All Teach Meets offer:

  • Support and encouragement for you and your teaching practices
  • Practical ideas for nurturing SEL and connection online
  • A space for peer-to-peer learning and resource sharing

Space is limited. Registration is FREE. We will meet virtually on Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed 24 hours before the Meet.


Wednesday, January 27th

12:30pm PDT, 3:30pm EDT

Other time zones: 8:30pm BST, 3:30am China/CST (Weds), 4:30am Japan/JST (Weds)


3:30pm PDT, 6:30pm EDT

Other time zones: 11:30pm BST, 6:30am China/CST (Weds), 7:30am Japan/JST (Weds)
REGISTER HERE

January Teach Meet
SPECIAL THEME: SEL & Trauma-Informed Care


Join us for our next FREE Teach Meets on January 27th. Our special theme will be SEL & Trauma-Informed Care. We're excited to welcome our Guest Contributors who will share their insights on this critical work, and we will provide space for you all to share your own experiences, approaches and ideas too.

Our Guest Contributors from IFSEL partner school, The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, will be:

Nicole NealDirector, Student Services

Nicole Neal
Director, Student Services

Carla EllisAssistant Director of Schools, Interim N–2 Principal

Carla Ellis
Assistant Director of Schools, Interim N–2 Principal

Priyanka RupaniDirector, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Priyanka Rupani
Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools Logo

Everyone is welcome. Come just as you are. No need to keep children or pets away- just keep your microphone on mute. Teach Meet will last 40 minutes.


Space is limited.

February Teach Meet
Topic TBD

Tuesday, February 23rd
12:30pm PDT, 3:30pm EDT

Other time zones: 8:30pm BST, 3:30am China/CST (Weds), 4:30am Japan/JST (Weds)

Tuesday, February 23rd
3:30pm PDT, 6:30pm EDT

Other time zones: 11:30pm BST, 6:30am China/CST (Weds), 7:30am Japan/JST (Weds)
REGISTER HERE

March Teach Meet
Topic TBD

Tuesday, March 30th
12:30pm PDT, 3:30pm EDT

Other time zones: 8:30pm BST, 3:30am China/CST (Weds), 4:30am Japan/JST (Weds)

Tuesday, March 30th
3:30pm PDT, 6:30pm EDT

Other time zones: 11:30pm BST, 6:30am China/CST (Weds), 7:30am Japan/JST (Weds)
REGISTER HERE

April Teach Meet
Topic TBD

Tuesday, April 27th
12:30pm PDT, 3:30pm EDT

Other time zones: 8:30pm BST, 3:30am China/CST (Weds), 4:30am Japan/JST (Weds)

Tuesday, April 27th
3:30pm PDT, 6:30pm EDT

Other time zones: 11:30pm BST, 6:30am China/CST (Weds), 7:30am Japan/JST (Weds)
REGISTER HERE

Future Teach Meets

Upcoming Professional Development Events

IFSEL Institutes and Workshops provide opportunities for K-12 educators, administrators and counselors to experience a range of SEL activities, and also to understand the research and rationale that underpin them. 

Catalyzed by SEL

hosted at

Practical and High-Impact Approaches to Integrating SEL into the Subject Curriculum in Every Classroom.


This highly practical, two-session online course will provide 3rd - 12th Grade teachers and administrators with myriad strategies for embedding SEL directly within any learning moment.


The Joy of Advising (Course 1)

hosted at

Inspiring Approaches and Practical Tools for Middle and High School Advisors and Homeroom Teachers


This inspiring course offers opportunities to build and re-energize Advisor tools and approaches. Learn and practice 'low-prep, high-impact' practices that nurture advisory connection in-person and through Distance Learning.


Paving a Path for All to Thrive

hosted at

SEL Teaching Practices, Skills, and Positive Communication for the Elementary Grades K - 6


This course provides effective lesson sequences and simple, profound practices. Learn a framework of common language to build emotional intelligence, positive communication, and restorative practices.


Nurturing a Whole Community Approach to SEL

hosted at


This creative and experiential online course offers educators, administrators, counselors and advisors the opportunity to learn how to build classroom practices and school-wide systems that nurture the social and emotional health of all members of the community.


The Joy of Advising (Course 2)

hosted at

Deepening Approaches and Practical Tools for Middle and High School Advisors and Homeroom Teachers


This experiential course, as a follow-up to Joy of Advising 1, extends and deepens approaches and practices that empower high quality advising in Middle and High Schools.


Check-In

hosted at

A simple, profound, and essential practice to maintain balance and guide decision-making for all ages (K-12th Grade)


IFSEL’s approach to Check-In offers a simple and profound practice that activates self- and group-awareness and is the foundation for all social and emotional learning.


Introduction to an SEL-Rooted Advisory Program for New Advisors

hosted at

Practical strategies and approaches for being an authentic and accessible Advisor within an SEL-Rooted Advisory Program


This experiential workshop is designed for new advisors at schools that already have worked with IFSEL to build and deepen their advisory program.

SEL Induction for New Faculty and Staff

hosted at

An ideal way for all current and prior IFSEL schools to welcome new faculty to this work.


The workshop will introduce IFSEL’s Whole-Community Approach to SEL through a series of meaningful and creative experiences.

See All Professional Development Events

Upcoming Professional Development Events

IFSEL Institutes and Workshops provide opportunities for K-12 educators, administrators and counselors to experience a range of SEL activities, and also to understand the research and rationale that underpin them. 

Grades 3-12

Catalyzed by SEL

hosted at

Practical and High-Impact Approaches to Integrating SEL into the Subject Curriculum in Every Classroom.


This highly practical, two-session online course will provide 3rd - 12th Grade teachers and administrators with myriad strategies for embedding SEL directly within any learning moment.


Grades 5-12

The Joy of Advising (Course 1)

hosted at

Inspiring Approaches and Practical Tools for Middle and High School Advisors and Homeroom Teachers


This inspiring course offers opportunities to build and re-energize Advisor tools and approaches. Learn and practice 'low-prep, high-impact' practices that nurture advisory connection in-person and through Distance Learning.


Grades K-6

Paving a Path for All to Thrive

hosted at

SEL Teaching Practices, Skills, and Positive Communication for the Elementary Grades K - 6

Four-Session Online Course Starting January 26th, June 16th, or August 4th


This course provides effective lesson sequences and simple, profound practices. Learn a framework of common language to build emotional intelligence, positive communication, and restorative practices.


Grades K-12

Nurturing a Whole Community Approach to SEL

hosted at

Five-Session Online Course Starting June 14th, or August 2nd


This creative and experiential online course offers educators, administrators, counselors and advisors the opportunity to learn how to build classroom practices and school-wide systems that nurture the social and emotional health of all members of the community.


Grades 5-12

The Joy of Advising (Course 2)

hosted at

Deepening Approaches and Practical Tools for Middle and High School Advisors and Homeroom Teachers


This experiential course, as a follow-up to Joy of Advising 1, extends and deepens approaches and practices that empower high quality advising in Middle and High Schools.


Grades K-12

Check-In

hosted at

A simple, profound, and essential practice to maintain balance and guide decision-making for all ages (K-12th Grade)


IFSEL’s approach to Check-In offers a simple and profound practice that activates self- and group-awareness and is the foundation for all social and emotional learning.


Grades 5-12

Introduction to an SEL-Rooted Advisory Program for New Advisors

hosted at

Practical strategies and approaches for being an authentic and accessible Advisor within an SEL-Rooted Advisory Program


This experiential workshop is designed for new advisors at schools that already have worked with IFSEL to build and deepen their advisory program.


Grades K-12

SEL Induction for New Faculty and Staff

hosted at

An ideal way for all current and prior IFSEL schools to welcome new faculty to this work.


The workshop will introduce IFSEL’s Whole-Community Approach to SEL through a series of meaningful and creative experiences.


See All Professional Development Events

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