Feeling disconnected? Foster student relationships, ease anxiety, and maintain motivation for in-home learning

Does the cancellation of in-school instruction have you feeling disconnected from your students? Are you anxious about fostering those relationships and keeping your students motivated while they finish out the school year learning from home?

Hear from Dr. Jeremy Burrus, Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning Researcher at ACT and Jeff Allmon, Counselor with McPherson Middle School, McPherson, KS, about the importance of social and emotional learning, especially in time of uncertainty. They’ll discuss practical application and research of SEL and showcase how McPherson Middle School is putting SEL into action for improved learning (both in-classroom and in-home) for students and educators.


Webinar Overview

Date: May 19, 2020
Time: 4:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. PT
Duration: 60 minutes


Jeremy BurrusJeremy Burrus is the senior director of ACT’s Center for Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning (SEAL). Before coming to ACT, he was a principal research scientist at ProExam’s Center for Innovative Assessments, and prior to that he was a research scientist at Educational Testing Service. He graduated with a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2006, and was a post-doctoral research scholar at Columbia Business School in New York City from 2006-2008.

Jeff AllmonJeff Allmon is a school guidance counselor at McPherson Middle School in McPherson, Kansas. He has seen a lot of promising, college-bound students filter through the McPherson School District. They have great GPAs and test scores, are academically prepared for college, but drop out because they do not have strong SEL skills. Jeff understands the importance of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills and has been teaching and advocating for SEL with great passion for many years.