

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Reviews for Coursera's Teaching Character and Creating Positive Classrooms Based on 17 reviews

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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I took this course to learn anything I could to help my son flourish at school, which in his case was a toxic environment, run with a very negative and unenlightened attitude from the top down. I let them know about this course in the hope that some members of senior staff would take it and see the benefits...
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Chris M
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This is an outstanding course. I am so impressed with the content Dave and the TA team has pulled together. Having recently completed my Masters from UPenn in Applied Positive Psychology, I think it's amazing that so much of the latest and greatest in the field is being shared free of charge. I strongly recommend this instructor and course to anyone interested in teaching character. This content will change you and your ability to teach our children to flourish and persevere.

"No written word nor spoken plea can teach our youth what they should be, Not all the books on all the shelves but what the teachers are themselves."

This course will teach you about yourself, your strengths and guide you to use these strengths to create positive classroom.

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Girija P
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The course is very interesting.The example of an elephant for unlearning and relearning really caught my fancy.As all of us know elephants are fascinating to all of us ,irrespective of our age.The content is delivered in an interesting way and the interviews with resource persons are very useful in helping us to get an insight into the methodology to be adopted by us for character building.The content is presented in a logical structure just like any lesson we teach to our students.i am really looking forward to learning something worthwhile by completing this course not only as a teacher ,but also as an individual.

Girija P.
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Cheryl S
Cheryl completed this course.
I would recommend this course for any teachers at any level or course in K-12. It is a good balance of theory, research and practical advice. There are case studies which are useful examples and the course load is manageable with a full time job.
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Kevin L
Kevin completed this course.
This course helps me understand why grit and character is important as a teacher. As we all know, teaching and theory must be implemented.
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Sarah G
Sarah completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This class is very clear and well-run to draw on current research about character education. It does a great job giving an overview of topics such as character strengths, constructive feedback, growth mindset, dual-purpose lessons, etc. I recommend this course for people who want to further their knowledge of character education and for teachers/adults who want to create positive student-teacher relationships and classroom atmospheres.
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Mary D
Mary completed this course.
Teacher must be deep knowledge and passion for their subject matter.friendliness and approachabilitythe ability to build caring relationships with students

The teachers possess good listening skills and take time out of their way-too-busy schedules for anyone who needs them
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Marilyn E
by Marilyn is taking this course right now, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
I have a lot to learned and i want this to share to my future student to enhance their learning skills. and also to my co teacher, friends. i'm glad that i discovered this course this is a big help for me and for my student.

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Lola E
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