Along with the recent growth in districts and schools dedicated to promoting SEL in their schools and communities has been the expectation that teachers are proficient in social-emotional instruction. Yet, many educators are unaware of specific strategies and approaches that should be used in their classrooms and schools to promote their students' social-emotional development. In addition, findings from recent reports highlight how many teachers are currently struggling with their own social-emotional well-being.
This webinar will outline key considerations for districts and schools looking to promote their educators' SEL as well as the SEL of their students. We will be joined by Miriam "Mimi" Seeley from Inspire SEL, who will provide an overview of their free SEL professional development program and how educators can best support their own social-emotional well-being while promoting SEL with their students.
In this webinar, participants will:
Learn about recent research related to educator social-emotional skills and their ability to effectively support student SEL
Understand how to support teacher and educator social-emotional well-being
Gain valuable insights into the Inspire SEL program and how it can be implemented in districts and schools
Miriam (Mimi) Seeley knows that Inspired teachers pave the way for Inspired students. Miriam earned her Master’s in Education degree from Arizona State University while simultaneously serving as an educator for Teach for America. She brings 8 years of elementary teaching experience to her role within the Sanford Inspire Organization. Additionally, Miriam has served as a team lead and chair for several Professional Learning Communities and has facilitated educator professional development in a variety of disciplines. At present, she is serving within the field of Operations at Sanford Harmony and Inspire, supporting educators and administrators as they interact with both the Harmony and Inspire programs.
Dr. Essie Sutton
Essie Sutton is an Applied Developmental Psychologist and the Director of Learning Science at Branching Minds. Her work brings together the fields of Child Development and Education Psychology to improve learning and development for all students. Dr. Sutton is responsible for studying the impacts of the Branching Minds on students’ academic, behavioral, and social-emotional outcomes. She also leverages MTSS research and best practices to develop and improve the Branching Minds platform.