Counseling: Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Basic Helping Skills
This course, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Basic Helping Skills, is aimed at providing educators with a greater understanding of the challenges students face as they strive to complete their educational journey in the advent of COVID-19. The five components of Social and Emotional Learning will be covered in addition to ways of in cooperating it in class settings, work environments and even in one’s home life, to enhance teamwork. Social and Emotional Wellness seeks to promote empathy, establish and maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions. This course then, will have teachers verbalize the new and existing challenges to learning, realize that as gatekeepers in education, they are poised to assist students in navigating these challenges. Most importantly, teachers will learn strategies to better assist their students and themselves to cope with new and future problems. It is often being said that in order to help others, one must first focus on self; that in mind enhancing one’s mental health and wellness is extremely important as educators. These sessions will seek to address these emerging needs of our valued educators.