Teaching is demanding, and our students have needs that go far beyond just learning content and skills. Even the most passionate, positive and altruistic educators deal with frustration, exhaustion, and heartache. Adults need social-emotional learning too! In this session you will gain tools grounded in science to help you be your best so that you can give your best to the students in your care. Learn how to collect positive experiences, maintain your own well-being and resilience, and take specific steps that will be transformational for you and your students.
Chase Mielke is a knowledge junky who happens to have a love affair with teaching. He teaches high school English and Communications and has developed a Positive Psychology program for at-risk sophomores. He holds a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction and runs affectiveliving.com, a blog dedicated to helping educators better understand and teach social-emotional learning. A recent Michigan Teacher of the Year Nominee, Mielke has been featured on CNN, Edutopia, and Cult of Pedagogy.