Sign up for the ARK for Teachers: Pre K and Kindergarten Course
This Course includes 3 Sections, and 10 lessons

Price: $35

ARK for Teachers — Pre K and Kindergarten: Volume 1 contains 10 Lessons. Each lesson must be viewed in sequence to proceed to the accompanying quiz. Upon completion of this course and quizzes, you will earn a certificate documenting 10 CEU credits.

SECTION 1 GIVING AND RECEIVING UNCONDITIONAL LOVE: A CORNERSTONE OF GREAT CLASSROOMS

Lesson 1: Understanding The Nature Of Unconditional Love

Teachers, in particular, have the opportunity to leave an invaluable legacy. We can make a huge, positive difference for good in the lives of young people…

Lesson 2: Providing Unconditional Love

In order to feel esteemed as a human being, every single one of us has a desperate need for that kind of love. Our students are no exception; and, for some of them…

Lesson 3: Appreciating The Impact of a Caring Teacher

Several studies indicate that the attitudes that preschool children have toward themselves and the school environment are strong predictors of whether or not…

SECTION 2: THE BASICS OF WORKING WITH YOUNG CHILDREN

Lesson 4: Avoiding the Tendency to Label

In the not-too-distant past, children who did not perform well in school were typically labeled as dumb, lazy, incorrigible, or defiant. Even in today’s…

Lesson 5: Utilizing Stress Management Techniques in the Classroom

The first few years of a child’s life are a critical period for the child’s emotional development and well-being. As one…

Lesson 6: Calming a Turbulent Situation

Good classroom management is a major objective of teachers who want to provide a positive, productive learning environment in their classrooms. And, clearly…

SECTION 3: UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN’S BEHAVIOR

Lesson 7: Understanding the Misbehaving Child

Dr. Glasser says that children unconsciously make behavioral choices in an attempt to fulfill three primary human needs. The basic needs of every child…

Lesson 8: Dealing with an Attention Seeking Child

Of the three basic human needs, the most important is to feel loved and to belong. If a student believes that the only way she can feel loved and can…

Lesson 9: Handling a Rebellious Child

All of us want our lives to count for something. We want to engage in activities that we judge to be meaningful–that touch our lives and the lives of others in a manner that makes…

Lesson 10: Working With a Power-Seeking Child

Teacher-student (and parent-child) power struggles are natural, normal, and appropriate as children pass through their natural developmental stages…