Social-Emotional Learning, also known as SEL, is the latest buzzword in education. What is not new, however, is the presence of SEL in Catholic Education. It is validating however, to see that the larger educational community is seeing the value of the value-add of Social and Emotional Learning within the educational experience.
When we say we "educate the whole child," we are including everything from the inside out. Consider that Christ and the soul of each child is the core value in which everything else within the educational experience is an extension of the core and radiates elements from within.
Because there is so much access to SEL materials now, it is easy to find ways to support our children in these areas at home, and vice versa. To help this two-way conversation from home to school and school to home, I will be adding new materials to this corner each week. I will do my best to locate free resources that are in alignment with our Catholic faith.
This week I am passing on this great resource, Big Life Journal Printable Kits
, which include Weekly Friday Freebies
as well as materials for purchase. Most of the materials are designed to facilitate reflection and conversation with our children as they struggle with life's inevitable challenges. These are so good that I have passed them on to parents who are in need of resources for their children.
I hope you enjoy these!
In Christ, Mrs. Blahnik