"Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be."
- Rita Pierson
This is especially true in education. So many kids get lost in a system that's geared toward the masses. A system that favours academic achievement over personal growth.
Rita Pierson had it right when she said that relationships are everything. They can turn a child who won't try and doesn't believe in themselves into someone who achieves far more than anyone ever thought possible. A special someone who believes, encourages, notices... they can make all the difference to a child's success or failure.
The same is true for social and emotional learning in schools. This is an essential part of growing the emotional, logical, empathetic, compassionate... part of kids. We must prioritise connection, emotional intelligence and wellbeing to allow kids to be their best selves.
If you haven't already incorporated SEL into your classroom, take a look at our year level or whole-school curriculum modules. Download an information brochure to see how you can create a warm, inviting and supportive learning environment for your students.