During the last 18 months, a District SEL Committee met to create 16 SEL Lessons to be delivered to all students over a 2-year period, from the Fall of 2020 through the Spring of 2022.
Each lesson is 20 minutes long. Faculty in Physical Education (4 lessons), Math, Science, English and Social Studies (1 lesson each) will be delivering them to students during the first year.
For the past Semester, our building-based SEL Committee has been working on adapting and customizing those lessons.
Focus Themes/Lessons (2020-21)
AUGUST: What is SEL and Overview
SEPTEMBER: Mindfulness (SAMPLE LESSON)
DeAngelo and Bill
Vanessa and Michelle
NOVEMBER: Time Management
Sharon and Kaiser
Robin and Kevin
JANUARY: The Teenage Brain
Sarah, Carla, Anne
Paula, Katie, Casey
MARCH: Respect/Respond to Conflict
Jamie, Julie, Nick
APRIL: Kindness/Choose Wisely
Kathy, Marge, Mary
MAY: Gratitude/Wellness Celebration
Lucy, Robyn, Jessica
Our meeting on September 16th led us towards two outcomes for our group:
- A focus on creating a comprehensive, year-long plan to provide faculty guidance and resources related to SEL based on these themes.
- Building a school-wide culture of instruction around these four domains:
At our next meeting, please consider your role as a part of a "month" team that will take a look at specific ideas and suggestions for faculty.
Below are our professional development documents related to SEL: