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Professional Development in Rethink Ed’s Social Emotional Learning Relates to Less Educator Stress and Burnout and Better Perceptions of Well-Being and School Connectedness
Teacher burnout and stress can affect their well-being and sense of belonging in the workplace. This can lead to poor attendance, attrition, and lower student outcomes. Building Social Emotional competencies may lead to increased confidence, school connectedness, better relationships with peers and students, and more productivity. This study looked at the ratings of educators on their feelings about stress, burnout, well-being, and job satisfaction. Completion of Rethink Ed SEL professional development modules were compared to these ratings. Overall, educators who completed more PD modules reported more positive ratings than those who did not complete the PD modules. The relationship between empowering teachers in SEL and their overall well-being, job satisfaction, and teaching effectiveness are discussed.
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The Power of Educators and Families: Joining Forces for Children’s Social and Emotional Learning
Though we know that children are far more likely to achieve in school when parents are involved, how can educators and families build a healthy, collaborative partnership? In this webinar, we’ll talk about families’ roles in children’s Social and Emotional development. What are the practical possibilities? Drawing upon the latest research and translating findings into the practical, everyday realities of school life, we’ll discuss how educators can use current structures and supports for social and emotional learning in school to allow parents a voice, choice, and significant role in contributing to their child’s learning.
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SEL FOR EVERYONE: Promoting Essential Social and Emotional Skills in Special Education
Individuals with a social emotional learning difference such as autism benefit greatly from supports to enhance social emotional engagement. By creating a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) that supports all learners, we can create a place where all learners actively engage in their learning experiences. In this webinar we will explore practical tools for how to identify what works to enhance learner engagement. We will also examine resources from the Social Emotional Engagement Knowledge and Skills (SEE-KS) framework that provide educators with a focus on ensuring learning strategies to promote access, engagement and expression of learning across various stages of development.
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Supporting Students in Rural Settings
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Beyond Compliance: Ensuring Individual Success in Special Education
In this webinar, Dr. Hulett will discuss current issues and barriers facing special education with relation to true individualization. Participants will explore best practices and what educators can do to ensure every child is receiving a well-crafted, appropriately ambitious, and reasonably implemented educational program. In particular, this webinar will explore the unique IEP needs of children with behavioral disorders and challenges.
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Beginning the Conversation: Criminal Justice and Autism Spectrum Disorder
This webinar will provide an overview of the intersection between autism and the Juvenile and Criminal Justice System., how characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are sometimes implicated in people engaging in behaviors that reach the level of criminal offense and the vulnerabilities of people on the spectrum once inside the system. The webinar will finish with resources and strategies to prevent contact with the legal system.
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The Power of Addressing the Whole Child: Social and Emotional Learning Skills for Life