Updated: Feb 25, 2022
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process in which 'gardeners' of all ages cultivate skills/tools to effectively identify, communicate and manage emotions to find a peaceful and positive path forward. This integral part of human development empowers one with responsible decision making, empathy awareness, strong communication skills, self-compassion, self-confidence, inclusivity and so much more. In times of stress and uncertainty a gardener can never have enough SEL skills/tools (aka gardening tools).
As SEL Advocates we recognize that positive, uplifting and empowering content for kids is needed now more than ever...especially after the last 2 years! Our #PullYourWeeds® Workshops are a wonderful way to brighten up your classroom and home. All of our workshops can be done in-person or online and are customizable to fit your needs and convenience.
According to research a consistent approach to SEL at home and in the classroom cultivates the following: academic success, fewer behavioral problems, positive social relationships, stronger problem solving skills and overall feeling of self-confidence. The lifetime benefits of SEL are immeasurable.
The You Are a Gardener® Platform & Our SEL Programs Are Rooted In:
✔︎Children embracing & understanding that they have the power to control the way they feel.
✔︎Empowering children with growth mindset tools and mindfulness activities.
✔︎Self-empowerment, self-compassion and confidence building.
✔︎Keeping the lines of communication open between children and trusted sources.
✔︎Strengthening and building positive conflict/resolution skills.
✔︎Encouraging empathy and responsible decision making.
The beautiful thing about 'gardening' and our SEL programs, is that anybody, anywhere, can start at anytime! Increasing our ability and awareness to 'grow through' life's challenges with a positive disposition is at the very root of the You Are a Gardener® mindset. The You Are a Gardener® platform and our #PullYourWeeds® SEL programs for schools and for home make educating and empowering children with strong SEL roots easy, organic and fun! The more 'gardening tools' children have in their 'emotional toolbox' the more prepared they will be when they encounter uncomfortable feelings and big emotions.