During this time of social distancing and hybrid learning, 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 for the moment we’re currently experiencing in education by focusing 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.