A Culture of Kindness
Whether it’s in the classroom or on the playground, we promote a positive and supportive environment for all. As students progress through the grades, their SEL skills and tools compound. By fifth grade, they become ambassadors of RBE’s shared values of kindness, respect, and personal responsibility, and they take those skills on to their next school community.
Developing Empathetic & Thoughtful Citizens
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is an integral part of RBE curriculum through which we engage students in building collaborative classrooms and a strong school community. Learn more about some of the curriculum that we incorporate into our program from The Institute for Social and Emotional Learning and Responsive Classroom.
We infuse SEL instruction throughout the day. Our program works to build student capabilities in four key areas: listening and communication skills; empathy and the ability to see multiple perspectives; self-awareness and reflection; and collaboration and conflict resolution.
Our teachers dedicate regular class time each week for students to listen and support each other. With encouragement and modeling by our faculty, students practice and apply SEL skills in a variety of ways: using “I” statements, cooperative games, inside and outside voices, journaling, mindfulness, class circle meetings, and restorative justice practices.
Quick Tips to Using
Restorative Justice in the Classroom
Monthly Life Skills
Toolbox of Life Skills
The 4 Be's
TOOL FOCUS: BREATHING
Mr. Cooper shares his knowledge about the 1st tool in our toolbox. How do you use the Breathing Tool at school and at home?