SEL Awardee

Dallas Brooks

Provo Peaks Elementary
Provo School District
Provo, UT
“The innovative 'Be a Builder, Not a Breaker' project harnesses the power of student peers teaching social and emotional learning (SEL) skills. Our school has attempted teaching SEL lessons without success due to a lack of curriculum and training. We are purchasing SEL materials with grant funds to train student leaders to teach peers and piloting the SEL initiative in a 4th grade classroom and counseling office. Students will know how to self-regulate, cope better with their circumstances and problem-solve both inside and outside of school. We expect our school culture to radically shift after teachers see the difference.”
Tags: Elementary School, Mentorship, Student Leadership & Voice, Teacher, Traditional Public School, Urban