SEL with Jason Littlefield
Available training topics, customizable to your district’s needs:
A New Framework for Learning: SEL, mindfulness and beyond
This workshop is designed for all educators (K-12; TA-Superintendent) interested in embedding social & emotional learning practices and structures throughout the learning/working day. Neuroplasticity and relationships are presented as the basis for learning and the fact that, learning (by nature) IS social and emotional are repeated theme. The workshop is interactive, and participants are invited to engage in mindfulness practices and collaborative learning. Participants will leave with a clear understanding of Social and Emotional Learning, a framework for building relationships, the EmpowerED Pathways’ 3 Pathways of Practice and resources for implantation.
Creating brain based and dignity centered environments.
Content focuses on human brain development and creating environments conducive to learning. This workshop also showcases how promoting individual sovereignty and dignity impact personal well-being and campus climate/culture. The workshop is interactive, and participants are invited to engage in mindfulness practices, discussions and collaborative learning. Participants will leave with a basic understanding of brain development and pragmatic strategies for cultivating positive human attributes while curbing the negative. This workshop also reinforces the notion that “honored dignity” is the true equalizer in regard to preventing injustice and developing human potential to its fullest capacity.
Cultivating Educator Resilience
This workshop is designed for all educators (K-12; TA-Superintendent) interested in increasing well-being and resiliency through a deeper exploration/practice of self-care and self-compassion. The intent is to provide educators with “a day of care” to cultivate and promote personal well-being rather than focusing on student strategies. The workshop is experiential in nature with multiple opportunities to engage in a variety of mindfulness and self-care practices. Participants will gain an understanding of the brain’s negativity bias and strategies to rewire this bias. Participants will leave with multiple strategies to increase well-being and resiliency.
About the presenter:
Jason Littlefield began working in Texas public schools in 2000. In 2014 He joined the Social and Emotional Learning team in Austin ISD. Before becoming a SEL Specialist, he was a middle/high school Social Studies teacher and assistant principal. Outside of public education, Jason has worked with K-12 students and educators in multiple capacities throughout the United States, Taiwan, China, and Benin, Africa. He believes mindfulness and mindset coaching not only transform individuals, but can collectively transform our schools, businesses and communities to be in greater harmony within themselves and each other. In 2017, he co-founded EmpowerED Pathways with the intention of starting a movement to leverage the K-12 experience and cultivate the emotional intelligence and well-being of educators, youth and community members. As Executive Director, he draws upon his StrengthsFinder strengths (relator, futuristic, strategic, and restorative and self-assurance) to intentionally lead from the heart and build a hopeful tomorrow.
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Discounts available for multi-day trainings