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Andrea Samadi
Author and program developer at Achieveit360
David Adams
David Adams
Senior Director of Strategy at The Urban Assembly
A Culturally Responsive Approach to Social and Emotional Learning
February 24, 2021

Andrea Samadi and David Adams explore the intersection of equity and SEL in the webinar A Culturally Responsive Approach to Social and Emotional Learning, with examples of how to directly develop and practice culturally responsive SEL during instruction in class, after school, in sports, and into the community.

  • Cultural Awareness
  • Diversity
  • Equity
  • Inclusion
  • Inequality
  • SEL
  • Social-Emotional Literacy
Dr. Lucy Hart Paulson
Author of Good Talking Words
Social Emotional Learning Makes the Heart Grow Fonder, Even at a Distance
February 17, 2021

You all know about Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, right? Do you know what this hierarchy was originally called? It was a new learning for me while listening to the recent webinar by Drs. Jessica and John Hannigan, SEL from a Distance: Building a Framework of Processes into your School/District to Guarantee Student Success.

  • Remote Learning
  • Science of Reading
  • SEL
  • Social-Emotional Literacy
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Dr. Jessica Hannigan
Assistant Professor, CA State University, Fresno
Drs. Jessica and John Hannigan
Dr. John Hannigan
Executive Leadership Coach, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
The 'L' in SEL Stands for Learning
February 3, 2021

Students need to understand the relationship between their emotions and behaviors and acquire the SEL tools needed to access their learning and life. This should without a doubt be a top priority and integrated in the fabric of any school in any setting.

  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
  • Remote Learning
  • Social-Emotional Literacy
Donna Hejtmanek
Donna Hejtmanek
Former educator and founder of “Science of Reading—What I Should Have Learned in College” Facebook Group
How I Started the Science of Reading—What I Should Have Learned In College Facebook Group, and Why Teachers Need It
January 20, 2021

In October 2020, the Science of Reading—What I Should Have Learned in College Facebook group reached 50,000 members and continues to grow at a rate of about 1,000 members per week. Many, if not most of these new members, are new to the science of reading. Our mission is to continue to share with the membership opportunities to learn how the science can be implemented at home or in their classrooms.

  • Science of Reading
  • Teacher Preparedness
Horacio Sanchez
Horacio Sanchez
CEO, Resiliency Inc.
A New Bias: The Poverty Problem
January 11, 2021

The patterns associated with poverty in America have created a new bias in the school setting. It is difficult for teachers to see a Black student and not subconsciously associate them with the behaviors commonly exhibited by low socioeconomic students, and research confirms this.

  • Poverty
  • Social-Emotional Literacy
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Jenny Gomez
Sales Executive, Voyager Sopris Learning
Three Simple Ways to Reclaim Focus in 2021
January 6, 2021

How can educators maintain a certain sense of well-being at the start of the new year given legitimate fears about health and safety, educational gaps, and a social and emotional disconnect from students? How do we put 2020 in the past (where it belongs) and look to a happier, healthier 2021?

  • 2020
  • Self-Care