Snapshot: October

We acknowledge and thank the W̱SÁNEĆ people on whose traditional territory we live, learn, and teach. The W̱SÁNEĆ people have lived and worked on this land since time immemorial.

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The Saanich School District remains committed to wellness and the promotion of positive health in our schools and communities.  Check out our monthly snapshots to learn more about themes promoting mental wellness and social-emotional learning, with an invitation to learn together as we foster and promote positive health in our own lives, and the lives of those around us.
What Exactly is Social-Emotional Learning?

Social-Emotional Learning is critical in educating the heart and mind.

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which children, youth and adults understand and manage emotions, while gaining insight in both personal and social context.  SEL fosters resilience, connection, intra and interpersonal skills, enabling positive decision making and management.

What Are The Components of Social-Emotional Learning?
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Self Awareness

Self Awareness is the ability to reflect on and understand our thoughts, behaviours and emotions as we gain insight into our strengths and areas of growth.

Self Management

Self Management is about learning to regulate the way we respond to our internal and external landscape.  We use self management to set goals, motivate ourselves and manage our emotions.

Responsible Decision Making

Responsible decision making allows us to weigh out options, consider choices, and make decisions reflective of our goals and desired outcomes.

Relationship Skills

Relationships skills enable us to make and maintain healthy relationships, while fostering interpersonal skills such as clear communication, cooperation, assertiveness, and conflict resolution.

Social Awareness

Social awareness helps us understand perspectives outside of our own.  Social awareness builds empathy, and helps us see and hold diverse opinions.

New and Revised BC Curriculum

Social-Emotional Learning and BC Curriculum

Did you know BC is world renowned for the way it has integrated SEL within schools?  With core competencies focused on thinking, communication, personal and social competencies, BC is leading the world in SEL.

What is the Benefit to SEL?

What is the Impact?

Improved students' skills, attitudes, and behaviour in school

Enhanced academic skills

Enhanced ability to self regulate, and manage emotions

Improved sense of confidence and perseverance when facing challenges

Enhanced empathy

Better attitude toward self

Check Out the Links Below From Heart-Mind, and Explore SEL at Home

5 Activities for Holding Each Other Up, Inspired by Monique Gray Smith

6 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset for Success

Talking to kids About Stress


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October 2020