Question: How can we ask teachers to change their practice and incorporate SEL into their classrooms while their own SEL needs are ignored?
CASEL’s research is clear. Schools are more effective at teaching and reinforcing SEL for students when they also cultivate SEL competencies in adults. This calls on schools to focus on adults’ professional growth as educators, as well as their own social and emotional learning (Jones et al., 2018).
As educators, we are asked to be sensitive to the trauma our students face in the way of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). What about the adults? Many adults come complete with their own ACEs. This recognition requires us to be sensitive and supportive to the adults in the system as well.
We would love to have you join us to explore concrete ways that your school/district can provide supports that help teachers to support themselves as they promote students’ SEL competence.
You will leave this experiential session with the knowledge and skills to:
- guide a reflection for adults for personal SEL skills (Learn);
- incorporate three ways to integrate SEL into Staff meetings & PLCs/Dept meetings (Collaborate);
- set the tone for positive culture by Modeling SEL competencies and skills; and
- make a difference in your life, the life of your colleagues, and the life of your community.
Time: 2.5 Hours