The Power of Emotions in Education Part II

Developing Meaningful Student-Teacher Relationships
Monday, October 14
11:45am – 12:30 pm CST

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Idea Café: a Taste of Wright Graduate University is a lunchtime webinar series where we explore ideas that open minds and change lives.

Do you ever find yourself to be unreasonably angry at a student and you can’t put your finger on why? Or perhaps you’ve noticed you just can’t seem to connect with a particular student no matter how many hoops you jump through. Often, these challenges point directly to elements of your own emotional life that are unresolved or un-tended to. Join us for Wright Graduate University’s October Idea Cafe to begin to unlock the skills of emotional intelligence that can help you tend to your own heightened emotions more effectively so that you can connect more deeply with yourself and your students.

A career in teaching requires a tremendous amount of management of feeling, which many teachers are not adequately prepared for in their training. This talk will explore tools teachers can use to monitor and regulate their own emotions so they can teach with a genuine presence in which the child is deeply known and understood, experiences the safety to explore and risk in learning, and where mutuality is a key factor in the teacher-student relationship.

Learn valuable emotional intelligence skills to better connect with yourself

Have a better connection with your students

Make a greater impact on your school and community


Monday, October 14
Registration/Networking: 11:30- 11:45 AM CST

11:45 AM -12:30 PM CST


Attend via Webinar or in person at the Wright Foundation

445 E. Ohio St.
Suite 360
Chicago, IL



Idea Café: a Taste of Wright Graduate University is a lunchtime webinar series where we explore ideas that open minds and change lives.

At WGU, we take transformational ideas and apply them in our lives. Once a month, WGU professors, students, and alumni will share a 20-minute talk on a transformational idea… applied. We’ll cover big ideas from the areas of the WGU curriculum such as developmental theories, Adlerian psychology, humanistic psychology, human potential methodologies, existential philosophy, educational theory and methods, neuroscience, and other related research.

For more information about this series or to learn more about WGU and ideas that change lives, write to us at

About the Speaker

Dr. Lisa Sanden has been interested in human emergence since adolescence when her family participated in the personal growth seminars that flourished in the 1970s. That interest evolved into a 28-year career in AMI Montessori, supporting children, parents, teachers, and schools to become their best, and eventually lead to her interest in the programs offered by the Wright Foundation. Lisa earned both her masters and doctorate in Transformational Leadership and Coaching from the Wright Graduate University. Her studies focused on creating programs that help teachers to develop their social-emotional intelligence so that they can more effectively mitigate the stress and burnout associated with emotional labor and thus better support the children and families in their care. Lisa currently serves as adjunct faculty, coach, and trainer at the Wright Foundation.

Wright Foundation for the Realization of Human Potential

At the Wright Foundation for the Realization of Human Potential, each of us has a zeal for life—and we all have something important in common: We want to help YOU create a life story worth telling.

We synergize the latest scientific research with well-established philosophies and psychologies to provide a practical approach to broadening and brightening each individual’s outlook.

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