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We can’t teach what we don’t know. Teachers, administrators, and support staff are most effective when they understand and develop their personal social-emotional capacities before addressing students. Every adult who interacts with a student is a stakeholder in that student’s success. Because the school setting includes many contexts—classrooms, hallways, cafeteria, playground, bus—fostering a healthy school climate and culture requires active engagement from all adults and students. Join Trisha DiFazio and Allison Roeser of SEL & Beyond for this webinar, where they will discuss how SEL begins with us.

Participants will:

  • Understand the benefits of each of the five SEL core competencies and how they relate to the participants’ unique role.
  • Enhance their own personal understanding of SEL by engaging in strategies firsthand.
  • Be provided with easy-to-implement strategies that can be used anytime, anywhere.

Register at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8118076298121838348

Can’t attend? Register now, and you’ll be emailed a recording of the webinar, after the live session ends, to view at your convenience!

About Trisha DiFazio and Allison Roeser:

Trisha DiFazio is an education consultant for Teacher Created Materials (TCM) and a former adjunct professor in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California (USC). Trisha was also a contributing author on TCM’s Language Power: Building Language Proficiency series as well as Creating Social Emotional Learning Environments. She is passionate about empowering teachers and students around social and emotional learning as well as Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching. Ms. DiFazio holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lake Forest College with a double concentration in English and Spanish, a Master of Arts in Teaching from National Louis University, an ESL Endorsement from Dominican University, and International TEFL Certification from the International Teaching Center in Madrid, Spain. As a result of studying with instructors from UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC), Trisha has experienced firsthand how practicing mindfulness contributes to one’s overall health and sense of well-being.

Allison Roeser is an education consultant, author, and leadership coach. She holds a Master of Health Science (MHS) degree from Johns Hopkins University, Professional Coach Certification (PCC) from the International Coaching Federation, and is an Academy Licensed Trainer (ALT) with the Academy for Coaching Excellence. Ms. Roeser has almost two decades of experience working with leaders in education. She is passionate about child welfare and social change. She is also a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), a program that advocates for foster care youth in San Francisco. Previously, Allison served as Deputy Director at Westat, a research organization where she directed studies focused on health and education. Allison is also co-founder of SEL&Beyond, an organization dedicated to providing SEL professional development and coaching for educators, parents, and students.

  • title: Social-Emotional Learning Starts with Us: Empowering Adults to Support Students (K–12)
  • date: February 1 @ 3:00 pm - February 1 @ 4:00 pm