Social and Emotional Learning to Address Climate Change: The Missing Piece

Young people are dealing with anxiety, stress, and depression at unprecedented levels. One source of concern for a growing number of students is the climate. Yet climate anxiety doesn’t only show up in science classrooms. So how can educators at any grade level and teaching any subject help students deal with their feelings and concerns?

During this on-demand webinar, Tom Roderick, long-time educator and author of the award-winning book Teach for Climate Justice, will offer strategies, activities, and inspiration to help students develop the skills and mindsets needed to address the climate challenges of today and the future.

Tune in to explore:

  • Why social and emotional learning is essential for effective climate education
  • Ways to build community and create safe spaces for students to express their hopes, fears, worries, and opinions
  • Techniques for facilitating constructive conversations about climate change and other controversial topics and for engaging students in practicing productive conversations
  • Approaches to help students envision the world they hope for and take steps to achieve it

Tom models a variety of classroom activities and teaching strategies designed to build the skills students need to understand, express, and manage the strong emotions triggered by climate change and other crises.

Watch now for an exciting conversation about how to nurture our students’ strengths, foster hope, and empower them to take action.

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