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Answering some questions you might have

What is Social and Emotional Learning?

How do we do Social and Emotional Learning?

Why stories?

What is emotional vocabulary?

What is Social and Emotional Learning?

A common Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) framework consists of four key dimensions: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and social management  (See MOE and CASEL).

SEL skills enable students to self-regulate emotions, set, monitor and achieve goals, solve problems and persevere when faced with obstacles. There is reason to believe that SEL competence would greatly impact English learning achievement. Language learning, distinct from other subject learning, could be very emotionally sensitive and socially dependent.

How do we do SEL?

Reflect, reframe and share.

With this framework, we:
(1) encourage your child to reflect on their emotions and assumptions
(2) encourage them to reframe how they see situations before reacting more productively
(3) empower them to share what they learn with others - their family and friends!


What is emotional vocabulary?

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Words matter. 

With a more expansive emotional vocabulary, one can better understand their feelings and respond to situations in constructive and rewarding ways. Take the words 'frustrated' and 'angry' for instance! The former better highlights the cause of difficult emotions - dissatisfaction with a situation - to ourselves and others. 

Why stories?

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Emotions are social. Our emotions are often created in response to social situations, regulated by others, and understood through others’ reactions. Through stories, we can uncover our own truths by understanding how we react and relate to others and ourselves. By writing new stories, we can start ourselves on healthier mental scripts.

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