Recently Dr. Housman sat down with Education Post's Maureen Kelleher to discuss how attending to teachers' emotional well-being not only benefits teachers but is also critical for their students. They also spoke about the many big emotions this back to school year will bring and how to help both teachers and students deal with those emotions together.
One of the things teachers need to be very alert to is the fact that they and their students will be returning to school with a lot of big emotions. Until they can address that, they’re not going to be able to address what everybody is concerned about: learning loss. They have to be able to start to deal with those emotions."
At Housman Institute, we believe our role is to nurture the social, emotional, and cognitive well-being of all students and educators without bias. It is critical that every child feel recognized and validated from their earliest days—to understand that their voice matters, regardless of background or experience and is being heard. We listen to, respect and support the needs of our educators as we recognize their critical role in a child's emotional growth and development. Together we need to begin the important work to help all our children and educators, as we move toward a more equitable environment for early learning, setting the stage for the building blocks of empathy and conflict resolution, and a more equitable future for us all. To learn more about how our program works to address equity in early childhood school communities... visit here.