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Webinar: An Introduction to Social and Emotional Learning
May 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
This webinar is open to both active tutors as well as tutors completing our application process. However, it does not substitute for the mandatory in-person Tutor Training required of new applicants. Please refer to our event calendar to register for a Tutor Training.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Research shows that Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) leads to increased academic performance, improved behavior, and positive outcomes related to children’s long-term mental, physical, and economic well-being. This webinar will provide an introduction to SEL and the reasons why it is so important for children and teens experiencing homelessness. Katie will go over basic SEL strategies and best practices that can be easily used during tutoring sessions.
About the Presenter: Katie Brush is a Research Associate at the Ecological Approaches to Social and Emotional Learning (EASEL) Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she works on several research projects related to the analysis, development, and implementation of K-12 SEL programming in the US and abroad. Prior to joining the EASEL Lab in 2015, Katie served as an AmeriCorps tutor, mentor, and after school coordinator with City Year Boston, a nonprofit organization that partners with urban public schools to help students stay on track to graduate high school. Katie has an Ed.M. in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard, a B.A. in History from Tufts University, and has been a volunteer tutor with School on Wheels for one year.