Honoring the Journey
Many of the students we serve would benefit from SEL online meetings, outside of discussing schoolwork. They need a space to process and a space to renew their hope. In survival mode, it feels like one more obligation to them. The affects of poverty are stronger than ever and our high school students are often providing for the financial needs of the family. SEL is not always possible during the traditional work day. Our students need to hear positive messaging from us, they soak it up!
We are a small learning community, and it helps that teachers are partnering in teaching online, when a student is not present, the partner teacher calls the student immediately. We attempt to ensure that we are stronger together and that every single student matters. They are not invisible.