Michael F. Devine, Superintendent
180 Harborview Road
Hull, MA 02045
For Immediate Release
Friday, Feb. 1, 2019
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Hull Public Schools to Host Forum for Parents/Guardians on Integrating Social-Emotional Skills at Home
HULL — Superintendent Michael Devine and Assistant Superintendent Judy Kuehn would like to invite parents and guardians to attend a community forum on integrating social-emotional skills at home.
Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 6-7 p.m.
Hull High School, 180 Main St.
Jane M. Hardin, co-author of the book, “Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in the Home” will lead a presentation for parents and guardians of children/teens in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. She will provide an overview of SEL, why it matters for children, the schools and the community, and offer practical strategies to help further develop these critical skills in children.
By the end of the presentation, parents and guardians will have learned:
• The meaning of SEL
• How brain function is related to learning social-emotional skills
• How SEL relates to digital citizenship, social media and screen addiction
• How SEL relates to vaping, tobacco and opioids
• What they are already doing to foster these skills through their parenting
Hardin is a Simmons University faculty member, consultant and author who specializes in the social-emotional needs of all children and their impact on student achievement.
Since 2017, Hull Public Schools have been working to integrate SEL into the curriculum. Last year, all teachers read “Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in the Home” and worked with co-author Dr. Deborah Brady to provide a common language that can be used for instruction throughout the district.
“We’ve been fortunate to have Dr. Brady assist faculty with implementing SEL into our curriculum and we’re extremely excited to now bring in Ms. Hardin to work directly with parents and guardians,” Assistant Superintendent Kuehn said. “Our goal is that by the end of the presentation, attendees will have a better understanding as to how they can extend what we’re doing in the classroom with students into their daily practices and routines at home.”
Free childcare will be provided at the high school for parents in need.
Following the presentation, interested parents have the opportunity to expand their knowledge on the topic by participating in a book club where they’ll read “Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in the Home.” Participants will receive a free copy of the book, and Assistant Superintendent Kuehn will facilitate the conversation.
Those who would like to sign up for the book group, or need additional information regarding the Feb. 12 presentation should contact Assistant Superintendent Kuehn at [email protected].