Social and Emotional Learning

These social and emotional learning resources for educators include informative toolkits, training and support videos, and ideas designed to support you, your staff, and your students’ social and emotional well-being during the coronavirus pandemic.
Resources & Non-Video Content
Training & Support Videos

Resources and Non-Video Content

Comprehensive Glossary
How Can You Help Your Staff?
SEL Resources During COVID-19

Training and Support Videos

Let’s talk about connecting deep with our students and colleagues through Community Circle.

  • *Understand the definitions of Restorative Justice, Restorative Practices, and Restorative Justice in Education
  • *Understand the framework of Restorative Justice in Education
  • *Understand what it looks like to “Nurture Healthy Relationships” through Community Circles
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Contact Presenter: Carmen Zeisler
So, what does this look like? What do teachers need to do? What is available? Come learn some strategies that will help begin this process. The three areas of focus will be:

  • Observing Student Behavior – what to look for with students;
  • Quick and Easy Check-Ins and Closure Reflections – daily assessment of where students are; and
  • Student SECD Self-Assessments – self-assessments that allow students to identify a wide range of their own SECD skills.
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Contact Presenter: Noalee McDonald-Augustine
What are possible underpinnings for student behavior online? What is a useable prevention strategy that will build relationships, community and help prevent negative incidents in remote learning? How do we handle these occurrences in the moment or through follow-up? In this session we will unpack the Art of the Check-in as prevention, as well as how to use a curiosity mindset to co-regulate students by asking powerful questions.

  • Objective 1: Learn the Art of the Check-In as a prevention strategy.
  • Objective 2: To co-create an understanding of students who present behaviors with remote learning and what could be getting in the way.
  • Objective 3: Gain a curious mindset of these students and how to help them.
  • Objective 4: Learn the power of asking questions to deescalate a student and co-regulate.
  • Audience: Educators and/or Paras who are teaching/supporting in a remote environment.
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Contact Presenter: Rebecca Lewis-Pankratz
Why do some students overcome what seems to be insurmountable odds to become productive and happy adults? How do they manage to survive and thrive? The critical factor identified is resiliency. This session will introduce some strategies to build resiliency in students. Key objectives will be:
• What is Resilience? – foundational information about resilience;
• Reframe Thinking – change how things are seen and learn from past experiences;
• Practice Positivity – opportunities for self-discovery, competence and confidence; and
• Clarify Purpose and Meaning – making and taking steps toward realistic plans, goals and objectives.

Registration: March 3rd, 2021 in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Contact Presenter: Noalee McDonald-Augustine
Teaching in an electronic environment is challenging and addressing behavior in this environment can be even more challenging. So, what might interventions look like, sound like? What are effective interventions? Learn intervention strategies that will help increase student motivation and improve behavior. The three areas of focus will be:
● Components of Effective Classroom Management;
● Analyze and Adjust Your Classroom Management Plan;
● Analyze and Adjust Strategies for Building Positive Relationships; and
● Analyze the Behavior and Develop a Function-Based Intervention.

Registration: March 7th, 2021 in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Contact Presenter: Noalee McDonald-Augustine
This session is about the 5 SEL competencies and which of the five administrators should focus on to help support teachers with their SEL skill development and support their well-being.

Objective 1 – To Learn Which Social Emotional Skills to Target for Staff Members
Objective 2 – To Explore SEL and Well-Being Options for Staff Within your Building/District

Audience – Administrators

Registration: Dec. 2nd, 2020 at 3:30pm in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Contact Presenter: DeAnne Heersche