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SEL and Restorative Practices: Schoolwide Integration Strategies
Wednesday November 28, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Presented by Fatima Rogers, Principal, Charles W. Henry School, School District of Philadelphia, PA; and Jody Greenblatt, Esq., Deputy, School Climate and Safety, School District of Philadelphia, PA
Hosted by Juliet Kandel, Implementation and Training Manager, Committee for Children (creators of Second Step)
Sponsored by Second Step
Social-emotional learning (SEL) and restorative practices (RP) are positive approaches to creating a safe, supportive school climate. Both strategies give students and staff opportunities to develop and use prosocial skills that help build authentic relationships and create consistency in the school community.
Some educators see SEL and RP as separate and even duplicative approaches. In fact, the two are powerfully complementary. In this edWebinar, Fatima Rogers, a K–8 school principal, and Jody Greenblatt, a district climate and culture administrator, share:
- Real-world experiences and practical strategies for leading an integrated implementation of SEL and RP:
- Staff training
- Implementation support
- An overview of how a Tier 1 SEL program is being implemented along with restorative practices in their district
- Insights on how these approaches, when implemented together well, can help boost such outcomes as:
- Improved school climate
- Student-student and student-teacher relationships
- Reduced conflicts
- Decreases in exclusionary discipline practices such as suspensions
This recorded session will be of particular benefit to K-8 teachers and school and district leaders.
About the Presenters
Fatima Rogers is Principal at Charles W. Henry School in Philadelphia, PA. The school is implementing a comprehensive school climate strategy, including SEL and restorative practices. Fatima’s expertise as a school administrator, her inclusive leadership strategies, and her understanding that school climate is the foundation for academic success combine to make her an excellent presenter on the real-world issues and benefits of implementing SEL and RP together.
Jody Greenblatt oversees school climate and safety for the School District of Philadelphia, PA. Her team of specialists supports the district’s multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS), including integrated implementation of SEL and RP.
About the Host
Juliet Kandel has worked in SEL, violence prevention, and substance abuse prevention since 1989. Formerly a district and school-level prevention coordinator, she has been with the nonprofit Committee for Children since 2003, where she is the implementation and training manager. She supports systemic SEL implementations across the country through consultation, strategic partnerships, and professional development.
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Second Step, created by Committee for Children, is a program rooted in social-emotional learning (SEL) that helps transform schools into supportive, successful learning environments uniquely equipped to encourage children to thrive. More than just a classroom curriculum, Second Step’s holistic approach helps create a more empathetic society by providing education professionals, families, and the larger community with tools to enable them to take an active role in the social-emotional growth and safety of today’s children.
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