Luria Learning offers 400 and 500 level continuing education credits as well as clock hours through HOL and Antioch University. Some classes we offer are on: Renewing Ourselves, Reading to Learn, Time Management, Classroom Management, Organizing the Classroom and Everyday Editing.
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Our best teaching comes from bringing who we are (our passions and creativity) to what we do. But this kind of authentic, heart-centered engagement with our work is hard to maintain in the face of the energy-draining demands of today’s education system that appears to focus more on test results than on the humanity of teachers and their students. We need time to reconnect with ourselves and find new inspiration within the subjects we teach.
This course will help renew participants’ enthusiasm for their work by reflecting on their own teaching journey and exploring the stories of other teachers. Throughout the course, participants will keep a journal in which to make several (or more frequent), weekly entries.
Participants will have time to reflect upon what has meaning for them and to examine how to make that inspiration come alive again in their teaching. Accounts from the lives of teachers from our text – Stories of the Courage to Teach – (which is based on Parker Palmer’s work) will be our mirror. Many of the teachers featured in this anthology have, at various junctures, been on the verge of exhaustion, and the book is, in many ways, a sustained meditation on how they have sought to regain their emotional and spiritual strength.
Four inspirational films (all available from Netflix) will offer time for further reflection. They can include a number of movies chosen from Dead Poet’s Society, Freedom Writers, Hoosiers, Stand & Deliver, The Great Debaters, Mr. Holland’s Opus and Remember the Titans, or others of your own selection. Text $5 or less from amazon.com.
The classes are taught by a Sacha Luria, who has been featured on Disney Radio, NPR and in the Oakland Tribune for her success in teaching reading.
Renewing Ourselves Renewing our Teaching is worth three 500 or 400 level Professional continuing education quarter credit credits or 30 clock hours. (Antioch
University Seattle is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of
Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and
Schools, 30 North La Salle St. #2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504. Antioch
has held accreditation continuously since 1975. )
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Here are some tips from successful students!
1. Have fun and collaborate!
you collaborate, everyone does assignment #1 (introducing yourself)
and the last assignment (writing a two page paper sharing what you
It does take work to become a fantastic teacher, but you knew that. You didn't choose this job because of the pay! You chose this job because you wanted to make a difference in lives. If you are willing to put in the work, you can become the teacher you've dreamed of being.
Review of the class Everyday Editing
One of the top 5 classes I've taken I’d like to express my appreciation for you and your class. Rarely do I take an online class where I feel like I actually learned something I could use and this one is in the top five classes I have taken since I have become an educator. I was really not expecting to get so much out of the course as I did, and for that I thank you. I also am impressed by how quickly you got back to me as I turned in assignments. It was fun to check my email and see that you had responded, and were positive in that response as well. My only regret is that I didn’t notice that I could request more feedback until now! I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer and school year. - Clint Hill, English Department Head
Make a difference in the lives of your students and help change the world!
1. Have fun and collaborate!
Learning is fun. There is no reason why you need to do this alone. Take the class with a group of friends and meet at a fun coffee shop when you have your meetings. Enjoy yourself!
When you collaborate, everyone does assignment #1 (introducing yourself) and the last assignment (writing a two page paper sharing what you learned).
You then get to divide the other assignments among your group.
(If you have a group of 4 teachers, you may only do 2 additional assignments, but you get the full 3 credits.)
Collaborating is much less work, and so much more fun!
You agree to sit down and talk about what you've learned. (You get college level credit or continuing education units for doing what you enjoy - talking with other teachers and learning new things.)
2. Write down why you want to take the online class.
Why? Because, when you write down why you want to take your class, it will help increase your motivation. Remembering why you want to take this class will help you stay committed. Do you want to learn new skills? Do you want to feel more confident? Do you want to renew your credential? Do you want to earn more money. Writing down your reason is much more effective than just saying it in your mind. Go ahead, and write it down now. It will only take you 10 seconds!
3. Plan times to study and write them in your calendar.
Why? Because if you have times when you are planning on studying, you will study more and be more successful. Use a free commitment site with an anit-charity like www.stickK.com to keep you motivated.
4. Turn in your first assignment in the first or second week.
Why? Because this will help you gain momentum. You assignment does not need to be perfect, and the first assignment won't take you more than 30 minutes to complete!
5. Use a timer to study.
Why? Because when you use a timer your will feel successful. One of the nice things about an online course is that you can study in 15 or 30 minute increments. Just put the timer on for 15 minutes and commit to working for 15 minutes at a time.
6. Reward yourself.
Why? Because you should reward yourself for learning new things and working hard. What would work for you? Some students make a chart and get themselves a treat every time they turn in an assignment, or work towards one large treat at the end of the course. What type of treat? That is something only you can answer for yourself. It might be a massage, it might be going to a coffee shop and reading a book, going to a movie, or whatever would be enjoyable.
Review of Everyday Editing Class
I’d like to express my appreciation for you and your class. Rarely do I take an online class where I feel like I actually learned something I could use and this one is in the top five classes I have taken since I have become an educator. I was really not expecting to get so much out of the course as I did, and for that I thank you. I also am impressed by how quickly you got back to me as I turned in assignments. It was fun to check my email and see that you had responded, and were positive in that response as well. My only regret is that I didn’t notice that I could request more feedback until now! I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer and school year. - Clint Hill, English Department Head
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Alexandra (Sacha) Luria, M.A., has worked as a literacy specialist and owned her own business helping students be successful with reading. She has been featured on NPR, Disney Radio and in the Oakland Tribune for her helping struggling readers become confident life long readers. She has a Masters Degree from Western Governors University and is passionate about on-line education.
She is very interested in you become more successful with less stress and believes in working smarter, not harder. She is also the author of the Luria Learning blog, read by over 1,000 teachers every month.
She is the mother of three children under five and knows what it is like to balance both work and home life. This is part of why she is passionate about helping teachers like you through online education and in person coaching seminars.