SEL Awardee

Christa Glembocki

Ethel Dwyer Middle School
Huntington Beach City School District
Huntington Beach, CA
“The Dwyer Middle School Tier I SEL project is a teacher read-aloud of a book called 'Bystander' by James Preller. The book addresses bullying from the perspective of a 7th grader, while also exploring themes of empathy and struggles with personal issues. After reading each chapter, teachers will lead discussions and activities through school-wide online forums. Social and emotional topics will not only be emphasized during this book, but by experiencing it all together, we can continue these themes throughout the year. The SEL components will also be woven into our GRIT program, as well as with our parent community.”
Tags: Culturally Responsive Approaches, Middle School, Suburban, Teacher, Traditional Public School