The initiative this year is you!

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with instructional coach and podcaster, Suzanne Dailey from Teach Happier. Her timely work explores the science of positive psychology to help us better recognize and acknowledge when we are in a “hard life season,” so we can show up in better ways for the important people in our lives. Since Spring 2020, educators have been presented with many challenges related to teaching and learning through the Covid-19 pandemic while also balancing their concerns for the safety and health of themselves and their loved ones. 

Educators have risen to the occasion and met these challenges with grace, ingenuity, and resourcefulness time and time again. However, the constant need for flexibility, changes to scheduling and planning, and added emotional strain can leave a person feeling less resilient and more exhausted.  Join Suzanne and our OPL Team as we discuss how small shifts can provide big gifts to all of us as we try to increase our happiness both personally and professionally using rational optimism. 

Click below to listen to our podcast session with Suzanne Dailey, explore her resources and more!

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More from the sel team

One of the forerunners in high-quality, evidence-based SEL is CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning).  CASEL’s Framework uses five interrelated areas of competency to establish the skills, habits, and mindsets developed via SEL to foster equitable learning environments.

Check out our SEL in Practice posts!

Self-Awareness (CASEL Framework)

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Self-Management (CASEL Framework)

SELF-MANAGEMENT According to CASEL, self-management is the ability to manage one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively...

Responsible Decision-Making (CASEL Framework)

RESPONSIBLE DECISION-MAKING According to CASEL, responsible decision-making is the ability to make caring and constructive...
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Relationship Skills (CASEL FRAMEWORK)

Relationship Skills According to CASEL, relationship skills are the abilities to establish and maintain healthy and supportive...
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Social-Awareness (CASEL FRAMEWORK)

SOCIAL AWARENESS According to CASEL, social awareness is the ability to understand the perspectives of and empathize with...
Social Emotional Learning

Introduction to SEL

Welcome to Introduction to Social and Emotional Leanring (SEL) designed to support teachers, administrators and school staff on...

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