Building Character with Characters: Teaching SEL through Literature

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is a key component to achievement, engagement, and motivation for students, especially in today’s educational climate. However, due to lack of time and other resources educators may find it difficult to meet content standards, literacy standards, and SEL standards while trying to navigate new technology and adjust to new safety guidelines due to the pandemic.

Building Character through Characters: Teaching SEL Through Literature is designed to give educators practical strategies they may use to implement SEL while improving critical thinking, comprehension, character analysis and other important components of literacy.

This self-paced online workshop will be engaging, interactive, empowering, and enlightening. Participants will leave with useful strategies that are simple and effective so that their students may improve literacy and SEL skills simultaneously during times they need the support most.

Presenter: Chanelle R. McCloud M. Ed., also known as the Teacher Wellness Guru, is the founder of Professional Inspiration, LLC, and has been inspiring youth and adults in the Greater Cleveland area and other parts of the country for over a decade. McCloud, a Kent State University and Notre Dame College graduate, has 10 years of experience as a classroom teacher in urban schools as a language arts teacher, and additional experience in education as a GED coordinator and career coach. In addition, Chanelle has presented Motivational Experience Workshops TM for several organizations including, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, South Euclid Lyndhurst School District, Euclid Council of the International Reading Association, Youth Opportunities Unlimited, and Euclid City Schools. The mission of Professional Inspiration, LLC is inspiring a life of professional and personal purpose and greatness through educational opportunities that uplift and inspire.


Friday April 9, 2021-Monday, April 19, 2021


Online Course


Christine Lee