• 9700 Musick Avenue
  • St. Louis, MO, 63123
  • United States

Four face to face meetings and an online session to bring SEL strategies to your practice.

The 2019-2020 SEL cohort will offer four face-to-face meetings throughout the school year. The alternating months will involve virtual check-ins and follow-up in regards to the previous month’s topic using a private Facebook group page where we will share resources and livestream our in-person conversations for our virtual participants. The focus of this cohort will be to provide educators with a community to discuss topics related to social-emotional learning in our students and in ourselves. We will work to encourage healthy habits and coping strategies that will foster a healthy environment in and out of the classroom. Aside from focused conversations, the cohort will also be an avenue for teachers to form real-life and online connections and build a network of educators with a commitment to social-emotional growth for themselves and their students. The cohort is open to any educators who are interested in learning and growing with others personally and professionally. The work of our cohort will be grounded in the book Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators by Elena Aguilar.

Session Details:

September (Saturday 9/21 9:30-11:30 am - Grant's View Library Meeting Room 2):

SPEAKER: Amy Peach @APeachSTL, EducateSTL, Rotten Apples Podcast

Setting strong habits in and out of the classroom

Setting personal and professional goals


November (Wednesday 11/6 5:00-7:00pm - Grant's View Library Meeting Room 2)

SPEAKER: Michelle Benedict, SEL Cohort Co-Facilitator, 4th Grade Teacher, Alive&Well Ambassador

Trauma: How can we support students through the ups and downs of the holiday season?

Secondary Trauma: How can educators best cope with our students’ trauma and our own stresses


January (Date/Location TBD)

SPEAKER: Michelle Benedict, SEL Cohort Co-Facilitator, 4th Grade Teacher, Alive&Well Ambassador

Encouraging Mindfulness in ourselves and our students as the school year comes to a close

Share final thoughts and wrap-up


March (Date/Location TBD)

SPEAKER: TBD

Listening to a parent’s perspective on having children with SEL needs and working with the education system

How can we become more effective communicators in and out of school?

Choose your PD option

We will offer two membership options. A Full membership will be for those wishing to attend all face-to-face sessions which will include light food and refreshments, a copy of the book and access to all virtual conversations and content. There will also be a Virtual membership to those who are unable or do not wish to attend face-to-face meetings, but would like to listen to the conversations happening in real-time via Facebook livestream and have access to all online content (Note: Virtual membership DOES NOT include a copy of the book, but members may choose to purchase a copy separately)

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