Why is Julio Absent Again? I Teach Biology! I Can’t do SEL, too!
When faced with chronic absentee data, how one district allowed high school teachers to own social emotional learning (SEL), build a coaching team, and create a SEL playbook of classroom practices. Teacher buy-in and ownership are crucial to the success of secondary SEL. Examine the coaching model resulting in a strong SEL team across content areas, review the unique SEL playbook created to identify supportive classroom practices using CASEL’s competencies, and discover the power of learning crosswalks. Learn how this model is being used within the district as each school creates its own living playbook and team to promote SEL in order to accomplish systems-level change.
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Dr. Molly Corey is an educator with over 21 years experience and has served as the Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction in Batavia City School district for the past 7 years. Prior to that, she was an Instructional Coordinator for Educational Services for the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership in Leroy, NY and taught in the Spencerport Central School District in Western, NY for 12 years.
Christine Merle, MPA, is an educator with over 25 years of experience in different classroom settings. With a background as a teacher in middle and high school science, she has taught, observed, trained, and coached preK through 12th grade educators in urban, rural, and suburban districts, as well as instructing adults working toward advanced degrees in the college setting. She has spent years in the research and advancement of social emotional learning and has recently started her own business, MK Consulting & Training, LLC, in order to be able to train, coach, and change teacher practice on a deeper level.