The Long Island PDRC is proud to support the upcoming 36th Annual RISE 2020 Conference. Registration is open to all religious and independent school leaders and teachers in New York State. This year’s conference is 100% virtual and 100% free!
RISE 2020: NOVEMBER 9-12, 2020
Join us for the first ever virtual RISE Conference! Connect with educators from across NYS, learn with over 55 independent professional development sessions, and experience many renowned keynote speakers. Most sessions are CTLE eligible and will count towards your CTLE requirements.
Introducing our new Director of Strategic Partnerships: Molly Cavanaugh
We are happy to introduce the newest Director of Strategic Partnerships at Catapult Learning, Molly Cavanaugh. Molly will be on hand and live during the RISE Conference to answer your questions and provide guidance on how a partnership with Catapult Learning can help your school exceed its academic goals.
Leadership Corner: The Critical Role Emotional Intelligence Plays In School Leadership by Mitch Center
In this month’s installment I’d like to briefly introduce everyone to the work of Dr. Mark Brackett from The Yale Center for Social and Emotional Development. Brackett’s book, Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves and Our Society Thrive provides a great case for why – and how – we could better attend to our emotions in schools.
Before the pandemic, American students were stressed. A study of 22,000 teenagers in 2015 found that when kids were asked how they felt in school, 75% of them used negative words like “bored,” “tired” and “stressed.” And it’s not just the kids. Almost 70% of the 5,000 educators asked used words like “frustrated” and “overwhelmed.” And this is all before the pandemic radically changed the face of schools. “Why are you telling me this…are you trying to stress me out more?” you must be wondering. Well, here’s the good news!