SEL Program and Speakers Overview

  •  Hinsdale Township High School District 86 collaborates with District 181, and the District 181 Foundation to bring in nationally respected and inspirational SEL-related authors, researchers, and speakers to provide informative presentations to our school families, staff, and communities. Known as the "Community Speaker's Series" these events have been highly valued by attendees.  As soon as it is available, the event brochure for the current year will be attached below in the "Helpful Documents" section of this page.                                                                                                                            

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    Here is the current snapshot of our 2017/18 events:


    Jessica Lahey ~ The Gift of Failure * (http://www.jessicalahey.com)

    Jessica Lahey is a middle school teacher and the author of The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, released in 2015.  The committee noted, “We love the title of her book and feel it would make a great headliner for our fall 2017 events!”

       11/16/17 (Th) – 7:00 - 8:30 pm at The Community House

       11/17/17 (Fr) - 9:30 – 11:00 am at The Community House


    Michael Bradley ~ Teen Mental Health & Illness * (http://www.doctormikebradley.com/home.html)

    The committee is bringing back keynote speaker Michael Bradley, “who was very effective and well received when he spoke here in Spring 2013.  Everyone in our group who has heard Bradley speak feels that he could be a compelling speaker on the topics of mental health and illness.  Bradley has literally written a book titled When Things Get Crazy with your Teen, which offers little theory and lots of advice on generally accepted strategies for initial interventions to problems most common to contemporary adolescence.”

       2/21/18 (We) - 7:00 - 8:30 pm at The Community House

       2/22/18 (Th) - 9:30 – 11:00 am at The Community House


    Michael Thompson ~ Boy Development and Stressors* ( http://michaelthompson-phd.com 

    Dr. Michael Thompson, clinical psychologist, school consultant and international speaker on the subjects of children, schools and parenting

       5/1/18 (Tu) - 7:00 - 8:30 pm at The Community House

       5/2/18 (We) - 9:30 – 11:00 am at The Community House


     

Helpful Documents

  • Marc Brackett RULER presentation to D86 Staff

    District 86 is happy to announce that we will be hosting Marc Brackett, Director of the Yale Center of Emotional Intelligence and Professor in the Yale Child Study Center, to speak on social emotional learning in schools.   Marc’s presentation will be a great introduction to the practices District 86 staff will be implementing in the coming years as well as the benefits District 86 students will experience. 

    Marc was the lead developer of RULER, which has been adopted by over 1000 public, charter and private schools worldwide. His work is regularly featured in the New York Times, Time Magazine and National Public Radio.  He has served as a consultant to Schwab and Goldman Sacks and has worked in collaboration with Facebook and Lady Gaga to bring social emotional learning to more students.  More about his background can be found at http://ei.yale.edu/person/marc-brackett-ph-d/

     

     

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  • Marc Brackett Presentation on RULER to D86 Community

    District 86 is happy to announce that we will be hosting Marc Brackett, Director of the Yale Center of Emotional Intelligence and Professor in the Yale Child Study Center, to speak on social emotional learning in schools.   Marc’s presentation will be a great introduction to the practices District 86 staff will be implementing in the coming years as well as the benefits District 86 students will experience. 

    Marc was the lead developer of RULER, which has been adopted by over 1000 public, charter and private schools worldwide. His work is regularly featured in the New York Times, Time Magazine and National Public Radio.  He has served as a consultant to Schwab and Goldman Sacks and has worked in collaboration with Facebook and Lady Gaga to bring social emotional learning to more students.  More about his background can be found at http://ei.yale.edu/person/marc-brackett-ph-d/

     

     

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  • Harvard Report on College Admissions

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