Coach Rudy:

The Importance of Evidence-Based Social Emotional Learning 


Watch this webinar to hear from award-winning educator, R. Keeth Matheny (AKA Coach Rudy) as he does a deep dive into his experience and why explicit, research based SEL is crucial in meeting our student's needs. With decades of experience working with teens and adults, you will leave inspired, motivated, and ready to take this learning back to your classrooms. 

In this webinar, you will learn:
  • How to effectively move student’s Social Emotional Tier levels
  • The pros of explicit SEL instruction
  • The blurred edges of SEL research and how to focus the field
  • Keeth’s Four-Legged Stool of the Work and how that impacts your work


This resource is for:

District leaders/all roles


Watch time:

1 hour


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Our speakers

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R. Keeth Matheny

R. Keeth Matheny, AKA “Coach Rudy,” is a national award-winning teacher, author, and speaker. In addition, he was a member of the Aspen Institute’s Social Emotional Academic Development (SEAD) Council of Distinguished Educators and supported the creation of their “A Nation at Hope” report. Keeth is a passionate and dedicated former classroom teacher with over 25 years of experience. He created and taught an innovative freshman SEL seminar which was featured in an article in The Atlantic, and has now spread to many more schools and districts.

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Ashley Shannon

Ashley is an education specialist with over 15 years of teaching experience including music, general education, and students with significant support needs. Her passion for holistic education was at the forefront of her teaching practices and she now gets to share her love of all things SEL with Satchel Pulse.


About Satchel Pulse

Our mission is to empower educators, learners, and parents with the best tools and services they need to get the most out of their journeys through K-12 education. We work with school districts to get the accurate data they need in order to monitor and improve their Social Emotional Learning and Culture and Climate.
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