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Social-Emotional Learning That Actually Works: Reducing Stress and Unlearning Misguided Approaches


We believe this course is crucial for early educators. To support that, we’re excited to offer access at a special introductory rate of $55 (regularly $75). Type in or copy the code: INTRORATE
into the Coupon Code section, then click the "Apply" button.

Instructors: Jenny Barrett and Dr. Anne Townsend 

What You’ll Learn:

  • How to decrease power struggles in the classroom with the Mariposa Method

  • The skills and competence to understand and communicate with children during classroom power struggles

  • The science behind power struggles and what educators can do to prevent them before they happen

  • Why standard approaches often fail and how social emotional skills develop in children.

  • One key strategy to lower stress, reduce bias and increase understanding.

This Course Includes:

Three hours of on-demand virtual lessons made up of:

  • Several downloadable resources 

  • Interactive online exercises to reinforce learning 

  • Videos of teacher student interactions using the Mariposa Method

  • Certificate of completion for 3 credit hours

What Makes this Course Different:

  • This SEL course is 100% unique and unlike anything you’ve learned in traditional social-emotional learning training. The content is based on the Mariposa Method, a science-backed, modern and practical approach to social-emotional learning.

  • Content includes real-life classroom scenarios that your peers have experienced, based on Jenny Barrett’s nearly three decade career working with challenging behavior in Baltimore City schools, pre and post COVID-19.

  • Everything covered is relevant and up to date as of May 2024, and is constantly being updated with new material.

  • The Mariposa Method truly works. It is not a quick fix, a series of tactics, or a way to check off the box for required training. It is a practice based on decades of research - see for yourself.

Recommended For:

  • Teachers, educators and caregivers for children under age 8

  • Early career and life-long educators alike

Course Content:

Topic 1: Unmasking the Science Behind Challenging Student Behavior

Topic 2: Mastering Stress, Fostering Understanding, and Building Meaningful Interactions

Topic 3: Debunking Myths and Learning the Building Blocks for Social-Emotional Development

Topic 4: Introduction to the Mariposa Method and How To Use It

Topic 5: Introduction to Using Neutral Descriptions To Build Connection and Resolve Conflict


  • A working computer with internet

  • An open mind


In this virtual course, learn a more effective approach to social-emotional learning.

Gain insights into why traditional SEL training doesn’t work, and the science behind childrens’ development of social emotional skills.

Most crucially, understand your pivotal role as a teacher in addressing social-emotional learning while managing your own stress levels.

Enroll now for a transformative learning experience!

With typical SEL training, you often have to sacrifice learning hands-on techniques that will be useful in your everyday teaching practice, in favor of beginner friendly introductions to the foundations of SEL.  With this course, you get the best of both worlds.  

This is an online course designed for teachers that are new to the teaching field, as well as experienced teachers that have already taken many SEL courses before and consider themselves classroom management experts.

What People Are Saying:

This program will have you re-evaluate how you handle children's emotions, for the better. This course can be used for any age group when helping anyone problem-solve. It explains how stress plays a huge part in the brain and can hinder children from being able to problem-solve.