Advocating for one’s self is no simple task. It is a life skill that needs support and practice. This self-awareness course guides you in building self-advocacy as a skill for yourself and with your students through a three part process: understanding your own needs, knowing your supports, and communicating your needs. While you learn more about each part of the process, you’ll have the opportunity to explore various resources and strategies to implement and practice.
In this course, you will:
- Examine the key components of self-advocacy and its alignment with Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
- Use reflection practices to increase self-awareness,
- Identify activities to support self-advocacy skills in the classroom, and
- Reflect on a current challenge and consider which self-advocacy strategies can help you move forward.