Social-Emotional Learning at Eudora Schools
From birth, through school, and long after graduation, your child is first and foremost a unique human being. Your child's life is filled with relationships, emotions — and the ability to navigate those things in any given situation throughout life play a huge role in creating a fulfilling and happy life. In Eudora Schools, our mission is to educate the whole child, and that includes social-emotional learning and behavioral health.
The research is clear: Social-emotional learning gives students the essential skills that are required to be ready for — and thrive in — college, career and life. Social-emotional skills, such as problem-solving, managing emotions, communication and teamwork, improve a student's academic learning and test scores.
There are three main areas where we focus on social-emotional learning in all grade levels, beginning in preschool and kindergarten and continuing through graduation:
- What we teach: A social-emotional evidence-based curriculum called Second Step (EES and EMS) or School Connect (EHS)
- How we teach: We are dedicated to teaching social-emotional skills to students, according to these key areas of emphasis.
- Monitoring student growth and progress: These tools help us know where more support is needed for your student.
Here are some things that can help you better understand your student’s social and emotional learning at Eudora Schools.
Social-emotional lessons have connections to your family at home! Click here to see a sample Second Step (K-5) lesson.
Parent-teacher conferences are offered to all parents in October, although you may request a conference on an appointment-only date in September, or any time you have a concern about your child. Click here for what to expect at a conference — and tips to help you get the most out of your next parent-teacher conference.
Our use of Positive Behavior Supports goes hand in hand with social-emotional learning. Click here to read about the role of PBS in our schools.
Report cards for students in kindergarten through fourth grade include feedback about social-emotional and behavioral skills. Click here for helpful information about report cards. These also are learning areas that may be discussed in a parent-teacher conference.