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Take this Course  90 minutes (1.5 hours)

Your success in the classroom is directly tied to how well you build relationships with students. If you’ve ever struggled to make connections with your kids—or if you just want a few new strategies to try—then this course is for you. Join six middle school and high school teachers in this anthology course that offers a wide variety of perspectives from established classroom professionals.

Take a cue from Luke Fritz as he shares how he builds a strong relational foundation at the beginning of the year. Listen as Will Baird discusses how he tries to connect with every single student he sees and how he’s able to support elite student-athletes. Trish Parks offers her insights into preserving relationships when things get tense while Niki Roebuck takes on the task of hitting the reset button after a rocky start and Haydn McLay talks about creating common bonds with music. Finally, Cory Coleman explains how general education teachers can connect with certain neurodiverse students before James Laguana wraps things up with some advice on keeping your professional life manageable while caring deeply for kids.

Whether you’re a brand-new teacher or a seasoned veteran, everyone will find some truth and wisdom in these conversations, as well as a few things you can try in your classroom tomorrow.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion reflecting a total course time of 90 minutes (1.5 hours).

Course Content

Luke Fritz on Starting the School Year
Will Baird on including everyone
Trish Parks on navigating student conflict
Niki Roebuck on Hitting the Reset Button
Haydn McLay on Connecting Over Common Interests
Cory Coleman on Connecting with Neurodiverse Students
James Laguana on Maintaining Healthy Boundaries