Creating a classroom environment that develops students’ social- and emotional-learning skills.

by Leigh VandenAkker

Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

In these videos, I guide participants through discussions and activities that demonstrate how teaching social and emotional skills can reinforce and cultivate academic and interpersonal resiliency.

Part One: Introduction

In part one of the workshop, I argue that in order for students to succeed, they must be able to ask for help without fear of judgment.

Part Two: Fear is a Drag

In part two of the workshop, participants reflect on what they learned during a trust activity.

Part Three: Trust and Technology

In part three of the workshop, participants discuss one option for avoiding the distraction of cell phones in the classroom.