Kim Schonert-Reichl, PhD
Educating the Heart: Social Emotional Learning for Creating Connection
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What You'll Learn
Learn what the 5 competencies of Social Emotional Learning are and how they can be intentionally incorporated into educational curriculum
Hear why SEL is necessary to promote positive qualities like empathy, compassion and resilience, and why it belongs in schools as secular characteristics to develop in every student
Understand how mindfulness can mitigate stress in learning environments and grow compassion and connection among students and staff
About Kim Schonert-Reichl, PhD
Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl is an Applied Developmental Psychologist and a Professor in Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the Director of the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP). Before beginning her graduate work, she was a middle school teacher and a high school teacher for at-risk youth. Known as a world renowned expert in the area of social and emotional learning (SEL), Dr. Schonert-Reichl is the recipient of many outstanding achievement awards for her research. Dr. Schonert-Reichl serves as an advisor to the British Columbia (BC) Ministry Education, an Expert Advisor to the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development’s (OECD) Education 2030 initiative, a Board Member of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), an advisor to UNESCO’s Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) on SEL, a member of the Educational Testing Service’s panel on research, and an advisor to the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education.
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About Rona Wilensky, PhD
Rona Wilensky is Director of Mindfulness Programs at PassageWorks Institute where she teaches SMART in Education, a mindfulness program for educators. From 1992- 2009 she was founding principal of New Vista High School, an innovative public high school of choice in Boulder, Colorado. She is a Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute and was member of the Leadership Council of the Garrison Institute’s Initiative on Contemplative Teaching and Learning. Rona holds a B.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University and taught that subject at Williams College and the University of Denver in the early 1980’s.
Check out Rona's work at PassageWorks.