As the world continues to deal with the impacts of a global pandemic, the social and emotional needs of students have never been starker. But what about those who work with students and teachers? Strengthening the Social Emotional Learning skills for educators who are feeling the effects of secondary trauma and stress is equally as important.

Join Kimberly and colleagues from around the world in an exploration of the five SEL competencies. Learn and practice specific strategies to improve your own SEL in the context of your professional life – and watch how these same strategies powerfully and positively influence your life outside of school, too.
Together, we will explore the research base behind each SEL skill and engage in a series of exercises (mindfulness and breath work, writing, and discussion) that will address the following questions:

Self-awareness: What are your emotional triggers? How do they impact your behavior?

Social awareness: How well can you empathize with others and view issues from multiple perspectives?

Self-management: How can you take better control of your thoughts, emotions and actions in the heat of the moment?

Relationship skills: How are you with asking for help, listening closely, and resolving conflict?

Decision-making: What strategies can you use to respond to a situation based on ethics, safety, consequences and the well-being of yourself / others?
“I just wanted to thank you for a great class. I learned many useful skills will help me in both my personal and professional life. I really enjoyed Kimberly’s energy and awesome vibes.” – EG, South Korea

“Thank you for offering such a timely professional development! I have a student who has been implementing state-shifting and breathing, and it has been transformational for him. I am very motivated to share this information with like-minded peers.” – GD, Russia

“Each session has been very helpful and has lifted my stress. The best part is to learn to analyze and look at the issues/problems from various points of view.” – AK, Japan

“Kimberly chooses the right words which helps us start thinking in the right direction. Thanks to her insight, I am becoming more self-aware and keeping a check on my emotional triggers.” – KK, India
Target Audience:
This class will be tailored to anyone who works with students and/or teachers in a (K-12) school setting and will be especially useful to administrators and school leaders. At the end of each session, participants will be asked to develop and share goals based on the exercises we engage in to practice throughout the week.
Kimberly is the founder of Inquiry Partners, author of Experience Inquiry, and former Chair of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Americas Regional Board with 30 years of experience in education. She is an award-winning instructor at the University of Washington’s College of Education in Seattle, Washington where she practices inquiry in her undergraduate courses.

Kimberly has worked in the United States, Ecuador, and Greece as an Elementary and Middle Teacher, a High School and Elementary School Principal (Diploma and PYP), a Senior Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Program Director at Teach for All in Argentina. She is currently on sabbatical researching international education systems in Kenya. She has a BA from Skidmore College in History and Philosophy and an MA from Stanford University in Educational Administration. She has two teenagers and is married to an elementary and middle school PE teacher.

5th, 12th, 19th & 26th February 2022

Four two-hour sessions on Saturday

This class is limited to 25 participants to allow for periodic whole group discussions.

Each session is for 2 hours.
London 7:00 am | Zurich 8:00 am | Dubai 11:00 am | India 12:30 pm | Hong Kong 3:00 pm | Melbourne 6:00 pm

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This workshop will be not recorded
USD 400 Per Participant
INCLUDES: Certificate of participation for 10 Professional Development hours.
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