The Reed staff will be working in partnership this year with Christine Carter, Ph.D., author of Raising Happiness, and Tamazin Heher, MSW to develop, implement, and evaluate tools to foster social and emotional skills in students.
We believe that, in addition to a strong academic program, creating a socially and emotionally sound learning environment helps to ensure positive outcomes for students. Social and emotional learning improves students’ academic success, interpersonal skills, overall well-being.
Social and emotional skills include:
growth mindset (an understanding that intelligence can be developed through hard work)
empathy (putting feelings, emotions, situations, and tasks in context)
grit (courage, resolve, strength of character, facing disappointment)
mindfulness (pausing and planning before reacting)