SOCIAL EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE (SEE) COMMITTEE
The SEE Committee was created as a sub-committee of the SLT to support and strengthen the social emotional experiences of our children, teachers, parents and the community at PS 154. Social Emotional Learning is intended to teach children specific social-emotional skills like self-awareness, self-management, empathy, perspective taking and cooperation. In short, these are the lessons of emotional intelligence, which science has consistently shown is a greater determinant of success and happiness than IQ or academic ability.
The research behind the academic success of students immersed in social emotional learning demonstrates the importance of these experiences for our children.
The SEE Committee aims to bring social emotional learning skills to the PS 154 community through various programs including parenting skills workshops and professional development.
WANT TO GET INVOLVED WITH THE SEE COMMITTEE?
Are you a PS 154 parent who would like to get involved? Add your email information here to be added to the SEE Committee listserv.
How to Talk so Kids Will Listen, and Listen so Kids Will Talk - by Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish
Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids - by Dr. Laura Markham
Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive - by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.
Emotional Intelligence- Why It Can Matter More Than IQ - by Daniel Goleman
How to Raise Kids with a High EQ - Dr. Laura Markham
PARENT & CAREGIVER WORKSHOPS
A workshop for parents and caregivers presented by the Social Emotional Experience Committee (SEE) of the PTA of PS 154.
MON, APRIL 9, 6:30-8:00 pm
IN THE PS 154 MMR
Raising Resilient Girls is a 1 hour talk by Girls Leadership Co-Founder Simone Marean. The talk will be followed by a 30 minute Q&A session for parents, teachers, and community members
Girls Leadership speaks to parents and teachers across the country about the challenges girls face today, the reasons why we see girls struggling, and what we can do to help them. In this acclaimed 1-hour talk (followed by a 30 minute Q&A), we share how to help girls practice assertive self-expression, emotional intelligence and healthy relationships, preparing them for a life of personal and social leadership. This engaging presentation covers the development of girl dynamics beginning in preschool through high school.
As written up in Parents Magazine, this talk concentrates on practical advice that can be executed in a real-life setting, such as:
Talking about your own not-so-happy feelings;
Sharing your mistakes;
Helping your daughter to solve her own problems;
The Good Girl Phenomenon and conflict as an opportunity for positive change
This presentation is for adults only.
Simone Marean, Girls Leadership Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Simone has taught Girls Leadership programs and presented on girls across the country and internationally, including the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls and the American School in Dubai. Simone has a Masters degree in Educational Theatre from NYU and taught at many New York City schools including The Young Women’s Leadership School, and The Brearley School. She has appeared on the Today Show and KQED’s Forum. Simone grew up on the north shore of Boston and graduated from Bryn Mawr College Magna Cum Laude. She now lives in Berkeley, CA.
While this workshop is for adults only, you can visit the Girls’ Leadership website to register for their multi-week mother-daughter classes at PS 154 this spring. Please follow these links to find out more:
Brave Goals, Balanced Friendships
A 4-part series of 90 minute workshops for 2nd and 3rd grade girls
Saturdays, April 14, 21, 28, and May 5, 2018, 11:00am-12:30pm
4 Steps for Getting What You Need
A 4-part series of 90 minute workshops for 4th-5th grade girls
Saturdays, April 14, 21, 28, and May 5, 2018, 1:00-2:30pm