Social Emotional Learning (SEL):
We want your child to be successful in school, and that means going beyond the basics. Excelling in academic classes is important, but students also need to know how to learn, make good decisions, handle strong emotions, and get along with others.
This year we will use both our district adopted SEL curriculum, Second Step, and supplement with Character Strong middle school SEL. Thank you Issaquah Schools Foundation and our building for financial support. Second Step focuses on skills and concepts that are designed to help students both in and out of school. These include: Mindsets and Goals, Thoughts - Emotions & Decisions, and Managing Relationships & Social Conflict. Character Strong has 5 key areas we will work on: Emotion Understanding & Regulation, Empathy & Compassion, Values & Purpose, Goals & Habits, and Leadership & Teamwork.
If you have any questions about the SEL lessons, please do not hesitate to contact Nikki McGrath, Maywood’s PBSES Coach, for more information. Thank you for supporting your child in learning the skills and concepts that lead to success in school and in life.