More than 50 Connecticut teachers, together with CEA leaders and staff, provided compelling testimony in support of strengthening a bill on social-emotional learning.
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The Education Committee has an important hearing scheduled for Monday, and we need you to share your stories!
Monday’s public hearing will include testimony on legislation related to social and emotional learning in our schools in the form of HB 5378.
While the Education Committee’s proposal contains important pieces, it is not enough. What is truly necessary is a comprehensive approach to address student trauma and promote social emotional learning.
CEA is partnering with Dr. Marc Brackett, author, professor, and director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, to offer CEA members two free book talks on his latest book, Permission to Feel.
Dr. Brackett will discuss the critical role social emotional learning plays in improving children’s academic outcomes, enhancing their health and well-being, and promoting long-term benefits such as success in college and career.
“The needs of students today are much greater than they were 20 years ago,” said Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona during an interview on WNPR’s Where We Live Program this morning. “I don’t think that we’ve done enough to make sure that we’re providing teachers with support and professional learning to meet the demands of the students today.”
From the achievement gap to minority teacher recruitment to social and emotional learning, Cardona spoke on a number of topics. Listen to the complete interview here.
On the changing needs of students today, Cardona said, “Unfortunately, many times when we’re cutting back, and we’re cutting out reading supports, or we’re cutting out social-emotional supports, that’s what the kids need the most. We need to be looking at the staffing that we have and where we’re putting our resources to provide supports, not only for the students in the classroom, but for the teachers that have the difficult job of raising the bar, despite having needier students at times.” Read more
Institute Offers Sessions by and for Educators on Collaboration, Innovative Practices, and Social Emotional Learning
How can teacher leaders enable creativity, collaboration, and innovation in their classrooms and beyond? Come to the third annual Teacher Leader Institute May 20 at Central Connecticut State University to find out.
The day will feature three outstanding keynote speakers, Andy Hargreaves (professional collaboration), Peter Gamwell (back by demand on creativity), and Marc Brackett (social/emotional learning). Participants will also be able to choose from among 22 breakout sessions by and for teachers and administrators who will offer multiple perspectives on the role of teachers as leaders and the conditions that support them.
Early-bird registration (on or before April 15) is $60 per person, which includes food and materials. Registration after April 15 is $75 per person.
The institute is offered by CCSU in partnership with CEA, AFT-CT, and Duke University TeachHouse.