In addition to the three curricular Core Competencies – Communication, Thinking, and Personal and Social – the Physical and Health Education (PHE) curriculum focuses on well-being and the connections between physical, intellectual, mental, and social health. Social and emotional learning (SEL) approaches also support positive environments, provide techniques to promote well-being and positive mental health, and support students who may have increased needs.
With the gradual return of students to the classroom, staff will be providing opportunities for students to feel connected and to develop Social Emotional Learning (SEL) skills
Teachers should consider how to build in behavioural competencies central to SEL: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making.
You are the adults in schools with whom young people have relationships and in whom they trust. During this period, with online or over-the-phone communication and/or instruction taking place, there are opportunities to check-in. Here are some samples of what it could look like: