Friday, November 6, 2020

LID Collaboration Workshops, Infinite Campus Training, Permission to Feel, and Trivia ~ November 6, 2020

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Every December, we usually have LID Vision Workshops where Faculty provides professional development sessions for and by Faculty. In light of current life and times, we're adjusting this structure on the afternoon of December 9 to be sensitive to your most precious and irreplaceable commodity: time. We also want to provide a space, if people would like it. Here are the details:

  • Date: December 9, 2020
  • Time: 3:15-4:30pm (may vary slightly by division - ask your LID Director)
  • What: LID Collaboration Time
  • What we need from you:
  • What if I don't have the energy or space to collaborate on December 9?
    • We get that. Please still know that if you have a quick question, your LID Director will be in their Zoom Room during that time to address any timely questions.
  • Will attendance be taken? 
    • No
  • What if I don't want to think about anything school-related, but I still want to see my colleagues?
    • Jane Keller will be graciously offering an online Yoga session during this time, as well, in case that's more appealing for you.  

We have signed up for Infinite Campus' National Training Week, which is the week of November 16. You are free and welcome to attend as many sessions as you are able and for which you are interested.


Permission to Feel:

Strategies for Supporting Your Child's Emotional Well-Being During Uncertain Times

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 

5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET


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Marc Brackett, Ph.D.

Professor and director, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and author of Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive

In conversation with

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Lorri Hamilton Durbin

Head of School, Town School for Boys

Throughout the pandemic, the critical role of schools and educators as sources of support, connectedness, and stability has never been more visible. And, as students, families, and educators face continued uncertainty and disruptions, social and emotional learning (SEL) has never been more important.

In this session, Dr. Marc Brackett, director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and lead developer of RULER, the evidence-based approach to teaching kids how to become emotion scientists, will share his research, tools, and strategies that can help make the ride a little smoother.

Join us for a 45-minute conversation with Marc as he outlines a blueprint for understanding emotions and using them wisely, supported by the latest research and powerful stories. You will leave this interactive webinar with strategies and tools to support your children's well-being during these challenging times and beyond.
Common Sense is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to digital well-being for all kids. For more information, please visit


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