EMPATHY through Actions
Our Junior School teachers use a number of programs as part of our overall approach to supporting social and emotional development including the Second Step Program. These programs emphasize the creation of a safe classroom culture that epitomizes care and respect, clarity and consistency, relationship-building, resiliency, and self-esteem.
We realize the importance of teaching specific social and emotional skills and fostering the development of social competence through:
• building empathy
• developing language skills to support emotional well-being
• learning to identify and regulate emotional reactions
• anger management
Many strategies are used to develop social competence skills including puppets, role-playing, photographs of situations, discussion prompts, videos and writing assignments.