Creating Safe Classroom Environments
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As an educator, you work to make sure your students are in a physically safe classroom environment, but what about socially and emotionally? It is extremely important for students to feel valued, that their social identity and cultures are accepted, and that they are welcomed members of the classroom. Our Creating Safe Classroom Environments course helps educators gain the knowledge for building positive, trustworthy, and challenging curriculum and environments that allow students to flourish. These practices help to empower students to take charge of their own learning and goals.
This course is instructor supported. The instructor for this course is Erin Fouse, Mrs. Fouse holds a Masters in the Science of Psychology, a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the State University of New York at Potsdam. Erin spent 15 years as a public school teacher. She began her career teaching Spanish in grades K-8 before moving to a self-contained 4th grade classroom. Mrs. Fouse subsequently spent 10 years teaching the Academically Gifted students in the areas of Reading and Language Arts. While teaching, she served as the Chairman of Climate and Safety committee, she is a North Carolina State Certified Mentor for beginning teachers, and was Grade-Level Chair for 7 years.
This course does not require any additional material.
- Certification included