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Are you looking for a self-paced way to earn CEUs? Do you love reading about educational strategies or watching documentaries and applying the knowledge gained to your current position? If so, join Beth and Paige for Professional Development opportunities. Choose from an array of books or watch educational documentaries. Currently there are 7 book studies and 1 educational documentary bundle.

Beth Suelzle

Professional Development

Paige Meyer

Professional Development

What Happened To You?

by Oprah Winfrey and Bruce Perry
ISBN 978-1250223180

Through wide-ranging and often deeply personal conversation, Oprah Winfrey and Dr Perry explore how what happens to us in early childhood – both good and bad – influences the people we become. They challenge us to shift from focusing on ‘What’s wrong with you?’ or ‘Why are you behaving that way?’

Price $100 (includes 1 credit and transcription fee)

The Whole-Brain Child

by Daniel J. Siegle and Tina Payne Bryson
ISBN 978-0553386691

Complete with age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, The Whole-Brain Child shows you how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that your children can lead a balanced, meaningful, and connected life.

Price $100 (includes 1 credit and transcription fee)

Bundle both book studies related to trauma and 2 CEUs for $175

Do I Really Have To Teach Reading?

by Cris Tovani
ISBN 978-1571103765

In Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?: Content Comprehension, Grades 6-12, author Cris Tovani takes on the challenge of helping students apply reading comprehension strategies in any subject. Tovani shows how teachers can expand on their content expertise to provide the instruction students need to understand specific technical and narrative texts.

Price $100 (includes 1 credit and transcription fee)

From Behavior to Belonging

by Julie Causton and Kate MacLeod
ISBN 978-1416629290

Challenging behavior is one of the most significant issues educators face. Though it may seem radical to use words like lovecompassion, and heart when we talk about behavior and discipline, the compassionate and heartfelt words, actions, and strategies teachers employ in the classroom directly shape who students are—and who they will become. But how can teaching from the heart translate into effective supports and practices for students who exhibit challenging behavior?

Price $100 (includes 1 credit and transcription fee)

Social Emotional Learning and the Brain

by Marilee Sprenger
ISBN 978-1416629498

Today’s teachers face a daunting challenge: how to ensure a positive school experience for their students, many of whom carry the burden of adverse childhood experiences, such as abuse, poverty, divorce, abandonment, and numerous other serious social issues. Spurred by her personal experience and extensive exploration of brain-based learning, author Marilee Sprenger explains how brain science—what we know about how the brain works—can be applied to social-emotional learning. 

Price $100 (includes 1 credit and transcription fee)

Educational Documentary Bundle

Bang Bang You're Dead

This documentary follows Trevor, who is a troubled high school student, struggling with being bullied and is targeted by his classmates. Throughout the documentary, Trevor is suspect for anything gone wrong, even though he did not necessarily do anything. One teacher is willing to give Trevor the benefit of the doubt, and casts him in a highly controversial play about school shootings. This is the story of his fight to break free and one teacher’s willingness to give a student the benefit of the doubt.

The Disruptors

ADHD is one of the most commonly diagnosed and widely misunderstood-neurological conditions in the world today, affecting nearly 10% of kids and a rising number of adults. But what if having an ADHD brain is actually an asset? The Disruptors interview many people about their ADHD. 

Who Cares About Kelsey?

This documentary tells the lives of students with emotional/behavioral challenges, and shows innovative educational approaches that help these students to succeed – while improving the overall school culture and climate. Who Cares About Kelsey? will make viewers reconsider the “problem kids” in their own high schools and create new
conversations about an education revolution that is about empowering-not overpowering-our most emotionally and behaviorally challenged youth.

Price $100 (includes 1 credit and transcription fee)

I Wish My Teacher Knew: How One Question Can Change Everything for Our Kids

by Kyle Schwartz
ISBN: 978-0738219141

I Wish My Teacher Knew: How One Question Can Change Everything for Our Kids will make you laugh and cry as it details the need discovered by third-grade teacher Kyle Schwartz when she asked her class to fill in the blank of “I wish my teacher knew ____.” What ultimately became a worldwide phenomenon, Swartz shares a guide of how educators can create an open, safe & supportive learning environment for every student and their individual needs.

Price $100 (includes 1 credit and transcription fee)

Helping Students Take Control of Everyday Executive Functions

by Paula Moraine
ISBN: 978-1849058841

Helping Students Take Control of Everyday Executive Functions presents an innovative model and approach to supporting students in executive functioning skills of attention, memory, organization, planning, inhibition, initiative, and flexibility difficulties. Through a student-centered approach that calls for educators to explore 8 influential components of working with students, Paula Moraine provides a step-by-step explanation of how these components can be used in different ways and combinations to successfully address particular areas of difficulty displayed by students of all ages. 

Price $100 (includes 1 credit and transcription fee)

Culturize: Every Student. Every Day. Whatever It Takes.

by Jimmy Cases
ISBN: 978-1946444462

Average schools don’t inspire greatness—and greatness is what our world needs if we are going to produce world-changing learners. In Culturize, author and education leader Jimmy Casas shares insights into what it takes to cultivate a community of learners who embody the innately human traits our world desperately needs, such as kindness, honesty, and compassion. In this book you’ll  learn…How to reach those who seem unreachableWhat to do when students disengage or drop out of school, How to ensure your learners feel cared for and empowered, and How to create an environment where all learners are challenged and inspired to be their best. This book reads like a good conversation. One that is also compelling, affirming, reflective, and challenging.

Price $100 (includes 1 credit and transcription fee)

The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work

by Jon Gordon
ISBN: 978-0470279496

Jon Gordon shares an inspiring and enlightening story that reveals a powerful
way to tackle the biggest problem in business and life today… negativity. In
his book, Gordon delivers an engaging story filled with innovative ideas and
practical strategies to develop positive leaders, organizations and teams. For
managers, team leaders or anyone looking to turn negative energy into
positive solutions, The No Complaining Rule shares powerful principles and a
plan to win the battle against individual and organizational negativity.

Price $100 (includes 1 credit and transcription fee)

The Burnout Cure: Learning to Love Teaching Again

By: Chase Mielke
ISBN: 978-1416627258

Have you ever wondered how you can muster the energy to keep a positive attitude and to love teaching day after day? Are you looking for specific ways you can thrive as a teacher and still enjoy your job? Award-winning teacher Chase Mielke uses his own research, lesson plans, and experiences with burnout to help you change your outlook, strengthen your determination to be a terrific teacher, and reignite your core passion for teaching. 

Using research on social-emotional learning and positive psychology, The Burnout Cure explains how shifts in awareness, attitudes, and actions can be transformational for you and for your students. The book gives you specific steps related to mindfulness, empathy, gratitude, and altruism that you can use on your own and with students in lessons and activities. Using the tools in this book, you can be the best educator, so you can give your best to the learners in your care.

Price $100 (includes 1 credit and transcription fee)