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Social Emotional Learning

Social Emotional Skills are the basic building blocks we work to develop in children from a very early age. This begins when we train our children to say "please" and "thank you" or to share their toys with friends. These skills continue to develop as the child gets older and become more complex as life becomes more complex. Sometimes life brings us more than we can handle or understand. This is why social emotional development is so important and something we believe our students need to be taught explicitly in school. The counselor guidance lessons and classroom lessons will emphasize this skill building in order to give the necessary skills to handle challenging situations that arise.


Building confidence through…

  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People training and implementation for students and staff
  • Lead Alike
  • Social Emotional learning through the 5 SE competencies

7 Habits of Highly Effective People (A Leader in Me School)

  • Be Proactive - I’m in Charge of Me. Circle of Control/No control
  • Begin with the End in Mind - Start with a goal. 2 creations- The mental, then the physical.
  • Put First things First - Work first, then Play. Live above the line (Q1 and Q2)
  • Emotional Bank Account - Make more emotional deposits than withdrawals.
  • Think Win-Win - We can both win. Abundance Mentality, enough to go around.
  • Seek First to Understand then to be Understood - Listen First, Talk Second. Empathy.
  • Synergize - Better Together. 1 + 1 = 1,000
  • Sharpen the Saw - Take care of yourself. Mind | Body | Heart | Spirit

Leader in Me

Leader in Me is a whole school transformation process that teaches 21st century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader. Learn more here >

Lead Alike

As a part of the Leader in Me Initiative, students are given the opportunity to lead on campus through positions of responsibility that fulfill a need and allow for student ownership on campus. In Jobs Alike, students go through a process of applying, interviewing and holding real positions within Village Tech. Some of the jobs include the morning news team, student ambassadors, and forge apprentices. The reward is often as simple as recognition of their work, personal pride and a sense of accomplishment.