Staff EASE Training
Social/Emotional Learning continues to be our focus at Kidd as we develop a cohesive school-wide approach to supporting students. We received another innovation grant from the school district and worked with Connie Easton, Coordinator for SEL and Mental Health. Our September Professional Learning Day, Kidd staff worked with Mrs. Easton on developing strategies for explicit SEL instruction.
We continued developing a plan in November by participating in the Ministry of Education's EASE course and looked at resources to support our teaching.
EASE, is described as ' a collection of evidence-informed anxiety management and resilience-building classroom strategies for use with students in grades K-7. These stand-alone activities align with B.C. curriculum and are designed to benefit all children by fitting into existing classroom routines and practices. EASE anxiety literacy workshops and classroom strategies were co-created by the Ministry of Children and Family Development and Anxiety Canada – and with a lot of help from BC educators'
- Learn about anxiety and how it presents at school
- Discover ways to integrate anxiety prevention tools into regular classroom routines
- Get hands-on strategies to help students