8 results for author: CRTWC


Nancy Markowitz will be at AERA in San Antonio, TX

If you are attending AERA in San Antonio, be sure to check out the symposium: The Vital Role of Social and Emotional Learning in Preservice Teacher Education on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 12:25 pm to 1:55 pm, Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Fourth Floor, Texas Ballroom Salon E Abstract SEL involves the process of acquiring the skills needed to recognize and manage emotions constructively, establish positive relationships, engage in perspective-taking, make responsible decisions, and handle challenging situations effectively (Durlak et al., 2015). Fostering the development of pre-service candidates’ SEL skills supports them to a) maintain health and ...

EdWeek article notes that teacher prep is slow to embrace SEL

Check out the April 5, 2017 issue of EdWeek titled Teacher Prep Slow to Embrace Social-Emotional Learning. Evi Blad writes an article that looks at the results of the SEL in Teacher Education Scan completed by Kim Schonert-Reichl and colleagues for CASEL. This is an exciting time in education. More attention is now being paid to a critical link in the professional development pipeline - teacher preparation programs that need to serve as one of the “anchor partners” required to provide and help maintain effective SEL- prepared teachers in our country’s classrooms.

Connecting the Social-Emotional Learning/Culturally Responsive Teaching Lens with the new California State Teacher Performance Expectations

The new California State Teacher Performance Expectations now explicitly address the need for teachers to focus on social-emotional learning skills. Sample TPE/SEL/CRT Connections shows the connections between the TPEs and using the Social-Emotional Learning/Culturally Responsive Teaching Lens developed by CRTWC.

Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) in Teacher Preparation Webinar Series • Part Three

Watch this third webinar in a 3 part series produced by University of British Columbia and CASEL focusing on SEL in preservice teacher preparation. Nancy Markowitz was an invited presenter on this webinar, discussing the work of CRTWC. Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) in Teacher Preparation Webinar Series • Part Three  

New Video: Voices from the Field of Teachers working with CRTWC

To hear about the impact of CRTWC on cooperating teachers and graduates of the SJSU Multiple Subject program watch this video our video titled, Voices from the Field: Social-Emotional Learning in Teacher Preparation. Note the comment by one teacher that she views SEL is an “academic intervention” not just “fluff”. 

Shining a light on the importance of SEL in teacher preparation

In this February 16, 2017 EdSource article, Teacher training programs urged to increase focus on social-emotional skills, the recently completed scan of SEL skill development in U.S. teacher preparation programs completed by Dr. Kim Schonert-Reichl and colleagues, is highlighted. CRTWC’s Executive Director, Nancy Markowitz, shares thoughts in this article about what needs to happen in teacher preparation for the integration of SEL skill development  to occur in teacher practice.

CRTWC has moved!

Our project, previously housed within San Jose State University’s Connie L. Lurie of Education, moved this past summer to a new fiscal sponsor, Community Initiatives. Our name is now the Center for Reaching & Teaching the Whole Child. We have a new logo and our new office is located at Lakewood Elementary School in the Sunnyvale School District.

AERA 2017 Conference presentation

Nancy Markowitz will be one of the presenters at the SEL Special Interest Group (SIG) symposium entitled: "The Vital Role of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in Pre-Service Teacher Education"