SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which scholars learn to understand and manage their emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
At Foster, we believe that building a strong foundation using social-emotional learning will help develop the scholar wholistically and yield higher rates of long-term academic success. Our days are structured to start and end with non-academic discussions about emotions, goals, celebrations, challenges, and awareness of self and others.
Each morning begins with morning meetings, classroom meetings that take place during homeroom time for the first fifteen minutes of the day. We end each day with closing circles, brief 5-10 minute classroom meetings to celebrate and reflect on the day as it closes. Foster has partnered previously with the Momentous Institute and utilizes their research and strategies as the framework for implementing SEL across the curriculum.
For more information about the Momentous Institute, visit their website!