Educators are doing the hard work along with the “heart” work of teaching. When an educator is able to effectively manage stress and their emotions, they experience an improved sense of well-being, which has a cascade of positive effects for life both inside and outside of the classroom. Self-management skills support adults and students alike, helping them manage their emotions and behaviors, seek support, and reduce stress and burnout as well as set meaningful goals. This session, featuring Trisha DiFazio and Allison Roeser of SEL & Beyond, offers an in-depth look at the SEL competency of self-management with practical ways to improve well-being amidst challenging situations.

Participants will:

  • Explore the SEL competency self-management and understand its benefits.
  • Enhance their own self-management by engaging in strategies firsthand.
  • Be equipped with easy-to-implement strategies that can be used in the classroom, at home, or online.

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About Trisha DiFazio and Allison Roeser:

Trisha DiFazio is an education consultant for Teacher Created Materials (TCM) and a former adjunct professor in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California (USC). Trisha was also a contributing author on TCM’s Language Power: Building Language Proficiency series as well as Creating Social Emotional Learning Environments. She is passionate about empowering teachers and students around social and emotional learning as well as Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching. Ms. DiFazio holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lake Forest College with a double concentration in English and Spanish, a Master of Arts in Teaching from National Louis University, an ESL Endorsement from Dominican University, and International TEFL Certification from the International Teaching Center in Madrid, Spain. As a result of studying with instructors from UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC), Trisha has experienced firsthand how practicing mindfulness contributes to one’s overall health and sense of well-being.

Allison Roeser is an education consultant, author, and leadership coach. She holds a Master of Health Science (MHS) degree from Johns Hopkins University, Professional Coach Certification (PCC) from the International Coaching Federation, and is an Academy Licensed Trainer (ALT) with the Academy for Coaching Excellence. Ms. Roeser has almost two decades of experience working with leaders in education. She is passionate about child welfare and social change. She is also a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), a program that advocates for foster care youth in San Francisco. Previously, Allison served as Deputy Director at Westat, a research organization where she directed studies focused on health and education. Allison is also co-founder of SEL&Beyond, an organization dedicated to providing SEL professional development and coaching for educators, parents, and students.

Overwhelmed and Overworked: Supporting Educators’ Well-Being

March 15, 2022 @ 3:00 pm-March 15, 2022 @ 4:00 pm