Learning Opportunity

Creating Connection and Trust - A Session for EAs

This session has been completed.
Facilitator: Kelly Maxwell
Date:February 01, 2024
Time:4:30 pm to 5:30 pm MTN
No Charge
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 24-MH-353
Focus: Mental Health and Wellness

Target Audience

Educational/Instructional Assistants

About this Learning Opportunity

If you've completed Keeping Cool in School, get ready to enhance your toolkit for fostering connection and trust. This session goes beyond the basics, delving deeper into the art of validation. Discover how to skillfully analyze events, empowering your own development in de-escalating future situations. Whether it's with students, parents, colleagues, or even at home, these valuable techniques will help you create an environment of understanding and harmony. Elevate your effectiveness as an EA and unlock the power of meaningful connections.

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • 2. Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • 4. Leading a Learning Community

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • 2. Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • 3. Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge

About the Facilitator

Kelly Maxwell

Kelly Maxwell has a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Education from the University of Alberta and has been an elementary school teacher for 32 years. She has also completed training in the teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy or DBT Skills.  

Kelly is passionate about sharing DBT-informed skills with educators because of how they transformed her... Read more »