A Focus on Social & Emotional Learning

At Dr. F.D. Sinclair, the staff remain committed to maintaining high academic standards while developing the students’ reading, writing, and numeracy skills because a good education is the key to a successful future.  This year, there will be a big focus on developing our students’ social and emotional learning (SEL) with the idea of developing the whole child.  Dr. Michelle Borba, an internationally recognized educational psychologist, said that “a child with a developed sense of empathy, violence is unthinkable!”

As parents, we all want our children to possess the moral character to be successful, kind citizens who are able to function well at school and eventually in the workplace.  Moral intelligence is learned behaviour.   SEL is a process through which we acquire the knowledge and skills needed to manage our emotions, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationship, and engage in responsible decision making processes.

From the Daliai Lama Centre for Peace and Education, this beautiful video “Educating the Heart” shares the importance of preparing our children for the ever changing world.





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