Presentation on theme: "CREATING A POSITIVE CLIMATE THROUGH KINDNESS, COMPASSION, AND CARING RELATIONSHIPS International Bullying Prevention Association Conference November 16-18,"— Presentation transcript:
CREATING A POSITIVE CLIMATE THROUGH KINDNESS, COMPASSION, AND CARING RELATIONSHIPS International Bullying Prevention Association Conference November 16-18, 2014 Presented by Joelle Hood
“GO TO” SOURCES ON SEL CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, & Emotional Learning) Edutopia Greater Good Science Center– UC Berkeley Committee for Children Social & Emotional Learning Research Group – University of Illinois at Chicago National School Climate Center Illinois State Board of Education SEL Learning Standards Daniel Goleman Maurice Elias and so many more…
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT? School Safety School Climate Student Attendance Student Engagement Common Core Student Achievement Preparing Students for the Workforce Happiness and Health of Students & Staff To Make the World a Better Place
WHAT IS SEL? SEL includes the processes through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. www.casel.org http://www.newteachercenter.org
SO WHAT IS SEL? SEL is based on the understanding that the best learning emerges in the context of supportive relationships that make learning challenging, engaging and meaningful. www.casel.org http://www.newteachercenter.org
SO WHAT IS SEL? The development of SEL skills and competence is a parallel process for students, teachers, mentors, and administrators. www.casel.org http://www.newteachercenter.org
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING THROUGH EXPERIENTIAL OPPORTUNITIES Kindness Empathy Compassion Gratitude Forgiveness Mindfulness Hardwiring Happiness Sense of Purpose
WHAT IS ALTRUISM? Altruism is when we act to promote someone else’s welfare, even at a risk or cost to ourselves. Though some believe that humans are fundamentally self- interested, recent research suggests otherwise: Studies have found that people’s first impulse is to cooperate rather than compete ; that toddlers spontaneously help people in need out of a genuine concern for their welfare ; and that even non-human primates display altruism.
TEACH & MODEL THE BEHAVIORS THAT WE WANT TO SEE If we want to see it, we have to teach it, model it, give opportunities to experience it.
TEACH & MODEL THE BEHAVIORS THAT WE WANT TO SEE How can they be “random” acts of kindness if you’re making us do them?
WHY IS THIS PRO-KINDNESS STUFF SO IMPORTANT TO SCHOOL SAFETY? “Men hate each other because they fear each other, and they fear each other because they don't know each other, and they don't know each other because they are often separated from each other. ” --Martin Luther King Jr.
PRO-EMPATHY AND COMPASSION EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING ACTIVITIES SYNERGY DAYS!