Building Common Language: Empowering Learners to Engage Meaningfully
We hope to inspire curiosity in our learners, encourage them to explore playfully, help them to seek connections, to share stories, and nurture their sense of empathy. Students take ownership of their learning and self-reflecting by helping to build common language they can use to meaningfully engage with their own attitudes, mindsets, and social-emotional wellbeing. These practices encourage flexible thinking, grow self-confidence, and build empathy. We have noticed that when common SEL language has been explicitly taught at Ferris, students begin to use it in their thinking, writing and speaking. Please see the attached examples.