Promoting Positivity in the Classroom

EDZU 9106 (3 credits / 45 hours)

Location: Online
Instructor: Lisa Seligson & Jennifer Sierzputowski

Start Date: 03/13/2024
End Date: 04/16/2024

Course Syllabus

Maintaining a positive attitude can help people to be more alert, feel less stress, and even lower their risk for mental health problems.  Building and maintaining a positive classroom environment is beneficial to both students and teachers. Some of the units we will explore in this course are: Understanding the Impact of Positive Thinking, Books that Promote Positive Thinking, Activities to Encourage Positive Thinking, and Changing Teacher and Student Language to Increase Positivity. We will provide teachers in grades Pre-K-12 with meaningful, engaging experiences to help promote positivity in the classroom.



Teachers enrolled in this course will...


  1. How to use affirmations to develop positive attitudes in students
  2. How to give positive and meaningful feedback to students 
  3. How to use positive classroom management strategies 


  1. The impact of positive thinking on student performance 
  2. The effect of positive and negative language on students
  3. The importance of reframing negative thought

and Be Able To

  1.  Identify books that promote positive thinking for your grade level(s)
  2. Create activities and lessons that promote positive learning 
  3. Provide a classroom environment that is positive



and much, much more!

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