The Long Island Professional Development Resource Center (PDRC) is excited to announce the launch of our brand new Fall and Winter workshops. Each workshop will give educators and leaders the tools and skills to help students exceed academic goals. All sessions are exclusively designed to fit your schedule being offered 100% virtually and at no-cost to you. Registration is open to all independent and religious schools.
Leadership Corner: Supporting Our Schools with Emotionally Skilled Leadership by Mitch Center
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 can better attend to our emotions in schools.
Brackett’s RULER approach is used in countless classrooms across the country. It begins with his Mood Meter (google it), and invites teachers, kids, and adults to:
R: Recognize Emotion
U: Understand those feelings and where they come from
L: Label those emotions
E: Express those emotions
R: Regulate those emotions with practical strategies
How might you use this work for yourself, your staff, or the families and kids you serve?