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CATCA recognizes that convention is situated on Treaty 7, South of Red Deer River the traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina and Stoney Nakoda peoples, and that the North of Red Deer River Treaty 6, traditional Métis, Cree and Saulteaux territory. We honour the First Peoples who have lived here since time immemorial, and we give thanks for the land.


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Thursday, February 24 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
The WHY and HOW of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) for Youth

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We know that SEL development is the foundation for school based success and is critical for school readiness, literacy and language development, and numeracy . It provides the language and skills needed for managing, coping, and communicating one’s emotions; so that children can be understood and understand. Evidence shows that we should teach and model SEL skills as it increases positive attitudes, behaviours, and performance. This presentation will explore the why and how questions related to teaching SEL competencies; When do we teach these SEL competencies? How do we teach these skills? What do we teach? What are the fundamental skills? This engaging, strategy based presentation will provide an overview of the benefits of SEL and classroom based strategies to introduce to your young learners.

Goals for teachers
SEL is foundational in creating a classroom where students:
• Actively engage in learning activities relevant to them
• Develop skills necessary to reach positive life goals
• Feel safe and academically challenged
• Connect with their teachers and peers
• Have a sense of belonging


Thursday February 24, 2022 2:15pm - 3:30pm MST
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