Authenticity in the Classroom

Addressing student stress through an authenticity-focused social-emotional learning approach

This unique professional development program helps educators bring authenticity-focused social emotional learning (SEL) into their classrooms, schools, and communities. 

Developing a culture of authenticity includes supporting student’s individual experiences, addressing student stress, and practicing techniques for creating a warm, dynamic, and engaging learning environment that invites your students’ full selves into the classroom.

Participants will:

  • Acquire techniques to invite students’ full, authentic experiences into the classroom

  • Hone the skills of self-reflection, social-emotional critical thinking, and reframing

  • Build skills in using metaphor and materials, and creative expression

  • Develop an implementation plan that connects authenticity-focused SEL to your school’s performance standards

  • Develop strategies and action plans for self-care

  • Learn how to explain and advocate for authenticity-focused SEL with your school/district leadership, peers, and parents

  • Connect with a community of like-minded educators

After the training, educators will have the opportunity to continue their training, connect with peers, and earn professional development credits and micro credentials through an exclusive online follow up program.

  • Areas of focus will include support for implementation, peer curriculum review, and self-care

Here’s what participants are saying about Authenticity in the Classroom

  • “I was surprised by how many resources I was able to bring back into the classroom”

  • “My brain is buzzing with ideas. Feeling so energized!”

  • “Everyone was welcoming, knowledgeable and shared very meaningful examples and experiences”

CONTACT US to bring Authenticity in the Classroom to your school, district, or community.

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Children’s Arts Guild is a NYSED certified professional development provider. Educators can earn CTLE credits through this program.

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