Mindfulness And The Global School
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Mindfulness And The Global School

At Lausanne, we believe the best educational environment makes learning challenging, engaging and meaningful for students. Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) builds students' ability to understand and manage their emotions. It allows students to feel and show empathy for others and establish and maintain supportive relationships. Students learn to make responsible decisions and set and achieve positive goals.

A child may speak three languages, can do higher-level math and have a near-perfect ACT score. However, if that child cannot regulate their emotions, that child will not reach their full potential in school or life. 

There are five main areas we focus on through SEL as identified by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning

  • Self-Awareness - Understanding our strengths and limitations helps us develop a well-grounded sense of confidence and optimism. If students develop the ability to understand their emotions, they can begin to see how emotions impact their thoughts and influence on behavior. 
  • Self-Management - It's important for students to learn how to regulate their emotions, thoughts and behaviors in different situations. Students at Lausanne learn to manage stress and control impulses, including setting and working toward personal and academic goals.
  • Social Awareness - With students from over 55 different countries, Lausanne is the perfect place for students to develop the ability to understand and empathize with others from diverse backgrounds and cultures. This helps build empathy and understanding with others.
  • Relationship Skills - Learning how to have positive social relationships and work with others is essential to developing into a healthy adult. At Lausanne, we help build these skills by assisting students to practice communicating clearly and listening actively. They learn to cooperate, resist inappropriate social pressure, negotiate conflict constructively, and seek and offer help when needed.
  • Responsible Decision-Making - Helping students develop the ability to make positive choices at school builds their ability to make responsible decisions on their own. To do this, they need to have realistic evaluations of the consequences of their actions and be conscious of the well-being of self and others as they make decisions.