A 10 week program exploring innovative ways to incorporate research-based, classroom-tested SEL with clarity and ease
We begin March 2, 2021
SEL Illuminated provides the philosophy, tools, and materials to effectively lead a SEL group or classroom whether in person or online. Participants learn to deliver engaging, dynamic, lessons, and are guided weekly for ten weeks to ensure that they have the knowledge and techniques to successfully implement the SocialEyes Together program.
Classroom teachers, school counselors, special education teachers, speech pathologists, school psychologists, social workers, related service providers, and private practice clinicians will benefit from this in-depth, interactive program as they learn to guide their students and clients to deeper self awareness, effective self management, and more satisfying relationships.
“I was able to incorporate hands-on strategies with my students to help them develop coping strategies, mindfulness exercises and better listening skills.
“After each weekly Social Eyes session [I led with my students], I asked students to reflect on their feelings and emotions again.
“In almost every survey, students indicated that their emotions were generally more relaxed, happy and more connected with their peers after our weekly group sessions.
“Overall, students felt more connected and that improved their engagement in their learning. This translated into better academic success during a time when the school district anticipated some challenges.
“Despite the challenges with instruction and stressors with health, our students improved! Our focus on student SEL paid off!”
– Jennifer Roberts, Special Education Teacher
The SocialEyes Together program can be effectively used in classrooms, advisory sessions, or in small groups to address IEP goals and objectives. Teachers will have the tools at hand to help students improve their ability to manage emotions and behaviors and become more focused, compassionate, and resilient.
From now until February 28th:
We explore how the pandemic, social and political fragility, and school challenges have affected both teachers and students and how we can guide others from trauma to transformation.
The second session covers procedures and practices to set up a group or classroom, tech exploration, and insights about turning disappointment into renewal.
Get comfortable looking within for guidance (to help our students do the same) as we learn mindfulness techniques, practical exercises, and get familiar with guided meditations.
We’ll dive into ways to regulate emotions, build resilience, and guide our students to increased self esteem. We will learn to recognize cognitive distortions and ways to counter them.
We will engage in practical experiences that highlight the effectiveness of applied improv as a delivery system for Social Emotional Learning.
We will review and practice activities that foster recognizing the tenants of healthy, mutually satisfying relationships and the ability to relate to people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. We’ll practice exercises that support relationship building including listening on purpose, looking on purpose, and reciprocal conversation strategies.
We’ll cover activities to become more familiar with individual thoughts, beliefs, and emotional states and how each of these directly impact behaviors and responses.
Learn simple, effective ways of regulating behaviors, actions, and emotions when faced with different demands and social pressures.
This session covers understanding and empathizing with others’ perspectives. This includes having a respectful regard and appreciation for others no matter how different they may be.
Activities to help students make good choices when interacting socially will be introduced. Using these activities, students will be able to make informed decisions and assessments about other people’s behaviors and can resist adverse social pressure.
The last session reviews highlights of SEL concepts and theories, gives participants an opportunity to create a vision for implementing the work we explored together, and culminates in inspiring activities that deepen the SEL experience.
Participants will have the opportunity to process and analyze what they’ve learned and get support with their next steps.