Social-Emotional Skills for Everybody — Session

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Opening Exercise — Venn Diagram — similarities & differences with guided questions and powerful reflection questions!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Please download and have a look at these awesome lessons using Mentor Texts!! I love the lessons – if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Here is a website that has ideas and activities for the month of May – who are we kidding, this is good stuff that can be used any time of year!! https://mentalhealthweek.ca/

Great enthusiasm at today’s Rep Session!!

Thanks to all the attendees for the rich discussion and sharing during the Positive School Culture Session today.  Tentatively we meet on February 7th from 1-3 in the DDC for our second session (I will confirm details when I know the TTOC situation – some people were unable to make today’s session due to a TTOC shortage).  Our Celebration is set for May 16th from 4-6:30 with supper included!!  Each school will present 3 slides again – details will be posted!!

Here is the slideshow October 18th Positive School Culture Slide Deck

4 Key Elements Graphic Organizer — 4 Key Elements Brainstorm & Sharing Activity

4 Key Elements with recorded ideas, strategies & initiatives — 4ElementsRecordedIdeas

The Feelings Activity — The Feelings Walking Tour

Social-Emotional Learning 5 Domains — EnglishWheel (2)

Silent Drawing Activity & Reflection Questions — SilentDrawingActivity&Questions

Silent Drawing 11 x 17 paper —Silent DrawPaper

Examples of Reps Cooperative Silent Drawing — SilentDrawingExamples

Compassionate Curiosity Article https://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2018/07/03/to-understand-your-students-use-compassionate-curiosity.html

Learning Evidence for 2018-2019

  1. Key Elements of Success with Action Plan (Google Form → one per school)  (CM)
  2. ASSESS → “Incident” → Referrals & Reports (School Framework)
  3. School Connectedness Survey – carry out October & May – 5 common questions on shared Google Form (School Framework)
  4. Artifacts in Personal & Social Competencies (supported by School Rep/Team)  (CM – One per school by April for District Framework)

Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is the world’s leading organization advancing one of the most important fields in education in decades: the practice of promoting integrated academic, social, and emotional learning for all children in preschool through high school.

5 domains of social-emotional learning

Print the wheel & competencies EnglishWheel (2)

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

Mental Health Literacy

UBC offers free online training to support educators with Mental Health Literacy.  Have a look at a couple of different course offerings …. let’s support ALL students!

http://teenmentalhealth.org/schoolmhl/professional-learning/pre-service-mental-health-literacy-curriculum/

Watch this video to get started!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cuWTFiLYVA

Mistakes are Opportunities for Learning!

Thanks to all the enthusiastic teachers for their participation and spark at all of our Growth Mindset Literacy sessions.   Together we can help foster Growth Mindsets in all our students and in ourselves … we can build our toolkit with strategies to support the new belief about the power to improve!!

Growth Mindset & Literacy April 12, 2018 Presentation