Easy Ways to Incorporate SEL with Our ELLs with Guest Rachel Davis


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Working with our ELL students on social emotional learning is so important now more than ever. Between virtual learning, the pandemic, and any traumatic experiences they may have been through, they may need help with coping skills and that is where SEL  comes in. Today, we are getting some wonderful insight about the importance of SEL from our guest, Rachel Davis.

Rachel is sharing all about social emotional learning. We are talking about the importance of SEL, easy to implement tips for incorporating SEL into the classroom, SEL lesson ideas, and how to support students who have been through trauma. Rachel has so much knowledge on SEL and helping students with their emotions and she is sharing tons of info with us so we can best help our ELLs!

Rachel is the school counselor and curriculum designer behind Bright Futures Counseling. With nearly a decade of experience, a highly rated school counseling podcast, and an engaged online community, Rachel is passionate about helping school counselors increase their impact and advocate for their role. She resides in Costa Rica, and when she’s not working on her business you can find her at the beach playing with her toddler son!

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Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Why SEL is so important for our students
  • Easy to implement and accessible tips for incorporating SEL into your classroom
  • What types of lessons to start with and how and when to dive deeper into different topics and emotions
  • How the brain responds to trauma and how this may be impacting some of our ELLs
  • How to support students who have been through traumatic experiences and the 4 step framework of strategies Rachel uses with her students


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We all know that teaching isn’t easy, but it doesn’t have to be this hard. Equipping ELLs is a podcast for both ESL specialists and homeroom teachers who are looking for effective and engaging ways to support their English Language Learners without adding to their endless to-do list. Tune in each week to hear tips, strategies, and inspirational stories that will empower you to better reach your ELL students, equip them with life-long skills, and strengthen relationships with colleagues and parents.

Your host, Beth Vaucher, is the founder of Inspiring Young Learners. She is an ESL certified homeroom teacher with over 10 years of experience teaching in the US and internationally. Her background of M.Ed in ESL and Curriculum and Instruction combined with her experience has led her to develop a bestselling newcomer curriculum that has sold in over 90 countries around the globe. She brings a different perspective to teaching ELLs from her years teaching and living abroad and working with ELLs from around the world. You will walk away from each episode with the ideas and tools you need to transform your experience as a teacher and cultivate a thriving and welcoming environment for your ELL students.


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