Starting the new school year strong: An educator’s guide to supporting students online and offline

Past Webinar | August 10, 2023

Did you know that 79% of students credit their teachers for encouraging them to pursue their dreams? There’s no doubt about it – educators play a crucial role in shaping student success. As we gear up for the new school year, let’s dive into how educators can support students’ health, happiness, and future success by implementing expert strategies recommended by leading researchers.

No matter if your students are approaching middle school, navigating it currently, or entering high school as 9th graders, we all know this time is crucial for their social skill-building. 

Watch this enlightening session with Phyllis Fagell, a clinical professional counselor, certified professional school counselor, journalist, and author of Middle School Matters, as she shares:

  • The latest research on the challenges students face, along with practical tips to provide the support they need.
  • Proven techniques for building healthy relationships with students, fostering collaboration and positivity in the classroom.
  • Best practices to help students handle the pressures of both online and offline environments.

Featured Speaker

Phyllis L. Fagell, LCPC is a school counselor in Washington, DC, a therapist who works with children and teens in private practice, and an author and journalist. She is the author of Middle School Matters, The 10 Key Skills Kids Need to Thrive in Middle School and Beyond – and How Parents Can Help, and Middle School SuperPowers, Raising Resilient Tweens in Turbulent Times. Phyllis is a frequent contributor to The Washington Post and freelances for publications such as Psychology Today, CNN, Working Mother, U.S. News & World Report, and Your Teen. Her ideas have been shared in outlets including The New York Times, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Edutopia, Mindshift, The Chicago Tribune, and NPR.