We have only began to understand how this global pandemic has negatively impacted our educational systems and communities, and therefore compromised our abilities to cope, cultivate and create connections with one another as we continue to be innovative in our practices that support our school communities in these changing times.
Join us for a virtual three-day immersive experience with leading experts in the field to help address some of the effects of the pandemic as well as learn everyday SEL best practices! Both institutes will begin at 11 am est/10 am cst/8 am pst and end at 4 pm est/3 pm cst/1 pm pst.
Have you tried new strategies with your students, only to hit a wall and revert back to what you were doing previously? If so, you are not alone! And we are here to help. One of the biggest challenges facing educators in schools is meeting the unique needs of students, especially when it comes to behavioral issues. Traditional discipline and punishments do not effectively change behaviors and continue to disproportionately harm our traditionally marginalized student populations at an alarming rate.
We believe that relationship-based and equitable practices must be systemic and woven into the very fabric of classrooms and schools. We also believe that educators must have real strategies that don’t take away from classroom instruction time, but rather, enhance the learning environment so that more learning can occur. How is this possible? We train educators to focus on what is most important:
Community. Collaboration. Connection.
We would like to welcome teachers, support staff, building leaders and district leaders to our virtual inaugural events that combine the expertise and experience of some of the leading experts in the field to develop a cutting edge and research-based approach to discipline. EQ by Design was developed by the international bestselling authors of Hacking School Discipline: 9 Ways to Create a Culture of Empathy and Responsibility Using Restorative Justice, Nathan Maynard and Brad Weinstein, Dr. Lori Desautels, Assistant Professor at Butler University and author of four books including her newest book titled Connections Over Compliance: Rewiring Our Perceptions of Discipline, Dr. Luke Roberts, conflict resolution and systems expert, and Liz Barajas, MTSS/SEL/PBIS Coordinator for the largest non-unified district in the State of California.
Restorative practices, trauma-informed practices, and social-emotional learning must be authentic and more than a curriculum: They are how we teach. They are how we interact with students. They are how we run schools. EQ by Design combines the best of these research-based practices with the latest innovation in applied neuroscience and systems thinking. This will enable educators to enhance the ways in which they engage in everyday interactions supporting their communities. Our delivery and content will enable schools to apply our practices and techniques in their unique settings. Participants will receive our exclusive EQ by Design Toolkit including access to slides, handouts, and additional resources for continued learning!
Use school-specific restorative practices to increase student voice, empathy, ownership, and accountability in the discipline process.
Utilize proactive strategies to build community in the classroom and strengthen relationships between teacher and student and peer to peer.
Awareness of brain and body, trauma and its effects on student behaviors and emotions and how it relates to the classroom culture and discipline.
Understand the impact of trauma and adversity on brain and body states and the emotional contagion that exists in classrooms and schools.
Develop a variety of brain and body aligned practices addressing regulation and connection that explore behavioral; challenges and the pain beneath.
Acquire environmental assessment skills to ensure that practices are supported by trauma-informed place and space management.
Learn how to map the ripple effect of conflict in classrooms and school communities.
Use systems thinking to recognize when school culture can prevent or impact conflict.