Ep. 28: Socioemotional Support for Teachers with Kelley Burt

Brittany RinconTeacher Leader Podcast

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In this episode, we chat with Kelley Burt about the importance of social and emotional support for teachers. Kelley gives ideas and proven strategies for supporting teachers and enabling them to take care of themselves to ensure that learners are in good hands.

Here’s a recap of the episode:

  • It’s critical for teachers to realize what their socioemotional skills and competencies are and where they need help.
  • Teachers deserve the opportunity to say “things are hard” or “I’m struggling” or “I need some mental health resources” and be heard by the right person.
  • Providing socioemotional support for teachers influences positive student outcomes.
  • Educators’ self-care matters now more than ever due to the teacher-learner separation caused by the pandemic

Connect with Kelley on her website: Equitable Early Learning Solutions and Instagram (consultantkelley)


Kelley is an educational consultant and instructional coach out of the Syracuse, NY area. She is a school-based speech-language pathologist and behavioral specialist by trade. For the last 5 years, she has been supporting districts and educators around the state to build systems and support for behavior, social and emotional learning for students and teachers.  She is an avid trail runner and self-proclaimed craft beer enthusiast!


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