For Educators

We provide professional development and self-care strategies via adult Brain Breaks, trainings and webinars. We also offer ongoing support for our partner districts and organizations. Continuing ed unit opportunities available.

For Students

We provide a range of free classroom resources that include learner Brain Breaks, health & wellness curricula,  and Virtual PE. Our mission is to promote social, emotional, and academic development for all learners.

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Planning for the Return
SEL & Resilient Schools with David Adams & Chi Kim

Originally Aired: FRIDAY, MAY 29 AT 9 AM PST /12 PM EST

David Adams, M.Ed.

MAY 29 Webinar


There have been several national guidance documents for the safe return to school. One consistent message is that supporting the social and emotional needs of learners and educators should be a central focus. Join us for a noontime conversation as we share our contextual definition of SEL competencies, as well as examples from the field and practical strategies for implementation.

David Adams, M.Ed.

Director of Social Emotional Learning at The Urban Assembly

David Adams, M.Ed. in Education Psychology, is the Director of Social-Emotional Learning at The Urban Assembly. He previously served as the Social-Emotional Learning Coordinator for District 75, where he shaped the District’s approach to SEL for students with severe cognitive and behavioral challenges. He has worked internationally in schools in England, as a research intern at Yale University’s Health, Emotion and Behavior Lab, and published multiple academic papers around the relationship of social-emotional competence and student academic and behavioral outcomes. He is married with two children, serves on the Board of Directors of CASEL and is a Civil Affairs Officer in the Army Reserve.