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Social Emotional Learning During and Post COVID: Critical Strategies for ALL Students to Thrive

Savanna S. Flakes, EdS, CAS
1 Hour 28 Minutes
Sep 03, 2020
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When schools reopen, Social Emotional Learning (SEL) will be critical in creating a safe, supportive, and engaging learning environment for ALL students to thrive.  
We’ve learned a lot from schools around the world that have already reopened, specifically, Social Emotional Learning must be prioritized to support a successful transition back to school for students and adults.  
With this recording, you will gain practical Social Emotional Learning techniques to help children navigate this unprecedented transition forward.  Focusing on SEL, we can build connections and belonging, and ease teacher and student anxiety for a successful year of learning. We can do this, and it’s going to be okay!



- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 1.5 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.


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Savanna Flakes, EdS, CAS, is an award-winning teacher, experienced instructional leader, and educational consultant who has taught a variety of subjects and led professional development for multiple school levels on a range of topics such as differentiation, literacy interventions, inclusion, co-teaching, and specially designed instruction. Educators who have worked with Savanna have often commented on her experience and knowledge of differentiated instructional strategies to ensure every learner has access to the curriculum and is ready for 21st century success. She is an engaging and enthusiastic international presenter who believes that every child has talents to offer and can be a contributing member in our classroom, school, and society. Savanna holds an education specialist degree in administration leadership, a post masters certificate in education leadership, and curriculum and instruction: literacy, and special education. She is a national board-certified teacher (NBPTS), an international education technology standards certified teacher (ISTE), Google Certified Educator, and the author of a best-selling education book, Shaking Up Special Education: Instructional Moves to Increase Achievement.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Savanna Flakes is the CEO for Inclusion for a Better Future, LLC. She is an adjunct professor at the American University in Washington DC. Savanna Flakes receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Savanna Flakes is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the Learning Forward, TASH, and the Council for Exceptional Children.


  1. Formulate instructional intervention strategies to support students’ social-emotional learning to help children navigate challenging circumstances.
  2. Apply best practices to foster relationships and create a positive learning environment that helps students transition back into the classroom.
  3. Analyze strategies to support students with effectively identifying, understanding, and managing their emotions.


Proven Evidenced-Based Techniques to Support Social and Emotional Learning

  • Evidenced-based practices to help students navigate the transition to school post-covid
  • Resources to teach students how stress works in our brains and bodies, ways to reduce it, and how to build self-regulation skills
  • Low-prep ideas on how to incorporate lessons on resilience, goal setting, and self-monitoring

Innovative Ideas to Build Relationships, Community, and Connections

  • Relationship rituals to reduce anxiety and strengthen the learning community 
  • Resources to support student voice and empowerment 
  • Practical instructional strategies to support students working collaboratively with peers

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Marraige and Family Therapists
  • Teachers
  • School Guidance Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • School Administrators
  • Educational Paraprofessionals
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Helping Professionals that work with kids

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