Social-Emotional Learning

If you are an educator, then you will want to add these 5 brainy SEL books to your school’s book club list pronto! Read on to find out how these books on social-emotional learning can help you as an educator.

Social-Emotional Learning

As the new school year kicks off, students arrive to newly decorated classrooms and (mostly) refreshed and reenergized educators approaching yet another new year armed with new ideas and the optimism only a new school year can bring! “It’s going to be a great year, our best year yet!” we all whisper to ourselves believing that the lessons learned from past classes paired with the information we gained from books and seminars over the summer will be the true difference makers we hope they’ll be! And we’re right on many levels. Things will be different, better, and more student-focused. However, each year, like a mother forgets the pain of childbirth, we, teachers and school staff, forget the physical and mental fatigue that inevitably comes with doing this job well. Alas, it is my suggestion that part of our strategic plan this year from school boards and superintendents to building administrators, teachers, and paraprofessionals includes a preventative plan to ensure we care for ourselves, for one another, and strive to protect school staff’s mental health and prevent burnout. In this post, we will walk through how education has changed, why support is needed, and how both administrators and educators can help.

Leadership

School Turnaround

School turnaround is a comprehensive intervention directed towards a low-performing school that produces significant gains in achievement, and readies the school for the process of transformation into a high-performing one.

It refers to the efforts being made by districts and states to improve student outcomes, build capacity, and sustain reforms. Professional development for educators and mentoring support for leaders can help them in this regard.

Professional Development

Professional development (PD) in education or educational consulting refers to a wide variety of advanced professional learning, specialized training, or formal education that intends to help teachers, educators, and administrators improve their skills, knowledge, and effectiveness.

Schools, districts, foundation grants, or private sources can shoulder the cost of professional development training. It can be delivered in person, online, through 1-on-1 interactions, or group situations. This article will discuss the importance of professional development in education.