Social/Emotional Learning at BMSA
BMSA School Counselors teach in every classroom about every other week. The required district curriculum (shown below) is covered using a variety of lessons including Zones of Regulation, TOOLBOX Tools for Life, and the 7 Habits of Happy Kids. These encompass the topics below and others such as resilience, optimism, and problem-solving using the 5 Restorative Questions.
Lessons, groups, and programs offered are guided by the demonstrated needs of the students with regards to the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Mindsets and Behaviors for School Success: K-12 College- and Career Readiness for Every Student. The mindsets and behaviors describe the knowledge, skills and attitudes students need to achieve academic success, college and career readiness and social/emotional development. The standards are based on a survey of research and best practices in student achievement from a wide array of educational standards and efforts.
Classroom teachers and Specialists follow up with these concepts in their classroom. Children learn these concepts most thoroughly when parents and school staff use consistent language. Please use the pages on this website to learn more about the social/emotional concepts and language we use. As parents, you are experts on your child and we want to partner in your child's education. Please tell us if your child has social/emotional needs that are not being met. You may communicate with us through conference, phone, email, or this form. We know that the more we listen, the more we learn.