Social Emotional Wellness – A District Wide Focus

May 29, 2017

Social and Emotional Well-being 

The Langley School District is excited to be launching a district wide focus on Social and Emotional Well-being for students and staff beginning in the 2017/2018 school year.

The research is clear about the benefits of social and emotional learning for student success. Children who are taught social and emotional skills become happier healthier, more successful adults.  Research has shown that it improves classroom behavior, increases ability to manage stress and depression and improves academic success by 11%.

The other thing that is being becoming clear in the research is that in order to teach these skills to children we must model and practice them ourselves so it is important that we consider the well-being of adults as well.

Next year there will be some evening events featuring Maria LeRose  (you may remember her from our TED-X presentations) and Dr Kim Schonert-Reichel from UBC with a focus on social emotional well-being.  School teams will be able to attend these sessions and spread the word and learning back to their schools.  Teams will also be able to share the great work that is already happening in their schools so we can learn from each other to improve and extend our practice.

More information about these evening learning sessions and how to be part of them will come out in the fall.  If you would like more information or are interested in SEL and would like to be part of a group email list to share and promote SEL in Langley please contact Gail Markin at



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