Social + Emotional Learning

Victoria Dimitrakopoulos

"Am I a freak? Is this only happening to me? If this is normal, why do my friends never talk about it?" 

The Kaiser team will come to debrief with our students in live interactive Zoom sessions (one per grade level in Middle School) on Tuesday April 6th. 

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Victoria Dimitrakopoulos

"Be confident!" 

Right... If only we could snap our fingers and be it! How do you develop a strong sense of self-worth - and keep it through the trials and tribulations of adolescence?

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Victoria Dimitrakopoulos

Today's teens are experiencing a social world massively different than the one we have known: not just because of COVID, but also due to the importance of their online worlds. To better support them in navigating their reality - virtual and physical - we listened to how they described their experience. 

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Victoria Dimitrakopoulos

Psychology is not usually taught in conventional school curricula. In Social and Emotional Learning we believe that knowing and managing ourselves and others begins with a science-based understanding of how our brain is formed and develops to adapt to our nurturing environment. 

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Victoria Dimitrakopoulos

In one of the most watched TED Talks of all time, Robert Waldinger summarizes 75 years of research on what makes a good life: "Good relationships keep us happier and healthier. Period." 

Though the message sounds obvious, we wanted to make it relevant to students' lives.  We used the food analogy. Just as a healthy diet will give our body more energy, power and longevity, good relationships give us those same benefits.

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