Classes for Educators:

CSU Pueblo

Get Graduate Credits

Françoise is currently leading various continuing education courses for teachers that are accredited through CSU Pueblo and UMass Global. See the UMass Global classes.

Costs and Registration

The cost is $535.00 for any of the above non-refundable three graduate level credit courses. Payment is made to Body/Mind Dynamics, Inc., and is handled separately from the below online class registration. Contact us for more information. Please RSVP for all classes by emailing [email protected] or calling 303.960.6000.

To register for CSU Pueblo courses, first call 303.960.6000 then complete the CSU Pueblo Registration form

Please contact us at 303.960.6000 or email [email protected] for specific details on how to enroll and enjoy any of these courses for 2022. (Please note that you have a year from registering to complete a course.)


Continuing Education Classes for Educators Through CSU Pueblo

Salary Enhancement and Teacher Re-Certification Classes

Classes for Educators are now through Colorado State University Pueblo (CSU Pueblo) and UMass Global with more new titles, distance learning, and individualized studies. Our classes with CSU Pueblo have also expanded. We offer eleven, three graduate-level continuing education courses for teachers. All 2021 courses offer new opportunities to delve deeply and expand the knowledge and application of these subjects as well as the opportunity to work independently and at your own pace of learning. (All courses are being offered on Zoom or conference calls interactively due to Covid-19.) Each course includes contact hours (no quizzes or impersonal data programs) as well as non-contact hours to ensure ease, value and professional and personal empowerment for Educators and their students.

No Grit, No Pearl—The Resiliency Factor for Educators and Their Students (NEW)

Today and everyday forward, the subject of Resilience, I believe, is one of the most relevant qualities that we can develop, nurture and sustain in personal and academic life. It is a quality that the onset of the Corona Virus Global Pandemic has demanded and one that we must not only foster, but teach and pioneer in Education. A world that was already too reliant on technology and the left brain, became even more so because of the isolation that the Pandemic created. Teachers and students had to pivot in ways no one expected. In the Twenty-First Century, we were often lured into believing that everything should be instant and easy, but life in 2020 brought us situations that could not be fixed in an instant and both teachers and students had to discover and implement new strategies for learning, motivation, academic achievement and even survival.

This course will address 3 keys to defining and implementing Resiliency and the various ways that you can think about fostering resilience and how to apply it to your life and to your students. We will research positive role models of individuals who have overcome enormous adversity and become successful against all odds. We will then explore how students can adopt their own strategies to positively overcome challenges they face in school and at home in today’s and tomorrow’s ever-changing environment.

The ABCs of Motivation and Inspiration Education (NEW)

This course will explore the keys to academic motivation and inspiration. Utilizing a combination of acronyms and language, we will first define the need for these qualities and then implement them utilizing a variety of intellectual and experiential techniques. Educators will be asked to personally uncover their own tools to creating motivation and inspiration and then apply these principles to their classroom. In a simple and powerfully effective format that includes lecture, inter-active discussion, small group work and experiential exercises including theater games, educators will discover and implement effective strategies that they can integrate into their lives and translate to their classrooms for effective and enjoyable classroom achievement.

Elevated Learning Through the Arts–From Special Ed to Literacy (NEW)

This course will explore the principles of learning through the Arts from a unique perspective. Educators will learn how movement and the arts can be utilized not only as a physical or creative activity, but also as a tool for incorporating kinesthetic principles, right and left brain integration, creativity, problem solving and learning with any subject or curriculum. Through a format that includes lecture, research data and documentation, discussions, and experiential exercises, educators will learn how this creative and kinesthetic approach can be utilized in early childhood education, with special needs students, gifted learners and literacy. We will also examine the importance of addressing both sides of the brain in learning and how movement and the arts can be used as an integrative tool in any academic subject and level of education. Educators will experience this unique creative program personally and learn how to adapt the technique professionally in their own academic environment.

Yoga for The Academic Environment—Creating Mindfulness, Balance & Creativity in the Classroom (NEW)

This course will cover a variety of informational and practical data about Yoga and mindfulness for educators and the implementation of these theories and materials in the classroom. The course will incorporate both modern and ancient traditions and we will explore how these strategies can be applied to not only improve overall health and well-being, but also how to increase creativity and performance benchmarks that are so important to today’s educational environment. A partial list of those benchmarks that we will cover are:

  • Improved concentration
  • Increased focus
  • Better test scores with the reduction of stress and disruptive behavior
  • Increased energy

We will also explore the definition, philosophy, and experiential applications in these traditions and its relevance today and its application to you as an educator. Through informational research, handouts, discussion and experiential exercises we will discover and implement effective strategies that educators can integrate into their lives and translate to their classrooms.

Strengthening The Body And Mind—An Integrative Approach To Education (NEW)

Exploring ways to strengthen the body and mind as an integrative approach to education is the trend for our future and one we must begin incorporating now for the sake of our students and our world. This course will cover a variety of informational, experiential and practical data about the significance of promoting an approach that stimulates learning through strengthening the body and mind that can be integrated into education and the classroom.

The course will ask and then answer these five questions to better explore the strategies that can be integrated into the curriculum to foster this integration:

  1. Why is an integrative approach to strengthening the body and mind such a significant factor in 21st Century education?
  2. What does the subject of nourishing the body and understanding the mind and incorporating well-being have to do with academic achievement?
  3. What are the components of strengthening the body and mind that extend beyond just physical nourishment and technological expertise and how does that impact every aspect of life and learning?
  4. How can teachers promote these integrative approaches as an integral part of the classroom and learning?
  5. How can the enhancement of knowledge about well-being and strengthening the body and mind impact learning, success and positive achievement and contribution?

We will examine scientific and medical research that support the significance of this subject and we will explore specific techniques that can be used in the academic environment that focus on practically ensuring a healthy body, a strong, focused mind and an attitude of well-being.

Dissolving The Stress Mess For Teachers and Students

This course will cover a variety of information about stress derived from the latest in scientific and medical research. Students will be introduced to breathing and relaxation strategies as well as other techniques that help to reduce stress, minimize burnout and create positive choices for increased effectiveness on the job and greater wellness and balance during the school year as well as in daily life. These strategies will also be specifically targeted so that they can be applied successfully in the classroom to decrease anxiety in students, improve test scores and decrease acting-out behavior. If you have taken Stress Management classes in the past, this course will take you deeper into sustainable techniques for you and your kiddos.

Kinesthetic Learning-Bringing Back Movement to Education

This course will explore the principles of movement from a unique perspective. Educators will learn how “dance” can be utilized not only as a physical activity, but also as a tool for incorporating kinesthetic learning, right and left brain integration, creativity, problem solving and learning. Through a format that includes lecture, research data and documentation, discussions, and experiential exercises, educators will learn how this creative kinesthetic approach can be utilized in early childhood education, with special needs students, and gifted learners. Educators will learn how to incorporate techniques that help provide an innovative and physical (kinesthetic) paradigm for learning.

Bully-Proofing Your Classroom—Transforming Disruption, Dysfunction & Dis-engagement

Bullying in school has become an increasingly serious problem threatening not only the safety of our academic environment, but also causing some gifted and extraordinary learners to drop out of school and in extreme cases, end their own lives. This course will cover approaches that transform the disruption, dysfunction and dis-engagement that bullying causes for perpetrators and victims as well as everyone else. We will explore the strategies that can both prevent bullying and mange it once it has occurred through discussions, small groups and experiential sessions that include theater games and role-playing that can be integrated into the curriculum and used by both counselors and classroom teachers.

The Fun Factor in Learning—Engaging all Students

One of the significant concerns facing educators today is how to keep students engaged and learning. With increased awareness of IEPs and special needs, teaching today is more complex than ever. Not only must teachers address students’ varied needs and levels of learning, but teachers need to keep them focused, motivated to learn and excel in order to meet today’s test standards and our ever-changing technology and economy. This course will cover an approach that addresses a key and perhaps overlooked ingredient for both educators and students in learning—fun! We will focus on techniques and materials that can be applied in any academic subject that fosters a positive, enjoyable process and outcome. We will explore how to create a more integrated approach that allows students to excel, be self-responsible and love learning.

Creativity as a Pathway To Learning & Academic Success

This course explores the subject and importance of creativity and examines how its application is essential to finding solutions in the classroom as well as throughout life. In part, modeled after an acclaimed course in the MBA program at Stanford University and used in many Fortune 500 corporations throughout the US, this course is designed to address the varied needs of students and how to communicate classroom curriculum in innovative ways leading to both an increase in a desire to learn and to greater student success. Through written handouts, discussion and experiential exercises, the course structure will ask and answer questions related to creativity while offering an approach that integrates various kinesthetic, visual, tactile and auditory techniques into the academic environment.

Holistic Strategies For Better Understanding & Meeting Students Needs & Affecting Academic Success

This course explores the subject of better understanding student needs and effectiveness through holistic strategies to create solutions that positively impact learning, student behaviors, desired outcomes and academic excellence.

Today’s educational climate is demanding more from both teachers and their students. As learning becomes technologically driven, it is more important than ever to retain tools that can also offer better support for personalized learning. Through the introduction of new resources and the study of different holistic tools and methodologies that explore the bridge between different styles of learning and personality, we will explore how better understanding and then meeting student needs can positively affect scholastic outcomes.

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Read what others have to say about their experience

“Thanks Francoise for this opportunity to learn from you. Your classes provide such depth, and they are REAL! The material and yourself are authentic which is why I keep coming back. …. You have given me the incredible opportunity to dig deep into my teaching, my soul, and the meaning that I have in my work and my personal development. Thank you for providing a safe and meaningful experience to learn. Thank you for the happiness!” — A . Edrington

“The Fun Factor class truly opened my eyes and made me eager to go back to my classroom and create a fun, meaningful, memorable and authentic learning environment. It was a great learning experience to hear what my colleagues from other schools thought about the fun factor…When I cam back to my classroom after the first class, I tried the mirror activity that we did in our first class with Francoise. My kiddos loved it! … It has been so much fun and the kids are learning in such different ways. Thank you!” — R. Mares

“All I have to say is THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ADVOCATING FOR TEACHERS. YOU ARE AMAZING FOR ALL YOU DO TO HELP US. … You’re a saint for helping us achieve other dimensions of teaching that you cannot learn in a regular professional development class. :)” — B. Gilson

“According to Dr. Francoise Netter, the 9 Fingers of Wellness are: 1) Physical Wellness, 2) Mental Wellness, 3) Emotional Wellness, 4) Spiritual Wellness, 5) Social Wellness, 6) Financial Wellness, 7) Philosophical Wellness, and 8) Vocational Wellness and (9) Creative Wellness. It is crucial to achieve optimal wellness as it relates to our well-being and affects our emotions and actions. In the classroom, wellness affects the whole learning dynamic. ” — D. Herman

“I learned a great deal by attending Francoise Netter’s class, Disolving The Stress Mess for Teachers and Students, reading her book, listening to her CD, reading her blogs and articles. Her CD helped me the first day I used it.  I have asthma, and sometimes feel short of breath when I am stressed.  The first time I listened to Redress Your Stress, I felt as though my lungs opened up, and I was able to breath deeper and more relaxed.  After using the CD twice a day, for the next 5 days, another miraculous event took place in my life.  Rather than visualizing worrisome events, I took the time to visualize myself succeeding, laughing, and enjoying life.  I began to feel as good as if these events were actually happening. This deep breathing and meditation practice became extremely powerful.  In fact, I couldn’t wait to put the CD on and go to my “Happy Place.” In Miss Netter’s class I learned that deep breathing releases endorphins throughout the body.  Endorphins are feel-good, natural painkillers that our body creates.  The deep breathing exercises helped me to sleep better at night and to have more energy during the day.  This led me to another positive change in my life and one I can now pass on to my students.” — N. Renner

“As I read the “Stress Management” chapter in Movement for the Mind I was thinking that ALL students should be required to read at least the first few pages of the chapter that discuss how the external world controls our lives while the internal world dictates our stress levels and happiness. It’s perfect for getting students to “buy into” the importance of fostering and positively building the experience of our inside world in order to create long-term happiness and to reduce stress. This passage from the book is a perfect example of what we learned through this course. By changing our thinking patterns and mental habits we are able to not only reduce our stress but we can also realize our full potential, positively influence those around us, and live more happily. What a great way of thinking as I move closer to another year of teaching. This class has shaped the way I think and has therefore shaped the way I teach. I am a better teacher because of it.” — D. McCarthy

“Thank you, Francoise for the great class and for bringing the light to Bullying. I have learned so much more about the face of bullying. Fantastic class.” — PY Thayn


About Francoise E. Netter, M.A.

Francoise and BhaktiFrancoise E. Netter, MA, is an author, educator, conference presenter, performer and Certification Teacher Trainer for Movement For The Mind® and Yoga throughout the United States, Mexico, and Europe.

In addition to substitute teaching and teaching full time in K-12 schools in Colorado from 2001–2008, Francoise has taught at Stanford University, Santa Clara University, JFK University, Adams State University, University of Phoenix and Front Range College.  She has given master classes at University of Colorado, Boulder and Naropa University and has trained teachers, therapists and medical professionals in her fields of expertise.

Francoise has been featured on television and radio, on several CDs and in magazine and newspaper articles.

She currently conducts workshops and graduate credit courses for Educators and Administrators through UMass Global and CSU Pueblo. Her passion is to inspire and motivate others and to use education as a resource for creativity, inspiration, transformation, and resiliency.


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