Topic: SEL

Community Ed Session Social Emotional Learning: Best Practices [presentation]

In this presentation for educators, Sand Hill School’s Nick Ratcliff and Elaine Antipuesto explain the five social-emotional (SEL) learning core competencies and review SEL best practices. Read more ›

Community Ed Session Social Emotional Learning for Life Success [presentation]

Social Emotional Learning involves the processes through which people acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, Read more ›

CHCvideoresource Collaboration with Specialists [video]

See how teachers and specialists at the Children’s Health Council work together to meet children’s needs at Sand Hill School. Read more ›

CHCvideoresource Social & Emotional Skills [video]

Social and emotional skills are an important part of your child’s development. Listen to parents describe how children develop and practice social and emotional skills at Sand Hill School. Read more ›

shy child Building Confidence in Shy Kids

shy childQ: At home, my seven-year-old daughter is cheerful and bubbly. She gets excited about doing art projects and enjoys playing with her big sister. Around other people though, she clams up, even with cousins her own age. Her teacher’s mentioned that our daughter tends to be quiet in the classroom as well. I’m worried my daughter’s shyness is keeping her from being herself around others and making friends. How do I help her feel more confident? Read more ›

friendships Helping Your Child Forge Friendships

friendshipsWhile every parent hopes that his child will fit in and be accepted, making friends is not easy for all children. Many families share similar stories: “My son was excited when he started first grade, but now he seems sad and prefers to play by himself,” or, “Our daughter doesn’t like going to school anymore. She plays sick to avoid it. Her teacher says it’s possible she may be getting bullied at recess.” Some children have a hard time making friends because of impulsive, anxious or introverted behavior. They need more help than their socially-adept peers for learning how to relate to and interact with others. If your child is struggling with social skills, prepare him with strategies that help him feel confident and ready to forge new friendships. Read more ›