SEL Awardee

Karla Lopez

Wonderland Ave. School
Los Angeles Unified School District
Los Angeles, CA
“With this grant, teachers will host Parent & Family Councils to create a community of communication, problem-solving, self-reflection and leadership with parents and students. Our SEL committee will use weekly SEL themes and lessons that include mindfulness, meditation and develop SEL skills in self-esteem, self-awareness, management of emotions, empathy, problem-solving, conflict resolution, reflection and leadership capacities through an instructional practice that holds student voice at the center. We hope to empower students to create positive change in their lives and the world. Through this project, we will incorporate components of Mindfulness, Responsive Classroom and Way of Council in our lessons.”
Tags: Community Engagement, Curriculum, Elementary School, ELs, Student Leadership & Voice, Teacher, Traditional Public School, Urban