Overview

A series of videos to support educators and school staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Engaging interviews explore workplace resilience and wellbeing, student and family engagement, professional development, challenges, best practices, and preparation for reopening.

Episode

The Courageous Educator: Addressing Racism and Microaggressions in the Classroom

Our nation's schools can be the most challenging places for students of color. Fortunately, many educators are having the necessary and challenging conversations about race and racism to support and validate them. Here to discuss how we can address r...

 Video   |    33 minutes   |   Featuring: J. Luke Wood, PhD & Tyrone Howard, PhD

Innovation and Leadership: How School Administrators and Educators Advocate for Students and Their Families

The impact of both the COVID-19 pandemic and systemic racism in our nation have highlighted the racial and socioeconomic inequalities in our communities, particularly in our schools. Ron Avi Astor, PhD, MSW, Professor and Marjorie Crump Chair in Soci...

 Video   |    16 minutes   |   Featuring: Ron Avi Astor, PhD, MSW & Kanchi Tate, LCSW

Becoming an Emotion Scientist While Fostering Emotional Curiosity

With this new school year comes a particular set of unknowns. Educators, administrators, and staff need tools and strategies to manage stress, anxiety, and uncertainty. Here to discuss how educators can care for their own social and emotional wellbei...

 Video   |    15 minutes   |   Featuring: Marc Brackett, PhD & Domenique Harrison, MA, MPH

Supporting Students Who Are Worried and Anxious: Practical Tools for the Classroom

As students and teachers prepare for the upcoming school year, school communities will be adjusting to significant anxiety, stress, and trauma experiences. Here to discuss how teachers, parents/caregivers, and students can learn to identify and respo...

 Video   |    19 minutes   |   Featuring: John Piacentini, PhD, ABPP & Domenique Harrison, MA, MPH

Preparing to Reopen: Addressing COVID-19 Stress and Racial Trauma

Racial trauma and stress experiences are affecting our school communities at an increased rate. Now, more than ever, how we cope and connect to school mental health providers is incredibly essential. Here to discuss school counselors' challenges, con...

 Video   |    17 minutes   |   Featuring: Jewel Forbes, MA/PPS & Domenique Harrison, MA, MPH

Preparing to Reopen: Prioritizing Prevention

The last few weeks have shifted our experience of the world, the work we do, and how we affect real change in the communities we serve. As soon as we were beginning to adjust to the stressors of the pandemic, our community was devastated by the murde...

 Video   |    15 minutes   |   Featuring: Jonathan E. Sherin, MD, PhD & Tyrone Howard, PhD

Preparing to Reopen: Listening, Partnering, and Breathing

Note: This interview includes a prologue to address racial realities in America (recorded date: June 12, 2020). COVID-19 has upended all of our lives in the last few months. Within the last few weeks, the publicized deaths of Black cis and trans wome...

 Video   |    19 minutes   |   Featuring: Laurel Bear, PhD & Domenique Harrison, MA, MPH

Preparing to Reopen: Considerations for Student and Staff Safety

Note: This interview includes a prologue to address racial realities in America (recorded date: June 15, 2020). COVID-19 has upended all of our lives in the last few months. Within the last few weeks, the publicized deaths of Black cis and trans wome...

 Video   |    21 minutes   |   Featuring: Arturo Valdez & Jewel Forbes, MA/PPS

The Path to Reopening Los Angeles Schools

Note: This interview includes a prologue to address racial realities in America (recorded date: June 10, 2020). COVID-19 has upended all of our lives in the last few months. Within the last few weeks, the publicized deaths of Black cis and trans wome...

 Video   |    18 minutes   |   Featuring: Debra Duardo, MSW, EdD & Tyrone Howard, PhD

Staying in the "Thick" of It: Authenticity and Connection for Hard-to-Reach Students

Attendance and engagement with under-resourced students and their families is especially challenging during the pandemic. Parents and caregivers want information from educators, but it needs to be accessible to them. Carlos Alvarez, MA, Founder of th...

 Video   |    16 minutes   |   Featuring: Carlos Alvarez, MA & Domenique Harrison, MA, MPH

Let's Take a Walk: The Power of Co-Regulation

Emotions drive attention, learning, and memory. Emotion regulation is the ability to manage emotions and actions in ways that can be beneficial. Joining us to support and validate students' emotional processes is Adriana Silva-Alvarez, MFT, co-founde...

 Video   |    16 minutes   |   Featuring: Adriana Silva-Alvarez, MFT & Domenique Harrison, MA, MPH

Exposing Inequity, Highlighting Strengths in Education

The COVID-19 pandemic shines a light on inequity in our schools and our community. Students living in impoverished communities, complete their work in crowded spaces, lack adequate internet access, and have to support multiple generations of family. ...

 Video   |    15 minutes   |   Featuring: Tyrone Howard, PhD & Domenique Harrison, MA, MPH

Trauma: Learning in a Pandemic

As educators, we know that maintaining a trauma and resilience informed lens means highlighting our student's strengths and honoring their experiences of stress and trauma. We also all know it doesn't always come easy; it takes practice and consisten...

 Video   |    16 minutes   |   Featuring: Melissa Spiegelman, MAEd & Domenique Harrison, MA, MPH

Opportunities and Imperfections: Strategies to Support Educator Wellbeing

The COVID-19 pandemic has put our usual way of living and working on hold. Educators are navigating student, family, and personal challenges daily. Laura McMullin, PhD has been an educator for over 20 years and shares tools to enhance wellbeing and r...

 Video   |    15 minutes   |   Featuring: Laura McMullin, PhD & Domenique Harrison, MA, MPH

Supporting Students in Distress: The Importance of Psychological First Aid (PFA)

We have been hearing from teachers about how impossible it has been trying to teach students during this time, when our world has been turned upside down dealing with COVID-19. Here to share helpful communication tips educators can use during this ti...

 Video   |    15 minutes   |   Featuring: Pamela Vona MA, MPH & Domenique Harrison, MA, MPH

Added on 7/10/2020