What Every Educator Needs to Know about Social and Emotional Learning

rethink | 5/11/2018

Social and emotional learning, or SEL, refers to evidence-based practices informed by rigorous, systematic social science that underscore the way we understand, use, and manage emotions to learn. Emotions drive how we think, pay attention, make decisions, manage our time, and countless other processes that impact how students and teachers show up in the classroom.

Scientific studies evaluating the impact of SEL programs show that these practices improve students’ academic performance, behavior, and attendance. These practices help students and their teachers form and sustain better quality relationships, and improve both students’ and teachers’ psychological health and well-being.

This webinar is appropriate for Parents, Teachers, and Educational Support Staff Audiences. 

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Define SEL and its primary instructional competencies
  2. Identify who benefits from SEL in their school community?
  3. Explore how to addresses student instructional needs.

Presented by: Christina Cipriano, Ph.D

Christina Cipriano, Ph.D. Ed. M., is an Applied Developmental and Educational Psychologist, and Jack Kent Cooke Scholar, and her research focuses on serving vulnerable youth through systematic examination of the interactions within their homes, schools, and communities to promote pathways to optimal developmental outcomes. She is currently an Assistant Professor, Service Learning Fellow, and Community Engaged Research Scholar at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where she directs a team of student and faculty researchers committed to improving achievement, health and well-being outcomes for students and teachers in classrooms serving students with diverse learning needs. Dr. Cipriano has extensive experience working in classrooms with traditionally underserved student and teacher populations, providing training to teachers and support staff, and direct instruction to students. Dr. Cipriano is the Principal Investigator of several funded research to practice projects and regularly disseminates her science in both academic journals and professional development workshops for pre-service and in-service educators and school personnel. Dr. Cipriano completed three years of post-doctoral training at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, and received her Ph.D. from the Lynch School of Education at Boston College in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology, Masters in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Certificate in Human Rights and International Justice from the Boston College Law School. You can learn more about her science at www.drchriscip.com and her practice at www.therelateproject.com