The Social and Emotional Development Specialist (S.E.D.S) of High Tech High, is here to guide all students in the right direction towards resources, answers, and social and emotional well-being S.E.D.S assist with: Social awareness: Understand the perspectives of others and empathize with them, including those from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Relationship skills: Communicate clearly, listen well, cooperate with others, resist inappropriate social pressure, negotiate conflict constructively, and seek and offer help when needed. Self-awareness: Know your strengths and limitations, with a well-grounded sense of confidence, optimism, and a “growth mindset.” Self-management: Effectively manage stress, control impulses, and motivate yourself to set and achieve goals. Responsible decision-making: Make constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on ethical standards, safety, and social norms.
S.E.D.S IN THE CLASSROOM COPING = MINDFULNESS, MEDITATION, BEING PRESENT, BREATHING Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. While mindfulness is something we all naturally possess, it’s more readily available to us when we practice on a daily basis. Whenever you bring awareness to what you’re directly experiencing via your senses, or to your state of mind via your thoughts and emotions, you’re being mindful. And there’s growing research showing that when you train your brain to be mindful, you’re actually remodeling the physical structure of your brain.