SEL Awardee

Lisa Fornwald

North Cook Young Adult Academy
North Cook Intermediate School District
Des Plaines, IL
““The Three R's of Mindfulness: Resilience, Reflection and Renewal” was created to introduce mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques to students. The overall goal is to assist students by reducing levels of stress and developing feelings of peace and calm. Through a variety of activities, students will learn to self-regulate their emotions, reduce negative stimulation and be better able to manage situations when they are triggered. Students will be better able to identify their feelings in various situations and take ownership of their behaviors, thus leading to a healthier lifestyle.”
Tags: Community Engagement, Curriculum, High School, Measurement, Middle School, Mindfulness, Secondary Trauma, Students Affected by Suspensions, Teacher, Teacher Leadership, Traditional Public School, Trauma-Informed, Urban