StudioFive10 invites you to join one of our online workshops. Our workshops cover a wide-range of topics while integrating social and emotional learning.
Workshops are structured so that participants can:
Acquire and effectively apply the knowledge given
Understand and experience interconnections
Engage in fun, interactive activities to promote learning and movement
Feel empowered to ask questions and think critically
Develop an understanding of themselves and the world
Developing stronger social/emotional skills improves the academic performance of students. In a 2014 meta-analysis, SEL was shown to raise students’ achievement scores by an average of 11 percentile points. The ‘soft skills’ that students develop through SEL are shown to improve their attitudes towards school and as a result, increase their performance in the classroom. When a student knows that his or her feelings will be heard and respected, it’ll be easier for that student to relax and focus at school.
Fewer behavioral problems
Students engaged in SEL are less aggressive and disruptive in school. Studies have shown these benefits are long-term as SEL students still have 10% fewer psychological, behavioral, or substance abuse problems when they reach the age of 25. For example, if a student can learn to find his or her voice and express anger appropriately, it could prevent him or her from acting inappropriately and damaging relationships.
Less emotional distress
SEL students also have fewer occurrences of depression, anxiety, stress and social withdraw as evidenced by measures like the Children’s Manifest Anxiety Scale. Research suggests that SEL programs actually affect central executive cognitive functions which improves students’ inhibitory control, planning, and ability to switch attention from one task to the other. Essentially, as students practice the new behaviors that they learn in SEL programs, they develop stronger self-regulation skills.
Positive social behavior
Students get along better with others, as reported by fellow students, teachers, parents, and independent observers. Social interaction skills and self-knowledge— essential for students to develop and maintain positive, productive relationships with peers, parents and teachers— are hallmarks of SEL. Close student-teacher relationships definitely make students want to perform better in school and have positive long-reaching benefits when teachers inspire their students to embrace challenges beyond the classroom, such as applying to college or looking for a full-time job.
Access to a computer, tablet or other online learning compatible device
Support students in staying on task
Attend parent engagements
Ensure students are prepared for each workshop
Read student/parent handbook
Support students with action plans provided by the facilitator