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Webinar with Morningside Center’s Kristin Valdes:

Improving Classroom Climate with SEL

Thursday, August 3 @ 3pm

In this one-hour webinar hosted by the AFT, we’ll share concrete social and emotional learning strategies teachers can use to improve the classroom climate. Using footage from classrooms implementing our 4Rs Program (Reading, Writing, Respect & Resolution), we'll observe and discuss ways to use SEL to strengthen relationships and build students' self and social awareness.  The webinar is free and is available for one hour of PD credit.

Kristin Valdes is a Senior Program Manager at Morningside Center. As program director for the 4RS +MTP Research Study, she trained all Morningside Center coaches for the project, trained and coached participating teachers on SEL pedagogy, and ran daily operations for this federally funded study involving 66 NYC public schools. She writes our SEL Tips and contributes regularly to Edutopia.

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Morningside Center receives i3 award to advance equity in schools

We are thrilled to announce that Morningside Center has received a federal Investing in Innovation (i3) grant.  "The i3 grant will enable us to create a powerful and practical set of tools and strategies educators can use to honor and elevate the humanity and dignity of each child, every day," says Morningside Center Deputy Executive Director Tala Manassah. Read more.


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