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Struggling with Mid-Year Stress? These Four Short Courses Are for You

Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators

Date Posted: 3/01/2017

Struggling with mid-year stress and testing woes? Check out these four short ATPE courses that will help you organize, unwind, and stay focused. Each of these courses is one hour or less, so they won’t take up a lot of your ever-dwindling free time. Plus, they’re completely FREE and are a great source of CPE hours!

1. Preparing for STAAR & EOCs

This webinar is presented by teaching masters Stephanie Stoebe and Jeremy Wagner, the 2012 and 2013 Texas Teacher of the Year award winners. Stoebe and Wagner share tips, strategies, and ideas that will help you prepare for STAAR.

2. Being Good to You: A Self-Care Guide for Teachers

Feeling stressed? This webinar by Dr. Adam Saenz provides practical strategies to help you unwind. These self-care tips are targeted directly to educators, from a psychologist who understands educators. Saenz, who has made a career out of empowering teachers, will help you understand what a healthy you should look like—and how to get there. See his popular book, The Power of a Teacher, and his ATPE News column, “Stress Doesn’t Have to Be the Enemy.”

3. Communicating for Results

Did you know that 85 percent of our success is attributed to our ability to effectively communicate and maintain healthy relationships? This course, presented by organizational communication expert Anne Grady, will help you learn more about each communication style. Learn how to communicate effectively with your students and fellow educators to become more efficient in and out of the classroom. You will be able to apply the skills, tools, and strategies learned in this session immediately!

4. Classroom Procedures

Every teacher knows that when students feel comfortable in their learning environment, the classroom will run smoother. In this course, professional organizer and educator Allison Venuto will teach you how to create and reinforce classroom procedures—so you can save time for teaching instead of classroom management. Venuto discusses concrete ideas that you can implement in your classroom today.

Want more CPE? Check out ATPE’s Professional Learning Portal for more great, short courses that will help you learn the skills you need to succeed in the classroom—all FREE for members.