This year has been a busy year, with the official launch of proficiency-based learning and grading, personalized learning, and so much more!
One of the things that we have been so busy with is a Social Emotional Learning project that I co-developed with English Language Department Chair Tricia Doran. Students read the book - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. I then created a Live-Binders full of authoritative information for the students, in regard to the various themes in the book. The students then chose a topic to research, based upon the themes the author addressed in the book. Students then used an adapted version of The Healing Library template, by Curious City DPW, to create a booklet, full of information on their topic of choice. The booklet includes specific information on a particular theme, such as depression, to include; the warning signs, a list of local counselors and activities to help community members cope with the symptoms.
The booklet the students created will be placed into a cloth bag, that Family and Consumer Science, Jennifer Clement has had her students sew, along with a variety of books on depression (picture books, books for teenagers, and informational books for adults). These "kits" will be available to check out from FHUHS and local public libraries!
The project is featured in April's School Library Journal - How Social Emotional Learning Transforms Students and Schools.
For more information on Social and Emotional Learning please see this web-page on the FHUHS Library website.