SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING FOR LEADERS:
WHY IT MATTERS
Teaching is an incredibly stressful job.
A 2013 Gallup poll found that teaching is among the most stressful jobs in the nation, second only to nursing. And that was before the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered classrooms, sent students home, and forced teachers to adopt entirely new methods of engaging students in the virtual, distance-learning environment that followed. In fact, a recent survey found that a staggering 78% of all public school teachers experience significant work-related stress.
That’s why the importance of SEL – social and emotional learning – cannot be overstated, not just for students, but for the teachers who strive every day to develop engaging lessons and provide emotional guidance and support in an uncertain world.
On September 21, authors James Bailey and Randy Weiner, both seasoned and successful educators, joined us to discuss the importance of social and emotional learning for educators, and explain how big picture connections and support structures along emotional paths can lead to better learning and working environments for educators.
James and Randy’s book, The Daily SEL Leader: A Guided Journal, a collection of brief, thought-provoking daily reflections meant to emphasize a leader’s social and emotional awareness as the key to reinvigorating, renewing, and sustaining any learning community.
NeoSTEM holds a virtual, open forum at 4:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday each month, and encourages everyone to join in the conversation. Our next meeting is on October 5 2021, and you can register for the meeting here.
For more information, contact Dr. Alyssa Lenhoff-Briggs at firstname.lastname@example.org, or John Roszczyk at email@example.com. Please contact John if you’d like a list of regular meeting attendees, their organizations, and email addresses.