Morning SEL Update: June 3

Hello Families,

We continue to focus on bullying because it is uses language we speak in schools and it can be a shared language that supports kids and families in talking about what is happening in our city and across our nation. In particular today we focus on aspects of physical bullying, including intimidation. For context we are using specific behavior choices made by Amy Cooper, Gregory and Travis McMichael, and President Trump. We also begin to practice healing. Join us for this important moment of SEL.

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Morning SEL Update: June 2

Good Morning Families,

Talking with kids about what has been happening can be both important and difficult. Today we continue our conversation using our SEL lens to focus on bullying. Bullying is something we talk about in school. It has both familiar language and familiar experience for students and adults. Today we are talking about unwanted attention and some of the ways unwanted attention can manifest as verbal bullying. We reference factual behaviors from President Donald Trump, Gregory and Travis McMichael and Mr. Manzo. Join us.

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Permanent link to this article: http://sandpointelementarypta.org/2020/06/02/morning-sel-update-june-2/

Morning SEL Update: June 1

Good Morning Families,

In support of our student’s being able to build SEL skills during this particularly difficult time in our country, we are going to be spending this week focusing our SEL lens on bullying. We will be using school language and SEL skills to look at bullying behavior, and pro-social ways to respond to bullying. We will also be using current and recent events in our nation as our context and we will be talking about behavior choices we have seen from Gregory and Travis McMichael, Derrick Chauvin, Amy Cooper, and President Donald Trump. Please join us for this very important learning.

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Morning SEL Update: May 29

Good Morning Families,

How many words do you have for anger? What about joy? What about low energy and low pleasant feelings? Today we are talking about emotion vocabulary. Let’s make words!

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Morning SEL Update: May 28

Good Morning Families,

Today we are talking about ANTs. That’s ANTs as in Automatic Negative Thoughts. And if you’re listening in Spanish, then we are talking about PAN as in Pensamiento Automatico Negativo. And if that’s not some super flexible interpreting and translating then what the heck is? ANTs and PAN. Join us!

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Morning SEL Update: May 27

Good Morning Families,

Today we continue learning about CBT and how the skills and strategies can help individuals and institutions. Individuals like me and you, and our students, and institutions like our school, and our community. Join us for a quick swim through the warm waters of the Cognitive Model.

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Morning SEL Update: May 26

Good Morning Families,

This week we will start to unpack some of the many strategies that have been developed as part of Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

Sure, science has proven that these strategies can work for individuals, but did you know that some of these practices can help learning communities? Join us!

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Permanent link to this article: http://sandpointelementarypta.org/2020/05/26/morning-sel-update-may-26/

Morning SEL Update: May 22

Good Morning Families,

Still we travel through the heart of learning and teaching! Today we focus on the brain and what’s going on in there. All, of it. We cover it all today! Just kidding. We just barely get in there with the amygdala. But, onward we march! Also, remember, Monday is Memorial Day so we’ll connect, in whatever way we can, on Tuesday.

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Permanent link to this article: http://sandpointelementarypta.org/2020/05/22/morning-sel-update-may-22/

Morning SEL Update: May 21

Good Morning Families,

In the heart of learning and teaching we face struggle, we face setback, we experience stress. When that stress is severe or lasts for a long time, we may experience trauma. Today we begin to learn about how a school community can work in ways so that all students to thrive. (There is a supplemental Mr. Manzo Reads that may support the language around defining trauma. The book is After the Fall. It’s been sent before to help prepare for this learning. Just in case you want to review.)

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Morning SEL Update: May 20

Good Morning Families,

Deeper into the heart of learning and teaching we find ourselves resting in the sweet-leaves of resilience. How long can this adventurous metaphor last? Tune in to find out…

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