Van Ness Elementary School
Orienting very young students to virtual learning can be a challenge—a social story that clearly lays out norms and expectations can help.
Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)
Research shows that greeting students as they come into class bolsters a feeling of belonging and readiness to learn.
When teachers model self-regulation by using a voice that is calm, neutral, and assertive, they help students feel cared for—and ready to learn.
Research has shown that short movement breaks help students get focused, improving both skill-building and knowledge retention.
When students’ mental, emotional, and physical needs are met, they’re more likely to love school—and they learn more.