Required Preparation for

Social and Emotional Teaching and Learning

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Bring an electronic or paper copy of:

  • a written lesson you like to teach and the unit that it is part of

  • a blank report card from your school for each division

  • your school Mission, vision, philosophy or other foundational documents

  • Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) standards, including dispositions, values, beliefs or SEL skills that your school has identified

  • K-12 Service Learning or Community Service action plan, if available


Putting it All Together [linked in PDF above] The Aspen Institute: National Commission on social, emotional and academic development.

  • Focus Question: Identify and highlight in yellow the five key learnings from the reading in relation to your current school or context. Print the highlighted article and be prepared to discuss.

Don’t!  - The Secret of Self Control [linked in PDF above] by Jonah Lehrer, The New Yorker 2018

  • Focus Question: What are some ways you have helped students focus their attention or exercise self-control for optimal learning?


Learning With an Emotional Brain by Helen Immordino-Yang

  • Focus Question: What resonates for you from this video and how could it impact your teaching?


Watch a short video to prepare for your course.


Your course materials are digital. Hard copies of the materials will not be available on site.  Bring a laptop computer with appropriate adapters and wireless internet capability. Click here for more information about iPads and tablets. Chromebook users can use the free Kami extension to annotate.

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We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Pat Handly and Amy Gallie