Social Emotional Learning: Self-Care for Stronger Teachers

In partnership with RELO, the American Center in Moscow invites English language teachers from around Russia to come together every other Thursday at 6 PM MSK, from Feb 8-April 25, for an interactive webinar/workshop series on the importance of resilience and social-emotional learning in building strong educators and communities. You’ll come away feeling more supported and likely more joyful about your teaching practice, too. We hope to see you there!

This series will share activities and resources for educators to support their personal resilience, to create supportive school and classroom environments, and to develop English lessons that foster problem-solving and resilience-building among their students. Sessions will focus on key terms for building stronger communities as well as strategies for teachers to not only avoid burnout but to thrive in their schools and professional roles.

Who: Primary and secondary school teachers throughout Russia

What: Six free 90-minute sessions*

When: Every other Thursday at 6PM MSK, beginning Feb 8, 2024–April 25

             Note: We will not be meeting March 28 or April 4

Where: Zoom

Why: Because sometimes you feel burned out on teaching and need support

About the English Language Specialist

Jennifer E. Eidum has a PhD in English Language and Rhetoric, an MA in TESOL from the University of Washington-Seattle, and a BA in Politics and Government from the University of Puget Sound. In her 25-year-long TESOL career, Jennifer served as a Peace Corps TEFL Volunteer in Ukraine, taught intensive and academic English at the University of Washington, Seattle, and now teaches applied linguistics and writing to future English language teachers at Elon University in North Carolina. Her research interests include inclusive teaching, engaged learning techniques, and pedagogies that support reflection and metacognition, with a current emphasis on teaching practices that create resilient and inclusive learning environments.


Jennifer currently serves as the director of Elon’s Peace Corps Prep program and previously served for six years as the Faculty Director of Global Neighborhood, living on campus with her family alongside Elon undergraduate students. Her experiences collaboratively leading the Global Neighborhood led to her co-edited book, The Faculty Factor: Developing Faculty Engagement with Living-Learning Communities (2023). Jennifer grew up in Montana and has lived in several cities abroad, including Aberystwyth, Wales, UK, Pervomaisk, Ukraine, and Budapest, Hungary.



Earn an e-certificate from the Regional English Language Office!

To qualify for an e-certificate, you need to attend at least 5 out of 6 webinar sessions on Zoom and fill out an attendance form during each session. The viewing sessions take place every other Thursday from February 8, 2024, through April 25, 2024. 




This viewing and discussion session is hosted on Zoom, so if you are interested in joining, please create a Zoom account beforehand. When registering below, please submit your valid email address to receive a link to the class Zoom meeting 30 minutes before the session begins.

To join other AMC Online programs, please check the American Center’s website and TimePad calendars.

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