Conflict is a natural part of life. When we learn and practice conflict resolution, we become better problem solvers.
A rather lofty goal of this learning opportunity is the normalization of conflict. Currently, students often learn that engaging in conflict leads to punishment. Learning to approach conflict as a healthy opportunity for growth and actively developing the necessary skillset is far more productive than punishing students for engaging in conflict or seeking to avoid or escape conflict. This shift in practice is a necessary focus of school safety teams committed to establishing and maintaining a culture of equity and excellence.
Educators who value social justice establish schools that reduce exclusionary practices and foster positive social and emotional learning for students. (PSEL #3) Conflict resolution is an antidote to bullying. Many students express that they are frustrated with the amount of attention being placed on the negative behaviors, instead of teaching students ways in which they could deal with those behaviors. And…when we listen to the negative behaviors, instead of teaching students ways in which they could deal with those behaviors. And…when we listen to our students, they will tell you, “Kindness is the key for safer schools.”
This session addresses NJDOE SEL sub-competencies as well as the NJ Career Ready Practices. Attend this session to:
Audience: All Grades PK-12 Educators
Presenter(s): Sharon McCarthy, TMI-ENVISION SEL Specialist/Lead Consultant, ENVISION President
Delivery Format: Virtual
Date/Times: October 21, 2021; 12pm-3pm (EDT)
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The past year has dramatically changed all aspects of our lives. We are more keenly aware than ever that our classrooms are integral to the health and well-being of our communities. The events of the past year have brought into sharp focus that the future of education lies at the recursive intersection of Trauma – inclusive of ACEs & Chronic Stress; Social Emotional Learning (SEL); and Equity & Social Justice. To be clear, the approaches in SEL support and help heal those with the ACEs that contribute to Trauma. However, SEL is only successful in systems where Equity is valued and present. Equity is only possible when compassionate members of the system check their power, privilege and implicit bias, which is accomplished through the SEL competencies and sub-competencies. As educators, we tend to believe that all humans deserve to thrive social, emotionally, cognitively, physically, emotionally and spiritually. We have the power to make the world – specifically our learning spaces – a better place – what would you like to do? What would you like to try?
The professional and personal development in the TMI-ENVISION SEL Series enhances your ability to turn your desires into reality. We think of this SEL Series as an integrated roadmap to create and maintain learning spaces where students feel – and – are safe, connected, supported and challenged. Each session contains the recursive threads of SEL, Equity and Healing Informed practices for Trauma. Take one, take two or take them all. Think of them as the vessel to hasten your journey to become the educator you are in your heart of hearts. All of our SEL Series programs are led by Sharon McCarthy, popular TMI-ENVISION SEL Specialist/Lead Consultant, ENVISION President dynamic presenter and author.