Social-Emotional Development

Learn more about our social emotional time here.

As a school committed to lifelong learning, our focus begins with social and emotional learning (SEL).   Social and emotional skills are key to creating a safe environment for taking intellectual risks, developing the skills to pursue inquiry in small groups or independently, and to reflect on learning and behavior.

Students learn to recognize, regulate, and respond to emotions – their own and, with empathy, those of others. This might be through roleplay activities, through literacy time, or during free play and outdoor recess.

Students practice impulse control and self-regulation, taking turns during games or discussions or while crafting or blowing the perfect bubble at recess.

Students learn to understand themselves as a learner. They recognize where and how they work best. They identify strengths and challenges, set goals, and reflect on a learning experience.