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Setting the Standard: Connecting SEL & CRT

Audience: Educators | Topic: Standards | Hosted by: Office of Standards and Instructional Support

On-Demand format. Setting the Standard: Connecting SEL & CRT
On-Demand format

For too long, social-emotional learning and culturally responsive teaching have been considered separate methods for supporting and sustaining positive relationships with students. However, it is only when we connect both pedagogical practices that we can begin to incorporate strategies that are truly inclusive, improve instruction, and support students.

As our country confronts the reality of inequitable social practices and systemic racism, it is critical that educators at every level embrace teaching students from backgrounds and communities different than their own.

In this session, participants will explore strategies that:

  • Consider students’ racial and ethnic backgrounds when determining how and why to teach specific curriculum.
  • Empower students from vulnerable populations.
  • Build relationships with these students based on an asset-based perspective, rather than a deficit-based model.

Join guest speaker, Monica Washington, for this live Setting the Standard session. Monica is the 2014 Texas Teacher of the Year, and a 2015 NEA Foundation Global Fellow. A passionate advocate for creating equitable and inclusive school environments, she serves as the Leading Educator Ambassador for Equity for the Education Civil Rights Alliance. A decorated educator for over 22 years, she currently works as an instructional coach and solution designer for BetterLesson, where she supports teachers and administrators across the country to make positive shifts in instruction and leadership. You can find more resources and previously recorded professional development sessions at


RECORDING  | Interactive Resource | CRT Lesson Planner | SEL Activity Audit 

Event Date and Time

  • Friday, February 5, 2021 -
    11:30am to 12:30pm


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Contact Information

Jamie Hurley


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