Social and Emotional Development
Supporting students in their social and emotional growth is woven into every aspect of life at Giddens School. We recognize that the ability to apply knowledge, share information, and acquire new understandings is dependent on strong skills in social and emotional realms. To apply what they know, a student must be able to access the appropriate knowledge, and adapt it to the situation. This requires strong self-regulation and adaptability skills. To share information, students must effectively communicate with diverse individuals, building on essential collaboration and problem solving skills. To acquire new understandings, students must assess their own knowledge and apply emotion management skills. From preschool through 5th grade, the work of developing these skills happens on a daily basis.