We know that the pandemic has had a significant impact on the emotional resilience of students across the country. The research is clear that significant learning loss has occurred. As educators, we know that to get to learning we must first address the emotional safety of our students. Join Sherry Schock and Molly Sholten as they explore the power of identity. Together they will discuss how identity shapes student beliefs about their abilities, opens their thinking, and drives their motivation. Additionally, they will share how educators can influence identity and explicitly build emotionally strong students all while teaching content. The Institute for Excellence in Education’s (IEE) Focused Instructional Model (FIM) enables teachers to build the cognitive skills of their students including resilience, grit, academic risk taking and much more!