At Citizens of the World-Mar Vista, we believe that Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is integral to academic success.
A number of tools have been blended together to create a SEL program that specifically develops skills in:
- self-recognition and self-management of one’s emotions
- an understanding of others including empathy and perspective-taking
- decision making, problem solving and resolving conflict
Mindfulness is at the core of this program. We believe that mindfulness creates space for students, changing their impulsive reactions to more thoughtful responses.
Through designated SEL sessions and in an environment dedicated to social and emotional intelligence, children are learning how to be happier and healthier, working and learning effectively.