Teaching Through the Lenses of Compassion, Service, and Community
Session Title: Teaching Through the Lenses of Compassion, Service, and Community
Speaker: Michele Lilyanna
Description: In this fun and inspiring free speaker series session, Michele Lilyanna shows you how students can develop their self-advocacy in an ever-changing world with no new curriculum required. Instead, shifting to a social-emotional lens brings education alive and connects the curriculum to students’ inner and outer worlds. It doesn’t matter what you teach; it’s where it’s coming from; compassion, generosity, and kindness.
Presenter Bio: Michele Lilyanna has taught in the Canadian public school system for over 30 years as a classroom teacher and SEL specialist. Her teaching centered around social-emotional learning and art in grades K-7. Recently she took a position as a social-emotional resource teacher. She and James Baraz co-authored the Nautilus Gold award-winning parenting book, Awakening Joy for Kids. She is a certified Awakening Joy teacher and has developed and taught a 5-month course for parents featured on James Baraz’s Awakening Joy 2021 course. With over 3,000 hours of Non-Violent Communication retreat work and a love of learning and sharing, Michele shares simple ways to foster your child’s innate goodness. She has two sons.