1:00 – 5:15PM EST
Leading with Emotional Intelligence in Uncertain Times
In this Keynote, Dr. Marc Brackett and Scott Levy will highlight how school leaders can use the skills of emotional intelligence to thrive personally and both govern and manage their districts during this period of uncertainty. They will explain the five “RULER” skills of emotional intelligence and address how to ensure the emotional well-being and engagement of faculty, staff and students; manage conflict and making high stakes decisions; maintain a positive district climate across virtual, hybrid, and in person learning environments; and become stewards for change in school communities by adopting systemic social and emotional learning.
- Marc Brackett, Ph.D., Director, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Professor in the Yale Child Study Center, Co-Creator, RULER
- Scott Levy, Executive Director, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
Mindfulness for Teachers
Presented by United Health Care
Teachers play a central role in creating a classroom climate that fosters student learning and social-emotional well-being. However, we understand that teaching and managing classroom dynamics can be both taxing and stressful under the best of circumstances. In the current pandemic, teachers are now required to adapt to a new way of teaching and supporting their students, while attempting to manage their own fears and stress. As the saying goes, “You can’t pour from an empty cup”.
This workshop will help participants to understand the needs of teachers, and then help teachers “fill their own cup” so they can show up for their students from a place of strength and compassion. This workshop will support and empower teachers by re-connecting them to their life purpose, offering mindfulness tools and practical strategies to mitigate stress and maximize creativity.
Mental Health Supports for Students and Staff Through a Pandemic
Presented by Aetna
Current events have shown us that even with all the planning and preparing we can do, no one can predict what the future holds. To meet the growing needs of our communities and families through these unprecedented times, it is essential that schools are able to navigate and operate in this new environment. We know how overwhelming, stressful and confusing this all is, but the good news is you don't have to do it all alone.
This session will bring together experts from local school boards, Aetna and CVS to discuss solutions that can help districts work through these new challenges and provide a safer working environment for both teachers and students. This session will address the importance of comprehensive mental health supports; how to provide quality education in the middle of a pandemic; resources for school boards to help safely educate and support students; and resources for school employees to help navigate the stress of unforeseen circumstances.