Savanna is well-known for her ability to inspire audiences to move outside their comfort zones, chase their biggest dreams, and identify and reach their full potential in her inspirational keynotes.
Social Emotional Learning as a Lever for Equity
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) equips students with competences to lead productive and healthy lives. When the entire school community commits to promoting students’ social and emotional learning, we create a safe, equitable, and engaging school climate, so each student acquires the essential knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary for interpersonal and life success. To remove barriers that limit access and prevent some students from developing social and emotional competencies, we must apply an equity lens to SEL to increase access and support the development of the whole child. Explore three practices critical to supporting Social Emotional Learning and Equity: 1) integration of SEL with instruction 2) creating caring relationships and classroom culture 3) supporting culturally competent and equity literate educators.
The Power of Mindset
Having a growth mindset (the belief that you are in control of your own ability, and can learn and improve) is the key to success. Purposeful hard work, effective effort, and persistence are all important, but not as important as having that underlying belief that you are in control of your own destiny.
Collaborating for Success
"We are stronger together," is more than just a fancy tagline. What is teamwork? Effective teams build a sense of unity to enable efficient movement towards targets, camaraderie to overcome obstacles, and sustain long-term success.
Innovation for the 21st Century
Innovation can be defined as the process of implementing new ideas to create value for an organization. How do we use best practices and build on the needs and interest of our clientele to create new services, systems, or processes that enhance the existing ones?
Every Teacher Deserves a Great Coach
Coaching is not about improving teachers. Coaching is about creating the conditions where teachers can improve themselves and share knowledge with other teachers. Join me in exploring the five characteristics of effective coaches.