Covid-19 Homeschooling Resources:
Stress Management for Teachers:
Stress Management for Teachers by Keith C. Herman & Wendy M. Reinke
An evidence-based book and webinar series for reducing teacher stress and improving their emotional health. Teaching is a highly stressful profession, and the program equips teachers with psychological coping skills for inside and outside the classroom. Teachers who participated in an evaluation of the program reported lower stress, improved coping, and reduced mental health symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Collen Eddy adapted the program into an online webinar series without the book or in person training. To begin, watch the 90-minute overview webinar below. The remaining webinars are divided into three parts, Adaptive Thinking, Adaptive Behaviors, and Long-Term Planning. We recommend that you complete one of these parts, in order, every week after completing the overview webinar.
CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO: https://youtu.be/wsxIHOKpf6Q
Adaptive Thinking Webinars:
The first part of the recommended practice is to watch the Adaptive Thinking Overview video. After watching the overview video, pick at least one of the remaining videos to learn about a specific strategy. The Positive/Negative thoughts method is from Chapter 5 in the book (reframing negative thoughts form). The ABC Method is from Chapter 6 in the book (ABCDE form).
Adaptive Behavior Webinars:
The following videos have content from Chapters 7 & 8 from the book. The first two videos are about the Adaptive Behaviors chapter. You can learn about general adaptive behaviors or relaxation skills.
The third video is about increasing competence and self-efficacy, especially related to managing student behaviors. This comes from Chapter 8 from the book. You can also check out the Classroom Checkup website for more information: http://classroomcheckup.org/
Adaptive Behaviors: https://youtu.be/bFItkTNC73o
Relaxation Strategies: https://youtu.be/h4VFaR10iWQ
Competence & Self-efficacy: https://youtu.be/8VjSwfL5GU4
Long-Term Planning Webinars:
This is the third and final online lesson for the Stress Management program. Please watch this video with Dr. Keith Herman, one of the creators of the program, about creating a good personal development plan.
If you’re interested, also check out the video about Getting to Good/Beyond Survival. In this video I’ll talk about the material from Chapter 9 about strategies for improving wellness beyond stress management. A practice form for this chapter is the “My Life Pie”
Getting to Good: https://youtu.be/1tquf5VAj7w
Long term planning/MI:https://youtu.be/eLO38bWkwOA
Colleen Eddy recently created a webinar for using strategies in the teacher stress management program to cope with COVID-19 related stressors that many teachers are experiencing now. Click here to watch: https://youtu.be/HuFK4JdtTAY
Quick Sheets for Successful eLearning Classroom Management:
- STOIC: The acronym STOIC is used to describe five key elements of effective classroom management and school-wide behavior improvement strategies (Sprick et al., 2009).
- CHAMPS: Use this one-page form to help establish your online learning expectations for students: CHAMPS Virtual Classroom Worksheet
- PBIS: Tips for creating an eLearning behavior expectation matrix: Tips for Successful elearning
Interview of Dr. Keith Herman by Dr. Melissa Stormont on Teacher Stress & Covid-19:
Great Resource Website for Teachers & Parents — Check out link below:
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) – Resources by Topic Lists
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