This course will provide strategies to help teachers deal with the sensitive topics of death, grief, and school-wide loss. Educators will be empowered with age-appropriate ways to help students deal with grief, specifically their feelings, behaviors, and the outcomes instigated by grief and loss. Learn how to initiate and maintain communication, how to help students struggling with complicated grief, as well as ways to manage one’s own emotions when helping students.
Expected Learning Outcomes
- Reflect on assumptions and insights of practitioners, researchers and self, specific to helping students cope with grief, in professional practice.
- Understand the four major concepts of death and how death is perceived differently according to the age of the student.
- Learn ways to support grieving students and their families.
- Explore ways to instigate and maintain communication with grieving students.
- Review student behaviors and/or academic challenges and how they are related to loss/grief.
- Communicate a school wide crisis plan.
Course Book: "The Grieving Student - A Teacher's Guide" by David Schonfeld and Marcia Quackenbush. Learners Edge will mail materials to you directly via USPS Priority Mail.