NEW! Social and emotional teaching and learning is not actually new. We have always taught the whole child; it is impossible to do otherwise. However, we may be able to better integrate social-emotional learning into our classroom practices if we are deliberate and knowledgeable about the how, what and why of it.
The key is to embed social and emotional practices into our content and curriculum.
This workshop will support teachers in the knowledge and understanding of methods to actively teach and support social and emotional skill attainment for our students as a support to content teaching as opposed to in addition to content teaching. During this learning experience, teachers, administrators and other education professionals will learn evidence-based methods to integrate social and emotional practices into their content curriculum which will support a positive and safe learning environment where students are engaged in learning.
Dr. Maura Hart has over 25 years of experience supporting teachers and administrators in their professional learning journeys in her work with classroom teachers, school and district administrators, education graduate study students, and pre-service teachers. She also facilitates teams at the school, district, and state levels in the selection and implementation of Evidence Based practices within a cycle of continuous improvement. Currently, Maura is an independent Education Consultant for Lean-In Consultants based in New Hampshire, a Leadership Development and Research Project Director with the SWIFT Education Center at the University of Kansas, and an Adjunct Faculty member in the Education Department at Antioch University in Keene, NH. She is passionate about supporting all students to learn in the general education classroom and has focused her work on this objective throughout her career. Dr. Hart began her career as a middle and high school Language Arts and English teacher in NH and VT. She lives on a small farm (which is really just expensive Petting Zoo) in Plainfield, NH with her husband and 3 teenage daughters. In her spare-time she teaches Jazzercise, hikes in the woods, skis both downhill and cross country, and spends as much time with her family as she can.