How to Reduce Student Stress to Increase Reading Performance Is Live In
Getting to the Heart of Effective Reading Instruction with Social-Emotional Learning
Continues on March 9th FOUR-PART WEBINAR SERIES 4 PM EST
About the Event
As an educator, we know that this past year has been stressful for you. You've had to shift from teaching in your warm and inviting classroom to a computer screen—and possibly back and forth between the two. Nobody would blame you if you've started to feel overworked and burned out. Add your students to the equation, and their needs have only added to your stress. We want to help! We feel both teachers and students are due for some relief.
We can’t end the pandemic, but, we can provide you with some expert advice and strategies that will empower you to:
* reduce your own stress levels
* implement principles of social-emotional learning in your classroom
* help your students experience less stress during learning activities
* foster higher levels of optimism for both educators and students
* increase student performance on reading and other learning tasks
By learning these strategies, you will find immediate benefit for your own life and in working with each of your students. These strategies are especially important for your struggling readers and students who are dealing with difficult circumstances. It’s time to increase the power of social-emotional learning in your classroom!
Join us for this free four-part webinar series starting Tuesday, February 9th at 4 PM ET. If you wish to learn more about each topic, you can catch a podcast episode with the presenters the week after each webinar airs. By registering for this series, you will receive email updates and notifications about each webinar and podcast episode.
Dr. William Blake
Shantell Berrett, M.A.
Director of Training and Presenting
Carrie Drake Saunderson, M.A.
Positive Psychology Practitioner
Here is the full schedule for this webinar series
Tuesday, February 9 | 4 PM ET
Power Up Your Reading Instruction By Becoming Stress Resilient, Pt. 1
Dr. William Blake will cover what stress is, how we physically respond to stress, and how you can keep your physical responses in balance to maintain a healthy baseline.
Shantell Berrett Blake, MA, will cover routines and resources that help teachers reduce stress as they adapt to virtual instruction and implement new reading initiatives.
Tuesday, February 23 | 4 PM ET
Power Up Your Reading Instruction By Becoming Stress Resilient, Pt. 2
Carrie Drake Saunderson, MA, will discuss the mental side of stress and how to use positive psychology to reframe your perceptions and build resilience to stress.
Tuesday, March 9 | 4 PM ET
How to Reduce Student Stress to Increase Reading Performance, Pt. 1
Dr. William Blake will discuss stress management strategies that are helpful for every student. Shantell Berrett Blake, MA, will use her expertise in reading science to connect these strategies to the latest research and how these strategies can be especially impactful for struggling readers—who often experience high levels of stress in the classroom.
Tuesday, March 23 | 4 PM ET
How to Reduce Student Stress to Increase Reading Performance, Pt. 2
Carrie Drake Saunderson, MA, will discuss how to use strategies from positive psychology to help beginning and struggling readers “Learn Happy”—a program she created from her work with struggling readers and Applied Positive Psychology.
To learn more about the topics discussed in each webinar, you can catch a podcast episode with the presenters the week after each webinar airs starting February 16th. The podcast episodes will be part of Season 6 of Podclassed, hosted by Laura Axtell, M.Ed. This entire season of Podclassed will zoom into topics relating to social-emotional learning and reading.