Each year, hundreds of educators work with The Rooted School to help foster caring and inclusive classrooms through SEL curriculum, home-school connection resources, and a school employee wellness program that all focus on self-awareness and resilience.
Now, practitioners can explore a set of social-emotional learning lessons from The Rooted School on Playbook, Panorama Education’s online professional learning library that equips practitioners and school leaders with strategies for creating a positive school climate and implementing SEL in K-12 classrooms. These new resources from The Rooted School provide teachers with a mixture of resources for building belonging in their classrooms, extending SEL into their students’ homes, and bolstering their own resilience.
The Rooted School’s mission is to partner with schools and communities to make mindful self-regulation skills and brain-boosting techniques a part of the fabric of every school campus and home. Their resources help equip students and adults with the deep neurological wiring that promotes mental and physical well-being skills to last a lifetime.
The activities from The Rooted School on Playbook align directly with topics from the Panorama Social-Emotional Learning Survey, including:
- Emotion Regulation
- Growth Mindset
- Pedagogical Effectiveness
- School and Classroom Climate
- Sense of Belonging
- Social Awareness
- Teacher-Student Relationships
For example, the activity “Remembering Rainbows” helps students build resilient reminders and growth mindset thought patterns when dealing with negativity bias, worries, sadness, stress, or unwanted ruminative thoughts.
For educators looking for self-care methods to help cope with stress, The Rooted School’s “Growth Mindset and Resilience Meditation” offers a guided mindfulness practice designed to build resilience and self-awareness skills.
Panorama’s Playbook connects teachers, counselors, and school leaders with easy-to-implement resources, activities, and research related to empathy, sense of belonging, teacher-student relationships, adult SEL, family engagement, and more. Teachers explore Panorama's Playbook when they are looking to take action on their Panorama student survey data on school climate and social-emotional learning.
As schools and districts across the country continue to support students’ social, emotional, cultural and cognitive competencies, we are thrilled to share innovative strategies from expert organizations such as The Rooted School!