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Put on Your Own Oxygen Mask First: Cultivating Healing and Wellbeing in Ourselves (Part 2)

Rehumanizing education requires leaders to recognize the importance of social and emotional intelligence (SEI) skills.
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Published: November 29, 2022 Last Updated: January 23, 2023
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At a Glance

Part 2 of this 2. These skills support all adults to lead thriving lives and ensure healthy practices are integrated into the culture of their workplaces and associations. In this session, you will explore three SEI themes: Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, and Responsible Decision-Making. In addition, you will unpack new ways to teach these skills to your students and colleagues and lead others in their own healing journey.


  • Mental Health
  • Wellness & Self-Care


  • Social Awareness
  • Relationship Skills
  • Responsible Decision-Making


Audience Role

  • Clerical
  • Education Support Professional
  • Food Service
  • Health Occupation/Security
  • Paraprofessional
  • Technical Services

Session Length

1 hour

Session Format


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