SEL Awardee

Linda Noble

Brooklyn College Academy
Brooklyn, NY
“In 2017, our high-performing Title I high school established a Mindfulness Center offering mindfulness-based practices to nurture student SEL. Facing twin epidemics, COVID-19 and racial injustice, this grant helps us meet this moment by redesigning and extending programming remotely after school. Trained Student Ambassadors with multimedia kits will create mindful podcasts, music and art, facilitating peers’ internal exploration of identity, challenging bias and inequities. Education that fosters compassionate awareness can bend the arc of social/racial/environmental injustice. Workshops in faculty trauma-informed pedagogies and parent self-care will enhance community investment in MELT, a model of SEL in action.”
Tags: Collaborative Learning, Community Engagement, Culturally Responsive Approaches, Curriculum, ELs, Girls & Young Women of Color, High School, Housing Inequities, Indigenous Communities, LGBTQI+, Measurement, Mentorship, Mindfulness, New Arrivals, Project-based Learning, Racial, Gender and/or Social Justice, Restorative Practices, Secondary Trauma, Student Engagement, Student Leadership & Voice, Students Affected by Suspensions, Students with Disabilities, Teacher, Teacher Leadership, Traditional Public School, Trauma-Informed, Urban, Use of Space