As Senior Consultant with CLS, Joelle brings over 20 year of experience to our clients. She has served as a Principal for Riverside County Office of Education’s Alternative Education programs, and was an Assistant Principal and a teacher for districts in San Bernardino County. She has a Certification in Social Emotional Learning Leadership from Rutgers University, is a graduate of the UC Berkeley Greater Good Summer Institute for Educators (an SEL program), and is a Mindfulness Instructor trained through Mindful Schools. She is also a Certified Life Coach and a doctoral student at USC. She provides coaching, mindfulness instruction, professional development, and positive youth development activities to educational, human services, and juvenile justice agencies throughout the nation. Her areas of expertise include Social Emotional Learning and School Climate transformation, including Neuroscience, Mindfulness in Education, Growth Mindset, PBIS and Restorative Practices. She is also a certified trainer for Restorative Practices, 40 Developmental Assets, Olweus Bullying Prevention, Understanding the Culture of Poverty, and 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens.
Social Emotional Wellness for Educators-- How it Takes a Whole Adult to Serve the Whole Child Our own Social Emotional Wellness is the best prevention/intervention tool that we can offer our students and colleagues, yet stress among teachers is on the rise. Over half of teachers in the United States, report severe stress in the workplace. Research shows that this stress often leads to high absenteeism and turnover, and lowered efficacy in the classroom and longevity in the profession. In this highly engaging workshop, the facilitator will explain the latest research on the neuroscience supporting Social Emotional Wellness and Mindfulness for educators, and take participants on an experiential journey to see how awakening their own attention and self-reflection will enhance their ability to create positive change within themselves, influence positive change on their school/district climate and culture, and enhance their ability to serve the whole child needs of each student.
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