Social Emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
~Self-Management ~ Self-Awareness ~ Responsible Decision Making ~ Relationship Skills ~ Social Awareness~
Common questions asked about Social-Emotional Learning at AMS:
What are SEL lessons?
Your student's grade level school counselor provides all students with SEL lessons focusing on a new topic each lesson. We chose certain topics based off of our students needs as well as crucial topics that we felt were important to be covered. Students have been surveyed by their grade level school counselor to find out how they are feeling, what needs they have, who they are connected to, and what they are doing to take care of themselves. SEL lesson topics have included Adjusting to Change, Stress Management, Self-Care, Organization, & Digital Citizenship.
What topics will be covered?
Over the past few months, AMS counselors have been working with students on identifying stressors in their lives as well as helping them devise lists of coping skills to manage those stressors.
Students learned about types of stress and then had the opportunity to participate in a 'strategy sampler,' where they rotated through different stations, each with a different stress relieving method. Stations included journaling, aromatherapy, art therapy and more. We had a lot of positive feedback and are hoping to provide these stations again!