ConnectEd: Social-Emotional Learning It Begins with UsPrint Page
Thursday, May 20, 2021
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm Central
Virtual Learning Session
Social-emotional learning is a continuous learning process where we (both children and adults) develop and practice skills that help us to become more caring, collaborative, empathetic, and confident members of our communities – contributing our own unique and diverse skills and perspectives to those around us.
For children to be healthy and happy learners, they must feel safe and supported through a nurturing relationship with a trusted adult. How do we become nurturing adults while also balancing work, family, finances, and other aspects of daily life? By taking time to nourish ourselves. SEL must be woven into the fabric of education, both at school and at home, with adults role modeling these actions and behaviors. It requires us to look within ourselves and become aware of what we are good at (and not so good at) and opportunities to grow so that we can identify SEL practices that support our unique needs. Adults can foster the development of their own social-emotional skills by prioritizing self-care, building healthy relationships, and discovering and practicing ways to better manage stress and different emotions. We can’t pour from an empty cup. As we fill ours, we can better support our children by modeling these skills in action and creating a space where they feel empowered to do the same.
In this session, we are taking a look at adult social-emotional learning, its importance, and the role it plays in developing safe and supportive learning environments and nurturing relationships, and exploring strategies that we can use to foster our own social-emotional growth.
3:30 PM (ET), 2:30 PM (CT), 1:30 PM (MT), 12:30 PM (PT).
This webinar will be archived for those unable to attend the live session. You will receive information about future sessions from Action for Healthy Kids.
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