Educator SEL

Feb 8 2021

The Power of the Pause: The Value of Self-Reflection & Social-Emotional Learning for Educators

By |2021-02-08T13:34:56-05:00February 8th, 2021|

The more time we invest in ourselves, as educators, the more we can give to students. The richer our interactions and relationships can become when we get better acquainted with ourselves. At the risk of sounding cliché about self-improvement, it is powerful to spend our time taking care of ourselves. The world of education can be chaotic on a good day and now the chaos has turned up a few thousand notches as we navigate COVID, student mental health, missing assignments, student absences, and ever- changing rules/guidelines.

Jul 21 2020

Meeting the Moment: From Stress Response to Connection Response

By |2020-10-29T19:37:01-04:00July 21st, 2020|

These days, I am constantly reminded by the elementary-aged kiddos whom I counsel (now via Zoom), each week that they want to show me their world (including their real and imaginary pets), they want me to meet them with curiosity, to connect, and they want my full presence. In the words of one of my 3rd graders, “Ms. Pam, I feel like you’re the only one who really listens to me, like, you get me”.

Jun 25 2020

Every Educator Should Have a Counselor

By |2020-10-31T01:59:27-04:00June 25th, 2020|

Often the focus of the concept “Social-Emotional Learning” is geared towards our students. Most educators have acknowledged the fact that students have a challenging time learning to the best of their capacity when their social-emotional needs are not being met. What about the educators themselves? When do the educators get to process the secondary trauma that is often occurring throughout the day?

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