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Bowling Green, KY: Elem school to focus on "mental health makeover," "social-emotional learning"

Aug 2, 2019, ABC13, Bowling Green, KY: Jennings Creek Elementary School promotes mental health with social-emotional learning At Jennings Creek Elementary School teachers are focusing on a mental makeover. For the first time ever starting this school year officials are taking class time to focus on mental health. At the start of every day, all the teachers at the school will spend about 25 minutes leading social-emotional learning time. "The teacher will teach self-awareness, self-regulation, and coping skills to students and these are life skills for them to be successful at school and beyond," said Becca Litsey, a teacher at Jennings Creek Elementary School. The time will be spent fostering a safe environment for students to express their feelings and learn how to handle them. They say, even in elementary school, students bring their home life into the classroom and it directly affects their ability to learn…. If the student shows signs of severe stress each classroom will now have a calming corner with coloring books and sensory objects. …


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