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Social-Emotional Learning

What is Social-Emotional Learning? 

It is the process through which a child can understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

Who Are We and What Do We Do?

Ms. Slothower (Counselor) and Mrs. Collins (Social Worker) meet with students individually and in group settings as needed

  • Emotion recognition and emotion management
  • Student referrals - by teacher, parent, administrators, self-referrals

Ms. Slothower teaches counseling once per week to alternating classes - each class will get 25 minutes of counseling class every other week.

What are some curriculum topics?

  • Empathy
  • Naming Emotions
  • Emotion management
  • Problem Solving
  • Getting along with others
  • Collaboration
  • Decision making
  • Goal Setting
  • How our brain deals with stress.
  • How we can react to stress.

What are some coping strategies used in the classroom?

  • Peace Corners
  • Breathing Techniques
  • Brain Breaks
  • Second Step-Counseling Program
  • Class Meetings
  • Conscious Discipline

We help with connection to resources.

What is conscious discipline?

  • Housing, insurance, food bank, mental health referrals etc. 
  • How our brain deals with stress.
  • How we can react to stress.
  • Conscious Discipline is a step in changing the culture to teach self-regulation among children.  But really, it’s all about connection.  Because connection brings willingness, and helps a child feel safe so they can learn. 
  • Conscious Discipline focuses on seven skills:  composure, encouragement, assertiveness, choices, empathy, positive intent and consequences.


Conscious Discipline Breathing Techniques