Foundations: SEL

Our work at FocusedKids starts with building safe relationships between teachers and students, then learning and practicing the tools needed for self-regulation. This social-emotional model, adopted from the Momentous Institute, demonstrates that safe relationships and self-regulation must be established before we expect students to be aware of others. Finally, students can practice reaching a state of integrating kindness, compassion, and hope once they feel safe in the environment and have been taught and consistently practiced the tools for building self-regulation.

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