The SPS Social Emotional Learning program, guided by School Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor, Kate Childs, is integrated into daily classroom discussion and based on school wide monthly themes to help focus conversations and to further connect our community of teachers and learners.
In September, the monthly theme of Respect guided our community to think about what it means to respect ourselves and each other, and how by doing both of these things, we can make better choices, treat others as we would like to be treated, and create a space where everyone has a voice and feels heard.
In October, our community is experiencing what it means to show empathy and compassion by increasing awareness of one another and our reactions or responses to each other. We are learning how to find ways to connect and show care for those who may appear vastly different from us but, in fact, add richness to our lives when we work to understand and have compassion for their experiences.
November and December are devoted to the SEL theme of Kindness. We’re using what we have learned about respect and empathy to spread kindness throughout the community. The faculty is also getting a dose of SEL as well this month as we worked together to create Kindness Rocks to spread around the school! Every small act has a great impact and we’re leading by example for our amazing students.
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