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Recent Social and Emotional Learning Blog Postings

Topic: Middle School, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Friday, June 14, 2019
On Monday, May 20, the Middle School thanks to funds raised during the Run-A-Thon, was able to participate in a full day of social-emotional learning called Challenge Day. The day began with a number of ice-breakers to get everyone moving and to make sure everyone was comfortable. Part of the... read more
Topic: Lower School, Middle School, Preschool, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Friday, April 12, 2019
Between after school clubs, organized play-dates and other extracurricular programs, children are engaged in more activities today than ever. This is a result of a popular trend among parents; in order to fully support your child and their development, your child must be engaged in a multitude of... read more
Topic: Preschool, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Those of you who have been through one of my coaching programs know that a big piece of my work involves helping kids to share in the responsibilities that come with family life. Usually I frame this in terms of “chores.” Cleaning a shared space, washing the dishes… yardwork… taking out the garbage... read more
Topic: Preschool, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Does your child tend to be cranky, especially in the morning? Everyone gets irritable from time to time, and that’s OK. Still, it isn’t always easy to be around a cranky kid. Recently a major parenting forum included a post by a parent who wants to know how to deal with her 10-year-old son’s “... read more
Topic: Preschool, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Friday, December 21, 2018
Social and Emotional Learning is a main focus in our Preschool and Kindergarten at EB. During their time in Maternelle, children are learning to identify their own and others’ emotions, as well as to empathize. SEL supports children in learning to express, name, recognize and talk about all the... read more
Topic: Preschool, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2018
One time I heard a parent say that she was surprised that her child could communicate without whining: “I didn’t know that my younger child could regulate his voice! I thought that whining was just ‘his voice’!” As I explained to this mother, whining – or any tone of voice – is a learned habit... read more
Topic: Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Monday, December 17, 2018
Each child grows and develops at his or her own pace, but most children reach common physical, cognitive and social-emotional milestones at each developmental stage. While physical and cognitive developmental milestones might be easier to observe, the development of certain social-emotional skills... read more
Topic: Middle School, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
There is no debating the importance of academics. Having an engaging and rigorous academic program is the cornerstone of every quality school. However, there is a clear understanding that a meaningful social and emotional education is crucial to the development of well-rounded students who know not... read more
Topic: Lower School, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Monday, October 22, 2018
At EB, social and emotional learning is paramount and taught starting in Preschool. SEL coach Christopher Colebourn describes an essential component of this curriculum: a community building circle. The children gather in a circle and sit down on the carpet to begin a meditation. The tranquil... read more
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