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.
Returning Back to School After a Long, Unusual Summer
As summer ends, back-to-school jitters are common. However, this year there is an extra layer of concern due to COVID-19.
Tips From Our School Psychologist On Managing Anxiety & Supporting Our Kids During The Coronavirus Crisis
You are far from alone if you are feeling anxious right now.
Why Middle School at McGillis is Different
How often does your child come home from school and offer you a curt “good” in response to your inquiry of their day?
McGillis is Creating a School Culture of Belonging
While there is much joy and playful energy in a Middle School hallway, it can also be a social and emotional gauntlet, an obstacle course of impulses, glances, whispers, and what-ifs.
Coffee Klatch & Conversation: Social-Emotional Learning Programs at McGillis
New this year, we have combined what we used to call PA (Parent Association) meetings with our monthly Coffee Klatches.