Happy September! It’s fall, that time of transition and change when the blogs and newsletters are all about fresh starts and clean slates. However, this is not that kind of message. In fact, this is a message about bringing your whole self with you, baggage and all, into this new school year.
Children’s Institute (CI) always enjoys ramping up our work as the summer wanes. It is at that time that our team gets to reconnect with school staff and youth and focus on our mission: Joining together to raise every child’s complete wellbeing and our vision: Supportive communities where every family can raise children who thrive as they live, learn, and play.
SEL and culturally responsive practices are inextricably linked. CASEL’s 5 Competencies encompass culturally responsive tenets such as cultural humility, positive identity development, inclusive curriculum, understanding systems of oppression, and creating welcoming and affirming environments.