We were delighted to host Miriam Miller on January 25, 2019 at the SET-BC Provincial Centre in Vancouver. She presented an all day professional learning session entitled “Infusing Social Emotional Learning (SEL) into our Classrooms and Schools”.
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) has long been recognized as a “missing piece” in education that can support students’ personal, social, and academic success and well-being. This session bridged theory to practice exploring the key skills of SEL, their associated outcomes, and ways in which educators can effectively integrate SEL skills into their instructional practice. Through interactive activities and reflective dialogue with colleagues, this session provided opportunities to consider how SEL aligns with BC Curriculum’s Core Competencies, ways to infuse SEL across curricula and disciplines (e.g. literacy and numeracy), and practical strategies to integrate core SEL practices into the very ecosystem of classrooms and schools. Educators walked away with a deeper understanding of current practices of SEL, as well as several key strategies they can now take and try in their classrooms.
About Miriam Miller
Miriam Miller is an educational and research consultant committed to bringing social and emotional learning (SEL) to the forefront of the education community. Miriam works with educational institutions and organizations to support on-going professional learning in the areas of emotional literacy, school and classroom climate, and intervention/prevention initiatives. Miriam is a senior coach and trainer with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence at Yale University and a researcher with the Social, Emotional, and Educational Development lab at the University of British Columbia. The combination of Miriam’s background as an educator, and her current role as a researcher, allows her to dynamically present research-to-practice in especially relevant ways for educators.