Educational Specialist & Consultant, REACH Learning Services
Building and Maintaining Collaborative Behavioral Support Systems will cover why a tiered system of supports is essential to promote learning and self-regulation. This session focuses on supporting growth within a trauma-sensitive, school-wide tiered model of support. The second session, Building Emotional Regulation in Young Children will explore the brain development of young children. Then use this lens to examine specific classroom strategies that build executive functioning and emotional regulation.
Morgan has worked in public education as a teacher, coach, and administrator. She now helps schools create communities by establishing strong systems of support. “I have seen how the social-emotional skills and needs of children can impact their academic trajectory. Students were seven times more likely than peers rated as "fully ready" to be suspended or expelled by third grade. In response to this reality, I work to develop tools to help educators best support their students. I research promising ways to support social-emotional skill development and work with teachers and caregivers to implement these strategies. I am committed to developing strong systems of support that can be adapted to the needs of a specific place.”