Many families are coping with stress and uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic, making it more important than ever for schools to commit to students' emotional health.
A social-emotional learning (SEL) program helps students identify and manage emotions, act responsibly and empathetically, maintain healthy relationships and set goals. It also brings academic benefits, research shows.
Corbett Prep Head of School Nicholas Rodriguez writes in the August issue of Tampa Bay Parenting magazine that it takes an entire school community to ensure students have a protective and supportive place to learn.
Corbett Prep has incorporated social-emotional learning into students' education since the school's founding as Independent Day School in 1968. Marilyn Gatlin and Betty Anderson wanted to establish a child-centered school based on the philosophy that happy students are more open to learning. More than 50 years later, Corbett Prep remains committed to the belief that students should feel safe, engaged and, yes, happy in school.
Read more about how parents, teachers and administrators can work together for a powerful effect on students' wellbeing.