Free Webinar: Social-Emotional Learning = Positive Student Outcomes – Strategies for Increasing Academic Achievement and Improving Mental Health
Thursday, February 4th, 2021
1:00 – 2:00 pm Pacific Time
This engaging webinar will deepen our understanding of the importance of social-emotional learning (SEL), and its direct impact on academic success. It will highlight best practice strategies, resources, tools and ideas for how schools can effectively address the declining grades and diminishing mental health of students.
Social-emotional learning is not in competition with academics – in fact, it is integral to academic success. Educators everywhere report that social isolation and loneliness have negatively affected students and contributed to failing grades and declining mental health. As reported in Education Week, a survey of 3,300 teenagers in June found that they are much more concerned than usual about their health and the health and financial stability of their families:
- Over a quarter of teens said that they are losing more sleep, feeling more unhappy or depressed, feeling under constant strain, or losing confidence in themselves.
- Forty percent said they had not been offered any social or emotional support by an adult from their school while their school buildings were closed last spring.
By making social-emotional learning a top priority, and having a well-developed SEL plan, students can emerge from this pandemic with greater resiliency, secure in the knowledge that they have adult allies at school who are there to assist them.
Connecting with Students Online Using Community Building Circles
February 16 – March 16, 2021
Every Tuesday 3:00 – 4:30 pm Pacific Time (Feb. 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16)
This series of interactive modules will engage and motivate participants as they delve into the beneficial possibilities of using Circles with their students in online communities.
Community Building, Responsive, Curriculum and Restorative Circles will be explored as participants join in and design Circles they can immediately implement with their students.
Over the course of the training, participants will leave with 5 customized circles ready for implementation with their students. Join us as we create and offer tips for designing, managing, and facilitating Community and Responsive Circles.