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LAUNCH Summer 2020 SEL

  • SEL 
  • Our LAUNCH SEL teacher, Sarah Kile, will be hosting weekly ZOOM meetings to work with families through different subjects.  She will also be sending home weekly activities for families to try.  Then, they will ZOOM with her later in the week to discuss the activity and how it went with their families.
This is one of the daily meditations that we did today on the SEL Virtual Zoom class about letting go of things you can't control. Very relaxing and stress relieving!
 
 
 

Lesson 

Week 

Description 

Introduction and Managing Emotions 

1 

Packet includes lessons on breaking down thoughts, strategies for managing emotions, and using mindfulness to manage stress and anxiety. Online links to additional information will be provided with the packet and on the school website. Students will also be provided instructions to a weekly zoom class to re-enforce learning. 

“EARS” active listening skills. 

2 

Packet includes lessons on the importance of active listening. Students will learn the concept of “Eye contact [varies with culture]. Acknowledge that you are listening and Ask open-ended questions. Reflect feelings. Say in your own words what you heard the person say and confirm.” Online links to additional information will be provided with the packet and on the school website. Students will also be provided instructions to a weekly zoom class to re-enforce learning.  

Collaborating effectively with others. 

3 

Packet includes lessons on using effective collaboration strategies. These strategies include listening to the opinions of others and disagreeing without being disagreeable. Online links to additional information will be provided with the packet and on the school website. Students will also be provided instructions to a weekly zoom class to re-enforce learning. 

Empathizing with others. 

4 

Packet includes lessons on recognizing how another person is feeling, take the person’s perspective (stand in the person’s shoes), and feel what the person is feeling. Online links to additional information will be provided with the packet and on the school website. Students will also be provided instructions to a weekly zoom class to re-enforce learning.   

Bouncing back from setbacks. 

5 

Packet includes lessons on growth mindset strategies. Students will learn to cultivate curiosity & interest in what they are learning, increase effort; learn from failure, and apply its lesson. Students will learn positive self-talk to guide learning. (“I’m not great at this YET, but I can get better with effort.”) Online links to additional information will be provided with the packet and on the school website. Students will also be provided instructions to a weekly zoom class to re-enforce learning.   

Goal setting and achievement strategies. 

6 

Packet includes a lesson on the seven step strategies for achieving goals, as outlined in SEL School Connection. Steps are as follows: 1. Choose your goal & write it down. 2. Use “why?” thinking. Why is this important to you? 3. Use “what?” thinking. What do you need to do to achieve your goal? 4. Write down the steps you need to take to reach your goal. Be specific. Include what, when, and where. 5. Prepare for obstacles and have a plan to overcome them. 6. Post a visual reminder of your goal. Online links to additional information will be provided with the packet and on the school website. Students will also be provided instructions to a weekly zoom class to re-enforce learning.   

S.O.L.V.E. Problem-solving techniques.  

7 

Packet includes lessons on using the S.O.L.V.E. steps for problem-solving. The steps are as follows: Stop and think. Objectively state the problem. List possible options and outcomes. Voice your choice and act. Evaluate and adjust. Online links to additional information will be provided with the packet and on the school website. Students will also be provided instructions to a weekly zoom class to re-enforce learning.   

Tying it all together: using SEL skills in the upcoming school year. 

8 

Packet includes using the SEL skills for success in the classroom. This will include setting growth mindset goals for the upcoming year. Online links to additional information will be provided with the packet and on the school website. Students will also be provided instructions to a weekly zoom class to re-enforce learning.