With much of the nation experiencing widespread school closures, a lot of teachers and parents alike are looking for creative ideas to have a little fun (and to incorporate some learning too).
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Jen joined Edmentum as the Learning Designer for Social-Emotional Learning after 30+ years of work with youth in educational and community settings. As a teacher, administrator, and trainer, her passion has been to help educators develop an understanding of the importance of social and emotional learning and build trauma-informed responses and systems. This work has included supporting youth, administrators, and schools in understanding behavior and implementing transformational change through strength-based approaches.
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Creating school settings where everyone feels safe can be a challenge. The realities of the world we live in have a profound impact on our students, and often schools have limited resources in the way of social workers and counselors to address their needs. In order to move forward in dealing with student needs, the very real trauma and SEL needs of teachers must first be addressed. Find out how using an #EducatorFirst approach, combined with compassion, allows for the creation of an environment that cares for the SEL needs of all and, ideally, increases both skill sets and optimism.
There are a lot of buzzwords floating around in education. Here are two that you may be hearing about a lot more lately: executive function and social and emotional learning. But, what do they mean, and how are they connected?