Relationships First: Rethinking the Post-Pandemic Classroom

About This Series

“We can’t return to normal, because normal simply didn’t work for many students - and educators” - Dr. David Tranter

We are eager to return to the classroom, but not as eager to return to normal. After all, “normal” hasn’t always worked for many students (and educators). Join Dr. David Tranter for this national webinar series to collectively examine how we can support all students through more deeply understanding their needs, reexamining our own biases and beliefs, developing effective localized strategies, measuring progress in meaningful ways, and creating a new normal that works better for everyone.

An explicit focus of each session in this series will be on examining the educator’s unconscious bias. Tools and strategies will be provided to educators in this series in order to support this deep reflection.

All participants will receive a professional learning certificate upon completion of this series.

More information on these monthly, one-hour webinars:

• Webinars will be available both live and on-demand to suit your learning preferences.

• Webinars will be focused on practical strategies that will help you identify and track your growth in
1) deepening relationships and responding to student needs,
2) understanding student mental health and well-being and the classroom conditions that support success,
3) strengthening and sustaining educator well-being, and
4) student progress.

• In addition, this series provides you with numerous opportunities to take deeper dives into areas such as supporting racialized students and those who have experienced trauma.

*School and board-wide purchasing options are also available. Please contact Nelson's Director of Professional Learning, Ashley McLellan ( for more information.

Sessions in this Series
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    Session 1: What Matters Most
    This first session of the series will help you mine your pandemic past to gat...
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    Session 2: Assessing Student Progress
    How can we assess student progress in a meaningful manner, especially when st...
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    Session 3: Deepening Your Influence
    Every teaching moment matters, but some moments matter more. This session wil...
  • December 7, 2021 at 3:45 pm (EST)
    Session 4: What’s Working and Why?
    It’s time to step back and assess progress. This session will help you to sys...
  • January 11, 2022 at 3:45 pm (EST)
    Session 5: Well-Being Revisited and Revived
    Let’s take a moment to focus on well-being. This session will support you to ...
  • February 8, 2022 at 3:45 pm (EST)
    Session 6: Doubling Down
    Let’s take a moment to focus on well-being. This session will support you to ...
  • March 29, 2022 at 3:45 pm (EDT)
    Session 7: Maximizing Motivation
    It’s all about deepening intrinsic motivation, now more than ever. This sessi...
  • April 26, 2022 at 3:45 pm (EDT)
    Session 8: Spreading Success
    It’s time to spread the love. This session will examine how you can better ar...
  • May 10, 2022 at 3:45 pm (EDT)
    Session 9: Home Stretch Priorities
    There is still so much to do! This session will help you sift through all the...
  • May 31, 2022 at 3:45 pm (EDT)
    Session 10: Consolidating Learning
    It’s time to look back over your journey, see how far you have come, and what...