helping schools bring a deeper connection in the classroom
raise every student's social & emotional life skills
If we can get our parents, teachers and students talking more so they can connect on a deeper level using social-emotional learning, we can model and train students to become more responsible, empathetic, understand and manage their emotions, set and achieve goals and know how to have positive relationships.
When this happens…
Children thrive. Schools win. Workplaces benefit. Society strengthens.
Students are stressed out. They're disengaged. Often times bored.
Our students know where to go to find answers to school questions.
What's the name of the first automobile, how many organs in the human body or the dates of the civil war?
What they're really asking us to teach them...
Who am I?
How do I work with you?
What is my purpose?
How can I fit in?
This is social-emotional learning or commonly known as SEL.
So what would happen if parents, teachers and students
were given opportunities to connect on a deeper level.
Staying connected with your kids through engaging conversations isn’t always easy. You shouldn’t have to figure it out on your own. We’ll give you the tools!
We provide teachers Professional Development focused on how to integrate social-emotional learning in their classrooms with simple and fun activities that are super engaging and interactive! PLA provides a certificate of completion for at least 2 credit hours and beyond.
Students are engaged in highly interactive conversations using memorable imagery, music, real-life stories and practical experiences to teach social-emotional skills in a way that is relevant to them.
Here's how it works
We invite teachers to sign-up for a Professional Development on “How To Organically Incorporate SEL in Your Classroom.”
Teachers earn 2 credits which can be applied to their annual PD requirement.
PLA offers ongoing PD focused on SEL around different grade levels.
Teachers are invited to become an SEL Coach for their own classroom.
They’ll lead online Parent and Student Huddles to create greater connection.
Parent Huddles allow teachers and parents to communicate regularly and and now proactively work together.
Student Huddles allow for students to connect more with their teachers outside the classroom while teachers have the opportunity to get to know their students.
Imagine the huge impact this kind of deeper connection would make on the attitudes and behaviors among parents, students and teachers.
Now we’re all WORKING TOGETHER with intentionality and a unified purpose.
Once teachers have experienced success, they’ll be invited to lead a Teacher Huddle welcoming other teachers in their school who are just as passionate about incorporating SEL into the classroom.
Now everyone in the school is working toward a similar mission…desiring a deeper connection through SEL resulting in students having the life skills necessary for success in the 21st century and beyond.
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"What I got from Marissa is the confidence that I could really do it and it wasn’t as daunting as I had made it out to be in my head. I’m eternally grateful to Marissa for lighting my path with her expertise and I hope you’ll allow her to do the same for you." - Julie Enstall
"Marissa has been an absolute encouragement and incredible support to me. She truly wants you to succeed and will do everything she can to renew your confidence. And if you're considering homeschooling or have been doing it for awhile, Marissa will transform the way you do school at home. I highly recommend her program to everyone I know." - Melissa Kossack
"I can't imagine not having Marissa's help when I first started homeschooling. I would have wasted a lot of time feeling frustrated and may have just given up. Marissa's my angel." - Michelle Cuerquis
One of the biggest blessings is how Marissa helped me align both my schedule and my goals so that I'm accomplishing what I want to accomplish. Marissa has so much wisdom and identifies with how you feel since she's been through it. If you're looking to succeed as a parent, Marissa will make sure you do." - Melanie Vaughan
"Marissa and Bill (Founders) are two of the most passionate people I know when it comes to helping others.
You just have to look at their two kids as prime examples of what they are all about.
Their integrity and know-how are second to none."