By educators, for educators. Everyday SEL is an exploration of how educators wrestle with the research, best practices, and everyday struggles to meet the ever-changing needs of our students and families, and how our relationships are central to student learning.
Responding to Systemic Injustice, Part I
In this episode we discuss the anti-Asian hate crimes occurring in our nation, similarities to other systemic injustice and oppression, and the morale imperative of educators to respond.
Our Leadership Challenge - Technical vs. Adaptive leadership in re-opening schools
In this episode, we discuss the leadership challenge of transitioning back to in-person learning. Specifically, as schools begin to welcome students back in-person, the way adults frame our tasks will be critical to how we attend to the challenges accumulated over the past year.
Breaking the Wheel - How can we work to dismantle systems of oppression within education.
In this episode we discuss the recent racially motivated mass shooting, the impact systemic racism has on students and schools, and some ideas to initiate change.
A New Normal - Preparing to welcome students back amid the stress and trauma of 2021.
In this episode we discuss the level of stress adults as well as young people are likely carrying with them as we return to in-person learning, and how leaders in the system can best prepare for the "new normal" of school.
Relationships Before Rigor: education is fundamentally human-centered
In the push to re-open schools and address the "lost learning" of the Pandemic Year, are we risking alienating students by glossing over their emotional experiences of this traumatic year?
Missing Our Bonus Pay
In our first episode of Season 2 we discuss the continuing challenges of virtual learning and virtual work, strategies for coping, and how we are missing the rewards of in person work.