Wendelyn Shore | Online Learning for Teachers pursuing Continuing Education and Professional Development | The Connecting Link

 

Wendelyn Shore

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Dr. Wendelyn Shore has worked in higher education for over 30 years. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, followed by her M.S. and Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. Currently, she serves as Professor of Psychology at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. Her teaching interests are in the areas of statistical & research methods, cognition, psychology of language, and positive psychology, particularly as it pertains to mentoring. Dr. Shore is an active scholar who maintains two lines of programmatic research, one investigating representation of word meanings, especially partially known words, and the other investigating college student development, especially the mentor-protégé relationship. She has coauthored multiple peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations reporting results from this research. 

Dr. Shore grew up on her family’s dairy farm in Wisconsin, which remains the family home. She was the first in her family to earn a college degree, has lived all over the United States as she pursued her academic career, and has traveled the world for work and for fun. For the last 20 years she has lived in Tacoma WA.
 

With the soaring concerns of mental health issues, students need to be supported more than ever with their social and emotional development. Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) involves teaching and modeling five lifelong skills: self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making, social awareness, and relationship skills. In this course, participants will learn how to weave SEL into the curriculum, which has been shown to increase academic outcomes and promote overall positive mental health among students. Participants will also explore strategies to support and enhance their own mental health and well-being.