Students are in need of educators that can provide them with social and emotional support while also developing their academic needs. This session highlights a need to focus on SEL and trauma-informed practices that aren’t new but are essential now more than ever. In this session, we build our knowledge and skills regarding SEL and trauma-informed practices in order to provide students with a safe and responsive learning environment, avoid triggers, while tending to our own emotional wellbeing.
This session is ideal for teachers but appropriate for educators across the spectrum (para professionals, co-teachers, and administrators) that have diverse experiences with SEL and trauma-informed practices. This session takes a more introductory approach to understanding SEL and trauma-informed practices, educators with more experience are invited to share those experiences and are encouraged to think critically and more deeply about their current practices.
I cultivate emotional safety in my classroom.