The evening of Oct. 30, Ms. Lewis presented a “Choose Love” family event at the M-W high school, sharing the basic precepts of her program of social and emotional learning with the Monroe-Woodbury school community. The free social emotional program was presented through the efforts of M-W Pupil Personnel Services and the district’s SEPTA (Special Education PTA) organization.
The next day, Lewis visited a number of schools throughout the district to discuss the program and its implementation in Monroe-Woodbury, which began last year as a pilot program at the elementary level. M-W schools are in the process of incorporating the “Choose Love” curriculum at the K-8 level throughout the district in a phased implementation.
“Choose Love is a unique program that is all encompassing, research-based and scientifically proven to be an effective social-emotional tool,” said M-W Director of Pupil Personnel Christine Ricker. “The Choose Love equation is a powerful reminder of the important components of the program; courage, gratitude, forgiveness and compassion in action. The program is user-friendly for teachers and school counselors, and the home connection provides parents with short videos that align with the classroom lessons.
Most importantly,” Ricker added, “the students and staff love the program, and we are already seeing results.”
Read the full story by Bob Curtis (The Photo News) HERE.