Social Emotional Learning
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) involves teaching and facilitating skills that students and adults need to be successful at home, at school, in the workplace, in life. When students and adults have social and emotional skills they are self and socially aware, and have the ability to manage themselves both independently and while interacting with others: They can listen to perspectives of others, use positive communication, be aware of cultural issues and differences, set and achieve goals, and take personal responsibility for their learning.
At Rogers Park HG, we address the Social Emotional Learning Standards by using literature and team-building initiatives to address topics such as building social skills, dealing with bullies, being a good friend, and developing a Growth Mindset worldview and the 16 Habits of Mind.
The Science of Character (8 mins) explores the neuroscience and social science that proves that we can shape who we are, and who we want to be. The film was part of the global Character Day 2015 (Sept 18).
Learn additional information about Growth Mindset and Habits of Mind here on our website.