Addressing the Social and Emotional Needs of Students through Distance Learning

In a moment in history where we are all isolated, it has never been more important for us to feel connected to our students and each other. In this session, we will discuss strategies and activities to foster meaningful relationships and build a virtual learning community that supports our students’ social and emotional needs through empathy in our new virtual learning context.



We invite educators to continue to learn and grow with these resources. Discover and collect new ideas and examples relevant to you after viewing the session video and related resources. Take notes and reflect while you view so you can customize the techniques for your own remote learning and classroom needs and adapt the strategies for your students. Let these guiding questions support your reflective practice after viewing the session and/or reviewing of session materials:

  1. Why is the development and support of students’ SEL skills especially important now?
  2. What are some key strategies that you can use to connect with your students and build a learning community in a remote setting?
  3. What is your most important goal in ensuring an equitable learning experience for your students?

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