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SSN Meeting "Planning for Sustainability of SEL from the Start: Lessons from the Field" - Shared screen with speaker view
Leighann Garland, Tech Asst.
19:23
Welcome everyone!
Nicole Trainor
25:13
excited & tired
Jennifer Parks
25:13
overwhelmed but optimistic
Danielle Sandler
25:14
I'm having trouble with my audio so I'm feeling very anxious not hearing the first part of this discussion lol
Corby Swan
25:15
Rushed and blessed
Monica King
25:15
productive
Christine Pollinger
25:17
Overwhelmed and tired
Teresa Macaluso
25:20
busy busy
Joy Tenga
25:22
Stressed and blessed
jess Sokol
25:25
Happy but stressed
Daisy I Rocha
25:27
Tired but productive
Jaime Walker
25:28
Overwhelmed
Melanie Sambataro
25:29
Energized and stressed
Andrea Sadow
25:35
overwhelmed but appreciative for this!
Laura Simonyan
25:36
At peace
April Kelly-Winston
25:39
overwhelmed at times but happy
CHRISTINA KRAFT
25:49
accomplished and able to focus
Sydnie Burnett
25:54
Tired but appreciative
Danielle Sandler
44:00
I like the idea to put SEL within and not on to teachers. It can be easily infused in Morning Meeting discussions that are already in the schedule.
Nicole Trainor
44:14
because if you can get teachers to buy into the idea of it's already something they are doing on some level and it is not something new or another thing they have to add, they are less resistant.
Melissa Cosgrove
44:15
Allow staff to recognize it is not "one more thing" but something that is already part of the day and we want to highlight this!
Joy Tenga
44:16
Help provides safety and structure for students and becomes ingrained as part of the culture
Andrea Sadow
44:17
SEL language and discussions become part of the day, every day.
CHRISTINA KRAFT
44:19
new initiatives tend to die/pushed out by another initiatives
Bill Cole
44:49
Teachers often feel overwhelmed by all they have to do already, but I once heard a very elegant way to describe SEL in this context: If a teacher says my plate's already full. A good response is SEL IS the plate.
Dan Schiller
44:54
We don't move through the world separate from our SEL, our SEL helps create the space for thriving and so IN makes great sense
Corby Swan
44:55
When you deal with schools, it has the propensity for teachers to think that it is just "one more thing."
Joy Tenga
49:35
There was no buy in by stakeholders.
Danielle Sandler
49:38
Person implementing is might be less invested
Dan Schiller
49:39
resource investment gives it value
Teresa Macaluso
49:46
not as invested in the process, easy to fall by the wayside
CHRISTINA KRAFT
49:49
it becomes a checkbox
Jennifer Parks
49:49
people don't get personally invested
Corby Swan
49:51
Perhaps there is no substance to the implementation.
Bill Cole
49:53
It's not as embedded in the community
Teresa Macaluso
50:37
just checking off boxes if it's that easy
Bill Cole
01:02:15
I think a lot of the narrative in society about teachers these days can be an obstacle to feeling validated.
Ann-Marie Carey
01:07:14
please do not put me in a breakout
Ann-Marie Carey
01:07:17
thanks
Daisy I Rocha
01:13:22
Sorry, we had a fire drill and I had to step away
Joy Tenga
01:14:36
Research based/Evidence based for the buy in.
Andrea Sadow
01:14:59
Peer leaders implementing programs brings more buy in from students
Bill Cole
01:15:03
I think some top-down influence can be helpful. If the principal prioritizes SEL for the school, teachers will likely follow
Daisy I Rocha
01:15:08
The perils of working in a school
Denise Brewer
01:15:12
We spoke about having an accountability piece from the top down being helpful. Also truly including every stake holder in the process of picking how to implement it.
Christine Pollinger
01:15:50
I didn’t have an opportunity to share bc I got pulled into a student crisis, but I think ownership comes when you can demonstrate to teachers that they are already incorporating SEL practices into their classroom, they are just not identifying it as SEL. And then giving the teachers lots of positive reinforcement for continuing to incorporate and expand on their SEL practices.
Andrea Sadow
01:15:52
Piloting with specific teachers, then those teachers support their grade level colleagues.
Teresa Macaluso
01:15:57
from a mental health clinician's perspective, educating faculty/staff that SEL can be prevention of more serious or concerning behaviors or coping
Christine Pollinger
01:18:08
Great metaphor
Teresa Macaluso
01:27:02
this school year we added multiple posters throughout the building listing our district's core values - respect, serving, giving, empathy, integrity and trustworthy. We did mini, interactive lessons on each value in the summer transition program for incoming ninth graders.
Jennifer Parks
01:34:37
Thank you so much! Have to go lead my after school club. Have a great afternoon!