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What Educators Can Learn from Athletes

In the wake of a year of unprecedented trauma, asking educators to prioritize SEL right now can feel unrealistic. But honing SEL skills like goal-setting and resilience, and understanding student motivation may just be the linchpin to recovery and success. Just ask Olympic and Paralympic athletes whose life work was punted to 2021. Join us for a discussion with educators who are partnering with Olympic and Paralympic athletes to bring a new twist to SEL.

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  1. Discuss on-the-ground success stories for implementing SEL in the classroom.
  2. Learn how SEL skills can be connected to the experiences of athletes.
  3. Learn what SEL skills athletes see as essential for success.



Thomas Rodgers, Director, Whiteboard Advisors

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  • Tags: K-12 education, SEL
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Talk
  • Track: Practice & Pedagogy
  • Session Focus Area
  • Level: Basic Understanding
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