WEDNESDAY, 10.14.20 AT 7:30 PM
Some of the most important skills our children develop in school are emotional intelligence and executive function. The former helps us effectively navigate our social world and build connection; the latter guides our highest level cognitive thinking to solve problems, move toward our goals, fulfill our responsibilities. Both are essential for a successful life no matter how it’s defined.
In this facilitated discussion, Valerie English Cooper (Leah, ’06 and Julia, ’11) will discuss how the Montessori educational model integrates both SEL and executive skills development at every age level. How this happens within the Washington Montessori Classroom will be described, and parents will be provided with strategies to reinforce SEL and executive function learning at home.