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I want to tell you a secret. You are a superhero. Yes, you. No cape, mask, or gadgets required. You are already powerful just by being yourself. There is no one else like you and the world is a better place because you are in it!
Sometimes things happen in life that we don't understand, things change unexpectedly, something happens that makes us feel bad, or maybe things just don't go the way we wanted. This is when our inner superhero is waiting to come out & help us out!
How do we do that? Well, that's where social emotional learning comes in.
What is social emotional learning?
Social Emotional Learning consists of 5 parts which were developed by The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL). CASEL has been & is the source for high-quality, evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL).
The 5 Components of Social Emotional Learning:
Responsible Decision Making
(Making Good Choices) :
learning how to make good choices for ourselves & others.
(My Feelings) :
learning to understand & take care of our thoughts & feelings.
(Feeling Confident) :
learning how to handle difficult moments. Setting goals & feeling confident in ourselves.
Relationship Skills (Connecting with Others) :
learning how to work & play well with others. Having positive friendships & relationships.
Social Awareness (Respecting Others) :
learning to understand & respect other people's thoughts & feelings. Celebrating our differences.
Ok, you just read a lot of fancy words & are probably wondering what all this has to do with being a superhero. Well- that is what we are going to discover together! We will learn many easy to use & fun ways to practice these skills. You won't even know you are doing them, that's how simple they are! Pretty soon your jet pack will be full of tools you can use everyday to help you feel good & confident. You'll be handling situations in true superhero style- taking care of yourself & being supportive of others. Although school looks different this year ( as well as many other things at the moment!), WE are going to do our best to have an amazing school year together no matter what happens!
"Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world." -Roald Dahl
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Ms. Chacko loves using flower breath during the day to help her feel calm- especially when the internet is slow! What helps you during virtual learning to feel calm? Share on social media-