Emotionally-Inclusive Practices

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Emotionally-Inclusive Practices is a framework used to integrate emotion into every part of the educational experience. Emotions lay the foundation for behavior that ground us in how we see the world and respond in our everyday interactions. Developing the emotional intelligence of adults and children across our implicit bias, culture consciousness, and understanding student and our own trauma give us the awareness and skills to create restorative communities that prioritize all relationships.

Seminar Overview

In schools across our country we are seeing a rise in the number of negative and confrontational interactions between students and teachers in the classroom and other school settings. These student-teacher interactions and relationships have a high impact on the behavioral and academic outcomes of students in the classroom (Hamre & Pianta, 2001).

Research-based curricula that provide students with opportunities to grow socially and emotionally are on the rise but often neglect to build the same skills for all stakeholders, primarily the teacher and leader. Our nation is also becoming more diverse and the unfortunate hardships many families experience leave children with unresolved trauma, requiring that educators have the training and skills to meet scholars and their own needs. Developing the emotional intelligence of students and teachers within a restorative community creates safety, belonging, and has strong student-teacher relationships. It also provides all community members the opportunity to talk through challenges, which is more vital now than ever before.

Emotionally-Inclusive Practices is a framework used to integrate emotion into every part of the educational experience. Emotions lay the foundation for behavior that ground us in how we see the world and respond in our everyday interactions. Developing the emotional intelligence of adults and children across our implicit bias, culture consciousness, and understanding student and our own trauma give us the awareness and skills to create restorative communities that prioritize all relationships.

Participation Outcomes:

  • Increase the emotional intelligence of faculty, staff, and students
  • Improved classroom management
  • Dramatic reduction in office referrals
  • Improved sense of community and belonging by students and teachers
  • Increase in academic outcomes for students
  • Decrease in trauma-related behaviors
  • Improved teacher satisfaction and retention
  • Improved peer-to-peer and student-teacher relationships

FAQ

Seminar Presenter

Brian Dinkins, Ph.D

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Brian Dinkins, Ph.D

*In case of an emergency, another qualified presenter will substitute

Presenter

Brian Dinkins, Ph.D. is the author and creator of Emotionally-Inclusive Practices and the CEO for the Center for Empowering Education. Raised by a single mother in the inner city of Indianapolis, he achieved poorly, graduating with a 1.9 GPA. With the support of public school teachers, coaches and mentors, he earned a B.A. from Purdue University, where he played football for the Big Ten Boilermakers. Dr. Dinkins completed two master’s degrees, Ed.S, and a doctorate in educational leadership from Ball State University. He has served as turnaround principal in four high-poverty schools, including traditional, charter and private schools, and has committed his work to serving school communities. Dr. Dinkins is a nationally recognized motivational speaker and a Responsibility-Centered Discipline™ (RCD) Certified Master Trainer.

 

 

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