SoL: Emotions & Engagement

SoL: Emotions & Engagement

Learning requires engagement, which is often elusive. In this program, educators will learn what research reveals about the most effective ways for teachers to encourage student motivation and engagement in the classroom.

In addition, educators will learn how to foster the positive emotions and behaviors that increase student engagement, effort, and learning outcomes and gain insight into the interdependencies between cognition, emotion, and behaviors in order to better understand a student’s root causes.

The role of negative and positive emotions in learning will also be explored in this course. Educators will discover tools to help minimize the emotions that hinder learning and maximize those that enable successful learning.

Program Modules

This program consists of ~15 hours of self-led asynchronous e-learning, which are complemented with live synchronous office hours to support learners. Learners maintain a flexible pace for their cohort to be in sync with each other to promote meaningful peer discussion and collaboration and to benefit from scheduled office hours and webinars.

10. Teach for Belonging I (Emotions & Relationships)

Learn how to foster positive emotions and behaviors that increase student engagement, effort and learning outcomes. Develop a better understanding of the interdependencies between cognition, emotion and behaviors to better support your students.

11. Teach for Belonging II (Engagement & Motivation)

Student engagement often decreases with every year of schooling. Yet, student learning requires their engagement and motivation. Learn what research reveals about the most effective ways for teachers to foster student motivation and engagement in the classroom.

Professional Development On The Science Of Learning Delivered By Top Learning Scientists Online To Educators Anywhere In The World

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Guest Lecturers

Global experts on human learning provide the scientific base of our content, while program facilitators and subject matter experts translate the science and guide application to your classroom.

Asynchronous Program Elements

Priming Activities

Priming quizzes and open-ended interrogatories are used to get learners thinking about the subject matter they are about to learn.

Micro-Video Lessons

Introductory video lessons are delivered by program facilitators while topics within each module are delivered by subject matter experts.

Classroom Application Guides

Takeaways Guides to ensure the effective implementation of the concepts covered in the program.

Professional Learning Community

During the program, participants will have the opportunity to collaborate, reflect and discuss how to apply concepts taught.

Peer-Based Feedback

Experience breakout groups to receive and provide peers anonymized feedback for deeper learning.

SoL Practitioner’s Platform

Program alumni join an online platform to obtain and share resources and guidance for ongoing application of concepts taught.

Synchronous Program Elements

Small Group Collaboration

As part of fostering application, participants form groups around a topic or a principle and work in teams to develop original application ideas.

Office Hours

Office Hours are held to allow participants to ask questions and learn from each other as well as the program facilitators.


Live webinars are hosted by program facilitators and/or guest lecturers.

Learning Outcomes

Educators will be able to: • Summarize the most effective ways to foster student motivation and engagement in their classroom. • Design an instructional activity to promote student engagement based on their conclusions. • Identify ways to foster positive emotions and behaviors in the classroom to increase your students’ engagement and learning outcomes. • Analyze the adverse effects of emotions and misbehaviors on cognition and learning.

Program Facilitators

We Practice What We Teach: Professional Development Designed Around the Science of Learning

Our Professional Development (PD) on the Science of Learning democratizes access to decades of research on human learning. It also incorporates the scientific principles of human learning to how deliver the program. Learning through our PD is active, engaging, collaborative, and application-based. Our program will invigorate your lesson planning with science-based tools that will enable your students to master what you teach.