You can teach the whole
'whole-child' and still get
through your curriculum.

Nothing is more frustrating than working so hard on lesson planning, then to lose teaching and learning time to disruptions, distractions, lethargy, and lack of focus. And trying to meet all students' needs - academic, social, and emotional, can be overwhelming.

Yet, we often overlook the most powerful tools we have. The tools of self-regulation, the ones that help us help ourselves - calm down, connect, focus, and find joy, are possible for all kids.

Actually, as human beings we do this automatically. We get a drink of water when we are thirsty and go to bed when we're tired. But we can learn to enhance these skills so we can get back teaching time, keep kids in class and learning, and truly support the 'whole child '.

Roots to Rise K-12 Social Emotional Learning Program:

Training teachers, staff, and parents so everyone gets to support SEL integration for kids (and adults)!

Don’t underestimate the power of happiness.

We are born with an innate curiosity and love of learning.  It’s just who we are.  And when we can fill our classrooms and homes with curiosity and calm, learning just explodes!  

And like magic, it only takes a minute!  One minute can shift the way we feel so we can regulate our nervous systems and feel safe, reconnect to curiosity, and embrace joy.  

When we are regulated on a deep level, we are happy.  And happy is good for learning.  All you need is a minute.  No extra space.  No equipment.  No extra class period.  

Just a willingness and a desire to teach the whole whole-child.