5 Additional Courses Every Teacher Should Take

Are you busy with your bachelor of education degree?  Obtaining this degree is no simple task but it is definitely worth it because as a teacher you will be part of the many that are responsible for shaping young minds into brilliant minds and future leaders. 

Teachers are the foundation of a countries future and today’s teachers have a tougher time than ever before at preparing young kids for the challenging future.   Curriculums are harder than ever before, technology is advancing much faster than ever before and students today have to deal with so much more than previous generations.  It is tough enough to get your students to pass but now teachers have to also deal with school violence, disrespect, and even assassinations. 

The right course can do wonders when it comes to preparing for modern problems in educational systems and when it comes to protecting yourself and your students.  Here are the top additional course every teacher should consider taking:

5 Additional Courses Every Teacher Should Take
5 Additional Courses Every Teacher Should Take

School Law Workshop

The IEP and 504 Plan Legal Workshop is a must for any modern teacher.  In these seminars, teachers will find out exactly what their rights are when it comes to various student problems such as behavioral issues, mental health issues, cyberbullying, privacy and technology issues and so much more.  This course is exactly what every teacher needs because you will know exactly what you and your student’s legal rights are in these challenging situations.

Bully-Proof Workshops

Bullying is one of the worst and most common issues in educational systems and teachers often find their hands tied.  It is so hard to discipline students who are acting out against others and to protect those that fall victim to bullying and cyberbullying.  Very few teachers are even aware of the signs of bullying, let alone know what to do in these scenarios.  A bully proof workshop is a must for every teacher that wants to stop these types of acts dead in their tracks.

First Aid Courses

Basic first aid skills could make the difference between life and death in your classroom if the worst case possible presents itself.  A first aid course will teach you everything you need to know about helping others when it comes to basic survival and will even enable you to effectively treat minor injuries such as scrape and sports bruises.

Self-Defense Course

School shootings are on the rise.  The most tragic school shooting happened on April 16, 2007.  In the Virginia Tech Shooting, 33 people were killed and 25 injured by student Seung-Hui Cho.  It is surprising to realize that one single shooter could lead to the death of 33 children and teachers within hours.  This could have been a much different picture if more teachers had combat training or at least self-defense training.  This is one of the best courses any teacher can take, not just for school security but also for personal safety.

Special Needs Care Seminars

Today there are more special needs children attending school than ever before.  This is thanks to the help of modern medication as well as the input of various specialists such as speech therapists, psychiatrists, physical therapists, doctors and so much more.  But special needs kids still struggle to cope in modern and average schools.  A little bit of extra effort or at least basic knowledge on conditions such as ADD, ADHD, SPD and more could make a world of difference in the life of a special needs child and especially in the classroom.