Do you have a homeroom or “tutor group,” as they may say in some parts of the world. What do you do with them during that 10 or 15 minutes you have them? Is there a structured program you follow?
I had a homeroom group – juniors and seniors, and there really was no structured program for them to follow for that 15 or so minutes they were with me. During that time, the school administrators were talking about the social and emotional aspects of learning and where and how to incorporate this into the curriculum.
Addressing social and emotional learning in the classroom is not something that you can do in one lesson just to say you’ve done it. This does not help the students in anyway.
Studies show that developing independent learners who are self-aware, resilient, socially competent, and emotionally intelligent can be successful in school, and beyond.
So in order to meet two objectives – to provide some structure to homeroom time and develop and improve students’ personal and social skills, I came up with this workbook.