In “Teaming for Impact: Collaboration Multiplies Student Benefits from SEL-Focused Program” teachers from Hyde Park School and College Hill Fundamental Academy reflect on the Thriving Learning Communities (TLC) work implemented last year. This recent case study shares the educator experiences between two different schools as they implement a strengths-based social and emotional learning curriculum to their students. As an intentional part of the TLC work, teachers use their own character strengths to bring teamwork, creativity, perspective, honesty and judgement resulting in a curriculum tailored for the greatest possible impact at their school.
“How can you raise children without doing this? Without teaching children about themselves? The introspection, group communication skills, knowing how to interact with each other and how to depend on each other,” said Kate Fischer, Teacher at Hyde Park School. “It’s not about what the teacher is doing. I mean the teacher has to make it happen. But it’s how students interact together. It’s not separate from education,” said Fischer.