Title

Building Belonging and Cultivating Connection So That All Staff and Students Can Thrive

First Presenter's Institution

Thriving Youniversity

Second Presenter's Institution

Thriving Youniversity

Third Presenter's Institution

N/A

Fourth Presenter's Institution

N/A

Fifth Presenter's Institution

N/A

Location

Session 4 (Scarbrough 5)

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance

Presenter will provide.

Brief Program Description

Humans have a biological need to belong. A strong sense of belonging strengthens the immune system, lowers anxiety and depression, and even helps one live longer. It boosts employee engagement and performance. Connection and belonging in the classroom creates an academically safe environment where students can and want to engage in lessons. Belonging also strengthens hope and optimism, key factors in resilience, which is needed for academic success. In our increasingly isolated world, it is more important than ever for staff and students to experience a sense of belonging at school and work. In this highly engaging and interactive session, participants will learn strategies and structures to build belonging and cultivate connection in classrooms and staff rooms.

Summary

Humans have a biological need to belong. A strong sense of belonging strengthens the immune system, lowers anxiety and depression, and even helps one live longer. It boosts employee engagement and performance. Connection and belonging in the classroom creates an academically safe environment where students can and want to engage in lessons. Belonging also strengthens hope and optimism, key factors in resilience, which is needed for academic success. In our increasingly isolated world, it is more important than ever for staff and students to experience a sense of belonging at school and work. In this highly engaging and interactive session, participants will learn strategies and structures to build belonging and cultivate connection in classrooms and staff rooms.

Evidence

Presenter will provide.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Joelle Hood brings over 25 years of educational and leadership experience to her clients. As a former "Teacher of the Year" and "Principal of the Year", Joelle brings passion, energy, and expertise to helping all humans thrive. In addition to her doctorate degree in Organizational Change and Leadership from USC, she has a BA in Psychology and an MA in Educational Leadership. She is a Certified Life Coach through iPEC, holds a certification in Social Emotional Learning Leadership from Rutger's University, and is a graduate of the Mindful Schools Year-Long Mindfulness Instructor Certification program and the UC Berkeley Greater Good SEL Summer Institute for Educators. She provides researched-based keynotes, coaching, and experiential learning workshops to individuals and groups, as well as to educational, human services, and corporate organizations throughout the nation. Her areas of passion and expertise include: Leadership, Positive Psychology, Human Thriving and Flourishing, Well-being, Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness, The Science of Belonging, Mindset, Employee Engagement, Social, Emotional & Academic Learning, School Culture Transformation, Restorative Practices, Workplace Wellness, Team-building and Resilience.

Keyword Descriptors

Social emotional and academic learning, well-being, connection, mental health

Presentation Year

2020

Start Date

3-10-2020 8:30 AM

End Date

3-10-2020 9:45 AM

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Building Belonging and Cultivating Connection So That All Staff and Students Can Thrive

Session 4 (Scarbrough 5)

Humans have a biological need to belong. A strong sense of belonging strengthens the immune system, lowers anxiety and depression, and even helps one live longer. It boosts employee engagement and performance. Connection and belonging in the classroom creates an academically safe environment where students can and want to engage in lessons. Belonging also strengthens hope and optimism, key factors in resilience, which is needed for academic success. In our increasingly isolated world, it is more important than ever for staff and students to experience a sense of belonging at school and work. In this highly engaging and interactive session, participants will learn strategies and structures to build belonging and cultivate connection in classrooms and staff rooms.