Social-Emotional Learning: Empowering Teachers to Support Students With Tricia DiFazio and Allison Roeser
Episode 4 • May 2, 2023 • 33 min
Is social-emotional learning (SEL)—like the techniques Ted Lasso uses to inspire his soccer players—a passing fad or a crucial component of any learning environment? In Episode 4 of the All For Literacy podcast, educational consultants Trisha DiFazio and Allison Roeser discuss the staying power of SEL and its long-term effects on the success and well-being of students and educators.
[SEL] puts relationships and engagement at the heart of schooling.
Allison Roeser, co-author of Social Emotional Learning Starts With Us
All For Literacy, Episode 4:
Social-Emotional Learning: Empowering Teachers to Support Students
Is social-emotional learning (SEL) the latest fad in education or is it a crucial element of the success and well-being of students and educators? We’ve all seen the SEL methods Ted Lasso uses to inspire his soccer players on the hit TV show, but do they really contribute to long-term learning and success?
In this episode, host Dr. Liz Brooke speaks with Trisha DiFazio and Allison Roeser about the now-popular idea of SEL and how it fits into the educational environment. DiFazio and Roeser are the authors of "Social Emotional Learning Starts With Us," an essential resource that guides teachers through strategies to implement SEL into everyday instruction.
Dive into how the relationships, mindsets, and emotional regulation fueled by SEL contribute to the long-term success and empowerment of students, teachers, and administrators.
DiFazio, Roeser, and Dr. Brooke discuss how to use SEL to guide social media use, cultivate mindsets that lead to success, and encourage students to make the kind of mistakes that fuel growth. They also walk listeners through the neuroscientific research at the heart of social-emotional well-being.
Does social-emotional learning have staying power? Is it as important as people say? Listen in to find out.
(00:30) – Is social-emotional learning a fad or part of a political agenda?
(04:53) – Making time for SEL in the classroom
(09:44) – Assessing teachers’ social and emotional well-being
(12:24) – Using technology to support SEL
(17:53) – Modeling a growth mindset for students
(19:35) – Social media, SEL, and the brain
(24:35) – How SEL affects academic performance
About Trisha DiFazio and Allison Roeser
Trisha DiFazio and Allison Roeser are the authors of "Social Emotional Learning Starts With Us," an essential resource that guides teachers through strategies to implement social-emotional learning (SEL) into everyday instruction.
DiFazio is a former classroom teacher and adjunct professor of education. Currently, she’s an education consultant, speaker, and award-winning screenwriter. Roeser has more than a decade of experience in leadership coaching and curriculum and program design. She currently works as a leadership and life coach.
Trisha DiFazio, Twitter @TrishaDifazio
Allison Roeser, Twitter @AllisonRoeser
Liz Brooke, Twitter @LizCBrooke