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EDUO 9051: Teacher Self-Care: Building Social Connections and Support Systems

Social connection is one of the most important factors of well-being, and social support is an essential for positive work functioning.Learn the psychology behind ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 2
  • USD $298
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EDUO 9052: Teacher Self-Care: The Science of Gratitude

Explore the science of gratitude and the benefits gratitude has on our personal well-being.Learn how to implement gratitude into your daily life and your classroom ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 2
  • USD $298
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EDUO 9053: Teacher Self-Care: Managing Work and Life

Is work-life balance a myth? This is a question that many are asking as we continue to work more and more hours. Learn about the current state of work-life balance ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 2
  • USD $298
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EDUO 9054: Implementing Self- Care for Educators

Research the importance of self-care for teachers as it relates to teacher retention, job satisfaction, and decrease in teacher burnout. Use knowledge of self-care t ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 2
  • USD $149 - $298
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EDUO 9533: Health and Wellness for the Educator

Be good to yourself as you develop and model a healthy lifestyle. Deepen your understanding of a healthy diet, exercise and stress management strategies. Course ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 3
  • USD $447
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EDUO 9534: Introduction to Farm to School

Course Overview This course is designed for K-12 teachers, administrators and other educators who wish to learn more about the growing Farm to School movement in ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 1
  • USD $149
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EDUO 9535: Farm to School Practicum

Course Description: This course is designed for K-12 teachers, administrators and other educators who wish to integrate farm-to-school lessons and activities into ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 2
  • USD $298
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EDUO 9702: Bringing Mindfulness Practices (Meditation) into any Classroom

Goals: To gain an understanding of the different forms and techniques of meditation. To understand the concerns that might be raised in trying to bring meditatio ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 1
  • USD $169
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EDUO 9756: Teaching Life’s Essentials – Happiness

Introduction Welcome to EDUO 9756. This class was created as part of a seven course series entitled Teaching Life’s Essentials.The other courses in the series ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 1
  • USD $149
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EDUO 9757: Teaching Life’s Essentials – Compassion

Introduction Welcome to EDUO 9757. This class was created as part of a seven course series entitled Teaching Life’s Essentials. The other courses in the series ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 1
  • USD $149
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EDUO 9758: Teaching Life’s Essentials – Curiosity

Introduction Welcome to EDUO 9758. This class was created as part of a seven course series entitled Teaching Life’s Essentials. The other courses in the series ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 1
  • USD $149
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EDUO 9759: Teaching Life’s Essentials – Resilience

Introduction Welcome to EDUO 9759. This class was created as part of a seven course series entitled Teaching Life’s Essentials. The other courses in the series ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 1
  • USD $149
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EDUO 9760: Teaching Life’s Essentials – Growth Mindset

Introduction Welcome to EDUO 9760. This class was created as part of a seven course series entitled Teaching Life’s Essentials. The other courses in the series ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 1
  • USD $149
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EDUO 9761: Teaching Life’s Essentials – Inspiration

Introduction Welcome to EDUO 9761. This class was created as part of a seven course series entitled Teaching Life’s Essentials. The other courses in the series ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 1
  • USD $149
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EDUO 9762: Teaching Life’s Essentials – Tolerance

Introduction Welcome to EDUO 9762. This class was created as part of a seven course series entitled Teaching Life’s Essentials. The other courses in the series ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 1
  • USD $149
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EDUO 9769: Further Exploration into Mindfulness in any Classroom

Course Overview Collaborate with fellow educators who are interested in bringing mindfulness practices into their classrooms to enhance the techniques you are ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 1
  • USD $149
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EDUO 9780: Crafting Your Plan for Health and Wellness

Course Objectives This course supports the notion that creating and maintaining health and wellness is a skill that can be learned and sustained. The course will ar ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 3
  • USD $447
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EDUO 9979: Mindfulness – Cultivating Resilience and Well-Being

Inform teaching practices as you apply mindful awareness practices and social emotional learning to support self-compassion, kindness and emotional ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 2
  • USD $320
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EDUO 9895 Reversing The Trend – From Narcissism to Compassion

Course Overview Welcome to EDUO 9895 Reversing The Trend - From Narcissism to Compassion. Encourage your students to find greater happiness and purpose in their ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 2
  • USD $298
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EDUO 9937: Including the Excluded

Learn to identify excluded and isolated students in the school community. Discover how to effectively involve the entire school in supporting those students, helping ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 1
  • USD $149
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About Our Online Self-Care and Wellness Course for Teachers

A focus on self-care and wellness has been proven to work wonders for the mind, body and classroom. It is well established in the business world that healthy people will be better at their jobs, leading to a healthier bottom line. And it is the same with teachers and students. Healthy and happy teachers and students lead to a more engaged and successful classroom. As an educator, you will be earning professional development credits/units while learning to take your teaching to the next level. Courses are flexible and range from one to three-semester credits/units. Our courses are specifically designed to assist you and your students achieve high degrees of physical, mental and emotional health and satisfaction. This includes proven investigate methods to teach life’s essential skills of happiness, inspiration, compassion, curiosity, growth mindset, tolerance and resilience to promote optimum teacher and learner wellness. We also focus on life activities from diet and exercise to meditation.

Self-Care and Wellness Courses

At Dominican University of California, all our self-care and wellness courses are designed to provide you, our professional teacher-students, with the resources you need to enhance your personal goals and take your careers to the next level. Some examples of the courses we provide include a one-unit course called "Introduction to Farm to School", which encourages the integration of food-related education into the classroom and develops connections between the school and the local agricultural community. A two-unit course titled "Reversing The Trend - From Narcissism to Altruism" teaches you how to encourage students to find greater happiness and purpose in their lives by reaching out to help others. A three-unit course titled "Crafting Your Plan for Health and Wellness" supports the notion that creating and maintaining health and wellness is something that can be learned and sustained. The course is designed to provide you with appropriate information that will result in a fitness plan designed to fit their own lifestyle. Teachers taking the course will learn to create a health and wellness plan that will improve their well-being and inspire their students. This includes examining the strengths and weaknesses of their current lifestyle, exploring harmful foods and additives, learning about foods that enhance brain function, health related fitness and more.

Teaching Life's Essentials

The Teaching Life's Essentials series covers a range of subjects from compassion to curiosity to tolerance and resilience. Each course is taught by a professional instructor with years of experience helping teachers to grow professionally. The series will not only guide professional educators to be happier and healthier, but also carry that transformation over to their students. School districts across the country are rethinking their approach, with a growing emphasis on health and wellness. Theory has it that an effective teacher/leader needs to be strong in mind and body. The road to becoming a transformed teacher is paved with being good to yourself. It is all about laying the asphalt. Like many professionals in high-stress positions, developing a model for a healthy lifestyle will deepen your understanding of a healthy diet, exercise and stress management strategies

Creating a Happier Classroom

Beyond just improved diet and exercise we also offer a range of courses exploring the positive effects of mindfulness in education. Teachers can bring mindfulness practices into any classroom after some initial training. But first, they must understand the different forms and techniques of meditation. Schools today can be fraught with anxiety and stress, which is why introducing meditation and mindfulness into a classroom can instill much-needed calm. Teachers can now explore the different forms of meditation and the scientific and educational benefits of mindfulness practices. They can learn techniques that benefit both themselves and their students. Studies show that students learning the essential skills for handling stress improves their memory, their capacity to plan and organize and feel empathy, all the while improving their test scores. In one online course, teachers will read and view research that confirms the importance of developing certain skills and practices to bring about happiness. They will engage in activities to develop a positive attitude and lifestyle that can serve as a model for their students. Do you want to be a happier and more impactful teacher? Our courses will teach you how.