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Educating the Whole Child



Discover the importance of entwining educational theorists Abraham Maslow’s and Benjamin Bloom’s instructional practices to educate a child’s mind while supporting their heart. Learn how to use the 5 Pillars of SEL for Social-Emotional Growth & Self-Healing with students to build mindfulness and advocacy skills. Assess and develop a plan to overcome challenges and obstacles for integrating these practices in your classroom to ensure long-term implementation.


 Essential Question:

How can I embed SEL and Trauma-Informed Instructional practices in my teaching every day to promote healing and healthy social-emotional IQ development to ensure student equity?

Learning Objectives:

  • I will be able to identify the five SEL competencies and Trauma-Informed Practices and analyze their impact on education.
  • I will be able to justify SEL and Trauma taught together creates educational equity.
  • I will be able to create and implement Trauma-informed SEL Instructional strategies in my classroom.


Danielson Framework:

  1. Planning and Preparation
  2. Classroom Environment
  3. Instruction
  4. Professional Responsibilities