Best Practices to Support Teacher SEL

    Tuesday, March 22, 2022
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Eastern Time

    Social-emotional learning has been proven to be an essential part of students' education, especially in light of the past years. However, the benefit of SEL is not limited to the students in our classrooms. Educators also benefit from the integration of a robust SEL program at a school-wide level.

    Many of the same strategies and resources we use with our students can also help education staff understand and utilize strategies to manage stress and anxiety—some of the leading causes of professional burnout. 

    Join Branching Minds and Vivensity’s imSparked SEL program as we discuss resources and strategies specifically designed to support educator SEL. In this one-hour webinar, we will: 

    • Define SEL as it applies to educators 

    • Discuss how educator SEL is integrated into an MTSS framework 

    • Review SEL programs and resources that provide support for educators

    • Provide research-based SEL strategies specifically targeting teachers and support staff


    About the presenters: 

    Preeti Shrikhande - Round headshotsPreeti Shrikhande:
    As the founder and CEO of Vivensity and imSparked, Preeti Shrikhande has conducted extensive research into best practices of applying SEL skills into the daily lives of students and teachers. The imSparked program supports districts across the country to empower the next generation of students with the life skills they need to live a balanced and meaningful life. Prior to founding Vivensity, Preeti worked for prominent technology companies, including Sun, Paypal, Rational, Broadvision, and Compubahn. Applying her experience in technology and statistics, Preeti, with the team at Vivensity, utilizes edtech to facilitate social-emotional learning for students, educators, and communities.


    Mollie elongated headshot 2Mollie Breese:
    Mollie Breese is the Content Manager at Branching Minds. She helps streamline the support library, so schools can identify and access the interventions they need to support student success. She researches the newest strategies, activities, and programs to add to the robust library, providing a wealth of resources for partner schools. Prior to joining Branching Minds, Mollie worked in the classroom as an English teacher, Reading teacher, and ESL instructor. Mollie earned her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Missouri, and her M.A. in English Literature from the University of Glasgow.