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In response to COVID-19, CRTWC Teacher Educator Institute (TEI) will now be offered ONLINE! Registration deadline extended to April 17.

We are all going through a time professionally, personally, and in our communities, that none of us have ever experienced. It is bringing up feelings of overwhelm, fear, uncertainty and helplessness. Ironically, just when we need to come together, we are asked to engage in social distancing. Luckily we have the Internet! Consider registering for the ONLINE yearlong Teacher Educator Institute During these trying times it is so important to bring together social-emotional learning and culturally responsive teaching practices to address the ever increasing systemic inequities.  It is critical to address the social, emotional, and cultural ...

Registration for the Teacher Educator Institute 2020-2021 is Open

Keep up with critical changes in teacher preparation expectations! Learn how to integrate social-emotional competencies and culturally responsive teaching practices within your teacher preparation program.  The Center for Reaching & Teaching the Whole Child’s yearlong Teacher Educator Institute (TEI) provides in-depth professional development in how to integrate social, emotional, and cultural competencies into teacher preparation programs. Participants will each receive a copy of our new book, Teaching with a Social, Emotional, and Cultural Lens: A Framework for Educators and Teacher Educators (from Harvard Education Press) as well as ...

Webinar: Social and Emotional Learning, Cultural Competence, and Equity in Teacher Preparation

AACTE and the EdPrepLab partnered to present this webinar on social and emotional learning, cultural competence, and equity in teacher preparation. Participants learned how teacher educators can integrate social and emotional learning and cultural competence into educator preparation, with the goal of equipping teachers to consider the needs of the whole child with equity in mind. Connections between social and emotional learning, cultural competence, and equity were explored in conceptual and practical terms. Panel members: Nancy Markowitz, Executive Director, Center for Reaching and Teaching the Whole Child and Professor Emeritus, San ...

Read more about our CRTWC Evaluation Reports on our Teacher Educator Institute

2017-2018 Teacher Educator Institute: Cohort One Follow-Up Evaluation Report, July 2019 2018-2019 Teacher Educator Institute: Cohort Two Follow-Up Evaluation Report, July 2019

CRTWC webinar with CSU Chancellor’s Office….Bringing a Social, Emotional, and Cultural Lens to Preservice Teacher Education: Responding to New Teacher Performance Expectations

Bringing a Social, Emotional, and Cultural Lens to Preservice Teacher Education: Responding to New Teacher Performance Expectations Integrating the social-emotional and culturally responsive teacher performance expectations into teacher preparation, beginning teacher support, and ongoing professional development.  A webinar for Deans, Directors of Teacher Education, Teacher Education Faculty, District Leaders, Principals, and Teachers. Learn about... the Center for Reaching & Teaching the Whole Child (CTWC) and its Social, Emotional, and Cultural Anchor Competencies Frameworkhow the CRTWC Anchor Competencies Framework promotes ...

Pre-order our new book!

You can pre-order our new book using the below link. The book will be coming Spring 2020 titled Teaching with a Social, Emotional, and Cultural Lens: A Framework for Educators and Teacher-Educators (Harvard Education Press). https://www.hepg.org/hep-home/books/teaching-with-a-social,-emotional,-and-cultural-le#

The Aspen Institute/National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development releases final report

The Aspen Institute/National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development releases final report and recommendations: From a Nation at Risk to a Nation at Hope “A growing movement dedicated to the social, emotional, and academic well-being of children is reshaping learning and changing lives across America. On the strength of its remarkable consensus, a nation at risk is finally A NATION AT HOPE.” --From a Nation at Risk to a Nation at Hope

Dr. Nancy Markowitz was a keynote speaker at Statped Conference in Oslo, Norway

Dr. Nancy Markowitz was a keynote speaker at Statped Conference on March 20, 2019 in Oslo, Norway. View Statped Program View CRTWC slide presentation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iot4MT4gtUM

Teacher Educator Institute Paper on Cohort #1

Our paper on the study of our Teacher Educator Institute for cohort #1 can be found here: Developing the Whole Teacher to Educate the Whole Child: Fostering a Social, Emotional, and Cultural Lens through the CRTWC Teacher Educator Institute

Preparation of Teacher Candidates for Addressing Diversity Initiative Webinar

Check out our new webinar-Preparation of Teacher Candidates for Addressing Diversity Initiative – Recording from CSU Webinar on December 7, 2018

Sowing Seeds of SEL Article

Please see our article Sowing Seeds of SEL in the August 2018 of the Learning Professional.

Have you read our White Paper?

Our white papers from the Teacher Educator Convening can be accessed here: The Social-Emotional Dimensions of Teaching & Learning in Preservice Teacher Education: What Do Teacher Educators Think? Teacher Educator Convening White Paper Executive Summary

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"