Social emotional learning

PIN Wellness Panel

On October 7, 2015, I had the pleasure of sitting with some deeply knowledgeable women on the Parents' Independent School Network (PIN) Wellness Panel, hosted by Berwick Academy. Cindy Briggs, the Assistant Headmaster at Berwick Academy, spoke of the innovative wellness center and program there, which incorporates exercise, SEL, yoga/mindfulness, and nutrition into their approach.  Trisha Ross Anderson represented Making Caring Common, a Harvard Graduate School program that creates and offers tools to help build compassion in the classroom. Rana Chudnofsky spoke of the mind body connection on behalf of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine. Finally, I rounded out the panel representing the wise minds. big hearts. program and my experience using mindfulness in my own classroom.