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Social and Emotional Learning in Practice

This year at Crofton House, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) continues to be a focus and priority across campus. SEL helps students develop positive relationships, apply their compassion, and stay open to learning throughout their lives. It also helps normalize the wide range of emotions we experience and teaches tools and strategies to identify and share and manage these emotions–a core competency for student well-being and academic achievement. 

But what does that look like in practice? In the Junior School, Ms Kapila and Ms Kaedbey introduced “30 Days of Mindfulness” to Grade 4 students. The 30-day practice explored strategies to help students focus on the present moment with kindness and curiosity, and gave them the space to discover new practices to improve focus, manage stress, regulate emotions and develop compassion. Daily activities included meditation, deep breathing, movement with music, mindful eating, and a weather report activity to visualise their emotions. 

Learn more about the "30 Days of Mindfulness" activities on our blog.