SEL Awardee

Taylor Hausburg

Penn Alexander School
School District of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
“Our project focuses on the development and testing of a reflection and planning protocol that aims to teach students the practices of mindfulness, metta (loving kindness) and mantra meditation (intention-setting). These practices, in turn, directly support the development of the Five Core SEL Competencies identified by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL): 'self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making, relationship skills and social awareness,' all of which are associated with effective leadership.”
Tags: Middle School, Mindfulness, Student Leadership & Voice, Teacher, Traditional Public School, Urban