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Social Emotional Learning (SEL) at KSS

What is Social and Emotional Learning?
  • Various terms are used to describe Social and Emotional Learning including: personal and social development, emotional literacy, emotional intelligence, social and emotional competence and social, emotional and behavioural skills.
  • Social and emotional learning is a process for helping students develop the knowledge, understandings and skills that support learning, positive behaviour and constructive social relationships.
  • Social and emotional learning is an approach that teaches students to recognise, regulate and express the social and emotional aspects of their lives so they can operate successfully in the world and manage life tasks.
  • To operate successfully in the social world, students must build knowledge and understanding of their identity, how relationships are developed and the impact of social contexts on their decision making and behaviour

 

How do we do this at Kingaroy State School?

At Kingaroy State School we use the "Friends" and "Friends for Life" Programs. Key elements of this program include:

  • Naming and identifying feelings
  • Brain Talk- understanding the Thinking and Feeling Brain
  • Helpful and unhelpful thoughts-
  • Goal setting-trying new things
  • Role models
  • The power of yet
  • How to be a good friend
  • Coping plans
  • Body clues
  • Dealing with difficulties, bullying, conflict and peer pressure
  • Mindfulness ideas and techniques
  • Relaxation

 

Sample classroom activity