Category: Culture and Curriculum

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Empower Generations Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Grit

What does it take to really succeed? Some might call it drive or determination. At Empower Generations, we like to call it grit, and it is a crucial component of social-emotional learning. We define grit as “having courage and resolve, Read more…

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Empower Generations Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Grit

What does it take to really succeed? Some might call it drive or determination. At Empower Generations, we like to call it grit, and it is a crucial component of social-emotional learning. We define grit as “having courage and resolve, Read more…

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Empower Generations Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Zest

“Enthusiasm is the electricity of life.” —Gordon Parks Central to the Empower Generations approach to project-based learning is a belief that education works best when it’s energetic. Rather than being stale and rote, it’s filled with excitement. That excitement, which Read more…

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Empower Generations Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Curiosity

“Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” — Golda Meir Within the Empower Generations education model, we believe kids are more empowered to learn and retain knowledge when learning means Read more…

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Empower Generations Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Self-Control

By definition, social-emotional learning (SEL) helps kids tap into their emotions and how they affect what they do. So it should follow that an essential component of SEL is an understanding of self-control, or self-management. As defined by the Collaborative Read more…

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Empower Generations Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Gratitude

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson Did Read more…

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Empower Generations Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Growth Mindset

At Empower Generations, we believe when kids learn how to face challenges, they grow into leaders. As part of our emphasis on social-emotional learning (SEL), we believe it’s important to develop what we call a growth mindset. Let’s do a Read more…

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Empower Generations Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Optimism

Social-emotional learning (SEL) is one of the core elements of the Empower Generations approach to education. Through social-emotional learning, learners understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, Read more…

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Empower Generations Charter School Culture: Whole-Child Development

Last week we introduced the importance of social-emotional learning at Empower Generations Charter School. Social-emotional learning is integral to our whole-child educational approach.  A whole-child mind-set means that we are focused on far more than teaching to tests or holding Read more…

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Empower Generations Culture: Social-Emotional Learning

In our approach to education at Empower Generations, we emphasize methods that foster learners’ social-emotional learning. Social-emotional learning is the process through which learners understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, and Read more…

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Empower Generations / Innovation Studios Culture: Real-World Experiences

Empower Generations emphasizes 21st-century skills and preparing learners for the work world, and tangible experiences help elevate the learning process. Examples include our DreamUp to Space challenges, where teams of learners come up with scientific research projects that launch to Read more…

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Empower Generations Culture: Building 21st-Century Skills

At Empower Generations / Innovation Studios, what’s important is not only ensuring learners are receiving an academically well-rounded education but also that they have the tools they need to succeed in an ever-changing world. That’s why we place a high Read more…