Hello and welcome to taking a deeper dive into Emotional Intelligence practice. My name is Dr. Barbara Fatum and I am a school psychologist who specializes in Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and who has been practicing for over 30 years. I am very concerned about children’s well-being as they return to school in the Fall of 2021. With my videographer son, Mike Fatum, and my colleague, Dr. Steven Morris, our team has created a series of 12 online lessons in Social and Emotional Learning/Coping Skills. Each is designed as a complete model for how to teach an SEL lesson and topic. Each lesson has been recorded, includes videos to show during the lesson, and contains mini-lessons of skills and activities to practice the skills.
Each lesson is titled so that teachers, parents, and administrators can use the lessons as a series or as stand-alone pieces. During Distance Learning, lessons can be conducted in place of Advisory or Morning Meeting. They are designed to allow a space for children to explore and understand their feelings with their teachers and classmates. As Videos and activities are included in each online lesson, children will only need a computer, a journal, and a pen or pencil to participate. Because the lessons are on video, they can be paused to allow for discussion and practice of Social and Emotional Learning skills, allowing teachers and students to master concepts at their own pace of learning and understanding.
Each EQ4Peace Newsletter will feature a different lesson, giving the full component of 12 lessons out over the course of the next academic year. If you wish to see all of the lessons, I refer you to my web site TeachEmotion.com
Here is the link to the first lesson: “Connecting with others”