Presentation on theme: "SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING: In the Elementary School at BFIS."— Presentation transcript:
SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING: In the Elementary School at BFIS
What is SEL? Social and Emotional Learning Five Key Areas: Self-Awareness Self-Management Social Awareness Relationship skills Responsible decision making Rational – to help out students learn these skills and practice them in a safe environment
What does SEL look like at BFIS? Morning Meetings Classroom Meetings (one period a week) Monthly SEL Themes Monthly Assemblies Second Step (grades K-2) Steps to Respect (grades 3-5) Counseling
Morning Meetings Every morning from 8:40-9:00 Purpose: Sets the tone for respectful learning and establishes a climate of trust. Morning Meeting motivates children by addressing two human needs: the need to feel a sense of significance and belong and the need to have fun. The repetition of many ordinary moments of respectful interaction in Morning Meeting enables some extraordinary moments. Morning Meeting merges social, emotional, and intellectual learning.
The 4 Components Morning Greeting – Sets a positive tone and provides a sense of recognition and belonging Morning Message – Eases transition into scheduled day, and reinforces a learning skill Activity – Fosters active participation, encourages cooperation, and adds to group identity (all know common material) Share - Develops skills of caring communication, provides public speaking practice, and stregthens vocabulary
Classroom Meeting Classes hold meetings once a week During scheduled time Or if a big issue or concern occurs Teachers set up routine and a safe environment Meetings are a place to: Share- Think Encourage- Decide Listen- Plan and evaluate
Purpose of Class Meetings Assist students in personal growth Help students to resolve conflict Allow students to make suggestions and plan activities Help improve academics Unify the classroom Offer a forum for recognizing and celebrating class accomplishments Provide an occasion for enjoying each other’s company
Benefits in 5 Areas Personal growth Leadership, organizational and public-speaking skills Thinking skills and cognitive gains Problem-Solving skills Interpersonal skills for creating a community of learners
Class Meeting Agenda Call the meeting to order “I now call this meeting to order.” Encouragement Cicle “Today, you will be encouraging me.” Students provide compliments Old Business Teacher reports on old buisness New Business Read problems (one at a time) Use “Steps in Solving Problems” to help you Read suggesstions Use “Steps for Discussing Suggestions” to help you Thank you’s and compliments Close meeting Thank everyone for listening and participating “Please return to your seats quietly”
Second Step (Kindergarten through 2nd grade) Helps Develop: self-regulation skills; Social- emotional competencies; School connectedness Helps Prevent: problem behaviors; peer rejection; Impulsivity; Antisocial Behavior; Low academic achievement Helps Promote: Skills for learning; Empathy; Emotion Management; Problem Solving
Steps to Respect (3rd through 5th grade) Emotional Intelligence Skills: Perspective taking and empathy; managing emotions Self-Management Skills: Risk assessment and decision making; setting and achieving positive goals Social Skills: assertive communication; distinguishing interntional hurt from unintentional hurt; conflict resolution; building and maintaining friendships
Monthly SEL Themes September – Building a Sense of Community October – Accepting and Embracing Differences November – January – Friendship February – Celebrating Individual and Linguistic Identity March – Sportsmanship April – Respecting Our Environment May – Celebrating Our Cultures June – Transitions and Goodbyes
Counseling What issues are dealt with in counseling sessions? Self-image and self-esteem Career and educational goals Family issues Academics Behavior Conflict resolution Goal setting, time management, organization Communication and social skills Bullying Problem Solving & decision making
Why is this Important? Research has shown that the implementation of an SEL program is consistently associated with student success, including: Student perception that their education is important Better relations between teacher and student Academic and / or behavior monitoring High grades Feeling of safety and security at school Student reports of higher satisfaction with their education
What can parents do at home? Continue the conversation at home!