Resilient or Reactive? What’s Best For You & Your Kids?
In the Strength-Based Approach to Resilience course, you will practice strategies and skills to identify and override your natural tendency to work on fixing what you and your kids aren’t doing well.
You will benefit from this course if you are an educator, parent, or caregiver who:
- Would like to deepen your understanding of using strengths to promote lifelong learning
- Wants to see the positive qualities and talents in yourself and in the children you serve
- Strives to create a safe environment for children where the skills of resilience can grow
Live classes held on July 28 and August 4,
Starting at 8:00 pm Eastern, 7:00 pm Central, 6:00 pm Mountain, 5:00 pm Pacific
Replay recordings of the live class sessions will be available for up to 30 days after the class.
Each session will be 90 minutes and offered online through Zoom. Sessions will include collaborative discussions, small group activities, information sharing, and reflective practices.
Following successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Identify the obstacles to using strengths, especially in challenging times
- Explore a variety of tools to use with children and adults to build self-awareness of individual strengths
- Acquire a basic understanding of resiliency strategies for adults and children
CEU’s will be offered
Facilitators: Monica Cochran and Kathy Magnusson
Monica Cochran, M.Ed. has worked with children, parents and other adults in a wide variety of educational, hospital and business settings for over 40 years. She has been active in alternative education since 1978, home educated two of her own children, and has worked with other home educating and distance learning families since 1997. She has vast experience in helping learners of all ages and abilities enjoy learning. She especially enjoys helping learners who have both unique talents and unique challenges develop their strengths and create learning experiences that work for them. Currently, Monica works with learners and their families around the world through her private practice, Learning Without Borders.
Monica earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh in a multi-disciplinary program in child development, social work, and early childhood education and a Master’s Degree from Eastern Michigan University in special education with certifications in learning disabilities and emotional impairment. She also earned a Primary Montessori Certification from the American Montessori Society and is an Advanced DIR practitioner. Since 1997, following her youngest son’s auto accident, she has also been active in supporting survivors of brain injuries and learners with other health and developmental issues, as they redesign their lives.
Kathy Magnusson, M. Ed., owner of Wildewood Learning, has over 25 years of experience in the field of education working with adults and youth. Kathy taught for ten years as a middle and high school science teacher and has a Masters of Education from the University of Minnesota. In addition, she holds certifications as an ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Interface presenter and Strengths Communicator.
Kathy develops tailored professional development opportunities for teachers and youth professionals that will support them in fostering skills for resilience. She helps educators cultivate their own social and emotional learning skills to create positive relationships with learners, creating a ripple effect that changes the process of learning for all.