The interconnectedness of social emotional health and learning is paramount to student success. As both an educator and social worker, I look forward to helping you learn how to best support the social, emotional, behavioral, and academic wellbeing of students using the Attached to Learn framework.
Compassion and connections are at the heart of the ability to learn.
Restore and Repair
Making mistakes and learning from them is critical to self-growth. When challenging situations arise, a restorative approach provides the opportunity for a successful resolution and the ability to repair any damages.
Teachers act as guides and coaches in the learning process through offering encouragement and support. Empowered students gain confidence to effectively contribute to their own learning.
Focus on Equity
Equity is critical for an emotionally safe learning environment for ALL students to achieve success and feel included in the learning process. An equity lens is necessary for all aspects of student experiences inside and outside the classroom, including discipline referrals and co-curricular participation.
Self-care has an important place in education not only for the teachers but also for the students to access their best selves. Fostering self-care strategies and skills is an important aspect of any social emotional learning curriculum.
Students have their own attachment styles which may impact their learning needs, behaviors in the classroom, and relationships with others. Having a basic understanding of attachment patterns helps teachers best meet the diverse needs of all students.
Make the Time, Take the Time
Relationship building must happen to create safe and conducive learning environments. Taking the time to have students feel more connected to each other and to their teachers allows for more quality time for learning.
Value the Voice
All students should feel respected and that they are an integral part of the classroom community. Students who do not feel emotionally safe to learn will detach and disengage from the learning process.
Go Beyond the Books
Learning happens in a multitude of ways, not simply from textbooks. Using multiple modalities of teaching allowing for student choice helps engage every student to ensure success.
I understand that learning and teaching can be hard. Students are experiencing more struggles than ever before. I am here to help.
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