The Feelings Company’s Professional Development, FEED (Fueling Educators Emotional Development), is the foundation of our successful implementation and the first step in implementing The Feeling Friends in the classroom.
FEED is a comprehensive professional development program grounded in emotional intelligence focusing on Adult Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). FEED gives adults the tools to take a deep dive into their emotional journey to uncover the patterns in their lives that prevent them from being emotionally well.
Adult Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process of cultivating adults’ own social and emotional competencies to build their expertise and skills to become emotionally well and lead social and emotional initiatives.
WHAT IS ADULT SEL?
The Collaborative Academic Social, Emotional Learning (CASEL) and The Feelings Company research show that schools are more effective at teaching and reinforcing SEL for students when they also cultivate SEL competencies in adults.
Our educators are hungry for emotional intelligence knowledge. We FEED our educators.
Fueling Educators Emotional Development (FEED)
Is a comprehensive training model
Is aligned to the CASEL SEL Framework Theory of Action
Supports effective SEL implementation
Provides initial and ongoing professional development to support the implementation of The Feelings Friends Program.
To cultivate their adult social and emotional competencies to build their expertise and skills
Effectively teach social and emotional skills in their classrooms
Lead social initiatives
Focuses on 4 C’s
Care of Self
Care of Colleagues
Care of Students
Care of School Culture
is the first step to bringing The Feeling Friends Program to a school.
is 16 hours of professional development and is conducted online or in-person. In conjunction with The Feelings Company, schools co-design their professional development and decide the timeline in which professional development will occur.
implementation begins with Transformative Responsibility Personal and Professional learning for leaders and educators. Educators then take this knowledge into the classroom and provide instruction for students, family, and community engagement.