Counselor Connection - Classroom Lessons


Counselor Connection - CARES
CARES Pictures

The elementary years are a time when students are beginning to develop decision-making, communication and life skills, as well as character values. There is a strong relationship between academic success and social/emotional learning. As such, our comprehensive school counseling program incorporates classroom lessons on the following five core social-emotional competencies (CARES) as defined by the Responsive Classroom​ approach to teaching:

C
ooperation
Assertiveness
Responsibility
Empathy
Self-control

We meet with each classroom individually in all grades (K - 5) on a monthly basis. During each lesson, we discuss the competency using various activities and books. We strive to make these sessions as interactive as possible to allow students to stay engaged, and empower them to become motivated learners, active team members, creative problem solvers, and kind and responsible citizens.

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