Social & Emotional Learning
Skyuka Hall believes in a whole child approach to learning, which is especially important for children who learn differently. This is why we as a school put a strong emphasis on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). SEL has become one of the hottest topics in education over the last several years - and for good reason. It not only improves achievement by an average of 11 percentile points, it also increases pro-social behaviors and reduces depression and stress among students.
SEL accomplishes this by promoting and improving the student's attitudes and beliefs about themselves, their relationships with others, and their education. The five core competencies are as follows:
Self-awareness - To process one's own thoughts and feelings and learn how to express them to others
Self-management - Control one's own emotions and behaviors in different contexts and environments
Social awareness - To empathize and understand people from various backgrounds or cultures, as well as internalize social norms of behavior
Relationship Skills - To build and maintain meaningful relationships with others by active and healthy communication
Responsible decision making - To make constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions
People’s beliefs about their abilities have a profound effect on those abilities
- Albert Bandura
The Power of Love
We firmly believe in the power of love. Love is what puts our feet on the floor each morning. Love is what drives us to provide the best experiences for our students. Love is what brings us together as a community. Love is what makes Skyuka Hall more than just a school.