Managing Emotions in Times of Uncertainty & Stress


Developed by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Managing Emotions in Times of Uncertainty & Stress will provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and strategies to understand and manage their emotions and those of their students. The 10-hour online course is designed for school staff, including teachers, paraprofessionals, counselors, principals, and non-teaching staff in preK-12 schools.

What you will learn

Introduction to SEL and Why Emotions Matter

Social and emotional skills are more important now than ever. As educators, we can find ways to better identify and manage our own emotions, which in turn, can help our students identify and manage theirs. In this introductory week, we’ll unpack how emotions can help and hinder attention, decision making, relationships, health, and performance.

Identifying Our Emotions

In this section, you’ll focus on how to identify your own emotions, which is an essential first step to building emotional intelligence skills. You’ll explore how to recognize, understand, and accurately label emotions using the Mood Meter. This section builds a foundation for the rest of the course, where you’ll learn how to manage your emotions and help students to manage theirs.

Managing Our Own Emotions with Action Strategies

In this section, you’ll apply what you’ve learned about identifying your emotions to the practice of managing your emotions. You’ll explore and reflect on a series of “action strategies” to help you manage your emotions in healthy, productive ways.

Managing Emotions by Shifting How We Think

While the previous section focused on “action strategies” to support healthy emotion management, this section focuses on “thought strategies.” You’ll consider research-based ways to shift the way you think to shift the way you feel, and consider how you can incorporate these strategies into your daily life.

What’s included