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Culturally Responsive Teaching and SEL: Build Trust, Promote Health, and Move Students to Independent Learning
Monday, February 1, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Presented by Reva McPollom, Founder & CEO, Lessonbee; and Katie McPollom, Dean of Special Services at Achievement First & Curriculum Lead at Lessonbee
Moderated by Heather Drabant, Instructional Support, Lessonbee
Sponsored by Lessonbee
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Failing to master culturally responsive teaching and social and emotional learning can cause you and your students to experience communication breakdowns, disengagement, and failure to thrive in the current “classroom” and beyond.
In this engaging and timely edWebinar, Reva McPollom and Katie McPollom teach you simple best practices designed to take administrators, teachers, and students to their fullest potential without complicating already complex lives. Even if you feel overworked, overwhelmed, and underequipped to deal with current challenges, this presentation will make it easy for you to implement healthy changes with grace and ease.
In this recorded edWebinar, learn to demonstrate empathy by employing two simple but powerful questions and build a foundation of trust. You’ll leave with an expanded sense of what’s possible and tools to develop a healthy and inclusive classroom.
The presenters cover:
- What administrators and teachers need to be culturally responsive
- How to demonstrate empathy and how empathic listening and response can help students manage challenging feelings and situations with a higher level of success
- Creating a classroom culture where students and teachers feel safe and seen
This recorded edWebinar is of interest to teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders of all levels.
About the Presenters
Reva McPollom is a digital learning expert with 17 years of experience working in traditional and online media, and over a decade of experience as a learning and development leader and edtech entrepreneur. She is the founder and CEO of Lessonbee, an educational technology company that provides online health education for kids and teens, and principal of Reva Digital Media, LLC, an instructional design and elearning development agency. On a mission to promote health and lifelong learning, Reva created Lessonbee to transform K-12 health education through culturally relevant digital learning experiences that promote social and emotional wellbeing. Established in 2018, Lessonbee supports hundreds of schools with interactive and self-paced online courses that help students feel confident, connected, and worthy of health and success. Reva has a master’s degree in instructional technology and media from Teachers College, Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Media Studies from Rutgers University.
Katie McPollom has more than 15 years of experience in education—as both a teacher and school leader in U.S. schools as well as international NGO experience in India. She started her career as a high school French teacher in St. Louis, MO and built strong relationships with students both inside and outside the classroom through coaching volleyball and traveling abroad with students. She loves coaching and developing teachers and has worked as a teacher coach with Teach for America, the director of education with Kranti, an NGO in Mumbai, India, and has spent the last eight years as a school leader with Achievement First in Brooklyn, NY and New Haven, CT. She believes that we must understand and acknowledge history in order to change the present and that students thrive when teachers are culturally responsive. Katie studied biology and French at Indiana University, has a master’s in education administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and a master’s in race, ethnicity, and postcolonial studies from the London School of Economics.
About the Moderator
Heather Drabant is a writer and story enthusiast from Washington State who loves crafting memorable experiences, blogging, and reading. She is a Praxis alumna and a lover of all things in the self-directed learning sphere. She opted out of college and started building her career instead, starting with Lessonbee, where she’s happily writing scripts.
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