Originally aired Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Promoting student social-emotional learning (SEL) starts with adults. Yet, adults in schools today are at peak levels of stress, weathering many challenges–from age-old to post-pandemic new–that are sapping their social-emotional health. If schools and districts fail to address adult wellbeing, they risk an array of problems, from disaffected staff, to teacher turnover, and to educator mental health struggles that impact all members of the school community. In this webinar, we reflect back on this challenging school year to look ahead on how to best support educators and students in the fall. We center social-emotional learning (SEL) as one proven method to “beat burnout” for educators.

Watch our expert Q&A to learn how experts in education protect, support, and enhance the social-emotional wellbeing of adult and educator staff. Together we will:

  • Understand the causes and symptoms to educator burnout, with particular emphasis on post-pandemic social-emotional and mental challenges to school life
  • Identify both individual and systemic SEL solutions to adult and educator burnout, from quick self-care strategies to broader systems-wide reforms that support holistic wellbeing
  • Share best practices, frameworks, and useful resources, such as the Panorama Adult SEL Toolkit that enables educators to recharge and foster resilience

Expert Panelists: 



Chanda Jefferson, 2020 South Carolina Teacher of the Year, Legislative Fellow/Policy Advisor in the U.S. House of Representatives





Dr. Christopher Soto, SEL and Mental Health Coordinator, Durham Public Schools (NC)



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Mr. Alec Virgil, Teacher at Neal Middle School, Durham Public Schools (NC) & 2022 African-American Male Teacher of the Year at Marathon Teaching Institute





Takeru "TK" Nagayoshi, Professional Learning Director of Community Events, Panorama Education