Teaching and Learning

Social Emotional Learning in Grades 6-8

Oak Grove is proud to announce that all students in grades 6-8 will receive lessons from the program, Habitudes, on a regular basis. Using stories, images and experiences, Habitudes teaches young adults valuable perspectives and leadership habits, helping them:

  • Take initiative and set the pace for others
  • Overcome complex problems through creative persistence
  • Capitalize on personal strengths to be career-ready upon graduation
  • Develop critical thinking skills that produce better life choices

The topics covered include:

  • Identifying emotions
  • Accurate self-perception
  • Recognizing strengths
  • Self-efficacy
  • Impulse control
  • Stress management
  • Self-discipline
  • Perspective-taking
  • Respect for others
  • Social engagement
  • Relationship building
  • Evaluating decisions
  • Ethical responsibility

The program will be delivered by the classroom teachers during the IE/Classroom meeting time at least once a month.

This Month's Lesson 

The Habitudes lessons will focus on ethical responsibility. Students will explore the following questions: Are the choices we’re making ethical? Are we doing what we said we would do? Are we honest with ourselves and others?

The objectives of the lesson are:

1. To convince students that healthy guidelines are needed to ensure the right decision is being made.

2. To show the importance of integrity and ethics when making decisions.

3. To define the concept that actions have consequences, and sometimes those consequences affect others we lead.

4. To enable students to set healthy guidelines and make responsible decisions.

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