Course Details

P187-11641.1M22 - “The Social Brain”: Relationships, Stress, and Optimal Learning

Course Details
Course Description: Are your students experiencing stress or unhealthy social dynamics that hinder optimal learning? Do you find it challenging to foster healthy relationships with and among your students? Then you will appreciate this course that explores the vital connection between stress, relationships, and learning. In this course entitled "'The Social Brain': Relationships, Stress, & Optimal Learning", participants learn foundational principles related to the brain’s structure, functioning, and development, especially related to relationships and stress, in order to better create, through definite actions, a conducive learning environment. Optimal stress levels are examined, and ways to manage and reduce stress are addressed. Attachment theory is discussed, and classroom relationships evaluated as to whether they enhance or diminish the students’ capacity for learning. Practical ways to improve the health of relationships in the social environment of the classroom and school are provided, to ensure more optimal learning and to prevent bullying (one of the most prevalent and damaging experiences for students’ health, learning, functioning and well-being) and teacher burnout (a serious threat to the quality of education, since teaching is such a socially demanding, critical role). Material supports online, blended, and traditional classroom settings.
Status: Open for Registration Registration Deadline: 08/01/2022 Start Date: 06/13/2022 End Date: 09/02/2022
Location: Online CTLE Hours: 45 No. of Credits: 3 Categories: Socioemotional Learning, Classroom Communities
Restricted: No CTLE Area: Pedagogy Grades: Pre-K,K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
Danielson Components 1b : Demonstrating Knowledge of Students
4a : Reflecting on Teaching
Education Partner Information
Education Partner: Quikitech Contact:
Instructor # 1: Randy Chang Instructor # 2:
ASPDP Fee: $125.00 Education Partner Fee: $129.00 Materials Fee: $0.00 Total Fees: $254.00
ASPDP Payment Instruction: To earn P or A+ credits, follow these two steps: Step 1: Register with ASPDP to earn credits toward your MA+30 Salary Advancement Requirements. You can do this by logging into your ASPDP account at Use the Course Catalog to search and select your choice of Quikitech course(s). Then add them to cart and pay the registration fee for each course. Your ASPDP registration is now complete! Step 2: Register with Quikitech (the Education Partner) for the course by going to Add to cart the matching course(s) you will be taking with ASPDP and pay the Education Partner fee required. The Education Partner fee is listed here as $129, but promotions and bundle/program options may be applied to lower the Education Partner fee. Please email if you have any questions.