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Enjoy the Holidays!

As we approach the holidays, we hope you are able to relax, reflect, and give thanks. Here are a few tips to make the best of this busy time of year. 
-Take a few minutes to share what you are thankful for each day.
-Practice a mindful minute with your children.
-Give the gift of time to your family and friends.

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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. 

Central School has a new curriculum called Owning Up Empowering Adolescents to Create Cultures of Dignity and Confront Social Cruelty and Injustice.  Central School teachers and staff spent time during institute days to delve into the curriculum.  Our training involved participating in lessons taught by developers of the program.  To learn more about Owning Up

South and West Schools SEL curriculum is Second Step. The program promotes social-emotional development, safety, and well-being of children from Kindergarten... More

Social Emotional Learning Lounge

WELCOME TO THE SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LOUNGE
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Getting Back into School Shape

We are so excited to welcome students back to full-day in person learning.  We know that this will be an adjustment for everyone.  Here are things to think about as you prepare to get back into school shape.
1. School will look different: desk spacing, more students in a classroom, new lunch routines
2. New routines and schedules at home: morning routines, bedtimes, adjust screen time
3. Larger classroom communities: adjusting to peer groups
4. Safety expectations: remain the same wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing

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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