On Tuesday, Hamlin faculty members engaged in a daylong learning exploration with members of the Institute for Social and Emotional Learning.
Among other areas, the Institute focuses on honing the following skills with educators:
- Conduct classes in ways that build capacity for personal reflection, meaningful conversation, ritual and group harmony.
- Use silence, creative expression, listening and cooperation to activate SEL in all subject areas.
- Use SEL principles to facilitate more powerful academic curriculum design.
- Exploit the link between literary themes, creative writing, storytelling and SEL skills.
- Facilitate use of clarification, support and proposed solutions in conversation to unlock the power of collective wondering.
- Work with values to build teacher resilience, humanity and creativity.
- Model the resilience, compassion and inspiration at the heart of SEL.
Hamlin faculty members participated in community building activities, defined and refined the purpose and goals of middle school advisory program, learned new ways to tangibly bring SEL into K-8 classrooms, and went through open session training (a specific type of conversation held in advisory to support the social/emotional welfare of students).
The Institute for Social and Emotional Learning will be working with Hamlin faculty members again in November and in the spring. Special thanks to Institute facilitators Janice Toben, Nick Haisman-Smith and Elizabeth McLeod.
To learn more, please visit: https://www.instituteforsel.net/