• Instructor CE Hours

    This course fulfills 3 hours of NACCAS Teaching Methodology requirement. Please check with your state board for credit approval.

  • Learn-At-Your-Own-Pace

    Your access to the class lasts 365 days. You may take the course at your own pace, stopping and starting as it fits your schedule.

  • Become a Master Educator

    This course counts as 1 credit towards your Milady Master Educator Certification. Learn more about our certifications, here.

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About the Author: Lisha Barnes

Lisha Barnes currently serves as the Academic Development Manager for Milady. She is responsible for developing and delivering the Master Educator instructor training program, Master Educator Online Instructor series, and supporting schools with curriculum development and product knowledge. She is a licensed cosmetologist, barber, and instructor. She received a Bachelors of Science in Communications from Eastern New Mexico University and her Cosmetology, Barber and Student Instructor training at Olympian University of Cosmetology. Lisha’s thorough understanding of the cosmetology school industry comes from over 25 years of hands-on experience serving in various roles, including Instructor, Director of Education, Admissions, Financial Aid, Accreditation, and School Administrator for multiple private cosmetology schools. Lisha has also served as NACCAS Commissioner and AACS Accreditation Committee Chair among many other prestigious positions.

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Course Outline


  • 1

    Welcome

    • Welcome Message

    • Reimagine Your Classroom: Play with Purpose Workbook

    • Watch "Welcome" Video

  • 2

    Benefits of Play Base Learning

    • Watch "Benefits of Play Based Learning" Video

  • 3

    Challenges of Play Based Learning

    • Watch "Challenges of Play Based Learning" Video

  • 4

    Playful Environment

    • Watch "Playful Environment" Video

  • 5

    Why Play Games

    • Watch "Why Play Games" Video

  • 6

    When to Play Games

    • Watch "When to Play Games" Video

  • 7

    Creating Games

    • Watch "Creating Games" Video

  • 8

    Games Must...

    • Watch "Games Must..." Video

  • 9

    Student Salon Games

    • Watch "Student Salon Games" Video

  • 10

    Choosing Teams

    • Watch "Choosing Teams" Video

  • 11

    More than Games

    • Watch "More than Games" Video

  • 12

    Praise and Recognition

    • Watch "Praise and Recognition" Video

  • 13

    Playful Work Environment

    • Watch "Playful Work Environment" Video

  • 14

    In Conclusion

    • Watch "In Conclusion" Video

  • 15

    Final Exam

    • Exam Instructions

    • Exam

  • 16

    Share Your Feedback

    • Feedback Form

  • 17

    Generate Certificate

    • Congratulations!

Uncover the benefits of playing games and other fun activities in school and give you a variety of new ideas to bring back to the classroom to motivate and engage your students.

FAQs

  • Why should I take this course?

    Finding ways to play in the classroom is important but more importantly we must learn to play with purpose. Classroom fun can capture students’ attention, boost their energy, build their confidence and aid in learner retention. This class will help you uncover benefits of playing games and other fun activities in school and give you a variety of new ideas to bring back to the classroom to motivate and engage your students.

  • How long is this course?

    The course should take you about 3 hours depending on your current learning style and how long you take to practice what you learn. You may take the course at your own pace, stopping and starting as it fits your schedule.

  • How is the course structured?

    There are 14 lessons in the course as well as a final exam. You must pass the final exam with a score of 70% or higher in order to obtain your certificate of completion.

  • Is this class offered in-person?

    No, this course is not currently offered in-person. However, if you’re interested in hosting an event (in-person or live, virtual) with Milady’s Master Educator Program, we do have a menu of classes that can be delivered in-person or as a live, virtual class. Learn more, here.

  • How many courses do I need for my Milady Master Educator Certification?

    To receive your Level 1 - Master Educator Certification, you must complete a total of 12 classes.

    To receive your Level 2 - Advanced Master Educator Certification, you must complete a total of 18 classes.

    To receive your Level 3 - Trailblazer Master Educator Certification, you must complete a total of 24 classes.

    Keep track of your credits! Once you reach 12, 18, or 24, email info@milady.com to order your printed certificate. The credits toward your Master Educator Certification do not expire.

  • I have completed 12, 18, or 24 classes. How do I receive my Level 1, 2, or 3 certificate? 

    Please contact us at info@milady.com if you believe you have reached Master Educator Level 1, 2, or 3. We will confirm and send out your certificate!