Social-Emotional Learning Professional Learning

  • FORM learning partnerships with students that lead to co-teaching and co-learning, where voices and choices matter
  • DISCOVER policies and practices to work with students experiencing trauma
  • EXAMINE strategies to give disenfranchised students a sense of belonging
  • REIGNITE the passion that first drew you to education, and prioritize self-care for yourself and your students

Our On-Site Professional Development for Social and Emotional Learning

Create a supportive school community that meets every student’s learning needs academically, socially, and emotionally. Our experts will equip you with a customized toolkit of strategies for navigating competing priorities and building meaningful learning experiences across grade levels and subject areas.

Where are you on your professional learning journey?

Your school or district is ready to start building expertise with Social-Emotional Learning professional development. See one-day services

You need specialized professional learning services to continue deepening your expertise with Social-Emotional Learning. See two-to-four-day services

You’re a high-functioning team looking to sustain your expertise, leadership, and achievement through Social-Emotional Learning. See multi-day services

Your Goal

Building Your Skills

One‑Day Services

Supporting Teacher Efficacy Through Self-Care and Wellness

Recent research shows that 93 percent of teachers report high levels of job-related stress. Not only is this a concern for our educators, but it’s a serious problem for our students as well. Students with stressed-out teachers have more behavior issues, and those students have lower overall achievement. This workshop explores easy-to-implement wellness hacks that will positively impact both the adults and the students in your building or district.

  • Review the four seasons of a typical school year and how to help yourself and your staff members thrive through each phase.
  • Explore multiple self-care/wellness hacks that are easy to implement at both the personal and professional level and correlate to the phases of the school year.
  • Discover new ways to motivate and inspire your staff so they can lead by example for their students.

Your Goal

Deepening Your Skills

Two‑to‑Four‑Day Services

Maximizing Student Engagement

Discover how to use Questing—a contemporary pedagogy tailored to a student’s interests, needs, and abilities—to develop critical thinking, collaboration, and self-direction. Educators can engross students in emotionally gripping and compelling learning experiences, engage them with actionable targets and goals, and promote collaboration in online and physical spaces.

  • Form learning partnerships with students that lead to co-teaching and co-learning, where voices and choices matter.
  • Explore the three main design types—(1) inquiry, (2) network, and (3) game—through which students can Quest.
  • Investigate the design decisions involved in identifying a Quest, determining checkpoints, and helping students reflect on their Quest.

Two-for-One Teaching: Integrate Social-Emotional Learning into Academic Instruction

Learn to use the academic tasks students already do as opportunities for them to explore and enact their values.

  • Understand how to develop a classroom culture of willingness and empowerment.
  • Practice using protocols that incorporate values work into academic units.
  • Explore some of the psychology of how to help students discover and do what matters to them.
  • Learn how to structure units to incorporate social-emotional learning (SEL) into every stage of learning.

Reclaiming Youth at Risk: Developing Strengths in All Students

The need for belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity are core principles of social and emotional learning.

  • Study the hazards facing youth at risk: relational trauma, failure as futility, powerlessness, and loss of purpose.
  • Explore this unique relational, strength-based approach for reclaiming discouraged or alienated youth.

Cultivating a Positive School Community Through the Foundational Practice of Mindfulness

Build compassionate classrooms and mindful schools that prioritize and balance both learning and well-being.

  • Explore the theory behind mindful and compassionate education practice, including the interrelated nature of physiology, cognition, emotions, and mindfulness for students.

Supporting the Whole Child Through Reflective School Leadership

By reenergizing your commitment to ongoing leadership development and engaging both/and rather than either/or thinking for numerous decisions, we can transform schools so students flourish academically while also meeting their social and emotional learning needs.

  • Study the 12 lenses of school leadership—core educational leadership responsibilities that are essential for leading whole-child schools.

Your Goal

Sustaining Your Skills

Multi‑Day Services

Embedded Coaching

Reach your social and emotional learning goals with targeted support from our coaches. Our on-site experts will provide specific direction based on your school or district’s unique challenges, empowering every educator to create a collaborative environment where students feel engaged and motivated. Help your school achieve proficiency and efficacy for all students using evidence-based pedagogy and collaboration. In addition to reexamining their current practices, participants will explore the nature of assessment as a tool to support, learn how to involve the student in the feedback process, and understand how to promote reflective thought and evidence-based actions among learners.

Customized Services

Develop a custom learning plan designed to meet your distinct needs. This opportunity ensures that teams and individuals get the support they need through a tailor-made learning experience, with hands-on activities and practical strategies to develop learners’ emotional and social skills as thoroughly as their academic skills.

Featured Social-Emotional Learning Presenters