The Pennridge School District has undertaken an initiative to reinforce social and emotional learning in our students. Social and emotional learning skills include the ability to recognize and manage emotions; care about and respect others; develop positive relationships; make good decisions; and behave responsibly and ethically.October’s “T.A.K.E.S. P.R.I.D.E.” theme is acceptance.
We focus on one theme of positive behavior each month that promotes social and emotional learning. Every day, students hear a relevant famous quote, followed by a statement to help reinforce the quote. They are encouraged to think about and to practice the monthly theme in their lives, preparing themselves for success in school, in the world of work, and in their personal relationships.
Acceptance is a favorable reception or approval. When you demonstrate acceptance of others, you acknowledge them even if you do not agree or have different beliefs. Individuals who are accepting of others take the time to listen and respect the point of view of others.
This month, take the time to practice acceptance. Be accepting of those with whom you disagree and try to understand and see the world from their point of view. You can always agree to disagree in a peaceful manner.
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School Board members Mrs. Megan Banis-Clemens and Mrs. Christine Yardley recently attended a meeting with state Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera and several area legislators in Harrisburg about standardized testing. Along with Dr. Kathy Scheid, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, and teacher leaders Mr. Jim Valletta, Mr. Tim Deose and Mrs. Holly Pollock, they presented their concerns about the impact testing has on students and teachers. They offered solutions that would reduce the amount of time and resources devoted to testing, while providing more valuable data to teachers and administrators.
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