Dallas ISD’s Social and Emotional Learning Department has a new discussion series just for teachers. The SEL In Action: Teacher Discussion Series will meet every fourth Wednesday, in February through May, to engage Dallas ISD teachers in informal discussions centered around important topics educators are facing.
These open forums will be a safe place to discuss these topics, build community, form healthy relationships, and discuss social and emotional wellness.
SEL In Action: Teacher Discussion Series Schedule:
February: Celebrating Black Educators | *Wednesday, March 10, 4:45-5:30 p.m.
February discussion articles: Teaching While Black: An Open Letter to School Leaders by Sharif El-Mekki, and Breaking through the Burden of Strength by Kel Hughes Jones
March: Managing Stress | Wednesday, March 24, 4:45-5:30 p.m.
March discussion article: Coping with Change and Uncertainty by Phyllis L. Fagell
April: Creating Spaces of belonging: Dallas ISD PRIDE + Allies | Wednesday, April 28, 4:45-5:30 p.m.
April discussion article: Being Accepted, Not Just Tolerated, Is Good for Mental Health by Peter DeWitt
May: Reigniting our sense of purpose | Wednesday, May 26, 4:45-5:30 p.m.
May discussion article: The Lowdown on Burnout by Elena Aguilar
Teachers can sign up at https://forms.gle/gHpnCeiUbrw5QhBX7. Contact Aileen Mokuria, SEL manager, for additional support.
For additional SEL resources, visit www.dallasisd.org/sel.
*Due to the 2021 winter storm, February’s discussion has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 10.