Student SEL Seminars - Spring 2021

  • We are excited to offer student-focused SEL seminars addressing areas aligned to the data from our Fall 2020 Panorama SEL survey. The format of each seminar will follow the SEL 3 Signature Practices:  Welcoming Inclusion Activities, Engaging Strategies, and an Optimistic Closure.  The dates and topics are below. Sessions will occur in the Mindful Cafe team. Click here to access.


    • Self Efficacy: Panorama's SEL Measures ask students to answer questions related to how much they believe they can succeed in achieving academic outcomes. Research indicates that students who self-report higher levels of self-efficacy tend to do better in school, career, and life.  This seminar will provide opportunity to participate in discussion that leads to cultivate students’ own belief in their ability to succeed. Sources:  Panorama, rethinkEd, CASEL. 


    • Learning Strategies: If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime. Likewise, teaching students how the brain learns, helps them become lifelong learners. Research in the recent years has determined that the brain is much more flexible and capable of learning new things than once believed. Understanding how the brain processes information, helps students feel more in control of their ability to learn. Having strategies to use to take in and organize the information also helps students become better learners.  The seminar will offer opportunity for students to share deliberate learning strategies to manage their own learning process. Sources:  Panorama, rethinkEd, CASEL.


    Prior Seminar Topics:

    Emotion Regulation: Emotions are a natural part of what makes us human. They have the power to enrich our lives and the power hinder our lives. As humans, we have the capacity to feel a myriad of emotions. They drive our feelings, thoughts, and behaviors and impact our self-esteem and social interactions.  Participation in the seminars will help students identify emotions and learn how emotions impact their behavior and affect their bodies and their relationships. Sources:  Panorama, rethinkEd, CASEL. This seminar was offered on April 27, 28 & 29.