In addition to our academic curriculum, Autrey Mill Middle School understands the importance of incorporating support for our students’ Social and emotional needs. Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Social and emotional learning (SEL) provides a foundation for: safe and positive learning, and enhances students' ability to succeed in school, careers, and life.
IMPACT will occur throughout the day and throughout the year, but will be emphasized every Thursday during advisement/homeroom time. Each Thursday will host a different topic regarding social and emotional learning. Thursday’s IMPACT time will incorporate PBIS, service projects, community outreach, 7 Mindsets, and other activities geared at meeting the social and emotional needs of our students.
PBIS calls on schools to teach students about behavior, just as they would teach about any other subject, like reading or math. PBIS recognizes that students can only meet behavior expectations if they know what the expectations are, so a hallmark of a school using PBIS is that everyone knows what the expectations are and how to meet them. Throughout the school day, in class, in the hallways, cafeteria, and throughout the school, students understand what’s expected of them. For more information about PBIS, please visit pbis.org.
Combining elements of relationship-based teaching and social-emotional learning, the 7 Mindsets distills extensive research on the nature of happiness and success into tools that provide a new language and operating system for schools and classrooms. For more information about 7 Mindsets, please visit their website at www.7mindsets.com.
Positive celebrations will be held throughout the year in connection to our PBIS expectations.
More information about specific celebrations will be communicated as the year progresses. Celebrations will vary by grade level. All students exhibiting the behavior expectations at Autrey Mill will be invited to join.