Imagine an inclusive school community where scholars feel loved, valued, welcomed, and are excited to attend school daily. Staff self-care and social emotional development is prioritized. Rituals and values are embedded in every aspect of the school. Students engage in academic discourse and are empowered to influence change regarding topics that impact their own lives and community. Parents and the community have an active voice in the school's decision making process. We empower schools and communities to make this vision a reality.
There is an increased need for a whole child approach to education, which is defined by policies, practices, and relationships that ensure each students, in each school, in each community, is healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged.
SEL programs and practices are more effective when students can experience how these competencies support their personal and academic goals, and when adults
( teachers, parents and administrators) are invested in modeling and practicing the skills alongside their students.
Quality Social Emotional Learning extends beyond the walls of the schools. Parents, families , and community organizations are critical partners in helping students develop social and emotional learning.
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Students and adults Recognize the attitudes, skills and knowledge needed to navigate, contribute to, and flourish in the world.
Students and adults have the tools to build strong relationships, understand their emotions and manage those emotions in a safe, healthy way.
School, community leaders and staff have the space and opportunities to develop their own social emotional learning needs as professions in education.
Schools and communities are trauma-informed and equipped with knowledge, skills and evidence-based resources that perpetuate sustainable, positive climate and culture.