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Closing the Gap Conference
April 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - April 22, 2021 @ 3:30 pm| $10 – $35
“Whole Educators, Whole Students: The Critical Need for Adult Social-Emotional Development”
Schools and educators across the country are fighting an uphill battle. Toxic stress created by poverty, insecure relationships or other traumatic events impede children’s learning capacities before they even enter school or come into contact with a teacher. Every single day, teachers grapple with the significant emotional labor required to absorb student trauma, deal with challenging interpersonal situations, and manage their own and others’ feelings. For many of these teachers, it is simply too much to handle and they leave the profession. A growing number of schools hope that adopting curricula or programs to develop students’ social and emotional skills will be the answer….but what about the educators themselves? Sharing research from child development, psychology, and interpersonal neurobiology, FuelEd Founder, Megan Marcus, will describe how developing educators’ emotional intelligence, emotional availability, and emotional capacity can build the kinds of relationships that studies show heal trauma, promote brain growth, and produce optimal learning.
• Professional: $30
• Professional (after April 9): $35
• Undergraduate Student/Retirees: $10
To register, please visit: http://conferenceservices.siu.edu/conferences/closing-the-gap.php