K-12 Educators

Social and Emotional Learning

Engaged Students & Thriving Classrooms

Educators workshop

Your Daily To-Do List

You regularly get up early and go to bed late. You are a servant-leader, and steward of the budget, board, and your district goals. You are a champion for the intellectual, social, emotional and physical learning and potential of your students.

You hold the whole student and their intellectual, social, emotional, and physical learning.

You motivate, collaborate, and innovate.  You partner with parents, principals, department chairs, teachers, staff, students, the board, and the community.

You stretch, flex, pivot, persuade and problem solve for every age and at every level.

You listen, you lead, and model the way.

There’s a lot to juggle on a daily basis. And we’re right here with you, providing the tools, training and coaching for social and emotional success.

Social and Emotional Learning

Building the Foundation for Lifelong Success

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills are essential and teachable tools that help children develop the behaviors to thrive in the classroom, at home, with friends, in the community, and in their life choices upon graduation.

Children and young adults learn to recognize and manage emotions, communicate effectively, become better listeners and problem solvers, practice perspective-taking, engage empathy, teamwork, interpersonal skills, resilience, flexibility, adaptability, persuasion, collaboration, creativity, and innovation to make more thoughtful and thorough decisions.

According to two large scale studies the value-added benefits of including SEL programming is significant:

27% more students would improve their academic performance at the end of the program

57% more would gain in their skills levels

24% more would have improved social behaviors and lower levels of distress

23% more would have improved attitudes

22% more would show fewer conduct problems

We provide an EQ Academy, trainings and workshops for educators, parents, high school students and Board of Directors.

Watch this video presented to K-12 parents to learn more.

Deene Morris is an amazing facilitator, coach and interpersonal guide! We started with our administrative team, and then the Board of Education to understand their own communication, motivation and leadership styles as well as their colleagues. We’ve now created an EQ Academy with a cohort of teachers and five workshops in a year. Our teachers enthusiastically embrace this learning and are integrating the social and emotional language into their classrooms. We even have an EQ workshop for parents – and use our new language in our hiring process to determine the specific EQ skills needed for a job position. The learning is contagious and spreading wide and deep.  Deene presents materials clearly, asks effective questions, and facilitates engaging activities. These experiences greatly enhance our team’s communication with one another. Deene is not only knowledgeable, she is able to personalize her presentations to meet her audience’s learning styles.

Kevin D. Case, Superintendent of Schools, Canton CT

Now’s the Time to Deepen Social & Emotional Learning into Your Culture and Curriculum!

Let’s Design the Best-Fit Program That’s Right for YOU and Your Team .

Who we serve

Board of Educations

Higher Education

Educational Membership Organizations

K-12 Administrators, Teachers & Parents

High School & College Students

Our Process and Solutions

We train leadership first, then teachers, in the 16 EQ elements  that impact every aspect of social and emotional learning. You’ll learn the five clusters of emotional intelligence: self-perception, self-awareness interpersonal relationships (and social capital), decision making skills and stress management.

You’ll gain the tools and training to improve problem solving, increase optimism and resiliency.  And you’ll significantly increase your positive and productive interpersonal relationships – with all your stakeholders – because EQ skill development is positively contagious!

Work with us either online or on-site.

Leadership First

Manage yourself first…manage others second

We begin with the key leadership stakeholders first. We help you recognize your skill development to successfully communicate your thoughts and feelings in conflict. We explore how empathy de-escalates tension, and how impulse control, interpersonal skills, stress tolerance and optimism guide you to enhanced problem solving and solutions.

Teacher Engagement

Let’s Communicate

Once leadership is united with a shared language, we bring the program to the teacher level.  Every workshop involves a self-assessment and then small group and large group dialogue and application. Participants gain practical insights and tools to apply with their peers, students and parents.

Parents & Students

The Magic

The magic truly happens as everyone becomes involved in the social and emotional learning process! Leadership, teachers, parents & students.  Making the whole greater than the sum of its parts.

Beyond the textbooks, some fun stuff to read!