Questions we are asking:
Social Emotional Learning
- What classroom structures should be in place to specifically SEL?
- What skills, awarenesses and habits of mind should MV students have to successfully navigate the MV experience?
- How can SEL support equity in the classroom?
- What are the fundamentals of SEL at each grade level?
As schools seek creative solutions to tackling social-emotional learning, trauma-informed care, classroom collaboration and re-building group dynamics in the classroom, join the MV Arts Team to learn how they implement innovative solutions centered solutions into the classroom.
Workshop On Demand
Wellness and the Whole Child & SEL
Wellness and resiliency are imporant topics that all schools are currently nagivating. As schools seek creative solutions to tackling social-emotional learning, trauma-informed care, classroom collaboration and re-building group dynamics in the classroom, join the MV Arts Team to learn how they implement innovative solutions centered around wellness, diversity, and connection to the creative industry. Awarded No. 1 in the nation for Arts Innovation, the team will share what works, what doesn’t, and what makes students thrive.
Not just for Art teachers, this workshop provides a creative approach that any teacher could incorporate into the classroom. Contact us to host this workshop for your team.
Webinar on Demand
This workshop is also available asychronously. The webinar replay is available here.
Practitioners in the Classroom
Transformation In Practice
Here are some ways that MV Ventures and The Mount Vernon School has implemented social emotional learning into our own programs.
A Grade 2 – An IBL Unit
Grade 2 students at Mount Vernon have been exploring the question, how might we have healthy minds and bodies during an inquiry based learning (IBL) project called Healthy Me. Throughout this project, they focused on having healthy minds and bodies, taking care of their mental health, and how they can incorporate daily movement into their routines. During the unit, they participated in identity work, celebrating “the best parts of me.” They learned that healthy choices, movement, and exercise can look different for everyone.
Diversity, Equity & Action
Well-Being & Resilience Framework
The Mount Vernon School has begun work on a Well-Being & Resilience Framework for both faculty and students. Beginning with objectives such as Enhance and Expand Agency and Deepen purposeful engagement and connection, “I Can” statements are being written to begin to create opportunites for student learning and experiences to build well-being and resilience. Equiping faculty and students witht the skills to dialogue across differences has also been part of this work to build trust and a feeling of emotional safety.
SEL Classroom Tools
The Emotions Wheel
The Emotion Wheel is a social-emotional mindfulness strategy that is designed to scaffold identifying and naming emotions in order to respond appropriately to those emotions and highly emotional situations. This tool is a way of teaching learners to identify emotions and patterns in highly emotional scenarios, and process and respond to those emotions in a responsible way. This strategy is also a way for students to see that different people respond to the same stimulus in different ways and that’s ok.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
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