int(18) int(8) ESEA Video On Demand National ESEA Association
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Shifting Mindsets: Prioritizing Relationships & Community with Social Emotional Learning

This highly interactive session will examine the imperative for educators to embrace social-emotional learning (SEL) as a framework, an alternative way of approaching education that connects with a student's emotional level. Participants will engage in opportunities for discussion, skill-building, and reflection. This session provides powerful strategies and resources to implement immediately supporting a way to shift mindsets to positively impact school climate and culture. More than ever we need to commit to creating inclusive teaching and learning environments that meet the social-emotional needs of students and staff.

This talk was presented at:
2022 National ESEA Conference
February 2022 in New Orleans, LA
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Jasmine Watts-Freeman

For over 16 years Dr. Watts-Freeman has worked in education. Her work includes special education, social-emotional learning, culturally responsive teaching, and supporting the whole child. For the last 5 years, Dr. Watts-Freeman has worked for Collegiate Academies as a leader on the Student Support Team. In 2020, Dr. Watts-Freeman joined with her brother and other colleges at  My Wright Group LLC as an Educational Consultant.  

Heather Peterson

Ms. Peterson has 16 years of experience specifically focusing on school climate and culture: Developing tools, strategies, and professional learning to create positive climates in schools and departments Analyzing climate survey data to identify areas for enhancing a positive organizational climate Creating and implementing a social-emotional learning comprehensive plan for the school division Designing and delivering professional learning for multiple stakeholders across school division and community Using a strength-based model to work with developing leaders at various levels in Title I schools Utilizing a diagnostics tool across the division to identify strengths and opportunities Building capacity of teams to work effectively in the areas of communication and collaboration