Season 2, Episode 9:
The Surprising, Brain-Changing Power of the Right Words at the Right Time
Every stumble along a path can be a stepping stone to greatness. Social and Emotional Learning Coach Lily Howard Scott shares practical suggestions for what to say when students struggle to manage big emotions when learning something new. Lily's bite-size, brain-altering phrases will inspire students to see the best in themselves and others, and positively navigate challenges with joy and resilience.
Lily Howard Scott is a social and emotional learning (SEL) coach and literacy consultant. She teaches in the Continuing Professional Studies department at Bank Street College of Education and provides professional development to teachers and school leaders around the country. Her work is centered on helping children navigate their inner lives, connect with each other, and imagine varied perspectives.
Lily presents regularly at national conferences. Her writing about the importance of a child-centered, holistic approach to teaching and learning has been published in Edutopia and The Washington Post. For nearly ten years, Lily taught elementary school in both public and independent settings.
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