Presented by Jonathan C. Erwin, M.A., Independent Educational Consultant, Senior Faculty Member of the William Glasser Institute, and Instructor for the Bureau of Education and Research
Sponsored by Free Spirit Publishing
Nearly every educator can think of a student who has the intellectual ability to succeed in school but fails or falls behind because of a lack of social-emotional skills. These students may not be able to focus, listen, control impulses, self-motivate, or self-regulate, which naturally prevents them from learning and performing to their full potential. However, students become totally engaged when they are learning about their favorite subject—themselves. And one of the greatest benefits of integrating social-emotional learning (SEL) with ELA and social studies is that it is student-centered.
In this edWebinar, Jonathan Erwin, M.A., provides a research-based rationale for teaching SEL, shares lessons that teach specific SEL skills, and shows how you can use SEL content to satisfy state standards. Leverage Erwin’s 30-plus years in education to learn how SEL can be an excellent vehicle for satisfying the requirements of your state’s ELA standards in addition to improving students’ attitudes and behaviors. This webinar will benefit ELA and social studies teachers grades 3-12, counselors, social workers, and youth empowerment leaders.
About the Presenter
Jonathan C. Erwin, M.A., has been a middle and high school English teacher, professional development specialist, college professor, and director of a federally funded character education program. He currently is an independent educational consultant, a senior faculty member of the William Glasser Institute, and an instructor for the Bureau of Education and Research. Jon’s work focuses on providing research-based approaches to teaching, managing, counseling, and training that appeal to intrinsic motivation and help children and adults develop physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially.
His most recent work involves creating a school and classroom culture based on emotional and physical safety, positive and trusting relationships, student-centered instruction, and social-emotional learning (including mindset and grit). Jon is the author of The Classroom of Choice (ASCD, 2004), Inspiring the Best in Students (ASCD, 2010), and The School Climate Solution (Free Spirit Publishing, 2016). His seminars provide teachers and school leaders with practical tools and strategies they can use to improve student learning, behavior, and achievement.
Free Spirit is the leading publisher of learning tools that support young people’s social-emotional health and educational needs. We help children and teens think for themselves, overcome challenges, and make a difference in the world.