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School’s Out, Summer’s In

We have had a lot of changes and challenges to deal with this school year and we made it through! With summer upon us and having more time as a family, here are a few ways to support healthy relationships at home.

Establish new summer rules and routines
Reinforce the behaviors you want - whatever we pay attention to will increase
Take advantage of summer to try new activities
Share experiences together as a family
Eat a meal together as a family - no phones allowed
Create a daily check-in time with your child to give him/her your undivided attention

Enjoy the slower pace and longer... More

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SEL in Glencoe Schools

Social Emotional Learning is a Priority in Glencoe Schools
Academic achievements are just as important as teaching and modeling life-long skills to enhance the development of the whole child. 

Second Step Curriculum
Second Step is a research-based, teacher-informed, and classroom-tested program that promotes the social-emotional development, safety, and well-being of children from Kindergarten - Grade 4.  Grades 5- 8 use this as a resource and develop lessons geared to their students. Learn more about Second Step curriculum

Growth Through Mindfulness
We are please to partner with GTM to educate, embody and engage our students in a science based mindfulness curriculum.  Nurturing the world within leads to a desire... More

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What is SEL?

Social-Emotional Learning is the way in which people manage emotions, develop healthy identities, feel and show empathy for others, establish supportive and positive relationships with others, make responsible decisions, and set and achieve goals.

Core Competencies
Self-awareness: The ability to recognize one’s own emotions
Self-management: The ability to regulate one’s own emotions
Social awareness: The ability to take into consideration others’ perspectives
Relationship skills: The ability to create healthy relationships with others
Responsible decision making: The ability to make positive and respectful choices

Benefits of SEL

Increased academic achievement:  Students who participated in evidence-based SEL programs showed an 11% point gain in academic achievement.

Improved behavior: Studies show decreased dropout rates, school and classroom behavior issues, drug use, teen pregnancy, mental health problems, and criminal behavior.

Preparedness: Better prepare students for future employment with skills such as teamwork, problem solving, work ethic, and integrity. 

To learn more about the benefits

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SEL at Home

SEL Partnership
Student development is a journey we are on with families.  Schools and families working together to create safe and supportive environments helps our children thrive. SEL starts at home.
1. Take time to talk: share your feelings, help identify and name your child’s feelings.
2. Teach and model: be an example for positive ways to handle stress, disappointments and anger.
3. Raise awareness: Use story-time or shows to ask your child how they would feel if they were in a similar situation of the character.
4. Allow children think time: ask questions to help your child problem solve versing jumping to to give advice to fix... More