On-Demand Workshops

Social-Emotional Learning

A Whole-School Approach


Continuing Education
Credit Hours (CEC)

Social and emotional skills form the basis for wellness in all areas of a person’s life. The process through which children and adults acquire the ability to recognize and use emotions to guide behaviours, social interactions, and decision-making is referred to as social-emotional learning or SEL. This workshop was developed to enhance the social-emotional skills of adults within a school environment so that they can more effectively model and teach SEL to their students. By focusing on building self-awareness and personal practices of SEL competencies, participants will be able to foster SEL in their school environment – whether they are administrators, teachers, or support staff. Participants will learn and apply practical, powerful strategies to enhance social and emotional competence within themselves and their students. This workshop illustrates a whole-school approach to SEL, and teaches simple, foundational elements that support SEL implementation.

Trainer: Mark Schinkel, M.Rel, B.Ed.

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Review the benefits and positive outcomes of using Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in the classroom
  • Consider SEL as a whole school approach for enhancing staff well-being and student achievement
  • Use practical strategies to increase social and emotional competence and resilience among school staff
  • Master helpful approaches to foster SEL in students and in the classroom

Some of the Topics Reviewed

  • The Benefits of SEL
  • SEL Core Competencies
  • Developing Self Awareness and Management
  • Developing Social Awareness and Relational Skills
  • Learning Responsible Decision Making
  • Pillars of Effective SEL Implementation
  • Ways to Cultivate a Caring Connection
  • How to Help Students Connect and Contribute

Target Audience

This introductory to intermediate level workshop is intended for school personnel, childcare providers, and support workers in an educational environment.

Trainer: Mark Schinkel

M.Rel, B.Ed.

For over 30 years, Mark Schinkel has served in public education as a Teacher, School Administrator, Executive Superintendent of Human Resource Services, and Senior Superintendent of Student Achievement and Well-Being with the Waterloo Region District School Board. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management, as well as Bachelor of Education and Master of Religion degrees. Mark’s commitment to organizational wellness, personal resiliency, and leadership development provides a wealth of practical experience in creating the conditions that allow people to flourish in a safe, inclusive, healthy, and purposeful environments. He believes that effective helpers and leaders nurture the natural relationship between productivity, personal and organizational goals, healthy environments, and individual well-being. As an experienced and considerate facilitator, Mark places a high value on creating an engaging, practical, and fun learning experience that is focused on identified participant learning goals and outcomes.

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