Sanford Harmony is a social-emotional teaching program that cultivates strong classroom relationships between all students. Woodland has a built in behavior core every morning where teachers will teach SEL lessons from Sanford Harmony. Parents and families are welcome to go to https://online.sanfordharmony.org/ and sign up to access lessons, information and resources for free.
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to...
-Understand and manage emotions,
-Set and achieve positive goals,
-Feel and show empathy for others,
-Establish and maintain positive relationships, and
-Make responsible decisions.
Sanford Harmony has 4 main components.
Core Lessons-These are the lessons that will be taught each week. Lessons cover the following topics: diversity and inclusion, empathy and critical thinking, communication, problem solving, and peer relationships. These lessons include age appropriate information and activities to educate children on these important skills.
Buddy up-Buddy Up is a peer buddy system that creates opportunities for students to get to know one another, form connections, and learn together with all their classmates. Teachers assign buddies weekly and topics are provided.
Meet up-Meets ups are where the teacher and students gather together to greet each other, share, monitor harmony goals, solve problems, and engage in community building activities.
Harmony Goals- Each class will have a Harmony Goal. Harmony Goals are our group agreements to help make our community a safe, caring, and supportive space.