Social Emotional Learning
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is critical to the development of Middle School students.
SEL, which teaches students how to regulate their emotions, connect effectively with others, and use and develop their strengths, has been linked with significant, positive outcomes for students, including greater resilience, well-being, and happiness, improved academic grades, and decreased emotional reactivity and stress.
HAFTR Middle School’s SEL initiative, spearheaded by HAFTR Middle School’s Guidance Team, focuses on four pillars. Students are provided with programming, workshops, and activities on the school-wide, classroom and individual level to ensure that they internalize and use the information they are taught to maximize their happiness and success.