Fly Five and Adult SEL Competence

Adult SEL is the process of helping educators build their expertise and skills to lead social and emotional learning initiatives, while cultivating the adults’ own social and emotional competencies. Rigorous research shows that SEL leads to greater academic achievement, better mental health, and career success. In order to cultivate students’ social-emotional skills, adults must feel socially and emotionally competent with support and value. Fly Five builds in the support and value for adults to be equipped with the strategies and tools they need to strengthen their own SEL skills.

In this webinar, a Fly Five Educational Partnership Consultant, Hope Littlejohn, discussed the tools that are necessary to equip teachers with SEL competence.

Participants explored:

  • Effective SEL strategies educators can use daily
  • What Fly Five has to offer to build adult SEL competence
  • Strategies that Fly Five uses to improve adult SEL competence

Hope Littlejohn - Presenter

Before coming to CRS, Hope Littlejohn served as a high school mathematics teacher for 8 years and as a middle school administrator for 4 years . Throughout her 12 years in education, her passion has been to provide an environment that will strengthen students academically, physically, socially, and mentally, all while making them culturally aware and competitive in the vast international community. She believes that all students deserve the best educational experience to include providing students with social and emotional learning to equip them in and out of school. In her spare time, Hope enjoys spending time with her husband, four children, and their family Yorkie name Chief.