The first half of the course is designed to  help teachers recognize the impact of "Habits of Mind" and "Attitudes and Perceptions" through the lens of Social and Emotional Learning. We will be using The Flexible SEL Classroom. (available on Amazon or the college bookstore)

The second half of the course is designed to provide practical applications to "Use Knowledge Meaningfully," "Extend and Refine Knowledge," and "Acquire and Integrate Knowledge" through the lens of a flexible classroom. We will use The Flexible ELA Classroom (available on Amazon or at the college bookstore)

The culminating project for the course is to synthesize what you've learned into a product of your choosing and then to present it to the class.


See the rubric here. 

"The Truth About Grading and the Importance of Risk-taking"

Daniel Pink: The Puzzle of Motivation

Rick Wormeli: Fair Isn't Always Equal

"Keeping All the Balls in the Air"

Nic Voge: Self-Worth Theory: The Key to Understanding and Overcoming Procrastination.

Executive Function Fact Sheet

"Escaping the Echo Chamber"

"Responsible Decision Making"

Nidhi Kalra: What if? The key to making good decisions.

Relationship Skills

Brene Brown: The Power of Vulnerability

Options and Choice

Kayla Delzer: Reimagining Classrooms: Teachers As Learners and Students as Leaders

Strategic Groupings 

CO Barry: Design Thinking

Project Based Learning

Joe Ruhl: Teaching Methods for Inspiring the Students of the Future


Linda Darling-Hammond: Testing, Testing

Family Partnerships