Beyond Happy, Sad, and Mad: The How and Why of Teaching Emotional Literacy

October 18th at 1:00 p.m. EDT

The National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning (NCQTL) is pleased to announce a new monthly series of webinars designed expressly for Head Start preschool teachers. These webinars, called ‘Teacher Time’ are for classroom teachers to hear directly from experts in the field of Early Childhood Education. They will cover topics unique to the joys and challenges that teachers face every day. Mark your calendars for the 3rd Friday of each month!

Hosted by NCQTL’s very own Kristin Ainslie and Dawn Williams, the first webinar is Beyond Happy, Sad, and Mad: The How and Why of Teaching Emotional Literacy. Please join us on October 18th at 1:00 p.m. EDT, (10:00 a.m. PDT). Dr. Gail Joseph will talk about the importance of enhancing a child’s emotional literacy, which is the ability to recognize, and understand one’s own feelings and the feelings of others.

Gail E. Joseph, Ph.D. is Associate Professor and Director of Early Childhood and Families Studies at the University of Washington. She is the Co-Director of the National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning. She has had experience as a Head Start teacher, teacher trainer, mental health specialist, and national consultant in promoting evidence-based, social emotional practices with young children.

To learn more about this topic, look at this article from the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) Enhancing Emotional Vocabulary in Young Children by Dr. Gail Joseph and Dr. Phillip Strain.

Topics for the Webinar Include:
Evidence-based strategies that connect to the importance of helping children build a strong emotional vocabulary in the early years of their social emotional development.

Who Should Watch?
Head Start Preschool Teachers! While anyone is welcome to participate in these webinars, they have been specifically designed with the unique demands of Head Start preschool teachers in mind.

Viewing and Listening to the Webinar:
Teacher Time will be accessible via the webinar link. You may listen through the speakers on your computer or call in with the information below. If requested allow Adobe Connect to access your computer. Once you have logged on please fill out the registration form.
Webinar Link:
Conference Number: 1-800-379-6841
Participant Code: 733013

System Requirements:
Adobe® Flash® Player 10.3+ (11.2+ recommended)
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10; Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome

Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

You may send your questions to or call 877-731-0764.

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