Meet The Experts

Meet The Experts

Meet the SEL Experts

Soar with Wings has brought together leading social and emotional learning (SEL) experts to help you and your students soar even higher! Find out how weaving social and emotional skills throughout your class day can boost achievement, reduce discipline issues, and prepare your students for bright futures.

What is Wings for Kids?

In this introductory video, Bridget Laird, the CEO of Wings for Kids, will discuss when Wings for Kids was founded, how its curriculum developed over the years, and why it is such an important curriculum to share with any teacher, parent, or caregiver.

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What is Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)?

What is Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)?

Video Length 5:12

Cheryl Hollis, the Wings for Kids Director of Programs, explains the five core social and emotional competencies defined by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)—self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making, social awareness, and relationship skills — and how each contribute to student achievement, attitude, and future success.

What is Trauma?

What is Trauma?

Video Length 5:49

Lee Hilton, a Wings for Kids Performance Measurement Analyst and Licensed Clinical Counselor, will describe all the ways trauma can happen to a child and all of the ways that an adult can spot the warning signs that a child is experiencing it and be more empathetic about understanding it.

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Virtual Field Trip
Virtual Field Trip

Soar with us as we introduce students to the key pillars of emotional intelligence through the eyes of their peers SEL Skills for the Classroom and Beyond.

Professional Learning Videos
Professional Learning Videos

Strengthen your own wings with professional learning. Find out the whys and hows of teaching social and emotional skills in the classroom.

Why Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)?

Why Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)?

SEL can especially benefit the 12 million U. S. children living in poverty! Research shows that good social emotional skills lead to better education and employment.

Jones, Crowley, & Greenberg, 2017

Why Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)?