PCE Club - 197th Monthly Event - Social Emotional Learning
PCE 197th Monthly Event
Panel discussion: 情商教育：对话学校
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in our schools and homes
Saturday Dec 19th, 2020, 1:30-3:00pm EST
Online Zoom meeting
Social emotional development is a process through which children acquire the capacity to understand, express, and manage emotions and to develop healthy relationships with others. It provides a foundation for safe and positive learning, and enhances students'' ability to succeed in school, careers, and life. For example, in order to complete a difficult school assignment, a child may need the ability to focus, manage their frustration and seek help from others. Many mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety disorders, drug and alcohol addictions, and eating disorders, can also be explained through the lens of social emotional development.
Please join us for an interesting and enlightening afternoon of discussion about social emotional learning with our panel of SEL experts and educational leaders:
Gerard Dalton , Principal , Millstone River School in WW-P School District in NJ
Scott Taylor, Ph.D. , Superintendent , K-12 Highland Park Public Schools in NJ, Adjunct Professor in Education at Rutgers University and Montclair University
Joy Zhao, Founding Director and former Dean of Academics , YingHua International School (YHIS) in NJ
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Gerard Dalton is currently Principal of Millstone River School in West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District. Prior to assuming this role, he served as Superintendent of Brick Township Public Schools. Additionally, he has served as Assistant Superintendent of Pupil Services and Planning and Middle School Principal in the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District. Gerard has served as principal and assistant principal in schools in Morris, Hunterdon and Mercer Counties. Prior to entering into educational administration, he taught in fifth, sixth and seventh grades. In addition to his career related roles, Gerard served as a School Board member for the Asbury Park School District.
Scott Taylor, Ph.D. is currently Superintendent of K-12 Highland Park Public Schools in New Jersey and is an adjunct professor for the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University and Montclair University. He has been recognized as a leader in the cultivation of socially-emotionally rich school culture and has co-developed, along with Maurice Elias, the Academy for Social-Emotional Learning in Schools. Scott received his doctorate from Columbia University and B.A., Ed.M. from Rutgers University. He is a continual learner who serves on the Board of Directors for the New Jersey School Development Council and the New Jersey Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, as well as the George Street Playhouse Education Advisory Board. Learn more about Scott Taylor by visiting his website: www.taylorleadership.net, his blog, or his featured articles for Edutopia.
Joy Zhao was the founding director and former Dean of Academics at YingHua International School (YHIS) in Kingston, NJ. YHIS, pre-K-8, is the 3rd school in the U.S. to offer International-Baccalaureate-certified academics with whole-school Chinese immersion. Joy has been an active volunteer at the New Jersey Chapter of Tzu Chi Foundation, and is the principal of Tzu Chi Academy, Central NJ. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of Rutgers Preparatory School in Somerset, NJ. Joy was born in mainland China and graduated from Guangzhou Teacher''s College with a bachelor''s degree in English. She has a master''s degree in elementary education and in community counseling. A mother of two, Joy enjoys a close relationship with her 20-year-old daughter and 15-year-old son.