These are challenging times for teachers, and CEA is here to make things easier. You’re invited to three free virtual events over the next week designed to help you minimize stress, maximize tools for distance learning, and gain deeper insights into social emotional learning.
- Manage online instruction and connect with your students using Google Classroom
- Bring your mind and body into mindfulness with a local yoga teacher
- Learn about emotional regulation strategies for the classroom, teacher stress, and more from a renowned local expert
Thursday, April 2, from 3:30 to 4:30pm
Are you comfortable using Google Classroom? Are you doing all you can to engage and teach your students using this platform? CEA members are invited to a free webinar that will help you improve your knowledge of Google Classroom and ultimately the learning environment for your students.
Stamford teacher Ellie Kousidis will lead this timely training for Connecticut teachers, helping you learn to use Google Classroom to create lessons, manage coursework, organize, distribute, and grade assignments, boost collaboration, provide feedback, and foster better communication with your students.
Friday, April 3, from 4 to 5:00pm
Register by 9am on Friday
Strengthen, stretch, and destress in this yoga class designed for teachers. We’ll work out the kinks from sitting at a screen for long hours. Put your overworked, overthinking brain aside and experience the joy of movement. We’ll start by moving on the waves of breath, which is an awesomely soothing activity, and then spend time on yoga poses, aligning the body for evenness and harmony as we explore sensations of grounding, balancing, lifting, opening, and finding solace. Modifications are offered to attempt to meet all levels of experience. Short meditations and breathing techniques to calm the mind round out our physical practice. Watch yourself transform from frazzled to serene.
Thursday, April 9, from 4 to 5:00pm
In uncertain times, it is easy to feel out of balance emotionally. Join Dr. Marc Brackett, director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, for a webinar on helpful emotion regulation strategies, Thursday, April 9th at 4pm EDT. Dr. Brackett will discuss how we can address some of the unhelpful ways we deal with our emotions, and use evidence-based strategies to achieve greater overall well-being.
The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence conducts research and offers training that supports people of all ages in developing emotional intelligence and the skills to thrive and contribute to society. The Center works with district and school leaders and educators to support the systemic implementation of SEL (social and emotional learning) and foster SEL skills in all stakeholders. The goal of the Center’s work is leveraging emotions to create healthier and more equitable, innovative, and compassionate communities. RULER is the school-based approach to SEL developed at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence that is being implemented in over 200 CT schools.