You Are A Gardener™ started as a small seed in 2017. Since then, we have taken root and grown faster than we could have ever imagined! What started out as a children’s book and a way to encourage open communication between parent, teacher, and child, has now grown into a fun web series, a helpful blog, and innovative Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) workshops.
Why is SEL so important to teach in school?
Successful SEL programs help develop and nurture skills in these 5 areas:
Research indicates that students receiving quality SEL instruction demonstrated better academic performance, improved attitudes and behaviors, fewer discipline issues, and reduced emotional distress. When young gardeners can manage their feelings and emotions, they are better equipped to handle the day-to-day!
Over the last couple of years, we have spread our seeds to so many great schools, new networks of educators, and eager students. Take a look below to see photos from past workshops and seed-spreading experiences!
Our workshops are not just for students, but also for educators and parents. Learning doesn’t stop when we leave the classroom and if parents & teachers continue to reference the vocabulary, think of the healthy, colorful gardens that will grow!