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OVERCOMING ADVERSITY: Lessons in Life & Teaching

Teaching Wellness

The great wisdom traditions of the world as well as our own life stories point to the virtue in adversity. The obstacles and difficulties in our lives can test and bring forth our greatest potential, leading to self-knowledge, courage and great achievement. Educators in this course will view two movies, several TED Talks, and read two books about overcoming adversity from an Amazon and Goodreads list or list selected by your instructor. You’ll use the reading/film/Ted Talks list to reflect on the trials and successes of your own life, and will explore how the themes discussed in the course might be brought into your professional situation.  You will be inspired, motivated, and find healing in the journey. This course is appropriate for all K-12 educators.

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Testimonials

I am so grateful to have taken this course. I can honestly say it has stirred my soul and reminded me of why I teach. I learned so much about myself and received so many tools to use in the classroom. Ms. McKinney does an excellent job of responding to assignments, giving praise and moving her students to the next level. I thoroughly enjoyed this course.

Jodine H.
4th Grade Teacher

when I signed up for this course it was just another course for salary advancement. However, this course took me by surprise pushing me to open boxes of memories I haven't opened in years. Forcing me to dig within myself to relate to the material. From the ted talks and the novel for the class I learned so much and took so much more away then I had ever imagined. Thank you!

Brenda W.

when I signed up for this course it was just another course for salary advancement. However, this course took me by surprise pushing me to open boxes of memories I haven't opened in years. Forcing me to dig within myself to relate to the material. From the ted talks and the novel for the class I learned so much and took so much more away then I had ever imagined. Thank you!

Brenda W.

This instructor is so interactive, individualized, and personal with her response to each and every assignment. I can also see her passion reflected in her comments to all of her students in the forum responses. Truly enjoyed this class.

Carol G.
Kindergarten Teacher

This instructor is so interactive, individualized, and personal with her response to each and every assignment. I can also see her passion reflected in her comments to all of her students in the forum responses. Truly enjoyed this class.

Carol G.
Kindergarten Teacher

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