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Social-Emotional Learning Starts with Us: SEL for Administrators and School Leaders

Monday, July 24, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Social-Emotional Learning Starts with Us: SEL for Administrators and School Leaders

Presented by Trisha DiFazio, Education Consultant, Speaker, and Author; and Allison Roeser, SEL Consultant and Author

Sponsored by Teacher Created Materials

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Research has shown that social-emotional learning (SEL) increases academic achievement, improves behavior, and contributes to the overall sense of well-being for students and teachers. However, we can’t teach what we don’t know. For that reason, SEL starts with adults. In order for administrators to create conditions for teachers and students to effectively engage in SEL, they themselves need to reflect on their personal SEL.

This edLeader Panel provides insights and ideas on how administrators and school leaders can support, empower, and inspire staff and students. Viewers:

  • Reflect and build upon their personal SEL best practices
  • Become equipped with engaging strategies to connect with staff and students
  • Deepen their understanding of how SEL can strengthen and improve academics and overall well-being

This recorded edLeader Panel benefits K-12 school and district leaders as well as teachers.

Trisha DiFazioAbout the Presenters

Trisha DiFazio is an education consultant, speaker, and co-author of Social-Emotional Learning Starts with Us: Empowering Teachers to Support Students. She is a former classroom teacher and adjunct professor in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California (USC). Trisha holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lake Forest College with a double concentration in English and Spanish, a Master of Arts in Teaching from National Louis University, an ESL Endorsement from Dominican University, and an International TEFL Certification from the International Teaching Center in Madrid, Spain. Trisha was a contributing author for TCM’s Language Power: Building Language Proficiency. She is passionate about empowering teachers, parents, and students.

Allison RoeserAllison Roeser, Master of Health Science (MHS) and Professional Certified Coach (PCC), is an SEL consultant and author for Teacher Created Materials (TCM). As an avid learner of mindfulness practices, Allison has seen firsthand the value of integrating self-awareness into professional and personal development. She has almost two decades of experience working with leaders in education, child welfare, and social change. With a master’s in health science from Johns Hopkins University, Allison’s thesis focused on increasing effective communication for early childhood educators in disadvantaged districts. Allison is currently a mentor coach at the Academy for Coaching Excellence in addition to leading workshops and training courses for schools and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), a program that advocates for foster care youth in San Francisco.

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Monday, July 24, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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