Strategies for Engaging Students in Success

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In this workshop, Hasan will explore the foundation of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and the impact of non-cognitive engagement on student culture, behavior, and norms. In an exploration of the Affective Domain (often referred to as The Feeling House, per Hasan’s Mentor, the late Dr. Willie Parker) Hasan will share one of his core strategies for building rapport with youth.

Using Bio Poems to support Strength and Need Assessment

Adding a new twist on an old favorite, the Bio Poem. Hasan will demonstrate how it can be used as a tool for better understanding students and planning with them for success. Bring tools (paper and pens) and your great imagination.

  • Objective 1: Experience and learn the process and basic structure of Bio Poem by crafting their own.
  • Objective 2: Review and reflect on the Bio Poem exercise as an active assessment instrumented 
  • Objective 3: Explore how Bio Poem can be used to support educational planning, identify student strengths, and communicate student needs.


Hasan Davis, J.D.

Hasan Davis, J.D.

For more than 25 years, Hasan has held to the belief that each child can and will succeed as long as adults in their world create hope.

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