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Understanding and Supporting Students with Mental Health and Learning Disorders

In this webinar, Dr. Myles Cooley describes various mental health and learning disorders, clarifies misunderstandings, and explains new or revised diagnoses. The session features important information about ADHD, dyslexia, autism, self-injury, trauma, and adverse childhood events. In addition, Dr. Cooley discusses the importance of social-emotional learning and culturally responsive classrooms.

Developing a Visual Learning and Teaching Toolbox

In this webinar, Dr. Susan Daniels, author of Visual Learning and Teaching, explores creative and practical strategies that enable educators to work with the foundational skills of visual learning in the classroom. Attendees build a “visual toolbox” for use in visual learning and teaching.

Flexible Grouping and Collaborative Learning: Making It Work

In this webinar, Dina Brulles, Ph.D., and Karen Brown, M.Ed., share practical strategies to successfully implement flexible grouping in order to build student collaboration and respond to students’ diverse learning needs and abilities.

What You Can Do Today to Lessen Challenging Behaviors Tomorrow

In this webinar, Michelle Salcedo, M.Ed., provides five concrete strategies early childhood teachers can implement immediately to make their classrooms more peaceful and more fun for all.

End Peer Cruelty, Build Empathy: Create Safe, Caring, Inclusive Learning Climates

In this webinar, a sought-after educational consultant offers proven, practical teaching practices that mobilize student empathy. Dr. Michele Borba shares proactive, no-cost strategies you can use the very next day in your classroom and can weave into existing lesson plans.

Cultivating Empathy: The Best Antidote to Bullying

Dr. Michele Borba’s empowering, informative presentation is brimming with real-life stories, the latest behavioral research, and simple tools to reduce bullying and inspire upstanders to speak up. Educators will leave the session ready to instill empathy in their classrooms, schools, organizations, and homes.

How to Boost Emotional Intelligence in Students

In this edWebinar, Maurice J. Elias, Ph.D., and Steven E. Tobias, Psy.D., talk about what emotional intelligence is and why and how you can build valuable EQ skills in your students. They review and demonstrate sample lessons and activities related to assessing students' EQ strengths, improving emotion recognition and management, exercising self-control, using assertive communication skills, and implementing effective problem-solving.

Using Movement for Optimal Development and Early Learning: How Smart Steps Can Make Big Strides

In this webinar, the authors of Move, Play, and Learn with Smart Steps show how easy it is to leverage movement as a learning tool, providing proven solutions for the classroom, the playground, and at home for children, birth to 7 years.

Everyday Strategies to Build a Sustainable Culture of Kindness

In this edWebinar, Christa M. Tinari, M.A., identifies key social-emotional skills, such as emotional literacy, empathy, perspective taking, and upstander skills, that can help students (and staff) show kindness even when it’s hard to do.

Emotional Intelligence in ELA and Social Studies: Integrating Social-Emotional Learning into the Curriculum in Ways that Satisfy State Standards

In this webinar, Jonathan Erwin, M.A., provides a research-based rationale for teaching social-emotional learning (SEL), shares lessons that teach specific SEL skills, and shows how you can use SEL content to satisfy state standards.

A Moving Child Is a Learning Child: How Movement Prepares the Brain to Think

In this comprehensive workshop, child development and movement authority Gill Connell and her coauthor Cheryl McCarthy explain the inseparable, learning relationship between the body and the brain while revealing the natural, common sense truths behind why kids do what they do and how kids learn how to learn.

Managing Phases of Teacher Growth in the Midst of Instructional Change: Learn, Practice, Share, and Model

In this unique webinar, Sandra Heidemann, M.S., and Beth Menninga, M.A.Ed., share helpful exercises for teachers reflecting on the teaching journey at each phase. In addition, they examine emotional reactions, explore dilemmas arising from integrating the new with the old, and identify opportunities for shared learning with peers.

Self-Regulation in the Classroom: Helping Students Learn How to Learn

In this webinar, Dr. Richard Cash discusses doable, evidence-based practices to help students engage in learning, build confidence, set and manage goals, develop habits of thinking, do effective home study, and reflect on their learning.

Fostering Confidence to Engage Students in Learning

In this webinar, Dr. Richard Cash discusses specific strategies to build and shape students’ confidence and make your classroom an enjoyable learning environment for all.

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS): School-Wide Leadership and Implementation

In this webinar, Char Ryan, Ph.D., and Beth Baker, M.S.Ed., lead you through the decision to implement PBIS in your school or district.

Motivating the Gifted but Reluctant Learner

In this webinar, Dr. Diane Heacox explores well-documented research on underlying causes of low performance and creates distinctions between non-producers, selective producers, and underachievers among the gifted populations.
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