Teaching and Learning

Bullying Prevention Month

October is bullying prevention month.

To recognize bullying:

  • It’s mean/hurtful and on purpose
  • It’s happening over and over and you can’t get it to stop (by ignoring, walking away or assertively telling them to stop)
  • It’s one sided
  • There is an imbalance in power

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 

This month’s Habitudes lesson focused on accurate self-perception. This is defined as knowing your who before your what. Many students shared compliments and positive character traits about their peers. In the next lesson, students will focus on empathy. The focus will be approaching others with empathy and understanding. 

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