Filling in the Gaps: The Precursors Needed for SEL

While SEL is touted as a way to empower youth, it’s not always enacted in ways that best serve kids with the highest need or the ones who are the most marginalized. This session showcases the need to integrate the body and emotions for SEL to be truly impactful, including activities in how to acknowledge and be acknowledged, how to create safety and sharing when kids are highly self-protective, and how to attend to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Attendees will learn what embodied SEL is and what it looks like as the onramp toward SEL success.

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Malikah Nu-Man

Gompers Middle School

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