WHES School Counselor Connection
Bridging Social and Emotional Learning with Academic Success
October 19, 2020
Greetings Parents and Scholars
As a reminder Social and Emotional Learning also referred to as SEL is defined as the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. In view these are the skills and morals that are instilled within many of us and have ultimately determined our success in life. SEL can be taught at home, school and in the community. SEL competencies include skills that scholars will utilize throughout their lives as they become successful citizens. As you review the information on SEL in this newsletter think of ways you can continue to implement these skills with your student(s) during virtual learning.
GOOD READS FOR PARENTS
10 Ways Parents Can Bring Social-Emotional Learning Home
VIDEO: "SEL FOR PARENTS" (Available in English and Spanish)
COUNSELOR'S CORNER FOR STUDENTS
LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SELF-AWARENESS AND SOCIAL-AWARENESS!
CHAT WITH THE COUNSELOR
Every FRIDAY there will be a scheduled time for students to chat with the School Counselor via ZOOM. These will be group sessions. Students are not required to log in but may do so if they wish to chat with me. I am also available at the below listed contacts. Students please try to log in at your scheduled grade level time. We can discuss topics related to social and emotional learning and well-being during the virtual learning period. The ZOOM link will be open from 2:00 p.m.-3:50 p.m.
Kindergarten-First grade-2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Second-Third grade-2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Fourth-Fifth grade-3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 941 6704 0619
**Brief individual virtual school counseling sessions will be determined based on student needs.**