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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

SEL Goals: Develop Character

Students created three or four goals in the following areas:

  • Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)
  • Literacy
  • Math
For SEL, there were three main goal choices including the following:
  • Following Directions
  • Collaboration
  • Character
To be able to follow directions is essential in an open, learner-friendly environment. The directions are simple and typically focused on safety, collaboration, and learning. When students don't follow the simple directions set, they create havoc for themselves and the whole class. Hence, this is a primary school goal.

Collaboration is another primary goal. For some, simple collaboration of working together, sharing, and speaking with care and kindness is very difficult. This is also a vital goal for successful classroom learning. 

The third goal, is a lifelong goal, and that's building character. To build character takes time, explicit effort, modeling, and conversation. This will be a goal that the whole class shares this year, and we'll work towards meeting this goal with care in the days to come.

I'll add references to build this goal in the days ahead