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Social Emotional Wellbeing

Social-Emotional Learning can become the foundation of good character, academic achievement, relationship health and general wellbeing.

Social Emotional Learning

The concept of social-emotional learning (SEL) is simple: All humans are both thinking and feeling beings. Students can’t check their emotions at the door any more than they can check their brains, and they need to build their emotional acumen as intentionally as their intellect. These are not ‘extracurricular’ or ‘soft’ skills. Good, strong SEL can become the foundation of good character, academic achievement, relationship health and general wellbeing. School is the perfect environment for children to learn these skills since it is social by its very design. A curriculum that emphasizes social-emotional learning does two things: 1) it gives students specific skills that make them more successful in relating to others, and 2) it teaches them how to manage their emotions so that they are more available for academic learning.

School Psychologists

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Rebecca Comizio

    Rebecca Comizio 

    School Psychologist
    Bio
  • Photo of Jackie Britt-Friedman

    Jackie Britt-Friedman 

    School Psychologist
    Bio

Highlights

New Canaan Country School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin and are afforded all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, or disability in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid policies or any other school-administered programs.