Regulation Curriculum & Documentary

Regulation Curriculum & Documentary
Posted on 04/27/2018

As a Responsive Classroom community, Valley Crossing values the importance of social emotional learning. In the spring of 2017, Valley Crossing recognized that our learning community needed additional social emotional tools to assist students in identifying their emotions and apply calming strategies during times of dysregulation. As a result, staff at Valley Crossing developed a Regulation Curriculum. This curriculum is an evidence-based cognitive behavioral approach to social emotional learning that helps students bring awareness to their emotions, categorize them, and implement calming strategies in the moment.

Over the summer of 2018, the Regulation Curriculum will be updated to include mindfulness and movement tools to assist students during their day. Research has shown that the implementation of social emotional learning strategies improves students over all academic success. Valley Crossing will host parent information nights in the fall of 2018 to share details of the updated curriculum.

In the meantime, Valley Crossing PTA has acquired the documentary, May I Be Happy, which discusses the research and educational benefits of social emotional learning in schools. Please join us on Monday May 15th at 6:45pm (following the PTA meeting) to hear from Dr. Gervais, school social worker, the outcome of the implementation of the Regulation Curriculum and plans for the 2018-2019 school year. We will then view the May I Be Happy documentary (79 minutes). In the meantime, we welcome your opinion. Please complete the PARENT SURVEY based on your knowledge and experience with the Regulation Curriculum.