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Build Healthy Relationships with Equity and SEL Resources

Friday, July 9, 2021




Build Healthy Relationships with Equity and SEL Resources

Grow professionally and advocate for your students’ success.


Building healthy relationships and creating an inclusive and equitable learning environment are central to academic, personal, and social success for all ages. Implementing research-based social and emotional learning (SEL) with an equity lens can help you grow as an educator and as an advocate for your students. A core part of implementing SEL and equity is to do the internal work to better understand ourselves and how we approach the world and develop strategies to become agents of change. Inspire Teaching & Learning equips you to set and reach SEL and equity goals for yourself and your students with these professional learning modules and webinars.



Professional Development Modules on SEL and Equity

Engage with these resources as you promote equity, inclusion, and cultural competence in the classroom and in your community. Click on each title to get started.

Working Against Racial Bias
Learn to identify your own biases and develop a sociocultural consciousness: the awareness that one’s worldview is not universal or superior to that of others.


Affirming Difference and Valuing Background Knowledge
Reflect on your attitudes toward difference, take proactive steps to learn about (and from) students and families, and build students’ background knowledge into instruction.


Teachers as Agents of Change
Become an agent of change in your community as you learn to challenge inequity by making your instruction culturally responsive to students.


Using Warm Demand to Build Student Achievement
Using warm demand balances discipline and care to support all students in reaching high expectations. Discover some “warm demander” core beliefs and strategies, and then do your own reflection and planning.


Linking Identity and Achievement Through Cultural Competence
Teaching for cultural competence can ease the tension many culturally and linguistically diverse students feel between their academic and cultural identities. Learn specific cultural-competence strategies you can use to help CLD students succeed.


Using Critical Consciousness to Challenge Inequity
Critical consciousness lets us identify and challenge the social forces that produce inequity. Gain concrete strategies for developing students’ critical capacity, allowing them to engage with academic content more deeply and help create a more just world.




On-Demand Webinars about Building Empathy and Developing Cultural Competence

View and share the following one-hour webinars at no cost on our YouTube channel — any time, anywhere.


Building Student Friendships Across a Racial Divide
Two award-winning educators, Dr. Melissa Collins and Mr. Michael Dunlea, share how they have maximized Harmony SEL activities to achieve learning experiences that build empathy and understanding.


Culturally Responsive Learning Environments
Dr. Mary Conage shares tools to facilitate authentic reflection, intentional planning, and focused action for more equitable academic experiences and achievement outcomes for diverse learners.




New Inspire Units with an Equity Lens

Later this fall, we’ll launch all-new professional development units on Academic Integration and Adult SEL. These units will feature modules that supercharge whole-child instruction and develop your own social and emotional competencies. These resources will help you integrate an equity lens into multiple areas of your teaching practice. Read more about the upcoming enhancements in on the blog!


Learn more at inspireteaching.org and access SEL-informed professional development with the Inspire Online Learning Portal.