Social Emotional Training

Current and Upcoming Events

These workshops are a can’t-miss for educators. We provide tangible, proven strategies on implementing social emotional health to enhance children’s learnings. We offer a variety of virtual or in-person training. Choose a category below to see the class names and dates

Social Emotional Learning Training

UPCOMING DATES AND
REGISTRATION:

  • Oct 4, 2022 :

    Learn about Our SEL Curriculums: Changemakers & Let’s Meet in the Middle

  • Oct 6, 2022 :

    Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Programming Beyond the Curriculum

  • Oct 12, 2022 :

    Your Questions Answered: Big Behaviors

  • Oct 25, 2022 :

    Challenging Student Behaviors: Responding with Information, Intention, and Compassion

  • Oct 27, 2022 :

    The Adolescent Brain: From Risky to Responsible

  • Dec 7, 2022 :

    Your Questions Answered: SEL that Sticks: Implementation Strategies that Work

Learn about Our SEL Curriculums:

Changemakers & Let’s Meet in the Middle

Event Date: Oct 4, 2022

Event Time: 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM America/Chicago

Audience: Educators

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Join us for a live demonstration of Momentous Institute's CASEL approved Changemakers: A Social Emotional Learning Curriculum. Our comprehensive PreK-5th grade program offers unique mental health solutions that meet the SEL needs of elementary students across the country.

Momentous Institute has over 100 years of working in the field of social emotional health to help all children achieve their full potential, by working at the intersection of education and mental health.

About the Speakers

Kelly Richmond

Kelly Richmond is a Teacher Trainer at Momentous Institute. Kelly has 14 years of experience in education and graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on early childhood. She believes understanding and attending to social emotional health is essential to great teaching. Kelly focuses on bringing Social Emotional Health strategies into classrooms and schools through instructional coaching, professional development and professional learning.

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Programming Beyond the Curriculum

Event Date: Oct 6, 2022

Event Time: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM America/Chicago

Audience: Educators

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Congratulations! Your campus has decided to focus on research-based skills that improve student success! As a result, your campus will implement a social emotional initiative. Choosing the curriculum is one step – but, alone, it won’t be enough to shape a culture in which social emotional skills will grow in students and staff. There is much more to implementation than purchasing curriculum. This webinar will focus on the most important steps to successful implementation. Next, we’ll analyze why some efforts succeed and others fizzle by turning our attention to the challenges that commonly crop up with any new initiative – and offering solutions to manage them! Space will be held during the webinar to respond directly to participants’ questions.

1. Discuss aspects of school culture that need to be addressed in order to successfully use SEL curriculum.
2. Explain how the curriculum should be implemented to guarantee fidelity and generalization of SEL principles.
3. List ways to share SEL learning with families and caregivers.
4. Analyze areas of potential challenge in implementing a campus-wide SEL initiative.
5. Determine steps to address the challenges of implementation and sustainability.

About the Speakers

Daniel Knoll, M.Ed

Daniel joined Momentous Institute in July 2017. His previous experience includes extensive involvement with students and families in South Dallas, including service with Teach for America. Daniel received a bachelor’s degree in international relations from American University and a master’s degree in school leadership from Southern Methodist University.

Rhonda Vincent, Ph.D

Rhonda Vincent joined Momentous Institute in December 2013. Her previous experience includes over 25 years of work in education. Along with a Bachelor of Science, Rhonda earned elementary and early childhood teaching certificates from the University of Texas Permian Basin. She received a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from New Mexico State University and a Ph.D. in Child Development from Texas Woman’s University.

Your Questions Answered:

Big Behaviors

Event Date: Oct 12, 2022

Event Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM America/Chicago

Audience: Educators

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This free webinar will help examine frequent causes of students’ big behaviors and how to manage them in the classroom. Trainers will put participant questions at the center of the discussion as they share approaches we've personally used to help guide children to a sense of calm and safety.

Below are questions we’d like to consider for the Q&A. Please provide short answers to each in your registration. 

1. What worries you most about big behaviors in your classroom/school?
2. What challenges do you encounter when dealing with big behaviors in your classroom/school?
3. What would you most like to know about big behaviors?

About the Speakers

Jennifer Hartmann, M.Ed.

Jennifer Hartmann has worked in education for over 13 years. She has worked as a teacher at Momentous School and as an SEL coach on the Forth Worth and Dallas ISD projects for Momentous Institute. Using the knowledge gained from classroom experience and coaching, she teaches other professionals best practices for social emotional health in the classroom. Jennifer graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education from Oklahoma City University.

Rhonda Vincent, Ph.D

Rhonda Vincent joined Momentous Institute in December 2013. Her previous experience includes over 25 years of work in education. Along with a Bachelor of Science, Rhonda earned elementary and early childhood teaching certificates from the University of Texas Permian Basin. She received a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from New Mexico State University and a Ph.D. in Child Development from Texas Woman’s University.

Challenging Student Behaviors:

Responding with Information, Intention, and Compassion

Event Date: Oct 25, 2022

Event Time: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM America/Chicago

Audience: Educators

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Recent research shows that teachers agree - student behavior problems are on the rise. This often requires teachers to sacrifice academic time in order to over-attend to discipline issues. At the end of the day, many teachers feel overwhelmed and under-prepared.  This session will help you to identify children who need more intense behavioral support and respond when challenging behaviors occur in the classroom.

1. Dispel myths around misbehavior
2. Examine how challenging behaviors impact the teacher. 
3. Develop the ability to chase the why
4. Explain how to respond to an activated brain state.
5. Select effective interventions
6. Determine when to seek expert help.

About the Speakers

Méroudjie Denis, Ph.D, LP, LMSW

Méroudjie is a licensed psychologist, licensed social worker and trained school psychologist, with over 13 years of experience in the mental health field. She provides clinical services to children and families impacted by trauma. Previously, she spent a decade working as an early childhood educator, serving children receiving special education. She earned her Bachelor of Art in psychology from the University of Dallas, her master’s degree in social work from the University of Texas-Arlington and her Ph.D. in psychology from Texas women's University.

Rhonda Vincent, Ph.D

Rhonda Vincent joined Momentous Institute in December 2013. Her previous experience includes over 25 years of work in education. Along with a Bachelor of Science, Rhonda earned elementary and early childhood teaching certificates from the University of Texas Permian Basin. She received a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from New Mexico State University and a Ph.D. in Child Development from Texas Woman’s University.

The Adolescent Brain:

From Risky to Responsible

Event Date: Oct 27, 2022

Event Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM America/Chicago

Audience: Educators

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This session is for anyone who has ever walked away from an encounter with a teenager and thought, “What are they thinking?” Behavior in the teen years is often unpredictable, confusing, and difficult to manage. This session unpacks the neuroscience behind the developing brain, offering insights into teenage thinking.  Protective factors that support teens through typical social emotional challenges will be addressed.

1. Explain the unique phase of brain development during adolescence.
2. Discuss social emotional challenges often experienced during adolescence.
3. Explore classroom friendly strategies that support adolescents’ needs.

About the Speakers

Méroudjie Denis, Ph.D, LP, LMSW

Méroudjie is a licensed psychologist, licensed social worker and trained school psychologist, with over 13 years of experience in the mental health field. She provides clinical services to children and families impacted by trauma. Previously, she spent a decade working as an early childhood educator, serving children receiving special education. She earned her Bachelor of Art in psychology from the University of Dallas, her master’s degree in social work from the University of Texas-Arlington and her Ph.D. in psychology from Texas women's University.

Rhonda Vincent, Ph.D

Rhonda Vincent joined Momentous Institute in December 2013. Her previous experience includes over 25 years of work in education. Along with a Bachelor of Science, Rhonda earned elementary and early childhood teaching certificates from the University of Texas Permian Basin. She received a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from New Mexico State University and a Ph.D. in Child Development from Texas Woman’s University.

Your Questions Answered:

SEL that Sticks: Implementation Strategies that Work

Event Date: Dec 7, 2022

Event Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM America/Chicago

Audience: Educators

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With decades of experience in education, Momentous Institute is excited to host this free webinar highlighting how to successfully implement social emotional learning into classrooms. Participant questions will shape the focus of our discussion and allow us to collectively address the challenges that are unique to SEL and offer solutions to manage them!

Below are questions we’d like to consider for the Q&A. Please provide short answers to each in your registration.

1. What challenges have you experienced with your SEL implementation so far?
2. What challenges do you anticipate with the SEL implementation?
3. What would you most like to know about successful SEL implementation?

About the Speakers

Jennifer Hartmann, M.Ed.

Jennifer Hartmann has worked in education for over 13 years. She has worked as a teacher at Momentous School and as an SEL coach on the Forth Worth and Dallas ISD projects for Momentous Institute. Using the knowledge gained from classroom experience and coaching, she teaches other professionals best practices for social emotional health in the classroom. Jennifer graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education from Oklahoma City University.

Trauma, Mental Health & Wellness

UPCOMING DATES AND
REGISTRATION:

  • Nov 2, 2022 :

    Your Questions Answered: Trauma & Resilience

  • Nov 8, 2022 :

    Building a Culture of Wellness: The 5 C’s of Adult Mental Health on Campus

  • Nov 16, 2022 :

    Educator Grief: When School is More than You Signed Up For

Your Questions Answered:

Trauma & Resilience

Event Date: Nov 2, 2022

Event Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM America/Chicago

Audience: Educators

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The impact of trauma in schools resulting from the pandemic has caused all of us to lean in differently and learn more carefully about supporting students in a way that continues to maximize their educational experience. The research is clear that children who develop resilience adjust more quickly to changes and are more equipped to face disappointments and challenges with a sense of hope and optimism. Now more than ever before, schools need to understand, prioritize and implement trauma-sensitive strategies that help buffer the effects of stress and build resilience in the school setting. This free webinar will center participants’ questions about trauma and resilience in children and will offer answers and consultation to help them think through the most appropriate strategies for their classrooms and campuses.

1. What is most challenging for you in supporting students who are facing the trauma of the pandemic and other life events?
2. How has resilience in children shown up in your classroom and campus?
3. What would you most want to know about building resilience in children?

About the Speakers

Méroudjie Denis, Ph.D, LP, LMSW

Méroudjie is a licensed psychologist, licensed social worker and trained school psychologist, with over 13 years of experience in the mental health field. She provides clinical services to children and families impacted by trauma. Previously, she spent a decade working as an early childhood educator, serving children receiving special education. She earned her Bachelor of Art in psychology from the University of Dallas, her master’s degree in social work from the University of Texas-Arlington and her Ph.D. in psychology from Texas women's University.

Jennifer Hartmann, M.Ed.

Jennifer Hartmann has worked in education for over 13 years. She has worked as a teacher at Momentous School and as an SEL coach on the Forth Worth and Dallas ISD projects for Momentous Institute. Using the knowledge gained from classroom experience and coaching, she teaches other professionals best practices for social emotional health in the classroom. Jennifer graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education from Oklahoma City University.

Building a Culture of Wellness:

The 5 C’s of Adult Mental Health on Campus

Event Date: Nov 8, 2022

Event Time: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM America/Chicago

Audience: Educators

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If you are an educator who desires to maximize your capacity to meet the demands of teaching, support the needs of students and parents, as well as get to strong academic outcomes, this training is for you. In this session, we will discuss the “five C’s” that will help to develop and sustain your mental health and wellness which is fundamental to your longevity, vitality and success.          This training will discuss how to build and sustain a culture that cares for and supports your and your teachers’ mental health and wellness. Experts will highlight how fundamental these are to sustaining a healthy, vital culture and long-term success in schools!

1. Explore different factors that adversely affect administrator and teacher mental health in the school setting.
2. Learn important strategies for supporting administrator & teacher mental health and overall wellness.
3. Create a campus “wellness” plan for use throughout the school year.

About the Speakers

Méroudjie Denis, Ph.D, LP, LMSW

Méroudjie is a licensed psychologist, licensed social worker and trained school psychologist, with over 13 years of experience in the mental health field. She provides clinical services to children and families impacted by trauma. Previously, she spent a decade working as an early childhood educator, serving children receiving special education. She earned her Bachelor of Art in psychology from the University of Dallas, her master’s degree in social work from the University of Texas-Arlington and her Ph.D. in psychology from Texas women's University.

Rhonda Vincent, Ph.D

Rhonda Vincent joined Momentous Institute in December 2013. Her previous experience includes over 25 years of work in education. Along with a Bachelor of Science, Rhonda earned elementary and early childhood teaching certificates from the University of Texas Permian Basin. She received a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from New Mexico State University and a Ph.D. in Child Development from Texas Woman’s University.

Educator Grief:

When School is More than You Signed Up For

Event Date: Nov 16, 2022

Event Time: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM America/Chicago

Audience: Educators

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Less than a quarter of surveyed educators report that they would not recommend the teaching field to a colleague (TPT Report, 2022). The pandemic, learning loss, challenging student behavior and the social-political climate have clearly impacted how educators are experiencing their work. Educators have faced significant amounts of grief and loss that have challenged their capacity to sustain and succeed. In this session, we’ll unpack how current stressors have uniquely impacted educators and how they can manage grief in a time of chaos.

1. Describe the sources of grief that educators are currently experiencing.
2. Understand how grief impacts the educator’s space.
3. Learn how to manage grief while doing your job.
4. Understand how to support your fellow educators who are grieving.


About the Speakers

Méroudjie Denis, Ph.D, LP, LMSW

Méroudjie is a licensed psychologist, licensed social worker and trained school psychologist, with over 13 years of experience in the mental health field. She provides clinical services to children and families impacted by trauma. Previously, she spent a decade working as an early childhood educator, serving children receiving special education. She earned her Bachelor of Art in psychology from the University of Dallas, her master’s degree in social work from the University of Texas-Arlington and her Ph.D. in psychology from Texas women's University.

Rhonda Vincent, Ph.D

Rhonda Vincent joined Momentous Institute in December 2013. Her previous experience includes over 25 years of work in education. Along with a Bachelor of Science, Rhonda earned elementary and early childhood teaching certificates from the University of Texas Permian Basin. She received a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from New Mexico State University and a Ph.D. in Child Development from Texas Woman’s University.

Coaching For Momentoum

UPCOMING DATES AND
REGISTRATION:

  • Oct 4, 2022 :

    Coaching for Momentum: A Social Emotional Approach to Coaching (FALL C)

  • Oct 6, 2022 :

    Coaching for Momentum: A Social Emotional Approach to Coaching (FALL D)

Coaching for Momentum:

A Social Emotional Approach to Coaching - FALL C 2022 cohort

Event Date: Oct 4, 2022

Event Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM America/Chicago

Audience: Educators

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Registration now open for our Fall cohort. 

Research shows that in-classroom coaching is a powerful tool for impacting a teacher’s skill but few campus professionals claim expertise in social emotional learning. Coaching for Momentum is a multi-day learning session designed to address this gap.

Join our 6-part workshop series on Coaching for Momentum: A Social Emotional Approach to Classroom Coaching. We will work through five categories of awareness to enhance the coach-to-teacher relationship, learning how to deepen the reflective practice of teachers. Ultimately, participants will develop a strong social emotional lens to inform the process of coaching and build a network of collaboration for sustainability.

By learning to coach with an SEL lens, coaches, counselors, principals, assistant principals, school leaders, staff developers, mentors, department chairs and others become better equipped to get traction for momentous outcomes and inspire transformational change and increase their ability to provide strong sustainable support. 

Dates

  • Session 1: Oct. 4, 2022
  • Session 2: Oct. 11, 2022
  • Session 3: Oct. 18, 2022
  • Session 4: Oct. 25, 2022
  • Session 5: Nov. 1, 2022
  • Session 6: Nov. 8, 2022

  • Visit the link below for additional course information, pricing and enrollment.

    Coaching for Momentum:

    A Social Emotional Approach to Coaching - FALL D 2022 cohort

    Event Date: Oct 6, 2022

    Event Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM America/Chicago

    Audience: Educators

    REGISTER NOW

    Registration now open for our Fall cohort. 

    Research shows that in-classroom coaching is a powerful tool for impacting a teacher’s skill but few campus professionals claim expertise in social emotional learning. Coaching for Momentum is a multi-day learning session designed to address this gap.

    Join our 6-part workshop series on Coaching for Momentum: A Social Emotional Approach to Classroom Coaching. We will work through five categories of awareness to enhance the coach-to-teacher relationship, learning how to deepen the reflective practice of teachers. Ultimately, participants will develop a strong social emotional lens to inform the process of coaching and build a network of collaboration for sustainability.

    By learning to coach with an SEL lens, coaches, counselors, principals, assistant principals, school leaders, staff developers, mentors, department chairs and others become better equipped to get traction for momentous outcomes and inspire transformational change and increase their ability to provide strong sustainable support. 


    Dates

  • Session 1: Oct. 6, 2022
  • Session 2: Oct. 13, 2022
  • Session 3: Oct. 20, 2022
  • Session 4: Oct. 27, 2022
  • Session 5: Nov. 3, 2022
  • Session 6: Nov. 10, 2022

  • Visit the link below for additional course information, pricing and enrollment.