We spend a lot of time teaching social-emotional skills and talking about how to manage emotions and resolve conflicts.
Our teachers regularly facilitate circle discussions to give students a voice, talk through issues that may be happening, and to build their classroom communities. Last year, we implemented a program called Toolbox which has been an amazing resource for our entire community - students, teachers and parents. It teaches 12 tools that we all have inside of us, all the time; it’s just a matter of learning how and when to use them to help us navigate different situations and feelings.
Learn more from our School Psychologist on what social-emotional learning means at McGillis.
Contact The McGillis School to learn more about our social-emotional learning program.
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You are far from alone if you are feeling anxious right now.