Positive Discipline Tools for Teachers

1 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for DoDEA Participants Only

In this one-hour graduate credit course,  Social Emotional Learning teacher leaders, this book and resource study will serve as the foundation to enhance the teacher toolkit for building relationships. In this Positive Discipline Tools for Teachers graduate credit course, participants will learn about various positive discipline strategies that can be used in the classroom to promote mutual respect, cooperation, and problem-solving skills among students. The course is designed to help teachers create a positive and inclusive learning environment that fosters social-emotional growth and academic success.

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for DoDEA educators, ISS, counselors, school nurses, and administrators.

Course Materials: Text, Positive Discipline Tools for Teachers: Effective Classroom Management for Social, Emotional, and Academic Success. by Jane Nelsen and Kelly Gfroerer available at Amazon.com or your local bookstore

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What You Will Learn

  • Understand the principles of positive discipline and how they can be applied in the classroom
  • Develop effective communication skills to build strong relationships with students and parents
  • Learn strategies to encourage student participation, cooperation, and problem-solving
  • Create a positive and inclusive classroom environment that fosters social-emotional growth and academic success


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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