SEL Awardee

Katherine Engel

Amphitheater High School
Amphitheater Public Schools
Tucson, AZ
“The project 'Grammar in the Greenhouse' is a powerful tool of students’ social and emotional learning. When a class comes to the greenhouse, all students find a job to their liking, allowing them to feel comfortable and shine in a new environment. They become more agreeable to collaboration and mutual understanding; they are eager to help and share. Students enthusiastically deliver fresh garden produce to their teachers. They learn real-life applications of a variety of skills, including urban gardening, sustainability, food safety, healthy nutrition, financial planning, marketing, mentorship and plant and animal sciences, and get to use their new language skills in authentic communication.”
Tags: Elementary School, High School, New Arrivals, Outdoors, Suburban, Teacher, Traditional Public School, Use of Space